Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Wicked Wyckerly by Patricia Rice

I can't vouch for this story, but she can. And without further ado, here's Kelly Ferjutz with her review. It can also be found at:

The Wicked Wyckerly: The Rebellious Sons

By Patricia Rice
Signet, $7.99, 374 pages

With no hesitancy whatever, I will quickly state that this is the BEST romance novel I’ve read this year, and maybe even last year, as well. It has absolutely everything a reader could wish for: a wicked, outrageous, laugh-out-loud sense of humor, endearing characters and a great plot!

The heroine, Abigail Merriweather, is a no-nonsense woman of many talents who thought she knew who and what she was, before, that is, she met up with the most audacious, charming rogue of a hero you’ll ever want to meet. Or read about. Of course, he’s tall, dark and handsome — on the outside. Inside, however, he’s a mass of quivering insecurities, set off by the most astonishing romantic notions you’ll ever encounter. John Fitzhugh Wyckerly, seventh Earl of Danecroft, is truly a hero to die for!

Fitz has an illegitimate daughter, aged six or seven; while still innocent in the ways of the world, Abby has the care of four half-siblings. These children are more than just a means to take up space in the book; they’re real characters, and you’ve certainly seen children behave just like them. All readers should join with the author in thanking the contributor of the unique and colorful epithets used in the book. If you don’t laugh out loud while reading this joyous epistle, you’d better check to be sure you’re still breathing! I’d happily give it ten stars if I could!

Reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz