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Slightly Dangerous Bedwyn Saga 6. Mary Balogh. Scrittrice di successo e vincitrice di numerosi premi letterari, Mary Balogh è cresciuta nel Galles, terra di mare. Slightly Dangerous book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The. Slightly Dangerous Bedwyn Saga 6 Mary Balogh the good carb cookbook secrets of eating low on the glycemic index,the god i love a lifetime of walking with.

It was so damn adorable. The entire water scene was one of my favorite parts in the book. I laughed so much.

Back to just Wulf and Christine. The ball, what can I say. She made the cold and intimidating Duke of Bewcastle laugh and smile in front of the entire ballroom. And he didn't even know he did it! I didn't the man had it in him. This book exceeded my expectations, it paid off to read the other books in the series to get to it.

Like the saying goes, save the best for last, and this by far was the BEST. Oct 03, Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves: Expectations have been my enemy so far, in this series. My favorites were the ones I had the lowest expectations for. No longer. I expected this one to be good, hoped it would be, and it exceeded those expectations. You know going in because you've read the rest of the series, right?

His defenses are so far up he might as well be all wall. We've seen his love for his siblings, so we know he's worth it, but it's going to take some doing Expectations have been my enemy so far, in this series.

We've seen his love for his siblings, so we know he's worth it, but it's going to take some doing for an outsider to break in. As such, Christine wasn't really much of a surprise. There weren't a lot of personality possibilities for someone capable of bringing Wulf into enough vulnerability to fall truly in love. And yet, if not a surprise, she was certainly a delight. I love that she's so free with her joy and that she's so open in her entertainment and fun.

I loved seeing her deal with his stoicism and reserve. And I really loved seeing her fall for him as she penetrates his defenses and gets to know the man underneath. And Wulf himself was everything we thought he'd be. I particularly enjoyed, though, the sense that Christine wasn't so much changing him as restoring him.

This was a subtle nuance to the story that I rather latched onto and enjoyed thoroughly. So yeah, a worthy wrap-up. I'm not sure this beats Slightly Sinful. They have similar themes of restoration and Balogh pulls both off magnificently.

This one might edge SS a bit for its lighter intrusion of modern mannerisms, but then lose that edge as the side characters weren't quite as fun. So a draw. At any rate, well worth getting this far in the series and a great read. A note about other reviews and comparisons to other works: Others try to point out the similarities with Pride and Prejudice. Personally, I think it's a strain. He doesn't insult her. She's not so much prejudiced as informed.

He's fully aware of her charm from the first. The only real similarity is his bumbling initial overtures and that's a very faint similarity to try to rest on. Now if you'd compared it to Beauty and the Beast you have a much stronger case A note about Steamy: Standard for the series, so two mid-sized explicit sex scenes that put it in the middle of my steam tolerance. They also play key roles in the emotional arc of the story, so they're pretty well integrated and thus not gratuitous.

Sep 21, Rachna R rated it it was amazing. I'm so happy, I don't know what to say. I know I missed so much background!

Wulf by skipping from Book 1 to this one, but I'm going back to read those, and I'm going to love all of the glimpses I have of him, I love him SO much. There have been so many books I've read about men who "do not get angry", and then they start caring enough to show it, but those men's anger always makes them unlikable and douchey, and I always think "oh, I guess I should appreciate that I'm seeing that they're not tran I'm so happy, I don't know what to say.

There have been so many books I've read about men who "do not get angry", and then they start caring enough to show it, but those men's anger always makes them unlikable and douchey, and I always think "oh, I guess I should appreciate that I'm seeing that they're not transparently, unbelievably nice people", but it always leaves me feeling a little discontent.

I loved Christine! I loved Christine SO MUCH, that her boisterousness and charm and grace was treated as something part of her, so that it wasn't something that Balogh or the other characters could bring up or totally ignore depending on how it'd suit the situation, which is another problem I find with books like this - it's a consistent thing, and sometimes a consistent problem, and I love it very much for that.

I loved all of their dealings, all of the ways they assessed and reassessed each other, the things that caused shifts.

I haven't been so delighted by people falling in love in a really, really long time. Oh my god, you guys. Other notes - there were a couple of side-scenes from the other Bedwyn siblings trying to figure what was happening not very many, of course, because it wasn't their story!!!

