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A Wicked Kind of Husband

(Right Kind of Love #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  759 ratings  ·  151 reviews
It was the ideal marriage of convenience…until they met

Cassandra DeWitt has seen her husband only once—on their wedding day two years earlier—and this arrangement suits her perfectly. She has no interest in the rude, badly behaved man she married only to secure her inheritance. She certainly has no interest in his ban on her going to London. Why, he’ll never even know she
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published October 5th 2018 by Inner Ballad Press
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Mia Vincy Yes! Lucy's book is in the works. Release date to be announced.

Arabella's book, A Dangerous Kind of Lady, will be out early next year. You met her as…more
Yes! Lucy's book is in the works. Release date to be announced.

Arabella's book, A Dangerous Kind of Lady, will be out early next year. You met her as Lady Hardbury; her book tells how she became Lady Hardbury (not the easy way, because Arabella does nothing the easy way).

Leo Halton, Duke of Dammerton (you met him in Hyde Park), has a book coming soon too, A Scandalous Kind of Duke. Joshua and Cassandra will (probably) make an appearance in that book too, as will Cassandra's sister Miranda.

And a host of others -- all friends, relatives and neighbors moving through the same world. (less)

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Christina ~ Brunette Reader

“You’re not my wife,” he said. “We just happen to be married to each other.”
While two years of estrangement have passed during which impersonal letters delivered through a secretary have been their only form of exchange, Cassandra and Joshua now find themselves face to face for the first time again after the hasty wedding neither of them wanted was celebrated to secure her inheritance. Forced to live under the same London roof until Cassandra can sponsor her younger sister’s debut, having to
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This is how a good HR should be written! And to think that's a debut! WOW!!! Just WOW!!!

I liked everything here, even if the marriage of conveniece is an old trope! The MCs were really, really interesting!

She, Cassandra, iss the epitome of a gentile lady: she's polite, she's gracious, she's courteous!

He, Joshua, is the opposite: he's energentic, he's rude, he's direct!

They've been married for two years, but they don't recognize each other when they meet in the park. Still they're both attracated
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 stars) I believe every author I follow has at least one "Marriage of Convenience" romance in their body of work, and I've always enjoyed that trope. The usual inequality of the pairing--whether of social classes or economic stability or both--makes for a difficult road to the HEA and, when the difficulties are done right, this makes for a good read. Mary Balogh has a zillion MOC stories but she takes the difficulties to the limits of my patience and beyond in the way both parties willfully ...more
Debbie DiFiore
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K.J. Charles
Glorious fun. There's quite a serious plot here about damaged people dealing with hurt and loss, and a very strong theme of how we can't fix things for other people and love does not paper over all cracks. But alongside that is some of the most glorious funny dialogue I have read in forever, as the married-stranger MCs are spectacularly rude to each other. Rude heroes are normally a turn off for me because they tend to smirk and come across as bullies, but Julius's rudeness doesn't arise from se ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing debut! Bravo, Ms. Vincy! I haven't read a really good romance in quite some time and almost lost hope in finding one. But along came this story and it's special.

Thank you OLT for bringing the story to my attention with your excellent review.

With wonderful characterization and pace, the book is superbly romantic, funny, angsty and sizzling.
I loved, loved both protagonists. They are complex, strong, interesting, engaging. They COMMUNICATE with each other. And, oh, what a delight th
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.

I love it when I pick up a book by a début or new-to-me author and find myself quickly engrossed by it – which is exactly what happened with Mia Vincy’s A Wicked Kind of Husband.  I’m a sucker for a good marriage-of-convenience story, and this IS a good one; well defined, complex characters, strong writing and excellent dialogue, all combine to make this an entertaining and emotionally satisfying read, and one I’d urge fans of the genr
Sam (AMNReader)
I said in my last status update about this book that it didn't find its rhythm for me initially. By the reintroduction of Joshua to Cassandra, I was wondering if I'd enjoy it. That scene, however, showed me the potential... It was followed by a lot of romcom-esqie quips, and I was worried it would undermine the story's emotional weight. They were funny, but I also needed more.

