Some Like It Wicked (Daring Duchesses #1)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Published by: Harlequin
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: Daring Duchesses # 1
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more