All of her stories are wonderfully written with great attention to detail and a plot that keeps the reader riveted to the pages. Stay tuned for Ms. DeHart flushes out the personalities of the other sleuths, sparking interest in their further adventures. Fans of confectionary cozies will enjoy this lighthearted romp. It warms and captures the attention. Deliciously Wicked is thoroughly engaging.
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Meg Piddington is delightful as the daughter of the chocolate company magnate of Piddington Confectionary. Their ongoing investigation is to try to find out who the Jack of Hearts is -- the daring robber of jewels. But this investigation will have to take a back seat to a more pressing matter. Someone locked Meg and Gareth Mandeville, a factory worker, in a storeroom which has led to a series of problems.
First is the question of Meg's virtue which will certainly leave her ruined in society if anyone finds out she was alone with a man. Second is who stole the specially created treasure boxes designed to boost the sales of the chocolates.
The third but definitely not the last of the problems is why is someone out to pin the blame of the missing boxes on Gareth. Meg fully immerses herself into the investigation of these crimes in order to help prove to her father that even a female heir should be considered as next in line to manage the confectionary. But in order to do that she needs the assistance of none other then the accused, Gareth Mandeville.
Being thrown together with Gareth leaves Meg feeling many things not the least of which is sinfully attracted. He just can't seem to keep his hands off her and even though as a lady she is rue to admit she finds she would like even more then he is offering. Gareth and Meg team up for some deliciously sinful moments. In keeping with the historical romance genre the social strata and expectations were par for the course but she allowed the lady amateur sleuths to strut their stuff.
Can't help wondering, and hoping, if we will be treated to a next installment starring Charlotte and the Jack of Hearts. But admitting as much would destroy her reputation, which gallant Gareth refuses to do. Besides, he believes even prison would be preferable to marriage, which is what their revelation would certainly demand! At last, here's the perfect opportunity for Meg to doff her sleuthing hat to get to the root of the secretive stranger's troubles! Besides, the man sends oh-so-pleasant shivers coursing through her body.
And though heaven may well await in Gareth's embrace, danger may dwell there also…if the determined lady embarks on a grand mission to win his love.
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Heiress Meg Piddington has an unladylike desire—for s London—to help run her family's chocolate factory. While her father recovers from an injury, she pitches in to near-disastrous effect when she gets mysteriously locked in a storage room after hours with the new employee, handsome Gareth Mandeville. Although they escape without being detected, Meg faces a dilemma when Gareth is accused of a theft for which she alone can provide an alibi—but only at the cost of her reputation. Trying to guard the secret of his own background as an impoverished viscount, Gareth insists on serving as Meg's protector as they unravel the clues; stubbornly independent, Meg resists his efforts but can't quiet the attraction sizzling between them. DeHart handles her romance well, but the anemic mystery comes to very little.