The Importance of Being Wicked

The Importance of Being Wicked

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by Miranda Neville
     
 

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The rules of society don't apply to Caro and her coterie of bold men and daring women. But when passions flare, even the strongest will surrender to the law of love . . .

Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress's cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met

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The rules of society don't apply to Caro and her coterie of bold men and daring women. But when passions flare, even the strongest will surrender to the law of love . . .

Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress's cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble . . .

Caroline Townsend has no patience for the oh-so-suitable (and boring) men of the ton. So when the handsome but stuffy duke arrives at her doorstep, she decides to put him to the test. But her scandalous exploits awaken a desire in Thomas he never knew he had. Suddenly Caro finds herself falling for this most proper duke…while Thomas discovers there's a great deal of fun in a little bit of wickedness.

Editorial Reviews

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.
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"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:
726,558
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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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!”

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