Slightly Wicked by Mary Balogh
Slightly Wicked
A Novel

Rannulf's Story

With his laughing eyes and wild, rakish good looks, Lord Rannulf Bedwyn is a hard man to resist. To Judith Law, a woman in need of rescue when the stagecoach in which she is traveling overturns, Rannulf is simply her savior, her dream come true, an heroic stranger with whom she will allow herself one night of reckless passion before she must settle to the dreary life of companion to her wealthy aunt. However, a shock is in store for her when that same stranger turns out to be the eligible, wealthy son of a duke--and when he arrives at Harewood Grange to woo her cousin.

Judith holds firm against all Rannulf's advances, both honorable and otherwise. But then scandal rocks the household and threatens her name and her very liberty, and it is Rannulf who rides to her rescue--bringing all the considerable power and influence of the Bedwyns to her defense.

But can a relationship begun in passion and culminating in gratitude offer them a future together? Can true love grow out of something very slightly wicked...

Dell Paperback, ISBN 0-440-24105-7

Sympathetic characters and scalding sexual tension make the second installment in Balogh's Regency-era Bedwyn family series a truly engrossing read... Balogh's surefooted story possesses an abundance of character and class.
Publishers Weekly

This is the kind of book that one buys romance for, in my opinion. If you like strong characters, an engaging story, and plenty of sexual tension, you will love Slightly Wicked.
Barbara R. Hume in Reader to Reader

Slightly Wicked is an intriguing, utterly captivating tale of love, passion, duty, and honor. Readers will fall in love with Rannulf and Judith... Master storyteller Mary Balogh has penned yet another engrossing, beguiling tale of blazing passion, heart-tugging choices, and deep, abiding love. I highly recommend this wonderful book!
Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today