Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley #BookReview #GothicRomance #HistoricalRomance #Paranormal

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ha…Erica Ridley for starters and gothic romance the subject…what a delicious dessert…

Evangeline’s precarious situation at her home after the death of her mother forces her to flee for safety but it was a case of fuel to the already burning fire. Arriving at Blackberry Manor as an unexpected guest and facing the dangers hidden inside its walls is more than what she bargained for. Gavin as the tortured and brooding hero was a wonderful character and the rumors of his murderous tendency provide the perfect background for that eerie gothic vibe.

As death strikes Blackberry manor and suspicion rears its head, Evangeline’s psychic gift is the only thing that would probably help Gavin escape the hangman’s noose. The slow-build romance from initial attraction was fantastic to read about which is something that the author always excels at and the paranormal elements add to the effect of mystery and intrigue in this captivating novel. There was a feeling of locked-room Agatha Christie whodunnit in this novel as each member of the house party had reasons for doing away with the victim.

There is more than one complication to overcome for the HEA but it was the murder mystery rather than the romance that had me reading late into the night. Gothic Romances have crowded my reading pile currently but boy am I glad for it! This had the additional allure of physic heroine which thrilled me to the core.

Looking forward to reading all the books in the series.


From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait…


Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have killed in cold blood. Initially, his towering presence and brusque manner instill fear… until his seductive attentions and unexpected vulnerability conquer her resistance.

But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer? 

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