The Importance of Being Wicked

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062199034
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 934,912
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Miranda Neville grew up in England before moving to New York City to work in Sotheby's rare books department. After many years as a journalist and editor, she decided writing fiction was more fun. She lives in Vermont.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Just OK

    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.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

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