A BREACH OF PROMISE
Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Lydia was quite taken with Marcus even though he acted the fool at their engagement party. After six long years of waiting, and the loss of her father who supported the match, Lydia decides she has had enough and asks to be released from the engagement.
Marcus is everything Lydia has described, selfish, unfaithful, and unappreciative of her. His behavior has him feeling a bit guilty, but is still avoiding her, right up until the time Lydia spells out her intention to be done with him.
Lydia has given up on Marcus, and believes he feels the same way, and when he doesn’t recognize her, she cannot wait to move on with her life. Once Marcus realizes what he missed, he decides Lydia is perfect for him and makes plans to get back into her heart.
While there are numerous things I enjoyed about A Breach of Promise, like the great sex scenes, it was Lydia’s attitude and how Ms. Vane successfully mixed the Napoleonic era and modern sentiments to let readers identify with Lydia. I was moved by how the younger Lydia thought Marcus must care for her, to touch her in an intimate matter. I also loved how Lydia had adapted her life while waiting for Marcus, this was so well written. I thought the dialogue could have been better, but the supporting characters were very good, and I loved his mother. The sex scenes were perfect for each stage of the relationship and their personalities -- amazingly so -- and they added to the wonderful plot. Congratulation to Ms. Vane for a wonderful book.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance and More