If He's Wicked (Wherlocke, #1) By Hannah Howell


She Saves His Life...
For Chloe Wherlocke, it all begins with a vision - a glimpse into the future that foretells a terrible plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his newborn son. Chloe's psychic gift allows her to save the child from certain death, but the earl remains in grave peril...

But When He Steals Her Heart...
Julian Kenwood knows someone is trying to kill him and he suspects his scheming wife and her lover are behind the plot. But Julian is shocked when Chloe, a captivating, dark-haired stranger, warns him that sinister forces are indeed at hand - and exposes a devastating secret that changes his life forever...

Will She Resist - or Surrender?
As Chloe reveals her plan to save Julian, neither can deny the attraction that grows each moment thy're together. Chloe knows the highborn earl could never love her as she loves him. But when danger strikes closer than ever, Chloe must risk everything - or lose Julian forever...

If He's Wicked (Wherlocke, #1)

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Hannah Howell ↠ 6 Read

Let me start off by saying I liked the paranormal aspect of this HR. Many characters with 'gifts' were introduced in a way that was not overwhelming. Unfortunately, the one thing I was unable to believe was the chemistry between Julian and Chloe. I had decided on 3.5 stars initially but little Anthony was absolutely adorable so I had to round it off to 4 .
Also yes, I will be reading the other books in the series.( I simply must see Leo, Modred and Bened find their own happy endings ) English This book was amazing.The hero(Julian) is a handsome man with a mistrust for woman because of his wife's infidelity. The heroin (Chloe)comes from a family called the Wherlocke's. It is rumored that this family and the Vaungh's (also kin) are witch's and devil worshipers. You know back in those days getting ill was believed to be karma related.

Chloe has visions and the power to just know somethings about to happen and it are these gifts that toss her directly into the path of Julian.*****SPOILER***** Her sister is dying after giving birth to a still born baby and Chloe waits at her side hidden as two men,under the order of the Beatrice (Julian's bitch), bring in a baby and switches the dead baby with an alive baby (Anthony).

Anthony is Julian's son and, not wanting to give too much away, is believed to be dead for three years. That is until Chloe and the other Wherlocke's step in and save Julian's life and set him clear on some things. While julian is healing he begins to know his new friends and what has taken place and begins to find himself not only still married to Beatrice but now having feelings for Chloe. I loved reading about him and Chloe together and when he meets his son.I've still left some things for you to read about and I have read this book several times. It's one of my favorites by HH. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. English Re-reading because I loved this series when it first came out in 2009. ;)

Oh yeah, I still love it after all these years. English Loved this intro to the Wherlockes, and the feisty Chloe. English If He's Wicked seemed like it was going to be an interesting book. It's been a while since I've read a good historical paranormal book so I was all kinds of excited to jump into this one. In it, you will meet the Wherlocke's.

Chloe knows things and has visions. Leo knows when you are lying. Bened knows if you are a friend or foe. He also knows where you are which is all kinds of creepy but awesome at the same time. So in other words, they kind of reminded me of the Cullen's in Twilight. Sort of.

This book doesn't shy away from the drama, action, or attempts of murder. It definitely kept my attention the entire time. I just, for some weird reason, feel like I was missing something. Like it was good and I liked the characters but something was off. I just don't know what it is.

I'll definitely have to see if the next book will possibly bring that mysterious want to me. I'm honestly not sure what I'm exactly looking for but when I find it I'll know it and fall in love. English

Historical and paranormal-ish. It's basically about an extended family, the Wherlockes, that have super intuition powers. Chloe has visions and knows things. Her cousin Leo knows when someone is lying. Cousin Bened knows who's an enemy and where they are. So it's more super intuition kind of powers than a real paranormal type book.

The plot is about Chloe and her family helping Julian to defeat his enemies, his wife and uncle, that are trying to kill him for his money and title. Chloe also saves his son that his enemies tried to murder and has been raising him while in hiding. All that's been happening behind the scenes is finally revealed to Julian in chapter two. He's now in on the plot to get rid of his enemies and restore his son to his rightful home. This is all a lot of plotting done by Leo while Julian and Chloe fall in lust.

I liked Chloe. She's a no nonsense kind and not ridiculous. She has gruesome visions of the future, tries to help when she can, and keeps going. Julian, well, he was rather a bit of a mopey whiner. Oh woe is me, my wife sleeps with every man she meets and is my uncle's lover and they're both trying to kill me. Yeah, yeah, stop complaining, at least you're not dead yet, idiot. It's only because of Chloe & her family that the previous four murder attempts failed.

