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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wicked Becomes You By Meridith Duran

Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she’s best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar—again—the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue.
So why won’t a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?
Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.

Sam's Review: 

 First, I let me just say how much I love the cover of this book! THEN they even got Gwen's red hair right (I'm a stickler for things like that). But pretty cover aside, I absolutely loved Wicked Becomes You.

Our heroine is Gwen Maudsley, the nicest debutante and also the richest. After Gwen's second fiance jilts her at the altar , she decided she is done with being nice and wants to experience life let say 'Wickedly'. And who better to guide her than her late brother's best friend Alex.

Both Gwen and Alex were really likable characters and as the story goes on you begin to see that beneath the surface there is more to them than being "the nice girl" and "the rake," which makes this book an engaging read.

Not like alot of other HR, this book is NOT set in London. Their adventures takes them from London to Paris and Nice and even to Monte Carlo.

This isn't a perfect book- Something that bothered me was that after being jilted early in the book, Gwen found a note from a "secret admirer" in her room and read it and tossed it aside without much thought. I thought, surely this is from Alex and she'll find out later that he'd loved her all along. In actuality, the letter is never mentioned again. Maybe this started out as part of the plot, but then got changed, but not removed from the entire story.

Other than the above mention, as far as I'm concerned, this was a great romance, and I can't wait to read more titles by Meredith Duran.


Lupdilup said...

One more for my TBR, I love a good Historical Romance, I love the cover too.
Thanks guys!

Tina B said...

Wonderful review, Sam! Thank you for the recommendation. :)
It is a very pretty cover.

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