Published by HQN on March 27, 2018
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She’s too prim
Lilah Holcutt dislikes Constantine Moreland from the moment she meets him. He may be handsome, but he’s frivolous, rash, impulsive and, worst of all, a flirt. Now that Con’s twin brother has married Lilah’s best friend, she’s seeing way more of Con than she’d like. And when Con’s sisters are inexplicably kidnapped, Lilah’s own curiosity and stubbornness get the better of her, and she finds herself swept into Con’s investigation.
He’s indifferent to propriety
Con knows that Lilah hates him—he just wishes she weren’t so devastatingly beautiful, that he weren’t so attracted to her. Especially since they’re working closely together to solve the kidnapping, an adventure that leads them to Lilah’s peculiar childhood home, Barrow House, which sits atop an ancient fen and features an eerie maze on its grounds.
They’ll have to join together to conquer a sinister force
The more Con and Lilah uncover, the more they’re convinced that the answers lie buried deep within Barrow House—answers to a mystery darker than either of them could ever have realized.
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
His Wicked Charm is the sixth book in The Mad Morelands series by Candace Camp. You don’t need to read the other books in the series to fully understand and enjoy this one.
Where does one begin to describe this book? One word springs to mind…Unique. There I was expecting a regular romance then I was happily surprised when psychic abilities came into play. From the very mention of one of the character’s visions, I was absolutely hooked.
That vision was of Con’s sisters and mother being kidnapped. Con is the hero of our story. He is one of twin brothers, and his twin recently married Lilah’s best friend. Lilah is the heroine of the story. Lilah and Con do not get on. When they find out about the kidnapping Lilah insists on helping Con find the women which in turn has them spending enough time together to realise that perhaps they have both missed the finer qualities of each other. When it later comes to light that Lilah herself is in danger from somebody looking for her key, a key that she has no idea about, it takes her and Con to her family home in order to do some searching.
While searching for the key, which is like a needle in a haystack, they open up a whole can of worms with regards to what they discover about her family, and about supernatural forces seemingly attached to the property. What they discover and how they discover it made for a fascinating read, then add to that the developing romance between Lilah and Con and you have the perfect story. Do they find the key, what is it for, and why are people willing to kill for it? This book has it all, and I absolutely can’t fault it.