Vicky Dreiling 4 Book Romance Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of her new book, "What a Wicked Earl Wants", the first in the Sinful Scoundrels series, Vicky has generously provided an autographed prize pack of FOUR of her books for a lucky reader of my blog!

"What a Wicked Earl Wants"
 by Vicky Dreiling

Publisher: Forever
Release Date: My 28, 2012
Source: sent by the author

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from

Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, believes in being a gentleman, whether it's fishing a soggy stranger out of the Thames or assisting a fetching lady into his bed. If the stranger becomes a friend and the lady a mistress, all the better. He certainly welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude, he hopes, will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing room, he gets far more than he bargained for ...


It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly she, a vicar's daughter, is in the precarious position of resisting his tantalizing advances. How Bell earned his wicked reputation is clear; the surprise is how much more there is to him than the gossip sheets could possibly reveal. Now every moment with this dangerously desirable man puts Laura's good name at risk-and promises pleasure unlike any she has ever known ...

My Review:

The aspect that I love most about this author's books are the adorable supporting characters! My favorite scenes always involve the interactions and relationships between the leads and their best friends/families. This one is no different, because I just loved the scenes with Bell and his friends, Colin and Harry. They were so fun and also realistic. It seemed like real conversations between friends. These interactions also gave a feel for the time and place of the novel, what a group of spoiled gentlemen of the ton!

I found myself looking forward to the scenes with Colin and Harry, and the rest of the book was only okay for me. There really wasn't anything that I disliked, I just wasn't drawn in to Laura and Bell's story for some reason. Bell wasn't especially likable to me, and Laura wasn't feisty enough.

Even though the romance was a bit underwhelming for me, the author does a great job of setting up and writing a 'classic' regency romance. I think fans of that style, with the witty banter and 'ton' gossip will be swept away by the story. The writing is so witty and you really get a sense of the world the characters live in.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 3/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line: Regency romance fans will love the world built by the author. The supporting characters really made the story come alive.

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The winner of the contest will receive:

"What a Wicked Earl Wants"
"How to Ravish a Rake" (Read my Review)
"How to Seduce a Scoundrel" (Read my Review) 
"How to Marry a Duke" (Read my Review)

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The author has generously provided autographed copies of  her four books to a lucky reader of my blog.
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  • US only
  • Books will be mailed out by the author
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends July 12
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

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  1. I kind of like when supporting characters steal the show lol But it's too bad the main couple didn't' hold your interest.

  2. What a generous giveaway opportunity. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love Vicky's characters.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. I love historical romances set in this time period and I've been looking for a new author to read! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    Christina @Randomness and Reading

  4. Hi everyone! Best of luck to all entering the contest. Also, you may be interested in seeing additional reviews of WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS on Amazon. ;-)

  5. Congrats Vicky on your new release! I loved your first three books, and in fact was one of your Rock Stars! Keep up the good work!


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