One Wicked Sin

One Wicked Sin

by Nicola Cornick
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One Wicked Sin by Nicola Cornick

Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for being divorced. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer.

The illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan Ryder rose to the ranks of Napoleon's most trusted cavalry officer—until his capture landed him in England as a prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs Lottie's help to create a spectacular diversion. Yet their pact ignites a passionate bond that may scandalize even these two wicked souls….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373774876
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Scandalous Women of the Ton Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Nicola Cornick has written over thirty historical romances for Harlequin and HQN Books. She has been nominated twice for a RWA RITA Award and twice for the UK RNA Award. She works as a historian and guide in a seventeenth century house. In 2006 she was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from Ruskin College, Oxford, where she wrote her dissertation on heroes.

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One Wicked Sin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Lottie was an embarrassment to her family when she was a Palliser and a total humiliation as a Cummings. But Lottie was always truthful with herself and even when everyone including family, husband and the ton threw her out on the streets she knew somehow she would survive. Her ex-husband was the liar, the ton hypocritical and her family vicious but still Lottie figured out what she was good at and went from there. But it turned out what Lottie liked and was good at as a married woman was not as pleasing when she had to use her body to make money. So when Ethan Ryder, Baron St. Severin proposes that she be his mistress during his unfortunate time of imprisonment she packed up and ran off with him. Ethan had not chosen to be born illegitimate but he did choose to fight with Napoleon against the English so being captured as a prisoner of war was less that acceptable. But being a prisoner of war during this particular time meant house arrest and keeping a mistress completely acceptable and Lottie was a joy to be suffering through all this with. Lottie turns out to be a complete surprise to Ethan in that he never thought to like her let alone come to love her but she did have a way about herself that drew him in and made him want to possess every beautiful inch of her. They both liked the dangerous side to life and taking risks was something they also shared so keeping secrets was nothing new to either of them. Yet the secrets they were keeping from each other were dangerous and at times treasonous but the two of them cared little for the punishment as long as they were together which proved its own reward. The English are playing games with Ethan which can turn deadly but Lottie realizes she knows what side to stand with she just has to convince Ethan she is there because of love not obligation. Ethan and Lottie both have tried for too long to please everyone it is time to scrap that plan and go with pleasing each other as well as themselves and the heck with the consequences. After I finished Whisper of Scandal which is Book 1 in this series I truly had no idea how Nicola Cornick was going to top that book romance wise as well as story wise. But she has done so with this one. Ethan is the ultimate alpha male who is spy savvy but a romance warrior. Lottie is a woman who has seen too much of life's dark side but still glows with the radiance of knowing there is love after all you just have to find it. When these two get together the romance abounds and the end of this book truly will have you closing your eyes and dreaming of what man you would like to float in the clouds with!
harstan More than 1 year ago
By 1813, following a divorce and her family disowning her, Lottie Cummings has no options. As the scandal of the moment she desperately takes a position at the Temple of Venus brothel, but Madam Mrs. Tong fires her when five visitors leave because she bored them. Irish Baron Ethan Ryder was a mercenary in Napoleon's cavalry before he was captured by the English. An illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan is on honor-bound parole. He offers Lottie the position of being his mistress, which she accepts as even the houses of ill reputes reject her. However, Lottie may be outrageous in her behavior, but she is no fool. Something is not quite right with her employer who seems to be using her as a façade, but for what she has no idea nor is she sure she wants to know; as she fears the street would be her next domicile. This is an excellent Scandalous Women of the Ton saga (by sea, Whisper of Scandal) as love is not enough especially when trust is non existent and betrayal seems everywhere. Fast-paced, Regency romance fans will want to know the One Wicked Sin between the mercenary and the divorcee and whether they will fly away together. Harriet Klausner
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I was not sure I would like this book because Lottie is not a very nice person, surprise I t ended up being one of the best ones of the seris. Ethan lhas got to be one of my favorite romantic leads. I finished this book in one day.
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I have an issue with Nook.....sometimes the preview is so short that you cannot tell if you have read this book before so then you start to read after purchasing and then know you have already read this book then unlike a paperback you cannot return it.
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Shermaria Major More than 1 year ago
This book kept me intrigued to the very end.
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AAR More than 1 year ago
ONE WICKED SIN by Nicola Cornick is a Regency historical romance set in 1813 London. It is well written with details,depth,fast paced and a page turner. It has romance, sensuality,betrayal, love, full of action, deceit,regrets, danger, desire, prisoner of war, British and Irish men. The hero, Ethan, is handsome, full of regrets, hard,the illegitimate son of a Duke, a prisoner of war, determined to free the other prisoners of war of their horrid treatment by the British, considered a renegade, on parole as a prisoner of war, and his part British/Irish/ and French. The heroine,Lottie, is beautiful, is divorced, forced to become a Courtesan after her divorce, disowned by her family, friends, is bought by Ethan as his mistress, and taken to a small village in England where paroled prisoners of war are kept. Ethan wanted a scandalous mistress and it got one. As they learn of each others past, they become close and are attracted to each other. In the end Lottie must choose between the man she has grown to love,Ethan, and her country. Lottie has been betrayed by the brother she loves,trusted and believed was the one person who wouldn't leave her alone. I would recommend this story especially if you enjoy love, action packed adventure,and a sensual love story. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at HQN and My Book Addiction and More.
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