Donna’s Review: The Hellion by Christi Caldwell

Posted April 18, 2018 by Felicia S in 2018 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Donna's Reviews, Reviews / 8 Comments

Donna’s Review: The Hellion by Christi CaldwellSource: NetGalley EBook Review

The Hellion by Christi Caldwell

Date Read: April 3, 2018

Genre: Historical, Romance

USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Wicked Wallflowers series burns hot as two rivals meet in the flesh and feel the heat…

Adair Thorne has just watched his gaming-hell dream disappear into a blaze of fire and ash, and he’s certain that his competitors, the Killorans, are behind it. His fury and passion burn even hotter when he meets Cleopatra Killoran, a tart-mouthed vixen who mocks him at every turn. If she were anyone else but the enemy, she’d ignite a desire in him that would be impossible to control.

No one can make Cleopatra do anything. That said, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her siblings―even if that means being sponsored by their rivals for a season in order to land a noble husband. But she will not allow her head to be turned by the infuriating and darkly handsome Adair Thorne.

There’s only one thing that threatens the rules of the game: Cleopatra’s secret. It could unravel the families’ tenuous truce and shatter the unpredictably sinful romance mounting between the hellion…and a scoundrel who could pass for the devil himself.

More Information:
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Wicked Wallflowers #1

Also by this author: The Dukes of Vauxhall, The Lady's Guard, The Heiress's Deception , The Vixen
Also in this series: The Vixen

Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 5.00

While the Hell and Sin Club burned, Adair Thorne remembered the fire that killed his family and their place of business. Club competitor, Broderick Killoran, is a suspect even though his sister, Cleopatra, had arranged a truce between the clubs. Broderick wants Ryker Black’s wife, Penny, to introduce Cleo to society. Cleo moves into Ryker’s home but is closely watched by Adair as he doesn’t trust her. She is attracted to Adair but will never admit it. Adair, against his better judgment, is attracted to her also.

Cleo was walking around the house one night and heard Penny and Ryker’s baby crying. When she is discovered everyone thinks she hurt the babe, which she did not. She goes home but her brother makes her return. Cleo discovers Adair has made plans for a new club and is rebuilding. Another fire was set there, and Cleo was accused. Adair knows she did not start the fire, but who did? That is for you to read and discover as there is a lot more going on that I will not spoil.

This is a wonderful story and I hope you’ll read it. I’m looking forward to rest of this series.

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8 responses to “Donna’s Review: The Hellion by Christi Caldwell

  1. Am I wrong but is there some love triangle but from your rating, I’m assuming it’s well done.

    Man, I haven’t read historical romance in a long time! I do miss the old school one, the recent ones I’ve read lacked the sexual tension I so love about this genre. It feels so contemporary dressed in corsets and petticoats.

    • I don’t think Donna minds love triangles all that much. I will admit that I won’t read it because there is a hint there might be one 🙂