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Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne #4)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  1,408 ratings  ·  84 reviews
To her surprise, Lady Mallory Byron finds herself walking down the aisle with the last man she ever expected to ask for her hand . . . .

Everyone knows the Byron brothers are "mad, bad and dangerous." Now their sister shockingly discovers she's the newest talk of the Ton when she marries the scandalous Earl of Gresham. Faced with a tragic loss, she'd sought comfort from hi
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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4 stars – Historical Romance

This is a really good ‘friends to marriage/lovers’ romance, but what makes it somewhat unique and refreshing is that in this, it’s the hero who’s been madly in love with the heroine, his best friend’s younger sister, in secret for years, instead of the other way around, like is so typically the case in many romances.

Adam, Earl of Gresham has been a close friend of the Byron family for years, and he’s been in love with Lady Mallory since she was a precocious girl of
I am going to come back and write more about this book when I have a little more time. I will just say right now that I loved it and found myself smiling more than once as I was reading it. Adam is the kind of hero that is so fun to read about in books...he is protective, kind, loving, sensual, possessive, and all around the very ALPHA male. This book reminded me at times of Julia Quinn's novel When He Was Wicked and that is definitely meant as a compliment. Mallory was such a sweet heroine and ...more
Rachel (BAVR)
I thought I was getting a beta hero with this one, but stupid Adam turned out to be a Spectacular Douche in disguise. You know things have gone south when you want the DEAD GUY to win the love triangle. More explanations later.
There's something to be said about unrequited love. Tracey Anne Warren shows that this type of love can grow on a larger scale where it simmers below the surface, waiting to pop. Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed is the fourth book in the Byrons of Braebourne series. This is the first book I've picked up in the series. Based on the synopsis, it says that the charming, rakehell hero has secretly loved the heroine for years. I'm a sucker for romances where the hero is so far gone over the heroine. A ...more
The pacing was slow. There were a lot of words but nothing was happening. The plot was thin and stretched to transparency.

There are 8 siblings, 3 wives (all fertile bunnies), 1 mother, 1 cousin, and a few friends among others in the cast. That is way too many people without relevance to the plot for me to remember before 25% of the book is even over.

There was no chemistry between Mallory and Adam. There was no emotion in the writing.

When Mallory and Adam face adversity at the 75% mark, they both
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♥The Kat's Meow♥
Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4) by Tracy Anne Warren What if some twist of fate gave you the chance to achieve your heart’s desire? Would you do everything in your power to achieve it?

Wicked Delights is my favorite book in the series. I know I mentioned it before: I'm madly in-love with the hero, Adam. *sigh* While I might have guessed what happended, it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story, or diminish my passion for Adam Gresham

Did I skim? Not!
Will I re-read? Most definitely
Did I enjoy the supporting cast? Each and every one.
News Fla
England, 1812

Adam is 32 and Mallory is 22. They make a great pair. It's so sweet how Adam has loved Mallory for so long. And she loved him to, but didn't know he loved her. Typical setting, lol. I was very happy with the whole book except for the love scene in which Adam wants her to "Say my name". If that's not a modern day sex thing, then I don't know what is. That ruined the whole scene for me. I didn't care for his attitude that whole scene. I know he was trying to stake a claim on her becau
A really entertaining read. Loved it!
Unsure what to rate this - I was looking forward to reading it; Adam's angst had been built up in previous books. And it started well, though I thought 15 months was long for Mallory to be still that caught up in mourning for Michael.

But I liked Adam. I liked Mallory, aside from the mourning thing. I didn't care for so much of the other happy couples from previous books - I'd far rather have less of that.

The angst carried through well in this book, but I had one huge problem with it: Michael.

I c
Oct 24, 2010 Cynthia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Readers
Lady Mallory Bryon has been in mourning for the past year following the tragic death of her beloved fiancé, Major Michael Hargreaves. In her sorrow, Mallory has hidden herself away from friends and family; seldom venturing from her rooms. Nightmares of Michael’s death on the battlefield haunt her at night. All of this begins to change when Adam, Earl of Gresham, her best friend for many years, arrives.

Adam has loved Mallory since she was 16, but due to certain circumstances, was unable to act up
Carrie Olguin
Quick note: good story. An antagonist but no villain and the antagonist isn't a bad guy but a blocking character.

Heroine grieves for a lost betrothed. Hero helps her move past her grief. They have been friends since childhood. He's been in love with her for ten years but wasn't in a position to offer for her back then. When she became betrothed to another man, his hope were dashed. When the man died, the hero swears he will win her love.

