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Wicked in His Arms

(Wedded by Scandal #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,125 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he wou ...more
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Published January 23rd 2017 by Entangled: Scandalous
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Ivy H
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Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Children see a weakness in their parents and vow they will never be the same. This is the crux of the conflict that emerges between Blade and Livvie in the Regency-era novel, Wicked in His Arms, by Stacy Reid. Livvie's mother was weeping and dependent and Blade's father was impetuous and violent. Both set a course along a life path that will be antithetical to good ole' mom and dad. Blade becomes harsh and cold and overly concerned with scandal. Livvie evolves into a woman without any concern at ...more
Stacy Reid
I am so very excited for everyone to read Tobias and Livvie's journey to happy ever after! Happy reading! :)
Melanie A.
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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She made him feel lost and as if he belonged in the same breath.
Ok, so I didn't quite love this one as much as I did book 1, but it was still pretty darn good! I love the way each couple in the series is forced to marry because they were caught in a compromising situation. :-)

Scandal has followed Lady Olivia and Tobias, Earl of Blade through much of their lives. Olivia's father committed suicide, leaving his wife and daughter with nothing but debts, and Tobias' father was a violent
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Wicked in His Arms' by Stacy Reid is book Two in the "Wedded by Scandal" series. This is the story of Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade and Lady Olivia Sherwood. This is easily a standalone book.
Tobias grew up with a abusive father and a mother who did a lot of drama. So when Tobias grew up he set his mind to not being involved in scandle, drama or marrying a women that was to emotional nor would he love his wife. But when he meets Olivia he finds that he is strongly drawn to her but tries to
Juliana Philippa
Bottom Line. This is my first book by Stacy Reid and unfortunately I really didn't enjoy it. Did not like either of the main characters, especially the hero, and didn't understand their relationship at all—they actively dislike each other (for good reason) for most all of the book. I didn't have a problem with the writing or some of the elements, i.e. I will definitely try another book of hers, but I would not recommend Wicked in His Arms to other readers.

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Hertfordshire, South
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
A FIRM 3.5 Stars

Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, spent his childhood seeing and enduring the scandal that came from having an emotionally volatile father, who was crazed and highly possessive when it came to his wife, thus Tobias exerts rigid control over his emotions and passions – never letting either be unleased, at least that is the case until he comes across Lady Olivia Sherwood. Whether he likes it or not, his control around her dissipates faster than he can blink.

Olivia Sherwood, is all
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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There is nothing like a good scandal. Unfortunately for Lord Tobias, the Earl of Blade and Lady Olivia Sherwood they have been caught in quite the scandal of the season so now they will have to marry. Tobias wants more than anything to find a shred of honor left in his family after years of scandals and to marry someone who can control themselves completely and never cause a scandal of their own. This is why Olivia is so wrong for him, or so he believes the moment he meets her. She rides astride ...more
Debbie DiFiore
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the h and her great personality. She was very unique. I loved when she challenged the woman trying to kiss her husband to a duel. Lol. So cute. And the H was so discombobulated by her it was funny. He had sworn to never let his emotions rule him but she changed his life. I loved the is book. On a roll with good books this week.
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4,5 'Livvie and her earl' stars

Here's a mini review because I've read this one a while ago and I already forgot most of the things I've wanted to say. Tobias and Olivia are both from scandalous families with very tainted names, so of course, they are an ill match. But they found themselves before the altar anyway. Tobias was a pretentious cocky bastard a few times (ok, maybe often) and Olivia had some childish and irritating moments. But that's what I like about Stacy Reid. She writes deeply fla
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Tobias Theodore Walcott, Earl of Blade and Lady Olivia Henrietta Sherwoods story.

Tobias was very mean and cold toward Livvie when she first went to live with his family. Tobias's mother the Dowager Countess of Blade was teaching proper comportment for a young lady begin received by the Ton. Livvies first season didn't go well. She was Not excepted by the Ton because her father had committed suicide leaving her and her mother in deep debt to pay off his gambling debts. But her
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ugghhh. The hero was soo annoying! He is one of those common book character: dark, brooding, physically strong, haunted, annoyed at the heroine, is mean to the heroine but actually cares about her, is reluctantly enchanted by her but covers it up by being rude to her etc. But, in the end, he turns out to be a generous, amazing, loving, and indulgent husband.

The first book in this series Accidentally Compromising the Duke was so much better. This book sort of followed the same as the first book
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.25 Stars

I was in a reading funk and I decided to start this book, but once I started I couldn’t stop. I don’t usually like it when the Heroine chases after the Hero, but it was different. I am also not a fan of the Hero not liking the Heroine as the plot, but it wasn’t so bad and he was redeemable.

Olivia is in a sticky situation. Her step-father is ill and she needs to get married to make sure she is taken care of. The only thing is, she’s not 100% sold on marriage. She wants to marry for lov
Erin Kelly
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love when I find a new (to me) author to get excited about and read all her new books when they come out. Stacy Reid has a fan in me with "Wicked in His Arms". I'll admit to a little light Internet stalking where I found Reid's story about how she came up with the idea for this series. She said that she was rewatching "Pride and Prejudice" (love) and said to her husband "why doesn't Jane just get herself caught in a scandal with Mr. Bingley?" or something to that nature. And he suggested that ...more
Lindsey Gray
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Scandal abounds in this new novel by Stacy Reid. Haunted by the scandal of her father’s death, Lady Olivia Sherwood is not eager to reenter society after her disastrous come out. Her step-father’s ill health forces her to make changes to herself she never wanted to. She needs a husband or her very life may lie in peril.

