The Hellion (Wicked Wallflowers, #1) by Christi Caldwell

The Hellion (Wicked Wallflowers, #1)

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...


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TitleThe Hellion (Wicked Wallflowers, #1)
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Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical
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Reviews The Hellion (Wicked Wallflowers, #1)

  • Cyndi
    1970-01-01
    I knew I would love this book when I saw it on Netgally. And I was so right! This book is the beginning of an offshoot series from Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series. Our hero has clawed his way up from the streets of London with his ‘brothers.’ Although not related by blood they worked together to become successful. Now all of his brothers have married into the aristocracy and Adair just wants to keep running his gaming hell. But the...
  • Tracy DeNeal
    1970-01-01
    A New Series BeginsChristi Caldwell can tell a story like no other. As her Regency universe expands upon itself, she has taken her readers from the glittering world of the Ton with its incessant concern with propriety and scandal to Upper Ten Thousand house parties where ruin lurks in the next hallway to the agonies of wounded warriors returning home to deal with shattered bodies and shattered minds. But this multifaceted author does not stop the...
  • Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
    1970-01-01
    Romeo and Juliet, Heathcliff and Catherine, and now Adair and Cleopatra can be added to my list of favorite star crossed lovers. I love stories of seemingly insurmountable conflicts between families. Like love, feuds create a parallel universe where normal rules don’t apply. And when love defies the conflict, it makes for some very compelling reading. Adair Thorne had been orphaned by fire as a child and now his home, his livelihood, The Hell ...
  • Lubnaa
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from NetGalley and voluntarily chose to write a review. This is the first book in a series, but it didn't feel like it. It felt as if I was reading a book in the middle of a series. I'll confess it was hard to orient myself because there are so many characters and there's so much history between the two rival families. I was lost in the beginning and it took me a while to get a strong grasp on who was who. Even after I was abl...
  • Clare
    1970-01-01
    I was so excited to get to read my first Christi Caldwell book and after reading the blurb I thought that this would be just up my street but unfortunately for me this was nothing like I was expecting. I really had high hopes for this book but what I found was that it was very hard and slow to get into with too many characters in the first few chapters that caused me a lot of confusion. As this is the first in a series it felt like that I was mis...
  • Barbara Rogers
    1970-01-01
    Series: Wicked Wallflowers #1Publication Date: 4/3/18I love Christi Caldwell’s writing and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. That said, I really believe that this book should have been the final book in the Sinful Brides series rather than the first book in the Wicked Wallflowers series. It wraps up all of the loose ends for the previous series – including the final unmarried brother and it introduces the characters for the Wicked Wallflowers s...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    This reader prefers a short review, and that is what was intended, short and sweet. Hmmm, not this time. ☺Previously, in Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides Series readers met a family unlike any other. A band of street brothers who owned and operated one of St. Giles biggest gaming establishments, the Hell and Sin Club. The bigger than life, Ryker Black, was the leader and head of that family, and what an awesome world filled with unforgettable...
  • Paige
    1970-01-01
    This is such a great first book to kick off the Wicked Wallflowers series! I enjoyed this tremendously! One of the things that I especially enjoyed was that while it is set in the popular Regency period, the hero and heroine are unique in that they both grew up on the rough streets of the worst part of London. They have each adopted a street "family" and the two families are declared enemies. The circumstances which bring them together are also u...
  • Dee Deacon Foster
    1970-01-01
    Two rival familiesOne bargainOne world destroyedAdair Thorne, the last single owner of the Hell & Sin Club, is certain of few things in life. The top of the list – the Killoran’s will forever be the enemy. The second – he will never, ever, give his heart to another.Cleopatra Killoran will 1) never trust a member of the Black family, they will be bitter rivals to the end; 2) do anything to protect her family; even if it means sacrificing her...
  • Paige
    1970-01-01
    This is such a great first book to kick off the Wicked Wallflowers series! I enjoyed this tremendously! One of the things that I especially enjoyed was that while it is set in the popular Regency period, the hero and heroine are unique in that they both grew up on the rough streets of the worst part of London. They have each adopted a street "family" and the two families are declared enemies. The circumstances which bring them together are also u...
  • Michelle Cunliffe
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book in Christi's new series Wicked Wallflowers and it follows on from The Sinful Brides. In this book we are following Adair Thorne and Cleopatra Killoran.For me this was a fantastic book, even though this is a love story, it was more than that. The story was more about trust and honesty. At first Adair and Cleopatra are enemies well they do come from rival families, at first I thought I wouldn't like either Cleo or Adair, but ...
  • Mary Smith
    1970-01-01
    What an intense Journey Christi took us on!!Cleopatra Killoran was born on the streets and marked forever by the struggles she had to deal with. Mac Diggory certainly left a lifetime of bad impressions on her. Adair Thorne was brought up on the streets but pulled himself out along with his brothers - not blood, but street brothers. They all worked hard and married above themselves, except Adair. Adair is put in a position to help Cleopatra, the s...
  • Supriya Saran
    1970-01-01
    Christi Caldwell is an ‘auto buy’ author for me. Trust me when I say that her’s are books that can be bought without reading the blurb, a review or a recommendation. It has to be because of the whole ‘world’ she creates in each book, introducing characters that grow and evolve and are so intriguing that we want to know more about them or want them to have their own story. It’s like a vortex (in the nicest possible way!) that you get c...
  • Showie Ford
    1970-01-01
