The Wicked Lover Book Summary and Study Guide

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Berkley, Feb 2004, 13.00
ISBN: 042519406X

Robert “Dove” Dovenby finds his lover Lady Grenham burning up his wardrobe in a bonfire that will make them the talk of the town. She angrily accuses him of cheating on her with some strumpet. Dove deals with her actions with an aplomb considering he knows this will be a cold winter without his bedmate or his coat.
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Disasters come in three with the third inside his townhouse. There a lady and a young man are tied up. The gentleman explains that they are in Dove's bedroom to steal an item of clothing in order to win a wager, but were caught and tied up by Lady Grenham. Dove realizes the gentleman, who claims to be George White, is actually a lady.

Countess Sylvie Georgiana barely stays alive by destroying men. Her current assignment is to obtain Dove's secrets so that treason can be proven and he will subsequently be hung. However, he is not a peaceful dove idly letting her take her best shot. All changes when love shakes up both participants.

THE WICKED LOVER is a Georgian romance that starts off wildly when Dove returns home to the fiery ire of his mistress. The story line never slacks off until the final vows of love as the duo duel in a fabulous cat and dove game in which his enemies want him dead. Though Dove's cool rivals that of Fonzie, he realizes that he has loved Sylvie ever since she was a “young lad” while she struggles with caring for someone when her life has been that of the ultimate survivor player.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   spies

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   spy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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