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Wicked Angel

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  1,171 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews
Forbidden love is always a scandalous choice....

She raced across the pasture, vaulted a fence, and landed, stunned and breathless, on top of the most handsome man she had ever seen. The bemused stranger stayed to capture the fancy of the brood of orphaned children in her charge, then stole Lauren Hill's heart with a searing kiss as he left. Lauren couldn't tell him she was
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 11th 1999 by Dell (first published January 1st 1999)
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I was disappointed in this one. It started out very cute and fun, and quickly became bogged down by trying to force emotional tension by rehashing the same information over and over. Oh, and making the characters betray themselves and everyone around them.

Lauren Hill aka Countess Bergen has finally returned home after the death of her very old and very senile Bavarian husband. Her uncle had bartered her off years before and swindled the Count into agreeing that should Lauren produce an heir, the
Jul 01, 2016 Patty❤️'s rated it liked it
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What can I say? It is my number 1, all-time favorite romance novel with one of the most touching scenes ever written (2nd only to THE most touching scene ever from Almost Heaven).
Nov 15, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it
I tried to finish this, I honestly did. With such an interesting start---amusing orphans, a quirky house, a clever heroine, a hero who enjoys the simple things in life---I thought I was in for a treat. Instead, as the book went on, the characters and the plot became more and more pedestrian and, frankly, impossible to like.

The heroine whimpers and whines about her impossible love. The hero broods and whines about his impossible engagement to another woman. The other woman, who could've been a sy
Kitap 5 yıldız alabilirdi Lauren'in salaklıkları olmasaaa. Yorum yakında.
Oct 06, 2010 Kay rated it really liked it
Widowed countess Lauren meets Alex, a duke, at her humble country home where she takes care of orphaned children. They spend time together without knowing of each other's titles. They develop a strong connection with one another but Alex must return to London to take care of his responsibilities, one of them being his fiancée. He leaves Lauren with a memorable good bye kiss believing that they will never see each other again. Months later, they do meet up again at a London ball & both are su ...more
Apr 20, 2011 southpaw285 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Historical Romance fans
Wicked Angel
By Julia London

What price for love?

A devastatingly handsome man who has everything - title, position, wealth, finds out exactly what that love will cost him.

An extraordinarily beautiful woman finds out how it feels to completely lose her heart.

Lauren Hill is the widowed Countess of Bergen. Alex Christian is the Duke of Sutherland.

Lauren has just returned to her home - Rosewood, to resume care of her beloved orphaned charges. She chances upon an encounter with Mr. Christian,
Jan 23, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bintang 4 saja

Aku selalu suka buku cerita yg karakter heronya bernama Alex atau Alexander. Tapi untuk buku yg satu ini sepertinya tidak. Malah aku suka si Magnus karakter yg awalnya membenci Lauren karena pernikahan Lauren dengan pamannya yg sudah uzur, namun berbalik menjadi menghargai dan mencintai Lauren karena karakternya yg tidak materialistis dan penuh perhatian dan kasih sayang terhadap anak anak asuhnya.
Dari awal sampai akhir cerita karakter Alex yg satu ini sangat menyebalkan. Hanya sat
Sep 18, 2011 Viohlet rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Regency fans, romance fans
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Jan 14, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it

Occasionally, I pick up a book to re-read. More often than not, it's because it's a book I loved, but sometimes it's a book that I felt failed for me. These are usually ones I read several years ago when I first began reading historical romances. After all my tastes have changed, my reading expectations have changed, and my ability to appreciate certain elements have changed. There have been a few books that I barely had the patience to finish but ended up really liking it after trying again. It
Khye Chwin
It was sort of satisfying but somehow I found it lacking compared to The Devil's Love. At the beginning of the story, I found it quite slow and sometimes the lines weren't very clear, but I'm not too sure if I was reading it too fast, anticipating their meeting and stuff. *shrugs* Although Miss London did a wonderful job in making a breath-awaiting plot, I couldn't help feeling annoyed with Lauren (how I dislike the name!). Although Alex had his faults and so so...Lauren was just irritating in t ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Thenia rated it really liked it
A rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs! Our heroes have instense chemistry and their relationship turns from heavenly to hellish and back again.

The characters are well developed, the plot interesting and their interractions dripping with tension. Alex has his safe and boring world turned on its ear and Lauren whose life is anything but safe keeps getting more complicated.

