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His Touch Holds Her Captive From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds And behind its doors amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways danger lies in wait To His Every Dark Desire Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft who is rud to have murdered his parents Initially Gavin's towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangelineuntil his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse herBut when a guest is murdered Evangeline is torn Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn also be a ruthless killer? A unique gothic romance complete with murder madness and mayhem Virginia Henley New York Times bestselling author


10 thoughts on “Too Wicked To Kiss

  1. says:

    35 starsAn interesting entertaining romance that flits between gothic and classic recency in style but ends up being a mash up of both Overall I think Erica Ridley did a nice job with this one Regency romance is beginning to be my favorite sub genre in romance and books like this one reminds me why It was romantic with a good helping of sexual tension with a passionate strong female MC and a misunderstood male MC It set up to be a great story but it had a few very peculiar twists and turns It isn't extremely common to read historical romance with paranormal twists but this story has one Evangeline has visions that she can't control and when she touches someone she can see snippets of their past or future Only Gavin the male MC seems to not generate any visions when she touches him shocker I'm not sure how I felt about the paranormal elements in this story Evangeline's visions were sort of central to the plot but I don't think it really helped my enjoyment of the story I prefer paranormal elements to be in your face like a full on different magical world The Magpie Lord than just a sprinkle here or there I also wasn't crazy about the endless twists and turns the mystery element of the story It is sort of like a whodunit where you are trying to figure out a killer for the whole story I'll admit that I was really clueless who the culprit was so kudos on that but mystery isn't really my thing I think that the plot went on for way too long and I wish it was cut down a bit with some of the mystery elements cast aside So what did I like? Well I really enjoyed the dialogue between the two MCs and really all of the dialogue in the story I think Erica Ridley has a way with words and I thought that the banter was really on point I also liked how she gave the scenes great descriptions and atmosphere and I could picture the setting and people very easily The romance was also successful though not epic by any means However I liked the initial attraction morphing into a slow build romance and I thought that Evangeline and Gavin were a well matched couple I started off reading this story in little bits putting the book down and then picking it up again but as I moved further into the story I found myself wanting to read on and on to find out what happens in the end I'm excited for where this series will take me and I think Erica Ridley has some great ideas I think this is a series that will continue to grow and improve as the author gets into the groove Copy provided in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    I stayed up late last night and then finshed the last 10 pages this morning before work I had such fun with this book The hh were awesome The secondary characters were so robust There was so much humor I actually laughed out lound at times and enough mystery to keep me guessing This author is going to be on the must buy list for sure


  3. says:

    If you would have spoken to me six months ago and asked me to read a historical romance I would have laughed and saidthat’s so 10 years ago for me See I cut my teeth on Julie Garwood Amanda Quick and authors of the like when I first started reading romance I don’t want to say that I outgrew them just that I had a change of heart Too Wicked to Kiss brought me back to why I used to love historicals The meeting of romance a little magic and a love story all wrapped up in one pretty package I forgot how much I enjoyed feeling a part of two characters discovering their attraction for each other falling in love and creating an enthralling love story out of the experience After being on a steady diet of contemporary and paranormal romances it was nice to change up the dynamic of the falling in ‘lust’ and then love for the opposite Ms Ridley exceeded any expectations that I had for this book If you’ve ever been a fan of Godsford Park then this is the book for you Although the time periods are different I loved the similarities of the stuffy sophisticates all coming together to solve the mystery of just who murdered one of their own Through many twists and turns we begin to see that first impressions can prove to be misleading and to not assume that anyone is innocent The only hint I can give you is that it was the Colonel Mustard with the rope in the billiard room evil laugh ensues Evangeline is desperate to escape her stepfather’s evil clutches She places her life in the hand of her mother’s childhood friend in hopes that she can help her escape She is unaware of the manipulative tendencies of Lady Stratford until it is too late Now Evangeline must help Ms Stratford trap mysterious Lionsheart into marriage with her daughter Little does Evangeline know that this is no ordinary gentleman but a man with a reputation for murder She is to spend two weeks trapped in the house of an alleged killer and she has given her word to Lady Stratford that she will help or else A murder has been committed all eyes turn immediately to Gavin Lionscroft and given his public displays of temper it will take a special someone to help prove his innocence Miss Evangeline Pemberton must use her special powers to unlock just who is the killer Evangeline is a character you can really connect with passionate caring you really emphasize with her situation Running away from her abusive stepfather only to be mislead by the selfish Lady Stratfordyou can’t help but want to read along and see what becomes of Evangeline Gavin is a character you want to sink your teeth into Intimidating closed off he sees something in Evangeline that the others cannot and she in him Gavin without Evangeline’s assistance will be blamed for the murder if she doesn’t help him by using her gift When he finds out that Evangeline is a part of Lady Stratford’s plan he corners Evangeline into helping him find the murder despite the toll it takes on her Crushed Evangeline only wants to leave and get away from people that use her This fast paced page turner examines how an error in judgment can lead to cataclysmic events that will posses a person for the rest of their lives It is in the love and forgiveness of another that maybe we can be good again That maybe our own sense of failure and guilt can we washed clean just by someone believing in us For anyone who is looking for a great mystery and poignant love story this is a story not to be missed Here’s looking at you kid PS I loved that we got a little paranormal with Evangeline’s Gift and I liked how intensely I connected with the story but not in a crazy Danielle Steel kind of wayRating 4 Smokin’ Smooches


