Wicked in Your Arms (Forgotten Princesses #1)
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Wicked in Your Arms (Forgotten Princesses #1)

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One of the most notoriouslyeligible bachelors in Europe isfinally ready to marry . . .

For fiercely independent Grier Hadley,being the illegitimate daughter of one ofLondon's most unsavory charactershas only one advantage: an enormous,ill-gotten dowry.

Prince Sevastian Maksimi knows wherehis duty lies: he must find a well-bredyoung lady—one with a considerablefortune to her...more
ebook, 209 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Avon
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Laura the Highland Hussy
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I got this for free the other day and thought I’d flip through to see if it was something I’d like. Within minutes I was hooked. I read this in one night, on my phone because my husband was asleep next to me.

The crown prince of Maladonia Sevastian Maksimi is being told by his aging grandfather the king, that after a decade of war and bloodshed, his people need something to look forward to. He wants to see Sev settled down and married (preferab...more

I'm extremely disappointed with this book. It had a lot of potential, in terms of plot and character, but it didn't live up to it.

First of all, I got tired of the amount of times Sevastian said or thought Grier was ineligible and that she wasn't good enough to be his wife and, consequently, the future queen.

As such, I thought the romance came up short.

How can you feel some sort of enchantment toward the love story if the hero thinks the heroine is nothing but a lowly peasant and a bastard most...more
Wicked In Your Arms by Sophie Jordan opens with a prologue in which the male love interest, Sevastian Maksimi discovers he is the new heir to the throne of Maldania, a fictional country, after his brother dies in war. It is Sevastian’s duty to his country to find a bride among the English ton, preferably one who will bear many children. Grier Hadley is a bastard, but her father, Jack, is super rich and provides Grier with a generous dowry, as long as she marries a titled man. However, the ton do...more
Mary Gramlich
WICKED IN YOUR ARMS by Sophie Jordan
Book #1 in the Forgotten Princesses Series
07/11 - HarperCollins Publishers - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Are we able to overcome the expectations set for us?

When you are born into life with no discernible lineage, trying to find a good match becomes close to impossible. Despite the fact that her father is ridiculously rich Miss Grier Hadley is viewed as his illegitimate daughter and the large dowry he is offering is the only reason she is invited to partie...more
Pam Vlieg
Oh Sophie Jordan, you enamored me with Firelight and steamed up my nights with Wicked in Your Arms. It’s been quite a long time since I read a romance and when this one showed up on my doorstep I did a little happy dance. I knew I loved Jordan’s teen writing and I couldn’t wait to see how her prose was used in the romance genre.

Sevastian seems to be a foppish prat, concerned only with finding a well bred girl to marry and bed down with heirs for his kingdom. It is after all his duty. Grier is as...more

To say Sophie Jordan is my hero is an understatement. She gets to write a highly successful YA paranormal romance trilogy, sexy historical romance books, and paranormal romance books (wowza!). Now why is she my hero? Because what goes on in that head of hers makes me blush and I like it!!

While I haven’t read many historical romances, I have to say I really enjoyed this one. The beginning seemed to go on a little too long with the differences between Grier and the Prince. However, I liked the sto...more
This book was actually going perfectly fine until well over halfway through. The hero might have been an alphahole, but at least he wasn't randomly popping out of a corner and jumping on the heroine. Then, bam! He GOES INTO HER ROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and starts taking off her clothes and his as well and says that YES DEAR, WE MUST CONSUMMATE OUR RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE THERE IS NO TIME LEFT. Wow, what a stellar catch, and how UNCREEPY. *eyeroll*

I liked the heroine well enough, but god, th...more
4.5 Star. Really enjoyed the heroine standing up for herself. Could have been better IF the book was longer. Not that it was a short read. This author just likes big font's.
This was so good. All I know is that I need to look into some more Sophie Jordan books! Grabbed me from page one and I couldn't put it down.
Rachel (BAVR)
Most fantastic villain death I've read in a long time gains this formulaic piece an extra star.

Review to come.
Oh, man. Grier's stoicism in the face of the BRUTAL way the society ladies (and men) treated her for her illegitimacy kind of killed me. She ignores it as best she can, but the words still hurt. She hates the balls and city life after the freedom she'd known on her own, but she feels she has no other choice.

Oh, Grier.

I didn't blame her at all for trying out a few kisses on Sev. Yeah, he was kind of douchey to her when they first met (well, when he was saying unflattering things and she was hidin...more
I loved Grier. Under other circumstances, I think she would have been considered an Original; yet because of the Ton's rigid opinions on birth, even her father's wealth can't buy her more than a grudging seat at Society's best tables. (Her father made his money from gambling hells and has no refinement to speak of; she does, but she and her half-sister Cleo were born out of wedlock.)

There's a more than a bit of the Elizabeth-Darcy vibe going on with her initial relationship with Sevastian, and t...more
I wish Goodreads had a bomb rating in addition to the star ratings. Not because this book deserved a bomb, but because some of my one-star reads are so horrible that one star is too generous, while others (like this one) aren't enjoyable, but also aren't stomp-on-it-rip-it-into-tiny-pieces-then-burn-it bad.