And that made me more aware of other things, like how they must look to people watching them during some of their conversations, and that made me really happy. I also really loved how this story dealt with Christine's previous marriage, and I don't want to give it away, but I liked that he wasn't an emotional obstacle for her, nor a villain in any sense - a refreshing turn on the way this story really could've gone, I think.

I loved that she wasn't at all what he'd look for in a duchess on paper, except, of course, she is; and that even that realisation was never overtly brought into discussion in the end. There were a lot of little things brought in here that added to really excellent world-building and character-filling that weren't brought in to be taken anywhere - just to be said, so we can see them for what they could be, and I'm really pleased by that.

And I'm glad that I got to read this for as long as I did - it took me, between all the other things I had to do, around a day, and even with its length I never felt like I was being dragged around and being forced through unbelievable obstacles - this was exactly how much time I wanted for this story, with attention paid to exactly the parts I wanted it paid to.

I've given five stars to books I've appreciated in the last year or so, and I wouldn't take those away, but I don't think I've simultaneously objectively appreciated a book and thoroughly, unbelievably adored a book at the same time like I loved this one. I'm so happy! That's all. This is one of the few books I have in both paperback and e-copy on my site.

That's how much I love it. This is my absolute fav of the Bedwyn series. Always have! Even when he was at his most top lofty in other books in the series. I always knew he had a soft mushy inside. What I love about his book is that he never truly become soft and mushy.

He's always himself - reserved, introverted, icy, haughty, but oh so passionate and deeply lov This is one of the few books I have in both paperback and e-copy on my site. He's always himself - reserved, introverted, icy, haughty, but oh so passionate and deeply loving, and his emotions run so very deep and very true.

There were parts where Christine, the heroine, pissed me off. And all the times and things she says to hurt him. Often, intentionally. But then, my current fav book, Pure Ecstasy has a heroine who intentionally hurts the Hero as well, diff context, diff story, but perhaps I should not judge Christine so harshly Still!

Tho they both fought it in their own ways, his behavior towards her only improved over time, as he tried to win her over, as he risked baring himself to her and expose all of his vulnerabilities. But SHE only got more offensive as time went on.

The more he showed her who he was, the more she tried to rile him up and get him to fight with her. I really don't like her in those scenes, which were too many, and I'm still angry about it. I think she's too judgmental whereas he was simply realistic and perhaps too honest and blunt about the reality. In some ways, this book was modeled after Pride and Prejudice. In this vein, I really disliked Christine for a good portion of the book.

But overall, her bubbly life-loving personality made it impossible for me to dislike her. She is a good match for Wulfric after all. I jut wish she didn't hurt him so much during the "courtship. So I can't really give less than 5 stars. I'd give Christine a 3. On a scale of 5, Wulf is a slam dunk 10!!

Pero si algo me ha gustado de este libro, ha sido el final. Oct 29, Marielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Second time reading: Some I loved again, one I skipped Aleyne's book: I dislike books centered on memory loss and one I was very anxious about: Thankfully I did and absolutely adored Wulfric's story again.

It will cost me a half day at work, because it was impossible to pit down and save for tomorrow-evening, the first free time I would have again. Don't know Second time reading: Don't know if I noticed before, but this book is the Pride and Prejudice-trope of the series, but with more than enough originality added to it to make it a truly wonderful book.

And what a finale to the series as well. Loved it, and almost feel like rereading it immediately, but really have to get to work now. One point I struggled with: I frequently asked myself questions like which one was lady Hallmere again?

First review october Sweet, tender, slow love story with a sparkling heroine, a wonderfully proper, but still very much human, hero and a very fitting and glorious ending to this series.

There is definetely been inspiration from Pride and Prejudice, but I think this is an amazing story in its own right. I loved the romance that slowly build up over a year or so. It made it all very believable and fitting for two human beings that each have had their own life experiences. I am convinced of the HEA. This entire series is very much a keeper. And for anyone thinking about only reading this book: My mother, lol. I loved this story so much, that I'm giving five stars to an historical romance and I couldn't care less!

