Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Too Wicked To Wed by Cara Elliott

Title:  Too Wicked To Wed
Author:  Cara Elliott
Genre:  Historical Romance
Pages:  349
Published:  November 2011
Publisher:  Forever
Source:  NetGalley


Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that breaking the rules of the ton has serious consequences.

The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . Will the cards fall in their favor? Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.
Alexa is outspoken, independent and manages to get herself into a heap load of trouble.  She takes on tasks that most women can't or won't even dream of doing, and does it with such flare.  When the opportunity to visit London presents itself, she takes it.  Connor has no idea what trouble is walking through his doorway when Alexa enters his establishment, whether he likes it or not.

These two characters are amazing, they start with a love/hate relationship and it builds into something so much more.  Alexa isn't like most women Connor meets, and this intrigues him.  She manages to gain part ownership in his business and at every opportunity seems to get under his skin even more.  Little does he know she's been managing estates quite successfully and would be an asset.

I don't want to spoil the story, but it's filled with mystery, deception, love, romance and so much more this is probably one my favorite books of 2011!  This was the first novel by this author that I've read and will definitely be picking up more.  Those who have read previous books by Miss Elliott will definitely love this story and anyone historical romance lover will enjoy it.


  1. First Cara Elliott book for me too and I really liked it. The next in the series is on the wishlist.

    1. I'm looking forward to the next one as well!


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