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A reluctant heiress resigned to her fate. Mary possesses one of the largest fortunes in England, but has no desire to leave her quiet country existence... and even less to acquire a husband she cannot choose for herself

Treacherous Temptations

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INDIE TALE Magazine’s RONE award for best Historical Romance

Sometimes a clever pawn can become a queen …

Mary Elizabeth Edwardes possesses one of the largest fortunes in England, but has no desire to leave her quiet country existence… and even less to acquire a husband she cannot choose for herself.

A dissolute nobleman bent on retribution …

Trapped in a duplicitous existence since scandal destroyed his fortune and family name, Lord Hadley Blanchard has spent the better part of a decade posing as a disaffected exile while spying and seducing in the service of the English Crown.

A dangerous game of seduction, and intrigue …

By employing the full measure of his seductive charm, he woos the ward of the man who destroyed his life, little knowing that winning Mary’s fortune will mean risking his own treacherous heart.


"An innocent, country heiress and a worldly, impoverished aristocrat are brought together in this glorious Georgian romance. With lush, flawless prose and a plot steeped in rich, historical details, Victoria Vane owns the Georgian era." Jill MacKenzie - Romantic Historical Lovers Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622668670
Release Date: Jan 21, 2013
Page Count: 254
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical
Tropes: marriage of convenience, revenge

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By Jill January 21, 2013

4.5 stars

When Hadley’s father, the Earl of Blanchard died, he should have inherited the earl’s fortune and title. Ruined by the South Sea scandal, the late earl was used as a scapegoat, with Hadley consequently losing the right to his title, his lands sold. Over the next seven years, Hadley beco... ...more

By Wendy January 24, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Edwardes an heiress to a very large fortune must take on a husband. But unfortunately she must marry someone not of her choice. A young girl that adores the simple country life, she is resigned to her fate. Until the charming nobleman Lord Hadley crosses her path.

Lord Hadley Blanch... ...more

By Victoria January 21, 2013

Now available from ENTANGLED Publishing
TREACHEROUS TEMPTATIONS was very much inspired by the dark and romantic novels of the 18th century in which virtue vs. vice and plots to despoil virgins were very popular themes, books like Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson or Les Liaisons... ...more

By KatLynne February 16, 2013

Treacherous Temptations opens with a prologue that had me intrigued and kept me quickly turning the pages for more. Victoria Vane has given us a truly bad boy, Sir Hadley Blanchard. From an early age his nights are spent delving into all levels of debauchery while his days are spent in fraudulent... ...more

By Keri May 24, 2016

3.75 Stars. I had to revise down my original stars and I will explain why. This is a tale of bad boy…very bad boy meets sweet innocent girl and begins to use his seduction powers for evil, as he has a plan to compromise Ms. Innocent so she will have to marry bad boy and thus bad boy controls rich... ...more

By Duchess Nicole January 31, 2013

Mary is one of the richest women in England. Since neither of her parents are alive, her guardian is responsible for finding her a husband and has no qualms using her wealth as a way to buy his way into the good graces of men in high places. Mary's wants don't even factor in the equation. She is... ...more

By Kathleen February 15, 2013

Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating-4 Stars
Character Rating-5 Stars
Romance Rating-4 Stars
Heat Level-3 Stars
Overall Rating-4 Stars

I REALLY enjoyed this book. Victoria has a wonderful way of writing, the flow, the words and descriptions are all VERY appealing to me.

This story line h... ...more

By Lisa January 30, 2013

Lord Hadley Blanchard should be an earl and have all the trappings and wealth that affords him but due to his fathers shocking death, he has been stripped of that right and it is his goal to get it back. He knows his father had nothing to do with the South Sea scandal that resulted in the loss of... ...more

By Wendy March 21, 2016

This enjoyable, well-written, wickedly sexy Georgian romance has a sweetly innocent heroine and a charming, dissolute rogue at its centre and - to add some extra intrigue - a malevolent, conniving stepmother.

Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwards finds herself an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game. She is a... ...more

By Arlena February 15, 2013

Author: Victoria Vane
Published By: Entangled Publishing
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5


"Treacherous Temptations" by Victoria Vane was another one her wonderful historical erotic romances. I have read all of this author novels and again this was a home run....definite... ...more

By Jerelyn January 24, 2013

Victoria Vane’s newest offering, is a departure for her. We know the fun, witty romps of her Devere series. She now gives us a darker story of financial scandal, forbidden sex, dangerous betrayal, and possible redemption in love. What hasn’t changed is the polished storytelling, and
Victoria Vane’... ...more

Treacherous Temptations is Victoria Vane’s first full-length historical erotic romance. Having read and rhapsodised over her The Devil DeVere series, I couldn’t wait to read this 'Dangerous Liaisons' inspired book. Ms Vane never disappoints and this book was no exception. She weaves a sensual tal... ...more

By My Book Addiction and More January 27, 2013

TREACHEROUS TEMPTATIONS by Victoria Vane is an exciting erotic Georgian historical romance. Another side to this author and another hit. Filled with treachery,danger,passion,betrayal,secrets,debauchery, lies,and love. Fast paced and a thrill ride you don't want to miss. Mary Elizabeth Edwardes,a... ...more

By Tash September 17, 2014

Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics

To see review at Confessions

Let me just say that Victoria Vane has done it again and provided us with another rogue who can equal the Devil. I can’t remember when I first started reading Vane’s books but I have become a fan and was excited to read her lates... ...more

By Joy (Cheery♡Reads) February 04, 2013

A very big thank you to Victoria Vane and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

*SQUEALSSSSS!! Another Victoria Vane book......WEEE!!*

My Review:
As all of you know well by now, I am a big fan of Victoria Vane and her impressive Devil DeVere... ...more

By Caitlin February 15, 2013

Vane does it again with a great eye for weaving fiction with history with a light hand. While I prefer the characters of her other novels (Lyddie & Vesta--headstrong women), I enjoyed this story more because the plot and storyline were allowed to simmer rather than boil quickly.

Thanks for th... ...more

By Marlene February 11, 2013

Originally published at Reading Reality

Treason, rebellion, espionage, government-backed Ponzi schemes. Dead scapegoats. Live corrupt officials. Incest.

Some of it even happened.

Victoria Vane is an expert at weaving the soiled threads of actual Georgian-era events into a tapestry that proves yet ag... ...more

By Sophia February 01, 2013

As I settled into this book properly and got the feel of the writing and the plot, I was delighted to discover that I had landed into a story that rivaled some of the truly dark Gothic classical tales of old where evil plotted against the virgin heroine, where schemes for power and wealth were de... ...more

By Christine October 22, 2014

I’m in a Georgian state of mind and it is a thank you to Georgian romance author Victoria Vane. She is setting the bar and tempting readers at every turn in her latest Entangled Publishing sizzling erotic release TREACHEROUS TEMPTATIONS

Raise your glass readers to a phenomenal new name in the worl... ...more

By Ivyd February 12, 2013

TREACHEROUS TEMPTATIONS is the dark tale of an innocent surrounded by guile and complete disregard for her personal wellbeing by those expected to safeguard her. Her "protectors" are concerned only with their personal gain regardless of the price Mary will pay.
Mary Elizabeth Edwardes is on the we... ...more

By Cocktails and Books March 23, 2013

Victoria Vane has penned a very unique and interesting historical erotic romance novel. She adeptly combines elements of incest, BDSM, gay/lesbian sex, and vanilla sex to produce a scintillating read. I was a little timid about reading this novel, but I just couldn't resist the urge to see how th... ...more

By Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold! February 05, 2013

Victoria Vane writes some of the most intriguing stories! Mary Edwardes has been living in the country, enjoying her life. Her guardian, Sir Richard, informs her it’s time for her to marry and must come to London to find a husband. Little does she know, her guardian plans to use her to further h... ...more

By Romancing the June 04, 2013

I have been a fan of Ms. Vane’s ever since she contacted me and asked me if I’d like to read A Wild Night’s Bride. Her books are well researched and full of rich history of a time I wish I’d been born into.

Treacherous Temptations was no different.

Hadley is a despicable scoundrel and has wasted th... ...more

By Dianne February 13, 2013

Lord Hadley Blanchard is the son of an Earl who has died while under the shadow of a scandal that rocked his world and left him without his entitlements. While living the life of a footloose rogue, he is secretly a spy for the crown. Now Hadley is out for vengeance against the man responsible.

Mar... ...more

By Tin February 26, 2013

To read the complete review, visit: Love Saves the World

Disclosure: I received a copy for review as part of the book tour. (Thank you to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity.) Yes, this is an honest review.

Added to the romance between Hadley and Mary, the author also portrays vividly the poli... ...more

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3.74 avg Goodreads.com rating
Victoria Vane

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Victoria Vane

Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her collective works of fiction have either won or been nominated for twenty-one reviewer awards to include Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Her works range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Look for her hot new contemporary cowboy series coming in Fall of 2014.

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