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A Dangerous Love (deWarenne Dynasty #9)

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A Dangerous Obsession
Torn from his Romany mother’s arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother’s murder at the hands of a mob, his world impl
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Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by HQN Books (first published 2008)
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Cheryl
Oct 21, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
What a great book this was! It was my first book to read in Brenda Joyce's de Warenne Dynasty, even though it is actually book #11 in the series. Looks like I'll have to backtrack and read more about this family as they sound different and eccentric and right up my alley!

A Dangerous Love features Emilian, a tortured hero with one foot living in the Romany world and another foot in the Englishman's world. His mother is Romany but ever since he was 12 years old he has been raised by his Aristocrat
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Yumru
Nov 11, 2013 Yumru rated it liked it
İsim tekrarları yüzünden tenis maçı izler gibi oldum :)Hikaye güzeldi ama çingenelerin kullandıkları kelimeler devamlı kitapta yer alması bende tarihi roman okuyor etkisini yok etti diyebilirim.Emilian Ariellaya devamlı gacı dedikçe karizma falan kalmadı :))Bir diğer takıldığımda devamlı gözlerinin yaşarması ya tamam bazı kitaplarda da buna rastlıyoruzda her defasında nedir yahu.Yazar bir sonraki kitaba geldikçe erkeklerde de yumuşama sözkonusu.

Ariella ise ısrarcı bir karakter bu kadar çabuk tut
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Serap
Dec 27, 2011 Serap rated it it was ok
güzeldi diyemem bazı yerlerde beni acayip sıktı, baş kahraman son sayfaya kadar ergen tribinde falan çok yordu beni. asıl kız da nasıl bir sabır nasıl bir arzu yani abartmış yazar o artık yüzsüzlük falan olmuş, ben beğenmedim kitabı açıkça.
❋ lilac dawn ❋
Aug 10, 2016 ❋ lilac dawn ❋ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I recently re-read this book and was startled to find I hadn't written a review for it. How could this be? The De Warenne Dynasty novels were my first proper romances. And in a way, my first loves- the very reason I adore this genre. They hold a very special place in my heart so it's high time I do this wonderful book justice.

Joyce has created two intriguing characters, both so vastly different and yet twin souls.

Ariella De Warenne ~ courageous in heart and spirit, passionate for knowledge and
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İnci Puyan
Dec 22, 2013 İnci Puyan rated it it was amazing
http://illekitap.blogspot.com/2013/12...

Kalemine tapındığım ve sadece adını duyduğumda kitaplarını aldığım yazarlardan biri Brenda Joyce ve durum böyle olunca da kitabı ayrı bir zevkle, şevkle okunuyor :) Ki bu kitabında her satırında ayrı bir zevk alarak okudum :)

Şimdiye kadar Brenda Joyce'un "De Warenne" serisi olarak 5 kitap okumuştum ve şimdi de o okuduğum kitaptaki karakterlerin mutlu bir evlilikle bıraktıktan sonra onların çocuklarını okumak... ımmm...muhteşem bir tat ve inanılmaz bir keyi
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HÜLYA
Nov 23, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing
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Ana T.
Dec 23, 2010 Ana T. rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2010
As was so pleased with how much I enjoyed the Perfect Bride that I decided to try another book in the same series. Unfortunately that didn't prove to be a very wise decision in the end because both the hero and the heroine annoyed me to no end.


The hero is half gypsy. He was made to leave his mother to go live with his father while still a child, he was made fun of and abused while growing up and even today, after he inherited a title, he is not well received in the neighborhood. He takes his rev
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Alisia
Aug 17, 2013 Alisia rated it liked it
Written for : Beyond Reading

Another late-post to Goodreads;

