A Dangerous Beauty (Widows Club, Book 1)
Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by the removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce A Courageous Outcast . . . Rosamunde Baird has lost everything and has no choice but to accept an invitation to... show more
Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by the removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce A Courageous Outcast . . . Rosamunde Baird has lost everything and has no choice but to accept an invitation to spend a season with a dowager duchess and her clandestine ladies club. Determined to stay in the shadows and live quietly, she has sworn never again to come face to face with adventure and temptation, two things that brought her ruin years ago. But then the Duke of Helston dangles before her the very things she craves most . . . Lord Fire & Ice . . . Mysterious Luc St. Aubyn has a much-deserved reputation for exuding blistering passion at night and frost the morning after. What demons drive this audacious war hero to hide secrets about the dowager's club and his devilish dictionary? When he's blindsided by his reactions to a virtuous siren, he has no choice but to reveal all during a scandal that will doom them . . . or save them, if only they dare to believe in love.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2007-05-29
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Rosamunde´s had a hardship the last eight years, all for a misconception where the Duke of Helston was forced to ask for her hand in marriage. Headstrong and hardheaded, Rosamunde eloped with the first one who seemed to want her for her self, and that ended in disaster. Now a widow with a reputation...
The story had its good moments, but the book lacked continuity and ended up not making much sense.
I really loved this book. The execution was very impressive and just made the entire story pretty amazing. Loved this author's style of writing. I had randomly picked this up on a whim because the cover intrigued me and the back cover description caught my interest and when I started reading it, it ...
I liked this book. It bogged down a bit in the middle and I never quite buy the excuses for past abusive behavior from family members who instantly get forgiven, but since that seems to be typical for regencies, I shouldn't complain so much.The leads both have issues and they're both very likable. ...
Rosamunde is the stereotypical widow whose husband was a total douche. Of course Dr. Hero - in this book played by a duke named Lucifer - will heal her with the power of love, but not until the author has dragged the story out by 100 pages with a Big Misunderstanding.The novel starts off well enough...