Monday

A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore

Talk about getting stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, is devastated when she is informed that her husband Garrett has perished at the Battle of Waterloo. Tristan, both Sophie and Garrett's childhood friend, is the one who helps her through her grief, pregnancy and eventually the one to help her overcome the loss of her first love and learn to find love once again in his arms. Eight years after the dreadful news of Garrett's death, Sophie and Tristan are happilly married raising their two children (Sophie & Garrett's daughter Miranda, and Gary - Tristan's son from his first marriage). She has moved on and although she still remebers Garrett - she has found love and passion with her new husband. That is, until the night that Garrett returns demanding his title, his land, and, more importantly, his wife back.

Sophie is quite the heroine. I liked her a lot - she's definitely not the average heronie you find in most historical romances. She's strong and will do absolutely anything for her family. Tristan and Garrett were both endearing in their own ways. Where Tristan was romantic and kind - Garrett was strong and hard. It was definitely a tough choice for me and I found myself just as torn as Sophie was as to whom she loved.

The story itself was great, with plenty of action and steamy romance that at no point fizzled out. I was intrigued as to who Sophie would eventually stay with (making the pages fly by) and was pleased with the outcome of the story. I also am happy to hear that the man whom Sophie eventually does turn away will have his own story come April 2010 so I'll definitely have my eye out for that. This is Ms. Haymore's first novel and I must say it was a grand success! This is a refreshing take on historical romance that was quite a treat and one that is a definite must-read.

GIVEAWAY: I have 5 copies of A HINT OF WICKED by Jennifer Haymore to giveaway.

As always, leave a comment for one entry. Second entry if you follow, third if you follow on Twitter, and so forth.

Rules: Books will be delivered directly from Publisher so giveaway is only available to residents of the US and Canada. No P.O. Boxes please. Winners will be drawn this Saturday, May 30.

Here is a list of all the participants of this blog tour:
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com - May 19 intro; May 21 review; May 23 Q&A; June 6 announce winners of giveaway
http://chicbookreviews.blogspot.com/ - May 22 review and giveaway
http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com - May 26 review and giveaway
http://confessionsofaromancebookaddict.wordpress.com/ - June 1 to 4 Q&A, review, and giveaway
www.morbid-romantic.net - June 2 review, giveaway, Q&A
http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/ - June 3 review and giveaway
www.thebookgirl.net - June 5 review and giveaway
http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/ - June 6 review and giveaway
http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/ - May 25 review and giveaway

64 comments:

MJ said...

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limecello said...

Oh wonderful - I've been hearing such terrific things about this book.

limecello said...

Ah yes - and now I'm following :)

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Following on Twitter.

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Deb's Book Nook said...

Thanks for the heads up! Sounds interesting.

Deb's Book Nook said...

I'm following!

Lillie A said...

Sounds great!

Lillie A said...

Shoot! Forgot to include email addy.

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Raonaid Luckwell said...

Lillie brought me over here, and I'll give it a shot. I've not read a historical in a while.
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kalea_kane said...

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kalea_kane said...

I follow.

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kalea_kane said...

I also follow you on Twitter my name is kellyblackwell

Thank you again!

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Renee said...

I follow, now. :)

Caffey said...

Hi Nely! Great to discover your blog and looking forward to coming more to chat about books! So been looking forward to this one and this triangle and out it settles out with them 3!! So unique a theme! Would love to be counted in! I'm now following your blog and Twitter!!

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Cheryl S. said...

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Jane said...

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Jane said...

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Dixie said...

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Dixie said...

Follower.
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Dixie said...

I follow on twitter as southrngrl and I tweeted.
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Lisa Anderson said...

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Martha Lawson said...

This book sounds terrific! I would really love a chance to win this one!!

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Martha Lawson said...

This is just so pitiful! I didn't even put my email addy in right!!

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Dixie said...

I've done a blog post about this tour as well.
http://dixie-afewofmyfavoritethings.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-tour-and-giveaway-spotlight-hint.html

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Susie said...

Oh sign me up! Anything with "Wicked" in the title is usually a great read! LOL! Plus I'm a follwer! Thanks!
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flchen1 said...

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Bonnie Ferguson said...

I'm now following you on Twitter. I also realized that I forgot to leave my email address with my first comment the other day :)

bonnie AT bonnieferguson DOT com

Lifestooshort said...

I would love to read this book :) enter me please!

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I'm now a follower

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Deb's Book Nook said...

I posted earlier but forgot to leave my email. debsbooknook @ gmail.com

I am also following you on Twitter under the debsbooknook name.

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Mary said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway. Great review!

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Tea said...

I would love to win and read "A Hint of Wicked."

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