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What a Gentleman Desires (The Redgraves #3)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Wicked intrigue unfolds in USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels's series about the Redgraves—four siblings celebrated for their legacy of scandal and seduction… 

Plagued by the scandal that once destroyed his father and now threatens his family, Valentine Redgrave dreams of dark justice. Brother to the Earl of Saltwood, with secret ties to
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN
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Part of a Series: Yes (?) Book 3, Redgraves Series
Series Best Read In Order: Worked well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: Too Stupid To Live Moment
Favorite Tropes: Secret Identity

There are certain times in everyone’s life when circumstances outside of books interfe
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I was in two minds about this one, provided by netgalley. I hadn't read the first book in the series, and although I don't think you really need to, perhaps that meant I wasn't in the groove to appreciate it.

The plot is a spin on the Hellfire Club theme, and the hero is part of a family heavily involved in bringing the club to justice. So far so good (although it would be nice to have a hero who is a bona fide member for a change, wouldn't it?..). The heroine is also involved in trying to bring
Elis Madison

In previous installments of this series, we learn that the last two Earls of Saltwood, having peculiar appetites in the bedroom and peculiar delusions in politics, founded (as in the 16th Earl) and proliferated (as in the 17th) a "Hellfire" club, known as the Society. Hellfire clubs are groups of gentlemen (and ladies) who get together every full moon to go through the motions (that nobody takes seriously) of a Satanist ritual—at a certain point they get naked except their masks, and then it's a
A strong 4 1/2 stars! Sometimes by the third book of a series, the back story can get stale. Not this one. Beware, the hellfire club members' exploits were described in general before but in this installment some very ugly details emerge. There is more than one murder. The romance between Valentine and Daisy more than balances it though. What a delightful couple. She is very similar in temperament as Val's sister Kate from the previous book but a caregiver like Val himself. They take turns rescu ...more
Sep 30, 2013 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
We once again are immersed in the Redgraves' plot to stop the Society, that terrible hellfire club from the previous two books. This installment we get Valentine, who is the youngest and probably my favorite though we haven't met Max yet. I loved his humorous take on life and all his exchanges with Piffkin were great. Daisy was a women that could probably keep him in line along with his wonderful grandmother, Trixie.

I was at first a little confused when I started this book as the conversation be
I don't often read historical romances, but every time I do, I wonder why I read them so rarely. This one was delightful. There was a great mystery mixed in with all the pretty dresses and social niceties. I could respect the heroine, which is often not the case, even if I enjoy the story thoroughly, and I actually like the hero, which is also rarely true because they usually have to overcome so many socially-driven assumptions about women that while you may think he's handsome and swoon a littl ...more
The Window Seat
In What a Gentleman Desires the plot thickens for the Redgrave family. Author Kasey Michaels is playing the long-game with her newest series, with each book unveiling a small piece of the puzzle to the Society, a treasonous group working from within the English government to bring down the Crown. She manages to find a fairly nice balance between delving deeper into the mysteries that surround the Redgrave family while further developing the individuals fighting to clear their family name.

The Soc
Another great book in the Redgraves series! What a Gentleman Desires was absolutely lovely. Full of steamy romance and another step into the spine chilling world of the Society, this book was just wonderful.

In the previous books in the series, we saw glimpses of the Society and its depravity. But, in this one, we get an inside look into the creepiness. And I loved it. The mystery of the Society and the race to take it down made this book, and the others in the series, a step above. It added myst
Mrs Giggles
I really do not recommend reading Kasey Michaels's What A Gentleman Desires if you haven't read the previous two books in this series revolving around the Redgrave siblings. Actually, the book stands a lot pretty decently, as the author introduces the back story in a fluid and non-intrusive manner.

The thing here is that the book is being marketed as a typical romantic comedy, and the prologue reinforces this notion. As with the previous two books however, there are some really dark elements here
4.5 stars

This is the third in the Redgrave siblings series and so far I have loved them all. I really recommend reading these in order. Each has a different couple, but there is the mystery that is being played out over the books. And its a really really good mystery.

I was looking forward to Valentines story just from the moments he had in the other books. Coming across as this charming lady magnet, but clearly there is more to it then meets the eye.

