Book: Some Like It Wicked by Teresa Medeiros
Published by July 2008 by Avon|384 pages
Where I Got It: I borrowed the paperback from the library
Series: Kincaid Highland #1
Genre: Adult Romance/Historical Romance
Some like it dangerous . . .
Highland beauty Catriona Kincaid cares nothing for propriety—or even her own safety—when she storms the grounds of Newgate Prison. Determined to return to Scotland and restore her clan’s honor, she seeks the help of Sir Simon Wescott, a disgraced nobleman and notorious rogue. She is prepared to offer him both wealth and freedom, but she never dreams the wicked rake will be bold enough to demand a far more sensual prize.
Some like it seductive . . .
Simon is shocked to discover the tomboy he met long ago has blossomed into a headstrong temptress. Although he’s sworn off his dreams of becoming a hero, he can’t resist playing knight errant to Catriona’s damsel in distress. Both adventure and peril await them at her Highland home, where they will risk their lives to vanquish her enemies . . . and risk their hearts to discover a passion beyond their wildest dreams.
Romance is one of those genres I always tell myself I’m going to read more of, and yet, it’s one of those genres I never seem to read a lot of. Which is weird, because, for the most part, I’ve really liked a lot of the romances I’ve read. Sadly, this wasn’t the case for Some Like It Wicked, which turned out to be okay for me.
Catriona definitely is what I’d call strong. She’s very determined to make sure the family name and the family land is okay, and she’s willing to do what she has to in order to get it back. She was naive about some things (particularly in regards to Simon), but everything worked out in the end, and it wasn’t actually annoying. In fact, it made sense for Catriona herself. She wasn’t as wild and independent as I thought she’d be, but she did seem to be pretty independent by the end of the book.
And Simon…what can I say about Simon? He definitely redeemed himself by the end of the book, and I actually liked Simon a lot more than I thought, especially where Cat was concerned.
But them together? I liked them together, but only a little. They certainly balance each other out, but I didn’t quite feel them as a couple. They definitely had chemistry, and I wanted to love them together, but I just didn’t.
And it wasn’t as focused on romance as I thought it would be. It was definitely there, but it felt like it was more about Catriona saving her family than anything else. It ended super-happy- which is fine, and I pretty much expected that- but…I don’t know, I just wasn’t enthused with the super-happy ending.
2 stars. I don’t have much to say about Some Like It Wicked. I get why people really like it/love it but it’s not one of my favorites. I’d definitely give another one of her books a try, but not anytime soon.