Her life was charmed, until it was not.
Near destitute after the sudden death of her wastrel husband, Lady Pipworth must find a way to support herself and her young nieces until her brother returns home to assume his role as head of the family. Thanks to her three brothers that raised her, Adalia’s one outstanding skill in life is gambling, and with a dower house now at her disposal, plans to fill the coffers—scandal begetting or not—begin to take shape.
A mysterious duke with one goal in mind.
The Duke of Dellon is interested in nothing more than fulfilling the needs of running his ducal estate. As for a wife and an heir—he will get to it, eventually—as long as it fits neatly into his orderly life. But when a long-ago vow rears, landing upon his shoulders, he obligingly sets out to do what is required of him—stop Lady Pipworth from the foolery of operating a gaming house. And, if he should need to, marry the woman.
A vow invoked from the grave leads to a secret that could destroy everything.
Her gaming house a success, the last thing Adalia wants is an arrogant duke poking into her affairs. But when a sudden death threatens the very thing she holds dearest, can she possibly trust the one man that can save her and her nieces?
Note: The books in the Revelry’s Tempest series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.
Great historical romance. Unexpected twists and turns. 1st of a series—surprisingly, free. New author to me. Enjoyed this story very much. Kept my interest throughout. K. J. Jackson—I am a new fan. I am on to buy each of the iBooks in this series. Keep up the superb stories!!!55
This book was well thought out and researched. The characters though most had flaws seemed to over come all their adversities and rise to the occasion of their respective trials. I enjoyed reading this novel.45
This review is from: Of Valor & Vice: A Revelry's Tempest Novel (Kindle Edition) First I must say. Yes yes yes. Read it. Historical romance. The characters are developed so well with personalities so intense if you close your eyes they stand in front of you. Many authors create strong females but this author has given her a soul. This is a very special story with minute detail to human emotions. I ended it in one nite with eyes full of tears. So again I say. Yes yes yes. Read it.55
Another sure hit! An engaging story about a strong, spirited woman with a troubled life. Adalia is resilient and a slight departure from Ms Jackson's other central characters. I found her fascinating. Be prepared for a book you cannot put down; I devoured this one in an afternoon.55