Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tall, Dark and Wicked (Wicked Trilogy, #2) by Madeline Hunter

Oh how delicious! Tall, Dark and Wicked was an absolute treat! Sexy, fun and just a little bit wicked too.

The quick of it is that Padua's father has been carted off to prison--charges unknown--and in desperate need of help in saving his life she seeks out a man known for his talents in the courtroom. Only to find out that the man she'd hoped to have on her side is the enemy himself and the man charged with prosecuting her father. Dum..dum..dum!!!!!! Even worse...he's gorgeous, sexy and completely intriguing and those feelings aren't one sided. Oh yeah. All in all...trouble for both of them.

Ives and Padua were both fantastic characters and so well matched (even if not socially so--he's the son of a duke). She's no dainty flower and spoke her mind, had a powerful will and wasn't afraid to show her intelligence. And Ives. He's a good man that may be a little bit wicked in his down time but when it came to justice and finding the truth wasn't one to shirk his responsibilities. They had the chemistry, the respect between them and definitely the heat. It was fun watching them deal with their desires and getting to know each other. Dealing with the legal side of things that kept them on opposing teams (even if they didn't want to be). And eventually working together.

The storyline with her father was nicely done. While it wasn't action packed there was a slight bit of danger and mystery in not knowing exactly what her father was charged with and who was behind using him for sinister means. Hunter had me just as exasperated and frustrated as the characters as they sought out the truth. Love when that happens.

All in all, Tall, Dark and Wicked kept me turning the pages late into the night and seriously wanting to give the hero a good lick. <looks around innocently> With fantastic characters, a lovely romance and wonderful support in the form of his brothers I'm definitely excited to see how this trilogy will end. It's been a treat so far and oh it's going to be painful waiting for the last one to come out in May.

Have you read Hunter? Have a favorite?Any good "adversary" romances you just loved? 

As a well-known barrister and the son of a duke, Ives confines his passionate impulses to discreet affairs with worldly mistresses. A twist of fate, however, has him looking for a new lover right when a fascinating woman shows up in his chambers, asking him to help save her father from the gallows. Unfortunately, he has already been asked to serve as the prosecutor in the case, but that only ensures close encounters with the rarity named Padua Belvoir. And every encounter increases his desire to tutor her in pleasure's wicked ways…

Having always been too tall, too willful, and too smart to appeal to men, Padua Belvoir is shocked when Ives shows interest in her. Knowing his penchant for helping the wrongly accused, she had initially thought he might be her father's best hope for salvation. Instead, he is her worst adversary—not least because every time he looks at her, she is tempted to give him anything he wants…

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