Honestly you guys, I don't remember the last time a story has kept me from falling asleep. I've been sleeping so much lately, that one of these days, I'll wake up and find that I've grown roots and thorns That, or I'll be turned into a cat This, OH GOD, I don't know if it was the undertones of Pride and Prejudice it helped , but I fell in love with these tw I loved this story so much, that I'm giving five stars to an historical romance and I couldn't care less!

I loved their characterization, and how their romance slowly evolved. There's a lot of walking, and talking through the countryside, with the characters getting to know each other. I'm not going to say that I've loved all this author's books in this series, because I haven't, but the ones I liked, I really liked them You should read it!

View all 4 comments. Christine is a fun loving, poor, widowed daughter of a schoolmaster. They don't like each other at all, yet seem to like spending time together. The story is slow moving, not necessarily a bad thing, just slow. Jul 03, Ceki rated it liked it Shelves: However, he is also very responsible, looks after his siblings and bravely holds the burden of his aristocratic title and all the responsibilities that come with it.

He is not just a brother to his younger brothers and sisters but also a father - the same role that Anthony decided to take on. He is also very lonely because he has been shaped to be a duke since an early age. He had always been alone in all essential ways - since the age of 12, anyway, when he had been virtually separated from his brothers and put directly under the care of two tutors and closely supervised by his father, who had known that his death was imminent and who had consequently wanted his eldest son and heir to be properly prepared to succeed him.

He had been alone since the age of 17, when his father had died and he had become the Duke of Bewcastle. He had been alone since the age of 24, when Marianne Bonner had rejected him in a particularly humiliating manner. He had been alone since his brothers and sisters had married, all within a two-year span. I respected him for his strength and also for the fact that he was never a manwhore or purposely mean to anyone. He was just acting aloof and indifferent because he was afraid to let anyone close.

That is why I hated Christine, the heroine, even more. Her bubbly and cheerful nature came off as immature, irritating and unbelievably forced. I really could not understand why would Wulfrick fall for her because even though we are reminded all the time that she is not a "flirt" - she is.

I was sick and tired of her smiles and running around like a dimwit. Additionally, she also appeared condescending and cruel on more than one occasion. And let me just say that the same can be said for such persons in real life as well - those that appear bubbly and overwhelmingly cheerful on the outside are usually the meanest and cruelest bitches on the inside.

Even when Wulfrick dropped the M-bomd view spoiler [asked her to be his mistress after they had shared a passionate kiss at the beginning hide spoiler ] which would have made me lower the rating immediately, I wasn't annoyed at him at all. It was quite understandable for a man of his station and upbringing to act in such a way plus they didn't even know each other for a long time at that time.

I liked Christine's response and was looking forward to the plot development Immediately after that Wulfrick goes after Christine and view spoiler [proposes to her. Christine view spoiler [rejects hide spoiler ] him, but it is the way she did it that pissed me off: Someone who loves people and children and frolicking and absurdity?

Someone who is not obsessed with himself and his own consequence? Someone who is not ice to the very core? Someone with a heart? Someone to be a companion and friend and lover? Can you offer it all to me? Or any of it? Any one thing? And these words are uttered by someone "who is cheerful as sunshine and kind to everyone", yeah right! Wulfrick never hurt her on purpose and she was always responsive to his kisses. Yes, he offended her with the M-bomb but she already gave him hell because of that so her repeated cruelty made me hate her even more if that was possible.

Of course, nothing was the same to me after this. They separated for a couple of months and then met again. The rest of the book was about Wulfrick tiptoeing around her and trying to change her mind by proving that he indeed has a heart.

Poor bastard, he really deserved better. But I can't give it less than 3 stars because I really liked his brooding character. Also I love the first encounter between Wulfrick and Christine view spoiler [she poured lemonade into his eyes for god's sake lol hide spoiler ] As for Christine Jan 21, Roxana rated it liked it Shelves: View 2 comments.

Jun 30, Jan rated it it was amazing Shelves: What can I say???? I've read this book three or four times now, and each time I love it more. It's right up there as one of my fav ever HRs and I've read a lot of them. I just finished it again, sniffing my tears back pretty much through the last chapter, and I feel like anything else I pick up is just going to be a let-down I've got a book hangover This book is Mary Balogh in top form.

