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In Love With a Wicked Man (MacLachlan Family & Friends) Mass Market Paperback – October 29, 2013

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“Carlyle weaves a lovely story of two lost souls who find a surprising chance at love and salvation...appealing characters life the story up to her usual standards...a moving reading experience.” (RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars)

About the Author

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.

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Product Details

  • Series: MacLachlan Family & Friends (Book 9)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062100297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062100290
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are far too many times when I wonder why I read romance novels. Liz Carlyle has just reminded me why.

Carlyle, who is known for her story-telling skills and her charismatic characters, has in 'In Love with a Wicked Man' again proven that she's at the top of her game.

Kate and Edward meet by accident - in a fit of temper she jumps her horse over a hedge and careens into the hapless Edward. He receives a blow to the head and awakes with no memory of who he is. The reader already knows something of his sad and wicked background and knows that he is an Unsuitable Lover for Kate. (The reader also knows that he is hot, wicked, and beautiful and is surely intended for Kate. Lucky girl.)

Briefly, it's a story filled with romance clichés adeptly juggled with ease. Lord Edward Quartermaine is that dark Alpha male we readers of romance expect to encounter. Ned, despite his aristocratic lineage, owns a successful gambling den. He is cynical, hard, polished, and a blond Adonis. Kate, Lady d'Allenay, is, despite her title and property, almost on the shelf. She is open, honest, a competent and careful heir to the family estate, and she is plain. Add to that the 'amnesia' plot device which gives the two the opportunity to meet and fall in love and it could be said that clichés abound.

However, in Carlyle's skillful hands the two characters become real people with histories and feelings, thwarted dreams and ambitions. Carlyle's books work because she takes the time to develop the characters. Each character has a history that explains who they are and why they behave as they do. Ned and Kate are strongly attracted to each other, and it will not be a spoiler to say that the required bedroom scenes are fittingly erotic.
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Liz Carlyle and I have been on the outs since her 2010 One Touch of Scandal which introduced a bit of the paranormal (which I dislike) into her historical romances. The Bride Wore Scarlet was the last Carlyle I'd read until this one. The fact that she had been a favorite HR author up to that point tells you how disappointed I've been with her more recent work.

Well, I started this one and thought there'd been a turn for the better. I found myself really enjoying the first half of the book. We have a H and h who meet through a riding accident caused by the heroine which leaves the hero so injured he must be taken back to the heroine's estate to recuperate. Appropriately enough for a romance, he's suffering from temporary amnesia, so they get to know each other without any personal baggage getting in the way.

The H (a very handsome, rich gaming hell owner and bastard son of a duke) and h (a somewhat plain but very personable and admirable baroness) are well drawn, likeable characters and their romance develops nicely and romantically, although with the predictable "I am not worthy of you" trope on the part of the hero. I can deal with that, but, alas, the second half of the book devolved into a silly farce with the h's flighty but canny mother coming to visit and bringing an entourage of unlikeable and somewhat scandalous acquaintances.
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Other reviewers are right to point out that the plot for this romance - how a jaded, cold, intellectually brilliant but emotionally heartless H is brought to his knees by a plain, pragmatic, competent, giving and kind h - has been done to death.
Even the supporting characters - the flighty mother, dour Scotsman, feckless villain, beautiful sister and her inappropriate swain - are all so, so familiar.
The use of amnesia is even more of a cliche.
Despite this, Carlyle is a skilled and well-experienced romance writer who knows what is needed to pull off a success. This is not Dostoevsky, but who cares? If I wanted that, I wouldnt be reading a romance.
This is not Carlyle's best work, but it is competently written and I do not consider it bland. There is passion aplenty and none of it vulgarly expressed or depicted.
The h is the star of the book, for a whole range of reasons, but mostly because she faces the fact that her mother is right in pointing out that she had become dissatisfied with her life just before the story started and that she had been lying to herself about this.
The h is, of course, gorgeous, and has his own lessons about honesty that he must learn.
Very importantly, I liked the H and h sufficiently well to enjoy their HEA.
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I liked the story well enough, and I liked the characters in the story, but for some reason the book seemed a little bland. While I felt the connection between Kate and Edward right away, and felt the sense of urgency in the story for him to re-gain his memory and finally figure out who he was, once he had, it was like the story kind of stalled. Then it became a waiting game of when Kate and Edward were going to finally figure out they loved each other and wanted to stay together. I didn't really understand what the problem was. None of the "problems" that they were supposed to have that were supposed to be keeping them apart, seemed to be anything that really would have kept them apart. I guess when I read a book where the two main characters are supposed to have so many barriers keeping them apart, I really want to feel like they really are barriers and not just excuses. Also, Edward's "secret" was really not all that earth-shattering, and I was left wondering why this was made to be such a big deal, other than the author wanted to throw in another "problem" that wasn't really a problem. I didn't feel the same kind of "page turning" urgency in the second half of the book that I did with the first half. Much of the second half seemed superfluous. Overall, the book was a bit too bland.
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