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Un romance inoportuno (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  720 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Lady Catherine Winters vive en un pequeño pueblo rural, donde todos la conocen como una joven y atractiva viuda y donde siente que puede, por fin, escapar de su terrible pasado. Hasta que, en una fiesta, le dedica una sonrisa inocente a Rex Adams, vizconde Rawleigh, confundiéndolo con su hermano Claude. De inmediato, Rex intenta por todos los medios seducir a esa misterios ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Titania (first published January 1st 1997)
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Boy do I ever love Mary Balogh. Not only are her stories engaging, but they evoke strong emotions and are entirely believable stories that stay true to the regency era.

Indiscreet is no exception to this rule. This is a cleverly thought out plot that I have to admit is slow in the beginning. In my opinion, the true mastery of this novel doesn't come out until after Catherine and Rex are married. After this happens, a little over half way through, things really start to unfold.

Mary Balogh does n
Catherine lives a simple life in a little cottage. Although she is poor she was clearly brought up a lady, and so when the lord and lady of the manor need an extra seat filled at dinner she gets an invitation. This is how she meets the lord's rakish younger twin brother Rex, who is immediately smitten. A few misunderstandings based on his resemblance to his twin ensue, and Rex thinks she's flirting. He forces her to let him walk her home after a ball, and then tries to sleep with her. She rigidl ...more
Amarilli Settantatre
In questo primo libro mi è piaciuta la figura di Catherine, una giovane donna rassegnata cercare un suo angolo nel mondo dove ritrovare la pace che la sua ingenuità e il moralismo dell’epoca le hanno fatto perdere. Benché sola, la rispettabile “vedova” riesce comunque a tener testa al nobilotto che la insidia e a tutto il villaggio che vorrebbe sempre giudicarla.
Alla fine, Rex non è cattivo, è solo un ex-ufficiale ricco e viziato che deve maturare molto più di Catherine per capire cos’è veramen
Amó las novelas historicas y sobre todo de la época de la Regencia pero con este libro no pude. No pude. Tal vez no sea el mejor libro de ella pero en serio, se me han quitado las ganas de leer algo más de esta autora.
From her first greeting to Viscount Rawleigh, Catherine Winters finds herself annoyingly attracted to the man, whom she had initially taken for his twin-brother and her near neighbor, Mr. Adams. The Viscount, on the other hand, makes erroneous suppositions about the lovely widow, and during the whole of this long and lovely book, sparks fly between these two strong and independent characters.
Against his better judgment, the Viscount accompanies his brother back to Bodley-on-the-water, for a chan
It started out good, with the heroine being pursued and then disrespected and put down by the arrogant man. Then it was resolved with the man taking responsibility for his poor actions. The only problem is it became boring from then on. We know that she has a past and are waiting for whatever conflict between them again but it doesn't happen and it is all about the hero fixing the heroines reputation. For me it just became a bit boring 1/2 way through.
Aly is so frigging bored
I've come to the conclusion that I love this book as much as the first time I've read it :) Mrs. Balogh writes some cool romances :)
Catherine lleva una vida tranquila en su modesta casita de Bodley-on-the-water. Es una mujer bondadosa y no duda a quien lo necesita (visita y lee a los ancianos, llena de flores la parroquia y da clases de música a los niños); algunos dirían que su vida es aburrida, anodina, pero ella es feliz con lo que tiene, con esa paz que tanto ansiaba. Su calma se verá ropa por la llegada de Brex, hermano de su casero, quien se sentirá profundamente atraído por nuestra protagonista, que en un momento de c ...more
Romance sensível, no qual o amor é posto a prova de fogo.
Rex, Visconde Rawleigh, acha que a viúva Catherine Winters que aluga a casa de campo de seu irmão gêmeo, seria presa fácil, que estava pronta para uma aventura. Não contava com uma verdade, que ela a tempos deixara de sonhar com o amor e nem pretendia perder sua existência pacífica por uma aventura. Mas, o tempo é dono das horas e a medida que eles se envolvem, mesmo contra vontade deles, mostra que nem tudo está pedido.
E é assim, que Rex
Catherine Winters, aparentemente una viuda, vive una vida sencilla en una pequeña casa de campo. A pesar de sus condiciones actuales de subsistencia, en alguna medida limitadas económicamente, tiempo atrás fue una dama por los estándares sociales marcados de la época hasta que se vio envuelta en un escándalo que la llevó al ostracismo social.

Su vida apacible llega a un fin cuando conoce a Rex Adams, vizconde Rawleigh y confundiéndolo con su hermano gemelo (el señor de la villa) le saluda como ha
Nov 28, 2011 Elizabeth rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Cari Maguire
I really enjoyed this book. Balogh is still one of the best romance writers out there, and certainly the best I've read in the Regency subgenre but I think I need to step away from the Balogh Regency books for a while because they are starting to run together in my brain, diminishing the enjoyment.

