- Title: The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe
- Author: Sabrina Darby
- Series: N/A
- Genre(s): Historical (Regency)
- Publisher: Avon Impulse, June 2012
- Source: Digital ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss ($0.99 ebook)
- Length: 100 pages
- Trope(s): Beta Hero, Courtesan, Wounded Soldier, Tormented by Guilt
- Quick blurb: Reclusive war hero’s mother hires courtesan to seduce him out of the ruined castle he’s restoring.
- Quick review: A bit predictable, and a fairly implausible HEA, but the writing is all passion and emotion.
- Grade: B
Their nakedness seemed right in the soaring space of the great hall. Stripped of all its earthly trappings, the luxurious and glittering material goods for which she’d strived the last five years.
This novella has temporarily restored my faith in historicals – and in Avon’s Impulse line.
Also: “indolent nakedness” is now on my list of favorite phrases, right under “erotic spectacle.”