Book Review: Velvet Lies series by Adrienne deWolfe


Kentucky belle Seraphina Jones craves a dashing stranger worth kissing. When she spies her handsome, half-naked hired hand at the riverbank, she thinks her dreams of romance have come true. But this Texican is wanted for murder.

Jesse Quaid can’t let Sera’s sweet kisses distract him from rendezvousing with Cass, a childhood friend, to clear his name of a crime he didn’t commit.  But then a case of mistaken identity turns Cass into Jesse’s deadliest rival for Sera’s heart.

Now, Sera must find a way to end the feud before the man she loves is lost forever.

Velvet Lies:




Book 4: DEVIL IN TEXAS (Available 2014)

 About the Author:lies

Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 Bestselling Author and a recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year.  She consistently delights readers with sexy, action-packed, western-style romances, including her Wild Texas Nights series and her Velvet Lies series.  In addition, she is the author of the bestselling non-fiction ebook series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published.

Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at to help her research her upcoming YA Epic Fantasy series.

She also writes a weekly blog with fiction writing tips and advice about the business of writing at  She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques and book coaching services.

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I’ve only just started reading historical romance novels, so really don’t have much to compare to. As I tend to prefer urban fantasy and paranormal romance where the plots are fast paced and the romance is secondary – I really read Scoundrel for Hire with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised by this western romance that still had a few paranormal touches in.

The pace was steady and there were enough twists and turns to keep you wanting to read more. It was humorous and the main characters, although falling into the traditional romance troupes, were witty and compelling. The whole plot kind of felt like a Shakespearean comedy, which was something that drew me in even further.

From a writer’s perspective the prose was flawless and the book neatly drew you from A to B without pressure or boredom. The whole story takes place in quite a short time frame and I think that that aided in its reading ease.

The front cover is a little cheesy for my taste – however looking at the likes of Mills & Boon covers, this is the norm. If I were looking for a book onlin

e or in a bookshop, I’d have passed this one over on the weakness of the front cover – and I would have missed a literary treat!

Overall I’d give Scoundrel for Hire 4 out of 5 stars and recommend to any historical romance reader with a bit of spare time on their hands.



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