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Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,508 Ratings  ·  288 Reviews
With his laughing eyes and wild, rakish good looks, Lord Rannulf Bedwyn is a hard man to resist. To Judith Law, a woman in need of rescue when her stagecoach overturns, Rannulf is simply her savior, a heroic stranger she will reward with one night of reckless passion before she must become a companion to her wealthy aunt. Imagine Judith's shock when the same stranger turns ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Piatkus Books (first published 2003)
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Dina
Jan 11, 2012 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but here it is: another Balogh, another winner! She hasn't disappointed me yet, and I just love her writing.

Slightly Wicked is the second book in Balogh's series about the Bedwyn siblings, and tells the story of third son Rannulf (aka Ralf).

As the story opens, Ralf is on his way to Grandmaison, his grandmother's estate, well aware that, once again, she's going to try and persuade him to finally take a wife. He's used to her "gentle persuasion" and un
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Michelle Robinson
I like for my fiction to make sense, for the time period in which it is written, and I can not get around the idea that no woman of good sense, at this time in history, would risk an unplanned pregnancy when she is totally dependent on the good will of others for everything.

I understand that she felt she might not have another opportunity to have this type of encounter in her life but I just don't buy what she chose to do and that was problematic for me.

I could not possibly believe that this wo
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Beatriz
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Dando continuidade à leitura da série "Os Bedwyns" de Mary Balogh, eis que finalmente resolvi ler "Ligeiramente Maliciosos" para aventurar-me outra vez com os romance dessa família e acompanhar nessa obra a história de amor entre Judith Law e Rannulf Bedwyn.
O segundo livro da série, irá retratar de maneira pouco tradicional o encontro da Srta. Law com o jovem Rannulf. A moça estava viajando em uma diligência com destino a casa de sua tia Effingham, quando a carruag
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Lover of Romance
Apr 21, 2016 Lover of Romance rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review Updated

In Slightly Wicked, we have our two main characters who by chance, meet on the road. They join forces and spend a passionate night together. A night neither of them forget. Our heroine is having little choice but to go to her Aunt's home, and become her and her grandmother's companion. She knows that due to the debts her brother has accumulated, that her family is on financial ruin. So she has no choice but to become a unpaid servant of he
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Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read 21-26 February 2012

3rd read September 2015
Jacob Proffitt
This was much better than the first in the series, if only because it didn't depend on the two not talking things out. Okay, there was a little of that, but no more than reasonable and they don't take long to get to the point.

I had a hard time warming to either protagonist, however. Judith was a strange mix of bold and withdrawn that only barely maintained internal consistency. Unfortunately, her boldest moments involved pushing Ralf away and her most withdrawn were letting him push her. That se
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Elphaba J
Mar 11, 2015 Elphaba J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião completa em: http://historiasdeelphaba.blogspot.pt...

Embora eu seja uma incontornável fã de romances e as histórias de época tenham o dom de me encantar, confesso-vos que Mary Balogh foi uma das autoras que experimentei sem expectativa e a surpresa não poderia ser mais positiva. Apenas com o volume de estreia da série Bedwyn esta tornou-se, incontestavelmente, uma das minhas eleitas e este segundo livro veio, de forma efectiva, cimentar o enorme prazer que retiro dos seus enredos e da su
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Iliada
In all fairness, this book shouldn't have stood a chance with me from the beginning. One-night-stand plot, which I dislike in CRs, and in a historical romance too?? But Slightly Wicked was a truly lovely read.
Sandra
Muito melhor que o primeiro desta série.

Foi uma leitura viciante e mesmo compulsiva. Não consegui pousar o livro e quando tive mesmo de o fazer estava sempre a pensar em voltar a ele.

Muito bom mesmo!
Samantha
Apr 15, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, romance
I love Mary Balogh and I'm quickly growing to love all of the Bedwyn family. This installment picks up right off from where Slightly Married left off, with Aidan Bedwyn traveling to visit the grandmother who has made him her heir, and to pay court to the young lady she's selected for him as a prospective bride. On the way, Aidan comes upon an overturned stagecoach. He offers a ride to the most beautiful passenger, a woman who introduces herself as Claire Campbell, actress and courtesan. Aidan an ...more
Juliana Philippa
Thought I wasn't going to like it, but would definitely recommend as part of Bedwyn series (3.5 stars)

