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A Dangerous Love (Swanlea Spinsters #1)

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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  2,329 ratings  ·  92 reviews
He was playing a dangerous masquerade...Griff Knighton′s found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea′s daughters: he′ll swap identities with his man of affairs during their next visit to Swan Park, and be free to pursue his own desires! After all, he′s not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title. B ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 7th 2000)
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Erin
The 1st book of the Swanlea Spinsters series is near perfection!
If you want the H and h quoting Shakespeare to one another, 'A Dangerous Love' has that in abundance.
The hero, Griff is a bit of an ass, quick to anger and can lie easily(ergo his disguise-but even when that is found out he keeps some of his cards to his chest which for the story is great but for being a good human being, not so great) BUT he does a nice bit of 'grovelling' or rather 'convincing' in the end which was actually reall
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Shelly
Why only 3 stars? I loved the witty banter, plot line, the typical SJ formula which I love, the secondary characters (can't wait for Helena and Daniel's story!!). What didn't I love? The two main characters. Although I liked Griff a bit more, I didn't feel a connection to either one of them. In fact at times I grew tired of Rosalind, and highly annoyed. I don't think she did anything wrong, but obviously there was just something I can put my finger on to cause me not to really like them. I think ...more
EB
Never have I ever more deservedly given a book 3 stars. Let’s do this pro/con style.

PRO:
Lovely, lively, intelligent, robust, loyal, protective, self-sufficient heroine.
CON:
Total asshole, deceitful, easy to anger, belligerent hero.

PRO:
Use of the word cock!
CON:
Use of the word honeypot! :(((

PRO:
Wonderful side characters. Hell, I cared more about the hinted at romance for the second book than I did this one.
CON:
The sex was WAY too dubiously consensual and always seemed to be the hero’s way of shut
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Joy
After reading the first few sentences, I was hooked. I always liked the identity-swapping conflict and anticipating how it'll be resolved. This story was quite unpredictable so that's another plus. While the setting was mostly in Swanlea Park, the characters' wit and banter were exciting enough.

I immediately liked Rosalind! I have a thing for independent, sassy, and sharp-tongued heroines. Aside from her striking good looks and her passion to be an actress, she also has a fancy for loud colors.
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Lily
Reseña publicada en: http://www.desvandesuenos.com/2012/03...

Esta novela llamó mi atención en un principio por tres razones: el título (sugerente...), la portada (bastante alejada de lo que lo suele ser la carta de presentación habitual en las novelas de este género y, por lo tanto, original) y la autora (tenía bastantes ganas de probar algo suyo ya que he leído bastantes buenas críticas.

Rosalind, la protagonista, es una de las tres hijas solteras del conde de Swanlea. Viven en la finca de su pa
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Virginia
Despite my utter annoyance with Rosalind, the female lead, who I find completely slappable and truly frustrating, I still liked the story overall. Even though I found the secondary leads far more interesting and found myself reading the book for hints of their story (and of course, the setup for the next in this series), the main pair's storyline and conflict and resolution was interesting enough, I suppose.

Since I mostly skip the smexy parts of romance novels (after you've read hundreds of nov
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Donna
I started off this series by reading the third book (After the Abduction) and I was intrigued by the comments made by and about Griff and Rosalind in that book. They sounded like an interesting couple. Having finished this book, all I can say is that they are truly one amazingly well matched pair of characters - strong willed, loyal, determined, passionate, and intelligent. Sassy Rosalind matches wits with Griff from their first encounter and they both try to gain the upper hand by quoting Shake ...more
Luvmyfamily
This one gets a 3.5 because I really like the author and her writing is very captivating however this time I had a hard time liking the main characters both. The woman was too stubborn and suspicious and the man was selfish and inconsiderate. It ended well but I wasn't thrilled with them for the most part of the story.
Adriana Davesa melero
Hacía tiempo que no leía histórica y me apetecía probar esta autora, cuya novela lleva casi dos años en mi estanterías. Tengo que decir que ha superado mis expectativas. Al principio me costó engancharme, pero ese "tira y afloja" de los protagonistas me embaucó. Me ha encantado los diálogos entre ellos y la pasión que transmitían. Rosalind me ha caído muy bien, adoro su caracter. Lo único que no me ha convencido ha sido la rapidez con la que llevan la relación; de un día para otro, cambian demas ...more
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
I finally finished this book after so long but it was a pretty good read albeit a very slow start.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Sopra di loro,il cielo era un miracolo di seta a strisce viola,rosa e oro,l’ultima estasi del sole prima di calare all'orizzonte. Tutt'intorno regnava il silenzio come se persino gli uccelli fossero incantati dai due miracoli,uno nel cielo e uno sulla terra"