My lack of like for Julian could be why I wasn't into the romance in this book. I was more interested in the motley relatives of Chloe and their various talents. Not a bad series though. Will probably read more from it. English Geen schotse hooglanders verhaal dit keer maar het 1e deel over een familie met paranormale gaven .
Sensueel en avontuurlijk geschreven in de bekende H.H. stijl . English Spoiler alert: He's not that wicked.

He being Julian, the earl of something or another. This earl is being cuckolded by his beautiful but terrible wife with his own uncle, also mustache-twirling-ly terrible. He's saved by Chloe, who has precognitive powers, along with her seemingly endless army of cousins. Julian and Chloe end up having a lot of missionary style sex and save the day and thwart the villians and end up married and expecting babies.

There's absolutely no chemistry between the two protagonists. In fact, Chloe has better report with literally everyone else in the book, including Julian's mother. At least Chloe and Mom have actual discussions with one another, where it is clear there is mutual respect and admiration. With Julian and Chloe, there is only boning. Gentle, always-in-a-bed vanilla boning.

Once in a while, I convince myself that I do like romance novels, really. That they're fun and easy and a good way to spend a plane ride. But no, I actually don't. I want plot more than I want sex scenes. English If He's Wicked by Hannah Howell is a 2009 Zebra publication.

This is the first in the popular Wherlocke series by Hannah Howell, the author of many prolific Scottish and paranormal historical romance novels.

This is one of those series I have been wanting to get into for a long time, but never got around to it. I finally picked up this first book and am so glad I made time for it. This is an excellent beginning and I truly enjoyed the mystery suspense elements.

Julian is a man who is very opposed to ever entering into matrimony again, and how could you blame him with a wife like Beatrice? But, with the beautiful Chloe Wherlocke nursing him back to health, and with her raising the son he did not know he had, Julian finds himself feeling very drawn to her.

Chloe, has special 'gifts' and is very adamant about marrying for love, because in her family, those who did not were seemingly cursed. But, when she and Julian are found in a compromising position, she isn't give much of a choice. She will have to settle for fondness, for being close to the child she loves as her own, and great passion, but... no love. Will Julian and Chloe fall victim to the curse? Will Julian survive the attempts on his life?

This was an enjoyable historical romance, with suspense, and a light paranormal tone, infused with humor and a well rounded cast of secondary characters.

I can't wait to dive into the second book of the series!

4 stars
English If He's Wicked is yet another example of why Hannah Howell's books seem to end up on my keeper shelf. She always seems to manage to take plotlines I may have read before, yet she adds a twist or turn that feels new and doesn't bore me. As best I can tell, this book is the start of a new series (!!) about a family of people with 'special' abilities. I can't wait for more!

Chloe Wherlocke is one of 'those' Wherlockes. Her ancestors have been feared, burned at the stake, and nowadays whispered about amongst the ton. She 'knows things' and woe betide those who don't listen. When she rushes to her disgraced sister's side, she assumes at first it's just to help her sister deal with the death of her husband and birth of her child. But soon Chloe realizes the reason for her presence is much more sinister than that. She's there to save, not her sister nor her sister's unborn child; but rather the rightful heir to a Earldom.

Julian Kenwood is the Earl of Colinsmoor. He has wealth, good looks, and a title to boot. But he's also suffered through his marriage to a vain, grasping, and faithless woman. He could have withstood it all if his child had lived. But the death of his only child has thrown him into a downward spiral via alcohol and whores. But someone has been watching out for him, and after the fourth attempt on his life, it's time for them to step in and show him everything he has to live for.

This story is so much better than I can describe without giving too much away. Writing about it makes the plot seem unreal, but while I read it I was 100% IN the story and it was totally believeable. There's not 'magic'...exactly. Instead, the gifts this special lineage has are those of 'the sight', 'the knowing', and 'reading'...more passive than what I consider straight magic. Anyway, the characters fascinated me and I want more stories about this family in Howell's new world.

She's one of my 'never-miss' authors because she pulls me into the era, the characters, and the plot she writes. When I finish the story, I need a few minutes to return to THIS reality. She's that good. The plot, the character development, the growth in the romantic relationship, the feelings/understanding of and between characters, both primary and secondary, all weave themselves together seamlessly. I despise her 'bad guys' and want to be friends with her 'good guys'. I also want to steal her heroes, just for a bit, and not always because of their looks. Hannah Howell writes about what makes each individual special; and she makes me remember that people today are all special in their own way too. If He's Wicked is already on my keeper shelf, and the next, If He's Sinful coming out in Nov 2009, is already on my to-buy list.
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