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

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  78 ratings  ·  19 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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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...more
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.
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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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...more
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
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...more
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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...more
Christine Morehouse
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...more
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...more
Beth Yarnall
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
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
Victoria Blacke
I didn't realize this was part of a series (my bad). You really miss out if you haven't read the earlier books with this one. I found myself just looking for the scenes bt the Hero and Heroine (which are great) since most of the dialogue/mystery deals with past events.
This was more of a 3.5 stars book for me, but I rounded it up to 4 stars.
Jun 27, 2011 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
Historical Romance set in England in the 1870's.
Fun, quick, forgettable story.
Couldn't finish.
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