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Nicholas Eastwood is finally about to get everything he ever wanted. As a reward for his service to the Crown, he has been offered the title of marquess. All he has to do is stay scandal-free until the papers are signed. There’s just one problem: His ex-lover, presumed dead, is remarkably alive. Adelaide Bursnell is determined to right her wrongs. She will be a dutiful dauNicholas Eastwood is finally about to get everything he ever wanted. As a reward for his service to the Crown, he has been offered the title of marquess. All he has to do is stay scandal-free until the papers are signed. There’s just one problem: His ex-lover, presumed dead, is remarkably alive. Adelaide Bursnell is determined to right her wrongs. She will be a dutiful daughter and loving sister. Most importantly, she must marry before her scandal catches up to her. Nicholas was once her ruin, but now he is determined to be her salvation. If he can find her a suitable husband, their shared past can stay buried. But old temptations prove impossible to resist and scandal can never stay secret for long......

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Lady Gone Wicked Reviews

  • Krystal
    2018-12-04 07:18

    Although this is considered book #2, you do not have to read the first in order to understand and enjoy this one. Yes, this story does feature characters we first meet in Twice as Wicked, but that is all. This book stands alone on its own. I have to say I enjoyed this story, even if the "man has feelings for woman, but will set them aside to help her find a better man" story-line has become one of the most popular in this genre. I feel like given the past history between these two gave them another layer and made them more interesting. How would they handle that? Would they be able to keep the scandal from catching up to them? This is an author who knows what they are doing. The characters are complex (even if I want to smack them sometimes), and the story is engaging to the point where I found myself completely engrossed in the pages (I finished in a little less than two days). There were a couple of things that I wish could have been done differently, or things that I felt really didn't really add to the overall story, but this is one of those novels that will be easily enjoyed by fans of historical romance novels. I can't wait to read more from this author! DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

  • Jas
    2018-11-13 05:13

    This book was even better than the first in the series. The characters were interesting. I really felt for Nicholas and was infuriated t that everyone tried to downplay the lifelong hurt he felt after being tossed aside by his family. Plus how do you not love a heroine who tries to hide and read in the middle of a ball? I would have liked more about their initial attraction in the past but I still loved this unusual take on a second chance romance.

  • Angela
    2018-11-26 03:31

    A great addition to the Wicked Secrets series. So, we were all lead to believe that Adelaide might have died but she comes back and needs to become respectable before scandal catches up with her. Nicholas needs to maintain his respectability so he can get his reward from the Crown. I love Ms. Bright’s writing style. It is engaging and funny. Secrets, misunderstandings, and cake fights, this story has it all. Seeing Nicholas try to maintain control over his feelings is the highlight of the story for me. I still have more questions. Will Montrose see a happy ending? He deserves one. What about Freesia? Who does she marry? Also, looking forward to the adventures of Wessex and Eliza. Love Wessex. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Brenda
    2018-12-12 04:39

    Publisher's Description:Nicholas Eastwood is finally about to get everything he ever wanted. As a reward for his service to the Crown, he has been offered the title of marquess. All he has to do is stay scandal-free until the papers are signed. There’s just one problem: His ex-lover, presumed dead, is remarkably alive. Adelaide Bursnell is determined to right her wrongs. She will be a dutiful daughter and loving sister. Most importantly, she must marry before her scandal catches up to her. Nicholas was once her ruin, but now he is determined to be her salvation. If he can find her a suitable husband, their shared past can stay buried.But old temptations prove impossible to resist and scandal can never stay secret for long...My Thoughts:This book is easily as good if not better than the first book in the series, the author's debut novel.Though there are characters in this one that also appeared in "Twice As Wicked" it can be read as a standalone without skipping a beat. Once I started reading it I found it hard to put down.Adelaide Bursnell is a very determined lady. Although she was previously ruined and bore a child she has returned from the dead as everyone believed both her and the child perished in childbirth.Nicholas Eastwood has been awarded a title due to his service to the crown. The title is an even higher one than the one his twin (older) brother holds due to the circumstances of his birth. He has returned and is no longer in service or a spy. Finding and making right all the wrongs of his past to Adelaide is his greatest wish. However he has been told she is dead. Imagine his surprise to open his door to find the lady there and very much alive. Not only is she alive but she is pointing a very deadly looking pistol at him.How will this sometimes comical scenario end?I gave this very delightful book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames.The intimacy in this book is less heated due to the nature of this couple's past.I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

  • Janet
    2018-12-04 08:15

    4.5 StarsNicholas Eastwood is finally about to get everything he ever wanted. As a reward for his service to the Crown, he has been offered the title of marquis. All he has to do is stay scandal-free until the papers are signed. There’s just one problem: His ex-lover, presumed dead, is remarkably alive. Adelaide Bursnell is determined to right her wrongs. She will be a dutiful daughter and loving sister. Most importantly, she must marry before her scandal catches up to her. Nicholas was once her ruin, but now he is determined to be her salvation. If he can find her a suitable husband, their shared past can stay buried. A lovely second chance story, this is the second in the series & although Nate & Alice do feature this book could well stand on its own, however both books are so good I’d recommend reading in order. Nick is still deeply hurt by the way his family has treated him, Adelaide is almost ignored by her father. They are very likeable characters & it took some time for them both to realise how they felt about each other. I love a hero trying to be selfless & saying he will give her to a better man, a heroine who likes to read in a corner of a ballroom, you have to love the pair. I enjoy an epilogue but who is Freesia’s husband? I hope she has her storyMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  • Jenea Whittington
    2018-11-23 04:22

    Lady Gone Wicked is the second book in the Wicked Secrets series. The first book introduces some of the characters you’ll meet in this one, but it isn’t necessary to have read to read this installment. Of course, I would definitely say read it, Alice and Nathaniels’ story is a great one!Adelaide Bursnell was believed to have died during childbirth as well as the child. Her family mourned her, her sister Alice set out to avenge the wrongs done to her sister. Now that Adelaide has came back out of hiding, the scandal of her out of wedlock pregnancy with Nicholas Eastwood’s baby is not going to be far behind her. Now she must find a husband before that happens.The sisterly bond/love between Adelaide and Alice I enjoyed so much in the previous book. It was clear how much Alice loved her sister, and she was bound and determined to avenge her. So, it didn’t surprise me when she opened her arms and heart to Adelaide when she learned she in fact still alive and well. Adelaide was just as sassy and brash, and certainly has no problem say what she wanted. Sometimes it did get her some stares. God, how I adored this girl!Nicholas Eastwood was the twin brother of Nathaniel, but he his the blacksheep of the family. The outcast. Just like his family, most of the towns people even looked down on him. I think that he had a good heart though. He was willing to step aside and so that Adelaide could find a “suitable” husband. Tell me there isn’t some good in him somewhere?! There is a lot more to him than all that rough exterior he holds onto.The writing in this is such that you get swept up in it all, I didn’t realize how fast I was going through the pages. You can’t help but to feel for Adelaide and Nicholas both. They have history together, not all good but not all bad either and the chemistry is off the charts but neither wants to give in. There are laughable moments and somber ones. And following Adelaide on her journey to find herself again and see how everything worked out for her was engaging right till the end.I adore this series, and I am anxious to see who we are introduced to next. The setting, the characters and the romance make this a book that fans of historical romance will devour.

  • Candy Briggs
    2018-11-13 07:16

    Miss Adelaide Bursnell is a twin, she fell in love with Nick, and had a baby. She was sent to a convent to have her baby. Nicholas Eastwood was a twin also, but he was a spy and soldier for the crown. Adelaide was thought dead for a year and half, until she went to see her sister and she was visiting her fiancé. Nick had gotten Adelaide pregnant over two years ago. I believe this is a unique kind of story. How often do you read about a spy, the spy does not spy any more. Meets the girl, he ruined and they are still trying to protect her and she ,him. There are certainly some very interesting twist. both sets of parents are trying to make it thru Nate and Alice'swedding.. The author has done a fabulous job of keeping it all together and eventually explaining it all. I really loved where she shot him (Nick). There is humor, maybe a little mayhem, especially when cakes are thrown. I think it was a very good book.I received this ARC from Net Galley and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Isha Coleman
    2018-11-30 03:19

    Be careful what you wish for, because it may come back at bite you in the end. Maybe someone should have warned Nicholas and Adelaide before their scandal began. Both have tragic pasts. Each has so much love to give but doesn't think they deserve to receive it. Victims of circumstance. Can two disillusioned hearts turn heartache into happily ever after? Amidst the scandal, betrayal, pain and darkness, lies a haunting tale of courage, hope and redemption. Unforgettable in every way.

