What a Wicked Earl Wants

What a Wicked Earl Wants : Number 1 in series

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Laura Davenport could ring her beloved stepson's neck. She loves Justin deeply - would do anything for him - but his wretchedly rebellious phase is wearing thin and people in the town are beginning to take heed. When Montclief, her ruthless brother-in-law, unexpectedly calls at her home, threatening to take Justin away, Laura won't give in without a fight...gossip be damned. So she does the only thing she can think of: she fakes an engagement to the sinfully sexy Earl of Bellingham.

Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham is not the kind a man to tie himself down to any one woman, no matter how dazzling her smile or how gentle the sway of her hips. But after one look at the desperation -and determination - in this golden-haired beauty's eyes when she ambushes him into an engagement, and Bell is powerless to deny her. What harm can a little rouse be? As they join forces to correct Justin's wayward behavior, passion smolders between them...and stirs longings this devil has never felt before. Could he be the marrying kind after all?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 116 x 173 x 27mm | 216g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1455522872
  • 9781455522873
  • 391,767

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HOW TO MARRY A DUKE "In her lively debut novel, Vicky Dreiling has penned a fresh, engaging take on Regency matchmaking that brims with clever wit and repartee. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud on numerous occasions. Here's hoping for more of this promising new author's historical romances!"
-Nicole Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

"Delightful...the inherent charm of the characters (especially the dowager duchess) keeps the pages flying until the surprising and satisfying conclusion. Dreiling is definitely a newcomer to watch."
--RT Book Reviews HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE "Dreiling secures her reputation as a writer of charming, matchmaking romances with engaging characters. Though her plotlines are classic, her cast of quirky, unconventional characters sets her stories apart. Fans of marriage-of-convenience love stories have a treat."
--RT Book Reviews

"The romance is very sweet, and it is charming to see the gradual change in Will from The Devil, as he is known in the ton, to the admirable husband. Will and Amy are a well matched couple, and their back and forth banter made me smile or chuckle out loud more than a few times."
--Romance Reviews Today "4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! Dreiling's first book in the Sinful Scoundrel's series is wonderful! Rife with the Regancy's penchant for gossip, scandal and matchmaking, WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS is a delightful romance featuring a rakish hero, an innocent widow, corrupt villans and a secondray cast of characters who add dimension, wit and tenderness to the plot. Reasers will find this a real pleasure to savor."--RT Book Reviews "An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!"
-Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author "Vicky Dreiling delivers a tale chock full of warmth, wit and tenderness. She's sure to please readers everywhere!"
--Samantha James, New York Times bestselling author HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL "Regency matchmaking, rakes, rogues, innocence and scandal: oh what fun! Dreiling knows how to combine these ingredients into a delightfully delicious, wickedly witty slice of reading pleasure."
--RT Book Reviews GLOWING PRAISE FOR VICKY DREILING'S A SEASON FOR SIN: "A master of the genre."
--Library Journal "A delicious read! Better than chocolate! Sexy, fresh and witty, Vicky Dreiling is an author to watch!"
-Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
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About Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the United Kingdom allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her Trouble. When she's not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and, most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.
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574 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (203)
3 29% (164)
2 10% (57)
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