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The Wicked One (The de Montforte Brothers #4)

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The bluest of blood; the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away.

Meet Lucien de Montforte ...

The head of his noble family, the dark and dangerous Duke of Blackheath spends his time manipulating other lives without giving a thought to finding a wife of his own. Yet Lucien must admit he finds exquisite Eva de la Mouriére most intriguing. What
Published (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Jun 05, 2012 Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥ rated it really liked it
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
the wicked one

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
Dec 07, 2009 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sabrina Jeffries
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.
I was really looking forward to this book. I even found myself somewhat rushing through the previous 2 books just so I could start on this one. I already liked the hero (a lot,) much of the background for the story and pretty much all of the characters had already been introduced and developed in the the other 3 books, and the premises of the story was very intriguing to me. And you know, the beguining of the book did not disappoint. The h showed herself to be just as cunning, capable, haughty a ...more
Karen Wilson
May 06, 2013 Karen Wilson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scheming
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When I started The Wicked One, I was prepared for it to be my favorite. 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
Ok let me start by saying that I love this series and was captivated by the first novel in The De Montforte Brothers series. I was highly anticipating this one as I have loved Lucien since his first appearance in The Wild One. I was drawn more to his character than the others as he had more of a cunning and artful persona.

I think that it was a misjudgment to choose the leading lady to be this particular character, Eva. I went ahead and gave the novel a go as I was extremely interested to see how
Vikki Vaught
Aug 14, 2012 Vikki Vaught rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Danette Steward
3.5. Entertaining. Hot. 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.
May Mostly Romance
Mar 28, 2013 May Mostly Romance rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
เลมทีสี และเปนเลมสุดทาย (ในตอนนี เพราะเหนขาววา คนแตงกำลังเขียนเลมหาอยู ซึงจะเปนเรืองนองสาวคนสุดทอง) ซึงเลมนีเปนหนึงในหนังสือในดวงใจของเราเลย

จุดเดนของเรืองกคือ การจับคูพระเอกนางเอก ซึงวากันตามจริงแลว ไมเฉพาะเลมนีเทานันนะคะทีคนแตงประสบความสำเรจ หนังสือทังสีเลมในชุดนีคนแตงทำไดดีมากในการเลือกนางเอกใหเหมาะสมกับคาแรคเตอรของพระเอก (หรือในทางกลับกันกคือ การเลือกพระเอกใหกับนางเอก) การเลือกจับคูทีถูกตองนีเอง เปนพืนฐานทำใหหนังสือประสบความสำเรจ เพราะทำใหคนอานอยางเราเชือในความรักทีเกิดขึน และไมเฉพาะความรัก แ
Aug 07, 2011 Tishke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 1-3 so I was hoping ...more
Tam B.
Jun 03, 2012 Tam B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final book in the series about the de Monteforte brothers.

We open with Lucien facing Eva down the barrel of a gun in his chambers. He has really met his match. Eva is intelligent, beautiful and dangerous. Could there be a more perfect woman for Lucien, Duke of Blackheath? Their entanglements are over possession Andrew's aphrodisiac and are delicious to read. Eva fascinates Lucien because she is dangerous and can get the better of him. She doesn't need him for anything and challenges him at e
Vikki Vaught
Vikki's Musings

What an outstanding end to this remarkable series! Lucien, the Duke of Blackheath has met his match in Eva de la Mouriere. She is the only woman who can bring this arrogant and manipulate duke to his knees, and she does this repeatedly from the first page to the last.

