The Wicked Cousin Sebastian Audley has spent years setting every city in Europe by the ears and keeping the scandal sheets in profit Word that he is finally returning to London becomes the hottest topic of the Season a

  • Title: The Wicked Cousin
  • Author: Stella Riley
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  • Page: 209
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  • Sebastian Audley has spent years setting every city in Europe by the ears and keeping the scandal sheets in profit Word that he is finally returning to London becomes the hottest topic of the Season and casts numerous young ladies many of whom have never seen him into a fever of anticipation.Cassandra Delahaye is not one of them In her opinion, love affairs and duelsSebastian Audley has spent years setting every city in Europe by the ears and keeping the scandal sheets in profit Word that he is finally returning to London becomes the hottest topic of the Season and casts numerous young ladies many of whom have never seen him into a fever of anticipation.Cassandra Delahaye is not one of them In her opinion, love affairs and duels, coupled with a reputation for never refusing even the most death defying wager, suggest that Mr Audley is short of a brain cell or two And while their first, very unorthodox meeting shows that perhaps he isn t entirely stupid, it creates other reservations entirely.Sebastian finds dodging admiring females and living down his reputation for reckless dare devilry a full time occupation He had known that putting the past behind him in a society with an insatiable appetite for scandal and gossip would not be easy But what he had not expected was to become the target of a former lover s dangerous obsession or to find himself falling victim to a pair of storm cloud eyes.

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    1. 4.3 starsAfter his twin brother died and his father smothered him trying to keep him from any danger, Sebastian broke the chains to live a wild and carefree life. Now that he is a little older and wiser, he just wishes all the fervor from his younger exploits would die down. Cassandra is less than impressed with all the stories about their wicked "cousin" but when she actually meets the man, she finds herself singing a different tune.  Fourth in the Rockliffe series, The Wicked Cousin focuses o [...]

    2. 4.5 stars rounded upThe Wicked Cousin is the fourth book in Stella Riley’s Rockliffe series of historical romances set in Georgian England, in which she once again presents readers with a gorgeous hero, an admirable heroine and a well-written, strongly developed romance that simmers with sexual tension and is deliciously, well, romantic. Add to that a delightful cast of familiar secondary characters, witty dialogue, wonderfully written friendships and a gently bubbling secondary romance with g [...]

    3. Just listening to Alex Wyndham say, "The Wicked Cousin" as the book begins is worth an Audible credit. Seriously, though, this is a wonderful story, with intriguing characters, luscious romance, and a bit of adventure. Alex Wyndham's performance is, once again, superb.

    4. Not sure what happened with this book. It pulled me in and I couldn’t stop reading until I was done. And no it wasn’t a short book that I could actually read in one gulp. Took me a day. A day I was supposed to be off working. But I couldn’t stop reading. And . . . well . . .This is both the fourth Stella Riley book I’ve read, and fourth book in the Rockliffe series. A series I started reading in 2014. In my last review I noted I’d read 11 books by the author of the book I had read, all [...]

    5. I absolutely love Stella Riley’s Rockliffe series and THE WICKED COUSIN is another wonderful addition to the series. At its heart is a gentle, heart-warming, funny and beautifully written, traditional love story.Ms. Riley drew me into the story from the first page with a powerful and heart-breaking Prologue. I could feel the eight-year-old Sebastian’s intense feelings of pain, guilt, anger and bewilderment, following the loss of his beloved twin brother, Theo. His family do not realise just [...]

    6. I couldn’t wait to read the story. I loved-loved the previous books in the series. All three of them were 5-star reads for me. And maybe that was my problem- high expectation because, sadly, I couldn’t connect with either the story or its main characters. I felt an indifferent observer of the developing romance. The plot felt too long, flat and I was bored. Even the infusion of external force didn’t help. The portrayal of the obsessed, “fatal attraction”-like OW felt over-the-top, almo [...]

    7. The Prologue to The Wicked Cousin, the fourth in Stella Riley’s magnificent Georgian Rockliffe series, is moving and poignant, and sets the scene for the string of events which will forever change Sebastian Audley's life. As the story unfolds and we learn more about the life of this charismatic character, I fell for him hook, line and sinker.On a scorching August day in 1757 when he was eight years old, Sebastian Audley’s life changed. And though he didn’t know it, that change was to last [...]

