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Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  5,735 ratings  ·  242 reviews
Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality…Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Rannulf Bedwyn, the rebellious third son, enters into a liaison that is rather risqué, somewhat naughty, and…Slightly Wicked.

Hardcover, Large Print, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Center Point Large Print
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I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but here it is: another Balogh, another winner! She hasn't disappointed me yet, and I just love her writing.

Slightly Wicked is the second book in Balogh's series about the Bedwyn siblings, and tells the story of third son Rannulf (aka Ralf).

As the story opens, Ralf is on his way to Grandmaison, his grandmother's estate, well aware that, once again, she's going to try and persuade him to finally take a wife. He's used to her "gentle persuasion" and un
Michelle Robinson
I like for my fiction to make sense, for the time period in which it is written, and I can not get around the idea that no woman of good sense, at this time in history, would risk an unplanned pregnancy when she is totally dependent on the good will of others for everything.

I understand that she felt she might not have another opportunity to have this type of encounter in her life but I just don't buy what she chose to do and that was problematic for me.

I could not possibly believe that this wo
Elphaba J
Opinião completa em:

Embora eu seja uma incontornável fã de romances e as histórias de época tenham o dom de me encantar, confesso-vos que Mary Balogh foi uma das autoras que experimentei sem expectativa e a surpresa não poderia ser mais positiva. Apenas com o volume de estreia da série Bedwyn esta tornou-se, incontestavelmente, uma das minhas eleitas e este segundo livro veio, de forma efectiva, cimentar o enorme prazer que retiro dos seus enredos e da su
Muito melhor que o primeiro desta série.

Foi uma leitura viciante e mesmo compulsiva. Não consegui pousar o livro e quando tive mesmo de o fazer estava sempre a pensar em voltar a ele.

Muito bom mesmo!
I love Mary Balogh and I'm quickly growing to love all of the Bedwyn family. This installment picks up right off from where Slightly Married left off, with Aidan Bedwyn traveling to visit the grandmother who has made him her heir, and to pay court to the young lady she's selected for him as a prospective bride. On the way, Aidan comes upon an overturned stagecoach. He offers a ride to the most beautiful passenger, a woman who introduces herself as Claire Campbell, actress and courtesan. Aidan an ...more
Thought I wasn't going to like it, but would definitely recommend as part of Bedwyn series (3.5 stars)

Slightly Wicked is the second in the Bedwyn Family book series and is about Lord Rannulf Bedwyn, the third oldest son. At first, I'll admit I wasn't as excited about this book as Balogh's other ones (I've read all but one of the other Bedwyn books). I hate to admit it, but reading the back summary I was somewhat put off by the idea that the heroine has a random wild fling with a stranger at the
A pretty good one, probably a 3.5 star. I like this one a little bit more than Aidan's story. I think it's because I enjoyed Ralf's personality more. He's a lot different than his older brothers—a little more laid back & charming. He actually smiles and laughs, who knew a Bedwyn could do that? Judith, not exactly my favorite. For the most part, she was just a damsel in distress. A little like Cinderella...her as a servant, her aunt the evil stepmother, and her cousins the horrible stepsister ...more
In all fairness, this book shouldn't have stood a chance with me from the beginning. One-night-stand plot, which I dislike in CRs, and in a historical romance too?? But Slightly Wicked was a truly lovely read.
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Amarilli Settantatre
Il secondo romanzo della serie è dedicato a Rannulf, ulteriore membro di una famiglia nota per essere molto altezzosa e altrettanto spregiudicata: in effetti, se all'apparenza i Bedwyn sono rigidi e formali, bisogna dire che alla prima possibilità di cedimento sono ben lieti di mandare al diavolo prudenza e galateo... Anche Rannulf è solo il fratello minore del Duca di Bewcastle e perciò destinato nei progetti familiari alla carriera sacerdotale, carriera che lui ha allegramente scartato per app ...more
Tania Martins
Numa única palavra maravilhoso, uma vez mais a autora consegue superar as expectativas e criar mais um romance de época de forma magistral.

Desta vez conta-nos a história de mais um dos irmãos Bedwyn, Ralf que ao tentar cumprir o último desejo da sua avó se vê completamente embrenhado numa história de amor com Judith, uma mulher sem preconceitos e que decide espontaneamente entregar-se ao amor de um hoomem antes de uma vida de abandono social, com todas as complicações que esta acarreta como o fa
4 stars with everything I love about this author!

