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.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.
"Indeed. Won't you be a little wicked with 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!