    8. I've given this an A+ for narration (duh!) and an A- for content at AudioGals.Those two names up there in the review title should be enough to tell you why you need to go and buy this audiobook at once. The combination of Ms. Riley’s wonderfully intelligent writing and Mr. Wyndham’s extraordinary skills as a narrator is always a delight to experience, and in The Wicked Cousin, book four in the author’s Rockliffe series of Georgian-set romances, both author and narrator are at the top of th [...]

    9. This is fourth in a series and characters from previous books pop up like ugly dolls in a jack-in-the-box warehouse in an earthquake. So read the others first. Or don't because then you might feel obliged to read this one and that's just so not worth it.I had hopes after The Player turned out so well. Sadly, not so. We're back to the problem with The Mésalliance where the bad guys are venal and stupid and only ever have success through luck (i.e. authorial manipulation). It doesn't help that Ca [...]

    10. A new Stella Riley at the end of May, oh, I'm so excited! I LOVE her Rockcliffe books.******4.5 stars rounded up because I love her work and the writing is beautiful as always.I really enjoyed this book, as I do all Stella Riley books I've read in the Rockcliffe series. I will say that this was probably my least favourite of the four so far, but that isn't to say it isn't a really enjoyable book. She is such a lovely writer. The hero, Sebastian, has come back to London after being overseas for a [...]

    11. I was somewhat disappointed by this fourth entry in the Rockcliffe saga. The romance was sweet and the characters appealing and the writing was better than competent, but it was a rather bland story, uneventful and uninspired. It's a character-driven story with not very remarkable characters, no angst, only mild romantic warm fuzzies, and not much of a plot. Mostly it seemed like a vehicle to keep us in touch with the characters of the first three books and to whet our interest in a future roman [...]

    12. 3.5 to 4 stars for this fourth book in the Rockliffe Georgian series. I think out of all four this one is my favourite so far. Sebastian's life changed suddenly when his (older) twin brother died when they were children. Suddenly as the only male heir, Sebastian became victim to his father's extra overprotective feelings, while he also tried to deal with the loss of his loved twin. Eventually Sebastian rebelled against his father's strictures and limitations, and once he finished university he w [...]

    13. I don't like this one.A silly story with a weak hero who done nothing except did lots of pranks and sleep through every women in Europe including other men wives!!One of them made into this story too much, in fact as much as the heroine.Silly girl, what did she saw in him?The weakest hero in the series and the stars rating is for previous H/h who appeared quite a lot here:)Oh I skim lots of pages too, sigh

    14. I've given this a B+ at All About Romance. You can read my full length review here: The Wicked Cousin (Rockliffe, #4)The Wicked Cousin starts off on a high note with a superb prologue that’s both gripping and moving, and introduces us to the book’s eponymous hero, Sebastian Audley. The story loses steam somewhat after the principals fall in love, but fortunately, Ms. Riley’s terrific writing elevates this rather basic love story from ordinary to extraordinary. Although our handsome hero is [...]

    15. 4.5 "Unlikely Dare Devil Match" Stars for the story and 5 Stars for the narration!The Wicked Cousin is another win for Stella Riley!  Having thoroughly enjoyed the prior books in this series, I jumped at the chance to listen to The Wicked Cousin and was once again impressed with Ms. Riley's talent for writing characters that her readers/listeners are certain to fall in love with.  Additionally, Alex Wyndham's narration is superb as always making this a title best enjoyed in audio format.  Alt [...]

    16. I always like it when the hero is just mad in love with the heroine. Just gone. This is one of those books.Loved seeing all the other couples from the previous books ally around Audley as he deals with an obsessive ex who is determined to make sure that if she can't him no one else will. Also enjoyed that Cassandra trusted her guy.Great story, good structure, nice amount of suspense without going overboard. Also the personalities of the characters just leap off the page.Listened to in audio and [...]

    17. It is tragic: I have finished the last of the Rockeliffe books. I enjoyed them all immensely. The jury is still out on which one I liked best. This last one might turn out to be my least favorite because of the villain. The crazy sister in one of the other books I could take, but the obsessed ex was a little too much for me. Apart from that it was equally good. I loved the couple and I loved meeting everybody else again. I love the world the author created and am very sad I am now cast out and w [...]

