When He Was Wicked

When He Was Wicked Everything was so much simpler when he was wicked 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

  • Title: When He Was Wicked
  • Author: Julia Quinn
  • ISBN: 9780060531232
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Everything was so much simpler when he was wicked.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 theyEverything was so much simpler when he was wicked.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 longer 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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    1. Julia Quinn

      1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don t read or write romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the 79,000 jackpot She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame Her books have been translated into twenty nine languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine Her twenty sixth novel, The Girl With the Make Believe Husband, will be released in 2017.

    810 thoughts on “When He Was Wicked”

    1. 5 stars – Historical/Regency RomanceI’ll be honest, this is the book that attracted me to Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons to begin with and the story that I was most looking forward to reading in the series. I mean, with a title like “When He Was Wicked”? Well, I knew I simply couldn’t pass it up. Although I really liked this, surprisingly, it’s not my favorite of the series. That honor is still tied between the breathtaking, fairy tale romance An Offer From a Gentleman and the sweet, wh [...]

    2. My Review:This, the 6th installment of the Bridgerton series, is so different from the rest of the stories that it took me by surprise – a pleasant surprise. Having read and found the previous books lighter, funnier reads, I hadn’t expected to find this one much different. If there was ever any question as to Ms. Quinn’s ability to write a more intense, deeper story, When He Was Wicked has answered it with a resounding yes! When He Was Wicked is the story of Michael Stirling, Rake Extraord [...]

    3. This book recounts the age-old tale of falling in love with your best friend's girlbut what happens when you get your chance at her hand, albeit at the loss of your best friend through his untimely death?This is a beautiful Regency romance on grief, loss, and moving on. I've read and mostly loved all the books featuring the Bridgerton family, and this is the book I return to time after time because I think it is the best in the series. It is written in your typical inestimable Julia Quinn style, [...]

    4. 4.5 STARSI loved this. I haven't read this series in order, I think I've read Sophie's story, but that's it. I've been told that the Bridgertons are entwined throughout the series so it's best read in order. But I gotta tell you, I loved this anyways and never felt I was lost or not privy to previous developments. I do plan on reading the rest of the series and only wish they're as good as this one.So, Michael Stirling. The man had my attention from the first page. His forbidden love and acutely [...]

    5. After four long years of mourning her beloved husband Francesca Bridgerton Stirling is finally going back into society. Still young, she feels the longing to be a mother, and has decided to find herself a husband. But when her husband’s cousin and once her close friend returns, her simple plan seems to fly out the window.Michael Stirling has been in love with Francesca for many years, and after the sudden death of his cousin, his life was turned upside down. Feeling he was betraying his cousin [...]

    6. Ahh Julia Quinn, the best comfort read out there. Not only is this an excellent comfort read but it’s comfort with a surprising twist. I had to check more than once that I was reading a Juia Quinn and not Lisa Kleypas whose steam scenes can be a whole lot steamier than Quinn’s. This book was fantastic!Filled with emotion that starts out simmering and ends up ready to firecracker high in the sky, here’s the story of Francesca Bridgerton and Michael Stirling friends/cousins through Francesca [...]

    7. This is definitely the most intense of the Bridgerton series that I've read so far. Francesca Bridgerton is Michael's ultimate "Jessie's Girl." He has been completely in love with her since the first time he met her. She is his cousin's (who is like a brother to him) wife. He never tries to win her, or even wish for her, but has resigned himself to bitter acceptance and self hatred for secretly wanting his cousin's wife. He tamps all his feelings down and is ashamed of himself.Well, the cousin d [...]

    8. Muy bonito, aunque el final quizás algo precipitado, y me hubiera gustado un epílogo de ellos dos y que ella reaccionara antes.

