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Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn Saga #3)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  5,341 ratings  ·  240 reviews

Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality.

Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Freyja Bedwyn, the wild-hearted daughter, meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she.

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Hardcover, Large Print, 415 pages
Published January 12th 2003 by Center Point (first published 2003)
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Dina
As someone who had been quite happy hating Freyja Bedwyn since meeting her in A Summer to Remember, I have no qualms admitting that I wasn't very thrilled about reading her book. At the same time, I couldn't help feeling some kind of morbid anxiety about it, as I wondered if Ms. Balogh would be able to redeem "lovely" Freyja. So, it was with some trepidation that I started reading Slightly Scandalous...

As the story opens, Freyja has left Lindsey Hall, her older brother Wulf's estate, and is on h
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Karen
Slightly Scandalous is the third book in the Slightly series by Mary Balogh. We first meet Freyja Bedwyn in A Summer to Remember. I didn't like Freyja in that book. I didn't like any of the Bedwyns, in fact. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading Aiden's book Slightly Married and Rannulf's Slightly Wicked. I figured that if MB could turn Rannulf into a sexy, likable hero then I should like Freyja too, right?

Wrong. Freyja Bedwyn was easily one of the worst heroines I have come a
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Denise
I just can't get enough of this Bedwyn family! I was not looking forward to Freyja's story at all, I truly hated her in the other books, although we got to catch glimpses of her in a better light in Slightly Wicked Well we got to know her well enough here that I was able to get over my dislike of her and am now full of appreciation of her spectacular wit! She and Joshua certainly met their match in each other even though they were opposites in many ways. He was described as gorgeous while she i ...more
Bobs (Reader Unbound)
This is the best book in the series if you ask me. It was funny and easy to read, a bit more wicked and passionate then the previous two books. It is simply impossible not to love Freyja - she is independent, clever, spontaneous and a bit bitchy. I found myself laughing non stop throughout the whole book - the way she hit Joshua on several occasions ( and I was like a cheerleader at home shouting "you go girl!" ).
If are a fan or Julia Quinn or Lisa Kleypas and you haven't read this book yet I su
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Wealhtheow
When the man she was in love with is expecting his first child with his new wife, Lady Freyja Bedwyn leaves the neighborhood for Bath. On her way there, Joshua Moore (who has lately inherited the title of Marquess of Hallmere) runs into her bedchamber to escape a pair of blackmailers. Freyja looks at him down her aristocratic (read: gigantic) nose and tells him if he doesn't leave, she'll scream. He mocks her and says she wouldn't dare expose herself to gossip in that way. Freyja promptly scream ...more
Cheryl
Wow! I am flying through this fabulous series... and I'm even reading them back-to-back (which is a huge feat for me, I tend to get bored and want some variety)! THIS book, Freyja Bedwyn's story, was fantastic!! I think it is definitely my favorite of the Bedwyn's so far... and she was the Bedwyn sibling that I liked the least in the beginning! But Freyja and Joshua were hilarious together. Their banter had me in stitches and their passion was all-consuming!

Great book and Great series!! MUST rea
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Juliana
The haughty and unusual Freyja meets her match in Joshua, a laughing Adonis

This is a very enjoyable book. The sparring between Freyja and Joshua is wonderful and it's funny seeing her lose her temper with him - sometimes in very public places. They have very different personalities, but complement each other very well and seem destined for one another (and the chemistry between them is great!). One of the highlights is encountering the other members of the Bedwyn family again; they contribute gr
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Alyssia
I,ve read this book quite a few times and loved it every one of them. When I first picked it up, before I even opened the book or looked at the blurb I wasn't keen on it, the reason being the cover. I HATED IT. OK, most people probably wouldn't have seen the UK cover but in my opinion it was horrible.

So, when I first opened the book I expected it to be a rubbish and a disgrace to regency romance genre since despite the saying don't judge a book by its cover most people (myself included) do. I wa
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Kajol
Of all the books in the series, this book has robbed me of my heart and has become my top favorite of all! Gosh, I am head over ears in love with it!

Lady Frejya Bedwyn, the headstrong, handsome, funny and witty younger sister of the Duke of Bewcastle is not the ordinary polite lady of the ton but someone full of exuberance. I loved her! Riding horse, throwing punches and having fun in the midst of chaos... well, there's no one who does that better.

