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Wicked in Your Arms (Forgotten Princesses #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,456 Ratings  ·  204 Reviews
“Sophie Jordan is one of a kind!”
—Samantha James

Pride and passion collide in this sexy and emotionally rich Victorian-set historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan. Wicked in Your Arms is the first book in the acclaimed author’s Forgotten Princesses series—a marvelously sensual fable of a handsome prince searching for a suitable bride, but inc
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
Wicked in Your Arms
5 Stars

At the end of years of civil war, Prince Sevatian Maksimi’s country is in dire need of stability and he is determined to do his duty and marry a suitably well-bred heiress. Grier Hadley, the illegitimate daughter of one of London’s wealthiest yet most unsavory underworld denizens, has nothing to recommend her except for an enormous dowry. Grier and Sev couldn’t be more wrong for each other, but that fact cannot stop the undeniable passion and desire that spark every tim
Oct 06, 2015 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Sophie Jordan is not one of the best writers out there, but she is a great storyteller and I will definitely be reading more by her.

The Forgotten Princess is about Grier, an illegitimate woman who does not fit the mold of a proper lady. She loves the outdoors, can ride like the devil, and prefers to speak her mind. In short, she is earthy and the furthest thing from boring. Sevastian is a crowned prince looking for a suitable and wealthy bride for his kingdom. Grier is not really suitable for th
Mary Gramlich
Jul 21, 2011 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lucy Ibn al-Rashid

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
Aug 14, 2011 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, romance
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
Sep 21, 2014 Hbeebti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Pam Vlieg
Jul 14, 2011 Pam Vlieg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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
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
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
May 09, 2016 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How many times can one author use the phrase holy hellfire! in one book? Too many.
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.
Rachel (BAVR)
Most fantastic villain death I've read in a long time gains this formulaic piece an extra star.

Review to come.
Jul 21, 2015 SheLove2Read rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I liked Grier (hated her name), and her Welsh background. I wish the author had given us more of an insight into her life pre-London, other than the occasional mention. I also liked Sev, although he was a bit of an ass in the beginning of the book. Still, Grier gave him something he was missing - an equal. She may not have been royalty, or even legitimately Ton, but she was leagues ahead of her peers, and I'm glad he finally wised up and recognized it. The ending delved into the predictable, whi ...more
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
Sep 02, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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

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
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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
Feb 22, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jordan-sophie
A great story. I had a hard time putting it down. Sevastian is a prince from a foreign land in London to find a suitable bride. His country just ended a long 10 year war in which he fought and lost many men including his heir-apparent brother. Not the task of bringing his country back to life is falling on him. His grandfather, the King, is his only remaining relative. And Sev wants only to make him happy.

Grier is the illegitimate daughter of a Welsh nobleman. She just recently has been brought
Nov 06, 2011 Elle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 14, 2016 Nessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I adore it when the hero and heroine clash swords at first sight. It is all the more engaging and fun to watch them fall in love, gasp! to their dismay! Especially when they are Sooooo wrong for each other, or so they think.

Despite being a prince, he is no dandy or milksop, having just returned from the war and is now responsible to marry and have an heir. He comes to London hoping to find a respectable wife but instead encounters Grier, a complete hellion.
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
Aug 02, 2016 bdalli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 29, 2014 Greselley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Defective. The word sat like a boulder in her stomach. Yes, that’s how the prince probably saw her.

Wow. I never thought it would be that enjoyable! I've been jumping from one book to another for two days. Finally, I found something worth reading for, it hook me even with its prologue. I never read an HR novel having a prince as a hero. Well, I guess princes are as good as the peers, if not better. The story starts with Sevastian having won the war, claiming the victory for his country. Gentl
Tellulah Darling
Flat out deliciously fun HR! Take one bastard daughter with an enormous dowry and one prince having to wed a suitable bride, through in dislike, insults, chemistry galore and let the sparks fly. This was a one sitting read for me and a great time!
This is my first Regency Romance from Sophie Jordan and have to say I enjoyed it.

Grier Hadley, is the illegitimate daughter of someone who got their wealth under questionable means. She is tasked with finding a husband who will be lured by her considerable dowry. She hopes to find someone who will let her do all of the unladylike things she enjoys. She is not a fan of her father and thinks of her deceased stepfather as her father. She spends most her time at parties eating and hiding behind fer
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 18, 2015 09:32AM  
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Sharie Kohler

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.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years
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Other Books in the Series

Forgotten Princesses (4 books)
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  • The Earl in My Bed (Forgotten Princesses, #2.5)
  • How to Lose a Bride in One Night (Forgotten Princesses, #3)

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