Tall, Dark and Wicked

Madeline Hunter


Tall, Dark and Wicked

Tall, Dark and Wicked

  • Title: Tall, Dark and Wicked
  • Author: Madeline Hunter
  • ISBN: 9780515155174
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback



A wickedly wonderful new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of His Wicked ReputationMost women will give him anything he wants She is not most women As a well known barrister and the son of a duke, Ives confines his passionate impulses to discreet affairs with worldly mistresses A twist of fate, however, has him looking for a new lover right when a fasA wickedly wonderful new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of His Wicked ReputationMost women will give him anything he wants She is not most women As a well known barrister and the son of a duke, Ives confines his passionate impulses to discreet affairs with worldly mistresses A twist of fate, however, has him looking for a new lover right when a fascinating woman shows up in his chambers, asking him to help save her father from the gallows Unfortunately, he has already been asked to serve as the prosecutor in the case, but that only ensures close encounters with the rarity named Padua Belvoir And every encounter increases his desire to tutor her in pleasure s wicked ways Having always been too tall, too willful, and too smart to appeal to men, Padua Belvoir is shocked when Ives shows interest in her Knowing his penchant for helping the wrongly accused, she had initially thought he might be her father s best hope for salvation Instead, he is her worst adversary not least because every time he looks at her, she is tempted to give him anything he wants


Recent Comments "Tall, Dark and Wicked"

Ives stood there in his shirtsleeves. No coats, no cravat. No pretense.He did not say a word. He did not have to. He announced his intentions with his mere presence, and through the way he looked at her.I think amazing book hangover colored my experience with this one. It was well written but the relationship between the two leads in the beginning felt a bit stiff to me. Later on, when they entered the bedroom, things turned sultry but I still never felt myself warming up to them. Like everyone [...]

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.: amzn/1RkS9q9Oh how delicious! Tall, Dark and Wicked was an absolute treat! Sexy, fun and just a little bit wicked too.The quick of it is that Padua's father has been carted off to prison--charges unknown--and in desperate need of help in saving his life she seeks out a man known for his talents in the courtroom. Only to find out that the man she'd hoped to have on her side is the enemy himself and the man charged with prosecuting her father. Dumdumd [...]

Gah, we need half stars. This is a solid three and a half. I'm being hard on Hunter because I feel she's right on the edge of something amazing and then doesn't quite get there. It's all fine, but it could be so, so great. There's much to like here. The language is well done and period appropriate. The descriptions are lovely. The H/h are well-characterised. Bright, independent Padua and clever, determined, sensible (in many respects) Ives. The sex is really well written and the sexual tension b [...]

Does the description put to mind Secret Nights by Anita Mills? In both stories the heroine asks the barrister hero to save her fatherI haven't read Anita Mills's book yet so lack a comparison, but if someone has please help shed some light.

I've given this a B at AAR.Tall, Dark and Wicked is the second book in Madeline Hunter’s Wicked trilogy, and focuses on Lord Ywain (Ives) Hemingford, younger brother of the Duke of Aylesbury. As was the case in the previous book, His Wicked Reputation), the author has very skilfully blended together an intriguing story that is rich in historical detail and a sensual romance between two attractive protagonists who, at first glance, seem to be somewhat mismatched.Ives is a man who knows who he i [...]

I loved this story just as much as I loved the first book in the Wicked series. Madeline Hunter's plots are so intriguing with twists and turns that just keep the pages flying into the early hours of the morning. With her father charged with fraud against the Crown and imprisoned in Newgate, Padua seeks out the best barrister she can find, only to discover that he is not the old and gray-haired man she expected, but rather a very attractive rogue with a wicked gleam to his eyes - the sort of man [...]

Originally posted at SmexyBooks-smexybooks/2015/10/review-Lord Ywain Hemingford (Ives) is the son of a Duke and a talented barrister who is a favorite of the crown. A man known to have particular tastes in the bedroom, his choice of mistresses is limited to professionals and worldly widows who are more than able to handle his vivacious appetites. Having just let go of his latest paramour go, Ives is in the middle of writing a list of qualities his next mistress will have when his butler interrup [...]

Originally posted HERE .It’s such a pity this series has such cheesy packaging. It doesn’t do the books – with their complex stories – much justice, and the titles have nothing to do with the characters!Madeline Hunter is one of my favourite authors, and I don’t even read the blurbs of her books before I start them, I’m that sure I’ll like each one.Tall, Dark and Wicked is no exception, and this is probably one of my absolute favourites from her.Hunter’s books are different becau [...]

I liked this book well enough! Just honestly the middle was so repetitive or seemingly lot of fluff sadly! Not until literally the last chapter is everything wrapped up found out the real killer & our hero & heroine finally come together in his house he never had a lady at so that was special just wish more of that! This easily could of been 100 pages or less in my opinion, but quick fun read nonetheless!

I am so glad I won an advance copy of this book as it is wonderful! It is sexy, well written and has a good plot.This is the second book in Madeline Hunter's the Wicked Trilogy featuring 3 brothers. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but reading them in order gives you some background. The first book, "His Wicked Reputation", was Gareth (the bastard youngest brother) and Eva's story.This is Ives and Padua's story. Lord Ives is a famous barrister. Padua is a well educated woman with progress [...]

This was a good read for me. MH lately has been hit or miss, but I liked this one as tall, willowy Ms. Padua searches out barrister Ives to help try and save her dad from a serious charge. But fighting their attraction for on another becomes much harder as their hearts become engaged. My only niggle is that I wish that we would have got to have seen a reunion between Padua and her dad. His reasons for not wanting to have anything to do with her in the last ten years was weak and cowardly. I woul [...]

Very forgettable book. I liked the idea of a mathematical teacher heroine. Sadly that was not much of the plot. It was mostly the hero whisking her away to his various houses to keep her safe and them resisting their feelings. Then they finally give in to their feelings and it becomes "I won't be your mistress." And he's like, "Let me take care of you" I felt like this book had so much potential but it didn't keep my attention. And the hero kept alluding to his "wicked" tastes in the bedroom and [...]

So sorry but this author is not for me. I didn't feel any connection between H/h and the story was boring.

I really enjoyed TALL, DARK, AND WICKED, the second book in Madeline Hunter’s Wicked Trilogy. A mix of mystery and romance, it features a deliciously sexy hero and an unconventional heroine, who is no shrinking violet.Although the younger brother of the Duke of Aylesbury, Ives is unusual in that, against his late father’s wishes, he became a barrister. As one of the most well-respected barristers in England, he frequently prosecutes on behalf of the Crown. Unlike others in his profession, wh [...]

2.5 starsI just couldn't connect with these characters and no matter how much sex there was between the H /h, I just didn't feel any chemistry between them. I'm sure it's me and not the story. Wrong book, wrong time perhaps. I enjoyed the first Wicked book much more and have high hopes for the third one.

Misleading title: the hero is not the wicked one, the criminals areHaving said this, Madeline Hunter does write somewhat explicit (although not vulgar or degrading) scenes of intimacy.The mystery is how heroine's father, a scholarly, somewhat bumbling fellow could have had counterfeit currency in his possession; he's in Newgate prison, a very unsavory place. His daughter is a teacher of higher mathematics at a school for girls.Padua (named after the Italian city where her mother studied) learns [...]

#2 in the "Wicked Trilogy", but can be read as a stand alone. I would also recommend reading Book 1, "His Wicked Reputation". Once again, Ms. Hunter has written a seductive, intriguing tale with passion, romance,a bit of danger, some mystery, a bit of suspense and lots of love. Well written tale with engaging, passionate, and lovable characters. I enjoyed the interaction between the H/H, how the family sticks together no matter the circumstances or the conquestances. Fast paced tale with plenty [...]

I just finished Tall, Dark and Wicked and it was a good read for me. It's been a long while since I have read a historical book, makes me miss them. This is about Ives and Padua. Padua is trying to hire Ives to save her father from the gallows. He is wanted for counterfeiting. There is no way her scholar of a father would do that. What she doesn't expect is Ives to have already been approached to prosecute her dad. He is a good and fair lawyer that Padua wishes to have in their corner but in the [...]