Well, it settled in quickly after that and I got more. It still had the snappy banter, but it also had a slowly building
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars and no spoilers (for a change)

Ladies and lovers of historical romances, we might have a winner!

We certainly have a winner in A Wicked Kind of Husband. And so, let’s hope that Mia Vincy will be the author we can all be looking forward to, as what she’s done with her book is something that still leaves me stunned.

And in before anyone, Joshua is mine! And don’t make me pull the ‘Mine! Mine! Mine!’ gif. (Makes me wonder if I have a thing for the name Joshua when I think of The Hating Game’
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable read. I really liked the banter and the overall dynamic of this couple. The characters were very likable, and I found myself rooting for them right away. I am, however, disappointed in the ending and this epi-ho is really upset that there wasn't even an epilogue! I felt like there wasn't nearly enough time after they finally got their feelings straight, and I was left with some big unanswered questions. The big conflict was presented way too late
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ALL THE STARS!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you're ever in the mood for some historical romance—of if you've never read any and are looking for a gateway to it—, I can't recommend enough debut author Mia Vincy.
I'm completely astonished by "A Wicked Kind of Husband"
A friend recommended it to me a few days ago, and I couldn't stop reading despite being busy and tired. I've greedily devoured the whole thing and I'm left wanting for more!

The banter, the wit, the building tension, the angst, the steam, the swoon...
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
LOVED IT!!! One of the best Historical Romances I’ve read. The banter and chemistry between Joshua and Cassandra is off the charts. I had so much fun reading this book. The writing is outstanding, I can’t believe this is a debut novel. This book is going straight to my favorites.
Jacob Proffitt
This had an interesting setup. And I liked Cassandra. Mostly. And it had enough humor, along with decent banter, to keep me going to the end. But it also had a lot of awful people bogging it down and Joshua is a deeply flawed character, so it wasn't a great read.

Cassandra's selfish idiot father, who everyone else tells us is great, managed to get her married to a selfish rich guy before he died so things could have been worse. Still, the management of an estate and of her dreadful, spiteful sist
Debbie Brown
I LOVE this!

Cassandra and Joshua DeWitt are strong lead characters in a book that's completely unpredictable beyond the general haters-to-lovers trope. They are married strangers. Cassandra agreed to this marriage of convenience at her father's insistence in order to secure her inheritance of her family's home, while Joshua...well, his reason is one of the many interesting secrets revealed later in the book.

The two barely got a glimpse of each other on their wedding day. Joshua immediately retu
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute couple, I quite liked the scene where he talks about her eyes. It was adorable. Perhaps not truly a fiver (everything with Lucy the sister was ridiculous in the truest sense of the word) but rated up for dealing with heavy issues like addiction and birthing issues and for portrayal of depth of feeling despite the dragged out wishy washy dancing around of the male.

I also appreciated the husband’s lack of title. Psst authors, not every man was a Duke back then. The dialogue was very engaging
4.5/5. Well, this author is quite a revelation! She deftly mixed delightfully witty dialogue with lovely, insightful prose and a plot with both heat and heart. While still grieving her brother's untimely death, Cassandra married the wealthy industrialist, Joshua DeWitt, at the urging of her father in order for her to retain control of their country estate. It was a marriage of convenience, consummated in the dark efficiently and swiftly whereupon the groom disappeared off to continue to expand h ...more
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I haven't read HR in a year, mostly because they all suck. I picked up this book after seeing one of my GR buddy's updates. Best decision I made today. This book was amazing.

Cassandra and Joshua were meant for each other, the banter, the tension and the camaraderie between them is something I have missed in HR. I legit burst out laughing a few times.

This book is among the best marriage of convenience books I've read in a long time. Totally recommend.
Addie H
(Tropes: Arranged Marriage, Opposites Attract, Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Unstarched (hero)


Where did this come from!?!

- You’re a bit broken too.”
His head jerked up. “Nobody’s broken. That’s just life.”
“I think you are trying to stop life from happening, but life keeps on happening anyway.”


Quick plot: For two years Cassandra has been married to Joshua Dewitt, a man she first met on her wedding day and seen nothing of since. The arrangement has suited both fine as it was merely a
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Mia Vincy’s A Wicked Kind of Husband is a MOC with a difference! It follows the oft-used plot lines of MOC stories, but manages to deliver an interpretation that seems to be, in many ways, quite new. (And that’s saying something as I’ve read every HR with that theme that I can find.)
This story is funny but, at times, also tragic. It delivers enchanting, witty and wicked dialogue and a romance that gladdens the heart.
Cassandra Is a brave, serious, responsible, pragmatic h who is driven by d
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-titles-2018
4.5 - It's nice to read a well-constructed and engaging historical romance, a genre I've loved for years but have recently felt estranged. Vincy's novel reminded me at times of Loretta Chase for its witty banter between the main couple, who sling fairly innocuous insults at each other at a rapid pace, but without much malice behind them. Like Chase too, there is the requisite use of capitalization to emphasize especially Silly Ideas, such as Joshua's earnest naming of his numerous secretaries' t ...more
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
What a delightful debut novel! I'm always on the search for new historical romance authors, and I've found one in Mia Vincy. A Wicked Kind of Husband was so much fun to read, full of chemistry, wit, humor, and banter. I loved the way Cassandra and Joshua's relationship grew, though I had my own problems with Joshua. He was too stubborn for too long for my taste, but I loved the author's writing, so I'm looking forward to more from her. I'm not sure why the release of her books are out of order t ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
An arranged marriage made between strangers, where the groom – Joshua stays only long enough to consummate the marriage, giving his innocent wife nothing good to think of when it comes to the marriage bed. Not a promising start, but that’s where Cassandra and Joshua DeWitt find themselves. Two years later Joshua and Cassandra meet for only the second time, and the sparks fly, as Joshua tries to send his unwanted wife back to where she came from, and thus away from him in mind and body, yet Cassa ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
The middle 8-10 chapters are great. I just had to get there.

The first part is all description of the situation, in which we have a poor heroine trying to keep her family together. The meeting scene is great. The wit is getting in the way of deeper characterization. It took 8 chapters and then the magic happened: everything got out of the way and we could see the characters develop friendship, understanding and feelings. Then it fell a little at the end again.

The tone was too modern. And it was
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't even have the words to express how terrific this is.
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: virgin-heroine
I don't what all the fuss was about. This was alright, but I was honestly expecting some grand passionate story. I'll just put it down to a case of "me and not the book". Frankly, I found the hero irritating with all his nerdy stuff and the way he was so caught up with inventions and investments like if he was absentminded half the time. Not my idea of a hero to swoon over. Oh and he had mistresses right after wedding the heroine and leaving her. He wasn't even good in bed! The heroine's wedding ...more
A Wicked Kind of Husband is one of the most well-written historical romances I've read - full of superb characters, a layered romance and entertaining dialogues. It 1000% deserves more hype than it's gotten, and I'm excited for Mia Vincy's future novels.
Sarah Wayne
Really enjoyed this book. Full of emotional conflict, intrigue and kept my interest from start to finish. Great writing. Great plot, well developed characters. Author only needs more published books so I can pick another one to read asap.
Kat ☠
For the first time ever I stopped reading a book because of the punctuation. So! Many! Exclamation! Marks! As—well—as—an—abundance—of—em—dashes. Not: to: mention: loads: of: colons. And?! Also?! An?! Interrobang?!

Seriously. There was an interrobang in a historical romance book.
Viper Spaulding
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book I've read this year!

This was so much fun to read! Amazingly witty dialogue, poignantly insightful musings, multi-layered characters that are revealed slowly but steadily, this book is a fascinating treasure. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun with a book. Here are just a couple examples of the delightful dialogue:

Joshua: “I am the husband, so I make the rules to suit me.”
Cassandra: “And I am the wife, so I change the rules to suit me.”

Joshua to one of his
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