The hero (Captain Anthony Barnet) was wronged by the heroine’s (Marissa Paget) family and sent away – beaten, penniless, and in shame. For thirteen years, Anthony has planned his revenge upon Marissa and her family. Only when he returns, as a very wealthy man, to extract this revenge, he finds that things are not always as they seem. When he finally listens to Marissa, he learns of the events from her perspective and what she has had to do in order to survive. They come to realize that the love and passion they had for each other all those years ago is still alive. Can this rekindled love continue to grow once Anthony is aware of Marissa’s secret? His Wicked Revenge is a lovely short story that was an enjoyable read. Recommended for all those who enjoy Regency Romance.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)