His Wicked Revenge by Vanessa Kelly

His Wicked Revenge

Captain Anthony Barnett spent thirteen years plotting his revenge against Marissa, Lady Paget, the woman he once loved and who claimed to love him back. When her aristocratic family almost destroyed Anthony’s life, Marissa married another man and Anthony knew he’d been played for a fool. Now he’s a wealthy and powerful trader while the widowed Marissa stands on the brink of financial ruin. Soon, Anthony will make sure that Marissa owes him ...


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TitleHis Wicked Revenge
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LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Short Stories
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Reviews His Wicked Revenge

  • Brenda
    2017-02-02
    Publisher's Description:Captain Anthony Barnett spent thirteen years plotting his revenge against Marissa, Lady Paget, the woman he once loved and who claimed to love him back. When her aristocratic family almost destroyed Anthony’s life, Marissa married another man and Anthony knew he’d been played for a fool. Now he’s a wealthy and powerful trader while the widowed Marissa stands on the brink of financial ruin. Soon, Anthony will make sur...
  • Maura
    2017-07-05
    A good enough story based on a classic concept. Marissa and Anthony were in love with each other but Anthony was "beneath" Marissa and she was engaged to be married. Regardless, they became lovers and wanted to marry, but her family intervened, forced her to marry her fiance and ruined Anthony's life. 13 years later, he's back for revenge against her. He wants to make her suffer for breaking her promise to love him forever by forcing her to becom...
  • Patricia King
    2018-11-20
    This was my first reading of Ms. Vanessa Kelly. An extremely short story, the focus is revenge, as the title suggests. Just when you thought the hero was to reveal why he summoned the heroine, the story ends... My interest was peaked for sure... I will be looking at reading on to see where the author takes the storyline next... I was given a copy of the story by the author. This is my humble opinion.
  • Ltlmer2
    2017-10-10
    Short but poignantA quick tale of revenge and second chance love that takes a sweet turn. Not much plot, but good emotion. Anthony runs a bit hot and cold, which was a little off-putting at times. The best character is Antonia, and I am very excited to learn that she gets her own novella in The Dukes of Vauxhall.
  • Cindy
    2016-11-30
    RevengeAnthony and Marrisa were lovers when they were young. But 13 years later Anthony is back in her life looking for revenge against her family. This is a good short story to read when you just want a taste of love.
  • Kathy Brickert
    2017-08-19
    WonderfulHow does Vanessa Kelly make a short story almost as good as her novels? I did say almost, because it's just over way too quick. But it has all the earmarks of a true master storyteller! Wonderful story!
  • Sandra R
    2017-11-14
    3.5 stars. Well written and interesting Regency short story. Read in "The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance"
  • TinaMarie
    2018-05-26
    Revenge and lies and misunderstanding makes for interesting romance
  • Kimberly
    2011-06-11
    For thirteen years, Captain Anthony Barnett has been waiting for his chance to get revenge on Marissa, Lady Paget. She claimed to love him, but then she married someone else not long after he was run off her family’s estate. Now Anthony is wealthy and successful, and his time for revenge has come. Anthony holds all of Marissa’s brother’s debts and unless she agrees to publicly be his mistress, he’ll destroy her family. What Anthony forget...
  • Lexie
    2016-03-13
    (also available as part of The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance)Thirteen years ago Maurissa aided in breaking Anthony's heart--and wrecking his life. Now he's back, he's got a wickedly good revenge plot and she has no choice. I have never enjoyed revenge motivated plot lines. Being a vengeful child myself I can't imagine forgiving. And Anthony got a really raw end of the stick (well at first at least). That being said I found Antonia to be the mos...
  • Karen
    2011-06-08
    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...
  • Sue Lyndon
    2011-10-03
    Revenge is a dish best served with lots of angst, and Anthony has plenty of it. After all, Marissa's family beat him and chased him away after discovering they were lovers. More than a decade later, Anthony reappears in Marissa's life. He now has the money and power to make Marissa pay for her role in his years of ruin. But the motives behind revenge can be as complicated as love, as Marissa and Anthony both discover after he forces her to become...
  • Lizabeth Tucker
    2014-05-07
    Anthony Barnett had lived for revenge after being torn from his first love. He schemed and worked until he had Lady Marissa Paget's wastrel brother in his clutches. But can he destroy the woman he still loves once he learns the whole truth?Well written and intense. While it would have been better served in a longer version, Kelly still managed to engage your emotions during the read. 4 out of 5.
  • Mary Larsen
    2015-09-09
    Short but sweetVery sweet novella. I enjoy me. Kelly's books very much. I especially enjoyed her renegade royal series. I will certainly be reading more of Vanessa Kelly in the future.
  • Amber
    2011-10-20
    A cute story. Quite short.
  • Nicola Keeble
    2015-10-02
    Wow! Passion and intrigue, richly brought together in a gripping, little package.
  • Gemma
    2014-07-02
    3.5 stars.
  • Samie Kauchis
    2012-09-14
    Good for a novella, or short story... I think it could have made a much better book... Though I probably would have been even more tempted to hate Anthony if I'd been given more time with him. :P
  • Mainer207
    2016-11-19
    This was perfectly adequate. A short, cute read. I like precocious children in this genre and Antonia saves this story in my opinion.
  • Shae
    2011-07-13
    short story