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When He Was Wicked

by Julia Quinn

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Series: Bridgerton (6)

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A New York Times Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

FRANCESCA'S STORY

In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longerâ??the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.

But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .… (more)

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    Web of Love by Mary Balogh (PhoenixFalls)
    PhoenixFalls: Both books have similar plots; Quinn's has better sex, but I think Balogh's is more satisfying emotionally.
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I was curious going into this book, as I felt like Francesca was the Bridgerton sibling I knew the least about and I was surprised to realize that this book's timeline is pretty much concurrent with the previous two (there are multiple references to events in Romancing Mr. Bridgerton and To Sir Philip with Love). I liked Francesca and Michael as a couple and I could appreciate their struggle to find happiness after the death of someone important to them both. Overall, another good installment in the Bridgerton series. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Feb 20, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
I think this may be the only JQ book in which the heroine is not a virgin when she meets the hero, which means that this book is a little racier than most of the Bridgerton books. It's also got a much different vibe going on. Lots of people read romance novels because they're full of idealized love, perfect love, completely non-messy love. This book shakes that formula up quite a bit because our heroine, Francesca, has already met and married her perfect man when the book begins. And then he dies. And then Francesca falls for his best friend, his cousin, the man who took his place. That's kind of morally uncomfortable, right? No one wants to fall in love with their dead husband's best friend. It's messy and everyone feels guilty about it. But, of course, it's also got that forbidden thing going on...

I'd say this book is overlong and I skimmed through quite a bit of it. It was also a little less funny and little more angsty than I like. But if you're a big Bridgerton fan, you'll love how much the other Bridgertons are in this one. There are important references to the other books, and several characters actual meddle a lot in Francesca's story. It's pretty fun and I'm surprised JQ doesn't do it more often. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
I really liked this one, mostly because Michael asks for consent each step of the way (plz take notes Philip Crane) and because this is the horniest one so far and Francesca takes ownership of it. Maybe because we have a young widowed character we don't need to do the "oh no, what's a penis" ignorance like some of the other heroines. We exit the London scene pretty abruptly, but after various books with parties it's ok to step away to the countryside...

Would've liked a followup between Colin and Michael after those chapters in the first half. ( )
  Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |
I really did enjoy this read. I loved that that we got another different type of romance. This romance was widow romance. I really enjoyed this one. It grew to love both characters towards the end. I also loved seeing how this relationship developed. This book was focused less on the other bridgerton family but they still had a decent size. It was another book that read super fast and am excited to read the final books in this series soon. ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
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Quinn, Juliaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prebble, SimonReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Desthuilliers, CécileTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lingsminat, PetraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viñas Donoso, Claudiasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

A New York Times Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

FRANCESCA'S STORY

In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longerâ??the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.

But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .

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