Joshua Moore, the humorous, fun-loving, caring,
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Kathy Davie
Third in the Bedwyn Saga historical-romance series revolving around the Bedwyn family.The couple focus is on Lady Freyja Bedwyn and Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere.


My Take
Bathians??? Introducing her grandson by his first name? Going down to the kitchen herself to see how dinner preparations are coming??

I'm missing something here. Balogh has been going on and on about Bedwyns marrying only for love so why is it that Lady Freyja believes she has to take what's offered? Then there's the nonsen
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Anna D.
5 Big stars!

I know that Freyja’s character is supposed to be hard to love especially in the books preceding this one, but I admire her. What she (and I should also say Rannulf) did in A Summer to Remember to Lauren was scheming and underhanded and if we didn’t get some insight from her conversation with Ralf and then Aidan’s side comment on that night from Ralf’s letter (in Slightly Married), we would be left to believe that she’s not a good person. I don’t think she’s a selfless as Eve (Aidan’s
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Nadine Jones
I found this absolutely delightful. Balogh has, once again, pulled off the very difficult task of creating two likeable, believable characters who have perfectly reasonable reasons for both being attracted to each other AND for resisting said attraction.

Lady Freyja Bedwyn first meets Joshua, Marquess of Hallmere, when he sneaks into her hotel room to hide from someone. He is struck by her fearlessness, and how hot she looks in her nightgown; she is struck by his devil-may-care attitude. Neither
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LuvGirl
I thought I was gonna enjoy this book but I didn't. The heroine was very unlikable. She described herself as being ugly but it was her personality that I thought was ugly. Not even half way through I was kicking myself for investing my time in this book since I didn't think the heroine deserved the hero.
Vanessa Montês
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Gostei imenso deste livro. Acho que de todos os que li desta saga, até agora, este foi o meu favorito. Adorei a química entre o casal e as personalidades de cada personagem. Freya é uma mulher inteligente, forte e determinada, mas muitíssimo insegura pela sua figura, embora esconda isso melhor do que ninguém. Joshua é um homem que sabe que é bonito e usa isso para seu próprio proveito, sendo a inteligência o que usa como arma secreda, pois ninguém o considera inteligente quando o conhece in
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Titinha Scaeiro
O livro é simplesmente delicioso e fantástico... :D
Para mim o melhor de todos que li nela... =D
Ana Luisa
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Este foi um dos livros mais esperados nesta serie, não apenas por já conhecer a protagonista feminina de livros anteriores, mas também por saber aquilo que ela tinha sofrido até então.

Freyja sempre foi a minha irmã Bedwyn favorita. Dotada de uma personalidade forte, mas com um coração enorme, esta personagem irreverente vai mostrando ao longo do livro o seu lado mais doce, ao mesmo tempo que também nos vai conseguindo arrancar umas boas gargalhadas. Este l
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Joana V.
Sinceramente, Freyja nunca foi das minhas personagens favoritas. Muito sincera (e um bocado bruta), ela é uma mulher forte que cresceu rodeada pelos irmãos e sempre se tentou igualar a eles. Morgan, a sua irmã mais nova, tem uma diferença de 7 anos de idade e por isso Freyja sempre se sentiu um pouco isolada da população feminina, sendo ela própria muito maria-rapaz.

Neste livro conhecemos um pouco mais da sua história, desde o seu “amor” juvenil por Kit, um rapaz da família vizinha por quem tin
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Mariazita
E mais um livro empolgante sobre a família Bedwyn, desta vez temos a irmã mais velha da família , Freyja.
Confesso que tinha curiosidade sobre ela, pois era destemida, altiva e completamente arrogante, era para mim a anti-heroína, pelo que li no livro anterior.Mas a autora descreveu-nos a personagem de Freyja numa nova perspectiva, em que passei a gostar dela.Crescer entre os Bedwyn não é fácil, uma família de aristocratas, na sua maioria rapazes, e ela foi a única rapariga durante algum tempo,e
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Brigitte
I have had the pleasure of reading several of Balogh's other titles, but this is my first foray into the Bedwyn family. While I did enjoy the book, I found it to be repetitious. Everything was "haughty". Freyja had a haughty tone, a haughty manner, haughty expressions, she conducted herself haughtily. By the time I finished reading the first few chapters, I was heartily sick of the word "haughty".

And apparently, in order to make the reader believe that Freyja is spirited and strongwilled, she m
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Nisha
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2009

I actually was not motivated to read this at first. Maybe it was because of the previous appearances of Freyja in the other books and her supposed character is the 'A Summer to Remember' novel that I have not read, or because I thought that she would not have a very enjoyable love story. Or even that her name was so weird.

