Wicked and the Wallflower: The Bareknuckle Bastards Book I
A shadowy stranger with a satanic moniker offers mousy wallflower Felicity Faircloth the chance at marrying a duke and finding her way back into London’s society elite. The stranger boasts elite status as king of London’s underground. As a child, Devil was abandoned and rose to power and earned deep loyalty from his men with his smuggling business. Felicity wants nothing more than to return to society but connects with the mysterious underground kingpin. Devil seeks to help Felicity achieve her goals, but in the hopes of exacting revenge on his lifelong nemesis.
Sarah MacLean’s Wicked and the Wallflower is the first book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series, Devil being one of the Bastards. MacLean is at the top of her romance and historical-fiction game. Felicity and Devil’s romance shines beautifully, and the carefully plotted story works exceedingly well. There are some ties to previous books and hints at the future of the series, but it works well as a standalone or first introduction to Sarah MacLean’s books. Fans of romance, Sarah MacLean, and just a damn good story need not look any further. Like most of her books, Wicked and the Wallflower is filled with steamy romance, strong women, realistic love interests, and fantastic dialogue.
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