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Un romance inoportuno (Horsemen Trilogy #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  844 Ratings  ·  47 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 1997)
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May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, regency, series
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
Oct 27, 2015 Lyuda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so happy the book is going to be released in e-format in February! This is one of my favorite MB's stories and my paper copy is falling apart :).
Amarilli Settantatre
Aug 31, 2015 Amarilli Settantatre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
In questo primo libro mi è piaciuta la figura di Catherine, una giovane donna rassegnata a 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 veram
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.
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 :)
Apr 13, 2013 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 20, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 07, 2014 Gisele rated it it was ok
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.
Mar 06, 2015 Tricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Feb 05, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was so nice to finally have access to the first book in this trilogy. Like many other Mary Balogh fans, I read the third book, but could never find the other two- because they were no longer in print. I was so thrilled to find out that they rereleased this! I loved reading it, and can't wait for Unforgiven (Book 2) to be rereleased in July, so that I can read it! Then of course, I will have to reread book 3. This is a home run for any Mary Balogh fan. The only reason I gave it 4 bags is that, ...more
Jan 02, 2012 Suzy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lin #Team Sasha
I love historical and I was not disappointed by this story.
I really appreciate the country setting and the serious issues handled so well in this story.

Totally loved the professional writing style. very refreshing after reading so many self pubs.
Feb 06, 2016 Jeri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
I love Mary Balogh regencies and this was no exception. Catherine is a poor but genteel widow in a small village, frequently used by the big house when they need a lady to make the numbers right. The owner of the big house, Mr Adams, is a twin. Catherine inadvertently smiles at Rex, the twin, who assumes that means she wants to be his mistress. He won't take no for an answer, he is indiscreet, and they are forced to marry. Her secret is revealed, and Rex realizes he loves her after he wins her l ...more
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.
Prriscilla Waller
Feb 05, 2016 Prriscilla Waller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Wonderful Valentines Present

If you love romance, give yourself this book. I have loved this series since I first read them 20 years ago. I am glad they have held up in the rereading . My views of Rex have changed since I first read this story I find him a much more sympathetic and engaging hero . I always found Catherine a remarkable heroine. It may be hard for today's young woman to understand how strong she was but the views of the 50s when I was young weren't very different than those of th
Sharon Redfern
Feb 03, 2016 Sharon Redfern rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happy to see the return of an old favorite.

Indiscreet is the story of Rex and Catherine. He is a titled gentleman of the ton and she is a genteel widow living in a small country village. When Rex inadvertently compromises her, the truth about her past life surfaces and they must find a way to have a good marriage.
This book is the essence of Mary Balogh. She gives Rex a bit of arrogance and also compassion. Catherine is fierce about her reputation but she longs to give in to her feelings. A perfe
Mar 19, 2012 Melody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Gentillet, sans plus.
Jun 20, 2013 Ssil rated it liked it
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
Oct 14, 2013 Lucimar rated it really liked it
Shelves: viuva, widow
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
Apr 09, 2013 Cristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hr-european
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 liked it  ·  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
Jonna Mackin
Feb 05, 2016 Jonna Mackin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A compelling story

Mary analogy once again Goes beyond the simple conventions of the romance genre to write a compelling story about fully fleshed-out and interesting characters. One is pulled into the nobility and strength of Catherine's struggle to find peace. Alex and his twin are an interesting pair and the women of the novel are as interesting at the me and in Catherine's case even more so.
Oct 11, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mrs. Catherine Winters is living a quiet life when the local gentry return with their brother Viscount Rex Rawleigh. His pursuit compromises her and they marry under duress. When someone recognizes Catherine, the real reason for her quiet life becomes known.

Well done - fast paced - clean married sex. Opening for sequel with his friend Ken, Earl of Haverford at the end.
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
María José
Dec 27, 2015 María José rated it it was amazing
Los libros de esta autora me parecen perfectos. No me canso de pedir que publiquen más en español...
May 13, 2015 Yolanda rated it really liked it
ains cómo me ha gustado!! me gusta una enagua más que a un niño un caramelo
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 29, 2015 03:57PM  
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  • With This Ring
  • An Unwilling Bride (Company of Rogues, #2)
  • A Deal With the Devil (Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron #4)
  • The Chivalrous Rake
  • A Regency Christmas V
  • Shattered Rainbows (Fallen Angels, #5)
  • How to School Your Scoundrel (A Princess In Hiding, #3)
  • Tallie's Knight
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

Horsemen Trilogy (3 books)
  • Unforgiven (Horsemen Trilogy, #2)
  • Irresistible (Horsemen Trilogy, #3)

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