The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne is an enchanting tale with a Romeo and Juliet-esqe appeal. The difference is that this novel takes a wild turn and ends very differently from its Shakespearean complement. The characters are fully engaging, capturing the readers’ hearts and minds from the start. The story is beautifully written, and it will enchant readers as much as it did me. I would certainly enjoy more novels involving the characters from this novel, as there is a ton of potential for other books that would be just as enjoyable. This is a novel I can most assuredly say I would recommend to anyone seeking a wildly entertaining thrill ride romance.
Ellie Vyne is a headstrong, courageous miss who is widely thought to be a devious vixen. James Hartley is a notorious rake, well known for his seduction of women near and far. They are also members of two well known rival families who blame each other for every bad thing that occurs to either of them. Yet when James meets a mysterious lady in a garden at a midnight masquerade ball in Brighton, he is swept off his feet and on a wild journey to determine her identity and capture her heart. Ellie Vyne is that woman, and she will do everything in her power to ensure James does not discover who she is and what she has been up to. But can two rebellious hearts overcome social stigma to create the perfect couple? Come along on the journey and see for yourself.
By night Ellie Vyne fleeces unsuspecting aristocrats as the dashing Count de Bonneville. By day she avoids her sisters' matchmaking attempts and dreams up inventive insults to hurl at her childhood nemesis, the arrogant, far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good, James Hartley.
James finally has a lead on the villainous, thieving Count, tracking him to a shady inn. He bursts in on none other than "that Vyne woman"...in a shocking state of dishabille. Convinced she is the Count's mistress, James decides it's best to keep your enemies close. Very close. In fact, seducing Ellie will be the perfect bait...