Wicked With the Scoundrel

Wicked With the Scoundrel

by Elizabeth Bright

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After ten years of adventure, Colin Smith, the bastard son of a viscount, returns to the place he most despises ––London. But only until he can sell off some of his treasures. He has no use for the stifling rules of the ton, but he’s more than happy to play the game if it gets him what he wants.

Lady Claire, daughter of a marquess, is everything Colin loathes about the ton, but she is determined to win him over. Her life is a catalogue of dances and evening gowns, and thanks to an eidetic memory, she can remember every blasted, boring second of it. A treasure hunt for the Cleopatra Emerald promises adventure, but Claire wants more. If she can convince Colin Smith to take her with him as he travels the world, then she’ll have the life she’s always dreamed of. There’s just one problem, he doesn’t seem to like her much.

But Lady Claire loves a good challenge and the intellectual beauty may be on her way to the grandest adventure of all.

Each book in the Wicked Secrets series is STANDALONE:
* Twice As Wicked
* Lady Gone Wicked
* Wicked With the Scoundrel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640636316
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Series: Wicked Secrets , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 49,268
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Debut author Elizabeth Bright is a writer, attorney, and mother. After spending ten years in New Orleans (yes, she survived Hurricane Katrina), she relocated to Washington, D.C. to be closer to family. When she’s not writing, arguing, or mothering, she can be found hiking in the Shenandoah or rock climbing at Great Falls.

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Wicked With the Scoundrel 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
EmilieSG More than 1 year ago
I was not able to finish this book. While the premise of a young woman in Regency England wanting an archeological adventure seemed very interesting, it did not pan out. Claire was not relatable or realistic at all. She knew her actions were perceived as strange, odd, and "bad ton" by most of her acquaintances, and yet she still seemed shocked and flabbergasted when people reacted negatively to the things she did or said. It is one thing to know you are "different" and act accordingly, but not care. It is another thing to know you are "different" and yet continually be amazed by other people's reactions to you. She should have either not realized her actions were not in keeping with accepted societal norms, or not cared. I just didn't get it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DNF at 39%. Colin Smith has been off travelling the world having adventures, just the way he like it. But he has been forced to return to London to raise more money. He has been asked by the Marquess of Chatwell to humour his eccentric daughter Lady Claire Harrison's search for buried roman treasure by 'finding' some jewellery that he has recently buried, in return the Marquess will fund Colin's next treasure hunt. Lady Claire Harrison is somewhat socially awkward, she has a perfect memory and if left unchecked will tell someone the details of each and every time she has been to a venue (or any other occurrence). She is clearly intended to be portrayed as extremely intelligent if misunderstood and lacking in social skills (think Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory). I tried with this book but I just couldn't get into the writing, it felt artificial as if the author was talking in a fake English aristocratic accent as she wrote the book. I thought both Colin and Claire were unlikable characters and the insta-lurve that Claire experienced didn't ring true - why would she fall in love with such a boorish man? I picked the book up again to give it one last chance and nope, just couldn't carry on. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Pokeybooboo More than 1 year ago
This charming story is book three in Elizabeth Bright's Wicked Secrets series. I didn't read the first two and wasn't lost at all, so you shouldn't have any problem. Claire is the daughter of a peer and lacked for nothing. She has an amazing memory and could remember every detail. Every. Boring. Detail. Therefore, she wished for excitement and adventure. Colin, too, was the child of a peer, albeit an illegitimate one. He is a treasure hunter who risks life and limb in his quest to make money. Could these two be any different? Claire immediately fell in love with Colin. He, though, didn't seem very impressed with her. This is a romance novel, however, so you know of course that he falls in love with Claire. Here is the plot point in the story that tempered my enjoyment a bit. Colin seemed to turn into a totally different person when he fell in love. Of course he wanted to protect his beloved, but he turned into an overbearing nanny. Claire, though, wouldn't put up with that, and she ended up being the stronger of the two characters. It was still a fun story and I plan to read more from this author. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
The stories of those who went to Egypt to hunt for treasure before it was restricted are fascinating. Colin Smith is just that adventurer! After being gone for ten years he returns to London to sell some treasures he has found and is looking for a patron to back his further expeditions. Despising the people and rules of the ton, he is eager to obtain what he needs and return. When he finds a Marquess who is willing to fund him, he also finds his daughter Clair who is determined to go on a treasure hunt with him to find a priceless jewel. Of course she is totally smitten with him upon first glance but she is everything that Colin has stayed away from. Will he take her and what will they find? Will he change his mind and find love with Clair? Elizabeth Bright has written an enjoyable tale with captivating characters that will keep you entertained until the end! I am anxious to go back and read the first two books in this series, but his can be read as a standalone. I read this through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
Noire More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Wicked With The Scoundrel by Elizabeth Bright is the third book in her Wicked Secrets Series. Each book is written as a stand-alone but characters from the other two books are also in this one. Colin Smith the natural son of a viscount is an adventurer and explorer, he has returned to England after an absence of 10 years to sell some of the artifacts he has collected and to find a sponsor to support a new expedition to Egypt. Lady Claire Harrison is the daughter of a Marquess and when she meets Colin it’s love at first sight, he however is very aware that he is not for her and needs a little convincing. Lady Claire is an interesting heroine because she has a photographic memory and is I think with her lists a bit on the autism scale, that Colin not only accepts her but comes to love her exactly as she is makes this a very enjoyable story to me. Quite Steamy, Publishing Date February 11, 2019 #NetGalley #WickedWithTheScoundrel #ElizabethBright #EntangledPublishing
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Colin and Claire's story!! Colin has come to London to sell some of the relics he has acquired in his travels. He has a distain for the ton as he is the product of a lord taking advantage of a housemaid. When he meets Clair, he thinks she is like all the other woman of the ton and takes an instant dislike of her. Claire is smitten by Colin upon meeting him and devises a way to spend time with him as well as giving him an income that will make him acceptable to her father. As they spend time together, Colin's feelings for Claire change, but will the stations to which they were born get in the way of their HEA? I loved watching Colin and Claire come together!! Claire was so quirky (loved all her lists) and the interaction between to two was such a joy to watch! I'd not read anything by Bright and since this was book 3 of the series, I read the previous 2 before reading this one and I loved them too!! I think that definitely added a lot more to the story as you meet Claire and several other supporting characters to this story that way. I'm so excited for the rest of the series (at least I'm assuming there are more, LOL)!!! Definitely pick up this series!