Wicked Becomes You

Wicked Becomes You

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"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. 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."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781439100950
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Sarah1984
Feb 05, 2012

Not an engrossing story. I didn't feel much of anything for either of the lead characters, and so the story hasn't stuck in my memory very well, I can't remember exactly why I didn't like it, just that I didn't enjoy it much. Sorry, not a very useful critique.

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jaqboots
Jan 05, 2011

I've enjoyed all of Duran's novels so far, and this is perhaps my second favourite.

Her language is lush and incredibly evocative, and her interplay between hero and heroine credible and real. Her settings are more interesting than most ... she has set this one in the last gasp of the Victorian era, when everything was about to change with the advent of the 20th century. The heroine is (initially) a shrine to all the Victorian virtues that are about to become outmoded, and in some quarters, already have.

I've chosen four stars largely because the novel is not perfect, and not quite as gripping as Duran's first novel, The Duke of Shadows. But Wicked Becomes You, like all of the Duran novels, is a delight to read, and the lovely language alone makes it a more enjoyable than 90% of the books on the romance shelf. (And I love romance novels.)

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