Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1) by Sarah MacLean

Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1)

When Wicked Comes Calling...When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She's seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won't accept a marriage without it.The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain...Bastard son of a duke and king of London's dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spi...

Details Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1)

TitleWicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1)
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1)

  • Sarah MacLean
    Well, I mean, obviously I like it. I'm thrilled to tell you that WICKED & THE WALLFLOWER is finished and ready for bookstores -- and coming your way June 19, 2018! This is a new series -- spun off of all my other series (you'll see the Fallen Angel and the Singing Sparrow again!) -- set in Covent Garden and featuring my Bareknuckle Bastards--three siblings who run a variety of businesses (some more legal than others) in the dark corners of Londo...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Felicity Faircloth is clinging to the edges of respectability and she is tired of it. Deciding to show her former friends that she is just as good, if not better than them, she tells a little white lie and claims she is betrothed to the Duke of Marwick.Devil has never been respectable and doesn't care. What he do...
  • Esther
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Rating-3.5I rated in four stars, but I might notch it down to a three. Still processing this read.Not my favorite of SM.RTC
  • Bobs (Reader Unbound)
    Haven't read anything from Sarah Maclean in a while now, so I look forward to hopping back on that train!Also gave the book 5 stars, cause I saw it has a 1-star average rating. Come on people, its just not right to give a book a bad rating without even reading it?!
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    Not my favorite from Sarah MacLean. The story and romance were too slow and didn’t pick up until the last third of the novel. I felt for the heroine and her struggles, but I didn’t connect with her or the hero at all. I’m still intrigued with the overall story about the siblings and am absolutely dying for a certain couple to get their book. The series has great potential and I’m looking forward to the sequels!Full review to come!Thanks t...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Love, Love, LOVED!!!! From beginning to end. I’m giddy from how amazing this story was! Review to come!
  • Amanda Villhauer
    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway, and in doing my part here is my review. 🧐This book was great! I’m already wondering what’s going to happen with the rest of the gang!! I loved Felicity and her independence. To me she was just the perfect female lead, I don’t think I’ve liked one as much as her. And devil? 😱💕😉 you’re in for a treat with him! Their chemistry was sizzling! Without giving to much away, Felicity and ...
  • Ali
    Wow. Just, wow.I'll be honest here, I didn't think MacLean would be able to bring me to the level of reading enjoyment she did with Duchess. That was such a special book for me and I, admittedly, went into Wicked and the Wallflower thinking it would be good (as all Sarah's books are) but probably not as great. Girl...I was wrong. So, so wrong.Felicity absolutely was perfect. Fiesty, funny and such a fighter. She was the exact right counterpart to...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Cannot wait for the next. RTC
  • Irisheyz77
    I've loved MacLean's books ever since I read her debut YA novel, The Season. I love how her heroines are always smart and strong women and her heroes, while alpha males, aren't total assholes. I also love how MacLean's characters all link together in her various series. Each new series is unique to itself but its always fun seeing cameos from past beloved characters as it really helps to flesh out this world she has created. In her newest, Wicked...
  • Aila
    4.5 starsAnd Sarah MacLean does it again! WICKED AND THE WALLFLOWER was wholly intoxicating, as Felicity and Devil's story grabbed me from the first chapter. I LOVE seeing a strong, seemingly-evil (he's not, I promise) man get on his knees for the woman he loves. And got dang, Felicity is definitely a heroine I could relate to. This is certainly an amazing start to the Bareknuckle Bastards series, and I cannot wait to see where MacLean goes next ...
  • Pj Ausdenmore
    How does she do it, time after time? A dark, sexy hero and one of my all-time favorite heroines in a story that's going straight to my keeper shelf. Longer review will be posted upon release of the book.ARC received from publisher.
  • Cynthia
    A lovely start to the series! It kind of reminds me Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, one of my favourite Sarah McLean's!full review at some point!
  • Ang
    I'm trying not to be hyperbolic here, but...fuck it. This might be the best romance novel I have ever read. It was absolute perfection, every damn word. I've always been a stan for Sarah MacLean, since her first romance series, so I've always been sure she's a good romance writer. But I'm not kidding, this is another level. She has discussed very seriously at various times her rewriting a bunch of the main male character (Devil/Devon) to take con...
