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Zorla Güzellik Olmaz

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Leydi Margaret Landor, Avrupa'da aylarını, on bir yıl önce bir düelloda en iyi arkadaşını öldürdükten sonra kaybolan Sebastian Townshend'i bulmak için harcar. Bu amacında başarısız olunca, acımasızlığı ile nam salmış Raven adlı adamı tutmaya karar verir. Fakat aradığı kişinin zaten Raven olduğunu fark edince oldukça şaşırır.

Sebastian'ın bir daha asla İngiltere'ye dönmeyece
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 2010 by Epsilon (first published January 1st 2005)
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Mar 11, 2015 Robin (Bridge Four) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy
2.5 I might be at the end of my binge Stars

I occasionally go on a romance run and binge read romance novels back to back until they start to seem silly and tedious…I think I’m there. It isn’t necessarily that this is a bad Historical Romance….but it isn’t a great one either. I LONG for a really good HR story where both the romance and the plot line up and are both good. For me this had a decent plot that I liked the revelation of at the end and the romance had moments but that was about it. Most
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
When I heard about Marriage Most Scandalous was about I was intrigued. The hero was described as a mercenary which made my ears perk up. I love dangerous romance heroes. What can I say? I was tempted, despite my limited financial funds to buy the book when it came out (from Walmart at a considerable discount), but since money wasn't good I elected to wait. And lo and behold, my patience was rewarded when I found it at the library. I finished the book in 2 days (because I saw three movies also in ...more
Mar 17, 2010 Somona rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Somona by: No one to blame but myself
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Sandra Dagg
Apr 12, 2013 Sandra Dagg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book last night, and would have given it five stars except that I thought the ending was a bit rushed. It's not that I thought the author didn't know how to finish the book, but more that she'd been given a set number of pages to complete the novel, and had run out of room. If that is the case, then I think that sucks, because it was a great story, and I had no clue what was going to happen, so was totally surprised with the ending. As to modern words and phrases, there may have ...more
Mar 13, 2012 Talia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t like this book. As a rule, the only romance author I read is Amanda Quick. I like her settings and her characters always make me laugh.

But, at some point in life, I picked up this book – probably at an airport or something. After reading it, I’m reminded why I made my Amanda Quick rule.

This book was flimsy. Predictable, clichéd, far-fetched … these are just a few words that come to mind when trying to describe it.

Two things that really bothered me were the author using colloquial slang
Jun 25, 2010 Trins rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Even though this wasn't Johanna at her best, I still really liked 'Marriage most Scandalous'. It was still a fun read-and I must say, since I haven't read a Johanna Lindsey book in a while, it was really nice to read her again. Like a homecoming really.
Dec 08, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having been banished by his father after the duel that left his best friend dead, Sebastian Townshend vowed to never return to England. After living for eleven years as the deadly mercenary, The Raven, Sebastian is shocked when his former neighbor, Lady Margaret Landor arrives at his doorstep, looking to hire him. She in turn receives a shock, when The Raven turns out to be the man she was looking to hire him to find.

At home, Sebastian’s father has had several accidents and, suspecting foul pla
Yasmina Jual novel kolpri
Satu kata buat novel ini..... Delicious
Yaaa..... Memang nikmat membaca nya ... Ga berasa waktu ketika membolak balik halamannya karna terlalu teresapi dengan alur cerita yang begitu menarik... Buat q sebenarnya susah menutup buku nya ... Pengen nambah lagi... Ahahahah
...... Kesan yang berbeda ditampilkan JL buat novel ini... Biasa nya novel yg lain full dramatis , nah disini aq suka dialoq kata per kata antara m/f nya so fresh banget ... Buat q ketawa dan senyum2 sendiri dengan tingkah pola sika
Tukang Kueh Keren
Hmmm......ini adalah buku historical romance dari penulis yang ketiga yang saya baca....kok ya biar beda penulis, isi dan tema ceritanya mirip-mirip ya? apa karena settingnya selalu di Inggris? Bangsawan....yang terbuang....pernikahan pura-pura.....sehingga membuat bosan saya sebagai pembacanya karena modelnya gitu-gitu aja, ditambah dengan parahnya mutu terjemahan dari penerbit gagasmedia ini.

Masih mending yang terbitan gramedia deh, buku ini banyak kesalahan eja, belum lagi terjemahan yang kad
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
This man's words are seducing and charming me right off the pages and into another world of serious relaxation. For these people to be off the upper crust and educated, they most certainly lacked common sense.

