- Series: Berkley Sensation
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (July 7, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425228487
- ISBN-13: 978-0425228487
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,640,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wicked Little Game (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – July 7, 2009
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Vane can't actually put into words the why or how of his infatuation with Lady Sarah Cole. Once, already years ago, he asked to form an arrangement with her but she shot him down with such cold precision that he couldn't stand to see for her many, many months. Even with the beating to his pride, Vane still could never turn his mind loose from Sarah. Despite her icy demeanor, Vane was sure that it shielded passion for her soul was nearly tangible to his roaming awareness. She plagued his thoughts and his body and her confounded husband only served to spark his intense anger over the fact that he wasn't the first to claim her heart.Read more ›
I absolutely LOVED the premise of a hot and sexy hero who could have anyone he wants pining over a heroine after so many years, but then I reached the point where I just couldn't understand WHY she was so deserving of his affection and love..and the book just completely fell apart for me. I wish she had something redeeming about her to be with the hero because I really, really loved the intro but I just couldn't bring myself to keep on reading the torture she brings to the hero.
The 2 stars are for Vane.
Ms. Wells' prose is fine and she shows promise, but the plot depends on too many contrivances and unreasonable actions on the part of several characters, especially the heroine, and this spoils the reading experience. I was continuously taken out of the story by these elements, asking myself: How come she did that or didn't do this (regarding Sarah's actions throughout her marriage and her relationship with her parents)? Why is she doing this precisely now (regarding her determination to take care of her dead husband's bastard son)?
I can't go into more specifics without entering into spoiler territory, but suffice it to say that I was frustrated and disappointed by the author's portrayal of the heroine and the devices she used to keep the conflict alive. I felt that things could have been resolved earlier if the heroine had acted reasonably and KINDLY, instead of wallowing in guilt for way too long. This resulted in a rushed ending and a too short epilogue that does not allow the reader to enjoy the happiness of the couple. 2 1/2 stars.
There are plot complications and twists which I found interesting because they kept me wondering, among other things, why Vane would agree to such a dastardly suggestion as Sarah's wastrel husband suggests. But they're all resolved nicely.
Wells' prose is impecable and her love scenes are hot! I definitely look forward to her next book SWEETEST LITTLE SIN.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I adored this book...just couldn't put it down. Vane is just the sexiest yet lovely hero I have come across for a while. Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by Amazon Customer
It's obvious Christine Wells has talent. Vane was a fully realized, likable character. But the same can't be said for the heroine, Sarah. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by Susan
Wow. I liked this one the best so far!
Lucas Christopher St John Morrow -(what a mouthful for the hero! Read more
I so enjoyed this book, however there were times that I wanted to kick Sarah, for her lack of seeing Vane as the man who really loved her. Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by Amazon Customer