    9. This one is one of the very best in the series, surpassed only by Colin and Penelope's story in my opinion.Francesca has always been strangely absent in this series. It's been four years since I read the first books but if I'm not mistaken she's only been mentioned but is never actually there until her own book. I see now that there is a reason for that. Francesca doesn't really fit in with the rest of the Bridgertons. Her personality is different, I would say she's more serious or at least more [...]

    10. 3.5 stars I really loved the first part of the book and I absolutely adored the hero, Michael. I did like Francensca in the beginning as well; it was the last pages that changed my opinion of hers. Phrases like "I don't know what I want", "I don't want to think about it", "I don't want to decide on that now" were her train of thought for much longer than I was willing to accept and forgive. Like an ostrich, she hid her head in the ground and willfully refused to see or think about the truth. I c [...]

    11. Preparations necessary when reading When He Was Wicked:Materials needed:bucket of ice -to douse the heathandkerchief -to wipe off the sweatblood pressure cuff and heart rate monitor -to monitor if your BP and pulse are still in safe levelsguardian angel -to prevent infection of wickednessoptional:handcuffs -to prevent being wickedsedative -to reduce excitementPreferential reading temperature:20° or lower -things can get hotPrecautions:(1) Breathe slowly. (Especially when approaching Chapter 17) [...]

    12. *Fanning myself*Goodness. This book should get two stars from me, but here's an interesting fact; Michael Stirling rates an entire star on his own. I found myself frustrated with Francesca's behavior. It's not that I couldn't understand it, just that it dragged on for far too long. I've noticed that a propensity to draw out a story is one of the weaknesses in Quinn's writing. This isn't the only book of hers I've read that had me heaving a sigh, rolling my eyes, and uttering -But if you can get [...]

    13. One of - if not THE - best of the Bridgerton series, this is a bit darker in tone than most of the others. I listened to the audiobook version, narrated by Simon Prebble, who does an absolutely wonderful job. I don't have time to write a full review at the moment, but perhaps one day

    14. 2.5 starsThis bookwas slow.I didn't really find it as exciting as the rest of the Bridgerton series (n i've read them all.)Even though it did have the family's trilling flavour, the book lacked JQ's usual sarcastic humour and chemistryough I guess the treasure hunting was supposed to make up for it.All in all an OK READ.

    15. This is the ninth Quinn I've read, and always after finishing one of her books I've thought, well, that was quite nice and clever and well-written. There have been some books of hers I've rated two stars. There were quite a few I thought were good, solid three star reads, and then there wasRomancing Mister Bridgerton, which had many elements I loved. I consider it a favorite but not a five star read. All in all, while I've liked and enjoyed Julia Quinn's books, I never really got the hype until [...]

    16. hmmmm. I'm very torn on the rating.This is my first JQ novel and not sure if it was the novel I picked or JQ that is not my style.Don't get me wrong I'm not saying she's a bad writer. She has legions of fans. I'm just not quite sure she's for me. Perhaps I should try one of her more humorous novels before giving up.The setup here was quite realistic in many ways and I was drawn into the first half. The loss of the heroine's first husband and hero's best friend/cousin was dealt with well. The fir [...]

    17. A ver cómo me explico Estaba entre tres y cuatro estrellas. Desde luego, no parece de la serie Bridgerton porque apenas hay toques de humor, salvo cuando aparece Colinalsdkjfñalskjdgañsldkfas o la madre. Pero el tema me ha parecido interesante. Yo, que soy más rancia que las protagonistas de estas novelas y no me dejaría comer el tetamen así de buenas a primeras, me he puesto muy en la piel de Francesca. Puede cansar su actitud, es cierto, sobre todo SPOILER una vez que hay tema (y qué te [...]

    18. ***3.5 ¿Francesca eres una Bridgerton? Stars***Mi libro favorito de esta serie sigue siendo el de Daphne y Simon y mi pareja favorita la de Colin y Penélope y mi amor de la vida Colin.Reconozco que es un libro diferente a los demás es más emocional a la pobre Francesca le pasó de todo perdió a su marido a los dos años de estar casada y también su embarazo, pero no sé porque no pude conectar con ella, tal vez será porque casi no salió en los anteriores libros por ser tan diferente a su [...]