  • wonderfullyweird88
    2018-12-09 07:28

    My Rating: 3.5 starsI voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have not read the previous entry in the series, but this is not a problem for me as the author has crafted a story that stands perfectly well on its own.Nicholas Eastwood is the black sheep of the family. Thanks to his heroism in war, he is to be rewarded with a title that surpasses that of his father and older brother. All he must do is remain scandal-free while the House of Lords and the Prince Regent deliberate. Adelaide Bursnell, is believed dead by her family after she is sent away in secrecy and disgrace. Returning now to hold the man who seduced her accountable, she seeks to regain all that she has lost. Can these two people but their past behind them and avoid the scandal that hovers around them? This is an interesting read with well-developed characters.I would recommend it to anyone who loves a devilish Rakehell and a determined woman.

  • Karen Waller
    2018-12-04 03:35

    Interesting, well written story. It did have a few places that the story dragged on. These story fillers could have easily been omitted. Over all good read #NetGalley #LadyGoneWicked

  • Lubnaa
    2018-12-04 01:40

    I received this ARC from NetGalley and voluntarily chose to write a review. Objectively speaking, this was a decent book, worthy of at least 3 stars. However, from a personal point of view, this book was extremely disappointing, especially since I loved the first book in the series. It's really hard to root for a love story between two characters who are absolutely unbearable. Mix that with a trope that I absolutely despise, the *drum roll* (view spoiler)[ secret baby trope(hide spoiler)], and I'm raging. Elizabeth Bright is a fantastic writer, but not even good writing could make me like Nick and Adelaide. When the despised trope played peekaboo with me 20% into the story, I was mad...but I was willing to give Adelaide the benefit of the doubt because she had gone though shit trying to contact Nick before. Nick and Adelaide are both flawed characters. However, they are not endearing like Alice and (especially) Nate. I got more excitement from appearances from Nate, Alice, Eliza and Wessex than anything else related to Nick and Adelaide. Nick's character is pretty easy to understand, but his actions from two years ago and his overall behaviour towards Adelaide were the opposite of swoon worthy. Adelaide was a liar through and through, completely denying Nick's absolute right to know the truth. Her damn secret felt like the elephant in the room, sucking all of my enjoyment of the story. Every chapter, this cursed secret was nagging me at the back of my mind. On top of that, Nick and Adelaide barely talked to each other, which made their whole arrangement heavy with unresolved tension, and not the good kind of tension. Adelaide and Nick were equally wrong in my eyes.It took him a while, but at least Nick realized exactly how callously and recklessly he'd acted two years ago and how that affected Adelaide. Nick started changing and making an effort to be straightforward (i.e. he told her point blank that he was still attracted to her), but Adelaide just kept getting worse and worse. She was so distrustful of Nick, which made sense, but she couldn't even be bothered to give him a chance even after he started making an effort. Nor did she try to open up to him and then had the nerve to complain that Nick does not form "proper emotional attachments". The following contains SPOILERS. (view spoiler)[The most annoying thing about Adelaide is how her way of thinking and reasoning had no logic! I was always so confused when I was in her head. At one point she thought that Nick would just turn a blind eye to his son even though he had just told her how he felt about abandoning one's child. Then she started crying that he'd hate her if he found out, even though he DESERVED to know. And a few chapters after, she cried thinking that she belonged to Nick if only he would claim her. Logic, anyone?? Her reasoning is not only illogical, but it also stems from selfishness. It's all about her and not the fact that Nick might want to know he has a son. What he did to her was shitty, but what she did to him is equally shitty, if not worse. I thought she'd be better than that. She's always crying about her oh-so-sad life, but she does nothing to save herself. She just closes herself in her room and cries like the loser that she is. Also, the fact that she got jealous of her sister...that was just so distasteful. Alice made her choice and she made hers. Deal with it.And just when Nick started turning out okay, he fucks up and gets mad about the wrong thing LOL. Instead of being pissed that Adelaide kept his son from him, he's pissed that she abandoned her child. Um, no? She didn't abandon him. That was so unfair of him. I understand how his whole backstory plays into this anger, but omg, it literally didn't bother him that Adelaide lied to him about his very much alive son. At this point, I just started screaming because I couldn't handle all this drama. That's not even it. We are 93% into the book, Adelaide still does not trust Nick and thinks that Nick is having an affair with Jane. WHAT EVEN? Logic?? This is the woman she literally trusts with her child. GIRL, BYE!(hide spoiler)]What I liked: the supporting characters, Nick's relationship with Nate and his father, the epilogue and the answers to my questions from the last book. What I needed, aside from likable characters, was knowing how Nick made up with his mom. Plus, the relationship between Adelaide and her father was not deeply explored. There was zero meaningful communication there.God, I really needed to rant about this book. I am not sure why I've been getting unlucky with beloved authors writing books based on this ugly trope. Anyway, boy am I glad I'm done with this book. I need to reread Nate and Alice's book to cleanse my palate. I am really hoping the next book is Wessex and Eliza's!!! <3

  • Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page
    2018-11-21 04:16

    Nicholas Eastwood can't believe that Adelaide Burnsell is alive. Clearly, her death was a rumor to make sure their shared past remain buried, but now she needs his help in order to avoid a scandal. Will Nicholas be able to convince Adelaide to take another chance on him, or will she walk away from her chance at happy ever after?Having loved the first book of this series, I couldn't wait to read more about Nicholas, especially because of how tense things still are between Nicholas and his family. Will Nicholas ever be able to forgive his twin and his parents? However, it was how this story started and the moment Nicholas and Adelaide come face-to-face again for the first time since what happened between them in the past that had me intrigued and reading quickly, determined to discover why the heroine does what she does. Does Adelaide go too far?Both the main characters were fantastic and I loved every moment these two interacted, as Nicholas is determined to win the heroine over. Moreover, the heroine was strong and brave when it comes to moving on from her past and doing everything she can to make things right and to make sure she stays away from scandal. I also liked what she does to her sister in a moment of jealousy that had me laughing. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is that she wasn't afraid to challenge the hero when it comes to needing his help. How long will it take Nicholas to agree to her plan?While the hero, he's been through so much at the hands of family that should have had more faith in him years ago. I also liked that the hero was willing to do whatever it takes to protect the heroine and that he wasn't about to let anything stand in his way of getting what he wants and what he wants is Adelaide in his life. Will a scandal ruin his chances of getting the title of marquess for his service with the Crown? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is that he's a fighter and has managed to come through the tough times to be the man that he is today. Really, things could have turned out so much harder for the hero. Overall, Ms Bright has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance full of passion; and the ending had me loving what the hero does to prove to the heroine that she's the one for him. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as readers discover how far the hero's relationship has come with his family. I would recommend Lady Gone Wicked by Elizabeth Bright, if you enjoy Historical Romance, second chance romances or books by authors Maddison Michaels, Christi Caldwell, Jess Michaels and Laura Trentham.

