Title: Wicked Becomes You
Author: Meredith Duran
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2010
I received this book for review from Simon and Schuster.
Summary: She’s pretty enough to be popular, and Lord knows she’s rich enough for it. But what society loves best about Gwen Maudsley is how very, very nice she is. So when a cad jilts her at the altar—again—an outraged London bays 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.
Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils a very personal interest in her. He has no desire to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But amidst the glittering temptations of Parisian nights, Alex’s past and Gwen’s wildness enter a collision course. As their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs...
Thoughts: Nice is a word that is used to describe Gwen Maudsley, while lucky isn't a word associated with her at all. First her brother comes to bad ends. Then she is left by not just one, but two fiances. There is only so much a girl can take and frankly Gwen has had enough of "nice". Being wicked sounds good right about now and so she sets her sights on and the most wicked of them all, the rake Alex Ramsey.
This book was my first venture into Duran's historical world, it doesn't take long to realize this author has a talent for drawing the reader in and writing the most interesting characters. I found both Gwen and Alex engaging and definitely delicious when they are brought together. I did feel bad for Gwen, being jilted is never fun and if anyone deserved a bit of wildness it's definitely her. Within the pages of Wicked Becomes You, you will find adventure and hot tingling romance that will keep you turning the page.
Score: 4 Stars
Favorite Lines/Quotes: "England was a wicked bitch who wished him ill."
Author Website: http://meredithduran.com/
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