Lauren's relationship with the children is warm and enviable and so is her enthousiastic way of approaching life. Alex is
Nov 25, 2012 Daneesha rated it it was amazing
Lauren was a refreshing heroine. She was fun, loving, witty, and a breath of fresh air. She seemed less repressed than many heroines. Alex, her eventual hero, was an honorable man who had his head on straight, until he met Lauren. He was hopelessly besotted!

This is the second book I have read in the last couple of days where the man is engaged and his heart is torn between duty and love. This one was much better.

Oh my goodness, when Alex declares his love for Lauren, my heart melted! Of course,
Aurian Booklover
Oct 27, 2015 Aurian Booklover rated it really liked it
This is not your typical historical romance, and I loved every page of it. I fell hard for Lauren, who was sold by her uncle to an ancient German Count in marriage, in order to provide him with an heir. Lucky for Lauren, he was too old and ill too even know who she was, or to touch her. His nephew was not so happy with Lauren, so when the old Count died, she gave him his inheritance back with a smile. It was never really hers, as she did not earn it.
But the people in Bavaria really loved her, a
Jul 22, 2015 Abigail rated it did not like it
I really tried finishing it after typing my comment but I just can't. Everything just seems so stupid. They keep dancing around each other, denying to themsleves their feelings all the while reminding themselves of their duties and responsibilities with the people around them and yet go around chasing one another. I do not get it. Honeslty. It just shows such a lack of fortitude to their personalities that it just comes off disappointing. I do not think I will be reading another Julia London boo ...more
Tiara Kim
Feb 12, 2015 Tiara Kim rated it liked it
Honestly, i tried to finish this book. And i did it. Dengan segala perjuanganku dalam melawan kebosanan yang kudapat di tengah cerita. This one was a bit boring.

Novel pertama London yang kubaca. Mendapati isinya agak membosankan, jadi kurang tepat aja timingnya. Meski begitu aku tetap suka. Banyak moment dan sisi positif yang bisa kudapat di sana.

It started out very cute and fun, and quickly became bogged down by trying to force emotional tension by rehashing the same information over and over.
Aug 06, 2014 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Lauren and Alex meet by chance in the countryside and are immediately taken with each other. They spend a careless couple of weeks flirting and enjoying one another's company before Alex has to return to the real world and his responsibilities -- including an arranged marriage he isn't happy with. He doesn't expect to ever see Lauren again, nor she him, since Lauren didn't mention that she was a countess and Alex didn't mention that he was a duke. But they do meet in London, and things start to ...more
Katherine 黄爱芬
Buku ini mengecewakan dibandingkan buku2 lain dari Julia London yg gw baca.

Menceritakan Alex Christian, Duke of Sutherland yang tiba2 kepincut dengan Lauren Hill yang disangkanya malaikat yg sedang bernyanyi dihadapan seekor babi raksasa. Tanpa mengetahui asal-usul masing2, keduanya diam2 jatuh cinta. Lauren yg tadinnya janda Countess of Bergen, sedang pusing kesulitan keuangan untuk membiayai para anak yatim piatunya di Rosewood... maka jadilah dia pergi ke London untuk mencari suami di Season
Mahareni Sukadi
Baca buku ini berasa liat step by step pasangan yg menuju k arah perselingkuhan. Berpuncak d mlm saat Lauren minta 'diajari tt cinta' pd Alex, pdhal jelas2 tau klo Alex udh pnya tunangan.

