Month of Love Review: Wicked Surrender by Jade Lee
The daughter of an actress, Scher Martin feels she’ll never fulfill her dreams of acquiring a good home and having a respectable family, so she agrees to be the mistress of Brandon Cates, Viscount Blackthorn.
But when Brandon’s cousin proposes marriage, Scher finds herself torn between the propriety she craves and the love of a dark and troubled man.
I just finished Wicked Surrender and I feel a bit melancholy. Have you ever read a book and after you finished (or during) you realize that maybe now wasn’t the best time to read it? I’m having that moment, because it’s not the writing of Ms. Lee that’s doing it, though, the story itself could be contributing to my dark cloud.
We meet our heroine Lady Scheherazade Martin (Scher for short. I called her Cher.) Where was I.. Oh yes! Scher is a Lady at The Tavern Playhouse and runs the troupe with efficiency. However, while she is considered a Lady, she’s far from it and the knowledge of that fact has been getting to her more of late. She has dreams of becoming a respectable wife and mother, but not to just anybody, but to someone of the peerage. Scher’s dreams I can understand. Her reasonings are not from what you would think – that she’s looking for money. Really, she only wants respect and security that a marriage of wealth can bring her.
The man making these dreams difficult is Lord Brandon Blackstone. He wants Lady Scher to be his mistress, but the idea of becoming the mistress to a viscount doesn’t even appeal to Scher and she refuses him. It’s only when Scher is offered marriage by Brandon’s cousin, Kit Frazier, does Brandon expedite his plans to win her over.
When I first started Wicked Surrender, given the name, I was expecting something.. well.. wicked, naughty. While Ms. Lee does give us some excellent scenes, the majority of the book is really sad to me. The trials and obstacles that Scher and Brandon must go through would exhaust anybody. Almost no one but our two lovers come out ahead in the end which is the reason my storm cloud was added to.
As my first Jade Lee novel, I would say that even given my mood after-wards, it was still well received. I liked her writing, her story telling and the fact that she could make me feel so deeply for her characters. I’m looking forward to Wicked Seduction when it releases in March.
Wicked Surrender-September 7, 2010
Wicked Seduction-March 1, 2011
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Book purchased by KittNLuv.