    19. He disfrutado mucho de esta relectura; creo que más incluso que la primera vez que leí la novela, que fue hace tanto que guardaba un recuerdo un poco difuso; ni siquiera tenía claro quién era Francesca más allá de ser "la Bridgerton menos Bridgerton". Pero ahora me he reencontrado con ella y con Michael y su preciosa y original historia y me ha encantado hacerlo ♥

    20. This was by far my favorite book of this series, and it's not even close. Honestly, when I started these books, I was looking forward to this one so muchjust based on the title. Yep. Because oh I do love the wicked ones. But, confession, I have yet to truly love and connect to any book in this series. There is something about the writing (the over use of certain words) and the pacing that has made these books ones I can set down for days before getting back to. And I can't read them back to back [...]

    21. El único comentario que voy a hacer es: Michel es escocés, y los protagonistas escoceses no decepcionan. A Francesca un sacudon le daba yo para que se avive un poco. En fin, poca conexión con esta Bridgerton, pero todo mi cariño para el señor Stirling.

    22. I had two primary concerns going into When He Was Wicked: 1) I was curious to see what Quinn would do with a heroine who GASP isn't a virgin!!1 and 2) I was pretty sure she'd never given more than like five minutes thought to Francesca until it was time to write this book.Francesca was (prior to this book and following it, honestly) the Invisible Bridgerton. I'm fairly certain that she's only ever present in a scene once in the previous five books, and that's a scene wherein Simon Bassett can't [...]

    23. “You have to say it,” he said. “If you feel it, then you have to say it. I’m a greedy bastard and I want it all.”She looked up at him, her eyes bright. “I love you.”Michael touched her cheek. “I have no idea what I did to deserve you,” he said.“You didn’t have to do anything,” she whispered. “You just had to be.”*whimpers* Sorry. My heart needs a moment to deal with the sudden onslaught of feels.When He Was Wicked was without a doubt the most emotionally draining of t [...]

    24. LOVED IT!!!This one definitely had a different feel than the previous books in the series. It's a bit darker, deals with the lovely Francesca Bridgerton and her newly wed husband, John KilMartin of only 2 years, when he complains of a headache, goes to take a sleep, and never wakes upThe surprising thing about this story was that Francesca and John are happily passionately in love with each other, when tradegy strikes, so your heart really breaks for her. Shockingly, your heart breaks for Michea [...]

    25. .'Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Cousins Wife'.Straight away with this chapter of the Bridgerton series you notice how different it is from the prior. Firstly there is the very noticble lack of Bridgerton family presence. Also, there has never been any real mention of Francesca in the past books. I dont even remember her being married but apparently that happened also. Thinking back over the Brigerton Series to write these reviews I realised this was one of my favourites.Francesca (Frannue) is happily [...]

    26. Tristemente esta serie esta decayendo, aquí leí más del 70% en diagonal, ya para el final es que se pone un poquito más interesante, me faltan las historias de dos hermanos, no estoy muy animada para leerlas.

    27. This is a beautiful and touching book. Michael and Francesca's story was not as lighthearted as the other Bridgerton sibling's books. While I did get frustrated with Francesca at times, overall, I was so engaged in both characters that any frustration was overshadowed by the delight of seeing their relationship develop. This is how lovers should begin, by building on a friendship, and letting the rest come naturally. Although this was a heartbreaking story at times, I do want to mention that the [...]

    28. me ha encantado. Michael y Francesca me han encantado y, como no, la aparición de Colin es LOVE. He tenido unos ratos de risa (view spoiler)[ cuando Colin habla con Michael en el club, me moría de risa. Y el momento en la biblioteca con Francesca me partía de risa con los dos (hide spoiler)]Los Bridgerton son encantadores

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