  • Lauren
    2018-12-01 00:10

    Last fall I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of Twice as Wicked, the standalone "prequel" to Lady Gone Wicked. While Twice as Wicked primarily focused on the blossoming relationship between Alice and Nathaniel, it also introduced the tumultuous, scandalous love affair between Alice and Nathaniel's respective twins - Adelaide and Nicholas. Therefore, when I caught wind that Lady Gone Wicked would focus on them, I couldn't wait to dive in. I hoped a happy ending was in store! The result? I did in fact receive my happily ever after; however, the story wasn't nearly as charming and addictive as its predecessor. My first problem involved Adelaide and Nicholas. From what I saw in Twice As Wicked, I figured I would have no problem loving them. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case here. I found both to be rather bland. I knew that Adelaide was supposed to be strong, daring, and quick witted, but I just never truly felt it. She seemed more a woman who couldn't make up her mind. I especially couldn't stand how she strung Nicholas around. Yes, in some ways he did deserve it, but in other ways, she ended up being just as guilty as him. Nicholas I liked slightly more - there was something deliciously rakish about him - but again I just couldn't connect. He seemed very one dimensional, and I wish it would've have been easier to "feel" his feelings rather than just be told them. The plot in Lady Gone Wicked mainly focuses on Adelaide and Nicholas' reunion as well as their return to their respective families. At first, I found both story lines to be interesting. The first scene in particular held a lot of promise, and I also liked catching up with previous characters, but the more the book went on, the more I began to loose interest. I wanted more action, more passion, more tension - I wanted to feel, to be excited. Ultimately I wanted it to be more like Twice as Wicked. Overall, while Lady Gone Wicked does provide a satisfying conclusion to Adelaide and Nicholas' arc as well as Alice and Nathaniel's, it left something to be desired. Maybe I had too high of hopes considering how much I adored the prequel, but something here just didn't work for me.

  • Marsha Spohn
    2018-12-02 07:12

    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfIf there is one thing I’ve learned about secrets over a lifetime, it’s that they very rarely remain secret. Adelaide was learning this lesson first hand. She’d given her heart, and more to the one man she believed would never let her down… until he did. Nicholas also knows the harm that secrets can bring to a life, most directly to his. After all, he’s made a career of secrets… learning others and keeping his own close to his heart. He’d loved one lovely lady and once again was left on the outside when her disappearance turns out to be something far different than he and others believed. Now they are both faced with some truths – and need to decide which will win – the secrets that should be kept or the love that never died.Lady Gone Wicked is a passionate, humorous, and decidedly wicked romance that is full of secrets, misunderstandings, misdirection and finally being true to yourself and your feelings for someone else. Adelaide and Nicholas are a delightful couple, even when they believe the worst of the other. The twists and turns of this plot will keep you engaged. The banter and funny moments between two sets of twins and their loved ones will bring a smile as you watch two lovers untangle the mess they’ve made of their relationship. With danger, humor and passion Lady Gone Wicked is a story that will have you hoping for more – and that is delivered quite well.Because, in some ways, Adelaide and Nicholas’ story actually has its beginning in Twice As Wicked, I would strongly recommend reading this series in order. You would not be lost if you don’t, but you would certainly miss a delightful story that begins this wickedly enjoyable series.*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

  • Debra Martin
    2018-12-06 08:24

    Miss Adelaide Bursnell has a big problem. She was sent away to France in shame to give birth to her child, fathered by Nicholas Eastwood. A torrid love affair with the soldier/spy left Adelaide with child and alone, but everyone thinks she died in childbirth. Nick never received her letter telling him of her condition and he believed her dead as well until he meets her outside his family home, a family who sent him away when he was 12 years old for pushing his twin brother and heir out of a tree. Nick has resented his family ever since so seeing Adelaide again shocks him to his core. Nick is on the verge of having a title bestowed upon him if he can stay scandal-free for a fortnight. That could be in jeopardy if his previous affair with Adelaide is revealed. Complicating everything is that his brother, Nate, is engaged to Adelaide's sister Alice.This was an thoroughly engaging story of twins in love with twins, difficult family dynamics and the hurt and resentment of a child wrongly accused of trying to kill his brother. Ms. Bright does a fantastic job of getting inside each character's head and revealing their most painful secrets. Nick, a war hero and accomplished spy in service to the crown cannot let go of the hurt and resentment he feels for his father for the way he was treated. Adelaide believes she is wicked especially when her feelings of lust/love for Nick pops up at the most inconvenient time. Would Adelaide ever rein in her feelings for Nick and marry a good and decent man or would she fall victim again to Nick's charms? Never knowing what happened to Adelaide has sent Nick's ordered life into a tailspin. Would he jeopardize a chance at a title to reclaim the woman he's never been able to forget? I couldn't read fast enough to find out what happens to these two. Fans of Regency romance will definitely enjoy this one.I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • wrecked_life
    2018-11-18 01:24