Similar gripe with this book as the first one in the series. For a clever woman who plans carefully for a future as an academic, the heroine jumps enthusiastically, shamelessly and insensibly into an overt affair with the hero, without any thought for not-insignificant consequences like her reputation or conception of a little illegitimate child. I do enjoy the affectionate, humorous banter between the brothers. Way too many sex scenes like fillers in the story. I get the sexual attraction but I [...]

3.5 StarsI have always liked Madeline Hunter and was really happy to see she has a new series out. I feel that it has been forever since I read one of her books. I really enjoyed the first book and this book but I honestly can't wait for the third. There is a difference in the way the story is told in each book that makes the characters more distinct to me. Not bad for what I call my Twinkie reads.

Conflicted loyalties, a pretty good mystery, and an attraction that is almost certain to end badly. Quite the recipe for an excellent read. 4.5 stars.

leslecturesdemylene/2016/20 - Une romance historique très agréable et des personnages attachants et qui nous réservent des surprises !!

This is the first time I have listened to or read a book by Madeline Hunter and I loved it! She has created a wonderfully sexy, delicious… barrister in Lord Ywain (Ives to family and friends) Hemingford, who is the younger brother of Lance, Duke of Aylesbury. Even though Tall, Dark and Wicked is the second book in a trilogy, it can be read or listened to as a stand-alone because Ms. Hunter does an excellent job of filling in the necessary background – and from the first chapter I was engross [...]

This is an enjoyable historical romance with a bit of mystery and suspense. I have loved reading books by Ms. Hunter before; she creates progressive characters and interesting plotlines that satisfy most readers of this genre.Ives (Lord Ywain Heming Ford) is the son of a duke, brother of the current duke and what most would call unconventional as he is also a barrister. Many in his standing would never stoop to working for a living, yet he enjoys what he does and still lives the life of a wealth [...]

Une second tome dans la même veine que le premier. Mon avis complet via le lienngedunenuitdete/2017/02

Loved This Intricate Historical Story of a Lawyer and the Daughter of a Defendant"This lawyer was not merely handsome, but handsome in a way that made fools of women when they saw him."FINAL DECISION: I loved the story of Ives and Padua. There is a twisty mystery along with an intense romance between Ives and Padua. I love the romances where everything seems hopeless but then things work out in the endE STORY: Lord Ywain "Ives" Hemingford is the younger brother of a duke and is a barrister who o [...]

This review was originally posted on Cocktails and BooksI am starting to fall in love with regency/historical romances! Tall, Dark, and Wicked by Madeline Hunter proved to be yet another reason to do so. I enjoyed the references to the time period, Europe, etc. and I fell in love with the characters. I appreciate that current authors create such progressive characters for this genre. While they seem unrealistic to me, I am a fan. Ives and his brothers are very proper, with the exception of his [...]

Another good one by Madeline Hunter. This one is about Ywain (or Ives) Hemingford, the youngest legitimate son of the Duke of Aylesbury. He works as a barrister (there is an explanation in the book about why he does this, something not usually done by high-ranking aristocrats) and his next assignment for the government is to prosecute the case of a counterfeiter. The counterfeiter's daughter Padua, meanwhile, asks him to defend her father in his trial, having got his name from a prostitute in Ne [...]

I distinctly enjoyed the feminist undertone of the story. Those revealing cutting remarks about how women, whether they be dirt poor or filthy rich, have to present themselves according to the patriarchal society were nice to read besides the bland, usual romance.The rest of the book was kind of meh. If the whole premise of the story is a trial and your hero is famous barrister, I kind of expect there to be some prosecuting. The barrister somehow turned into a gentleman inquisitor and I'm wonder [...]

This was better than I expected in the beginning, Ives seemed stuffy at first-perhaps it was the voice used. Padua was sweet and intelligent and I loved her! I enjoyed Gareth and Eva's appearance in this story since I loved their love story.The circumstances surrounding Padua's father was interesting right from the get go, Padua has been alone and self sufficient for a long time, so I immediately felt sympathetic towards her. I did feel that her father's character could have been more developed, [...]


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