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Wicked Angel
     

Wicked Angel

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by Shirl Henke
 

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A NOBLE ENGLISH LADY

Jocelyn Woodbridge cares nothing for the vanities of Regency London. Although the niece of an earl, she prefers tending the sick and reforming the fallen. Called a “Holy Hannah” by the ton, Joss is content with her life until the day a handsome, golden man rescues her from an angry mob. When she looks at his face, she knows

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A NOBLE ENGLISH LADY

Jocelyn Woodbridge cares nothing for the vanities of Regency London. Although the niece of an earl, she prefers tending the sick and reforming the fallen. Called a “Holy Hannah” by the ton, Joss is content with her life until the day a handsome, golden man rescues her from an angry mob. When she looks at his face, she knows he must be an angel. Tall, gawky Joss falls secretly in love with a man whose love she may never possess.

A RECKLESS AMERICAN SCOUNDREL

Alexander Blackthorne is no angel. Part American Indian and the son of an English aristocrat, he arrives in London to enjoy its taverns and trollops, not to mend his reckless ways. Alex has always placed women in one of two categories—beloved family members or sexual diversions. But kind and keen-witted Joss is unique. She becomes his friend…until a marriage of convenience between them changes everything.

Joss will need more than prayer to make a loving husband of her…
WICKED ANGEL

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - A. Non
“A delicious tale of friendship and love laced with English and American history…a definite keeper. Three cheers for Shirl Henke.”
Amazon - Harriet Klausner
“A clever blending of humor, romance and history into a powerful Regency tale…another Shirl Henke novel to savor.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015095302
Publisher:
Shirl Henke
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Series:
Blackthorne Books , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
682,666
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.

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Wicked Angel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
AlwaysLearning65 More than 1 year ago
Over 900 pages, sexual (Love) scenes which adds to the value of the story. Very enjoyable characters and story. I will continue this series and I will confidently purchase from this author again.
harstan More than 1 year ago

Half Muskogee and half-English aristocrt, Alexander Blackthorn leaves Coweta, Georgia to spend time in London. The simpering women of the Ton leave Alex cold. That is until he rescues Jocelyn ¿Joss¿ Woodbridge from an unruly mob threatening her preacher father.

Joss is so different than the ladies he has met, as she is intelligent, braver, and taller than those that have turned Joss off from his English heritage. Soon Alex and Joss begin to become better acquainted and they begin to fall in love with one another. However, before their love can firmly cement, they are forced to marry even as a second war of independence between the two Anglo nations separated by the ocean is imminent and threatening to destroy their relationship.

WICKED ANGEL is clever blending of humor, romance, and history into a powerful Regency tale. The story line is fast-paced, filled with amusing moments, and loaded with tidbits that anchors the time and place without slowing the plot one iota. The two delightful lead characters and a strong secondary mix leaves the audience with another powerfully entertaining novel to savor.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A romance that develops beautifully with so much historical events makes for an enjoyable read, plus the length of the story (930 pages) was perfect. I will have to read Dev and Barbara's story next.
Rose_con_spine More than 1 year ago
Joycelyn, is a unique charecter,very smart, loving caring person who doesn't see her self as beautiful, as is the case of many women of our time. Her charecter is a dreamer, she wants more than what she thinks is due to her, but is too afraid to even dream too much of it. Alexander, is a mans man, a bad boy that woman can't resist but to fall madly in love with. But he's also a very wonderful person who doesn't realize or want's to admit that he's looking for what his parents have in a marrige. He's afraid of loving someone too much, becuase he thinks it's not possible to love and not go crazy with it. I will not go into detail and give away the story, but let me just say that i enjoyed reading this book and seeing how the love just sneaked into the story and the lives of this two beautiful charecters.
Ajay58 More than 1 year ago
I thought the story line was excellent. The characters were believable and the passion was great.This story should definitly be followed up by Drum's godchilds story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book. It doesn't exactly make my top ten list, but none the less is was en enjoyable book! What I really Likeed was getting to see so much progression in the characters. It wasn't a book written over a two week period. Now I would say the year thing was a litle much, but still very good. I loved getting to see them in two such different lives. It was as if they were in almost different worlds. It showed definate skill from the author that she could make such a transformation, and keep you wanting to know whats going to happen. Want to know what I am talking about read the book. It is well worth the time.
Teresa Swango More than 1 year ago
great read
ladylu More than 1 year ago
This book makes you forget all about those supernatural romance books. I couldnt stop reading this book. The attention to detail and the characters were great. The plot was not as predictable as others but still the outcoming was obvious. I have already read the second book.
Jessica Garcia-Wells More than 1 year ago
I was absolutely enthralled with this book.
JenCass263 More than 1 year ago
I have read this novel at least five times, I liked it THAT much. The characters are wonderfully written!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good, just like all of her other books! ~s~
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alex Blackthorne is sent from America to England by his parents to visit his mother's aristocratic family and tame his roguish behavior. There he meets Jocelyn Woodbridge, preacher's daughter, and the two become friends. Though Joss is in love with Alex, he fails to see the woman behind the drab clothing, and he continues on with his wild ways, bewitching English women with his American Indian heritage.

Circumstances lead Alex to marry Joss to form a union in name only. Alex finds difficulty in keeping to the original terms of the bargain when he uncovers the beautiful woman that he has married. Their marriage must endure further tests as they return to America, and Joss meets some of Alex's Indian relatives.

The depth of these two main characters makes this a very enjoyable read. Neither hero or heroine are perfect-both are very likeable, human characters with believable flaws. Though Joss' initial appearance is rather dowdy, Alex finds that he is attracted to her anyway and later discovers that it wasn't her beauty initially that drew him to her, but her compassionte character, a rare find in a genre where beauty is almost everything. Readers will definitely want to explore LOVE A REBEL...LOVE A ROGUE, the story of Alex's parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wicked Angel is a marvelous story. Jocelyn ¿Joss¿ Woodbridge has a giving heart for less fortunate people. She works at the local charity hospital, teaches impoverished children and helps out her street preacher father with his missionary work. Joss is quite satisfied with her life, that is until the exotic, golden haired American, Alex Blackthorne crashes into her life. Back in America Alex enjoyed a life of gambling, pursuing tavern wenches and participating in legendary brawls. Why should England be any different? He wastes no time getting himself into trouble when he rescues the prim preacher¿s daughter from harm. Joss and Alex quickly grow into firm friends. Alex enjoys Joss¿s gentle sense of humour, her intelligence, compassionate nature and her hilarious ability for getting herself into trouble at every turn. Joss finds in Alex a very good friend but soon her feelings change. She begins to look forward to his infrequent friendly visits. Her breath catches at his charming smiles and when she sees him in the company of sophisticated and beautiful women, Joss¿s blood boils with jealousy. Unfortunately Alex doesn¿t even notice her, except as a friend. When tragedy strikes, Jocelyn is forced into a marriage of convenience ... with Alex. Can Joss¿s Wicked Angel give her the love she craves? Or will friendship be all that will ever be between them? Shirle Henke weaves a delicious tale of friendship and love amidst an intriguing plot laced with English and American history in the early 1800¿s. Wicked Angel is a definite keeper. Three cheers for Shirle Henke for entertaining us with another fabulous read.
sheiladancer More than 1 year ago
great! interesting and romabce!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series.
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Very slow moving plot, typical British humor, realistic of era
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wicked Angle is a wonderful book. If you love historical romance then you'll love this book. The length is perfect. It allows you to get more into the story line and the characters. This is the first Shirl Henke book I've read but it definitely won't be my last. She is an amazing author!
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