Our heroine Catherin is living a quiet existence in a very quiet town when the Viscount/Twin brother of the local gentry, Rex (great name! so manly) shows up. Catherine twice mistakes him for his broth
What a truly wonderful story this was. I don't like to give 5-star ratings too frequently. But this one deserves it for sure.

Mrs. Winslow, a widow, is living a quiet, contented life in a small village away from London where scandal ruined her reputation and separated her from her family and friends forever. Enter Viscount Rawleigh visiting his twin brother. She smiles at him mistaking him for his brother. He decides to pursue her, not realizing the situation she is in. He ends up compromising he
Oh Mary Balogh how I love you. Imagine my excitement when I found this book in a second hand shop! I have been wanting to read The Four Horsemen series for ages, but have not been able to find the books.

This book is the first in the series. Rex Adams, Viscount Rawleigh, is visiting his twin brother in the country when he sees Catherine. She is actually a "ruined" young lady of gentle breeding who is living quietly in the village, posing as a widow.

Rex and Catherine are drawn to each other, but s
Regency romance with sex. This is an oldy from 1997. The 1st in the series. I had to buy this one used, since it's out of print.

This is a typical MB. The heroine is strong, yet vulnerable. The hero takes a while to earn his hero status. He does do the right thing eventually & the end is satisfactory. I was impatient with the heroine. I mean just tell him your sad story already.
Un libro que me ha super enganchado... sobre todo al principio, con la "caza" que me tenía totalmente atrapada jajajaja.
La historia es de las que, a mí, me ha tocado la fibra sensible... durilla, de superación... el único problema es la falta de coherencia cuando personajes del pasado aparecen en el presente, para mí ese tema se ha quedado bastante cojo.
El protagonista es uno de los personajes más tozudos, creídos y prepotentes que he leído de esta autora.
Altamente recomendable
A wonderful tale written by a master writer; Mary Balogh really gets inside her characters' minds and makes their actions believable. This was a touching, emotional story; the heroine's history was slowly revealed, the pain of her loss was conveyed to the reader gradually, building up until the full extent of what had happened to her was told. But this wasn't a serious and depressing tale; there were plenty of scenes of high comedy and humour. Mary Balogh creates characters who develop and attai ...more
I didn't like the hero here at first. He's too conceited. But i grew to like him as the story progress especially after he introduced Catherine to society as his wife. Oh, and I love the friendship between the four horsemen. I love Claude too and I was a bit sad that he's married to Clarissa. LOL. But I think, while their marriage is not perfect, both of them seem to make an effort to make it work. Which is the most important part in my opinion.
A truly excellent example of the genre, and surprisingly so, given that I think it was originally published as a monthly imprint. It has depth beyond what I expect from the Harlequin-types, as well as excellent characterization, and a sharp, honest look at social mores of the era. And, for all that, is still a wonderful love story.
Gina Gutierrez
Es otra buena historia de esta gran escritora; pero con esta novela me paso que sentí que se repetían muchos diálogos y paginas con pensamientos de los protagonistas que se explica una y otra vez.. Osea me aburrió. En fin voy a seguir con el resto de la trilogía a ver si logra entusiasmarme mas los otros libros.
"Niedyskrecje", read in Polish
She mistakes him for his twin brother. He mistakes her smiles for an interest in him. And so it starts. But he almost ruins her carefully created life. They "have" to marry, but they find love ... and they fight her past with all the weapons of the ton at their disposal.
I read this series in reverse- and in fact I think that is why I enjoyed this as much as i did.

Without the support of the next two novels, it's a bit weak. Still- a really strong heroine and lots going on- character wise and dramatic scenes... And I liked it a lot.
Jun 14, 2010 Pam rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bill B.
This book gets started slow,but once it gets going it is very good. I love how the tention builds between them and love starts to grow. The way she finally tells Rex all her secrets and the truth is finally known is done very well.
Galena Sanz
Una novela histórica entretenida, con una trama no muy especial, sino más bien común y un personaje masculino algo manido, aunque cuenta con unos buenos escenarios y buenas descripciones. La traducción podría estar mejor.
Bản tiếng Việt tựa là "Nàng không là góa phụ". Quyển sách của bà dì, đọc cho đỡ chán mấy ngày về quê. Mò mẫm mãi mới tìm ra được tên bản tiếng Anh để add vào bookshelf.
I loved it. I don't know how I missed this and let it sit for so long unread. It is right up there with Slightly Dangerous as one of my favorites.
Kath S
Me alegra saber que Mary Balogh ha mejorado con los años!!

Esto es basura comparado con sus otros libros que tanto amo!
Plutôt 3,5/5
Une Régence comme on les aime, assez classique, mais de bons sentiments !
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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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