Review: Wicked in His Arms by Stacy Reid

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

I have been having a real hard time finding a book to get into lately. Since I started working it has been a lot harder to find the time, and energy, to sit down and devote brain cells to concentrate.

I must say that this book had a weird beginning, odd middle, and some emotional turmoil towards the end, and then, our full blown cheesy ending which I love in these kinds of books! One of my main issues though, per usual, is how quickly Livvie and Tobias knocked boots. Seriously? She is supposed to be strong willed, spirited, and intelligent. And he is supposed to be cold, and unfeeling. Surely BOTH of them could hold their “lust” in. I mean, I just don’t get that situation. Like oh that excuses either of them. Whatever.

Anyways, Livvie’s character develops throughout the book, and I did like her friendship with Francie, Tobias’s sister, but it took me a while to really start enjoying the book. I still don’t like the conflict with Livvie’s brother.

There was a point in the book where Livvie said that Tobias was comparing her to a wart, which was probably the highlight of this one for me. Yes, relationships are like warts, lol.

Anyways, I guess overall it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. I definitely remember enjoying the first Wedded by Scandal book more than this one.

Grade: 3 stars

Review copy borrowed from our local library

About the book:

Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess.
Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female—unconventional, too decisive, and utterly without decorum. But passion ignites between them and they are discovered. Honor demands they wed, and while Tobias finds himself unwillingly drawn to the bewitching beauty, he must do everything not to tempt the passion that burns in him for her, lest it leads to disastrous consequences.