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A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1)
A Hint of Wicked - Tristan Family, Bk 1
Author: Jennifer Haymore
CAUGHT BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE . . . — Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, has finally moved on. After seven years mourning the loss of her husband, Garrett, at Waterloo, she has married his best friend and heir, Tristan. Sophie gives herself to him body and soul. . . until the day Garrett returns from the Continent, demanding his tit...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446540292
ISBN-10: 0446540293
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Forever
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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rubberducky avatar reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't work for me. The middle 2/3 of it nearly put me to sleep, and there wasn't a single character in it I could really identify with. It's wallpapery, neither of the heroes were fleshed out enough, and I suppose that was so that the reader could be happy with the outcome either way it went, but the end result for me was that I could have cared less. Either one would have been fine for a lackluster romance - which is all this ended up being:P I totally get the whole torn between two lovers thing, and was intrigued with the premise, but I suppose there's no romance in it for me if one of the main characters is in love with two people. I know if it had been the hero who felt like that about two women, it would have hit the wall. Part of it too is that the heroine is so ubiquitous to the plot; her character & actions felt contrived for the sole purpose of making this story all things to all people. If you could get any other sense of her at all from her actions it would be that she's either utterly weak & self-serving, or has no will of her own. Everything came across as a contrivance to get her in bed with two different men, and not even at the same time, which would have at least made it spicy, if nothing else:P And speaking of spice, the sex scenes were decidedly lacking in it... Aside from the opening bondage scene (which never actually does much for me anyway) the love scenes were a little dull.

Grade: C-
Sensuality Rating: R
Lindy67 avatar reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 94 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
When I picked this book up, I was not so sure I would like it. I couldn't put it down, it's very well written. Ms. Haymore is an author to watch out for.
lovelyduchess avatar reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I have to say for a debut book/author I thought it was really really good...I can't wait for the next book. It was a little slow in the middle but not enough for me to put it down. I thought for a 1st book it was good...If you are contemplating getting the book..I say get it and make up your own mind. In my opinion you can't go wrong by buying it...
reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've read the reviews and praise for this book and couldn't wait to get lost in it. I mean a woman in love with two men and doesn't know who to choose is some juicy stuff. Well, for me, it didn't live up to its hype. I found Sophie's character to be lackluster and indecisive. She led these two men on and they let her. Ms. Haymore kept plugging away about how Sophie was always the level headed peacemaker who had to come to a solution.

It took her the whole book to decide and we're supposed to sigh at her declaration? I found it in bad taste for her to have sex with both men. It was really necessary to the story and it seems the author just put it in there to add "spice" to her story.

What really made me mad about this story was the "dumbing down" of Tristan. He vowed to fight for his wife but seemed okay with her inevitable action of sleeping with her husband. WHAT? Where was his backbone? He let Sophie ultimately decide so what's with the declaration of fighting?

Were we supposed to like her first husband? I couldn't stand him or even care about what he'd been through. He was a bully and the fact the Sophie and Tristan allowed this man to treat them like prisoners was ridiculous. I didn't like anything about this book and chances are I won't care about the next one.
brandonsmama avatar reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I totally LOVED this book. I started reading it at 7:30 in the morning and I was done by 10:30 the same night. Pretty good for the mom of a 3 year old! There was just something about this book that made me not want to put it down. I just had to see how it would end. I highly recommend this to anybody and I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel!
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donkeycheese avatar reviewed A Hint of Wicked (Tristan Family, Bk 1) on + 1255 more book reviews
Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, is devastated when she receives the news that her husband Garrett is presumed dead from the Battle of Waterloo. Pregnant, she is consoled by Garrett's cousin and heir, Tristan. She mourns for seven years until he is declared dead, then she marries Tristan. She and Tristan have a wonderful, loving marriage until the day Garrett returns.

Garrett Calton, the Duke of Calton, didn't die in the Battle of Waterloo. However, he was gravely injured and lost much of his memory. He spent many years working as a laborer for a farmer until one day he sees someone from his unit that brings much of the memories crashing back. He immediately leaves the continent to return to his wife Sophie, and to reclaim his title and his lands.

Sophie is torn between both husbands as she loves them both equally. Garrett tosses Tristan from the house and demands Sophie stay away from him lest he kill him. Tristan is determined that Garrett will not take his wife. The two come to blows on many occasions, but something is fishy in the Calton household, and Tristan is determined to get to the bottom of it before his family is hurt. Sophie must choose soon, because it's not just her heart that is at stake.

A HINT OF WICKED is a historical romance that is simply delicious. Steamy love scenes, mystery and just a hint of wickedness will have you begging for more. The pages flowed seamlessly, and the characters were well-fleshed. The ending is action-packed and leaves off rather complicated, which I am sure, the next in the series will pick up from. All in all, an engaging read!


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