The Earl of Blade, Tobias Walcott, doesn’t
I simply love to read for Stacy Reid because she has her own magic in writing historical romance. This book was emotionally complicated because both the hero and heroine wanted to change the other to the version she/he has in mind. Even though they fell in love for who they are. In certain moments I hated the character of Livvie but yet in many others I respected her a lot.
Great Book.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was absolutely SWOON......worthy....

Le Sigh. Wow! This book has everything I love in a historical romance, both characters were absolutely fantastic. Truly opposites do attract, and what a road to love they had.....

We first meet our very wonderful Lady Olivia, (LOVED!) caring for her Stepfather. We learn she has some baggage. Her Real father wasn’t the greatest and yet to her, she adored him. Our heroine was taught to fish, fence, ride astride and is an accomplished painter at 22. However t
Addie H
Jun 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Amazon Bargain Bin / BookBub Ebook Bargain

(Tropes: Marriage of Convenience, Starched Hero gets Unstarched)

The cover of this book is so smoking hot, that along with an avg 4+ rating I was certain this would be a win.


“ “How unusual, a lady who controls her emotions. Never before have I met the like.”

Who doesn’t love a starchy hero, and the unconventional heroine that is his undoing?


But a starchy hero, who is also forceful in speech and behaviour?


- “I will ride back with you.”
She blinke
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have a few Stacy Reid books and they just seem to be really surface reading to me. She doesn't delve into characters psyches....she isn't able to articulate the woes of human condition or the complexity of human emotions. In this book she she semi succeeds in some of those. But what makes this book wonderful is the hero and heroine. The hero is a staid and serious person who despises emotions and love, and I know this seems no different than any other hero but what makes him great is he never ...more
Rachel K
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

A passionate artist ahead of her time meets her match in a seemingly glacial earl in Wicked in His Arms . The first Wedded by Scandal book, Accidentally Compromising the Duke, was one of my favorite books of 2016, so I eagerly dove into this story.

Livvie is a delightful heroine. She’s bold, outspoken, and completely out of place in society. Of course, this makes it difficult for her to find a husband a
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess.

Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female—unconve
Very sensual and emotional read. Full review to come.
(Nat) Reading Romances
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it

“Wicked in His Arms” is the second book in the "Wedded by Scandal" series. It’s my first time reading a book by Stacy Reid. It can be read as a standalone. I love a good “marriage of convenience” or in this case “marriage after a scandal” story! That’s why I chose to read this book. 

It’s understandable that Olivia would have modern ideas of independence and marriage, mainly because of her unusual childhood. What was difficult to believe was that her inappropriate behavior and some of her actio
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me first start off by saying, that I am a huge fan of the author. Huge! I loved her Regency style so much that after reading everything she had to offer, I moved towards her fantasy series with pleasure including a modern novella even though these are not genres I would gravitate towards. She is just that good in my opinion, and I cannot remember giving anything less than (5) stars on each occasion which is actually quite remarkable for me.

Having said that, I was surprised by this release.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4.5/5
Blushing Reader
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars! I couldn’t put this story down! I loved this couple 😍
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an author that knows how to keep her readers invested in her stories with action from start to finish. You have scandal after scandal, passion, lots of emotion, control of one’s feelings, betrayal, mystery, and so much more.

Lady Olivia was born way before her time being raised by a father that treated her more like a son she learned to do all the things a lady should not be doing. This causing her trouble as she grows older with her father leaving a scandal with his death and her tomboy
This is terribad. And it's the kind of terribad that MADE ME FURIOUS while reading it.


Gender roles, blahblahblah but SERIOUSLY. Tobias is a MISOGYNISTIC ASSHOLE. Like, one of the worst I've read in a long time (minus the overdone "alpha male" bullshit).

Spoilers but IDGAF.

* Tobias hates when women.. have emotions. Like, any of them. And I get that he's been socialized by his parents' volatile relationship.... but he doesn't ever THINK ABOUT any of it. Just a blan
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Both the characters and the story are amazing. It's humorous, and romantic. I quite enjoyed it and would recommend to all historical fiction fans.

Tobias hate scandals. He wants to restore his family's good name. For that he must marry a lady who is above reproach. Any hint of a scandal in her past will not be acceptable. He is afraid he might turn out to be like his father so he also needs to take care of what kind of bride he takes. She must be biddable, a proper female, who will do
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Wedded by Scandal (3 books)
  • Accidentally Compromising the Duke (Wedded by Scandal, #1)
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“Livvie has her own opinions and isn't afraid to voice them," he murmured.
Tobias reclined in his chair in a deliberately casual pose. "So I've discovered."
"And what will you do with your ... discovery?"
"There is nothing to be done."
"Many men would say she is unruly, headstrong, and disobedient. In need of a firm guiding hand."
Was the man trying to persuade him to call off the rushed engagement? "Olivia is not a horse and I am not other men.”
“I did not expect anyone to be here," he said. "I thought you would be asleep by now."
She stared into his eyes for a long moment, hating how distant they seemed. "You've been swimming."
"Yes. And it did not work."
"What did not work?"
"I still want you."
Her heart was in her throat. She had not expected such honesty. "That is why you've been swimming ... because you desire me?"
"And is that so terrible?"
She worked to contain her emotions. "Why?"
"I have never hungered for another woman the way I do you," he said. "I do not like it.”
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