Having enjoyed A Lady at Last (mostly) - I wanted to read Ariella's book, A Dangerous Love, and I do look forward to Alexi's, however, I am completely indifferent about this book. I adore Ariella's wit and charm, and I do like Emilian's sense loyalty towards the Romany people, but, the characters didn't quite do it for me. Emilian was indecisive about his role; Englishman or Rom? And I like books with some internal battles, but I felt it
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Lorka
Apr 02, 2016 Lorka rated it did not like it
I managed to get 100 pages into this book before giving up. I got to the point that I had said too many times to myself, "oh, come on! Are you serious?".....that I just stopped caring what happened next. I started this series with Masquerade and I loved that book, but every story from there has slowly gotten worse. Maybe I need to give this series a break... The leading lady here is initially introduced as such a strong, independent woman but then 10 minutes into meeting this half-Rom guy she ...more
LaFleurBleue
Apr 02, 2013 LaFleurBleue rated it it was ok
Ariella fell in love at first sight. And then, whatever the way he behaved, talked to her, treated her, she could not prevent being in love and forgiving him and loving him as he is.
She's so freaking perfect: beautiful, intelligent, caring, compassionate, courageous, etc. that she really got on my nerves. Not once did she show anything that might someway resemble to a normal default.
On the other hand, Emilian had almost nothing in his favor, except his body and abilities in bed (8 times the firs
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Angela
Apr 02, 2016 Angela rated it did not like it
This is on the list of worst books I've ever read. Both main characters are immature and completely unlikeable. The story isn't compelling, or even well written. The only reason read the whole thing is because I hoped there would be at least one redeeming quality. And because I'm a fool.
Filomena
Jan 10, 2016 Filomena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bellissimo, commovente, emozionante e coinvolgente. Se non fosse per i primi capitoli che mi hanno lasciata un po' perplessa avrei dato le cinque stelline piene. Ma ne merita comunque quattro e mezzo. Uno dei più belli della serie... Almeno finora.
Ceren Ünlü
3.5... Brenda'nın kalemini çok beğeniyorum aslında. Yine akıcıydı, duygusaldı fakat yarattı karakterler bu sefer tipim değildi. :-D Emilian'ın kararsızlığı sinir etti sanırım. Tut işte kızı kolundan bırakma ne var yani -,- :-D
Deanna
Mar 22, 2011 Deanna rated it liked it
This book was a little frustrating the female lead character was constantly chasing the male lead character and most of the time he was actin' a fool!!
Erin
2.5 stars. It was okay. Really frustrating and I wanted to slap the hero. (Make up your fucking mind...jesussssssss.)
Nikki
May 10, 2010 Nikki rated it did not like it
Crap book. Barely able to finish. The only interesting parts were Cliff and Amanda and the rest of the Family
Melissa
Aug 27, 2008 Melissa rated it did not like it
forced myself to finish since I've read the other deWarenne books.
Nesli
Jan 26, 2014 Nesli rated it liked it
Shelves: in-my-library
Kitap öyle harika başladı ki, okurken yerimde duramadım. Çok hoşuma gitti. Özellikle Ariella'yı büyümüş, genç bir kadın olarak görmek. Cliff'in olgun bir adam olması, baba gibi davranması falan. Serilerin güzelliği de işte bundan kaynaklanıyor. Her ne kadar kitapların birbiriyle bağlantısı olmasa da yada birbirlerini etkilemeseler de önceki kitaplardaki karakterleri, aradan zaman geçtikten sonra tekrar okuyabilmek onları gerçekmiş gibi hissettiriyor... Ve böylesi insanın okuma sürecini ve ...more
Ash Ash
Aug 24, 2012 Ash Ash rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Loved this book.. Viscount Emilian St. Xavier is half Romany this makes him an outcast in the London Society, that does not stop him from taking his place in the house of lords and he becomes a success after he turns around his crumbling estate filled with debt left by his father to a profit making estate.. He allows his Romany relatives to reside near his estate from time to time.. His neighboring estate belongs to Cliff de Warenne.. Ariella, Cliff's daughter meets Emilian at the Romany party ...more
LorettaLynn
Jan 13, 2012 LorettaLynn rated it it was amazing
I simply feel in love with this story. It hits on a lot of truth of how life was back then.
Ariella is my kind of woman, has a strong head on her shoulders and want is what is right.
But most of all she wont give up on what she wants. Even if it scar’s her to death. The one thing she is 100% sure she wants from first sit is Emilian. Who is part gypsy and part English. But she believes in love at first sit and that is it for her. She strong and fights for what she wants. Now Emilian hates all white
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Stacy
Sep 14, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
It’s 1820 England and 24 year old Ariella De Warenne is living life on her own terms. Her loving father, Cliff, is not placing any expectations on her, knowing that when she falls in love he will support her. Viscount Emilian St. Xavier is a man with loyalties to two worlds. He was born to a gypsy mother, but raised by his English father from the age of ten. When Emilian and Ariella meet he is thirsting for revenge and she falls in love.

