Author: Tessa Dare
Original Title: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr Wright
Release Year: 2012
Literary Genre: Romance
Setting: England, regency
This author is amazing. The scandalous, dissolute, no-good Mr Wright is a short story and it's truly enjoyable.
“The devil didn't entice with perfection. He seduced with flaws”
The events unfold in the space of four years, from 1810 to 1814.
Eliza Cade is the youngest of four sisters and due to an unpleasant event occurred when she was fourteen, her father has prohibited her the debut until her sisters get married.
During the ball for her eldest sister's betrothal announcement, Eliza sneaks into the crowd but after a while, when she decides to come back to her room, is approached by the charming, scandalous and dissolute Mr Harry Wright, the Duke of Sheffield's son.
Harry has been fascinated by what she sharply and provocatively said to her sister a moment earlier and apparently his interest finish here, he behaves quite badly, almost insulting her strong and wild character, suggesting their affinity and if that wasn't enough he specifies that he doesn't care nor wastes his time with young and unfinished girls.
Their miserable and striking rendezvous is abruptly interrupted, leaving Eliza with quite the resentment for the shameless and tactless Mr Wright.
Unexpectedly Eliza and Harry meet one year later, in the country; Eliza has grown up physically and mentally and she won't be conditioned or charmed by Mr Wright, who on the contrary has a different plan for the beautiful Eliza...
Harry is a scoundrel of the first order, or at least he is at the beginning, with his know-it-all attitude; proceeding with the story he, as Eliza, matures showing a more friendly and altruistic side.
She is quite complex, I really liked her, sometimes she behave a bit unhappily but she is definitely a profound person too.
It's an extremely funny short story, reeeeally enjoying and very well written.