Book Review

by Mary Balogh

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Regency England

2004 Best Regency-Set Historical Nominee

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The remarkable Bedwyns return and carry you into their world of intrigue, passion and privilege, as Lady Morgan Bedwyn catches the eye of notorious rake Gervase Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn.

Exiled to the continent after a horrific scandal, Gervase has had years to plan his revenge against Wulf Bedwyn. He never expects opportunity to come in the form of Wulf's beautiful sister, Morgan.

When Brussels is under attack by the French and her brother is reported dead, Morgan needs Gervase to escort her home. In her vulnerable state, she falls in love with him, but what will happen when this independent-minded miss learns of Gervase's ties to her family's past?

With her usual great skill and impeccable understanding of the era, Balogh takes what could be a typical plotline and turns
it into a tale with great emotional depth and strong character development, then sets that love story against an exciting historical backdrop. This is what a great Regency romance should be, and what Balogh does best. A glorious romance and a marvelous story that lifts your spirits. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Dell

Published: January 2004

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4 Stars

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Slightly Tempted

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 5:47pm.

When Gervase Ashford spies Lady Morgan Bedwyn across the crowded ballroom, he knows he had found the perfect revenge against her brother, the Duke of Bewcastle. His plan was to use Lady Morgan to create a scandal that would embarrass her brother. One night of shocking intimacy does the trick. But Gervase doesn't plan on falling in love with Morgan. And he is shocked to find that she has no intentions of marrying him.

This book started off at a very slow pace. I was bored with the first half. But with the couple's return to London and the scandal that erupts, the story became very interesting. My rating: 4 Stars.