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Let’s fucking talk about Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean aka the first installment of The Bareknuckle Bastards aka the series I’m going to be thinking about long after it’s over.
I can’t ever recall being as pumped about a Historical Romance series as I am for The Bareknuckle Bastards. Sarah MacLean did basically everything on my wishlist and more. And, oh boy, she does NOT hold back on the drama. Wicked in the Wallflower is a superb opener. I am quite happy to have shared a birthday with this book. If you want to belatedly celebrate, get on the Wicked and the Wallflower bandwagon with me.
❈ Huge thanks to Avon for providing me with an ARC for Reviewing Purposes ❈
Title: Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: June 19th 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Content Warning: Past Abusive Parent
When a man known only as Devil finds his way into her bedchamber and offers her his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees. She might be a spinster, but she’s seen love in action and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her future husband will love her beyond reason—even if it means she must make a deal with a man more dangerous than she could imagine.
Bastard son of a duke, and king of London’s darkest corners, Devil has made a lifetime of wielding power and seizing opportunity, and Felicity Faircloth is everything he needs to exact a perfect revenge. All he has to do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy. If the girl is ruined in the process, so be it.
Except there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, and soon it’s Devil who is trapped…along with his heart.