Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke

(Full length historical romance)

Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry in one month’s time. But instead of shackling himself to an acceptable debutante, he indulges his baser needs. He joins a fighting club and pursues a delectable woman who may not be what she seems. Soon he finds himself battling addictions that threaten his already wicked heart.

Orphaned seamstress Olivia West wants the chance to lead an honest, respectable life, but the arrogant Earl of Saxton launches a daunting campaign to make her his mistress. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with the dangerous lord, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he's owed—not his money, her.

This second story by Darcy Burke has all the fun, romance and mystery of her first book, Her Wicked Ways. It has a totally different story line, but it is just as  fun and fascinating.

Jasper, Lord Saxon, has thirty days to choose a wife, or be disowned. Unfortunately, he does not want to be forced into a marriage. Then he meets Olivia, a seamstress, who fascinates him but can never be considered as marriage material.

Even though Olivia does not fit Jasper’s criteria as wife material, he considers her fair game as a romantic conquest. Since Olivia does not go along with his plans, things become interesting with loads of interesting conflicts.

Olivia is not who Jasper thinks she is, and this leads to much confusion, many misunderstandings and lots of tension. Jasper fights his attraction to her, without much success. Meanwhile Olivia is concerned that he might reveal her past to her new benefactor, his aunt.

As you can imagine, his leads to all kinds of problems, exciting conflict and a lot of romantic encounters, as much as they both fight it.

His Wicked Heart was so much fun to read and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a historical romance novel that they can really enjoy. This author really knows how to put the reader into the story and lets them really know the characters.

5/5 Flowers - I loved it!

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