Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: Her Wicked Ways by Darcy Burke

(Full length historical romance)

Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion in a most wicked way.

Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.

Heiress Lady Miranda, who is being sent to the country because of her misdeeds, begins her visit with a holdup by a sexy highway man on the way. So begins this fantastic and fun story.

Even though Lady Miranda has never been exposed to the seamy side of life, she is forced to volunteer at a nearby orphanage. As the days pass, she begins to love the work, the children and the gentleman who runs it. But, everyone in this tale has a secret and she must discover them all to have a happy ever after.

As her stay lengthens, much against her will at first, she has a total change of heart. As she works with the children, she is faced with a villain, a hero, assorted and strange villagers. She tries to help everyone, and begins to change from a stuck-up society lady into a likeable and beautiful person.

Of course the villain upsets everything, and she cannot stay out of trouble, and resists all the efforts of friends and family to conform to society rules. There is a lot of mystery, romance, surprises and a lot of fun.

I loved this story and enjoyed every page. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes historical romances. You would think that this author had actually lived in this era.

5/5 Flowers - I loved it!

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