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Conquistar a un canalla (Courtship Wars #5)

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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  983 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Rayne Kenyon, conde de Haviland, peligrosamente sexy y antiguo espía, no tiene el menor interés en el amor. Simplemente desea un heredero que continúe con su título y, por consiguiente, debe tener una esposa. Rayne sorprende a todos con su elección de novia al decantarse por la sencilla hija solterona de un compañero espía que una vez le salvó la vida. Pero la temperamenta ...more
Paperback, 474 pages
Published January 2011 by Esencia (first published December 29th 2009)
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Verity
Apr 18, 2010 Verity rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: CAFFEINE-IMMUNE READERS
This 437-page book was the epitome of BDB (Blah – Dull - Boring). It’s so tame that the only danger was I almost snored as I examined the # of leftover pages during intervals. As a ‘former’ spy, Rayne’s skills were not shown to us, they’re told thru’ the narration. To relieve him of his ennui, he takes on 2 projects. 1 is to extricate his impulsive (meaning : dumb) cousin from his blackmailer by stealing the luv letters that his cousin stupidly wrote to a French ho. The 2nd endeavor is to expose ...more
Kelly22

3.00 Stars – Historical Romance

To Tame A Dangerous Lord is the fifth installment of the series. It tells the story of an ex spy Rayne Kenyon, The Earl of Haviland, whose glimpse we saw in To Seduce A Bride, and Madeline Ellis.

Rayne knew Madeline’s father from his spy days, who once saved his life. Now, when he stumbles upon her out of happenstance, he finds her in dire situations and cannot seem to walk away from the orphan daughter of his once savior. Also, he admits he experiences an undeniab
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Gloriavirtutisumbra
i just couldn't finish it. When the duel scene happened right after the 'snidley whiplash stand in' appeared and threatened the 'perilous pauline stand in' over stolen jewels,and then the breakneck wedding to the black hat 'dudley do right' the master spy that EVERYONE seemed to know was a spy as the subject was discussed openly and constantly,i just couldn't read anymore. There were too many gonzo elements for me to enjoy, my suspension of disbelief was totally shot. Jordan should have just giv ...more
Melissa
I enjoy Jordan, but the heroine needed a stronger spine. Yes, I enjoyed the hot sex and the grandmother was spiteful. Actually she changed her tune a little too quick, but she was a good conflict, unlike the eeeevil woman. Please, the evil woman really didn't do anything terribly bad to Rayne. As for Madeline paying for the sins of the former lover, I agree, she should have hit Rayne at some point.
Oleta Blaylock
This is finally Rayne Kenyon, the Earl of Haviland, story. He has finally found a bride and his family isn't happy about it. I love the Rayne takes a less than perfect lady as his wife. I know that he doesn't want to find a love match but he gets more than he bargained for with Madeline Ellis. I love that Rayne is so protective and caring. I also love that he stands up to his Grandmother when she starts to give Madeline a hard time about marrying Rayne. Rayne fights so hard to keep from falling ...more
L8blmr
There were good moments in this story, but I found myself skimming the pages in between those moments. There was potential in this tale of a nobleman's rather hasty marriage of convenience to a "plain" spinster because of his need for a brood mare wife to appease his crochety grandmother who seemingly holds the purse strings. In this case, the hero admiringly goes against type and does not choose the reigning beauty but someone who attracts him for other reasons. However, he later forgets all of ...more
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A matrimonial game that employs the rules of seduction begins in To Tame A Dangerous Lord, the latest novel in Nicole Jordan's Courtship Wars series.

Allure, intrigue, and mistrust is suspect in this novel, a departure from the more tame matrimonial games seen in previous novels of the series. Rayne Kenyon, Earl of Haviland, who acts the white knight, is handsome, seductive but has no interest in love, which makes him all the more irresistible. His only wish is for a marriage of convenience that
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Erin
What a fun little diversion! You get to expect certain things from a trashy romance book, as it must have all the appropriate ingredients for it to fulfill its goals of hero and heroine ending up happily every after, which can make genre fiction a little tedious. But Nicole Jordan's book, the 5th in the series (I think i might go back and read the first three at some point), was fun! And I like how it mixed it up a little.

Madeline is a plain spinster (with a delicious figure, of course) who is
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Aerien
Ezt a könyvet hamarabb olvastam mint a Loring nővérek könyveit. Nagyon tetszett az egész sztori. Madeline egy belevaló fiatal vénkisasszony aki beveti minden rejtett vonzerejét, hogy meghódítson egy olyan férfit akit már akkor le vett a lábáról, mikor fegyverrel a kezében hadonászott előtte. Nem tetszett Rayne egy két cselekedete, de mikor végre elismerte az érzéseit Madeline iránt és megvédte a „boszorka” előtt, megbocsátottam neki minden hibáját. :)
Jennifer
This regency romance has a lot more graphic intimacy than the older Signet regency romances. No one would believe that I'm reading it for the plot. As story lines go, this one isn't too bad. My one nit-pick is that the hero describes Madeline as plain and mousy, and suddenly, she's beautiful? I'm not sure I buy that.
penelopewanders
It took me a little while to get back into this series, but once I did, I enjoyed it. Madeline makes a super heroine, even though the "I love him but can't let him know" theme is a bit worn at the edges.
One mega-gripe though... if the author wants to use a French expression, especially spoken by someone who is theoretically a native French speaker, it seems pretty simple to actually make sure the French is correct. I don't have the book in front of me right now, but it's pretty pathetic when yo
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Deborah Ideiosepius
Bodice rippers require a suspension of disbelief - all of them do and normally I am good with that. This one required more than the normal suspension however.