In realtà sarebbero 3 stelline e 1/2 ma ho voluto premiare l'abilità dell'autrice che riesce sempre a coinvolgermi con la sua scrittura! ;D Non mi piacciono molto le trame che si basano sullo scambio di identità, anche se in questo caso l'in
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Bookworm1858
A Dangerous Love by Sabrina Jeffries
Avon Books, 2000
373 pages
Romance; Historical

Summary: Griff is officially a bastard but if he agrees to marry an ailing earl's daughter, he can receive proof of his legitimacy. He figures he'll visit, skulk around the place, find the marriage certificate and take off. To aid his search, he switches place with his manservant so that he has more free time. He did not count on feisty Lady Rosalind though who suspects him of something and may just lead him to the a
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Eva
Buku ini secara tidak sengaja terbaca oleh gue karena salah baca judul. Alasan yang konyol, malu2in, tapi malah keterusan baca karena ceritanya kayak film Disney.

Ciyuuusss??

Iya, ciyusss miapah! Kayaknya gue nggak perlu ngemeng panjang lebar soal cerita corny horny ala Harlequin sebab pada intinya kalo lo berani buka tu buku ya lo niat baca kumpulan ampas2 kopi sama air panasnya yang bikin melek seger tapi lidah kepahitan itu.

Hal pertama yang bikin gue tertarik ngebaca novel ini sampe abis adal
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Natha
Buku ini awalnya bikin tertarik dibaca karena sinopsis yang tertulis di belakang sampulnya, tapi setelah membaca sinopsis buku keduanya, aku malah lebih tertarik dengan buku keduanya. :P Hanya saja, berdasarkan pengalaman, lebih baik membaca buku pertama dan membangun feeling pada tokoh-tokohnya dari pada langsung lompat ke buku kedua, jadi aku baca buku ini dahulu.

Rosalind, tokoh utama kita, anak kedua dari tiga bersaudara yang kesemuanya adalah perempuan, punya kakak yang sakit dan bermulut pe
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Danielle (Bookwhoreblog) Perez
Rosalind is one of three Swanlea spinsters an odd bunch of gals distant from ton. When the trio’s father falls ill he devises a plan to right his wrong, and save his daughters at the same time. Little did the Earl of Swanlea know the man he wronged had plans of his own, and falling in love with one of his daughters isn't one of them. Packed with mystery and romance A Dangerous Love is an adventurous read, with a plot that is constantly unfolding keeping readers on the edge of each kiss...I mean ...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
A dangerous Love, salah satu novel historical romance kocak.

Griff dan Daniel adalah rekan kerja di perusahaan Griff: Knighton. suatu hari Griff meminta Daniel utk ditemani ke rumah Earl of Swanlea dlm rangka undangan perjodohannya dg salah satu putrinya dan meminta Daniel utk berpura2 mjd dirinya sementara Griff berpura2 mjd asisten Daniel krn Griff ingin menjelajahi rumah Earl of Swanlea demi menemukan akta kelahirannya tanpa terganggu.

begitu nyampe di rumah Earl of Swanlea, usaha ilegal Griff
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Ifigenia
Cuando Griff recibe la noticia de que el conde de Swanlea está dispuesto a "devolverle" su legitimidad siempre y cuando se case con alguna de sus tres hijas, decide ir acompañado de su hombre de negocios, Daniel, pero intercambiando las identidades con él para que mientras Daniel entretiene a las muchachas y es el centro de atención él pueda buscar y rebuscar libremente el certificado para no tener que casarse con las hijas (si son solteronas, por algo será), pero llevarse el certificado del mat ...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Dari awal sudah rada ngebosenin padahal ini salah satu author fav gw,,ga tahu salah diterjemahan atau memang dari sananya alur ceritanya ngebosenin.

Rosalind menentang keras permintaan ayahnya untuk mengundang Marsden Griffith Knighton ke rumah pedesaan mereka tanpa mengetahui alasan jelas dibalik undangan ayahnya ini adalah menebus dosa masa lalu ayahnya yang merebut gelar Earl of Swanlea dari tangan ayah Griff sendiri. ROsalind semakin tidak suka ketika ia menemukan Griff, yang saat itu menyama
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Marie
Bintang 4 untuk buku 1 Swanlea Spinsters.

