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When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord

(Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #3)

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Brilliant Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is stunned when the man who’d shattered her young heart rescues her from an intruder at the last minute. Forced to work with the rakish Lord, they must identify a cunning murderer who’s left a blood-drenched trail from Cairo to London. Alex knows better than to trust Benedict, but the wicked promise in his kiss tempts her.

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ebook, 337 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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eyes.2c
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'A rare gift'

Intrigue and secrets in the cut and thrust 19th century world of the antiquity hunter. What was it about? It was a time when Egyptologists went in droves to ancient sites risking life and limb to unlock the mysteries of the Pharos with their discoveries of ancient tombs and cities. Jealousy and competition were rife. There is no doubt that countries heritages were ravaged, their cultural histories decimated. Some worked for the riches involved, selling priceless artifacts to the hig
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Caitlyn Lynch
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Set in the 1890s, this romance is set around the era’s fascination with all things Egyptian. The heroine, Alexandra, is a scholar of Egyptology, and the hero, Benedict, is a… tomb raider. The two have a Past, and are brought back together when Alexandra’s mentor sends Benedict back to England to protect her just before he is murdered.

Sadly, that was the most exciting thing about the novel. Benedict doesn’t do any tomb raiding (apart from seducing Alexandra and abandoning her for a second time).
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Brenda
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Brilliant Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is stunned when the man who’d shattered her young heart rescues her from an intruder at the last minute. Forced to work with the rakish Lord, they must identify a cunning murderer who’s left a blood-drenched trail from Cairo to London. Alex knows better than to trust Benedict, but the wicked promise in his kiss tempts her.

Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, never wanted to be a hero. For years, he’s plundered antiquities
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Nicole
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher for an honest review. Thank you!!
This novel was an enjoyable read. It brings together romance and mystery. Alexandra Quinn is an Egyptologist and believes artifacts found should be placed in a museum. She fell in love with Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, who shattered her heart. She moved forward with her life, but when Benedict saves her life, she wonders why he has reentered her life. Benedict loves Alex, but he is not the man she d
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Maria Dariotis
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well all I can say is that I’m NEVER disappointed in Tara Kingston’s writing! She captivated my attention from the first words on the page!

I loved Alexandra Quinn she’s not only beautiful she’s smart and in my opinion for a woman in that time fearless!
Intrigue and murder set the pace for Alexandra to team up with the only man that she’s ever loved but unfortunately broke her heart.....Benedict Weston. Can she trust him to help her escape a villain that’s out to get her or will crush her once ag
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Amy Alvis
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Alex and Benedict's story! It was a reunion story, which is always one of my favorites.

Benedict had broken Alex's heart years ago, but when they must work together to find a killer, Alex heart can't seem to remember all the heartache it went through all those years ago. Even though she is weary of her renewed feelings for Benedict, Alex can't seem to stop thinking about him. Can she protect her heart this time?

It was very enjoyable watching these two work through their present a
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Jill
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read a copy of this book through Netgalley. The book involved the murder of several individuals that were made to appear as if they were natural or suicidal in cause. The book involved the search for hidden Egyptian tombs that contained artifacts that were extremely valuable. Two people who once were in love seen to be in great danger from an unknown individual or individuals. Alexandra and Benedict had once been lovers but because of his greed had parted ways and remained apart fo ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Benedict could be honest, “jealousy is a shallow, transient emotion. What I am experiencing is far more complicated than that.” His mouth brushed hers. “I want you , Alexandra. More than I thought possible.” Benedict could be quite smoldering when he wanted to be, “that he is. But I want to get you home.” He leaned over her, caging her against the upholstery. “You see, my dear, I’ve developed a hunger only you can sate. I wish to have a bit of wicked delight..." I liked this book, I liked that A ...more
Susan
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Ten years after he broke her heart Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is saved from an intruder by Lord Benedict Marlsbrook. But it is a map that he has come for, but together with the Colton Agency they must stop a cunning murderer.
An enjoyable mystery story set in the Victorian era with likeable characters.
A NetGalley Book
Dawn Wells
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Romance, intrigue, mystery, passion all in one well written book. Love the hero, love the plot, the characters. Very skillful, and fabulous fun read.
Kim Vanravenswaay
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed, When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord. The only thing that could have made it better, is if Alex and Benedict actually tried to find the treasure.
books are love
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

this was a great addition to the series. I enjoyed the suspense aspect while seeing Benedict admit he is in love and questioning himself and his ways. He had reasons for doing what he did that Alex didn’t like but it did put a drift in their relationship.

Benedict is a good main male character. He is strong, stubborn, didn’t always do what others agreed with but was necessary and totally in love with Alex. He feared love because he felt he didn’t deserve t
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KriisGaia
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Confronting intruders with a revolver is not something most young ladies of the “ton” would be expected to do. But in When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord by Tara Kingston, Alexandra Quinn does just that. Unfortunately, the small revolver is no match for the man’s body armor.