  • FV Angela
    Absolutely loved. Review to come.
  • Kate
    This review was copied from my romance novel review blog: romanticallyinclinedreviews.blogspot.comYes. Yes. Yes. Yes.I thought I’d been reading a lot of good books lately, but Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean has me realizing they were all trash! Just kidding, of course. But seriously, I’ve read Sarah MacLean’s work before and even that pales in comparison to the insanely amazing, spell-binding novel that is Wicked and the Wallflo...
  • V
    Why I chose this book:I enjoy reading Regency romance novels on occasion and hadn't read one in a while. Perusing Goodreads led me to this upcoming release, and my request for a review copy was granted.ReviewFelicity Faircloth seeks an advantageous marriage, but falls in love with an unsuitable man.One does not read romance novels, especially Regency romances, to find out what happens to the characters. No. In fact, if the author does not provide...
  • Christina
    This book is hands down, one of the best historical romance novels I've ever read in my life. I couldn't put the book down; but at the same time I found myself wanting to slow down and savor every word so that the book would never end. I've always thought that Sarah MacLean was one of the best romance authors in the business right now, but this book really took me to new highs. The writing was powerful, eloquent, and teeming with passion and long...
  • Samantha
    In my opinion Sarah MacLean is the queen of historical romance and this book is the perfect example why. Wicked and the Wallflower, the first book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series, was a completely flawless historical romance. First off, the premise of these three half-brothers who are all bastards really worked for me. Mostly because their shared past while tragic is so intriguing and complex and I couldn't get enough of it. Second, I loved th...
  • Jessica
    I received an advance copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Y'all, this is Sarah MacLean at the top of her game. Sinister hero who finds he's capable of love. Spinster heroine who refuses to settle and sacrifice herself for the good of others. Enough detail about the ice trade that I want to go read extensively on it. Felicity Faircloth is a rarity in romance, a woman who used to be a ballroom queen and then, after season after sea...
  • Kat Stone Underwood
    I knew I was going to love this book as I've yet to find a flaw with Sarah MacLean's romances. Unlike most of her other heros who are "dark" but still generally upstanding members of society, Devil is all darkness and sin (in the best way, of course). As are the other Bareknuckle Bastards. I don't often try to guess which of the side characters will be featured next, but everyone was so intriguing I couldn't help but to do so. I'm so excited for ...
  • Meredith
    Wickedly Good! The plot is tried and true, and utterly predicable but the Characters are really likable and different. Felicity is a treasure of uniqueness with her disdain for the popular crowd and her love of picking locks. Devil is a welcome change, he is a criminal living outside of Mayfair and not apart of society. His shaved head and scared face just make him fun to root for! The Author did a great job setting up the characters for future b...
  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    As per usual, Sarah MacLean's new book is a delight. She forms a large part of the list of authors whom I plan my reading year around. Wicked and the Wallflower was as fun and sexy as her previous novels, but with a darker twist that only adds to its dimensions.While you could tell that this was the first book in the series, it takes MacLean a minute to get her bearings underneath these new characters, the second half of the book more than made u...
  • Lauren
    4.5 stars rounded up. This is one of my favorite Sarah MacLean books second only to Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. Felicity is an unpredictable heroine, which makes reading about her journey to embrace the darkness of Devil’s world even more interesting. She refuses to comply with societal standards, while also turning romance tropes on their heads. The drama, angst and OMG the sexual tension between Felicity and Devil make this a s...
  • Gabi Grace
    *I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.*I have enjoyed some of Maclean's other works, so I was delighted to receive this book. The story started off rather slowly. I felt like there was a lot of repetition that was not needed. However once Felicity and Devil started spending time together, the story picked up. Felicity is a spunky heroine with a fun talent, Devil is a scarred, protective hero, and their banter was a lot of fun. All things I l...
  • Marcella Hartwell
    Sarah MacLean totally made me cry!Ok, so there is this big external plot wherein our hero Devil promises Lady Felicity to help her land a duke to wed in order to fulfill his own plans of vengeance. There’s clandestine meetings and vows of revenge and all sorts of good dramatic stuff. And I found it very exciting and page turning, but it’s not what hooked me. Essentially, at the heart of this book, is a story of worth.Are you worthy of love? C...