While Eva took a while for me to warm up to her character, by the end of the book, I grew to love her. She is a mix of cynical woman—betrayed by her father at a tender age, and then later betrayed by her first husband
I had SUCH high hopes. On the surface, Lucien and Eva were exactly the kinds of hero and heroine I adore. And the first 20% or so of the book was great, with her confronting him in the tower, and him stealing the potion back, etc. But it rapidly descended into a whole lot of wangst and internalizing and started to feel like a New Age self-help retreat by about 50% in.
Then toward the end there was this huge action plot that I maybe should have slowed down a bit for, but by then I just wanted to f
Sabrina Guthrie
Jun 20, 2013 Sabrina Guthrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have said a lot of amazing things about this author and this series. This series could not have ended on a better note. In my own imagination, I wouldn't hesitate to know which brother I would pick in a heartbeat. The Wicked One is everything that just defines sexy. Lucien may appear to be a total control freak when it comes to handling everyone's business including his own, but he does it out of complete and utter love for his family. His love knows no bounds and for those lucky enough to be ...more
Jan 24, 2012 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could only pick two words to describe this book it would be "I cried".....or "RUN! BUY!"....or "Intense, Wonderful"....or "Favorite Couple". You get the idea. This was a re-read for me and I had forgotten some of the details over the years but as soon as I started reading, it all came gushing back full force. I remembered why it graced my Keeper Shelf. This book brought emotions out of me that came from my depths. Lucien and Eva both fight their demons before they come to find love and take ...more
Jun 26, 2013 ShaniceRhynd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucine de Montforte, my my my what a HOTTIE! I know it's silly to have a crush on a character from a book but it never stopped me with Fifty Shades and it certainly wont stop me now! Lucien is my favourite brother by far. He loves his brothers and makes it his aim to see them happy and settled, even if they think him wicked. Until he gets a taste of his own medicine when the sexy, sultry Eva challenges him. Eva is just the right match for Lucien, the only one to put him in his place and in retur ...more
Well now, I must admit this has not been my favorite in this series. I was anticipating Lucian's story and I expected more. It wasn't bad but it was rather dark and lacked the romance and playfulness of the previous books. It improved in the last part of the book with some excitement. I was glad to see Andrew come through. The narrator did a decent job with the exception of Eva's voice. I didn't care for how he read her part - too breathless. I am looking forward to seeing how the last sibling's ...more
Mar 31, 2013 BonnieL rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Having read the first book in this series, I skipped to the final title because I was too impatient to read the intervening two titles and I really wanted to enjoy this book. Couldn't. SPOILERS: the heroine was a screechy, whiney. temper-driven shrew. The hero suddenly lost all the elements that made him interesting in the first book and turned into a wuss who messed up everything. And really - she's pulling out swords and threatening violence and mayhem all through the book? And this is suppose ...more
Lynsey A
This was a nice ending to the series. Even though the heroine drove me mad thru most of the book, I still enjoyed it. She made me drop it a star. She certainly had reasons to distrust men but it just got tiresome after awhile.

However, things happened to make her change her mind, dark, tragic things but it woke her up to Lucien's true nature. Lucien learned lessons too, the hard way. However, it of course, all turned out well in the end.
Nov 07, 2012 Elsbeth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jenny E
*3.5 stars*

I skipoped over the third book, as Andrew didn't really appeal to me as a hero - I had read that this was a decent stand alone book as well, but that's so not true. I think you definitely need to read the prior book to understand the heroine in this book.
Susan Parks
Very enjoyable ending to a very enjoyable series. I'd give the series as a whole 3.5 stars, and I really wish you could give 1/2 star ratings here. The books read very quickly and are a lot like popcorn, not very substantial, but addictive!
Oct 20, 2012 Spanglemaker9 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: period-romance
This one redeemed the series a bit. Lucien is a much more intriguing character and Eva was a good match for him. Good dynamic. The two "action" sequences towards the end of the book were nail-biters like the end of the first one. I missed that element in the other two.
Dec 07, 2015 Awakencordy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x-read-in-2015
Family story concludes in this one, getting all family together from the previous three books so make this couple happen. Which was nice, even though it was too dramatic for my tastes at some point, I didn't throw it away. A solid historical romance.
Oct 14, 2014 Nikki rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The pace of this the fourth in the series was slower and less engaging than the previous three. I skimmed large sections in the middle of this book. It did get interesting again at the end.
I knew from the very beginning this was going to be my favorite book in the series! No doubt, it did not disappoint.

4.5 stars
3 and 1/2 stars. Lovely conclusion to a summer week's worth of historical, romantic escape.
Mar 02, 2013 Marya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 and a half stars, really.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon has written twelve critically acclaimed and award-winning books, with many being published all over the world. A Massachusetts native, she has lived in Great Britain, though these days she and her English husband make their home in New England with their daughter Emma and numerous animals including three dogs, an Egyptian Arabian horse ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The de Montforte Brothers (5 books)
  • The Wild One (de Montforte Brothers, #1)
  • The Beloved One (de Montforte, #2)
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