Not Wicked Enough
When Lily Wellston heads to the Bitterward Estate to comfort her widowed friend Eugenia she certainly does not have romance in mind. In fact the playful but level-headed Lily is amused to no end when, en route, a gypsy gifts her with a beautiful medallion, claiming it will ensnare the romantic... show more
When Lily Wellston heads to the Bitterward Estate to comfort her widowed friend Eugenia she certainly does not have romance in mind. In fact the playful but level-headed Lily is amused to no end when, en route, a gypsy gifts her with a beautiful medallion, claiming it will ensnare the romantic desires of a stranger.But Fate has other plans in the form of Eugenia's ruggedly handsome brother, the Duke of Mountjoy. One day at Bitterward and Lily can't deny the sizzling attraction between her and the roguish duke. Nothing can come of it, of course. She's not looking for entanglements and he's practically engaged. But whether it's her outgoing nature and the duke's outlandish ways sparking off one another; or the mysterious gypsy medallion working "magic"--hearts are stirring in the most unexpected and wicked ways...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 7th 2012
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: Reforming the Scoundrels (#1)
Mixed feelings, some excellent writing, some good characters, just didn't jell in the end.Male lead: Duke of Mountjoy, the unexpected Duke, gained his position after a series of deaths, has no intention of marrying, rough around the edges. Female lead: Lily Wellstone, dedicated spinster, independent...
Buddy read with MaduDNF:I don't like either hero or heroine, I don't like the 2ndry characters or all their interactions. The writing seems nice and all I just can't get into this book.
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...Caution: This review is mainly rant! If you loved this book and not fond of snarky rants, no need to continue. If not, please proceed...OMG, where the hell do I start about this book? I don’t know for sure. Because ...
This was my first non PNR by Ms Jewel that I have read. While I like those worlds better this was a good read.Interesting take on a historical. I liked that the hero wasn't settled and comfortable in his skin as a lord. The heroine was extremely unconventional both in her past and what she decide...
3.5 stars. The most interesting aspect of this story is its heroine, who's the type of character more often found as the other woman in historical romance -- not the evil kind, but the elegant, confident, sexually aware, discreet, not-the-marrying-kind kind. Although Lily has actually only had one l...