Slightly Dangerous

Slightly Dangerous

Book - 2004
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All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention. But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman did catch the duke's eye--and she was the only female in the room who wasn't even trying. Christine Derrick is intrigued by the handsome duke…all the more so when he invites her to become his mistress. What red-blooded woman wouldn't enjoy a tumble in the bedsheets with a consummate lover--with no strings and no questions asked. An infuriating lady with very definite views on men, morals, and marriage, Christine confounds Wulfric at every turn. Yet even as the lone wolf of the Bedwyn clan vows to seduce her any way he can, something strange and wonderful is happening. Now for a man who thought he'd never lose his heart, nothing less than love will do. With her trademark wit, riveting storytelling, and sizzling sexual sparks, Mary Balogh once again brings together two polar opposites: an irresistible, high-and-mighty aristocrat and the impulsive, pleasure-loving woman who shows him what true passion is all about. A man and a woman so wrong for each other, it can result only in the perfect match.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780385338110
0385338112
9780440241126
044024112X
Branch Call Number: BALO
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 24 cm

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 27, 2019

Hands down, this is my favorite Mary Balogh book. There are many romance series that I think you can fairly easily read out of order (though I, as a reading-order purist, rarely do so), but this is not one of them. This is the story of Wulfric, the oldest of the six Bedwyn siblings but the last one to get his happily-ever-after, but so much subtle work of character development has been done in the first five books that you'd really be losing out on something by reading this book as a standalone. "That I am also Wulfric Bedwyn" is a line in this book, and it is the best, most succinct, most perfect summary of the payoff of six books of growth in six simple words that I've ever read. If you love historical romance, you need to read this series -- and this is the most satisfying romance of the bunch. (Also, it's one of the better loose Pride & Prejudice retellings I've ever read.)

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Aug 17, 2018

Really enjoyed this love story which surprisingly was more about the male character and his flaws than the damsel in distress.

kmchill Aug 13, 2012

Wulfric's story is the best rendition of Darcy in Pride and Prejudice that I have read.

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