By Sophie Jordan
Avon, $7.99, 370 pages

Grier Hadley is not your average debutante. The illegitimate heir to the owner of a gambling empire, Grier has little to recommend her. Worse, at 23 years old, she is far past her prime as most ladies of the town are happy to point out. Down in the dumps, Grier has the misfortune to encounter Prince Sevastian. The prince, who is on the hunt for the perfect princess, looks down on Grier and her lowly beginnings. In a series of unfortunate events, Grier and Sevastian find themselves thrown together. Though they make an unlikely couple, neither can deny the passion that burns between them.

Wicked in Your Arms by Sophie Jordan is a traditional, straightforward, historical romance. It is exactly what you would expect from a historical romance. Comforting and familiar, fun and lighthearted, it entertains and amuses. It is an easy and fun weekend read.

Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher