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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
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Published (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
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
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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
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Jen
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.
Robin
This hero was in all 4 series, he's the big brother and head of the family. And I will admit he was my favorite and I kinda fell in love with his character. Great read =]
Karen Wilson
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Sabrina Guthrie
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
Vikki Vaught
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.
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เลมทีสี และเปนเลมสุดทาย (ในตอนนี เพราะเหนขาววา คนแตงกำลังเขียนเลมหาอยู ซึงจะเปนเรืองนองสาวคนสุดทอง) ซึงเลมนีเปนหนึงในหนังสือในดวงใจของเราเลย

จุดเดนของเรืองกคือ การจับคูพระเอกนางเอก ซึงวากันตามจริงแลว ไมเฉพาะเลมนีเทานันนะคะทีคนแตงประสบความสำเรจ หนังสือทังสีเลมในชุดนีคนแตงทำไดดีมากในการเลือกนางเอกใหเหมาะสมกับคาแรคเตอรของพระเอก (หรือในทางกลับกันกคือ การเลือกพระเอกใหกับนางเอก) การเลือกจับคูทีถูกตองนีเอง เปนพืนฐานทำใหหนังสือประสบความสำเรจ เพราะทำใหคนอานอยางเราเชือในความรักทีเกิดขึน และไมเฉพาะความรัก แ
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Tishke
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Tam B.
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
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Kate
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
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Nene
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
Sarah
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
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Leah
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
ShaniceRhynd
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
1CheekyLass
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
Stacey
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
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Erin
" The Wicked One" is perhaps my favorite of the de Monteforte series, primarily because it delves into the mind and heart of the patriarch, Lucien, Duke of Blackheath. The female and male protagonist were evenly matched and I greatly delighted at all the bantering dialogue between the pair.

My one complaint is that DH tied Nerissa/Perry storyline with Lucien/Eve.



I also recommend reading The Wild One (The de Montforte Brothers, #1) by Danelle Harmon and then The Beloved One (de Montforte, #2) by Danelle Harmon and then The Defiant One (de Montforte, #3) by Danelle Harmon
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Spanglemaker9
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.
Kimberly  Brooks
Possibly the best out of the series

Lucien de Mortforte need I say more? What a devilish man he is. By reading the other three books from this series I had no idea that I would enjoy an indulge in this man's story. No wonder he is the wicked one, sweet Jesus that man is cunning and sinfully delicious with that wicked devilish smile. I loved how he always did his best to annoy and get under Eva's skin. His snide cocky confident remarks just tickled my innards. I thought Gareth and Charles ranked
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Elizabeth Gathu
When I read the first book in this series, The Wild One, and I met Lucien de Montforte I never for a second believed that he would be capable of love or that he had a heart at all. My experience reading the Wicked One was really unexpected. Although Lucien was as bossy, arrogant and full of himself as I thought he would be, he surprised me with his hurt and pain and he made me cry when I thought The Beloved One would. I fell in love with little boy Lucien who was forced to grow up so fast and lo ...more
Maloup
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
Atunah
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Mainer207
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
Elis Madison
So far in this series, manipulative Lucien de Montforte has racked up quite a tally of misdeeds.



On the eve of a battle that reportedly took his life, one of the de Montforte brothers wrote Lucien a letter begging Luce to help his fiance and bastard daughter. So Luce sent them, with a SMALL amount of money, to the wolves. A second, very sensitive and insecure brother, he goaded to the point of desolation. He saw to it that a well-respected young heiress and his brother were so publicly compromise
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Eileen Dandashi
About the Story: Lucien de Montforte, Duke of Blackheath, has worked tirelessly with all sorts of schemes to get his brothers married, sooner rather than later. Through the series he is driven to make this so; not with humility are their marriages arranged, but with deviousness and great interference in the free-will of his brothers and now sisters-in law. He is so smug when he succeeds, that the reader begins feeling like he needs a big awakening.

He has a secret about himself which is not share
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Melanie
Lucien, the Duke of Blackheath’s story starts with the ending of the third novel, THE DEFIANT ONE, but from the heroine’s point of view. And what a beginning it is! I honestly felt the anticipation written. My heart pounded as author stretched and strained the moment to a point that my heart pounded. I also worried that the author would match him with some naïve yet interesting female, but when she gave him femme fatale like Eva, I rejoiced!

Eva de la Mouriére, a beautiful, intelligent and much t
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Lord Rose
I definitely enjoyed seeing Lucien finally get his comeuppance. *insert evil grin here* He was quite annoying in the previous books, and having him finally meet his match was definitely satisfying.

The book was very emotional in places. I actually teared up reading parts of it, and I never cry when reading. (Of course, my susceptibility to tears may have been, in part, caused by the fact that I had a cold, but I think I might very well have been moved even without that.)

And now for me to be nitpi
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Teddi
I'm not really sure why these books didn't quite do it for me. of course they were good enough of stories to keep me reading the whole thing but I found aspects of the book over the top cliche. I get irritated at eye roll writing even if most of the book is pretty good. The strength of the characters was also not maintained consistently either. Overall I would say good moments, decent story, wonderful idea behind the characters but loose execution.
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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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