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To Win a Wicked Lord

(Shadows and Silk #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Lord Percival Bretagne is used to playing games. He survived being a spy for a decade using his wits alone. But that was just life and death. Now, he's playing for the most important prize of all—love.

He'll Stop at Nothing...

Ten years after his family gave him up for dead, British spy Lord Percival Bretagne is back home, but his mission is far from over. Playing the aristo
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published April 22nd 2020 by Soul Mate Publishing
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InD'tale Magazine
“To Win a Wicked Lord” is a sinfully exciting tale of treacherous intrigues and breathtaking passions! The attraction between Percival and Isabel is a naughty page-scorching romp readers will truly savor.

Read full review in the 2020 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
True rating - 4.5 swoony stars!

To Win a Wicked Lord was a story that was absolutely captivating from the start! Lord Percival Bretagne and Isabel Galante were characters driven to extremes by emotional needs and those needs were the reason that their two worlds collided. For Percy, it was his absolute and complete need for revenge that drove his every waking moment. He had spent years waiting for the perfect moment to strike his nemesis and when he met Isabel, though he might not have had all th
Barbara Rogers
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Series: Shadows and Silk #4
Publication Date: 4/22/20
Number of Pages: 274

I have been waiting and waiting for this book because I wanted to see Percy’s story and I wanted/hoped to see the villain finally get his due – and I got both. Well, I would have preferred a more dire outcome for the villain, but he did get more than a slap on the wrist. The story is well-written and I really liked the characters.

We met Lord Percival Bretagne in the first book of the series, Three Lessons in Seduction, and
Kat Tolle
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Read!! To Win a Wicked Lord by Sofie Darling is book 4 in the Shadows and Silk series. I find that Sofie is very detailed in her writing which make the story seem so much more real. I found myself getting lost in this book and the world around me no longer existed and I just love that. Her characters are just wonderful and the evil is truly evil and you end up just hating him which is a true writer’s gift. There is a mystery about this story and I found that intriguing. This story has blac ...more
Carole Burant
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now this....this is Sofie Darling at her best! I absolutely LOVED Percy and Isabel's story, so well written, full of emotion and passion, danger and betrayal, with a hero that is swoon worthy, has physical and emotional scars and a heroine that will do anything to save her family. Put all of that together and you have one amazing story.

Lord Percival Bretagne is a man with one thing in mind....vengeance against the man who destroyed his life. Isabel Galante is being forced into debauchery by tha
Margaret Watkins
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It takes having his life stolen from him, for Lord Percival Bretagne to appreciate the true value of everything he has lost. The reckless rake turns his life around and after serving King and country, goes after the person responsible for the pain he has experienced. Before long, he comes to realise that he is in a game with much more at stake than his own vengeance. Others have also been damaged almost beyond redemption and their fight becomes Percy's as well. I have a horror of manipulation an ...more
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To Win a Wicked Lord
Shadows and Silk Series #4
Sofie Darling
Release date 04/22/2020
Publisher Soul Mate Publishing

Blurb :

Lord Percival Bretagne is used to playing games. He survived being a spy for a decade using his wits alone. But that was just life and death, now he’s playing for the most important prize of all—love. 

He’ll Stop at Nothing . . .

Ten years after his family gave him up for dead, British spy Lord Percival Bretagne is back home, but his mis
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
To Win a Wicked Lord is the fourth book in Sofie Darling’s Shadows and Silk series, and it works perfectly fine as a standalone. I have not read any of the prior books in the series, but I understood this one just fine. Moreover, I’m certainly curious enough to go back and read them after enjoying this one.

At first, I was a wee bit tentative about this one. It was interesting, but it didn’t quite grab me. I felt like there was a lot of information being given, and it took a while for me to wrap
Space Cowgirl
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spies 👀 Like Us

Georgian Period Spy 👀 and Romance💕 Novel, along with a taste of Revenge💀. Expect the Unexpected.

Lord Percival Bretagne🐺🍆⛲🔪 has been a spy 👀 for his majesty, King George👑 for ten years or so. As the third son of Duke Arundel, he can circulate through society easily and discreetly. He and his partner, Hortense, are back in London from the continent.

