In Love with a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle {Amanda’s Mini-Review}

Posted 31 August, 2015 by Amanda / 4 Comments

In Love with a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle {Amanda’s Mini-Review}In Love With a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle
three-half-stars
Genres: Romance, Historical
Pages: 384
Source: Library
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New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle has created a breathtaking new romance about a man without scruples and the lady who brings him to his knees.

What does it matter if Kate, Lady d'Allenay, has absolutely no marriage prospects? She has a castle to tend, an estate to run, and a sister to watch over, which means she is never, ever reckless. Until an accident brings a handsome, virile stranger to Bellecombe Castle, and Kate finds herself tempted to surrender to her houseguest's wicked kisses.

Disowned by his aristocratic family, Lord Edward Quartermaine has turned his gifted mind to ruthless survival. Feared and vilified as proprietor of London's most notorious gaming salon, he now struggles to regain his memory, certain of only one thing: he wants all Kate is offering—and more.

But when Edward's memory returns, he and Kate realize how much they have wagered on a scandalous passion that could be her ruin, but perhaps his salvation.

A decent amnesia story, I thought.

Thoughts on In Love with a Wicked Man

An amnesia story!

I haven’t read many, but rather thought In Love with a Wicked Man was a decent one. I liked Ned and his wickedness, and his story certainly inspired sympathy (I’m not sure certain aspects ever got wrapped up to my satisfaction, though I am rather demanding in that regard).

Kate was fun too, though her struggle-to-save-the-family-and-property character wasn’t all that original. (Not to say Ned’s was either, but you know.)

There was some suspense that went on toward the end that, although not completely out of place, did surge up seemingly out of nowhere. It would have been nice to have that sooner and more prevalent.

But many of the side characters were fun, and Kate’s mother was wily and crafty, if a bit neglectful. Would pick up another Liz Carlyle book in the future.

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 7, Review: Amanda,

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4 Responses to “In Love with a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle {Amanda’s Mini-Review}”

  1. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I really like some of Liz Carlyle’s early books, but haven’t been impressed with her more recent ones. This does sound like one I want to try especially since I do love a good amnesia story. :)

    • Hmm. I read one other Liz Carlyle book and don’t remember being all that impressed by it, but perhaps I’ll have to see if they’re her earlier works or not.

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