That's my long-winded way of saying that while I didn't like this book, and it greatly annoyed me for much of the time I was reading it, it's not horrible. I just found the plot so boring (how...more

Grier Hadley is the headstrong illegitimate daughter of Jack, who is very rich from being some kind of king of the underground who is looking to become part of London society by marrying off his illegitimate daughters to titled gentlemen. It seems more can be learned about that situation by reading Wicked Nights With a Lover although this book can be a read alone and is part of a new series, I think somewhere it should state that the books are tied together. I felt as if I was missing somethin...more
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Favorite Quote: “Do you mean to say you’re considering me as a prospective wife? Heavens! Have the stars truly shined down on me? Could I be so blessed?”

Crown Prince Sevastian Maksimi, one of Europe’s most eligible bachelors, must find a rich wife of impeccable breeding and produce a heir in order to help his country heal from the devastation of war. When Ms. Grier Hadley finds herself eavesdropping on the prince and his cousin, she is...more
I was a bit frustrated with the first half of the book because the characters kept repeating themselves. He's a prince in need of a suitable bride, she's the bastard daughter of the owner of a gaming hell, completely unsuitable. She's constantly being snubbed and rebuffed by members of the ton. She doesn't want to be there. She wants to go live in the country. She hides. She's fascinated by the prince, angry that he sees her as unsuitable, but realizes she IS unsuitable. He's fascinated by her,...more
DNF by chapter 2. Heroine and hero meet and sparks fly because heroine overhears hero saying some not so nice things about her. She pours lemonade over his head. Sounds great, right? But then in chapter 2 heroine comes upon hero boinking a married woman, and then hero and heroine hide in a closet because married woman's husband comes upon her. Hero gets very friendly with heroine in closet even after he's been diddling with another woman. Heroine gets all hot and bothered.

Sorry, not into the tro...more
QiJia 치쟈
This is surprisingly better than I expected!

A simple funny historically inaccurate historical romance ;)
A smart witty heroine matched with a sharp but not quite shinning Prince. Prince Sevastian now the sole heir to his grandfathers throne travels to England in hopes of finding a well dowered debutant to marry. Sadly his attention keeps wandering to the well dowered but illegitimate Grier, daughter to a man who made his fortune in questionable ways. Grier should be looking for an impoverished lord, one who would be grateful for her dowry, but after dousing Sev after over hearing his less than flat...more
I didn't realize this book was going to have graphic love scenes. I don't usually like those...but the rest of the plot wasn't cheesy like some of those other romance novels can be! It was a really amazing story and I was completely taken in by the rich, romantic world of old England! The writing was beautiful! I felt swept away to another time! I totally loved it!
Lena ♫ ♪
It's sexy, and it knows it!

Seriously, I really enjoyed this one and plan on checking out Sophie's other adult novels. For adult fans of Sophie Jordan's Draki series, I highly recommend reading this. Woohoo, steamy, steamy, rawr!
Awesome regency novel.. I would probably describe this as Pride & prejudice all sexed up with great writing and no drawn out angst! Simply superb!
Fantastic, everything I love in historical romance. I love their banter, the twist in story and their passion.
Kimberly Russell
It kind of reminded me of a semi dirty Pride and Prejudice.
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After what seems to be endless war, the country of Maldania has finally won peace at great cost to the royal family and the people they are suppose to protect. Now that the borders are safe from foreign evasion, it is up to the sole living heir to rebuild his family. Prince Sevastian Maksimi must travel to neighboring England to find a bride who will one day be the Queen of Maldania. It is the duty he must perform for the health of his country if he likes the youn...more
Nicole Potter
I'm new to Historical Romances, I'm a paranormal romance person myself, and I'm so glad I found Jordan's books! This series is beyond amazing! I tend to like books with strong female leads, and Grier does not disappoint. She'd rather hang out behind potted plants at parties and eat biscuits then put up with the false smiles and gossiping ton. Because of her 'new father' and her low birth status, Grier has it a bit harder than most to fit in. And when prince Sevastion decides to drag her characte...more
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Grier Hadley has a new fortune and is looking for a husband who doesn't care she's illegitimate when he gets her enormous dowry. It's a difficult task, specially since her skin isn't so light, she has freckles and a fierce personality. So it's not a surprise to listen Prince Sevastian Maksimi talking about her like she's garbage, but she isn't going to take it anymore, it doesn't matter he's the hottest man on earth....or a Prince.

Prince Sevastian needs a respectable wife a...more
Historical English society romance where a bastard daughter is given a huge dowry by her reluctant father and searches for love in marriage instead of only a legitimate loveless marriage which is all the poor titled men in London are willing to offer. A Prince from a small continental country has come to London to find a well born rich bride because he has no heir and his grandfather is worried for the next generation.
Prince Sevastian Maksimi is not interested in a rich bastard daughter for a w...more
Lita Bouquard
Grier's lineage and upbringing was unorthodox. Her father Jack, a now wealthy man who aspires to have his daughters enter into society has only recently met Grier, Cleo and Marguerite. He has offered a large dowry to entice gentlemen to court his beautiful daughters whom he fathered but never bothered to marry any of their mothers. Thus the need for the dowry. I am a bit confused because I read Marguerite's story and it occurred first, yet this is Book 1 in the Forgotten Princesses series.

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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

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