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Muffin
This book was one of my first romance novels I've ever read and of course I loved it. Nicole Jordan is an amazing novelist. LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!
Lady Darcie
Mar 07, 2010 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: courtship wars #4
Rayne Kenyon was seriously born in the wrong era....For he has the heart of a knight! He can have any woman he wants yet he chooses Madeline Ellis, because 1. she is the daughter of the man who saved his life and 2. because she is witty and everything he wants in a women.
Most the of the time Rayne can be sweet and rakish but when he begins to believe that Madeline is hiding something he turns cold and distant. All Madeline wants is for him to love her. As dangerous things begin to unfold so do t
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Jess the Romanceaholic
Re-read October 2010

I forgot how much I enjoyed this story. It's pretty standard historical fare -- intelligent, spinster heroine (who's pretty danged hot after a makeover), hero who's been hurt by love in the past and therefore refuses to love again, marriage of convenience where they both fall in love with the other but refuse to tell anyone for fear that it'll be used against them. Still, it was a very enjoyable read, with lots of lovely UST and steamy love scenes, and a sweet ending. 4 1/2 S
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Lexie
TO TAME A DANGEROUS LORD is Jordan's fifth outing in her Courtship Wars series of books. Our hero, Rayne Kenyon (Lord Haviland), was previously featured throughout the series as a secondary character and object of romantic interest. This is his book, about his bride of convenience, Madeline Ellis.

(for the full review please refer to Romance Reader at Heart)
Mariah
Madeline is so lucky! To be able to find love like she does in this book is incredible. Madeline is a self-sufficient and noble creature, I enjoyed getting to know her and her mysterious love Rayne. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by Nicole Jordan if they can all make me feel as this one has.
Tasha
I think this came from my recommendation list. Can't remember. Anyway, it was solid enough that I would pick up some of her others. I'm a sucker for historical romance. The history and difference between english and scot are so drastic I find both equally amusing and fascinating.
Meredith
I think I like Madeleine best of all of Jordan's Courtship Wars heroines. Who can resist a lady who charges head-first into a duel with a pistol of her own? Full review originally published on The Librarian Next Door: http://www.librariannextdoor.com/2011...
Cristina Contilli
"So che tua nonna mi ha accettato soltanto per paura di restare esclusa dalla tua vita, ma è pur sempre un inizio. Forse un giorno riuscirò addirittura a conquistarla!"

Carino, anche se credo di essere stata penalizzata dal non aver letto gli altri volumi della saga...
Jessica
could have been better. the beginning was really entertaining but after the wedding the story was dragging along and couldn't really keep my interest. I'm not sure I want to read any more nicole Jordan books as this is already the third one that disappoints me.
Lacey Weatherford
I thought this was a fun little romance. I had a little bit of a pride and predjudice aspect to it. I would have probably given it 5 stars except the very end seemed to drag on just a bit long for me. Overall pretty fun though.
Patricia Bennettburshnick
I like the book very much, but i thought the end was a little weak. the h i thought gave in a little to easily. she sould have had the H grovel alot more. other than that but book was good
Maureen Feeney
this is book 5 in the courtship war series.I enjoyed this but have to say preferred the earlier books from the series.
Looking forward to book 6 "To desire a wicked duke" Tess Blanchards story
Vivianne
Nice, yes...
But unfortunately the ending was rushed and left me a little ... I don't know ... just like if it was incomplete ... I was not convinced at all ...
two and half stars
Mydearloverboy
ending seemed a bit abrupt ....great intrigue and the romance could have been better...I liked some of her other books better;p
4.5 stars;)
Amy
Historical Romance set in England in 1817. A little intrigue and a little romance -- what could go wrong? Check out this book to find out!
Dobarah
Dang...I thought there might be a sword in there to use for a challenge. Maybe I should rephrase that statement...or not!
Rebekah
not my favourite of the series, but still entertaining. I especially appreciate a feisty heroine, and Madeline was that.
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan spins delightful tales that simmer with passion and sensuality. In her former life, Nicole grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently and attending high school in Germany. She later earned a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech and spent eight years as a manufacturing manager making disposable diapers and toilet tissue! Currently Nicole lives i ...more
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