Lord Percival🐺🍆⛲🔪 has anonymously shut down two St. Giles gaming hells🎲 in an effort to attract the attention of his enemy, the owner, L
Tracy Emro
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
If you have been following the series, you already know Lord Percival “Percy” Bretagne, he as been an ongoing character from the start and we finally get his story!!

Percy is back in London and looking for revenge against the man that took everything from him. Lord Bertrand Montford is a vile man who has destroyed many a life and because of his wealth and position has never had to answer for his actions. Percy plans to change that and ruin him financially, but he soon learns that Bertrand is plot
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this historical read. His family thought he was dead but after 10 years, British spy Lord Percival Bretagne returned home. Now he plans his revenge against the man who took everything from him. Isabel is doing whatever she must to save her family even if that includes betraying Percy. Sparks fly between them but will Percival get his revenge? Fast-paced read with plenty of drama, suspense and steamy chemistry. I liked it.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book. It is not your typical Regency type romance. This deals with marrying young, off to war with ideas of grandeur, becoming an amnesiac, exploited, recover memory and the result is revenge for the man who exploited him. The H is at the top of his game in the spy business. When he returns to England after ten years on the continent, he must face some harsh realities. He has a teenage daughter he does not know and wants nothing to do with him. His wife divorced him with ...more
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

PERCY is a spy. He's also one who has been devoted to his life's work only because he needed a drive and a reason to keep on living. He needed to be needed. And when England called for duty, he decided it was no better than having no purpose in life. 10 years ago, he was thought to be dead and his wife petitioned for an annulment which led their daughter to become a bastard. Percy may be a Father but not in a literal
Although it’s from a series, they all read as standalones.

Percy has been a spy for ten long years, it’s something he’s good at, and he likes it. But he wasn’t always a spy, his past is an interesting one, and we get to see glimpses of it through the story. But we get the full story near the end of the book.
He uses people to his advantage, and has no conscience, it’s for the good of the country (well that’s his excuse) and when an opportunity to return to England presents itself, Percy takes it
Lana Birky
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What fun I had reading this book that Sofie Darling's magic fingers created for her reader's entertainment!

Lord Percival Bretagne, aka “The Savior of St. Giles"and the younger son of one of the most influential dukes in England, the Duke of Arundel, has one purpose in life - revenge. Percy was so close to being able to exact his revenge on Lord Bertrand Montfort, younger son of the Earl of Surrey & servant of the Crown for himself & all the other people that had been hurt.

The man that helped Isa
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
To Win a Wicked Lord is the fourth book in the Shadows and Silk series. It’s the first book in the series that I have read but I don’t feel like I missed anything by not reading the previous books. The storyline was original, and the characters were interesting.
Lord Percival “Percy” Bretagne had been away from England for ten years working as a spy. He has returned to England to have his revenge on Lord Bertrand Montfort, but he finds himself surrounded by more intrigue than he expected. Now he
Steph N
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed being able to read an advanced copy of To Win A Wicked Lord, the newest addition to Sofie Darling’s Shadows & Silk series. Her books are always well written, & this one was really hard to put down. Loved all the mystery & emotion, & that I couldn’t guess each twist along the way.
Lord Percival Bretagne is determined to have one thing: REVENGE. Revenge against the man who ruined his life. Against her will, Isabel Galante is being used as a pawn by the same evil man.
When Percy & Isabel
Jamie Jack
May 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: historical, p-2020
Didn’t Work for Me