    I loved it! It's such an interesting story about two people who love each other, but have no idea how to show it. So, they just end up hurting each other, and themselves, in the process. However, there may be a way for them to be happy even if they can't be together.....Adelaide was betrayed once and now she cannot trust Nick. Although, she is in need of his assistance so she will accept that much from him. It's not that she has forgotten about what happened between them, it's just that there is no other option for her. Her family believes her to be dead, and now she is back and she plans to avoid scandal at any cost. Neither Nick nor herself can afford a scandal or else they'll be ruined beyond redemption or so she thinks....Nick never expected to find Adelaide the way he did. He still remembers the sweet and kind girl she was. Now that she is here, in front of him, he can't imagine any other solution for their predicament than to marry her. It won't be an ideal marriage of course, but what else can be? He can't let anyone know about what happened between them and he can't let her cause scandal, because he is so close to achieve his goals. But what about happiness? Does it even matter? Maybe they will both find a way to redeem themselves or maybe they are just doomed to live unhappily as a penance for their wickedness....

  • Lux Lewis
    2018-11-18 06:40

    Two set of twins, falling in love. Second chance in love. Secret baby. Revenge. I could name various tropes to fit this narrative.Nicholas and Nathaniel Eastwood have parents whose paranoia of fratricide made them banish Nick from their home when he was 12. Their family history is steeped with the infernal crime and wouldn't want history repeating itself, thus the banishment of the spare to save the heir.Nick has rendered his services to the Crown and has been offered the title of marquess as his reward provided no scandal is attached to his name until the papers are officially signed.Adelaide Burnell twin to Alice, who's fiancée to Nate, was also banished to the nunnery to avoid the scandal. She's unmarried and carrying Nick's child, unbeknownst to Nick. Everyone thought Adelaide dead, they were informed that she and the baby expired at childbirth.When Adelaide re-emerged, alive, and then shot Nick and demanded money without divulging her secret about their baby at first, everything unfolds slowly and scandalously. Nick's claim to the marquessate hangs in balance. Family reconciliation was slow but got there in the end. Adelaide and Nick still have this sexual tension between them. Adelaide and Alice might have patched up. but Nick finds it hard to bury the hatchet against his family. This family saga is brimming with heartrending drama. Every single character is affected by it. It's a good read for readers who appreciate this trope.I voluntarily read an NetGalley arc from the publisher. This is my impartial review.

  • Deb Diem
    2018-11-17 02:23

    Lady Gone Wicked is my first book by Elizabeth Bright, but won't be my last. Ms. Bright has given us a book that is well-written. Her characters are phenomenal. Nick was thrown away by his family at the age of 12. He has earned his way in the world and is now awaiting a title. Adelaide is an unwed mother, sent to a convent when her parents discovered she was pregnant. Adelaide and Nick's story is loaded with drama, secrets and sizzle. I enjoyed reading Lady Gone Wicked and look forward to reading more books from Elizabeth Bright in the future. Lady Gone Wicked is part of the Wicked Secrets Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Lesley
    2018-12-03 05:33

    I made a huge mistake in starting to read this book prior to going to sleep. I intended to only read a chapter or two and ended up finishing it at 4am! Nicholas Eastwood, rejected and abandoned by his family when he was twelve, has a need to be loved but doesn’t believe that true love exists. His experience leads him to believe that love can easily die. Adelaide on the other hand has a heart as big as the ocean but knows the shame of being a ‘fallen’ woman due to believing her seducer loved and cared for her. Whilst a standalone novel this follows on from Twice As Wicked (which I intend to re-read to remind myself of the other twins’ romance) and is best read after that story.I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

  • Hailey Grant
    2018-11-16 06:22

    I *hate* the secret baby trope. Hate. It. And I'm still giving this 5 stars.I don't even know where to start with this. The scenes between Adelaide and her father broke my heart. I loved the complicated, deep bond between Adelaide and her sister Alice. The epilogue wrecked me in the best possible way. I keep re-reading it, and then going back to the scene where Nick talks to his dad, and then I cry happy tears.And then there's Adelaide. Somehow the author pulled off a sex-positive book with a non-sex-positive heroine, and it is BRILLIANT. You know how some romances are really great with love scenes, and some are just kinda blah blah blah, same old stuff? Not this. Every love scene has a reason, and if you skip them, you miss a whole lot of relationship and character development.

