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A Night of Forever
Distrust is no match for desire as a proper young miss and a self-professed rogue hunt down a murderer in this thrilling Disgraced Lords novel from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Taste of Seduction.
Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?
Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
Arend’s story YAY! Gosh, the last story in this series left me wondering what happened to him and Isobel. Now we are granted the closure we need! A Night of Forever by Bronwen Evans was sexy and suspenseful. An edge of your seat read, the Libertine Scholars finally get the peace they need. Read the rest of my review below.
This story takes place a little before the final events from the previous book. We get the POVs from Isobel and Arend’s side before the climax. It soon catches up to where we left off and the excitement continues.
The sexy Libertine Scholar
Arend was saved for last and boy was it worth it! His mysterious, brooding, “I have a past”, character pushed all the right buttons for me. He comes out as harsh at some parts because of his past and his inability to trust. Especially, if it’s a beautiful woman.
“This time he wasn’t going to be a gullible fool. This time he knew he was dealing with an evil bitch. This time he was prepared.”
We don’t find out the reason until later in the story, but it is quite a sad tale. But I do believe he was the most complex of the characters and he needed this story to find his redemption.
Can we trust Isobel?
Yes! It was pretty iffy in the previous story. I didn’t know what side she was on and she did come off as a suspicious character. Her stepmother Victoria is established as the baddy but since we couldn’t see the story through Isobel’s POV, it wasn’t looking good for her. However, we finally got the insight that we needed and Victoria is still a horrible person.
Trust is a major factor in this story, but Arend falls in love despite his reservations. It’s a hard path to a happily ever after but it’s well worth it.
All in all, this was a good book to end the series with. I loved that the characters weren’t perfect and that there was some heartbreak involved. Each couple in this series have one point of hardship and misunderstanding that they must overcome.
A little note…
To fully understand the events that occur in this story, it’s best to start from book 1 (A Kiss of Lies).