Even though I had read some previous books in the series, I found myself confused coming into this one. Too much time has gone by between the launches of each book, and the author just starts, assuming we’ll remember all that happened in the last stories. Frankly, this book just didn't work for me. The beginning felt like it just went on forever, with the hero in the gaming hell/brothel and then in the heroine’s room, where they are acting at cross-purposes. I found it boring a
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lord Percival Bretagne is out for revenge. He is determined to destroy the man that stole his life. Isabel Galante will give anything, including herself, to save her family. Brought together by a common enemy, and a case of mistaken identity, these two must learn to trust each other and their hearts if they stand a chance of future happiness.
Sophie Darling is one of my “go to” authors. There are few things I enjoy more that curling up and escaping with a couple of her characters. That said, I mu
Lori D
Buckle your seatbelts because you are in for a ride in this exciting story filled with intrigue, betrayal, revenge, secrets, unexpected passion, a dangerous villain and what more could you ask for? Oh yes, the wounded hero, which I can never resist and I did fall in love with Percival (that name always brings a smile thinking of King Arthur and the knights). Plus beautiful, mysterious Isabel who is being managed by the same villain that Percy is seeking. To save her family she is to dupe the Ear ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all, mystery, a manipulative villain, a hero, family, attraction, hot attraction, and love. This book is part of a series, but I have not read the other books and I did not feel I missed anything. The hero in this book is Percival, who has been away from England for years being a Spy. He wants to get even with the villain who he feels stole his life and family away from him. In his quest to get even he meets Isabel who is being controlled by the manipulative villain. The attract ...more
Marcy G
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Cyrene Olson
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written suspenseful regency romance, and the main characters sizzle together. The chemistry is spot on. I wasn’t sure when I started this book that I would like the characters as much as I did. Lord Percival has been a spy and is looking to trap Montfort, the man that left him for dead. And Isabel, is trying to free her father from prison by doing Montfort’s bidding.

This well managed plot keeps you guessing as to which way it’s heading, but the reader will see the two fall in lov
Romaine Heart
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lord Percival's family thought he was dead for years. Left for dead on the battlefield and suffering from amnesia he became a spy for Monfort. Now with his secrets under his belt he's seeking revenge from the one man who destroyed his life.
Isabel is being manipulated by Monfort in order to save her father in prison and protect her family.
With her failed mission she and her family have escaped Monfort with the desirable Percy. She must keep her secrets in order to protect her family.
A romantic su
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
His addiction.
Oh, what an excellent book it was so exciting and engaging this one is a two thumbs up. The author has given the reader a book full of action, drama, and, danger with a wonderful mix of love. You will find it is full of twists that will keep you completely captivated with this tale. Percival Bretagne is not he seems and Isabel Galante is on a mission. I admired Isabel she did what she had to do to protect not just her family but another’s too that takes a very special person. The s
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
To Win a Wicked Lord is a well written Regency Romantic Suspense. It’s full of emotion, blackmail, revenge, and passion. I liked the main characters and the secondary ones as well. His young daughter is full of spunk and her story (when she gets older) I’m sure will be a thrill to read. I wasn’t that into the characters in the beginning but it soon turned around for me. They’re both strong characters with secrets and scars. My first read by this author and I’ll soon check out her other books. It ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a smoking hot read in every respect. Lord Percival is out for revenge. Isabel is trying to save her family. Sofie Darling takes us on another tale of love and intrigue as these two lives become entangled. I was especially delighted by young Lucy’s character and would love to see her and her step-sister grow into adult roles. The Duke and his Duchess also added depth and wisdom to the story. The author has a gorgeous way of describing scenes and actresses that totally captures the imagina ...more
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Sofie Darling's book, To Win a Wicked Lord. This story of Lord Percival Bretagne and Isabel Galante takes place in 1826. Percy is pretending to be an aristocrat in Number 9 (a gaming den) when he meets Isabel. Both have reasons to despise Lord Bertrand Montfort for what he has done to them and their families. They leave London and go to Gardencourt Manor where they tell his family that they are married! Will they learn to trust each other? I liked the characters and a look at life in t ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have ever read! The characters were strong, believable, and intuitive. The plot was filled with intrigue, suspense, sex, and most of all love. Sofie Darling made me continually use my dictionary on kindle to keep up with the vocabulary but her insight into culture, preconceived notions, racism, and self reflection was over the top. Sofie is a true "darling" for writing this book! Thank you! ...more
Dee Jay Blaylock
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
And the spymaster gets his

Hopefully, this is not the last book in this series as each has gotten better.
Lord Percy has finally returned home and is trying to blend back into society while trying to find a way to get Lord Montefort’s secrets and find out why he lied to him all those years ago.
What he finds is a beautiful woman that Montefort is using to try to blackmail peers. When Percy rescues her, he gets more than he bargained for.
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Sofie Darling is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THREE LESSONS IN SEDUCTION, won the Writers’ League of Texas’ Manuscript Contest in the Romance Category in 2016.
She spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized she simply had to write the books she loved, she finished her English degree and embarked

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