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Some Like It Wicked (Daring Duchesses #1)

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  222 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews

Rupert Stirling, Duke of Stratton, has long since acquired the nickname Devil. and with outrageous exploits both in and out of ladies’ bedchambers, my, has he earned it!

Risqué behavior is beyond Pandora Maybury, widowed Duchess of Wyndwood—although with her dark secret she’s far too well acquainted with being the subject of ribald gossip for her liking. If o
Paperback, Harlequin Historical #1116, 288 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mary C. *Nulla in mundo pax sincera*
3.5 Stars While reading, I was reminded of the line "The lady doth protest too much" from Hamlet. And in this story, she does.

The first meeting between Pandora Maybury, the scandalous dowager Duchess of Wyndwood, and Rupert Stirling, the "Devil" Duke of Stratton, involved Rupert manhandling a guy who tried to accost Pandora at a party. Rupert goes out of his way to ensure Pandora did not suffer lingering effects of this event, and quickly instills himself into her life. He used some high-handed
Jan 22, 2013 Serap rated it liked it
açıkçası kitap beklediğim çok üzerindeydi , konu bilindik olsa da karakterler inanılmaz canlı sanırım bunda yazarın deneyimli olmasının payı büyük. benim kitapla tek sıkıntım çok kısa olmasıydı bütün olaylar son 50 sayfada oluyor hatta daha beteri tüm kitap anlatılan gizemli olay tek satırdı son buluyor sanki yazar üşenmişde sonunu hızlı hızlı "amaan bu da böyle" diye yazmış gibi eğer bir yüz sayfa kadar daha yaysaydı sonları kitap gerçekten çok güzel olucaktı. Ama bu serinin diğer kitaplarını o ...more
Very good book. I really liked both Pandora and Rupert. Pandora's husband was killed in a duel the year before and she was blamed for it. This has set her up to be treated badly by men of the ton. Rupert saves her from an attack and then appears to be pursuing her for himself. She is very wary about trusting Rupert. I liked the way that she stood up for herself when she wanted to. It is also apparent that she is a very kind person at heart, who watches out for the people she cares about. I loved ...more
Jun 14, 2013 Cris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historicos, regencia
Mais um histórico ótimo da Carole! Contei que já virei fã?

Três amigas, duquesas que se tornaram viuvas, decidem tomar um amante durante a temporada. Parece que o casamento delas não foi lá essas coisas e agora elas querem mais é aproveitar!! Todas, menos a Pandora, que esta meio relutante com a história. O casamento anterior dela acabou em escândalo, com o marido duelando com outro homem, e os dois morrendo no processo. Todos acham que ela é culpada pelas mortes, mas a historia não foi bem assim
Nov 10, 2013 Amber rated it it was ok
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May 06, 2014 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
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İnci Puyan
May 22, 2015 İnci Puyan rated it liked it

Uzun zaman önce aldığım ama ancak okuma fırsatı bulduğum Harlequin Historical'ı Haylaz Asilzade'yi bitirdi. Bir günde okunan kısacık hikayeler oluyor Harlequin'ler biliyorsunuz ki, bu da öyleydi.

Carole Mortimer'in ilk okuduğum hikayesiydi ve fena da değildi ama tabi yetersiz kısımlar, biraz üstün körü geçilmiş olduğunu düşündüğüm yerlerde vardı.

Öncelikle kısaca konuya değinme gerekirse; Pandora eşini bir düelloda kaybetmiş dul bir düşestir ve eşinin ölümü
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
This review will appear at http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... on December 18, 2012.

Some Like it Wicked is the lovely tale of a woman who is so sweet and yet has been shunned by the ton. She bears this all and plans to leave polite society when Rupert Stirling decides he wants her in his life. He just barrels in and takes over, must to Pandora’s displeasure.

Rupert feels the need to protect Pandora. Every time he turns around, he’s rescuing her from some tragedy. Everything from unwanted att
Oct 17, 2012 Farrah rated it it was amazing
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I REALLY loved this book. It was fantastic, full of delicious romance, suspense, danger, mystery, and secrets. What's not to love?

