The rules of society don't apply to Caro and her coterie of bold men and daring women. But when passions flare, even the strongest will surrender to the law of love....
Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress's cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble...
Caroline Townsend has no patience for the oh-so-suitable (and boring) men of the ton. So when the handsome but stuffy duke arrives at her doorstep, she decides to put him to the test. But her scandalous exploits awaken a desire in Thomas he never knew he had. Suddenly Caro finds herself falling for this most proper duke...while Thomas discovers there's a great deal of fun in a little bit of wickedness.
Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the top ten romances of the fall
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"Miranda Neville really hits the big time with her latest, which launches a new series. Her talent hits brilliant new heights in this insightful tale of a wayward lady and her straitlaced man." Affaire de Coeur
"The characters are different and their relationship is fun and entertaining. I can wholeheartedly recommend The Importance of Being Wicked." All About Romance
"This Regency era matchup between a staid and stuffy duke and a wild child widow delighted me from start to finish ... Thomas and Caro’s growth into a couple who could acknowledge their vulnerabilities and needs was touching, and I enjoyed the vividness, warmth and humanity of their story." Janine Ballard for Dear Author, Best of 2012 list. Review
"Miranda Neville has consistently proved to be one of those authors whose books have added value. I find her characters engaging and her stories interesting and intelligent, and I also find her fictional worlds places where I like to linger because they are always different in significant ways from the norm of historical romance. The Importance of Being Wicked is the first book in the Wild Quartet. I’m eager to see what’s next in the series." Just Janga