Wicked Fantasy

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In her latest sizzling Regency historical, New York Times best-selling author Nicole Jordan captivates with her breathtaking sensuality and unforgettable romance. When a bold adventurer abducts an heiress for her own protection, their ensuing battle of wills ignites in explosive passion and unexpected love.  Book 3 of Nicole's fabulous PARADISE series. 

HE IS HER MOST WICKED FANTASY...  AND NO PROPER SUITOR FOR A LADY.

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Overview

In her latest sizzling Regency historical, New York Times best-selling author Nicole Jordan captivates with her breathtaking sensuality and unforgettable romance. When a bold adventurer abducts an heiress for her own protection, their ensuing battle of wills ignites in explosive passion and unexpected love.  Book 3 of Nicole's fabulous PARADISE series. 

HE IS HER MOST WICKED FANTASY...  AND NO PROPER SUITOR FOR A LADY.

Since the night Trey Deverill's stunning kiss melted her senses, Antonia Maitland has harbored a fascination for the infamous adventurer. But Deverill is nothing she needs in a husband, and when he abducts her -- for her own protection -- and then shockingly proposes marriage, a battle of wills ensues that proves dangerously irresistible.
 
Antonia's charming wit and vibrant beauty make her England's most sought-after heiress. Yet it's her fiery spirit and awakening sensuality that stir a need in Deverill so fierce he would challenge the devil himself to possess her.

From the glittering ballrooms of London to the splendor of the Cornish coast, Deverill sweeps Antonia into unforgettable passion. But a treacherous plot threatens their lives and their chance for the grandest adventure of all: true love.

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“Ms. Jordan proves herself a marvelous storyteller.”
–Rendezvous
Publishers Weekly
Romance readers who believe "heavy on sensuality" equals "light on character" would do well to pick up the latest Regency by Jordan (Lord of Seduction), who deftly discloses her hero and heroine's depths even as they de-clothe each other. Again featuring the adventures of the Guardians of the Sword, a secret society pledged to protect the weak and fight tyranny, Jordan spotlights Trey Deverill, a handsome, virile, pirate-battling ship captain who returns to London to safeguard beautiful heiress Antonia Maitland. Antonia's father died mysteriously, and Deverill suspects her well-born fianc is involved. When Antonia rejects Deverill's warnings and her fianc sets Deverill up for murder, the captain has no choice but to abduct Antonia to secure her safety. In the process, Deverill discovers an unexpected danger: losing his heart to the spirited girl. Seduction, masked balls, houses of ill-repute and the stirrings of first love swirl into an intoxicating mix. Once more Jordan proves that she well deserves her reputation for delivering both steamy scenes and an emotional punch. Agent, Karen Solem at Spenser Hill Associates. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345467867
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Series: Paradise Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 376,349
  • Product dimensions: 4.11 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

    Misleading covers

    The book covers in this series make them seem old which is why it took me so long to give them a chance. Oh I was not disappointed. Their secret society reminds me of a Galen Foley series but less confusing fight scenes, more character build up. Because I just resently read this series, I didn't have to wait for the next books to be written. I will definatly be rereading this series soon.

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  • Posted June 23, 2009

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    Amazing!

    Nicole Jordon is an amazing author. One would automatically think that this book is just a trashy romance novel, but there is a real plot that is thrilling and romantic and keeps you on your toes from start until finish. I love how she is true to the time period of 19th century England, what with woman's roles, but that does not stop her from creating fun, spirited female protagonists that match up perfectly with their respective male characters. This novel is fun, charming, thrilling and romantic, and I really feel that this is a must read for people who love historical romance or romance in general!

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Wicked Fantasy - Nicole Jordan

    Spell binding - I am loving this Paradise series. Again - once you start to read your stories - they are page turners. This couple are so meant to be together. The romance is wonderful. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Very Predictable... Same story and characters as the last few books...