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2018-12-04 08:27

    Lady Gone Wicked by Elizabeth Bright is book two in the "Wicked Secrets" Series. This is the story of Nicholas Eastwood and Adelaide Bursnell. I have read the previous book but this is easily a standalone book. Nicholas is ready to get his reward for helping the Crown he just needs to maintain a scandal free existence until the deal is set. But then Adelaide comes forward who was thought to have past but now is here. They were once very close but now Nicholas has offered to help her find a husband so that she can out run her scandal and to help himself stay scandal free. But sometimes you can't run from you feelings even when you want something else so bad. Good Second Chance at Love story.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-25 07:19

    This showed up on my kindle at midnight and the first thing I saw was the Mary Oliver quote. "Oh, I'll just read a chapter," I thought to myself. Hahaha, no. I stayed up until 3 am and read the whole thing. I couldn't put it down! This series gets better and better.Lady Gone Wicked isn't quite as lighthearted as the first book in the series. The humor is still there, but there are scenes that are absolutely heartwrenching. If you like Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean, you'll probably like Elizabeth Bright.Also? This book is feminist af.

  • Cheryl
    2018-11-22 04:21

    There are quite a number of secrets that both Adelaide and Nicholas have in this story. They obviously have an attraction for each other but are held back by their secrets and the feeling of being unworthy. There is also the connections with their families and the interaction between them all. This was an entertaining read, as the secrets slowly unfold throughout the story. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Cheryl
    2018-11-17 02:14

    There are quite a number of secrets that both Adelaide and Nicholas have in this story. They obviously have an attraction for each other but are held back by their secrets and the feeling of being unworthy. There is also the connections with their families and the interaction between them all. This was an entertaining read, as the secrets slowly unfold throughout the story. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • CourtneyHagel-Swinson
    2018-11-14 04:11

    Really enjoyable read! I didn't read the first one and you definitely don't need to, but I think it would have enriched this book a little more. This story is well written and flows good. Nick and Adelaide had really good chemistry. They were a little maddening at times, but I think that just made me want to read the story more. I could have used a little more detail at the end, but the epilogue was great. Overall, an entertaining read with a little bit of steam.ARC provided by NetGalley.

  • Maria Dariotis
    2018-12-12 06:35

    Wow!!! What a delightful read, secrets, betrayals and passion! I loved loved Nicholas and Adelaide their story is one of betrayal in love, and feelings of unworthiness. Emotions will leave you reading well into the night turning the pages for their HEA.

  • Liana
    2018-11-16 04:18

    LOVED this new installment to the Wicked Secrets series! Full review to come.

  • Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
    2018-11-13 07:28

    This book was so much fun!

  • Eva
    2018-11-15 06:38

    I don’t want to give too much away but you will love the heroine and the “Marquess”. It only took me a day (sick day) to read through it and I absolutely could not stop! I had to finish it, could not put it aside. Read it and you will love it!

  • Eva
    2018-12-04 05:25

    lady gone wicked picks up the story of adelaide and nicholas, the two missing twins from twice as wicked. because they were kind of antagonists in the first novel, it's hard to switch gears and see them as protagonists in this second one. especially given the resentment between nate and nick. if this had been less fraught, perhaps switching gears and perspectives would have been more easily accomplished. nick has every right to hold his grudges. and he's done a lot of terrible things. none, so terrible as abandoning adelaide. especially not realizing how she needed him. and now he's ready to step up and do the right thing. but she doesn't want that from him. or she does, but only as a last resort. she doesn't want to entrap him. she doesn't want to be with someone who doesn't love her. except he does. this is what she fails to see, he loves her so deeply and so much that every time she says he doesn't need to marry her she cuts away another piece of his soul. he doesn't have that much left to spare. once they get past this misunderstanding. and all the lies and misunderstandings that came before. well, that's the only way things will work out. and it's good to see that their family relations also get a measure of resolution. bygones do become bygones. apologies are made. forgiveness is granted. but it's less easy. but the happy ending is there all the same.**lady gone wicked will publish on february 26, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (scandalous) in exchange for my honest review.