Slightly Wicked is the second in the Bedwyn Family book series and is about Lord Rannulf Bedwyn, the third oldest son. At first, I'll admit I wasn't as excited about this book as Balogh's other ones (I've read all but one of the other Bedwyn books). I hate to admit it, but reading the back summary I was somewhat put off by the idea that the heroine has a random wild fling with a stranger at the
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Edna
Jul 16, 2009 Edna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good one, probably a 3.5 star. I like this one a little bit more than Aidan's story. I think it's because I enjoyed Ralf's personality more. He's a lot different than his older brothers—a little more laid back & charming. He actually smiles and laughs, who knew a Bedwyn could do that? Judith, not exactly my favorite. For the most part, she was just a damsel in distress. A little like Cinderella...her as a servant, her aunt the evil stepmother, and her cousins the horrible stepsister ...more
[Aengell]
Apr 28, 2014 [Aengell] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars with everything I love about this author!

I don't know why I put this one off my to-read-next-list, but it was a mistake. Really, this was a classically good Mary Balogh book, with everything an old fan can expect. That may sound a bit boring, but it's the truth.
I like Balogh's writing style a lot, it is very laid back, understated, with no much over-done drama by the MC's and without any silly misunderstandings. And still, she manages to bring in a healthy dose of passion, a healthy dose
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Fernanda
:) adorei!

mais uma historia da familia Bedwyn, com o humor caracteristico da autora.
uma trama empolgante e personagens interessante e bem construidos.

Rannulf Bedwyn e Judith Law, são o par romântico, numa historia de intriga, suspense e claro "quente" levam o leitor a um virar de paginas compulsivo ate ao fim!

Super recomendado.
jenjn79
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Amarilli Settantatre
Il secondo romanzo della serie è dedicato a Rannulf, ulteriore membro di una famiglia nota per essere molto altezzosa e altrettanto spregiudicata: in effetti, se all'apparenza i Bedwyn sono rigidi e formali, bisogna dire che alla prima possibilità di cedimento sono ben lieti di mandare al diavolo prudenza e galateo... Anche Rannulf è solo il fratello minore del Duca di Bewcastle e perciò destinato nei progetti familiari alla carriera sacerdotale, carriera che lui ha allegramente scartato per app ...more
Nadine Jones
This book suffers from comparison to the 5th book in the series (Slightly Sinful) which I had read just before it. In that book, the premise was ludicrous and yet believable. In this book, the premise is just ... ludicrous. Balogh is a fine writer and I still enjoyed the characters, but I had many "oh COME ON NO WAY!!!" moments while reading. Sometimes it's a mistake to read books back-to-back like that.

In this book, we have beautiful red-headed heroine, Miss Judith Law (the most gorgeous woman
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Tania Martins
Apr 03, 2014 Tania Martins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Numa única palavra maravilhoso, uma vez mais a autora consegue superar as expectativas e criar mais um romance de época de forma magistral.

Desta vez conta-nos a história de mais um dos irmãos Bedwyn, Ralf que ao tentar cumprir o último desejo da sua avó se vê completamente embrenhado numa história de amor com Judith, uma mulher sem preconceitos e que decide espontaneamente entregar-se ao amor de um hoomem antes de uma vida de abandono social, com todas as complicações que esta acarreta como o fa
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Caroline Yamashita
Nossa, como demorei para pegar esse livro, apesar de já ter lido 3 livros e gostado muito da escrita da Mary Balogh, eu enrolei para ler!
E amei! Não me arrependi!
Judith está seguindo viagem para a casa da tia, onde lá será uma "parente pobre que sua tia vai acolher", mas conhecida como criada de luxo, apesar de ser da família, Jude sabe que trabalhará muito, e não tem nenhuma esperança de ser feliz, ou encontrar o amor de sua vida. Mas no caminho, a diligência quebra no meio da estrada, e por lá
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Susana
1,5 stars



Tw's: Attempted rape

No one is infallible, and to expect otherwise is just unreasonable.

Also, tastes are tastes. What works for a person doesn't work for another...

This is the fourth book I read by this author. And for the first time, a Mary Balogh story didn't work for me.

There has been something wonderfully constant in the previous books I read by this author: No insta love or lust.

