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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wicked Little Game by Christine Wells

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 292

Copyright: 2009

Rating 5 Crowns

For years, the Marquis of Vane has hungered for Lady Sarah from afar, watching the beauty brave a cruel marriage. When Sarah's wastrel husband makes Vane a shocking proposal – one night with Sarah for 10,000 pounds – the temptation is almost too great. Tricked by her husband into fulfilling his wicked bargain, Sarah can't refuse a night of exquisite pleasure with the devastating man who haunts her dreams. But neither she nor Vane imagined their passionate encounter would set the stage for murder, or that a deadly twist of fate could spell a love to last all time...

Sold! When I read that blurb, I knew I just had to read this book and I ordered it straight away. I loved the concept, I loved the intrigue and I loved knowing the characters were going to be put through the ringer before they got their happily ever after (Okay so that last part may make me a little bit twisted...)

I am so happy to say that this book was fantastic from start to finish. The action literally did not let up and kept me guessing the whole way. I mean, you know it'll all work out but how??? This plot packs a punch (kinda like our hero Vane *sigh*) and is certain to remain one of my favourite regency romances for a long time!

Now my favourite part - Vane - the hero. I was so in love with him! From the boxing to the bathing he was hot stuff! He was such a powerful man but he was completely undone when it came to Sarah. He would've sacrificed everything for her happiness and welfare but thankfully Christine doesn't make him go quite that far to prove his love ;-) Loyal and honourable, Vane is everything I look for in a romance hero. Sarah may have taken a little longer to come to the Vane-party but I can forgive her with everything else she had to overcome!

If you're a fan of Regency Historicals then I highly recommend Wicked Little Game. It's hot, sexy and action-packed. You won't be disappointed!

About Christine Wells:

Award winning Australian author Christine Well is a fresh new voice in the world of Regency Romance. Her novel Scandal's Daughter won a Golden Heart Award from Romannce Writers of America and her second novel, The Dangerous Duke was nominated for a RITA in 2009.

Christine's next novel will is tentatively titled Sweetest Little Sin. You'll find a juicy extract in the back of her latest book Wicked Little Game.

You can check out Christine's official website here or drop into Romance Bandits, a popular collaborative author blog Christine also posts on.

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Mandi said...

Nice review! I keep seeing this one around...I really need to pick it up!

Patti said...

I, too, keep seeing this one and haven't picked it up. Looks like next time I will!

K said...

Read the blurb and i knew i wanted to read this one too. You're great review will definitely make me get it faster.

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Juju said...

Ooo this sounds sexy and oh so good!


well, you hooked me!

Annie - Princess of the Past said...

Thanks! If you get a chance, take a peek at Barbara's review from Happily Forever After or VampFanGirl's review from Lovin' Me Some Romance they did a much better job than me!

PS If you'd like a copy of this book...keep watch here this week ;-)

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Can't wait to read this one!

*Samantha* said...

I've seen this one a couple of times, but haven't picked it up. But after your review and seeing that trailer, I am so picking it up! I am excited now!

Annie - Princess of the Past said...

Thanks Samantha. The trailer is very enticing isn't it? I read in an interview that Christine's original inspiration was the movie Indecent Proposal - isn't that cool?

Altough it may have been inspiration the characters of the book certainly take this novel in an original direction.

ibeeeg said...

Yet again...another book for my TBR pile.
The concept of this book is different and that alone intrigues me.