    This is the 4th book by NJ that I have read in the past few months. I also read ¿The Lover¿ (didn¿t care for it), ¿Lord of Seduction¿ (average) and ¿Master of Temptation¿ (fair at best). I guess the biggest drawback to me in most of her books once I was done reading, is that she writes about sex ALL the time. The sex scenes happen too early in the book, too often (practically every other chapter) and the rest of the story falls away in light of so many sex passages. She is tasteful in her writing and it is always appealing so, that¿s not the problem. She simply takes a good thing and overdoes it. After four books now, I can say they all share a pattern and my guess is the other books I still have to read will all follow suit. Perhaps this is the ¿niche¿ NJ and her editor and publisher all want for her to fall into ¿ the ¿sexy and smutty¿ author. I think her ability is greater than this but, she gets stuck in this quagmire and it gets dull very fast. As expected. This book, ¿Wicked Fantasy¿ was simply a continuation of the other two books in the series LofS and MofT. Although I would give this last book higher marks than the first two it still fell into it¿s predictable pattern ¿ just a little later than the earlier books. Lots of sex, limited character development and a dull and uncreative plot line. Like the other books in the series, I just never connected well with Deverill or Antonia. He was an interesting but, not very dynamic or mysterious hero. He was hot looking, loyal and had some past blemishes but, nothing remarkable. Antonia seemed a bit sheltered and spoiled and followed daddy¿s orders to the point of being a bit one sided and dull and then suddenly she wants to be a woman of high adventure ¿ almost like two characters in one. I would say out of the three books, at least this hero and heroine each had some redeeming qualities and more likeable traits that made reading much easier than the earlier books. All of the earlier characters from the previous two books showed up again in this book ¿ Max and Caro, Lady Isabelle, Sir Gawain, Thorne & Diana etc. If I had really liked all these earlier characters it would have been interesting. Since I never got into these characters ¿ revisiting them was empty for me. I think a lot of authors write good enough to please the masses but, it¿s the really special ones I am interested in after 20 years of romance reader. Enjoy this author if she works for you. If she doesn¿t, there are certainly other really special authors and books out there. I gave NJ three stars for trying but, no more as she didn¿t come out of the box. She is guilty of a writer¿s worst crime to her audience ¿ being PREDICTABLE! But¿Don¿t give up. Just keep reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    WOW READ!

    Anything by jordan is a great read but this one seems even better. Any book that has a bad baron such as antonia's semi-betrothed needs to read this book. Need i say how sexily written it is?? not if it was written by nicole jordan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Very Disappointing

    With so many excellent reviews, I expected this to be a great read. I thought that the characters were thinly drawn, the plot predictable, and I could care less what happened to the protagonists in the end. I didn't find out what the ending was as I didn't finish the book. Too bad because some of Nicole Jordan's other books were fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    All I can say is... WOW!!

    The story between Trey and Antonia was one of those that every woman would want to fantasize about. Trey inhabits all the qualitites one would want as a character. He's strong, bold, charming and deeply sexual. Antonia on the other hand took a bit more time to realize her feelings but once accepted, there was nothing but deep emotion between the main characters. This is a definite read!! Once you start, you can't put the book down. I can't wait for the next installment!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    Outstanding historical romance

    Antonia Maitland first meets the dashing Trey Deverill at the tender age of seventeen at her father¿s London home. Trey was well-known for his adventures and explorations, most notably his daring pirate battles on the high seas. Antonia never tired of hearing his adventuresome tales and found herself envious of the escapades of this close friend of her father¿s. Four years later Antonia¿s father is dead and his housekeeper suspects that Antonia¿s intended, Baron Heward, is responsible for his death, further believing that once Heward and Antonia are married and he has full control of her wealth, that she too will be killed. The housekeeper requests that Trey investigate Heward and protect Antonia while doing so. An American cousin of Trey¿s who does business with Maitland Shipping gives Trey insight to unscrupulous business dealings that Heward is participating in while running the shipping business, but Antonia does not want to believe him. Trey repeatedly sets out to intentionally provoke Heward in Antonia¿s presence, hopeful that he will lose his temper and show his true nature. Once Trey succeeds in humiliating Heward, he is met with brutal retaliation and finds himself needing to escape London, kidnapping Antonia and taking her with him to a secret location until he can prove Heward¿s guilt. With the assistance of fellow members of the Guardians of the Sword, Trey sets out to protect Antonia and prove Heward¿s guilt. When Antonia insists on being a part of Heward¿s downfall, Trey doesn¿t want to put her life at risk, although he understands her wanting to help put Heward in prison for her father¿s murder. Trey¿s plan begins to fall into place what he doesn¿t plan on is falling in love with Antonia. He knows that Antonia plans to follow her father¿s wish for her to marry a man of nobility. Realizing that she is falling in love with Trey, Antonia is torn between what her heart desires and the notion that she should do as her father wished. These characters are so well written that they leap to life on the pages. Nicole Jordan¿s heroes, Trey being no exception, are always strongly masculine, charming and determined in their passions. Antonia is strengthened by intelligence, wit, grace and beauty. Ms. Jordan never fails to deliver a book that is full of historical detail, heart-pounding danger and breathtaking sensuality. The secondary characters are exceptionally written without overpowering Trey and Antonia. WICKED FANTASY has my very highest recommendation, an absolute must-read for lovers of sensual historical romance. Courtesy Laurie/Romance Junkies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2005

    Nicole Jordan delivers another romantic punch.

