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When He Was Wicked

By Julia Quinn
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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.


In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca’s surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.

But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .

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“I would have to give this book 3.5 stars but I decided to round up. I liked it a lot though Francesca annoyed me quite a lot in her inability to allow herself to see Micheal as a man for so long. Or how great of a man he was. Micheal was fantastic! I so so loved him. Gorgeous and devoted and hopelessly in love with his woman. What else could you ask for? I also like that this book was a bit steamier then the others. Although it took along time to get us to the steaminess once it started; look out it was hot. And made me love Micheal all the more. Out of 5 star: Romance: 4 Sensuality: only a 2 until the last 1/3 of the book it became a solid 4 Sex: 4 Hero: 4 Heroine:3.5 Secondary Characters: 4 Likely hood of ready the rest of the series: 5”
“4.5 would've enjoyed it more if there was less sex scenes.”

About Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author JULIA QUINN began writing one month after graduating from college and, aside from a brief stint in medical school, she has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. Her novels have been translated into 43 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. 

Look for BRIDGERTON, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix.

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