Hell Hath No Fury – Review

Hell Hath No Fury by Annabelle Anders
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Hell Hath No Fury (Devilish Debutantes Book 1)

Annabelle Anders

Release Date: July 17, 2017

To keep the money, he has to keep her as well…

Cecily Nottingham has made a huge mistake.

The marriage bed was still warm when the earl she thought she loved crawled out of it and announced that he loved someone else.

Loves. Someone else.

All he saw in Cecily was her dowry.

But he’s in for the shock of his life, because in order to keep the money, he has to keep her.

With nothing to lose, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband’s cousin, Stephen Nottingham, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her. Little does she realize that Stephen would turn out to be everything her husband was not: Honorable, loyal, trustworthy…Handsome as sin.

Stephen only returned to England for one reason. Save his cousin’s estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself face to face with his cousins beautiful and scorned wife, he isn’t sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss his wife. His honor is about to be questioned, right along with his self-control.

Amid snakes, duels and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she’s playing has high stakes indeed. There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A ‘Happily Ever After’ hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.

Amount of sex 2 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Hell Hath No Fury is a delicious romp through London’s ton! Cecily Nottingham has married Flavion Nottingham, an earl.  Charming and sweet before marriage, Flav is in love with another and the other woman acts like a woman scorned.  Oh and Flav is not so great about keeping little Flav in his pants with just his mistress either. 

Stephen Nottingham has come home from abroad to see to his cousin’s affairs (expecting them to be only in financial now that Flavion is married).  Stephen and Flavion were brought up like brothers, with Flavion’s father favoring Stephen.  The original earl has realized that his own son is unlikely to handle the financial aspects of the earldom and has tasked Stephen with the responsibility after his death.  

Cecily is not very happy with her philandering husband and wants a divorce (oh the shock!!).  See Cecily, while now a countess, was not gentry, but her wealthy merchant father has posted a dowry worth of an earl that spends way too much.  The marriage in Flavion’s mind is to save the earldom – Cecily believes until her wedding night that she’s in love with Flav.

In walks Stephen.  Cecily decides to trick her husband into thinking she is having an affair with his cousin. Her plan is to only appear to be having the affair without actually besmirching her soul. And you can imagine how that might work out.  Hot guy and hot girl alone under the covers – hmmm yes, it is as steamy as you can imagine.

Annabelle Anders does a wonderful job of bringing exciting twist and turns into a unique story.  I loved Cecily and Stephen. Flavion is fun to watch spinning around in his own errors, while Stephen struggles with his guilt of being physical with his cousin’s wife. I can’t wait until the next one!!

Annabelle Anders

Married to the same man for over 25 years, I am a mother to three children and two Miniature Wiener dogs.  After owning a business and experiencing considerable success, my husband and I got caught in the financial crisis and lost everything; our business, our home, even our car.  At this point, I put my B.A. in Poly Sci to use and took work as a waitress and bartender.  Unwilling to give up on a professional life, I simultaneously went back to college and obtained a degree in Energy Management.

And then the energy market dropped off.  And then my dog died. I can only be grateful for this series of unfortunate events, for, with nothing to lose and completely demoralized, I sat down and began to write the romance novels which had until then, existed only my imagination.

I am happy to have found my place in life.

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
2 / 5
How explicit
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5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5