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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Twice As Wicked (Wicked Secrets, #1) by Elizabeth Bright


Print Length: 311 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (October 9, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Miss Alice Bursnell is determined to wreak revenge on Nathaniel Eastwood, Viscount Abingdon, for the seduction, ruin, and death of her beloved twin sister. But how to expose a seducer without falling prey herself? As she gets closer to Nathaniel, she finds she is in serious danger of following in her sister’s much-too-tempted footsteps. The man is nothing like the heartless rake she expected...and his kisses are truly divine. Could she be wrong about him? 

When a mysterious and gorgeous woman confronts Nathaniel at a fancy ball, he suspects she has murder on her mind—his own. But the more he tries to determine who the deceptively innocent beauty is—and what she’s up to—the deeper he falls under her alluring spell. Nathaniel fears he’s in imminent danger of losing his life...or worse, his heart.


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Let me begin by the aspects of this story that I enjoyed. Twice as Wicked had so many twists and surprises that it was nearly impossible to put down. In fact, I was so engrossed in this novel that I read it in a little under two days. I found the characters to be well-developed (even if they were a bit trying on the patience at times), and I was definitely not expecting things to turn out as they did. So in that aspect, I really enjoyed this story. 

As I mentioned above the characters could be a little much at times. For example, Alice outright rejects a proposal from Nathaniel at first, and then becomes angry with him later on when he does not propose to her a second time, even though it plainly states she would have turned him down a second time. To be honest, after all that happened between the pair of them, I wouldn't have been surprised if Nate had booted her out on her ear despite his feelings for her. When finally we meet Nicholas, I felt there was a slight let down in him as well. I expected more - if not necessarily villainous behavior, but more of an explanation of his feelings towards Adelaide. I feel we only got the barest of glimpses into the truth of THAT story. 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance novel that has just the right amount of mystery thrown in. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                            Twice as Wicked is available from Amazon.com

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