Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa DareThe Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare
Published by Avon on 12/11/2012
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting.

Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she's not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she's trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips—with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin.

The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can't resist Mr. Wright.

If you’ve been following my blog for the last year or so, you know I’m a major Tessa Dare fan.  So naturally, I was pretty excited to read The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright.  I mean, with a title like this, and Tessa Dare’s name attached, how could I pass it up?

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright is a novella (around 144 pages), and although it is a cute and enjoyable read, it does have some the negative things that often appear in novellas.  There is just never enough time to completely develop the characters or the story, but even so it’s a fun read.

I really liked Eliza right off the bat, and I wanted to know what she did to make her parents postpone her coming out for so many years.  It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting.  I wasn’t really all that enamored with Harry, however.  I didn’t dislike him, but I also wasn’t sure what Eliza ever saw in him.  I also found his transformation pretty sudden, but that probably has more to do with this being a novella than anything else.

The ending was totally adorable, though, and it felt completely like Tessa Dare – which is ALWAYS a good thing.  Fans of historical romance and/or Tessa Dare will enjoy The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright.  However, if you’re wanting to experience Tessa Dare for the first time, I say start with Romancing the Duke!

three-stars

5 Responses to “Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare”

  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    LOL that is quite the title! I have her books on my tbr pile. Very true about novellas. It’s hard to find ones that really cover all the things they need to. I’ve found a few but not many. I’ll give one of her full lengths a try first 😀

  2. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    You mentioned the same issues that I have with novellas even ones written by the amazing Ms. Dare. Character development is my favorite part of reading and that always seems to be lacking in smaller stories.

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