Grief is a tough emotion to show in a story because it's no
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Adam has been a good family friend and has been secretly in love with her for years, and Mallory has had feelings for him since she was sixteen. Mallory has been in mourning for over a year after learning that her soldier fiance was killed in battle, and Adam as her good friend has come to try to bring her back to life when no one else has been able to make a difference. When she has a nightmare and asks Adam to stay so she won't be alone he relents and when they are found in the same bed the ne ...more
After the first 3 Byrons of Braebourne installments, I was looking forward to the rake Adam and dear Mallory who had been such a friend to get new sisters-in-law. For all the support and egalitarian manner in which Mallory is treated and raised, she somehow manages to be the least firm and strong character of the lot, which is disappointing. That should be the worst part, but the hits keep coming. Rake Adam is not the charming, sensual flirt I was expecting after his cameos in previous novels - ...more
Michelle Connolly
I loved the hero in this book. Adam was everything a girl could want in a lover; protective, loving, kind, sexy as hell, possesive, jealous and passionate. And his love and devotion for Mallory had me turning the pages to find out what happened next. This is just the kind of plot and pining hero I enjoy.
It took me a while to finish it, but not because it was boring or slowpaced; I've just been very busy.
I have admired all Tracy Anne Warren's Byron Brothers her Braebourne Series is fantastic but I can honestly say I am in love with Adam, Lord Gresham and Mallory Byron. ****Sigh***** It was a story well waiting for, I never understood Mallory and Michael in the previous books, I am glad that she got her HEA with the well deserved Adam.
I enjoyed this. But at the same time it was very blah - nothing spectacular, just average.

I loved the hero. Although near the end he was actually a bit scary, and the author luckily stayed this side of scary instead of crossing the line into something the readers wouldn't be able to forgive.

I detested the heroine. In the beginning she came across as completely pathetic. Mourning a fiancee' whom she hadn't been with particularly long, and then of course, in her mind she's blown him completely out
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♥ Melody
*3.5 stars*

Sweet enjoyable historical romance read. Not the best. I was hoping this would be as good as her Wedding Trap series but it wasn't. :( I haven't read a Tracy Anne Warren book in a while I just remember loving her writing style and story plots. The set up in this was really intriguing, it had the best-friend secretly in-love with heroine for years equation that I really REALLY love. This story reminded me very much of Julia Quinn's When He Was Wicked. Similar plot, you have the heroin
This book was to my opinion by far the best of this series. It can be read independently from the others, though it certainly helped to have seen glimpses in the previous books about Adam's dejection over the relationship of Mallory and her Major (books 1 and 2), as well as her reaction to learning of his death (book 3).
I liked that the story started quite a while after Michael, the Major's untimely death, about 1 to 1.5 years later, and not just a matter of weeks which would have made the story
This by far is my favorite of the Byrons of Braebourne book. I loved loved loved Adam. He is such a good guy. You could tell that he really loved Mallory and that all he wanted to do was make her happy. He also had an insight into grief and what it is like to truly grieve for someone you love and what a person who is grieving needs. he was also very much human. he had his weaknesses but he loves Mallory with all his heart. Mallory too was a great character. She is a sweet loving person who lost ...more
Karen Wilson
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Naaz Summer
Good!! I have read this book out of series (means i donot read any other book in series) specially i like the plot so i pick it .. though writer is good and story is also overall nice but have few things to say which i don't like .

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1) The book name contain bridal bed and delight of it, even plot is start with heroine getting married to hero .. still 50% of book there is no as such things .. i will like that 50% of book full conversation or stuff if its after marriage and hero
Diah Didi
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I dropped a star because there was some headswapping which is my biggest pet peeve. I also found that, while I loved Adam's alpha-ness, his jealous behaviour was fairly off-putting towards the end. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, romantic, and sexy. Mallory was an interesting combination of a timid historical romance heroine, and headstrong. I liked seeing her relationship with Adam develop over the course of the novel. It also made me want to go back and read the other book ...more
This book took the quest for the three magic words to a whole new level! One line from the book seems to sum up my feelings:

"I love him, I'm just not sure I'm IN LOVE with him."


Okay, context: At the point when Mallory contemplates this bit of meaningless philosophical drivel, Adam is her best friend and a wildly passionate lover. Is it possible our standards are just a teensy bit too high? I'd say you're looking for magic, but half a dozen effortless orgasms at the hand of a master before y
GENRE: Historical Romance
SETTING: Regency England
SERIES: Byrons of Braebourne #4
HERO: Adam Gresham, Earl of Gresham
HEROINE: Lady Mallory Byron

OVERALL RANKING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Unrequited love on the part of the hero is probably my favorite romantic trope so I was destined to enjoy this one from the onset. I really enjoyed watching Adam and Mallory deepen their friendship before the inevitable wedding. They were both sympathetic characters that I thoug
There was no real antagonist until near the end of the book. I didn't like the heroine because she seemed so shallow and stupid. The hero was way too obsessed with the heroine, almost to the point of being a stalker. The fight at the end of the book was too much, making me wish I hadn't read the whole thing.



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Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA Award, the Nati ...more
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The Byrons of Braebourne (5 books)
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  • Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne, #2)
  • At the Duke's Pleasure (The Byrons of Braebourne, #3)
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“Count this as a mere taste, sweetheart, of all the pleasure I can give you. Marry me and let me show you more. Be mine, and I'll take you on a journey the likes of which you've ever only imagined. ~~ Adam to Mallory” 9 likes
“Additionally, Adam’s room had an absolutely massive bed with a plump feather tick that she knew they would put to good use.

“Shall we christen it now?” Adam whispered in her ear, his arms stealing around her from behind in spite of the footmen who were still busy bringing up their luggage. Skimming his lips over her cheek, he playfully caressed her nape in a way that never failed to drive her wild. “I could shoo them all out and lock the door. We wouldn’t even have to take off our clothes, I could just tumble you down and toss up your skirts. What do you say, wife, shall I tup you now, or would you rather wait until later?”
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