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Monday, February 20, 2006

Back to re-reading...

Last night I was re-reading Julia Quinn's When He was Wicked. I love the Bridgerton books, but this one is my favorite. I have all of them on my shelves, but this is the one that I keep going back to. It's really different from the others, but yet contains that trademark Quinn wit. It's just one of the sexiest books I've read, I think. The scene where Michael first seduces Francesca in the library...Oy vey. Shivers. The sex scenes are all the more sexy because of all the heightened emotions the characters are feeling: love, desire, confusion, guilt. This book is, to me, was truly daring. Francesca's late husband was truly loved by both Michael and Francesca, a real rarity in romance land, and it makes their coming together really fraught with so many emotions. And Quinn never shies away from those emotions. It's not only super-sexy, but sad. I tear up (which rarely happens). Michael is one freaking hot hero that also makes me cry. Too bad Francesca comes off as kind of a bitch sometimes. But her turmoil is understandable also. When He was Wicked is a highly emotional read, so different from the other Bridgertons, yet so satisfying.

2 comments:

Kristie(J) said...

I have this one TBR. I gave up buying the Bridgertons 'cause there were just too many after a while and after really disliking who is it Colin?'s book, I read one more and that was it. But I got this one for free at a UBS with credit. If you say it's good, I should try it. I hear it's not as light as her other ones.

Kristie(J) said...

I have this one TBR. I gave up buying the Bridgertons 'cause there were just too many after a while and after really disliking who is it Colin?'s book, I read one more and that was it. But I got this one for free at a UBS with credit. If you say it's good, I should try it. I hear it's not as light as her other ones.