Book Title: Wicked In His Arms (Wedded by Scandal Series)
Author: Stacy Reid
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2017
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Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess.
Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female—unconventional, too decisive, and utterly without decorum. But passion ignites between them and they are discovered. Honor demands they wed, and while Tobias finds himself unwillingly drawn to the bewitching beauty, he must do everything not to tempt the passion that burns in him for her, lest it leads to disastrous consequences.
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Wicked In His Arms (Wedded by Scandal Series) is a lovely, first time read from a new author. The writing style is entertaining and we have strong, likeable characters.
☆ Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade is not made of stone, his heart still beats. Following an abusive childhood where his father beat his mother all in the name of love. Tobias has vowed to never love. Love causes pain in his eyes. And yet he champions the needs of those less fortunate trying to improve quality of living for women, children and veterans.
☆ Lady Olivia Sherwood is tomboy treated by her dead father as the son he didn’t have she can ride, fence and swear like the next fellow. She has also faced hardship when society shun her following the death of her father. Determined to find love she will settle for nothing less. Pushed into find a husband before she becomes homeless. Lady Olivia never thought she fall for Tobias.
Stacy Reid is not afraid to mix things up with a combination of subplots to make things interesting. We have not 1, not 2 but 6 scandals within Wicked In His Arms
☆ Scandal 1. Lady Olivia Sherwood’s father brought scandal to his families name when he took his own life over his mistress. He’s family were left to fend for themselves in a cruel society that never lets you forget ones sins!
☆ Scandal 2. Unknowingly Lady Olivia Sherwood compromises Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade when they are caught in together after a heated argument where passions are running high.
☆ Scandal 3. Tobias’ sister thinks she’s found love and that her brother will not approve once he finds out that she’s in love with his steward!
☆ Scandal 4. Lady Olivia Sherwood’s stepbrother recognises the difficult situation that Lady Olivia is in and attempts to force her hand in willingly giving up her body to him. Later on he takes it to the extreme and has to face Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade
Following Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade loss of temper he flees to town and is caught in another compromising situation this time with his ex-mistress. A heated argument ensues where he refuses to admit he loves Lady Olivia and heartbroken she flees to “get over” her husband.
☆ Scandal 5. Lady Olivia Sherwood is a talented artist who sells her painting to improve her family’s situation.
☆ Scandal 6. With no idea as to where his wife has disappeared to Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade confesses to be famous author to get Lady Olivia Sherwood to return.
☆ Conclusion 4☆☆☆☆ Read | My only feedback would be that perhaps there’s too much going we flitted here and there never truly delving into either characters. I would have like to get to know the characters better.
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I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and enjoy writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “Never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead, Lucas Hood from Banshee, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love—Dusean. I also have a horrible weakness for ice cream.