Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran Blog Tour

Wicked Becomes You
From the book: She’s been burned not once but twice by London’s so-called gentlemen Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she’s best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar—again—the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue.

So why won’t a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
 I decided to be a part of this tour because it looked like it was a story where a woman bound by convention and society breaks free to find out her true strength. This book did not disappoint. Upon her second jilting, Gwen decides to throw out her family's wishes to marry for title and find out what she truly wants out of life. The only way she knew to do this is to become utterly "wicked" for a woman of those times so she could finally be free to act how she wants. Alex, her brother's best friend, knows that this undertaking will have consequences that she may not recover and so tries to steer her away from her own destruction while finding himself more intrigued than he had ever had been in the past. He had always admired her quick wit even if it was mostly hidden by convention. This new Gwen shows him a part of himself he never thought existed. As she grows in spirit and self, so does Alex. That was the surprising part in this book. Not that he found it within himself to love her fully since romance books are full of those aspects, but he also grew as a human being. Finding that he was not at all as sure of himself as he pretended.

This book was a short fast read with a couple of good steamy bits. However, this book is more on the heavy side of romance and not erotica. I give this book 3 1/2 stars and recommend it to anyone wanting a light read with a bit of fun in the romance.

Want another opinion? Those are always good when picking a book. A few of the other participants:
The Bibliophilic Book Blog
A Journey of Books
My Book Addiction and More
Just Another New Blog
The Book Girl
Poisoned Rationality
She Reads
Taking Time For Mommy
Avid Reader


  1. Sometimes I miss the 'romance' in a book. I recently read one where all they do is touch hands *fans cheeks*

  2. Well, this isn't that kind of book. The steamy scenes are quite steamy. :) However, you would probably enjoy the romance that is in the book.

  3. Ah, notorious rogues - do they really need convincing to give into wicked intentions?

    I think I need a tutor myself.

  4. Hmm... didn't think of getting a tutor. MIght have to do that myself. ;)

  5. I've been in the mood for something different, a good steamy romance just might be what I need to read next.


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