A noted Egyptologist, Alex is targeted because of a map supposedly send to her by a professor friend who has recently died. This map supposedly directs the holder to the tomb of an Egyptian King untouched by grave robbers. If t
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Fizza
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such an interesting historical novel with touch of mystery and intrigue. I really enjoyed it. The story is about a mystical map that leads to hidden treasure. Someone is willing to kill a lot of people to get to that map and they won't stop until they find it. Consequently Miss Quinn is in grave danger, everyone thinks she has the map. She has no idea if she do indeed possess such a map or not but she must solve this riddle not only to save herself but also to find the killer. She is wil ...more
Janet
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is stunned when the man who’d shattered her young heart rescues her from an intruder at her home. Forced to work with the rakish Lord, they must identify a cunning murderer who’s left a blood-drenched trail from Cairo to London. Alex knows better than to trust Benedict, but the wicked promise in his kiss tempts her.
Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, never wanted to be a hero. For years, he’s plundered antiquities in his quest to restore his family’s debt
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Candy Briggs
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This very good novel starts off with her in the study, she starts to hear noises and knows she is not alone. He stalks her and she is forced to shoot him, he is wearing body armor. Benedict Weston, Lord Marlsbrook, came to her assistance when she is attacked in her house. Benedict and Alexandra had once been in love. But he had deserted her and gone to Egypt for several years. This book definitely kept my attention. Everybody seems to be an Egyptian authority. Benedict, I would not trust anythin ...more
Patrica Liebe
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book through NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review.
This book contained many of my favourite subjects which are, Mystery, Egypt, a second chance at romance and a villain that gets revealed and gets his punishment from the Hero. The Hero and heroine are a great pairing with a past romance that left the Heroine very hurt and disillusioned while the Hero went off to find adventure and wealth. This is the 3rd book in the Her Majesty's Most Secret Service series,
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord by Tara Kingston is book Three in the Her Majesty's Most Secret Service series. This is the story of Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook and Alexandra Quinn. I have read the previous books but feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Alexandra and Benedict has a history together where they fell in love. But Benedict ended up trying to undo the money lost his father cause which took him in another direction from Alexandra. Alexandra was heartbroken by Benedict
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Anna Swedenmom
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
its a buy buy buy book!
What more can you want then a book that has love, romance, intrigue, laughter as well as mystery? In this one you have it all. I so enjoy this series and this author. I like the way the story unfolds and the characters have so many depths. A wonderful second chance at love book that just captured me. So buy and enjoy for it truly is a worth while read as well as being a good addition to the series. I received an ARC of this book, from the publisher, via NetGalley
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Denise Van plew
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having read this author once before I wanted to try another. This is a interesting series with the story being the tempter also. Suspense and romance are in this set back in time. This one is centered around Alexandra and Benedict. With murder a factor of the mystery it gives the thrill you want in this. Being it is set back in time makes it more interesting also. This is one that you follow these two with their personalities being such they keep you interested. Magic and mystery is a good formu ...more
Krystal
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Let me begin by saying that I definitely think this book will appeal to fans of historical romance novels, and especially those who have read the other books in this series (you do not have to have done so in order to enjoy this one however). I enjoy this author's writing style and the way she is able to blend in romance with mystery and just a bit of danger. In that aspect, this book was very pleasing.

However, this story didn't seem to have the same attention grabbing flow that her other novel
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Petula
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alexandra Quinnis an expert in translating hieroglyphics. Someone thinks she has been sent a map that will lead to treasure in Egypt. That puts her in grave danger. Her problem is, who is the bad guy that has been killing people for the map???.
Among the suspects is the man she was once engaged to.
Benedict Weston needs the money from the artifacts he finds to get his family estate out if debt. Just how far will he go to do that??
A romantic, murder/ mystery for us and our characters to solve. O
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Pamela Flowers  Jolly
This isn’t a bad book, it’s well written and has an interesting theme, but I just couldn’t get into the couple. The H was a bit of an ass, seducing and leaving the h when she was younger, then coming back and doing it again ten years later. And the ridiculous “secret”message to be deciphered, zodiac signs, in Greek? That was just stupid to me. If you’re going to warn someone, or leave clues to something, that isn’t the way, There is a HEA, but by then, the H had burned all his bridges for me. I ...more
Wendy Tavenner
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Benedict had always loved Alexandra but his need to replenish his coffers out weighed his love. When he realized a decade later that her life was in danger he rushed back to England to save her. Alexandra was in her study when an unknown assailant broke in and threatened her life. He wanted a map she knew nothing about. As she tries to defend herself a voice from her past saves her life. She never expected to see Benedict again let alone he saving her life.

A wonderful story of who done it’s and
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Cheryl
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an excellent read this was! Alexandra Quinn was such an intelligent and brave lady. Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook loves Alexandra but feels unworthy. There follows an intriguing story of trying to identify the person behind the menace. I loved the ironic quips of Roderick, Marlsbrook’s butler. This story has romance, danger, mystery, spies and the advantage of a loving family. I was given a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Janet Russell
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery

And plenty of steam. It flowed well and led o e o. A bit of a chase figuring out who dunnit
Lux Lewis
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A second chance in love/life is one of my favourite tropes and murder mystery to boot!

Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn was shaken by her near-death experience but was more shocked when she came face-to-face with her rescuer, the same man who bruised her young heart a decade ago.

Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, turned his back to the only woman he ever loved. He was left with an estate with insurmountable debt and there's only one way he could put it to rights, a quest which opposes Alexandra's
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Kim
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I found Alex to be fascinating, she is an Egyptologist that is able to stand up for herself. The chemistry with Benedict crackled off the pages. They are forced to work together and I found myself racing through it. I was not disappointed in this book at all!
Sara
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review from netgalley. Murder betrayal mystery and love. This book has them all. I love that the main characters knew each other before the start of the story. This is definitely a little bit different from the other books I've read in this category but definitely worth a read.
Lori D
rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2018
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