Image of Not Wicked Enough (Reforming the Scoundrels)


Image of Not Wicked Enough (Reforming the Scoundrels)

Jewel’s latest addition to her Reforming the Rakes series reinforces her reputation for writing character-driven, subtle, but highly emotional tales readers will take to their hearts.

Lily Wellstone, a wealthy and educated young woman, attempts to comfort her widowed friend by traveling to her brother’s estate. She arrives on a rainy night and encounters the Duke of Mountjoy. Both experience emotional sparks and turmoil. Formerly a farmer, Mountjoy unexpectedly inherited the title when several family members died, and he takes his responsibilities seriously. He finds Lily’s playful personality and sincere efforts to help his sister eye-opening. He realizes that there is more to life than duty. As Lily and Mountjoy spend time together their emotions reach new levels, but is it real or just the magic from a Gypsy medallion? (BERKLEY, Feb., 320 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin