Wicked Torment is the 1st book in USA Today bestselling author, Carole Mortimer’s, NEW Regency Sinners series.
Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Sinners, Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.
Eight gentlemen known in Society as The Sinners.
Having all returned safely from Waterloo, these gentlemen now find themselves with the more dangerous task of discovering which of the ladies in Society has been acting as a spy for the enemy.
Dangerous to their hearts, that is.
Darius Strong, the Duke of Wolferton, known to his close friends as Wolf, cares little for what Society or anyone else thinks of him, and lives his life accordingly. Given the task of discovering whether Lady Beatrix Hanwell has been using her position in Society to garner information for the enemy puts him in something of a quandary, however. The two of them have met several times in the past, occasions when that lady had not hesitated to show her disapproval of him. Mainly by ignoring his existence. Which is going to make it difficult for Darius to get close enough to her to seduce her into revealing whether or not she is the guilty lady.
Beatrix is puzzled—and more than a little disturbed—when Darius Strong, the exceedingly handsome and scandalous Duke of Wolferton, begins to show her marked attention. As a widow aged seven and twenty, and possessing no great beauty, his interest is mystifying to say the least. Much as she tries to fight her growing attraction to Wolf she is failing miserably, as each meeting between the two of them draws her ever nearer to forgetting all propriety and simply giving in to his seduction.
Except her surrender means revealing the secret she has taken such pains to hide.
To Darius’s surprise he finds himself becoming intrigued by Beatrix. Not only intrigued but he desires her more deeply than any other woman he has ever met. So much so that he finds himself hoping she is not the lady they are seeking.
Is Beatrix guilty of treason, and if not what will her reaction be to Wolf when she discovers the truth behind his single-minded pursuit of her?
Books by Carole Mortimer
Regency Sinners Series:
Wicked Torment (Regency Sinners 1)
Wicked Surrender (Regency Sinners 2) Coming very soon.
More books to come in this series
Regency Unlaced Series:
The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)
Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)
Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)
Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)
Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)
Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)
Pleasured by a Duke (Regency Unlaced 7)
Seduced by a Marquis (Regency Unlaced 8)
Tamed by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 9)
This series is now complete
Contemporary Knight Security Series – spin-off to Alpha Series:
Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)
Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)
Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)
Capturing Caleb (Knight Security 3)
Tempting Zander (Knight Security 4)
Enticing Ian (Knight Security 5) Available for pre-order
Ethan (Knight Security 6) Coming soon
More books to come in this series.
Contemporary Alpha Series:
Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)
Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)
Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th Book
Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)
Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)
Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)
Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)
Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)
This series is now complete.
Carole Mortimer has written over 220 books, in contemporary and Regency romance, and is the Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author—ever. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance author. She was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.
About the Author
Carole Mortimer is a USA Today Bestselling author, the recipient of a 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance Award, and in 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. To date she has written almost 200 novels, in contemporary and Regency romance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good read. The other reviewer obviously didn’t read the same story I did.
An arrogant duke and a widow who wants to be left alone - what possibly could happen? The story line was well laid out, although I had a hunch before the truth was revealed. The antagonistic pairing of the two main characters resulted in some fiery discussions and actions that kept me wanting to keep turning the pages to see what happened next. In response to two reviews that were posted: the author did warn that there was strong sexual language and sexual encounters. It certainly wasn't strong erotica, but it leaned that way. I would suggest that this series is not for those looking for sweet and clean romances. However (spoiler alert), the "sweet" shows through at the end. Good read!
Characters were believable and entertaining, but storyline predictable. A 4 star ratings.
Quite the romance, this is the story of Bea and the Duke of Wolferton. Bea is a widow who is happy being a widow. She had an unhappy marriage and vowed she would never remarry. The Duke of Wolferton is sent to find out if Bea is the spy they’ve been attempting to find, by any means necessary. The duke, Darius, is of the opinion that Bea is an unattractive, uptight woman and he is not enamored of this mission. So he just invites himself to her weeklong summer party and insists on staying even though she asks him to leave. LOL Nothing like an arrogant man. Quite a merry little tale with a somewhat abrupt but happy ending. It has some steamy sex scenes to liven it up as well.
Wicked Torment by Carole Mortimer is a fairly quick historical romance, perfect for those with limited time for reading. Ms. Mortimer has delivered a well-written book and filled it with outstanding characters. Darius has been tasked with investigating Bea for spying. Bea is surprised and a bit horrified when Darius crashes her weeklong party. Their story is loaded with drama, humor, smokin' hot sex and suspicion. I loved this book from the first page to the last and look forward to reading more from Carole Mortimer soon. Wicked Torment is book 1 of the Regency Sinners Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
The story has a good plot and for the most part is well written. It does go overboard with the sex scenes. Too much detail and too many sex scenes. Other than that, good job. Please keep writing. MR.
Not up to Carol's high reputation. Carol is the very best in historical romance. She gives a warning, yet first half is sexual violence - not consenual.