Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Liza reviews Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret by Ella Quinn

Today, I am reviewing Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret by Ella Quinn. 

Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret

By Ella Quinn

Ella Quinn’s intriguing and irresistible bachelors are masters in the game of seduction. But nothing has the power to change a single man’s mind like a captivating woman…

William, Viscount Wivenly, plans to remain the most eligible of bachelors. He refuses to surrender to the schemes of husband-hunting ladies and matchmaking mamas. Fleeing the pressure of the ton, he’s bent on finding refuge in the West Indies. What he finds instead is a fascinating stranger, a woman so unlike those of his society that he can’t resist such a beguiling distraction…

Determined to let nothing complicate her mission to protect her family’s livelihood while covertly rescuing orphaned slave children, Miss Eugénie Villaret does her best to evade suitors. But when dashing William lures her down a path of forbidden adventure and delicious danger, she may be convinced that business can indeed be mixed with pleasure—and persuaded to add passion to her priorities...

My Review

The book begins with Miss Eugenie Villaret trying to save the native children on St. Thomas Island, where she lives.

In England William, the Viscount Wivenly, is trying to save himself from being snared into marriage by one of the many young ladies pursuing him.

After a close call, Will escapes the country, and heads off to St. Thomas to check on a distant relative who has sent his father a dire letter that conflicts with the letter received from the manager of the shipping business. In truth, Will just wants to escape being hunted.

Upon arriving on the island he meets a young woman whom he assumes is a young widow, ripe for making his mistress.

He couldn’t be more wrong. Eugenie Villaret is an innocent young lady who spends her time trying to help others and right the injustices of slavery which Danish rule allowed. She is connected to his family. (not blood related)

His misunderstanding result in a passionate embrace and a bit more familiarity than allowed with a young miss. Upon discovering she is not only an unmarried young woman, but a distant relative to his family through marriage, he declares they will marry. The irony that he sailed halfway around the world to be caught in marriage does not escape him.  Determined not to be collared like his other friends, he intends theirs will be a union of convenience.

Eugenie is not of the same mind. It was only a kiss and fondle in a dark alley. No one saw what he did. She sees no reason she must marry such an ungentlemanly fellow at all.

And thus begins the initial ebbs and flows of a delightful romance. Poor Will has a talent for saying the wrong thing. With every foot he digs himself out of trouble, his mouth causes him to fall right back in it. 

Eugenie is having none of his bad behavior. He will court her properly, or she will not marry him.

There is also an ominous danger encircling Eugenie. A threat that slowly reveals itself to the readers and Eugenie over time. A danger that could devastate the budding romance between her and Will and ruin her life.

Between the charming romance and the scheming plots afoot, you won’t be able to put this book down. So Plan Accordingly!

Ella Quinn has done it again!
I give this book a Five Star.


  1. Great review! Definitely reading this one!

  2. Wonderful review. I'm always in love with Ella's books!

  3. I think I read an early version of this! Sounds great!

  4. Lovely review, Liza. I need to catch up on my reading so I can get to this one.

  5. Thank you so much for your fantastic review!! I'm so glad you loved the book!!


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