Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Little Bit Wicked (Forbidden Love #1) by Robyn DeHart

Marcus Kincaid has returned to England after a ten-year absence. His older brother died during that time, making Marcus the Earl of Ashford. Not only that, his younger sister is embroiled in a potential scandal that could ruin her chance at marriage. His aunt has already called in reinforcements—The Paragon.

Vivian March is known simply as The Paragon. She moves through every circle within Society, smoothing out scandals and stopping gossip in its tracks. Everyone in London knows that if she aligns herself with you, Society will forgive you your sins. What they don’t know is that she uses their secrets to cover her own jaded past.

But with every kiss and every touch that Marcus thrusts upon her, Vivian comes to believe life is infinitely more fun when you can be just a little bit wicked…

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
"You are a wicked man, Marcus," she murmured.
"Indeed. Won't you be a little wicked with me?"
Oh, hell yeah! You are SOOO gonna want to be just a little bit wicked with Marcus. This was my first time reading DeHart and you know, I really enjoyed this one. From the cover, which is gorgeous, to the set up for their relationship, the frustrations along the way and all the yummy, delicious kissing. It was just a wonderful read that really delighted the romance lover in me.

Yall know I love when authors do sometime just a little different with their characters and Marcus and Vivian were an excellent duo. She's in her mid 30's and actually 7 years older than he is! I love when that happens because it's just so... unexpected.

Marcus was an incredible hero. I absolutely loved him and seriously felt for the guy. He's been away for a decade and come home to find he's now the head of the family after his brother's passing, his sister has started a scandal and all the women in his life are pretty much intent on driving him mad. Including one Vivian March who has been called in to help the family sweep the brewing scandal under the rug. The ladies really gave him hell on pretty much everything.

There's an excellent little bit of history between Vivian and Marcus that I really enjoyed and that I thought added a nice touch to the relationship. I loved the banter and zing between them and that there was some heat to their interactions. And there were plenty of interactions as she decides he needs to marry in order to get the gossips' focus off his sister and on to him and sets about doing some matchmaking. He does need a wife after all to provide an heir for the title. A win-win situation, right? I mean if she can convince him that is.  And oh that is not an easy task because once he set his sights on Vivian he wasn't going to be deterred from his goal. .

As much as I enjoyed Vivian, lordy, I wanted to hurt her when she kept turning Marcus down and brushing off his interest in her. She's hiding a lot of self esteem issues because of something that happened to her in her youth. It was one of those things you can totally get why it would affect her but damn I just wanted her to get over it and jump the man already.

And on that front, lol, yall know I love a steamy book and I'll say the sex scenes between Vivian and Marcus were nice but damn the kissing was what got me. The kissing was GOOOOD. Like, make you tingle and pant just a bit good. I could have made it through the book with just that and been way more than content.

Overall, DeHart did an excellent job with A Little Bit Wicked. It's a nicely done romance that's enjoyable and entertaining and left me eager to read more from her. I'm really hoping the secondary characters like his sister and the "gentleman" she caused a scandal with will both pop up later on in the series. Final verdict? Go pick up a copy! You'll love it!

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Alright ladies, what say you? Have you read Robyn DeHart? A Little Bit Wicked?
What do you think of older heroines? Do you like your hero and heroine to have a bit of a past together?
Ever read a kissing scene that just made your toes curl?


  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Anna. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

    1. It was so much fun to read Robyn! I can't wait for the next one :)

  2. I've had my eye on this one and you've hooked me with your review! I've not read anything by her yet but that's soon to change.

    1. Yay! You'll have to let me know what you think :) I got caught by the cover and am so glad! It really was a fun one to get lost in for a couple hours :)

      Happy reading Leah!

  3. Ooh...this sounds like a really nice read. She's a new author for me as well.
    Older heroines/ heroes are fine. I think it adds a spice to the story since they're older and hopefully wiser. I like that he has a high spirited family to keep him busy although I don't like too much reflection on secondary characters. I'd rather see it in another book.
    Thanks for the review. I will check out her book. Is this a stand alone book or is it one in a series?

    1. LOL at the hopefully wiser bit. Sometimes definitely! There wasn't too much on the secondary characters (not enough to overshadow the main couple) but they were the original cause that got the storyline going. I thought it was a great use of the secondary characters and just enough to get you curious about them :)

      It's not a stand alone! Yay! It's going to be a series and book 2 actually comes out next month!

      Thanks for coming by Lori!

  4. Nope, have not read anything by her. But yes. I do like kissing scenes.

    1. Sometimes they're even better than the main event. Whew. Love a good kissing scene too :)

  5. Wow that this sound good. Beautiful cover.
    Sue B

    1. It really was Sue! And isn't that cover something? Entangled has so many good ones for their lines and all of the ones in this line of theirs really just pop. I've got darn near all of them on my tbr list. lol

      Thanks for dropping over!

  6. Great review! This is a new author for me. I do like older heroes & heroines. KA has a few books like that. One hero is 45 & I think he's the oldest. Others are in their late 30s with teenagers. I enjoy stories with heroes & heroines close to my age. I know I have read a toe curling kiss but for the life of me I can't think of one right now. I'll get back to you on that.

    1. Thanks Tonya! I think that's about the oldest I've read(45ish). Older than me but I like the point of view and can relate a bit better than the 20ish ones. It is nice to have some variety!

      I'm gonna have to start paying more attention to the toe curling kisses myself. I know I've read others but can't for the life of me remember them now.

  7. I need to check this one out - it looks SO great.

    1. Oooo definitely! I had so much fun with it :)


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