I don't love all of her books, but this one is so beautifully written. After having just r What can I say???? After having just re read all of the other books in this series, the MC Wulfric Bedwyn is a character you feel you already know and like. Now he gets his own story. And because he's waited so long, it seems even more powerful. Wulfric became head of his family at age He has put duty and responsibility first in his life, with personal satisfaction on a 'back burner'.

Now 35, he has seen all of the five younger siblings he helped to raise, marry and find their own happiness. His life seems a little empty, lonely even. But that's an indulgence he refuses to allow himself to dwell on. Christine, 29, is a widow living in genteel poverty with her mother and spinster sister. A friend invites her to a house party to even up the numbers.

And there, they meet The story is paced beautifully. The differing even opposite characters of Christine and Wulfric are carefully established. Wulf is cold, serious, aristocratic, haughty, controlling. Christine is warm, sunny, loving, charismatic, klutzy, able to laugh at herself. She's the kind of person always at the centre of all the fun and laughter. The person everyone is drawn to. And Wulf is surprised that he is drawn towards her too. Strangely, Christine feels the pull of attraction towards Wulf as well.

Both MCs think they dislike each other, even though they both feel the sizzling hot sexual tension between them. Kind of enemies-to-lovers trope. Wulfric can't think of anyone less suitable to be his duchess. Christine thinks he is cold and heartless. But yet, they both fall deeply in love. Balogh writes their story so beautifully. Their developing love gradually unfolds over time.

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They begin to reveal more about their inner lives to each other, and their pasts as well. This is something Balogh does so well - allowing her characters to strip away the outer trappings so we can finally see the depths to the characters. So they can deal with their pasts, and move forward to the future. There are so many beautiful scenes in this book, that I never tire of reading.

The moment when they have been apart for months and Wulf sees her again and realises he is still infatuated. No - realises he is deeply in love. The moment when he tells his family he is bringing some guests to his home, trying casually to act as if he has no special interest in Christine, even though she is secretly his guest of honour. And the beautiful scene in the dovecote, when they make love with the sunlight slanting through the coloured glass windows and playing across them in the bed together I think it's the pacing, the characterisations, and the depth of feeling in this book that get me every time.

A beautiful read.

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A strong writer in her very best form. View all 7 comments. Jul 15, Ursula rated it really liked it Shelves: This was but my second foray into Mary Balogh territory- I know, right? Hated the first one I read A Rogue's Downfall but this one was: They had to be haughty, but he came across as incredibly stiff, pompous and even old.

It took me quite a while to warm to him. So the first half I was like hatin This was but my second foray into Mary Balogh territory- I know, right? So the first half I was like hating on the hero and wondering whether the heroine's klutzy, impetuous behaviour was going to make her TSTL.

But the story developed so beautifully, and the characters' many layers were so delicately peeled away that they both completely won me over. I lay awake listening until early in the morning, wiping away my tears whilst clutching my mobile cellphone to my chest. It wasn't a 5 star for one reason, and don't read the next paragraph in case you think it has a spoiler in it. The first time they had sex- outside, in the night, when they didn't even like each other - was simply unnecessary, as far as I was concerned.

I just felt it was too modern for the time, and couldn't imagine a well-brought up young widow behaving like that. It felt a bit sordid and cheap, and honestly, I have read many more sensual and arousing sex scenes than this one.

It was a bit of a mechanical description. Not sure if Balogh writes sex scenes in the way I like them, but will need to read more of her to decide. The next time, when they were in the dovecote, was just fabulous. I wish Balogh had left the first one out. View all 9 comments.

Nov 09, Elise Wilson rated it liked it. First, let me confess that I have not read other book in this series, which many folks seem to love. However, based upon the way it is written, I'm able to write a fair review on this one book. Honestly, I did not like Christine, the heroine. I did like Wulfric, with his Mr. Darcy type characteristics. But it's difficult to appreciate a romance novel when one does not download into the couple, as a whole.

It seems as though Balogh is trying to convince the reader that opposites do,indeed, attract. Chr First, let me confess that I have not read other book in this series, which many folks seem to love.

Christine has the sunny and cheerful disposition, while Wulfric is the serious, stoic type who hardly smiles and doesn't seem to know how to have fun. And while I would agree that opposites attract, it is also true that shared values is what makes for a good and lasting relationship. The trouble here is that Christine is entirely too opposite. Her cheerfulness and bright smile that brings joy to an entire room -- and no less the "ton" results in seeming immaturity because of her actions.