Either way, Mary Balogh totally wacked me over the head this time, because Freyja became one of the most impressive female characters I've ever come acro
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Natalie
I started reading this series after having gone a long time without reading a Mary Balogh book. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

After finishing the whole series, I've come to learn that if one really wants to start from the beginning, especially with Freyja, one had to have read A Summer To Remember. I haven't read it, and after reading the Bedwyns, I'm not really sure I want to. Personally speaking, I hate going backwards. So if you're like me, start there first.

Anyway, I seemed t
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KarenF
I wasn't sure I was ready for Freyja to be the heroine but I guess it's been long enough since I read A Summer to Remember because I really enjoyed Freyja & Joshua's romance. I think Freyja is probably not a heroine for everyone. She's a good person at heart but not a particularly nice one. She's outspoken and stubborn in a real way, not in a cute stamp her tiny foot way. But by the end of the book I really did love her, if she could still be a bit exasperating.

One of the strengths of this b
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Everalice
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Lady Freyja Bedwyn... Freyja... Freyja, un prénom peu commun pour ce personnage féminin atypique, tout en angles, épineuse et épidermique jeune femme.
Pour qui a lu Le bel été de Lauren, ce nom a une résonance particulière. Comment rester indifférente à cette personnalité hors du commun, fiancée, "mais pas vraiment", au Kit de Lauren, et dont l'inénarrable interrogatoire lors de sa rencontre avec Lauren à Lindsey Park restera longtemps dans ma mémoire comme
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Tishke
My favorite in the series. This was exactly what I wanted and expected for Freyja! She is the most entertaining, unique "leading lady" that I have read about in a regency romance novel. She is not a great beauty and she is haughty, feisty, spoiled, proud and so very complex. She needed a hero like mischievous, handsome Joshua with his twinkling eyes; a man who would laugh at her antics, forcing her to laugh at herself. I believe I fell for both characters when their first meeting occurred, when ...more
June
My favorite Bedwyn family story so far.

One of my favorite heroes, also. Joshua Moore is a fun hero. He is extremely handsome with blonde hair, smiling lips, a good nature and loved by everyone (well except for a wicked aunt). He is just the one for Freyja Bedwyn who has been unlucky in love and is not a very nice person in past books, but Josh brings out the best in her and helps to channel her wild side. Notice I said channel not tame.

Freyja is just the one for Josh Marquess of Hallmere. There
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Connie N.
Just when I think this series can't get any better, along comes this story about Freyja Bedwyn and Joshua Moore. Wonderful! Freyja is the fiercely independent and strong Bedwyn sister who I wasn't sure I'd really like, but she has become one of my favorite characters once we've gotten to know her beyond her haughty exterior. Joshua is a devil-may-care newly-inherited Marquess who is also annoyingly cavalier upon first meeting, but he too develops into a warm and responsible man as he grows in hi ...more
Deirdre
Freyja meets a man who will be her match. A man who challenges her, but also accepts her, but can they work out a relationship other than the one they're pretending for both their conveniences. Joshua's aunt is a wicked wicked woman.
Alicia
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The third book in the Bedwyn series focuses on bold sister Freyja, recovering from heartbreak at Bath (her ex's wife is about to have their first kid and she does not want to be in the area). Her romance has an entirely ridiculous start--she's staying at a not-great inn on the road with doors that don't lock and she makes her maid leave b/c of snoring and a dude just RUNS into her room in the middle of the night b/c he's fleeing whatever, and she covers fo
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Catarina
Nos três primeiros "Bedwyn" que li, a personagem que me deixava mais confusa era sem dúvida alguma a Freyja! Hesitei entre a compreensão da personalidade dela, quer pela família da qual faz parte, quer pelas "partidas" que a vida lhe pregou, e entre a tristeza de não gostar das atitudes dela, com receio de depois não gostar do livro.

Também por isso esta pausa entre o segundo livro da Saga e o livro da Freyja, o terceiro. Mas ao começar a ler depressa percebi que tal pausa foi completamente desn
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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Bedwyn Saga (8 books)
  • One Night for Love (Bedwyn Prequels, #1)
  • A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels, #2)
  • Slightly Married (Bedwyn Saga, #1)
  • Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga, #2)
  • Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga, #4)
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  • Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga, #6)
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