I really liked Pandora. She was an admirable heroine. Though she has had a difficult past, she has risen from it stronger. And she is enormously kind, as her actions involving her scandal reveal. She could be prickly sometimes, though I didn't mind. She had every reason to be wary. Someone
This review is from my personal blog
From my reviews you can probably gather I'm not big on historic novels and not well versed in Harlequin books either. In attempts to broaden my range of readings though I have been adding them to my to read lists and this is one that does not disappoint. Especially having really enjoyed other historical novels like Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake along with Desperate Duchesses.
Some Like It Wicked is about Pandora Maybury
Author: Carole Mortimer
Published by: Harlequin
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: Daring Duchesses # 1
Rating: 4

"Some Like It Wicked" by Carole Mortimer was a wonderful read that was of a historical romance. You will find the plot nicely done where you will find the story involved around "Rupert and Pandora both eschewing the ton's vicious gossips of Rupert being a "Devil"- the reason for the nickname never clearly explained, and Pandora for supposedl
Bebe Knight
Review by Bebe at Reading Until I Fall Asleep

Some Like it Wicked is a deliciously scandalous book about two well known people in the London ton, Pandora Maybury (widow of Barnaby Maybury) and Rupert Stirling (Duke of Stratton and known to have his way with the ladies). The two are thrown together at a ball when Rupert rescues Miss Pandora from a very “handsy” Lord. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. At each other’s throats most of the time, but nonetheless inseparable. Both being the
Oct 20, 2012 Beckey rated it really liked it
Pandora is a widow after a nasty duel between her husband and another gentleman a year ago. She has let the TON think the worst in her than to smear her deceased husband good name. She was married only by name not knowing the desires that a marriage should have.
Pandora decides to come out of widowhood during Lady Sophia’s ball. At the ball, Pandora goes outside for some fresh air and peace of mind. Only to have her peace of mind is quickly disturbed by Lord Sugdon’s unwanted advances and he tri
Oct 13, 2014 Dar rated it really liked it
I will not read another regency, will not read another - oh look, that looks good!

Of course, this authour rarely has anything I don't love, it is kind of like my comfort food for romance. That being said, while I liked and embraced the book, it was a little too slow moving for my liking overall. It seemed as though new things happened, but both characters continued to react in the same way. They didn't really grow until the last 2 chapters

That being said, it was entertaining and I enjoyed it. I
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Kübra Yağmur
May 14, 2016 Kübra Yağmur rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Hiç hesapta yokken okumaya başladığım ve hoşuma giden bir kitaptı. Her şey çok güzeldi; kurgu, karakterler vs. Vakti olanların ve türü sevenlerin okumaktan zevk alacağı bir kitaptı.

Hoşuma gitmeyen tek bir yönü vardı oda kitabın uzunluğuydu. Cidden olaylar biraz hızlı ilerledi. Özellikle eve giren kişinin yakalandığı anlar, Pandora'nın avukatla yüzleşmesini okumak iyi olurdu.

Sonuçta güzeldi, beğendim.

Jan 26, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
I had a hard time liking Pandora. I loved the story plot a lot. it took me longer to read this book than usual. I believe it is because I didn't have a personal attachment to Pandora and just wasn't in her corner enough.
Aly is so frigging bored
Dec 23, 2012 Aly is so frigging bored rated it liked it
Shelves: historical

The blurb is very misleading... I liked neither characters, Pandora was too naive and jumped to conclusions and Rupert aka Devil walked all over her.

On another note I'll read the last book, I am hoping it'll be better.
Romantic Reads and Such
Nov 06, 2012 Romantic Reads and Such rated it really liked it
a fun historical romance with compelling characters and and engaging story - for full review visit http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress...
Oct 01, 2012 GONZA rated it liked it
Very nice and well written, but I'd have read three or four pages more....

Jan 20, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
I'm frustrated with the ending. They didn't tie up all the loose ends as I would have liked.
Jan 13, 2013 Ebony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story, but would have loved to love the characters a bit more
Apr 15, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
Aah, a rather lovely story. A pleasure to read. Liked it very much.
Elaine Mcdonald
Sep 09, 2013 Elaine Mcdonald rated it it was ok
Just an ok book 2.5 it is rated much higher than I wold expect.
Apr 11, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
Historical fiction is not really my thing.
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I have written almost 200 romance novels in contemporary and Regency.

I am a USA Today Bestselling Author and recipient of the 2015 RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014 I received a Pioneer of Romance Award from Romantic Times in the US and in 2012 I was recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for my 'outstanding service to literature'.

I am very happily married to Peter with six sons, and live on the
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