    18. 4.5 stars. Just as with all the others in this series, I loved it. It took me a very long time to read because I was on vacation during the holidays and hardly left my house without company in the car with me but whenever I could, I was volunteering to drive places just so I could listen to a bit of my book.Great characters, an engaging storyline and swoon-worthy romance alone would keep me coming back to this series. However, not going to lie, I'd listen for the delicious voice and stellar perf [...]

    19. Wept with disappointment. Another story with obsessive cartoon villains, another mad woman. So many characters were wonderful and I loved Sebastian to pieces, but the fatal attraction plot was just stupid and then that weird stuff between Nick and Madeleine. I am disappointed beyond belief. Had the author written it differently, say it was Blanche who was trying to ruin Sebastian's reputation out of fury and jealousy, well that would've been interesting! Why have the hateful older sister and the [...]

    20. I enjoyed meeting up again with some of my favorite characters from Riley's earlier novels, but this one didn't capture my interest as much. Good to read as part of the Rockcliffe series, but I wouldn't recommend is one as an intro to Riley's work.

    21. I really like Stella Riley's smart historicals. Going to eventually get my hands on this.In the meantime, saved this review to re-read afterward: dearauthor/book-reviews/ov

    22. 4 starsbut mainly for the excellent writing and the cast of characters from previous books. I had hoped all along that this book was going to be about Nicholas and Madeleine but it was not to be (next book according to Stella Riley blog). However, it was these glimpses of the Duke of Rockcliffe, his brother Nicholas and all the others that I seemed most interested in. That being said, I found both Sebastian and Cassie to be likeable characters although it didn't seem like it took much for Sebast [...]

    23. Just lovely. You couldn't spot the fact there was a 20 year gap in the books around the characters. They were woven seamlessly into the narrative (perhaps a tad too many) and the story itself was quick paced and with deft dialogue. I just love the writing by Riley in this genre.

    24. 4 1/2 stars. I've enjoyed Cassie throughout this series and was looking forward to her story. Very well done. Sebastian was an interesting, and eventually, lovable character. Definitely a great romance (in spite of his past coming back to bite quite a bit!)

    25. 4.5 I love this book. Well, until near the end, where I felt like it dragged a bit. I wasn't impressed with the concluding pages. It felt a bit disappointing. I think the conflict with Miranda was a bit dragged out. I'm essentially in love with 85% of the book, the other 15% being Miranda's prolonged villainy. I just thought the conclusion to her meddling was a bit of a letdown. She became a bit cartoonish. My other gripe with this story is the character dump. I don't remember Madeleine and Aris [...]

    26. Audiobook ReviewStella Riley continues to entertain with humor, providing the reader with a window seat into the antics of men and women who eventually come to terms with what society demands of them.I enjoy the subtle fun-making author Riley weaves into the plot. Narrator Alex Wyndham’s marvelous job in nailing down the perfect voice for each character, pulls the story together, delighting any connoisseur who wants to read/listen to a ‘damn good story’!We get to reacquaint ourselves with [...]

    27. And I'm done with this author. She really can't write or do research apparently. The characters were all wooden goody two-shoes - except for the stereotypical female sociopath antagonist, there was constant "women went this way to gossip, men went that way to discuss" stuff (drives me mental), and when she tried to pretend that she knew something about chess, I gave up (Kasparov is a late-20th century, still living chess master - not someone who had a chess set named after him in the 18th centur [...]

    28. Definitely not the best of the bunch. The conflict was silly - a vengeful ex-mistress. There really was nothing much going on with the hero and heroine. Many times it seemed as if Stella Riley wanted to have all her characters from the previous books have some airtime in this installment, so certain scenes felt unnecessary and cluttered. Still - if you have a soft heart for this series, especially the Duke and Duchess - then you cannot help but enjoy this anyway, which I did.

    29. Poor Sebastian, who is trying to demonstrate to society that he has turned over a new leaf, is pursued by a former mistress who is obsessed by him. This endangers Cassandra, the woman he now wants to marry. I thought the plot set-up was solid, although the resolution is rather scattered - some one is given a sound scolding, hair is cut off and then there is a shooting, It was good to see Cassandra at least attempting to rescue herself.

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