  4. says:

    Evangeline will go to any length to escape her monster of a step father She will even place herself in the care of the conniving Lady Stratford and risk staying with brooding murderer Lord LioncroftI received a free copy of the Gothic Love Stories box set from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewEvangeline is desperate to be rid of her step father the man guilty of killing her mother and prone to fits of violence As far as the law is concerned she is his legal property until she comes of age in a month's time And her step father is not willing to let her escape him he intends to put her skills to good use and make his fortuneIt's no wonder that she jumps at the opportunity to be whisked away by Lady Stanton and her daughter to go to a house party held by an outcast Evangeline doesn't pause to wonder why her acquaintances are so keen to have her on boardGavin Lioncroft is a recluse After being blamed for the death of his parents ten years ago he was shunned by society and Gavin has spent every day since shunning them back He has a savage nature and is not tempered by the rules of the ton He doesn't think twice about lashing out against the brute who married his sisterWhen the same odious brother in law is found dead in Gavin's house everyone is convinced that Lioncroft is the killer Only Evangeline and her unusual skills can aid himI really enjoyed this storyI felt so sorry for Evangeline and understood her reluctance to get close physically or mentally to anyone She's independent and doesn't fit in with the upper class nor the servants so she's often alone I liked how she started to accept the friendship of Susan Stanton and Gavin's niecesGavin has been punishing himself for a decade and he's finally forced to be civil with other people I loved watching them mend the relationship between him and his sister Gavin stays true to himself with a fierceness and unpredictability That being said there were some endearingly sweet scenes as he clearly can't hide his growing feelings for EvangelineThe plot was generally good I thought that everyone was a bit blase that a someone had died in the house and b the murderer was still thereI know they all had their own secrets to protect but everyone was far too relaxedIn the second half of the book I thought things got a bit repetitive and not just looping the plot there were instances of repeating phrases and conversations in quick successionOverall this was a 35 out of 5 for me I enjoyed it and look forward to the rest of the series


  5. says:

    He was a recluse rumors abound about his murderous ways but when Evangeline Pemberton showed up to the party at Blackberry Manor the young lady’s curiosity led her to discover than a handsome yet dangerous man too bad there was a murderer on the loose hiding within the walls of the manor Can she discover who the murderer is? Can she unmask who Gavin really is?Once again Erica Ridley makes Gothic romance than heaving bosoms and delicate young ladies She has taken a deadly mystery added two wonderful main characters and created a tale of budding love and romance to free two hearts strangled by the burdens of their pastsI received a complimentary ARC edition from WebMotion This is my honest and voluntary reviewSeries Gothic Love Stories Book 1Publisher WebMotion 2 edition August 2 2019Publication Date August 2 2019Genre Historical RomancePrint Length 424 pagesAvailable from For Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow


  6. says:

    'Too Wicked to Kiss' is book one in the Scoundrels Secrets' Series This is the story of Evangeline Pemberton and Gavin Lioncroft When I see Ms Ridley name on a book I know I will be getting a really good story and this one did not let me down Evangeline is headed to a party along with other guest to the reclusive Lioncroft estate Gavin has been rud to have killed his parents but nothing was proven Evangeline is attracted to Gavin as he is with her when they first meetbut now there has been another murder Has Evangeline let her heart rule her mind or does Gavin just have bad luck? This book got me in from the first few sentences I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  7. says:

    275 OK STARSThis HR has a slight paranormal twist as the heroine Evangeline has visions of a person's past and future snippets when she touches them something she cannot controlThis book had an interesting premise and it made for a light one time read but it didn't ensnare by attention as I hope it would I liked some of the dialogue between the MCs but wanted a bit intensity and heat to radiate off the pages I also felt that the tension that should have manifested due to Evangeline's horrible stepfather didn't occur The ending lacked oomph and I felt loose ends still needed to be tied upPotential Triggersview spoilerDomestic violence assault and murder hide spoiler