    Note the gazebo on the cover and remember you may never look at a gazebo the same way again. The sparks seem to fly between our hero and heroine more in this book which really draws you into the character personalities. It also makes the spicey love scenes heat up the pages. I didn't want to put it down. This is not just a love story but, a story of substance, characters who have depth and live life. The descriptive scenes, intense emotion,suspense,sexy hero,his challenging heroine,and delicious love scenes all add up to another success for Ms Jordan. Sure to be a bestseller!!! All the more reason if Nicole Jordan's name is on it,it is a definite buy for me with no question of my assured enjoyment. She never fails to deliver.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2005

    This is exactly what I want when I wish to read a historical romance novel! A true gourmet!

    Just when I think Nicole Jordan has written a wonderful book, she somehow manages to come up with an even better one. Take her paradise series for example - the first book, 'Master of Temptation,' was excellent. 'Lord of Seduction' followed as an incredible read, a keeper to be certain. This newest novel, 'Wicked Fantasy,' is well... wickedly fantastic!!! __________ As a young girl and under unexpected circumstances, Antonia Maitland meets a mysteriously dangerous Trey Deverill. As any curious teenager, she develops an innocent crush on the devilishly handsome adventurer. As she grows into a young woman, her crush evolves into a not-so-innocent fantasy, nightly reoccurring in her dreams.__________ To honor her beloved father's fondest wish of a high-class marriage, she becomes betrothed to a nobleman. After a tragic year in her life and delayed nuptials, Antonia once again meets Deverill. This time, however, Trey is convinced that Antonia's life is in danger and announces his intentions of championing her. Antonia, a wealthy heiress, and a respected icon of the ton, will have none of him or his forced guardianship. __________ Deverill will take whatever extreme measures necessary to protect Antonia, even when his sense of duty becomes tangled with unfamiliar emotions. When sizzling passion is part of the emotions to be dealt with, it becomes even more potent in a beautiful setting and in the face of life-threatening dangers. Deverill and Antonia both struggle to accept their true natures and make choices from the heart as opposed to those born of obligation. __________ This is such a beautifully romantic tale. I felt as though I witnessed an incredibly witty, adventurous and timeless courtship, which shaped into a breathtaking love. Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    Wowza!

    I will never EVER lend this one out because I know I won't get it back! This was such a fabulous book. Super steamy, romantic, funny....just awesome! This was my first Nicole Jordan book, and it will definitely not be my last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2005

    Nicole Jordan does it again!

    Wow!!! This is always how I feel after reading a Nicole Jordan romance... blown away! This was no different. WICKED FANTASY fulfills all my dearest fantasies for great romance reading: vibrant, interesting characters, a brilliant plot which is amazing and yet also plausible, beautiful prose, depth of emotion, incredibly gorgeous (and HOT) love scenes.... in short, everything a romance fan could hope for. It's a page-turner, a winner, A KEEPER. Nicole Jordan has done it again! I will ALWAYS read her books. I've read many of her novels several times over, and been thrilled each time. Does this tell you something? :) Enjoy!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    cleverly crafted Regency romantic amateur sleuth thriller

    In 1811 adventurer Trey Deverill meets with his partner shipping magnate Samuel Maitland who introduces him to his sixteen year old daughter Antonia. That night Trey hears a strange noise outside, investigates and finds Antonia slinging arrows. They talk and she says she regrets not being able to go on a grand adventure. He asks what that would be so she responds by asking him to kiss her, which he does, but quickly leaves because she is too young and the child of a friend, who wants her wedded to nobility. Four years later, Samuel is dead and Antonia is unofficially betrothed to another of her father¿s business associates Lord Heward. Family housekeeper Mrs. Peake believes Heward murdered her employer Mr. Maitland. The night before Heward and Maitland argued over the aristocrat selling slaves; afterward Maitland drank from a bottle given to him by Heward and keeled over. Heward summoned his doctor who declared heart it a attack, and the bottle vanished. Because Samuel supported the Guardian of the Sword that Trey is a member of, he must protect Antonia by finding out if Heward is a killer, but falls in love with her. --- WICKED FANTASY is a cleverly crafted Regency romantic amateur sleuth thriller that grips the audience once Trey provides the details behind Mrs. Peake¿s suspicions. The story line is loaded with plenty of action as Trey investigates as best he can, handicapped by needing to proceed cautiously in case Heward is innocent and the right spouse for Samuel¿s daughter. The heroine is a terrific amazon princess who deserves the best just as Nicole Jordan provides that to her audience. --- Harriet Klausner

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