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Wicked in His Arms

(Wedded by Scandal #2)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,148 ratings  ·  240 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 cold and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with wooing only agreeable and demur women in his search for a wife. Until he finds himself trapped in a closet at a house party with the last women he would ...more
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Published January 23rd 2017 by Entangled: Scandalous
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Ivy H
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MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4.5 stars

Olivia Sherwood ("Livvie") is the stepdaughter of a Viscount who believes he is dying; thus, he has issued her the ultimatum that she must find a husband within a year. In order to attract a gentleman, Livvie, who has been allowed to behave as a man - riding astride, fishing, swimming in lakes/ponds, speaking out about whatever whenever, must learn to act like a lady. To accomplish this, she is being sent to their neighbor's estate where the Countess of Blade can tutor her on the finer
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Celestine
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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! :) ...more
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.

Basics. Spring 1818
Hertfordshire, South
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Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves
Somehow I missed on this author but I can see why she's such a favorite on the contemporary HR circuit. She blends angst with sweet fluffiness and likable mcs and serves it just right. The beginning is bit shaky as is the writing but the story and execution has merit and I found myself settling in for an enjoyable read.

Both the mcs are well fleshed - the rebellious 'hoydenish' h who has to conform and find a husband or face a lifetime of dependence and worse, and the H who is haughty, starchy a
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Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
4 STARS!
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
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Books Just 4 Me
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Livvie is a spunky, sassy and completely unconventional lady. She was raised as a tomboy in a time when that was unacceptable. She is shipped off her to step-father’s cousin for some polishing and transforming. Tobias is known as the coldest Earl in England. Due to his family history he finds it safest to hide all forms of emotion and only offer minimal chilly interactions with people. Of course unconventional Livvie makes a crack in his icy demeanor and their passion takes off. Lots of angst in ...more
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
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Michelle
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Somia
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
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Aisha
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Saint Monique
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
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Debbie DiFiore
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mahima
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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**** 4.5 stars ****
I really really really love this series. I don't remember writing any review without mentioning me being a top fan of Stacy Reid's book❤️ I goddamn love her work ❤️

The story is superb. I literally love Livvie for being fearless, bold and strong amongst the hypocrite and unforgiving ton. This character of her made her one of a kind.
The Earl on the other side is way too reserved. Maybe because of his past and hus ancestors. His ancestors were bad to their women. They beat and to
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
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
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Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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JP
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I. Loved. This. ♥️ I love the angst, sexual tension, time period and romance.
Lynsey A
This is only my second book by Stacy Reid but I am really enjoying her books. She has a great way of writing and telling a story. Plus she is very good at the sexy thoughts and actions. I really like her.

The H and h in this book were polar opposites. Tobias wanted a wife the complete opposite of Livvie but his attraction to her was just too powerful for him to resist and when circumstances arise where they end up in a linen closet together, nothing can stop his overpowering need to have her. Lik
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Erin Kelly
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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Gilgamesha
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Hasnamezied
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.
Sangria
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
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Addie H
Jun 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.

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*****
“ “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?

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

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- “I will ride back with you.”
She blinke
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Rachel K
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amy  Malory
I think some parts of this one were extremely funny.Good read 🥳❤

Ps:I hate the "come here,wife" "of course,husband" CHEESY!I hate it when writers do that.I found it also not nice in Garwood's "The bride" Meh
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Zeanna
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When misogyny meets international misogyny.
That’s what this should be called
Kimberly
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2017/01...

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
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Brenda
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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
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“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?"
"Yes."
"And is that so terrible?"
"Evidently."
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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“Do you have any affections for me?" she asked boldly, as was her way, jutting her chin, and damn if she was not staring him down.
"No."
She flinched.
"What I feel for you is beyond affection. At the crest of each dawn I think of being inside you. I write and you crowd my thoughts. I sleep and you are the last person I think of, and damn me if when I wake, you are not the first person I fucking look for. I think that borders on obsession wife, not mere affection.”
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