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The h showed herself to be just as cunning, capable, haughty a I was really looking forward to this book. The h showed herself to be just as cunning, capable, haughty and every bit as interesting as the H. I loved their encounters and the almost duel like way that they dealt with their attraction towards each other with both of them using it for their own advantage.
The chemistry was certainly there. So what went wrong? I'm all for the "let's all band together and teach him a lesson" plot device, and in fact was quite looking forward to Lucien having the tables turned on him. However the reason behind his family's actions and the thoughtless way they executed it, made me dislike the whole lot of them. As machiavellian and despicable as a lot of Lucien's actions wereboth in this and previous books, at the very least they were done out of love and concern for his siblings, and Lucien was always readily on hand to try to remedy the situation in case things went wrong.
Not so in this case. His family's manipulations were done out of anger and revenge. They set things in motion and then just sat back. Not only that, but they prioritised their revenge over trying to help their little sister. To me they came across as whinging, selfish, self-righteous prats.
They also showed no remorse or even a little bit of contriteness that their manipulations lead to the physical injury of Lucian, his wife's near death and the loss of Lucian's baby. Instead we end up with a book where the H takes the blame for everything and the supposedly good and kind sibling comes out with: "Lucien.
He looked at his two siblings. His family is what dropped my rating from what was looking to be a guaranteed 5 star book to 4. What made this a 3 star book, was how the h suddenly changed from such a cool headed, poised, intelligent and capable person to an irrational, clueless and unbalanced shrew.
She turned up in England with the purpose of exacting revenge on Lucien, but didn't even seem to have any idea on what that revenge was, was supposedly a wealthy and highly independent spy, but found the need to depend on the hospitality and generosity of Lucian's brother, confided with people she did not know and who did not like her and then promptly let herself be easily manipulated by everyone.
Lucien is just the kind of hero I adore. Dangerous, intelligent and in control. He learned from his mistakes changed and grew into a better person, yet still retained all the characteristics that made him the alpha hero I love. Eva was self-confident, independent, very adept and for the most part unflappable and intelligent.
She was the perfect match for Lucien and their interactions were filled with sexual tension and tussles for control. The story was filled with action, the sex scenes were pretty hot and the ending was suitably satisfactory. View 2 comments. The moment your name appear in The Wild One, I knows that you gonna steal my heart away. You got a mind full of wicked designs and I love you for being a good brother and hero in de Montforte series. New cover for my favourite hero, Lucien I have just finished reading Te Wicked One and it's pretty awesome.
I felt the ending seemed rushed, I wish it lasted longer. I think Nerissa kind of deserves her own book, I wanted to know how their lives continued The moment your name appear in The Wild One, I knows that you gonna steal my heart away. I think Nerissa kind of deserves her own book, I wanted to know how their lives continued An old historical favourite.
Definitely the cream of the crop out of the quartet. I love the hero and the heroine—there is just so much heat between these two, in the banter, in their fiesty personalities, and the love scenes OMG.
The ending was flamboyant and over-the-top, but it worked for me anyway. I wouldn't mind owning this eventually. The One Series. I scarfed these down like candy.
Harmon's de Montforte brothers are each delicious, and every book is better than the last. Unfortunately, most are out of print, but if you see them in the used bookstore, definitely grab a copy. Also, the last book, The Wicked One , is still available and stands alone very well. View all 12 comments. I loved Lucien in the previous books for all his bossy machinations.
I was able to take him seriously which I often have difficulty doing with the heroes of this period and their powdered hair and big shoe buckles and bright satin breeches and he just appealed to my love of the rational and the loyal and a good sense of humor. I even liked Eva, and I thought we saw the best character growth in her out of all the females in When I started The Wicked One, I was prepared for it to be my favorite.
I even liked Eva, and I thought we saw the best character growth in her out of all the females in this series. I especially liked that she was kind of a badadass and that she had a temper that she knew enough to regret but still couldn't quite control.
I think what did it was how much of this book is about his physical attraction to Eva and how early the sex started. I know I'm the weirdest romance fan out there, but I often find myself wanting to skim any intimate scenes because They just aren't my favorite.
And so much of this book felt like it was about sex. This is where my issue with how short these books are comes into play. Most of Lucien's story felt tied up in the bedroom, but this book also tells Nerissa and Perry's story in the background, and that plot could have been tied back into Lucien much better than it was.
The ending of this book was exciting and a lot of fun. And, really, if we'd had about more pages this book could have been four stars.
I'd have had time to ENJOY Lucien and find out more about his brain rather then being told so much, which is what it felt like to me. This book is probably more of a 2. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was quite curious about this one because of the hints from the previous book: The Defiant One. The hinted angst was quite appealing too.
Who doesn't feel a bit forgiving to a desperate, well-meaning Oldest brother who had time against him? He may be manipulative and high-handed, but his background, recurring dreams, and the results of his machinations thus far really helped the reader symphatize or forgive him. That being said, there were 2 things about the book that lead to my lower rating.
H I was quite curious about this one because of the hints from the previous book: The Defiant One. His siblings never understood his obsessive desire to get them married and happy asap. I would have wanted them to know why. While Eva's background certainly makes her mistrust understandable, and her reckless and rebellious actions that stormy night also understandable given said mistrust and her human foibles, I have trouble getting over said reckless behavior.
Even if the end result is to provide something so tragic and big that both characters MUST take note and learn from their ways, I find her behavior appalling.
I might have been more lenient if she did not do 2 reckless acts after another. The first one was bad enough. To not recognize how damaging her 1st act was and commit the 2nd act motivated by her own arrogance and superiority complex while knowing she's pregnant just made me dislike her very much. If the motive for 2nd act was at least well-meaning, maybe I would not have loathed her since.
I don't think I can take anymore. This series started off ok even though Garreth was an idiot in general, Juliette saved it for me.
It started going donwhill for me in book 2 when Charles was a pansy instead of a dealing with his problems like a man Amy saved that one. He whined and carried on just because he was no longer 'perfect'.
I sunk even lower in book 3 when Andrew turned out to be The Childish One vs. The Defiant one No Save from anyne. I loved Lucien from books so I was hoping I don't think I can take anymore. I loved Lucien from books so I was hoping his story would redeem my disappointment; alas I am not to be indulged. The first problem I have with this book is with EVA. If she were a side character I could swat her off like an irritating pest and finish without a thought.
LOVE for his family. They in turn meddle for revenge and to be spiteful. Then theres my dear, dear Lucien who was a shell of himself in this book. I was hoping this author was a keeper but I am not sure i'll ever read anything else of hers.
I dislike leaving a book in a series unread especially the ending but based off my feelings after listening to 3hrs and skimming over the reviews of what is to come I am going to bow out for now.
Maybe I'll finish one day but it won't be today. If I could issue 0 stars I would, not only for the horrible heroin and ungrateful family but for ruining Lucien's character and what should have been his HEA. What an explosive finish for an outstanding series.
This had it all, drama, suspense and most of all, romance. I thoroughly enjoyed The Wicked One. The passion between Lucien and Eva ignited the pages. The ending was so powerfully written that I felt as if I was right in the middle of all the action. I highly recommend this book and the entire series. A little "roll your eyes" dramatic at times. This was the last book in the series.
I still have to read the first three. I probably will. Sabrina Jeffries recommended this series. No match for Lucien's seductive mastery, Eva craves the blackguard as she's never craved another.