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Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.




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Just Finished Reactions: A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore

A Hint of Wicked - Jennifer Haymore

Hmm. I usually put down my immediate thoughts here. There are too many. I dont even know what I think about it. 

- two dudes one chick...
- breaks cardinal rule of romance novels.
- main plot pretty predictable, but still reads like crack
- actually some of the plot I didn't figure out hence reading so fast, but not thoroughly. 


- some very unusual sex scenes for a historical. I was really curious about if I was right on who the hero was, and so I think this is the first book I skipped them all... maybe I read one hurried sex scene once I had chosen who to root for. 

- it stressed me out not knowing who was the hero. 
- I felt empathy for both heros but I couldnt help think Sophie was trying to have her cake and eat it too. I know it would be hella confusing, having two husbands. I mean I was just the reader and completely bowled over. I don't know if it was rational, but sometimes I just didn't feel bad for Sophie at all. I didn't think she was proactive enough for what the author kept telling us that she was. 

Though overall it was still okay. I mean the plot makes sense to me. Urgh. I uaually rate right away but I dont know what to give this. It's hovering between a two and a three... no its a two... even in the few seconds I just thought about it. How could I forget the neat "oh everything is okay now" ending. what?! 

Now that I have read a bit more reviews of this book and have put my initial thoughts down (which will be cleaned up soon) I think the only thing that interested me was the plot and the idea of two husbands. The characters could have been anyone. That's probably why I didn't read the love scenes. I just didn't care. 

Also posted at my blog, Comp Biblio

Originally posted on GR in Jan 2012