The characters behave as sensible people. They normally find themselves together due to a promise made
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Patrisha
Apr 10, 2014 Patrisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
E si continua con la saga della famiglia Bedwin... Un inizio scoppiettante e inaspettato, che porta i due protagonisti a concedersi per un momento di passione e follia, appena conosciuti... ma le cose non sono come sembrano. E il beffardo destino, vedi la penna fortunata dell'autrice, li riporta a incontrarsi e a scoprire le rispettive verità. L'amore non può non trionfare, ma come ogni romanzo della Balogh che si rispetti, mamma che problemi e fraintendimenti in mezzo, artefizi che ti spingono ...more
Andrea
I love Mary Balogh's writing. I fell in love with her Survivor's Club book because they feature flawed, loveable characters who have to deal with horrible things and find the courage to start again. I love those books because they are so refreshingly undramatic.
And that is exactly why the Bedwyn series seems to be not for me. It's too dramatic for me. The premise of this book is ridiculous (view spoiler)
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Patrícia
RATING: 3.5 stars

Há livros, dos quais gostamos apesar dos muitos defeitos que obviamente têm. Ligeiramente Perverso, o segundo livro da Saga Bedwyn, da autoria de Mary Balogh, é um desses livros (para mim, bem entendido).

Judith Law é filha de um pastor anglicano e a sua família tem alguma classe, embora não possa nunca ter a pretensão de se dar com a alta sociedade. Mas Banwell, o único rapaz de uma prole de cinco irmãos, tem outras ideias e gasta quase todas as poupanças da família para tentar
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kris
Aug 14, 2013 kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HER VIVID, VOLUPTUOUS BEAUTY, YOU GUYS. I GOT IT.

BEDWYN, YOU HOITY-TOITY BASTARD.
Vânia Nunes
Apr 26, 2015 Vânia Nunes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vânia by: editora Arqueiro
**PORTUGUESE EDITION - PORTUGUESE REVIEW***

nossa história começa pela heroína, Judith Law. Filha de um severo reverendo, numa cidadezinha do interior, Judith agora se encontra em sua primeira viagem de diligência, aos 22 anos, indo para um destino não muito agradável.

Os Law não era ricos, mas tinham uma vida confortável, até que o único filho, Branwell, começou a andar com pessoas de posses elevadas as dele, e como cavalheiro, ele não poderia se mostrar menos que seus pares. Assim, ele começa um
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An Odd1
Jan 10, 2015 An Odd1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Jude pampers gran with sweets. Their "genuine affection" increases. Gran is "plumper .. more indolent .. complained of a host of maladies, real and imagined .. mornings .. elaborate coiffures, not-so-subtle cosmetics and perfumes, brightly colored clothes, and masses of jewelry .. drawing room" p 81 downstairs for afternoons, evenings. Gran wraps her favorite grand-daughter in "warm, violet-scented hug, .. bangles .. jangling" p 81, sees her as "magnificent" p 221. "I'll take the old ones and yo ...more
Catarina
Jun 08, 2014 Catarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais uma vez, a família Bedwyn conseguiu surpreender-me! Começo a perceber melhor que toda a arrogância é mais fachada do que realidade, o que me agrada muitíssimo :)

Rannulf mostrou-se mais afável, mais divertido e mais eloquente que Aidan. Não que o primeiro não tenha demonstrado ser tudo isto e muito mais, porque demonstrou e claramente, mas foi um personagem que demorou mais a conhecer. Já Rannulf mostrou o seu lado mais brincalhão e, ao mesmo tempo, sensível, assim que se deu a conhecer ao l
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Tempo de Ler
May 22, 2014 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encontramos Judith numa situação delicada já que é obrigada a deixar a família para ir viver com a tia Effingham. Avizinha-se uma vida de monotonia e escravidão, sem pretendentes, sem casamento, sem um lar ou uma família próprios…ou assim pensava Judith…
'Por uma vez na sua vida, ela precisava, precisava desesperadamente, de fazer algo gloriosamente escandaloso, chocante, ousado e... completamente fora do habitual.'

Balogh convenceu-me logo nos primeiros capítulos que esta seria uma aventura bem
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Lori McD
3.5+ stars

I truly enjoyed this book, because as outrageous as it might seem, I could relate to Judith's plight and even her decision to be "slightly wicked". I realize many might not be able to suspend belief to accept that a woman like Judith might be more than tempted -- that she might actually *be* wicked with a handsome, wealthy stranger for 1.5 days and 2 nights, when she was a gently bred lady. And then to refuse his offer of marriage?

But that's the charm of this book... Judith is not our
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Nisha
Jan 16, 2010 Nisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
About the 3rd brother of the Bedwyn family, the notorious rake or rebel or whatever and the bootylicious girl from a pious family.

I know, Weird description, but Rannulf is one of the weirder characters, whose personality was nearly impossible to truly classify. Judith, on the other hand, is a beautiful, bootylicious woman with sinful red hair and a terrible self-esteem, due to her annoying family members (her father and her aunt).

Ranulf and Judith had this weird tension thing going on, but the
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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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