Too Wicked to Kiss (Gothic Love Stories #1) by Erica Ridley

Too Wicked to Kiss (Gothic Love Stories #1)



From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait…


Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have killed in cold blood. Initially, his towering presence and brusque manner instill fear… until his seductive attentions and unexpected vulnerability conquer her resistance.

But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?

My Review:

This is a newly revised re-edited and remastered edition of a previously published book.

Erica Ridley is the master of giving us something different. This is a historical romance with a twist. There is a paranormal element to the heroine in that she gets visions when she touches someone. The only person who doesn’t trigger her gift is the hero.

Evangaline is running from her cruel, murderous stepfather she puts her fate in the life of her mother’s childhood friend, Lady Stratford. Unbeknownst to her Lady Stratford is aware of Evangeline’s gift and wishes to use this to her advantage by having Evangaline help to trap Lioncroft into marrying Lady Lioncroft’s daughter.

When one of the guests is murdered at the house party, all eyes turn to Lioncroft as the suspect, but Evangaline has her doubts. There is more to the enigmatic man than meets the eye, and she finds herself enlisted to track down the actual killer.

This was an excellent read, full of twists and turns with a slow-burn romance that develops beautifully.  I’m excited about where this series will take me, and knowing Ms Ridley’s skill, I’m sure I will enjoy the ride.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

#Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.


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