Lady Wicked by Delle Jacobs

Story: 8.5
Presentation: 9
Total: 17.5
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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Blurb: When the Ton's most infamous rake, Thomas Steynes, Viscount Savoury, is forced to retreat to his ancient, abandoned, family manor to redeem his wasted life, he comes upon a woman being tormented by village boys. Rushing to the rescue, he discovers his damsel in distress is instead the viper-tongued harpy who hates him more than anyone else on earth.

Cast aside by her violent husband, the last thing Davina, Lady Wyckham, needs is an irkingly handsome knight in tarnished armor hell bent to rescue her. After her brutal marriage, all she wants is to be left alone, to support herself raising herbs to sell to apothecaries. As if she weren't ruined enough, Savoury's attention can only bring more disaster.

Despite their intentions, true friendship and trust grow between them, and the attraction they had long denied begins to deepen. But behind their backs lurks a dark mystery that threatens them both. Only by uncovering and thwarting the sinister plot can they have a chance for survival and love.

Review: This was a really interesting story. Not only were the characters captivating but the attention to detail was wonderful.

Even though there were a couple parts that seemed to get a little long overall I really enjoyed the tale. Heartbreaking and heartwarming all in one. A really good story that I am glad I read.

Good Job Ms Jacobs. I can't wait to read more of your work :)

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