Review: Her Wicked Proposal by Lauren Smith

Her Wicked Proposal - Lauren SmithPublisher: Samhain Publishing (January 19th 2016)
Paperback: 390 pages
Source: Netgalley
Series: The League of Rogues #3
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

He doesn’t need his eyes to uncover her true beauty.

Cedric, Viscount Sheridan, is cursed. Once the ton’s golden boy, the loss of his sight has left him a reclusive shell of man. His days of womanizing, horse racing and pistol shooting lost forever. Offered the chance to recapture a small part of his old life, he can’t refuse—even if it means accepting the shocking proposal of the infamous ice maiden, Anne Chessley.

Still reeling from her father’s death, Anne’s deepest wish is to avoid the hordes of fortune hunters who will soon be beating down her door. Proposing marriage to Cedric is an act of desperation, his unexpected acceptance a strange and wonderful dream.

His only stipulation: she must respond passionately and wantonly in his bed. Her agreement barely crosses her lips before he begins a sensual assault on the icy walls bitter secrets have built around her heart.

Yet even as they catch a glimpse of true happiness, betrayal is poised to sweep them away on opposing tides of danger.

Review:

“Be wicked with me, Anne.”

Yay! Cedric and Anne’s story! This is book 3 of the series and you definitely don’t need to read the other books to enjoy this one, but it does give you a better understanding of all the characters. The League of Rogues, I adore the lot of them. And with the hints of Cedric and Anne from the previous book, I knew this would be a good read.

Cedric recently lost his eye sight and is still trying to come to terms with it. After her father’s death, the last thing Anne wants to deal with are fortune hunters. So she proposes to the once golden boy of ton now turned reclusive, a marriage that could benefit them both. It wasn’t suppose to be about love, but with an attraction that can’t be denied and a rake that’s determined to seduce his wife, it’s sparks all around!

Cedric and Anne are super cute together and are so good for each other. With their engagement, they help each other deal with their hung ups and struggles. Cedric is able to break down Anne’s icy barriers (and we get to understand why she became an Ice Queen), while Anne helps Cedric feel like a man with a reason to live and love life to the fullest (and allows him to be his adorable rakish self again). I love that they both secretly not-so secretly had crushes on each other and it’s adorable to see their love grow.

“As I reminded you this afternoon, Anne, I don’t do proper. Now would you please give me your hand? I should like very much to hold it.” He demanded this so gruffly she was torn between refusing him flat out and laughing at his audacity.

Oh, there is an overarching story. And this book deals with another by proxy-bad guy who’s trying to destroy the lives of the The League (our heroes of the series). There’s action and suspense, kidnappings and heroism.  We get to see a lot of the rest of The League (and their stories). I’m guess the next book is about Ashton (and the lady he cannot stand, yaay!) and I’m really excited!

Overall, a lovely addition to the series. It’s a sweet love story for two characters that are so easily lovable.

“You’ve ruined me for every other woman, Anne. I’m yours, always.”

{* Thanks to Samhain Publishing and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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4 Replies to “Review: Her Wicked Proposal by Lauren Smith”

  1. Awwww I love how cute this sounds, with the two having crushes on each other and then holding each other up. It sounds like a healthy relationship!

    1. It was cute (: Healthy relationships make me happy!

  2. This sounds lovely, and you did a great job reviewing it.

    1. It was a nice read! Thanks Irena!

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