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The Importance of Being Wicked
     

The Importance of Being Wicked

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by Miranda Neville
 

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With her captivating romances filled with brilliant intrigue, Miranda Neville has already won legions of fans among readers of historical romance. And her new series set in lusty Georgian England is sure to satisfy. The men are reckless, the women daring, and the hero and heroine The Importance of Being Wicked are no exception. He's a duke who needs to marry

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With her captivating romances filled with brilliant intrigue, Miranda Neville has already won legions of fans among readers of historical romance. And her new series set in lusty Georgian England is sure to satisfy. The men are reckless, the women daring, and the hero and heroine The Importance of Being Wicked are no exception. He's a duke who needs to marry a society wife. She's the troublemaker who's going to show him a thing or two about love. The solution: a marriage of convenience rife with powerful passion! If you like Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James, you'll love the historical romances written by Miranda Neville.

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Publishers Weekly
Neville (Confessions from an Arranged Marriage) displays a signature blend of froth and history in this improbable 1793 English romance. Caroline Townsend made a rash Gretna Green marriage at 17 and doesn’t regret it—mostly. Her gambler husband now dead, she faces mountainous debt and unpleasantly pressing creditors. Her cousin, the heiress Anne Brotherton, comes for a visit, bringing the fortune-hunting duke of Castleton, Thomas Fitzcharles. A plain-speaking, countrified man, Thomas abundantly merits Caro’s nickname, “Stuffy,” yet this slave to convention can’t resist the spendthrift, bohemian widow. Neville’s characterizations are down to earth: the women are pretty without being ravishing and principled without being irrational, and Thomas is open to expanding his horizons. The one drawback of such pleasantly believable protagonists is that their problems always appear equally life-sized. Drama may be somewhat lacking in their adventures, but delight is not. Agent: Meredith Bernstein. (Dec.)
Lisa Kleypas
“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”
Eloisa James
Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
From the Publisher
"Neville's characterizations are down to earth: the women are pretty without being ravishing and principled without being irrational, and Thomas is open to expanding his horizons." ---Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062199034
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
400,029
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are Saying About This

Eloisa James
Sizzling, addictive, and deeply romantic: Miranda Neville’s novels are a joy to read.
Lisa Kleypas
“Wickedly sexy and just as witty, Miranda Neville is one to watch!”

Meet the Author

Miranda Neville is the author of the Burgundy Club series and the novel Never Resist Temptation. She has also had novellas published in three anthologies. She grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other historical romances. She now lives in Vermont with her daughter and her cat. Visit her at mirandaneville.com.

Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi-award-winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. She has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Little Bee by Chris Cleave, and four Audie Award nominations.

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The Importance of Being Wicked 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story had a lot of promise, Thomas the stuffy, straight laced Duke falls in love with Caro the wild child. Lots of fun should have followed, unfortunately it did not. Caro was selfish, immature, only thought and did what was fun for her, never really thinking of the consequences. She was needed to mature/grow up. Thomas did make strides and loosed up. By the time Caro grew up and acted like mature lady the story was ending and I was not sure she had really changed. I have read worse and have read better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago