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Amore a ogni costo (Bow Street Runners #3)

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Nick Gentry ha fama di essere il più esperto amante di tutta l’Inghilterra. Spericolato e coraggioso agente di Bow Street, viene ingaggiato per ritrovare Miss Charlotte Howard. La missione sembra semplice, solo finché Nick non incontra la signorina in questione. Bella, fragile e in fuga da un uomo prepotente, Charlotte accende in Nick un desiderio disperato. Al punto che i...more
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Published October 1st 2008 by Mondadori, I Romanzi (first published January 1st 2003)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
From the cover:

What is the price of love?

Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished --but that was before he met the lady in question.
For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition -- one...more
Dina
I loved Nick Gentry since his first appearance in 'Lady Sophia´s Lover', the previous book in this series. After reading 'Worth Any Price', I´m pleased to say I´m not disappointed. :) Yes, he wasn´t perfect and did some unpleasant (to put it mildly) things in the past, but LK did a wonderful job "justifying" his actions. I just couldn´t not love Nick!

I loved Lottie too. She was strong and much able to fend for herself, even though she herself doubt it sometimes. In summary, she was the perfect w...more
Mistress   ~ ♠ Mistral's Kiss ♠ ~ (Mist)
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Mojca
Nick Gentry, former crime lord turned Bow Street runner, is hired to find the elusive Miss Charlotte Howard, Lord Radnor’s unwilling fiancée. Nick is to hunt the reluctant bride down and bring her back to his groom-to-be no matter what.

For Nick, known for his knack in solving “delicate” situations, this should be an easy mission. The playfield shifts when he finally meets her.

Charlotte Howard is desperate and prepared to do anything to escape a fate worst than death as the obsessed Lord Radnor’s...more
Rane
As I started to read Worth Any Price, I kept flipping back to the cover to make sure I was reading a LK book and not another author by mistake. I’ve read a good amount of LK books and enjoy her style of writing greatly, but with Worth Any Price it was very unusual style that differ from other LK books I’ve read so far, one with more of a teasing sensual level,. I’ve only found in one other of her books. Rating this book was also tough, as it was a different take on LK’s style, but not in a bad w...more
Cheryl
This was an amazing book! From very early on in the story I knew two things: Nick was going to become one of my favorite heroes, if not my very favorite, and this book was going to be one of the top favorites of my all-time favorite books! I give this book 10 stars!!

When we first met Nick Gentry in Lady Sophia's Lover I had my doubts about him. I don't really know what it was that bothered me about him, maybe he seemed cocky or something, but to be honest I wasn't that thrilled about reading his...more
Leah
This review will be written in a series of letters


Dear Nick Gentry,

I want to sincerely apologize for my extreme dislike of you in Lady Sophia's Lover. I am going to attribute it to the fact that I didn't really know you and the fact that you only showed me your Extreme Jerk-Off side in the previous book.

Over three years later, I now see that I judged you too quickly. All you needed was someone to give you a chance at a better life to prove your worth. Thank God you were able to receive that cha...more
Shawna
5+ stars – Historical Romance

WOW! This is another beautiful, romantic, evocative, and lushly sensual read from the master of historical romance, Lisa Kleypas. I absolutely loved it! Big 5 stars!
Tammy
Thank God for snow days! I turned off my phones, locked all of the doors and put my kiddos busy so I could finish one book and start "Worth Any Price". I could not put the book down and managed to finish it the same day. I can't believe I let this one sit in my TBR pile for so long!

When the book opened with Nick Gentry arriving at the doorstep of an upscale brothel, I had my doubts. Nick could not tolerate the touch of any human being and he managed to work through his deeper issues with the hel...more
Barks & Bites
Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas is the sequel to her lovely historical romance “Lady Sophia’s Lover” but it easily stands alone and is just as lovely as its prequel.

Charlotte (Lottie) Howard has successfully escaped an arranged marriage to a wretched man who had grand plans of controlling every aspect of her life. She’s been in hiding for two years, pleasantly spending her time as a lady’s companion. Though she misses her siblings, and even her grasping parents, her life in hiding is preferable...more
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
If I had thought Sir Ross was an insatiable and creative man, Nick Gentry just blew me away.

Our infamous crime lord/thief-taker was offered a job by his brother-in-law at the end of the previous book to work as an official runner. This story takes place three years later, when Nick Gentry is dispatched by a man with an ugly soul, Lord Radnor, to find and bring back his runaway bride, Charlotte Howard. It takes Nick surprisingly longer than he probably imagined to find Lottie Howard but when he d...more
SheLove2Read
Cam Rohan, Hardy Cates, Jack Travis, Derek Craven, Leo Hathaway.... Lisa Kleypas creates hero's that make you drool, sigh and remember fondly for weeks after reading their book. Nick Gentry has been added to that illustrious list with this book.

To say that Nick is a tortured soul is like saying Nora Roberts is a prolific writer. He just is, and yet I still love him. He is the brother of Sophia from Lady Sophia's Lover and a somewhat former bad boy who is now a Bow Street Runner. He takes chances...more
LiteraryLover
It's always hard for a book to live up to high expectations. Lisa Kleypas writing never disappoints, but there were things about this book that were just not my preference. For one, Worth Any Price rates rather high in the heat scale. That in itself is not something I'd normally complain about. However to me it seemed like the romance took a back seat to all the heat. The couple doesn't spent much time together, at least in getting to know each other anyways. I rather like some steam in my roman...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
This one would have gotten four stars from me if not for the dangling plot point regarding Charlotte's family. Seriously, her parents were tossing their daughters at rich, psychotic perverts and we're not gonna revisit that topic? Sloppy.
Jane Stewart
3.5 stars. I loved the first 150 pages (about 40%). The rest was only ok because it was too ordinary.

I’m looking for great stories with creativity. The potential was here, but it wasn’t developed as I would have liked. I enjoyed the characters Nick and Lottie.

THE FIRST PART OF THE STORY:
Nick was orphaned as a child, lived on the streets and was abused in a prison ship. He became a famous crime lord. Then he became a good guy by joining the Bow Street Runners for three years. Because of his chil...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Three word describe Nick Gentry very well. Dangerous. Intense. Haunted. Lisa Kleypas manages to bring all of this out of the page and made me fall in love with Nick right along side Lottie, the heroine of this book.

It has been a while since I have read a Lisa Kleyas novel and I can't believe I had forgotten the experience of failing head long in to the book and being so involved with all the characters, making me feel their trials and tribulations, happiness and elation right along with them. I...more
Carol Storm
Very simply, Lisa Kleypas is the Joe Dimaggio of Historical Romance. Her stories have a smoothness, grace and power that is absolutely unmatched, and she carves out each tale with cool perfection and ease. Effortlessly summoning up all the luxury and allure of Victorian manners, clothing and cuisine, she combines the glamorous settings with deeply engrossing characters and raw, almost modern sexual pyrotechnics.

Nick Gentry was the villain in the previous novel, LADY SOPHIA'S LOVER. As a bold mas...more
Brittany B.
I loved this book about Nick Gantry. It's preceded by Lady Sophia's Lover, although it could be stand alone. I have listened to every one of Lisa K's books, with a few exceptions. Granted I may not remember all the plots, but lady Sophia's Lover and Worth Any Price are two favorites of mine. Nick Gantry is a tortured bad guy, redeemed with the help of his sister and her husband (a Bow Sreet Runner). On the way to redemption, he finally meets a woman to spend his life with. He has a secret, a rea...more
ChloeLeeNH
Hard to say which of these 3 I liked the most... I think this one... I loved the h/h and thought they were well matched... not much in the way of mystery or suspense but I just really liked this one. Sad to see the series over!
Bekah
4.75*

Worth Any Price is the 3rd and final installment to the Bow Street Runner series, and it is by far one of the better books that Kleypas has written. We have our villain from Lady Sophia's Lover, Nick Gentry, working respectfully for Bow Street and taking commissions on the side for additional income. He’s currently working for Lord Radnor who is missing his betrothed, Catherine Howard. Nick has managed to track her down to Stony Cross Park, home to none other than Marcus, Lord Westcliffe –...more
Dinjolina
So...sex.And yeah...sex.And...well-sex.
It had too much of it and nothing of the good in-betweens that I love when it comes to Lisa Kleypas. They were small and dull.
Yes,he goes to hunt Lottie.
Yes,he marries her himself.
Yes,he dreams of his hurtful past.
Blah blah blah,and then they realize their love for each other so they become healed an happy just like that-poof!
La-la land here we come!
It was just...not special.I could have just read the summary and not miss a thing.
Oh and the part where they...more
Cynthia
No major misteps, enjoyable to read, but bland and predictable. And some many things were just so...convenient. It was odd...and boring.

She focuses on a lot of scenes you've seen a hundred times before, and I remember reading a few things she skimmed over that, if gone into more detail, would have made this a more interesting read.

I did like Nick's audacity and balls in telling Lord R how it was going to be before he was even married. I was intrigued by the thread of him reapplying himself, but...more
valee
OMG, I loved it. I wasn't happy about the first book in this series because it was not as good as other LK's books. Then the second one was a bit better, maybe as good asthe ones I enjoyed the least in her best series. But this one was right there with the best.

I loved the hero so much. I wanted to read Nick's story since his very first appearance. And Lotti was awesome as well

Does anybody know if there will be more books in this series. I would definitely read the doctor's story. Or the other...more
Holly
Re-read 2/18/13 - I adore Nick and Lottie. I'm so glad I reread theor story. Kleypas at her best.

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I've already re-read this book three times this year, it's that good.

I heart Nick. He's still my favorite (Well, ok, that's subject to change depending on what book I'm currently reading but still..he's right up there) of Kleypas' heroes. I adore him.

I love that Lottie is the strong one in their relationship and takes such care with him. This one definitely holds up.
Mitzi
I read this out of order and loved it. Very good book.
Heather
The author chose to make him a virgin at the age twenty four-something you NEVER come across in romance books,no matter what age they are.&instead of the author having him wait til he met his wife, because we know he's going to meet his wife in the book,she has him go to a freakin brothel. i think that's all i need to say.
if you're gunna make him a virgin,you may as well have him wait for his wife. but NO! this author likes writing trash.
i was completely and utterly disgusted. i literally th...more
Moira & Mina Naveen
Worth Any Price, Lisa Kleypas
When Is Love .....Worth Any Price?

Worth Any Price, by Lisa Kleypas, is set in London, England in the late 1830's, centering on Miss Charlotte Howard, a young woman on the run from an undesirable marriage, and Nick Gentry, the Bow Street runner hired to retrieve her. Upon finding her whereabouts, Nick discovers Charlotte to be quite different than what he expected, so instead of returning her to her family and thereby sentencing her to a life of misery under the cru...more
KatieV

Kleypas proves once again that a good writer can take plot elements that normally don't appeal to me and make them work.

***spoilers***

In this case, I'm speaking of a sexually abused hero who has only been with one other woman prior to the h and still make him a very convincing and sexy alpha...of course that 'other woman' taught him far more than anyone else could have ;) Yes, my assumptions are sexist. I am aware. I don't expect romance to be PC (or realistic).

There was one glaring plot hole t...more
Lelyana Taufik
Prolog :
Still virgin di usia 24 thn,Nick Gentry memberanikan diri mendatangi Mrs.Bradshaw, dan mendapatkan "pelajaran" uhuk uhuk pertama nya dari si mucikari and for FREE !

Chapter 1 :
Tiga tahun kemudian, saat Nick masuk apartemen madam, dia menemukan pria muda seumuran dia juga waktu pertama kali di kamar madam...dan dg santainya madam bilang,kalo pelajaran sdh selesai, dia punya murid baru dan Nick di suruh cari perempuan di luar dan jatuh cinta. Dengan kesal, Nick pergi dari situ

Chapter 2 :...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...


This book has a swoon-worthy romance, a wonderfully tortured hero, and a heroine with the strength to heal him while standing firm against her own demons. It’s a delightfully engaging story that kept me riveted and on the edge of my seat.

Even readers who don’t usually read historical romances will find a multitude of reasons to enjoy themselves. There’s not a lot of stuffy language and the dialogue is easy to relate to. Nick’s reason...more
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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
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“No matter how strong our resolve, we eventually find ourselves enslaved by the compulsive preference for one particular woman. You’ve been caught, my friend. You may as well reconcile yourself to it.” Nick did not bother trying to deny it. “I was going to be so much smarter than you,” he muttered. Sir Ross grinned. “I prefer to think that intelligence has nothing to do with it. For if a man’s intellect is measured by his ability to remain untouched by love, I would be the greatest idiot alive.” 9 likes
“You took advantage of me while I was sleeping," she said breathlessly. "That's not fair."
Gentry's hand moved over her hip in a slow circle."I seldom play fair. It's usually easier to cheat."
A sudden laugh bubbled in Lottie's throat. "You are the most shameless man I've ever encountered."
"Probably," he conceded, pushing her hair aside and lowering his smiling mouth to the back of her neck.”
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