The story explores the truly ugly nature of prejudice and i
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Tonya Warner
Ariella has always been a bit of an eccentric. Highly intelligent, with a vast thirst for knowledge, she has never desired a man. Indulged by her father, she has enjoyed the freedom to pursue her interests, even when he hoped she would one day find the true love of her life. Coming uopn the Romany gypsys camping on her father's fields, she is finally awakened to the passionate side of her nature by Emilian.



Emilian is half Roma and half English, and does not seem to fit in to either place. Subjec
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Katie
Dec 20, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing
I LOVED the heroine! She's SO like me. I liked the fact that it included Gypsy's, as they've always fascinated me. I think they added a spicy element :) I like also how there's a heroine more than a hero. Ariella rescues Emilian more than he rescues her. That's a nice change of pace from the usual damsel books. But Emilian's epiphany seemed a little too... easy? quick? But not quick, because of where in the book he has it, but... I don't know, it just didn't work for me. I'm glad that it ended ...more
Gail
May 30, 2008 Gail rated it liked it
Hero's the half-gypsy bastard legitimized son of an English nobleman who's faced prejudice his whole life. Heroine is the free-spirited daughter of an unusual family--she's very, very well traveled, and her parents don't care who she marries, as long as she's in love. And this gypsy guy--who they don't realize is the nobleman who owns a neighboring estate for half the book--isn't likely to love her back. They first meet him with a gypsy band and think he's their leader. The heroine is madly ...more
Randyy
Jan 15, 2011 Randyy rated it liked it
I have re-read this and since changed my rating. The beginning of the story is very, very good. It started out being executed quite perfectly. I really enjoyed this couple in the beginning but towards the end it becomes a big mess. BJ seems to have no direction or idea of how she wants them to be together. She wastes pages and pages of nonsense completely changing the format of the story for me. It lost it's goal, it showed no kind of resolution. I.Don't.Understand. Why. She had to go and ruin a ...more
Doreen
Apr 25, 2011 Doreen rated it liked it
I am trying to persuade myself that this takes place in some sort of alternate universe England, because the whole of the plot rests on something that is impossible in this world. It is simply not possible for an illegitimate child to inherit a title, especially when there are legitimate heirs as close as a brother and nephew, no matter how slimy they are. I also have my doubts about a marriage ceremony which takes place without banns and as far as we are given to understand without a special ...more
Songül
Jan 09, 2014 Songül rated it really liked it
keyif alarak okuduğum bir hikaye oldu, sık aralıklarla gaci ve gaco Terimlerinin kullanılması bana göre gereksiz di , aynı şekilde tenis maçı izliyormuşcasina karakterlerin isimlerinin sık aralıklarla tekrar edilmesini de sevmedim. bunların dışında Cliff in hoşgörü seviyesi çağının ilerisinde bir tablo oluşturmuş olsa da ben sevdim , zaten emilian bu kadar sinir bozucu iken bari Cliff germesin diyesi geliyor insanın :))) bence emilian tam da de Warren ailesine yaraşır bir damat, zira intikam ...more
Jenny E
Feb 13, 2014 Jenny E rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - rounding down because there was no epilogue!

This book took too much to get going - threw too much history at me in the beginning before the H/h even met. I skimmed much of the first 1/3 and had to read the last chapter to keep me interested. I was interested and did keep reading, but skimmed/read the book.

It was okay.

Lisa Kleypas' Romani hero Cam Rohan is my all-time favorite hero, and I probably was going in with inflated expectations on this book... this one did come close in the
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Cristina Contilli
Corrisponde nella traduzione italiana a "Passione gitana", ultima puntata della saga dei De Warenne in cui Ariella, figlia dell'ex corsaro Cliff De Warenne, si innamora di Emilian St. Xavier, figlio di una zingara e di un nobile inglese che ha ereditato dal padre titolo e proprietà, ma che sente di appartenere più al mondo dei gitani che all'aristocrazia e che soprattutto farà pagare quello che ha sofferto nel corso della sua adolescenza ad Ariella che si interstardisce ad amarlo e a sposarlo, ...more
Beckie
Jul 05, 2009 Beckie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-library
This book was really intense. It was the first of de Warenne Dynasty and Brenda Joyce I had read. I was hooked. Her charecters were complex but neatly described. I probably cried in 4 or 5 different spots, it was such an emotional roller coaster. She's a really great writer and after reading this book I went back and checked-out at the library or purchased the prior books in the series. They're an intense family with lots of history and good family support (if they're willing to use it) and a ...more
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