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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable erotic romance, 4 Jan 2009
josie82 (Fife, Scotland, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Too Wicked to Wed (Mass Market Paperback)
Helen Mansfield's idiotic brother has done the unthinkable and gambled away her virginity in order to save the family estate. When Helen goes to find the man who has won her and beg for mercy, what she finds is Luke Westmoreland, illegitimate son of a duke and a lusty, wildly attractive pirate.

Luke is an infamous smuggler and thief but thanks to an act of bravery on the high seas he is now hailed by society as a hero. Despite his elevated status, he is still a low-born pirate and is intrigued by the pure and delightful Helen. As the pair spend more time together, Luke realises that their encounters are more adventurous and abandoned than all his previous high seas adventures and perhaps he has finally found the best treasure. But there is someone that is determined to own Helen and they'll stop at nothing to have her.

This book features the common character of the Duke of Roswell as seen in Cheryl Holt's previous books, My Only Love and My True Love, yet despite this connection there is no common storyline and this book is a stand alone novel.

Cheryl Holt brings another erotic romp as an uncouth pirate meets his match in the virginal yet feisty Helen. Helen was a likeable and believable character but it was Luke as the arrogant alpha male that really stole the show. The way he is so arrogant yet manages to be brought down by love is great to read. There is also a nice secondary romance between two people who are adept at keeping secrets!

My reasons for only giving the book 4 stars was that the villain was so disgustingly vile that, at times, it was quite creepy. I suppose it shows that it was well written but it freaked me out a little!

Overall, the book was interesting, erotic and involved enough to keep you reading from beginning to end. If you're looking for a sexy historical novel then you should enjoy this one. 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hot and wicked!, 14 July 2008
This review is from: Too Wicked to Wed (Mass Market Paperback)
A fast paced and emotional romance with a very sensual and powerful hero!
This was my first book written by Cheryl Holt and I really enjoyed it!

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