Wicked With Him is the first book in the Scandalous Brides series by Heather Boyd. I was pleasantly surprised by this little jewel of romance! Amity Sweet is looking for someone to ruin her so she can escape marrying the awful man her brother has chosen. Roman Crawford is Amity’s brother’s enemy and a much gossiped about lover. Amity decides Roman ruin her because who better than someone who hates her despicable brother? Plus, she can discover pleasure in Roman’s arms as well. The couple does not expect sparks to fly or feelings to develop after the tryst!
Amity has been proclaimed a paragon of virtue by her family. Amity decides to change her fate any way she can. I liked how Amity was much more than the biddable, virginal debutante. Amity knew what she wanted and took it. Amity was brave and adventurous. A lady has hurt Roman Crawford in the past. He sees Amity as a means for revenge only. I enjoyed the many layers of Roman; he was ruthless but held a silent vulnerability that appealed to me.
Wicked With Him was a fast, entertaining read. The plot was straightforward, allowing the characters to blossom and mature. Both Roman and Amity were terrific characters in who I could invest. The secondary characters were fascinating, and I look forward to their books! This is my favorite Heather Boyd book! Heather Boyd has created a passionate, romantic foundation for a stunning series. This was a great love story to get lost in for a few hours.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through BookSprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date January 11, 2023