A Little Bit Wicked (Last Man Standing #1)
No man in his right mind would "want" to get married, but every duke, earl, and viscount knows that a fellow must do his duty in the end. So four of London's most desirable gentlemen make a wager--the prize going to the one who remains unwed the longest.
Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Warton, thinks he has a fair shot at winning. After...more
A couple meets and for nearly 100 pages they carry on with casual, superficial bantering, for example: "Do you feel wicked frequently?" "Why do you ask?" "Curiosity. Nothing more than that." The author claims they are drawn to each other as they have never been drawn to anyone else before. I found that hard to believe based on superficial chit chat. Page 145 states "Anything they disagreed on, they disagreed on with fervor. Which was every bit as much fu...more
Anyway, so this book is about Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Warton, who we find out in the prologue has been married before and is QUITE cynical about love and marriage and all that--he has ZERO intention of...more
Gideon Pearsall, once in love, was married but the marriage was...more
Gideon Pearsall Viscount Warton
Oliver Leighton Earl of Norcroft
Nigel Cavendish future Viscount
Daniel Sinclair, American. Who was suppose to marry Oliver's cousin Fiona by arranged marriage. Neither wanted it and she married Jonathan.
Four shillings and a bottle of Cognac to the winner.
"A Little Bit Wicked" by Victoria Alexander is both hero and heroine: "this man was very, very good, and more than a little bit wicked. There was a great deal to be said for more than a little bit wicked" p59; she is "somewhat unconventional" p255, more after they meet p97 (his smile p299). Delightful persiflage triggers smiles, giggles. Gideon, Viscount...more
I was hesitant to start this book - I'm not a big Shakespeare fan, mostly due to the language, and wasn't sure if I'd have the same problem with this genre. Luckily, the language wasn't that archaic, and was actually very easy to read.
Strong characters (including a fairly feminist heroine), some aristocratic conniving,...more
A Little Bit Wicked, is the first in a series about four gentlemen with such an aversion towards marriage that they wager as to who will be the last one standing...who will be the last to succumb to societies dictates, something each titled man knows to be his eventual duty.
I was a bit unsure about this story after only a few chapters, but then became so involved I had a hard time putting it down. It turned out to be a very entertaining read, with characters that were easy to like...and one...more
And If I read one more time about anyone wanting to be/or is being a "little bit wicked" im just gonna scream and throw the book! Im having a terrible time with this book! It normally takes me 1 day to read a book for this size and im on page 127 and it's been 4 days.
I was very upset that once his...more
Please, read this novel and draw your own conclusions about two adults who enter into a romantic liaison...and behave as if they were in a ballroom that left them conversing rather than having adult sex.
At first their affair is all about passion. But then, Gideon falls in love. Judith can't trust him so she runs away. But then she realizes that she loves him, he is nothing like her c...more
Thankfully, the pieces fall together and Gideon and Judith, who had both tolerated the wounds of their pasts, healed and ended up together more than A Little Bit Happy. Hooray!
My critiques: A quarter for everytime the heroine says something "cooly". The whole Lady Braxton working hard to destroy their relationship felt too contrived for me.
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995,...more