    Christi Caldwell does not merely pen stories, she creates worlds. Saying that I got sucked into this book would be an understatement. I got yanked into this world. Closing the book at the end was like a punch in the gut. It jarred me back to the present, and made me long for the next book in this series so that I could return.Cleopatra is one of my absolute favorite regency heroines to date. She is bold, daring, completely refreshing and unpredic...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    Dark, dangerous determined Adair Thorne is a man who will do any thing to protect what it his. life on the streets taught him to trust no one except his brothers and sister.Sarcastic, protective, angry Cleopatra Killoran will do whatever it takes to ensure her sisters safety and lives. No Matter What.Adair has always been one of my favorites and I was excited to see how his story played out. Christi gave him exactly what he needed. A reality chec...
  • Heather andrews
    1970-01-01
    Adair sometimes has to shut his woman up the best way he knows how, “ya look loike you’re going to toss the contents of your belly, Thorne. Green like you just—” He reclaimed her lips in a tender joining that rekindled the fluttering inside her belly." I liked this book, I loved how Adair and Cleo would always be butting heads, there was some, alright a lot of sexual tension coming from those two.
  • Archana Raghu
    1970-01-01
    As a Caldwell regular, you learn to appreciate "the other side of the coin" quite readily given how many villians she's redeemed. But never before in my memory has the "redemption" seen former foes find their HEA with each other. But that is Christi for you! She is a trailblazer who will forge ahead on hitherto unchartered territories with a brave face. Come to think of it, that is a perfect introduction for our heroine, Cleopatra, as well. She i...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    1970-01-01
    I normally like this author and I had high hopes but this book was all over the place, I mean all over. There were just to many character and to much chaos that I totally lost interest..I could not go on..sorry folks just didn't do it for me..
  • Crysallys
    1970-01-01
    The premise of this book sounded interesting......I'M SO DISAPPOINTED!! .. I really liked Adair he's a decent character but Cleopatra just irritated me !!The story is hugely predictable and very slow.Review to follow on publication date.
  • Tracy Emro
    1970-01-01
    I want to start this review by stating that I requested this book because it was touted as the first book in a new series. I would disagree - I did not read the previous Sinful Brides series, but every single person in this book (save one very minor character) is a character from that series - the hero in this book is a "brother" to the previous series heroes and the heroine is the "sister" to the villain in that series. I am all about authors br...
  • Dawn West
    1970-01-01
    Actual Rating: 4.5**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**Intense enemies to powerful lovers...Adair is devastated and angry after their gaming hell is destroyed by fire. And he knows exactly who is to blame. The Killorans, their business rivals and sworn enemies. And though Cleopatra Killoran might have helped to save his sister-in-law, Adair is sure their family will no longer uphold their end of the deal to sponsor a Killo...
  • Meghan Lloyd
    1970-01-01
    What else is there to say about Christi Caldwell except to say...She is literally unparalleled in her genre. Hands down, no competition, the fact that she was recently nominated for a RITA is no surprise to this die-hard fan. If she doesn't win, it will be an outrage. She is one of those authors that, if I hear someone say that don't know who she is, I will literally pull up her website and show them her books. It's unacceptable for any historica...
  • Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
    1970-01-01
    ***********4.25 Stars*********In The Hellion, Christi Caldwell brings us back to the dark and dangerous streets of St. Giles and the men and women who have called this place home. I love how we leave the glitz and glamour of the upper society and find ourselves engrosses in the gritty and rawness of a world that is all about surviving at all cost. Adair Throne and Cleo Killoran are two people who were born of the streets. They understand the ruth...
  • Carla Derrick
    1970-01-01
    Adair Thorne and Cleopatra KilloranFrom enemies to friends, friends to lovers...This is one of my tropes and this book didn't disappoint. Christi starts this new spin off series from Sinful Brides with a bang. Adair Thorne is the last unmatched "brother". All Adair wants is to reestablish the Hell and Sin club as one of the best in London. Since, his brothers married nobility patron ship has gone and Adair is willing to do anything to salvage the...
  • Showie Ford
    1970-01-01
    Christi Caldwell does not merely pen stories, she creates worlds. Saying that I got sucked into this book would be an understatement. I got yanked into this world. Closing the book at the end was like a punch in the gut. It jarred me back to the present, and made me long for the next book in this series so that I could return.Cleopatra is one of my absolute favorite regency heroines to date. She is bold, daring, completely refreshing and unpredic...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    This series continues from the "Sinful Brides" series. I have read several of Ms. Caldwell's novels and I enjoyed this one as well. You do not need to read the "Sinful Brides" series, but it does provide some background to the main characters in this novel as well as characters that appeared in that series. Cleopatra Killoran has grown up is St. Giles and helps her brother with his gaming hell. She is stubborn and speaks her mind. Her family mean...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    4.75 StarsAdair 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,...
  • Eva
    1970-01-01
    „The Hellion“ by Christi Caldwell is the first novel in the „Wicked Wallflowers“ series. It isn’t my first Caldwell book and it will not be my last one. I also enjoyed the „Heart of a Duke“and „The Sinful Brides“ series. „The Hellion“ is a book which kind of took me like eternity to get into it. I knew the previous one, I knew the people Cald well was writing about, the gaming hells, the parts of London but in the beginning ...
  • Kari Maass
    1970-01-01
    The Hellion is the first book in the Wicked Wallflowers series, but the characters are acquaintances met in past stories. Adair is the final brother from the Hell and Sin Club to find his HEA. In the beginning, he doesn’t see how his old world is crumbling around him and he feels lost and alone. Maybe not so much alone as left out. With his brothers and sister all happily married, the only thing he has left is his club. When that to is snatched...