Marsden Griffith Knighton, Griff, seorang pria sukses pemilik Knighton Trading. Merencanakan untuk melebarkan sayap perusahaannya ddn menjadi salah satu delegasi utusan ke Cina. Tapi semua itu butuh landasan yg kuat sebagai seorang Lord di House of Lord. Dengan kata lain Griffharus memiliki gelarnya yg selama ini seharusnya menjadi gelarnya.

Earl of Swanlea, pria tua yg sakit sakitan mengundang Griff untuk berkunjung ke Swan park dan menawarkan pernikahan
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Devi Rouli
Griff yang ingin maju ke delegasi Cina berusaha mendapatkan surat keterangan Pernikahan orang tuanya namun dibalik itu ia memiliki ambisi menghilangkan jejak sebagai anak haram dengan menyamar sebagai Daniel, tangan kanannya dan sebaliknya bagi daniel karna ia ingin mencuri surat itu tanpa menikahi salah satu dari 3 perawan swanlea. Tapi saat tiba ia memulai rencananya muncul Rasalind yang menghalangi dan membuatnya terpikat...... Kisah cinta yang diliputi ambisi Griff membuat Rosalind mundur ka ...more
Aldy
Me encantó! me gusta mucho cuando los personajes tienen carácter fuerte, ella es una mujer muy aguerrida y decidida, él es el típico lord tozudo y frío que no puede comprender que se ha enamorado y le toma tiempo entender que ya no es pura pasión sino que también hay algo más aún.
Se va desarrollando de a poco, pero ninguno de sus personajes cambia radicalmente y eso es algo que me gustó mucho, no es como en algunas novelas que se enamoran desde el principio y ceden un 100% en su forma de ser.
Gri
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SesameG
The first half of this novel had some promise. Rosalind and her gentleman-in-disguise had good chemistry. There were several threads that seemed to be leading somewhere - the midnight sword fight, the secret passageway, Rosalind's love of bright, bold colour schemes, the strongbox, Juliet's story - and then they never did! Or, at least, nothing had come of them by the time I abandoned the book. The conflict between the hero and heroine really felt more and more contrived and her responses to it ...more
Anna May
Does she know how to write a woman without turning her into an idiot, know it all or just simply a very childish, annoying person?

Her men are all brilliantly written. But the women are sheer impossible.
Karyn Gerrard
2.5 out of 5 rounded up to 3.

A regency version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Shrew being the key word here. The heroine Rosalind was a full-bore shrew through most of this book. When she wasn't coming off the rails, she was crying. The hero Griff's wild mood swings were hard to swallow. He uttered some nasty thoughts aloud. That said, it was well written and plotted, but I didn't really connect with either of them. I was not really rooting for their HEA, though Griff was entirely sexy when he wa
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Kimi Chan
at first, i don't really like the story cause i think the female character is so annoying. BUT, after a few chapter, i just got hooked and began to love this couple.
the story is great. i really like how close rosalind with her family and Griff is such a cutie.
the ending? i really like it!!! overall i really enjoy it.
Jennifer
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Kasumi
Con una sinopsis muy típica, no era el libro que más me apetecía leer de mi pila, y más siendo primero de saga, pero allí donde no esperaba originalidad, me encontré con unos personajes divertidos en su cabezonería, y sinceramente, me sorprendió para bien su resolución, ya que la autora nos sorprende con un muy buen uso del "no todo es lo que parece" y "no deberías de juzgar algo sin conocer todos los datos" que no queda nada artificioso.

Lee el resto de la reseña en mi blog:
http://resumiendotodo
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Michelle
Feb 03, 2013 Michelle marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
this is my second attempt at reading this book. while the writing isnt bad, it's the style that just isnt my style. more a comedic romance from the tone. A lot like Lyndsay Sands. Got about a quarter of the way through and just couldnt continue with it. especially since the story could have ended in that first quarter once Lady Rosalind and Griff took the walk through the woods. all could have been said and done and no story was needed. his reasoning for not telling her his end didnt make much s ...more
Teresa
For me, Sabrina Jeffries rarely disappoints! This was another enjoyable read. I loved the main characters Griff and Rosalind. Their chemistry was very believable. I also enjoyed the hint of romance between Daniel and Helena. I would be interested in reading more of this series.
Red
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 39 novels and 10 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books ...more
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