And her superior attitude got on my nerves. She thinks because she smiles a lot and rolls down hills like a child, that her life is somehow more fulfilling and happier than Wulfric's. I got tired of reading about it. Wulfric, on the other hand, seems true to character. And he is honest about who he is, including wishing he did have more fun in his life.

But he also realizes that as a Duke, he has responsibilities -- including marrying a woman who not only loves him for who he is, but also has the grace to be a Duchess. Christine did not appear to be that woman. And how he could love her or even think her lively given her constant criticism of him, is beyond me. Alas, this was not my favorite Balogh book.

But as is my practice, I won't shy away from reading more of her books because she is a good writer and good storyteller. This one just didn't do it for me. Apr 30, Lizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: Simply wonderful! I recently re-read this wonderful story, and I loved it all over again. Starting when Wulfric Bedwyn, cold as ice and self-contained Duke of Bewcastle, accepts an invitation to a house party simply because he is lonely, Slightly Dangerous charmed me.

Wulf falls completely, and in spite of himself, for a woman he would normally avoid. A life-loving woman that is always having fun and getting into scrapes, Christine is totally unimpressed with the duke and his quizzing glass.

I l Simply wonderful! I loved it for its simple and realistic plot, for its hilarious dialogue, and its characters that are so beautifully drawn. I was completely charmed by this intricate and passionate story. Perfect ending for the Bedwyn Saga. Congratulations, Mary Balogh. Oct 10, Cecilia Grant rated it it was amazing. It's all in the execution. If someone had recounted the plot of this book to me - stern, unsmiling duke falls in spite of himself for life-loving widow who constantly gets into scrapes and is unimpressed by his dukely ways - I would have thought, "Yeah, I've read this story a dozen times.

Spare me the hoydenish heroine and her joie de vivre ," and gone to look for a book with some meaty angst. But the characters are so beautifully drawn, their conversations so interesting, the growth of their love It's all in the execution. But the characters are so beautifully drawn, their conversations so interesting, the growth of their love, and the obstacles to it, so organic and believable, and the humor so deft, that I was completely charmed. Will have to go back and read all the other Bedwyn books now.

View 1 comment. Regency Era Fans. I am rereading this one.

I just love it Darcyish hero who tries hard to keep his Duke face and not fall for the woman who is his exact opposite. I love that he fights and fights for her all the while fighting his own instincts not to do so.

That her preconceived notions finally break away. Glad I got caught up again! I really enjoyed listening to this story because I caught a lot of nuances I missed in the print version. I remember when I read this I had a fairly negative reaction to Wulfric. However, this time, when I listened to the story, it was a lot more clear that his feelings for Christine were engaged almost from the beginning. His humanity and decency came across more clearly too. I really enjoyed seeing all the Bedwyns and their families.

Jul 19, Nefise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just wonderful! It was a great reading. There is a very wise and very simple plot.

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It's progress and development is well paced. And when they accepted to being together, you didn't have to tolerate some nonsense things just the sake of romances.

I loved a cool, distance duke started to feel attraction for a woman who normally he would ignore Just wonderful! I loved a cool, distance duke started to feel attraction for a woman who normally he would ignore totally.

After his feelings grow up he didn't turn into a different person totally oppisite at the begining of the book. He's still same man with same manner but tried to adept his feelings and affections to the woman's merit.

I am impressed with Ms. Balogh's ability to weave a story that incorporates such realistic character growth within such a fun, away from unnecessary drama, over-the-top setting. I can find no fault with either progress, hilarious dialogue, or the simple-realistic-spectacular plot. Balogh is certainly on my auto-download list for a while; her writing being one of the best in the genre. Apr 23, Gilgamesha rated it it was amazing.

On further reading I see how the tittle fits This book improves after every reread to me. I love love love the dovecote scene and the slow and involuntary falling in love with each other. Changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars. The tittle of this book is in no way relevant to the plot. There was some unnecessary details so I ended up skimming through some pages. The attraction between the main pair seemed lacking. Dont get me wrong I loved the f On further reading I see how the tittle fits Dont get me wrong I loved the fact that they were not lusting after each other at first sight like most romance characters now days.

But the author failed to increase the heat to a satisfactory level. I had to rely heavily on my imagination to invent the necessary level of heat between them. The love making scences 2 of them were poorly done as well. The author should have either written a more detailed and passionate love scene or just do without. This way it felt short and cold. The four stars in this book is for Wulf ; Despite these shortcomings it was a great read.

Def recommended. View all 6 comments. Historical romance, poor FUN schoolteacher, house party [s] 4 27 Mar 11, Readers Also Enjoyed.

About Mary Balogh.

Mary Balogh. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curling. Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby.

Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in as A Masked Deception under her married name. In , she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling 'Slightly' sextet and 'Simply' quartet.

She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Other books in the series. Bedwyn Saga 6 books. Books by Mary Balogh. Trivia About Slightly Dangerou Quotes from Slightly Dangerous. He was near to being blinded by his attraction to her. He was in love, damn it all. He disliked her, he resented her, he disapproved of almost everything about her, yet he was head over ears in love with her, like a foolish schoolboy.

He wondered grimly what he was going to do about it. He was not amused. Or in any way pleased. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My books are purely creations of the imagination. Though I do have a mental picture of my characters, it is not as anyone I know. I remember once grimacing when told by a reader that she pictured one of my heroes as an actor whom I disliked.

But that of course is the privilege of the reader. We all see things differently with our different imaginations. How wonderful to work in a medium in which so much personal freedom is allowed both writer and reader—unlike film or television. If you write historical romances, how do you do your research?

In great bulk at the start, reading both history and contemporary sources. But since most of my books have been set in the same historical period the Regency , I am constantly adding to my knowledge. And there are two great e-mail loops of Regency fanatics to which I belong. What the people on those loops do not know about the Regency period is not worth knowing. Everyone is very willing to share expertise.

I am British by upbringing. This is a huge advantage to a writer of historical fiction set in Britain. I have an intuitive feel for what people would do under certain circumstances or feel about various issues, and how they would speak. I spend a month there each year to soak up atmosphere.

Level with us—how easy or difficult is it to write a love scene? I think of them as love stories. They are emotional experiences, bringing together as they do two people who are quite separate entities to the point at which they commit their lives to each other in a deep love relationship. Sex is a crucial aspect of such a relationship, and so it is important to me not to leave the reader outside the bedroom door, so to speak, and thus remind her that she is not one of these characters but a reader holding a book.

I love writing love scenes. I look forward to them. I never write them for titillation purposes. My love scenes are an integral part of the love story, the moments at which the passion of the growing relationship is at its most intense—either negatively or positively, showing what is wrong with the relationship or what is right. Love scenes are as much as emotional experience as a physical—perhaps more so.

Has this changed over the years? I think there are a wide variety of tastes out there. Books have clearly become more graphic over the years. I do not know which type of book is the most popular.

A survey of readers would have to be taken to get that answer. Very few of my readers have ever objected to the explicit nature of my love scenes—even when I was writing traditional Regencies. And no reader has ever asked for more sex in my books. So I suppose for my own readers the balance is just right. In the publishing business, do you feel there is a stigma attached to romance novels and, by extension, romance authors?

Are the subgenres that are being used to define novels today—romantic suspense, historical romance, romantic mystery—an attempt to eliminate any stigma attached to the romance genre? In the publishing business itself? If there is, I have not felt it. I have always been in the romance program with editors of romance.

The fellow-authors I tend to meet are romance authors.

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So I suppose I would not know what the overall house attitude is. My answer is always that romance and happy marital love are as real as all the horror stories we watch on the news each evening.

It is just that the emphasis, the perspective is different. And I far prefer my perspective! What are some things that you think could help increase awareness and sales of romance books?

The sleazy covers that used to adorn our books so that male downloaders would choose the books to go into their stores are gradually becoming a thing of the past. They almost never gave an accurate idea of the book within the covers.

I wept over some of mine!View all 67 comments. But the Duke of Bewcastle was always so proper and correct in all things we wondered at little glimpses of his true feelings and wondered who would be for him. A survey of readers would have to be taken to get that answer. Simply wonderful! Do you visualize your characters as anyone in particular? My only problem is that I always prefer when the first and most important woman in H's life is the heroine.

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