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Too Wicked to Love (Brides of Nevarton Chase #2)

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews

Too wicked to love . . . but too tempting to resist!

Having already been deceived by a heartless fiancé, Genevieve Wallington-Willis knows better than to trust any man-which is why her attraction to John Ready is so very disturbing. Though devilishly handsome, he is far too mysterious-and a humble coachman, no less! But one inadvertent kiss and Genevieve is lost.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Avon (first published May 12th 2011)
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May 13, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
We first met the mysterious John Ready in Tempting a Proper Lady and you could just tell that this well spoken coachman had been brought up proper and must have a good reason to be serving as his best friends coachman. We also met our heroine, Genevieve Wallington-Willis and saw her spiteful reaction to her sisters homecoming so I did not have the warmest feelings to her but the first meeting of these two in this book had the sparks flying and I just kept flipping the pages to see how these two ...more
I liked the story line of this book. The duke-in-hiding, finds his true love when he returns home after years away but since there is a villain trying to do everyone in, it doesn't seem that they will get their HEA. I like it when the hero and heroine get together before the last chapter. The main characters were interesting; a feisty female lead and a long suffering albeit mostly honourable hero. (Really there was only one TSTL moment)

I wasn't convinced the characters behaved in ways congruent
May 11, 2012 Audrey rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Meh. There are problems when you find the mystery/subplots more interesting than the romance itself. Given what we saw of their interactions, I just didn't find it believable that they fell in love. That's a problem in a romance novel. A big problem.
Judy Goodnight
May 22, 2016 Judy Goodnight rated it it was ok
I picked this book up at a used book sale and it's going right back to another sale. I read the first in the series, didn't particularly care for it, but persevered with this one because I wanted to find out the secret of the hero, John Ready.

While I liked the hero for the most part, I really could not accept that he would fall for the heroine, Genny. I had a hard time empathizing with an 18-year-old heroine who worried that she was past her prime because she had lines on her face. Really?

So, th
Jun 21, 2011 Linda rated it did not like it
Couldn't get pass 1/4 of the book, sad to say. The heroine was terrible; I just couldn't continue.
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Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
This book is the second book in the Brides of Nevarton Chase series and for the most part, I enjoyed it. This book follows Samuel Breedlove's best friend John Ready find his happily ever after. John's got a mysterious past and is determined to do his duty assigned to him by his friend, Samuel Breedlove and then return to America so that he can live out the rest of his life in peace. It's not the life he always dreamed he would have because he won't be living in his beloved homeland of England bu ...more
Another heroine that I really, really didn't like.

She was totally up herself and was a superficial, hypocritical brat. She loved to play the blame game; blaming everyone else for her poor decisions and she acted like a complete tramp when she was around the hero and then wondered why he reacted in the way he did. I could not muster up anything except distaste for the way she behaved and I didn't think she grew or changed in anyway. She was even contemplating manipulating the hero into marrying h
Mar 20, 2013 Nikki rated it did not like it
No, a whole lot of no. The heroine stuck out like a soar thumb. She added nothing. And we had two plots going on. If we had only one that would have made sense. It was like too books smushed together. The hero I liked but he didn't seem very firm on anything but being mean to the heroine at first, then all he does is is flip flop 'I'm going to America, nope I'm gonna get my title back, you can't help me, alright you can help'. I didn't believe for a moment that the hero 'loved' the heroine. It j ...more
Aug 01, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
This book wasn't fantastic, and it wasn't horrible. A very strong four stars for a book that was a good read yet I had no trouble putting it aside for Chasin Eight.

John Ready is a great character who is too noble for his own good. Genny is very melodramatic and immature in the beginning, but she is young in life experience. You begin to forgive her as John forces her to see beyond her self to life. She grows very nicely into a mature young woman who recognizes the difference between puppy love
Oct 04, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website:


This story opens with our hero and heroine heading off to a house party in the country, while Captain Samuel Breedlove and Priscilla, his new bride, are off on their honeymoon. Before they depart, Samuel asks John to watch over Annabelle Bailey, who was apparently kidnapped by the villain, Lord Raventhorpe, and might still be in danger. Priscilla, on the other hand, is worried about her sister Genny, so she
Christine Morehouse
Jun 21, 2011 Christine Morehouse rated it really liked it
In historical romance author Deborah Mullin’s latest release TOO WICKED TO LOVE out on bookshelves on May 26, 2011 by Avon Books is a charmingly captivating read which will enthrall readers for hours.

Reluctant to put her heart on the line Miss Genevieve Wallington-Willis will guard her heart against lying deceiving rogues who would use her for a step-up in the world. She’s already had her heart broken by a fiancé who scammed her leaving her to doubt her value or trust any man. Enter the enticing
Oct 27, 2011 Laine rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading the book. During my first read I got bored because I was expecting to read the action/point of the plot, and as I read deeper I was hooked and got me enthralled with the twist of it. Did I even made sense, sorry about that. Guess I am not over the story.

The story of John and Genny shows how to fight for the one you love and standing beside him despite what others think of him. That was seen when John revealed his true identity and immediately the guests and hosts jumped to the
Beth Yarnall
Jun 12, 2011 Beth Yarnall rated it it was amazing
I really loved how this romance played out. There were a few twists and turns (no spoilers please) and a lot of growth for both Genny & John before they reached their HEA. I loved how Genny never gave up on John and was willing to share her secret & help him get his life back despite the great emotional risk for her. Genny had the most growth, starting as a kind of spoiled young lady to a more mature generous woman who would sacrifice anything for those she loved. I'm really looking forw ...more
Feb 29, 2012 Deanne rated it did not like it
When I picked this up from the self of my library and read the summary at the back I was excited and thrilled to think that I have good book in my hands , and since I was reading Mullin's book for the first time i thought I found another good author to help me satisfy my historical romance cravings , when I first open the book I thought the story line was alright , but soon as I reached the middle the story started to go downwards and in the end I simply can't finish due to my dissapoitment on w ...more
Dec 31, 2015 Terry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-history
I enjoyed the first book in this series but I loved this book.
Jun 14, 2011 Ally72 rated it really liked it
This was more of a 3.5 stars book for me, but I rounded it up to 4 stars.
May 12, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
Historical Romance set in England in the 1870's.
Nov 21, 2012 Noelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Fun, quick, forgettable story.
Sep 25, 2014 S rated it really liked it
Shelves: paul-marron
Good read.
Aug 08, 2011 Melissa rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish.
Maxine Mansfield
Sep 19, 2012 Maxine Mansfield rated it really liked it
Enjoyable :)
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