When He Was Wicked (Bridgerton Series #6) (With 2nd Epilogue)

When He Was Wicked (Bridgerton Series #6) (With 2nd Epilogue)

by Julia Quinn

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When He Was Wicked (Bridgerton Series #6) (With 2nd Epilogue) by Julia Quinn

In every life there is a turning point . . .

A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

A fter a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.

But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062353788
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Bridgerton Series , #6
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 116,302
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her on the web at www.juliaquinn.com.

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When He Was Wicked (Bridgerton Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 176 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly Exception!!! Hence the 5 stars.  This has been my favorite book int series , but I still have 2 more to go.  It much better if you read them in order, they are certainly stand alone books, but reading them in numerical succession adds to the bid picture of the is big family.  I think Julia Quin is one of the best romance novelist writing today.  This was my favorite book, because I love to read about the passion between the couple and these 2 had it in spades. I warn you the intimate scenes are quite steamy.  Like nothing I have read before.  I also found myself laughing out loud and sighing out loud too while reading this book.  He has a little bit of everything.  Those or the characteristics I look for in a good romance novel. I hope you enjoy it as I much as I did.    
Shermaria Major More than 1 year ago
I've read this book a number of times and it never fails to make me laugh and cry, and I fall in love with the hero, Michael Sterling, all over again. The herione is not the perfect herione that your used to reading about, but a woman who we all can empathize with. I've read hundreds of romance novels....When He Was Wicked is in my top 5. This is one of the best novels I've ever read:) You won't be able to put it down.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1818, the first time ever Michael ¿The Merry Rake¿ Stirling saw Francesca Bridgerton he knows he is in love although he never experienced that feeling before. However, he can not act on his emotion because Francesca is to wed his best friend, his cousin John in less than two days. Michael ironically thinks that he now has two new feelings: love and for the first time envy. Ironically, he never coveted the earldom or the wealth of the man he considers his ¿brother¿.------ Two years later, Michael hides his love for Francesca from her and his cousin. John complains of headache and soon afterward he, not quite thirty and in seemingly perfect health, is dead. At twenty-two, Francesca is a widow and Michael is the earl. He still hides his feelings while they mourn their loss until one innocent night he offers simple solace that turns into heated lovemaking. The aftermath is that both feel guilty as if they let down John. As they evade one another so as not to explore their feelings, Francesca begins to wonder if John arranged the whole thing as a heavenly matchmaker.------ Title aside as no one is ¿wicked¿ in a nasty sense; fans will appreciate this wonderful Regency romance starring a loving relationship triangle between three wonderful protagonists. John was a nice respected person loved by his wife and his cousin so that his memory serves as a ghostly barrier to Michael and Francesca following up on their feelings. The two illnesses that John and Michael respectfully suffered from provide a feel for the era as Julia Quinn uses that to anchor her sixth fabulous Bridgerton book.------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is now and probably forevermore going to be my favorite of the Bridgerton series. Michael Stirling is wonderful. Read it and see.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite of the series because I fell in love with Michael! I actually just found the Bridgerton series and have loved each one. But like everyone else, was wondering if we get a happily-ever after for our Frascesca! I love the timing of this book, in regards to the rest of the family finding love. I love that Michael has to control his desire for so long....and them the unleashing! O. M. Gosh! If you like the gush of love and need all swirled into friendship and forever....like me you will fall in Love with Michael and all his pent up desire. Enjoy! And thank you Julia!
SexyGlaize More than 1 year ago
It made me fall in love over and over again. Nicely written and exceptionally told! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deeply moving. After reading this, please read Frannie and Michael's second epilogue in Brigertons HEA. It is guaranteed to bring a smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Julia Quinn's Bridgeton novels, however this one was entirely different. It touched on more of an emotional level and a journey that I found to be a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the series. Michael is one of the sexiest characters I've ever come across in a romance novel. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites. You know its good when you want to read it more than once!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a really good book, could have a better epilogue, but still, was a beautiful one.
BriC More than 1 year ago
I love this entire series and I've loved every book. Having said that, this is my favorite of the series. It has the most passion between the two main characters and I really feel like you can relate to their love and chemistry they can't fight. I couldn't make this fit but I'd also recommend Eloisa James' Desperate Duchess series. Its the same time period and also very funny.
curlyloulou More than 1 year ago
This book was intriguing. It got me interested very quickly but there was a lot medical problems in this book. Overall, I liked it enough and it entertained me. Quick and easy read...nothing deep.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book in the Bridgerton series, and one of my favorites. It is Francesca's story and I was not entirely expecting to enjoy it because I did not feel as if Quinn had properly introduced Francesca to the reader in her previous books. But I was dreadfully wrong. I found myself not only adoring her, but the male lead in the book, Michael, was so stunningly tragic sometimes I felt I could not entirely handle the amount of pain he put himself through for his love. I'll admit, this book is a bit slow in the first half as the first 150 pages or so are all relatively the same. However, once it gets going I felt I was more than rewarded for my patience. WHEN HE WAS WICKED is easily the hottest of all the Bridgerton novels. I was utterly blown away by the consummation scene. I completely understood why Quinn felt the necessity for so much buildup to the sexual climax and it was so completely WORTH IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read and loved all of Julia's Bridgerton series but this book is by far my favorite. It's not as light-hearted as her usual stuff, but thats only because Julia delves deeper into the characters and their pain and guilt. Michael is a fabulous hero who will definitely remain one of my all-time favorites. How can anyone not absolutely adore him? If you like well written stories with some meat, sexy heroes who adore their heroines, some wit, some angst, some steamy scenes... then this is the book for you.
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