Margaret wanted to find one son to help the father, but she got much more than she would have ever bargained for. Sebastian (the Raven) wants nothing to do with his home of birth. Whether its the lure of money, a woman, or family reunion, he is back home and with a puzzle to solve.

This puzz
Dec 24, 2011 Marjo marked it as zeroes-and-dnf  ·  review of another edition

I like the first couple of chapters well enough, but the third just feels like it was dropped in out of nowhere, and from then I remembered what I didn't like about this novel when I first read it. Not the lack of consistent characterization (the problem is present - it's like at any given moment the characters are given whatever personality will create the most drama - but I guess the first time it just flew over my head), but the fact that the plot is so damn convoluted! I mean, really!?! T
May 01, 2011 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-hist
An enjoyable read. It has been more than a...ahem, score of years since I read a book by Johanna Lindsey. That said, this was fun. A twisted plot that got really knotted and perhaps, a little too quickly resolved for my tastes. The emotional changes were sped up, peoples feelings altering and accepting grievances to easily. Then again, I am a grudge bearer and malicious when wronged, so mayhap it is only my view.

Anyway, Marriage Most Scandalous was amusing and diverting.
Apr 27, 2011 Zeek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hist-rom, romance
Eh. That just about sums it up.

If you've read alot of Lindsey's then you've pretty much read this before you've even cracked the spine, although the characters didn't really hang with me like some of her others. Plus the plot kinda fell apart. You've read this plotline a 100 times. The Hero and Heroine pretend their married to get back in with the hero's father who disowned him but is an obvious ploy to get the hero in the heroines bedroom. Disappointing.
Apr 27, 2010 Rach3975 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I usually like Johanna Lindsey's books for quick reads that draw me fully into the characters' lives. There was something about this one that just didn't work-I never liked the characters that much and wasn't rooting for them. I hardly ever give up on a book, but I'm 3/4 of the way through and debating whether to finish or bail.
Feb 06, 2010 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had not read a Johanna Lindsey book in a long time and I was really excited about reading this one. It was dissapointing. To me, it started slow and it just did not get any better. I made myself finish it but was skipping some of it along the way. I liked the characters but they did not click in my opinion.
Oct 31, 2013 Richelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
I listened to this one and really enjoyed it. An exiled son that has to return home to try and figure out what is going on with his father. Is someone trying to kill him? The last part of the book was a complete twist that I had no idea that it would happen like that. Highly recommend it!
Jan 18, 2017 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one! There were some plot twists, some betrayals, I wasn't feeling when Sebastian ran back and professed his love to Maggie, but that is ok, because I felt that he would have developed that love eventually.

Sebastian starts out this novel by accidentally killing his best friend in a duel. He goes to this duel expecting to die, but Giles hits his arm, and his arm falls and he ends up shooting Giles in the chest. Sebastian's father then disowns him, turns out Giles' father and Sebas
Jan 21, 2017 Libby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Only read JL when I'm desperate and end up borrowing one of hers from the library. Where to begin with describing just how bad this was. Bad girl comes between friends forcing them into a duel to the death. Exiled friend killer becomes some sort of super fixer type mercenary guy. It was stupid. So girl hires him to return to England - from whence he swore to NEVER! EVER! NOT EVER GOING TO HAPPEN - but to make it for reals we'll have to pretend marriage because -uh, what was that - social convent ...more
this story centered on Sebastian... a good man, a good oldest son, honorable... until he sleeps with a woman he doesn't know is betrothed to his best friend (one who lived more in his house than his own while growing up) and is challenged to a duel... his father forbids him to participate in the duel, but he feels so guilty he goes with the intention of dying - not drawing his own pistol and allowing his friend to regain his honor... but, his friend shoots his arm, and the arm jerks, and the pis ...more
Bintang 3.

Sebuah pengkhianatan seorang sahabat dan sandiawara besar yg merugikan tak hanya satu orang tapi beberapa keluarga yg saling berhubungan erat satu sama lain. Menimbulkan kesedihan dan ketidakbahagiaan bagi banyak orang hanya karena satu orang yg egois dan licik.

Sebastian Townshend putra sulung Earl of Edgewood diasingkan dan diusir dari Inggris oleh sang ayah setelah melangsungkan duel yg merenggut nyawa sahabatnya, putra sahabat sang Earl. Hal itu terjadi karena skandal istri Giles yg
Aliftya Amarilisyariningtyas
“Kau bahkan tak keberatan juliette menguasai Edgewood? Aneh sekali, ya, mengingat dialah yang membuatmu harus berduel, lalu membuatmu berkemas-kemas dan pergi dari rumah ayahmu sendiri.” – halaman 69.

Berbicara mengenai tanggapan saya akan novel ini, jujur saya setelah saya selesai membacanya saya merasa terbodohi dan terbohongi. Ya, novel ini tak hanya menarik tapi juga menyimpan twist yang besar. Twist yang mana tidak dapat tertebak sama sekali –setidaknya bagi saya. Cerita di dalamnya banyak m
Setting: Austria, France, and England. 1808 (prologue) and 1819
Genre: Romance
The prologue starts with a duel between Sebastian Townshend and his best friend, Giles. Sebastian plans to delope, but a shot from Giles hits his arm and his shot goes astray, killing Giles. Sebastian is wrecked over the incident. But instead of comforting Sebastian over the loss of his friend, his father disowns him and tells him to never darken England's shores.
Eleven years later, Sebastian is in Austria with his vale
Having slept with his best friend 19s wife, Sebastian found himself accidentally killing his best friend in an unexpected duel. This has led his father to disown him and has led him to live a life alone. Suffering his father 19s fury over what happened, he promised not to step foot again in England. In order to survive, he has accepted odd jobs and became a mercenary that gave him a notorious title, The Raven.

One day, Sebastian was visited by young and beautiful Lady Margaret Landor, who seeks
Dec 22, 2014 Chohnlegltz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How I came to pass it was mere coincidence, I just so happened to pass my neighbour hood and found this book lying on the street alongside piles or unwanted trash. This being one of the books, and most clean I picked it up and read the summary. Found it was okay. By good gods am I happy I picked it up. I don't read often but this following week I'd be dying to find a book to read, usually I fancy fantasy and adventure, but tried other genres and found I enjoyed nothing, I prefer a light read.

Ardi Rz
Marriage Most scandalous : terjerat cinta pura-pura
Gairah. intrik. skandal.terkadang ,sebuah pernikahan memiliki semua itu.

kisahnya dimulai tahun 1808 di inggris. setelah giles tahu bahwa juliette tidur dengan sebastian terjadi masalah besar. yap. novel terjemahan ini sukses buat aku penasaran dengan masalah yang terjadi pada sebastian dan giles yang menyebabkan mereka harus berduel di batu duel dan giles tertembak dan mati. akibat dari itu sebastian di usir dari rumahnya dan dia menggembara dan
Not exactly what I expected. After reading it, I thought it must have been one of the author's early works written in the late '80's or early '90's. I was surprise to see it was written as late as 2006.

It isn't so much a romance novel as it is a "who done it" that you don't realize is a "who done it" until they tell you who did it. That won't make any sense until you've read it. It is sort of set up as a "who done it" in that you are supposed to be wondering who is trying to murder the hero's f
Feb 18, 2014 Arlenis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bueno solo tengo una palabra para describir a Sebastian y es... CA-LIEN-TE, y bueno ¿como no? si el hombre tiene todo lo que una mujer busca en un hombre (o por lo menos yo), sensible, ardiente, hermoso rostro, escultural cuerpo, profundo, misterioso, y oh buen dios con un sentido del humor tan único. Este libro en mi opinión se merece las cinco estrellas por mucho. Es un libro que a pesar de que no es una historia única, bien te atrapa desde el primer momento, la autora tiene una manera de escr ...more
Listened to Marriage Most Scandalousby Johanna Lindsey. When Sebastian Townshend, son of the eighth Earl of Edgewood, was banished from his family due to the tragic results of a duel, he vowed never to return to England. Now living on the continent, Sebastian has forged a new identity as a deadly mercenary, The Raven. But his former neighbor, Lady Margaret Landor, has different plans for him. Back in England, Sebastian's father has had several accidents and Margaret suspects foul play and decept ...more
Kitabı ben Aşkta Seni Seçtim kadar beğenmedim. Onun kadar komik veya güzel değildi benim için. Ama sizin görüşünüzü etkilemek istemem ben hikayeyi biraz anlatim. Hikaye baş karakterimiz olan Sebastian'ın "anlamadan" arkadaşının karısıyla yatması ve üzerine arkadaşını akabinde yapılan düelloda öldürüp İngiltereden sürülmesiyle başlıyor. 11 yıl sonra Sebastian Fransa da ve dünyada The Raven lakabıyla kiralık bir asker haline gelmiştir. Kızımız Margaret'ın vasisi Sebastian'ın babasıdır. Ve Sebastia ...more
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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