I don't know why I put this one off my to-read-next-list, but it was a mistake. Really, this was a classically good Mary Balogh book, with everything an old fan can expect. That may sound a bit boring, but it's the truth.
I like Balogh's writing style a lot, it is very laid back, understated, with no much over-done drama by the MC's and without any silly misunderstandings. And still, she manages to bring in a healthy dose of passion, a healthy dose
1,5 stars

Tw's: Attempted rape

No one is infallible, and to expect otherwise is just unreasonable.

Also, tastes are tastes. What works for a person doesn't work for another...

This is the fourth book I read by this author. And for the first time, a Mary Balogh story didn't work for me.

There has been something wonderfully constant in the previous books I read by this author: No insta love or lust.

The characters behave as sensible people. They normally find themselves together due to a promise made
E si continua con la saga della famiglia Bedwin... Un inizio scoppiettante e inaspettato, che porta i due protagonisti a concedersi per un momento di passione e follia, appena conosciuti... ma le cose non sono come sembrano. E il beffardo destino, vedi la penna fortunata dell'autrice, li riporta a incontrarsi e a scoprire le rispettive verità. L'amore non può non trionfare, ma come ogni romanzo della Balogh che si rispetti, mamma che problemi e fraintendimenti in mezzo, artefizi che ti spingono ...more
RATING: 3.5 stars

Há livros, dos quais gostamos apesar dos muitos defeitos que obviamente têm. Ligeiramente Perverso, o segundo livro da Saga Bedwyn, da autoria de Mary Balogh, é um desses livros (para mim, bem entendido).

Judith Law é filha de um pastor anglicano e a sua família tem alguma classe, embora não possa nunca ter a pretensão de se dar com a alta sociedade. Mas Banwell, o único rapaz de uma prole de cinco irmãos, tem outras ideias e gasta quase todas as poupanças da família para tentar

Vânia Nunes
Apr 26, 2015 Vânia Nunes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vânia by: editora Arqueiro

nossa história começa pela heroína, Judith Law. Filha de um severo reverendo, numa cidadezinha do interior, Judith agora se encontra em sua primeira viagem de diligência, aos 22 anos, indo para um destino não muito agradável.

Os Law não era ricos, mas tinham uma vida confortável, até que o único filho, Branwell, começou a andar com pessoas de posses elevadas as dele, e como cavalheiro, ele não poderia se mostrar menos que seus pares. Assim, ele começa um
An Odd1
Jude pampers gran with sweets. Their "genuine affection" increases. Gran is "plumper .. more indolent .. complained of a host of maladies, real and imagined .. mornings .. elaborate coiffures, not-so-subtle cosmetics and perfumes, brightly colored clothes, and masses of jewelry .. drawing room" p 81 downstairs for afternoons, evenings. Gran wraps her favorite grand-daughter in "warm, violet-scented hug, .. bangles .. jangling" p 81, sees her as "magnificent" p 221. "I'll take the old ones and yo ...more
Mais uma vez, a família Bedwyn conseguiu surpreender-me! Começo a perceber melhor que toda a arrogância é mais fachada do que realidade, o que me agrada muitíssimo :)

Rannulf mostrou-se mais afável, mais divertido e mais eloquente que Aidan. Não que o primeiro não tenha demonstrado ser tudo isto e muito mais, porque demonstrou e claramente, mas foi um personagem que demorou mais a conhecer. Já Rannulf mostrou o seu lado mais brincalhão e, ao mesmo tempo, sensível, assim que se deu a conhecer ao l
Tempo de Ler
Encontramos Judith numa situação delicada já que é obrigada a deixar a família para ir viver com a tia Effingham. Avizinha-se uma vida de monotonia e escravidão, sem pretendentes, sem casamento, sem um lar ou uma família próprios…ou assim pensava Judith…
'Por uma vez na sua vida, ela precisava, precisava desesperadamente, de fazer algo gloriosamente escandaloso, chocante, ousado e... completamente fora do habitual.'

Balogh convenceu-me logo nos primeiros capítulos que esta seria uma aventura bem
Lori McD
3.5+ stars

I truly enjoyed this book, because as outrageous as it might seem, I could relate to Judith's plight and even her decision to be "slightly wicked". I realize many might not be able to suspend belief to accept that a woman like Judith might be more than tempted -- that she might actually *be* wicked with a handsome, wealthy stranger for 1.5 days and 2 nights, when she was a gently bred lady. And then to refuse his offer of marriage?