Misal perannya dibalik ya, Lauren yg berada d posisi Marlaine, sakit hati gak sih?
Apr 28, 2010 Ruth rated it it was ok
This one was a bit boring and not half as good as the first installment. Lauren was irritating and the story was repetitive after the move to London. It actually felt as though this were two different stories with the second not as good as the first.
Kha Thao
Jan 12, 2014 Kha Thao rated it really liked it
Second read of Julia London and still liking her writing style so far. I personally prefer "The Devil's Bride" to this novel though because somehow it was more realistic. The concept of a Duke running around the country side where no one recognizes him or his aristocratic ways seems so off to start with because not only is he at h's home but also down in the small village. Secondly, the small country world that the h exists in seems disperse enough that at least the neighbors would be aware of e ...more
Fabulous story, I am a fan of Julia London now, this was such a heartbreaking story, I honestly thought it will not get a HEA ending the characters seemed so far from achieving it. Love the story
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Mar 10, 2014 Vashti rated it liked it
This story started out very strong but it half way thru it just started to become annoying! Lauren and Alex had very good chemistry and an intense attraction to one another. Lauren Hill is the widowed Countess of Bergen. Alex Christian is the Duke of Sutherland. Once they both arrive in London however things just go downhill from there. Alex's dilemma is somewhat understanding given his duties in the House of Lords and his future father in law trying to force his hand so to speak. But Alex is st ...more
Oleta Blaylock
Oct 01, 2013 Oleta Blaylock rated it liked it
I have given this book a lower rating because I was very frustrated with the whole thing. Don't get me wrong this is a well written book with characters that invoke emotions that range for anger to joy. So be sure to keep the tissues handy and try not to drinking anything while you are reading. My frustration comes from so much going on and the "BIG MISUNDERSTANDING" plot line. I understand that in historical romances that authors are restricted by what was acceptable and expected by society dur ...more
Yenny toh
Nov 18, 2011 Yenny toh rated it it was amazing
ciumana panas yang dilakukan lauren dengan alex diRosewood membekas dihati keduanya...Lauren yang dinikahkan dengan duke super duper tuwir yang mengingkan keturunan tapi sudah tidak mampu lagi..maklum uda tuwir..jadilah lauren perawat duke tuwir tuh

Dilema yang dihadapi Alex antara cinta dan karirnya..alex ga nyangka akan ketemu lagi ma lauren,wanita yang menggetarkan hatinya namun disatu sisi dia sudah memiliki tunangan,anak teman keluarga yang bisa mendukung karir politiknya..

Lauren terpaksa
Jun 24, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aşkın Baharında Uyanmak - Julia London
Orjinal Adı: Wicked Angel
Yayınevi Martı Yayınları
Sayfa Sayısı : 432
Goodreads Puanı : 5/3,86
Çeviri : Laden İldeniz

Sonunda Alex ile tanıştım daha önce Serseri Kalbimden tanıdığımız Arthur Christian'ın ağabeyi Sutherland Dükü Alexander Daniel Christian 'ın hikayesi tam da istediğim gibi imkansızlıklar içindeki bir aşk ..Hikayenin en etkileyici sahneleri Lauren ve Alex'in ilk karşılaştıkları sahne ve sonuna doğru iki aşığın da ağladığı sahne idi..
Bu hikaye bana
Jun 24, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing
Sonunda Alex ile tanıştım daha önce Serseri Kalbimden tanıdığımız Arthur Christian'ın ağabeyi Sutherland Dükü Alexander Daniel Christian 'ın hikayesi tam da istediğim gibi imkansızlıklar içindeki bir aşk ..Hikayenin en etkileyici sahneleri Lauren ve Alex'in ilk karşılaştıkları sahne ve sonuna doğru iki aşığın da ağladığı sahne idi..

Bu hikaye bana duygusal sahnelerinde Judith Mcnaught izleri taşıyordu sanki. Yazar kraliçeden çok etkilenmiş ama bu daha çok duygusal sahnelerde kendini gösteriyordu.
Rizka  Felyna
gila galau baca nya melankolis abis... kalimat yang bisa mewakili cerita ini adalah kalimat dari Kahlil Gibran : "Cinta akan memahkotai dan menyalibmu" duhhhh dalem banget ... #jleb

Kasian banget sama Lauren yang nyangkain cinta nya gak bakal bisa bersatu sama Alex 'palagi pas dimusuhin sama satu London gara2 orang nyangkain si Lauren orang ketiga yang bikin bubar pertunangan Alex sama Marleine (tapi emang bener sih) .... duh nlangsa banget mana dia ngadepin cercaan orang2 sendirian lagi, di
Sep 19, 2013 Esra rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy
Bu kitabı Serseri Kalbim'den önce okumak lazımdı aslında... Oradaki tatlı Arthur'umuz bu kitapta henüz hayatının kadınıyla karşılaşmamış durumda :D
Buradaki esas erkeğimiz ise Arthur'un abisi Sutherland Dükü Alexander Daniel Christian..

Kapağı ilk gördüğümde üstünde yazan "Mutlu olmanın hayalini kuran iki insanın imkansız aşkı..." cümlesini okuyunca neden imkansız olsun ki diye düşündüm.. Ama kitabın içine girince bzı şeyler anlam kazanmaya başladı.. Sutherland Dükü Alex, Lordlar Kamarasında çok
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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming R ...more
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