I have a confession. Historical romances are my guilty pleasure. I love escaping into the past and meeting a man and a woman who have unsurmountable reasons they can't be together, and yet in the end live happily ever after. Not all historical romances are my cup of tea, but my good friend Sophie Jordan writes some of the best. Her newest release, WICKED IN YOUR ARMS, comes out tomorrow and I was lucky enough to get an ARC to review.
Grier Hadley needs a husband. Her father, one of London's most unsavory characters, wants his illegitimate daughter to marry a title and is offering an enormous, ill-gotten dowry to whichever nobleman takes her to the altar. That’s why she’s hiding behind a potted plant at the ball.
Prince Sevastian Maksimi needs a wife—a well-bred young lady of impeccable reputation with a considerable fortune to her name. That’s why he tells his cousin to scratch the unacceptably common Miss Hadley from his list of prospective brides.
He doesn’t know she’s directly behind him.
She can’t help but dump her glass of lemon water over his head.
As first meetings go, theirs is definitely NOT love at first sight. But when they get thrown together at a house party in the country sparks fly and passion heats up. Marriage is out of the question, of course, but neither can bear the thought of being with anyone else.
Their story is told with humor, wit and skill that kept me up late into the night to finish. This one’s a keeper. Actually, all of Sophie's books are keepers!