Book tour for “In Love with a Wicked Man” by Liz Carlyle with Review

I have a historical romance for you all today, In Love With A Wicked Man, by Liz Carlyle.  It just released last month with Avon and let me tell you it’s a good one.  Check out all the details about it below, along with my review.  As a bonus, the author is offering one print copy of the novel to a random commenter on this blog (US shipping only).  You have until November 29th to leave a comment for your chance to win.


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by Liz Carlyle


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New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle has created a breathtaking new romance about a man without scruples and the lady who brings him to his knees.
What does it matter if Kate, Lady d’Allenay, has absolutely no marriage prospects?

She has a castle to tend, an estate to run, and a sister to watch over, which means she is never, ever reckless. Until an accident brings a handsome, virile stranger to Bellecombe Castle, and Kate finds herself tempted to surrender to her houseguest’s wicked kisses.

Disowned by his aristocratic family, Lord Edward Quartermaine has turned his gifted mind to ruthless survival. Feared and vilified as proprietor of London’s most notorious gaming salon, he now struggles to regain his memory, certain of only one thing: he wants all Kate is offering—and more.

But when Edward’s memory returns, he and Kate realize how much they have wagered on a scandalous passion that could be her ruin, but perhaps his salvation.


In Love with a Wicked Man
Liz Carlyle

Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon Books
Date of Publication: 10/29/2013
ISBN: 9780062100290




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I must say I enjoyed this novel from the start.  This author is quite adept at providing a narrative and setting that truly makes you feel as if you’re back in 1800s England with all of it’s politics and social maneuvering.

The main male character of this novel, Edward (also called Ned), is dark and hansom.  He’s not quite as roguish as one might think, but considering his memory is gone from him for almost half the novel that’s somewhat to be expected.  Still, he is the owner of an exclusive gambling hall and known for his ruthlessness, which does come out with time.  The main female character, Kate, is not your typical beautiful heroine who blazes with untapped passion.  She’s more of a self-proclaimed spinster who prefers to put her family and estate above her own needs.  Even she admits her strongest attribute is being practical and her looks are considered plain by most of those who know her.  I actually found her to be a breath of fresh air for this genre where much of the time the heroine is so gorgeous as to be the toast of London.

One might think she and Edward could not possibly be more different, but I absolutely loved their witty repartee.  Only a historical romance (with a skilled author) can provide the kind of clever conversations found in this book.  It is through actions that these two find common ground.  Her family lost much of it’s money to gambling debts and Edward made most of his money by collecting on those types of debts.  He respects her for trying to make something of her home after too many generations of bad management, but is also aware that he would not be considered good enough for her.  Watching these two battle against their attraction to each other was enough to keep me flipping the pages into the night.

Honestly, if you enjoy historical romances this is definitely one worth trying.  Liz Carlyle knows how to tell a good story and her ability to craft witty dialog is up there with some of the best.  I’m glad I gave this book a chance and will certainly be looking for more by this author.  Five whips for “In Love with a Wicked Man”!










Liz_CarlyleAUTHOR BIO:

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle started reading Gothic novels under the bed covers by flashlight. She is the author of sixteen historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.



Twitter: @lizcarlyle

~ by Suzie on November 22, 2013.

6 Responses to “Book tour for “In Love with a Wicked Man” by Liz Carlyle with Review”

  1. I cut my teeth on historical romance books in the 70’s. I’m so glad the genre is being kept alive and well by talented authors like Liz Carlyle.

  2. Awesome review, Susan. And … yes … this sounds like a really great book! On my to-be-purchased list.

  3. Nice review

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