The main story arc in all the books is the R
fabulously mysterious...with delightfully droll interludes!

A return to Regency England with the threat of a Bonaparte inspired invasion all too real!
A family's investigation into its duplicitous, treasonous and debauched past, relating to an organization called the Society.
Leading the investigation here is Valentine Redgrave, youngest brother of the Earl of Saltwood. Michaels describes him as 'outwardly dangerous as a dandelion.' Delicious!
Enter Miss Daisy Marchant, 'governess-on-a-mission.' The
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This is a continuation of a previous scandal… Both Valentine & Daisy are going after a group of people for different reasons. She wants to find her sister & his reasons are more to protect his family… He falls for this plain woman right away, which was funny to me. He immediately knew she wasn't what she claimed because she was wearing fake glasses.

Daisy is a strong serious character & Valentine to me seemed very snarky… I never ever felt that the characters were meant for each othe
A continuation of a series that keeps on keeping on in giving readers a story into which they can sink their teeth and which keeps them glued to each succeeding page. The Society of non-principled and hedonistic men and women continues to plague the Redgrave family, not only because of its history and their involvement in it but because now a sibling is missing. It's a story that is a treat for the mind and is one of those reads we all like to delve into from time, deep, complex, and deeply sati ...more
Sorry to say but as protagonists of a regency romance Valentine and Daisy did not even have a little bit of chemistry, I felt little attraction between them, and perhaps the fact that both were pursuing their hidden agendas, somehow diverted the plot, even if at last there is the usual happy ending.

Dispiace dirlo ma in quanto protagonisti di un regency romance Valentine and Daisy non avevano nemmeno un briciola di chimica, tra loro ho percepito poca attrazione e forse il fatto che entrambi perse
Maggie Hesseling
Part two of the Redgrave series did not disappoint! Fantastic intricate intrigue mixed with light and funny scenes. The chemistry between the two characters is a little off at points, but that does not detract from the likability of them. Michaels could have easily ended the book after the thrilling resolution to the Society's gathering. I'm glad she didn't. The section that follows has some great insight into the characters that we read. And the brilliant Trixie would have been sorely missed.

Better than the second but not as good as the first. We have romance, adventure, bad guy getting his just rewards. So who is the Exalted Ones' consort? Is is Max? I guess we will just have to wait and see. And how bout that Trixie, who knew she'd do that...
a bit much.....not accurate
Harlequin Books
"TOP PICK! With this installment of the Redgraves series, Michaels holds the reader in her clutches and doesn't let go. Always adept at weaving romance and suspense, this time Michaels has little of her signature humor. Instead, she allows the chilling aspects of a thriller, the intelligent and likable characters and a high degree of sensuality to carry the plot forward. Michaels doesn't miss a beat, keeping her fans mare than satisfied and anticipating the next in the series." RT Book Reviews, ...more
Cardyn Brooks
Whether writing contemporary or historical romances or who-dunnits, Kasey Michaels has a gift for creating characters who are charming regardless of the extremely challenging circumstances in which they find themselves. What a Gentleman Desires has the most consistently lighthearted tone of the three Redgrave stories. Daisy and Valentine's falling-in-love story is an easy breezy read with enjoyable cameos by Trixie and company.
Michele Lacroix
I have to admit that I couldn't finish this book. It got to boring for me.
Liza Tice
I received and ARC of this book from NetGally in return for an honest review.

I wish I could say the this book was as great as the book was as amazing as the cover made it seem. I could not get into it and it was too serious for my taste. If you like serious romance books then this book may be for you. It was too dry for my taste.
Very good story, the dialogue was a bit more snappy and witty in this installment than it has been in the other books.

Valentine fell a little too fast and furious for my taste. But Daisy was delightful.

I am eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this series - don't let me down Max!!
When I started this book, I was fairly certain it would end with a cliffhanger, and it does. Even though I knew it was coming, I was still annoyed when I finished the book. All told, though, I liked this one much better than the last. Full review to come once I'm done processing.
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Kasey Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received three coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, two for the historical romances, THE SECRETS OF THE HEART and THE BUTLER DID IT, and a third for contemporary romance LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the RITA, a W ...more
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