But that's the charm of this book... Judith is not our
About the 3rd brother of the Bedwyn family, the notorious rake or rebel or whatever and the bootylicious girl from a pious family.

I know, Weird description, but Rannulf is one of the weirder characters, whose personality was nearly impossible to truly classify. Judith, on the other hand, is a beautiful, bootylicious woman with sinful red hair and a terrible self-esteem, due to her annoying family members (her father and her aunt).

Ranulf and Judith had this weird tension thing going on, but the
Lady Wesley
Another delicious Bedwyn brother! And once again, we meet the Duke of Bewcastle, with his cold, silent devotion to his family.

We all know that virtually every steamy Regency romance takes liberties with the truth -- there couldn't have been that many gently-bred ladies in the ton willing to give up their virtue outside of marriage. But we enjoy these stories anyway.

Nevertheless, the story of Judith Law's initial encounter with Lord Rannulf Bedwyn was somehow more believable, and more poignant,
Anna D.
It’s so hard to have a favorite Bedwyn when they are all such great characters so I have decided to love them all as they love each other – differently, but equally.

I had a wonderful time reading Ralf’s book. I enjoyed it a little less than Aidan’s book because of Judith’s character. She is the reason my rating is a 4, instead of a 5...I just found her a little lacking as a heroine. She let herself be a doormat. Granted her choices were limited but she had her grandmother to back her up if only
Judith Law, an impoverished clergyman's daughter, is traveling to become her grandmother's unpaid companion when the stage coach overturns. Lord Rannulf Bedwyn happens to be riding by and, interested in her beauty, offers her a ride to the nearest inn. Judith is convinced she will never have a chance at love or marriage, and intemperately allows herself to be seduced. After a few wonderful days together, she sneaks away and catches another stagecoach to her richer relations'. They might never ha ...more
Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
Rannulf is one of my favorites in the Bedwyn family. Him and Wulfric (who's book I will review later) are the most interesting of the Bedwyn's to me. Rannulf comes from a family of very wealthy and polished aristocrats in London who are very respected. He is very duty bound, as are all the Bedwyn's, to do the appropriate things in society.

On one stormy afternoon he comes across a turned over stagecoach and a bunch of unharmed passengers standing on the side of the road. Here he meets the beautif
Nadine Jones
This book suffers from comparison to the 5th book in the series (Slightly Sinful) which I had read just before it. In that book, the premise was ludicrous and yet believable. In this book, the premise is just ... ludicrous. Balogh is a fine writer and I still enjoyed the characters, but I had many "oh COME ON NO WAY!!!" moments while reading. Sometimes it's a mistake to read books back-to-back like that.

In this book, we have beautiful red-headed heroine, Miss Judith Law (the most gorgeous woman
A more straight-forward plotline, as compared to Slightly Married, but I also felt that the characterizations were done better in this installment.

Rannulf is terribly likeable. For someone who really doesn't have a solid place in the world (he's not the youngest, not the duke, not the soldier, and certainly won't enter hypocritically into the religious life), he seems to have a good head on his shoulders and doesn't "rattle" away like Horace (creeper) and Branwell (could he have had a more apt n
Rannulf & Judith. These are such great fun! The heroines are strong but not bitchy or emotionally unavailable. The largest foibles of the men is their aristocratic arrogance which the heroines usually set down in a most enjoyable way. Once that happens the men seem to get a deer in the headlights sort of quality that makes them rather endearing.

I chuckle all the way through these. I'm having so much fun reading them! I was telling one of my friends who recommended them to me that I am rathe
Amanda Westmont
This was my first Mary Balogh and I quite enjoyed it. I'd been avoiding her e-titles because the author doesn't enable text-to-speech on the Kindle and frankly, that chaps my hide quite a bit. Other authors (many with the same publisher!) allow that feature and I've found that I can't live without it. I try to get as much of my "reading" as possible done while I'm cleaning house or driving, etc, and text-to-speech allows for that. I actually had to sit down with this book and I found that frustr ...more
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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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Bedwyn Saga (6 books)
  • Slightly Married (Bedwyn Saga, #1)
  • Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn Saga, #3)
  • Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga, #4)
  • Slightly Sinful (Bedwyn Saga, #5)
  • Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga, #6)
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