His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let this post of mine be in tribute to a friend whose smile will always shine bright in my heart.

A terrible shock and all I wanted was to lose myself in a book without my brain turning to mush, so back to my comfort genre.

His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke is a charming story of two people who finds it hard to trust each other even though the desire smolders between them from the first sight itself. Olivia is not looking to sell her body for benefits, her only wish is to live life honorably so when Jasper the Earl of Sexton propositions her, Olivia firmly rebuts the offer. And then fate intervenes in the form of a loving aunt who believes Olivia is her late husband’s daughter and tries to change the ugly duckling to a swan.

I loved the story for its portrayal of kindness and the character Sevrin who runs the fight club. The underlying thread of parental abuse endured by Jasper was painful but loved how the author has shown the strength in character for both Jasper and Olivia. If you are looking for a story with some amazing characters and loving romance, this one is the perfect choice.

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It’s hard to be respectable…

Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with the devil—his father—to marry in one month’s time. But instead of declaring his intentions for an acceptable debutante, he indulges his long-buried baser needs by joining a fighting club and pursuing a delectable woman who may not be what she seems. Soon he finds himself battling addictions that threaten his already wicked heart.

When you’d rather be wicked

Orphaned seamstress Olivia West wants the chance to lead an honest, respectable life, but the arrogant Earl of Saxton launches a daunting campaign to make Olivia his mistress. Destitute and desperate, Olivia agrees to one night with the dangerous peer, and draws upon her mother’s courtesan experience to seduce him. After binding and blindfolding him, she brings him to the edge of release, only to switch places with an actual prostitute. However, Jasper detects Olivia’s deception and vows to claim what he’s owed— not his money, her. 

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