Title: Dark Fancy
When Lady Helena Simpson flees an unwanted marriage to a revolting lord, she finds refuge with James, a charming, handsome man unlike any she’s ever known. Helena concocts the perfect solution to her problem. She asks—begs—James to ruin her. Surely her betrothed will repudiate her if she is no longer pure. And if all her efforts fail and she still ends up married to a horrid man until the end of her days, she will at least once have known true passion.
But James is not all he seems. He is, in fact, a wicked lord with a dark fancy. When Helena awakens his desire, he becomes determined to take everything she has to offer and more. No matter the cost.
Author: Sabrina York
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Training Tess, Rising Green, Adam's Obsession, Trickery
Series: Noble Passions
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dark Duke, Brigand, Defiant, Folly
Published: June 29, 2016
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, Historical Romace
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Sabrina York captivates in Dark Fancy, the prequel to her novel, Folly. Through colorful descriptions of the era, York draws the reader into her erotic Regency romance.
To avoid being forced into a marriage to James Tully, Earl of Darlington, Lady Helena Eloise Simpson runs away to stay with a friend in London. Helena gets lost on her way and finds refuge in a gardener’s cottage. When James finds Helena in his gardener’s cottage, he pretends to be the gardener. Helena, not wanting to be returned home, gives James her middle name and thus begins the mistaken identity part of our story. Hoping to have one night of loving passion, Helena plans to get out of her marriage by seducing the gardener and spoiling herself for her husband-to-be. Helena’s strong-willed nature and need to take control of her life made me fall in love with her character. Similarly, James is instantly attracted to Helena and decides to seduce her before he gets married. James and Helena’s intimate scenes are highly sensual and passionate, coupled with some sizzling hot light D/s rope play. James is arrogant, but I enjoyed his character when he is pretending to be the gardener. On the other hand, I didn’t like James’s plan to get Helena back when she leaves him after discovering his true identity. Nevertheless, Helena and James are an engaging couple because James has control in the bedroom and Helena’s stubbornness keeps him on the straight and narrow outside of the bedroom.
With an appealing couple and intense devotion, Dark Fancy is a well-paced, entertaining read that will sweep readers away.