Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mini Review: The Debutante's Dilemma by Elyse Mady

The Debutante's Dilemma
Author: Elyse Mady
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: ebook

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One woman in search of passion.

Miss Cecilia Hastings has achieved what every young lady hopes for during her first London season…in duplicate! She’s caught the eye of not one but two of England’s most eligible bachelors. Both Jeremy Battersley, Earl of Henley, and Richard Huxley, Duke of Wexford are handsome, wealthy and kind, the epitome of proper gentlemen. But Cecelia doesn’t want proper, she wants passion. So she issues a challenge to her suitors: a kiss, so that she may choose between them.

Two men in love with the same woman.

Friends since childhood, and compatriots on the battlefields of Spain, falling for the same woman has set Jeremy and Richard at odds, and risks destroying their friendship forever. But a surprising invitation to a late-night garden tryst soon sets them on a course that neither of them could have anticipated. And these gentlemen quickly discover that love can take many forms… (Goodreads)

My Romancing Thoughts:

A scandalous read too shocking for its time!

Cecilia Hastings is young woman in search of a man who will make a proper husband in London's society and a passionate lover in the bedroom. During her first London season she's managed to charm two potential suitors, Jeremy Battersley the Earl of Henley and Richard Huxley the Duke of Wexford, who also happen to be best friends. Cecilia enjoys the company of both her suitors, but must discover who possesses the ability to fulfill her passionate desires before she can choose her future husband. To do this, she thinks up a gutsy scheme in order to make her final choice.

Cecilia schedules a secret meeting one night with Jeremy and Richard where she will test their devotion and affection, by sharing a kiss. When things don't go as planned and both show up simultaneously, Cecilia is sure she has lost them both. What she doesn't know is that Jeremy and Richard both long for her and are willing to come together to show her passion like she's never known.

This is a short but sultry erotic historical romance. The characters are very adventurous for this time period and quite enjoyable. The story is very well written for a novella, flows at a good pace and the ending was a total shocker! I wanted a little more steamy romance but had to remind myself this is not a full sized novel. The Debutante's Dilemma is a spicy Regency romance for those who enjoy debutante balls, secret rendezvous and a sexy ménage!

*Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and situations that some readers may find objectionable: M/F/M ménage. 

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