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A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters #2)

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Helena Laverick is at her wits end! The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan : the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley′s Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladies would never approve, Helena forced to go after the runaway in Daniel′s company. But something abo ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Avon (first published September 4th 2001)
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Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
I enjoyed both the hero and heroine in this one. I liked their banter for the most part, although there were times a deliberate misunderstanding was introduced to further the drama. The book wasn't very exciting. It felt so long and took me several days to read. I wanted to read this only in order to understand the third book of the series, as the plot points are introduced here. Otherwise I'd probably have DNFed it.

He accepted her with all her flaws—her tart tongue, her distrustful nature, her
The book starts when the heroine, who has a limp, goes to the hero's house (an ex-smuggler) to ask his help in locating her sister who seems to have eloped with a fortune hunter and possible smuggler. The hero reluctantly agrees that she accompany him in his search, while he's trying to pick up the trail of her sister. But the only way she can accompany him without ruining her reputation, is if she pretends to be his wife. And so the search begins, and of course they have to share rooms in taver ...more
Elaine Mcdonald
May 05, 2012 Elaine Mcdonald rated it really liked it
4+ Really enjoyed this book.

What an assortment of names he has for his unquenchable thing...And I quote...

"within seconds, the unquenchable thing inside his breeches stiffened mad with the pleasure of touching her.

Bloody hell, he swore under his breath as his St Peter behaved less than saintly. The damned thing kept rearing up inside his breeches thanks to her and her sweet lips.

...his John Thomas...
Aug 26, 2011 Marg rated it liked it
Pego, St Peter and John Thomas will be the overwhelming thing that I take away from this book.
Jul 12, 2013 Readitnweep rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Remy Kripton
3.5 Stars..!!

This is the first Sbrina Jeffries series. I've read a The Hellions, and The duke's men series. They are awesome..!
So, I'm a little bit surprised that this is a SJ book. You can clearly tell that these are her earlier work.
The story is what made me give 3.5 stars. The writing is not up to SJ standard. I was really disappointed.
But I did love Danny and Helena. They made me complete the book.

And my main complaint is why does she find it necessary to use such stupid synonyms for a man
Sep 06, 2015 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. It flows very nicely and is a very sweet story. I however have reservations about characterization in this book.

1. A heroine with polio: I had trouble picturing her in my head.

2. A hero who speaks of love too prematurely: maybe it was not premature for other people, but the timing in the book was a little too early for me. Maybe "early" is not exactly the right word. I think for someone who is used to mocking and ridicule, prejudice and judgement, like our hero, it takes a li
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Mar 16, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, maybe not quite as much as the first in the series, but it still had its moments. Helena and Daniel appeared to be an ill-matched pair, but they were equally stubborn, equally quick with retorts, and equally unsure about each other notwithstanding their mutual attraction. The plot had more adventure than in the previous book and was a good lead-in to the third book in the series.

I liked Daniel and Helena, the plot held my interest, and because of the smooth writing, the story
Liz Stevens
Jun 12, 2014 Liz Stevens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can the people who design the covers be required to either read the books, or even the descriptions of the characters? Daniel is blonde! Ah, well, very good book, regardless of the error.
Feb 01, 2016 Opal rated it did not like it
I read this book, as it was the 2nd in the Swanlea Spinster series. The first one A Dangerous Love had some kind of story and a heroine who sounded interesting - bossy, plump, not so beautiful, partial to Chinese furniture and usually dressed in outrageous colors.

This is the story of the elder Swanlea sister - Helena. This book is nothing but an excuse to have pages and pages of what she calls "mattress jig". Because she is lame, this is her kind of dance.

The hero Daniel Brennan is also from t
Oct 29, 2014 kris rated it liked it
This was surprisingly palatable, considering some of the things I've recently read! (Talk about damning a book with faint praise...)

Helena's sister eloped with a smuggler, so she goes to the only smuggler she knows to aid her cause: Daniel. They travel together as man and wife which is like stressful because boners.

1. HELENA. My rude little turnip! How I grew to love her and her iciness and all the hurts she'd frosted over and her self-consciousness over her lameness and her struggle to understa
Danny, the illegitimate son of a notorious Irish highwayman and an adventurous English innkeeper's daughter, has fought his way up from the workhouse. He is quite unashamed of his antecedents and makes them known to the upper crust clients who flock to him for advice on financial investments, Starting out on his independent career, after years of working for Griff (who's romance with Rosalind was book 1 of this series), Danny is well satisfied with the way his life is going, with the memory of h ...more
Carolyn F.
Very predictable romance - stubborn (most stubborn that the hero has ever come across) and she sticks her chin out and cuts him with her words. Ugh! And this man finds that attractive? I just don't get it. It was just okay.
Amalia Kristanti
Jul 28, 2016 Amalia Kristanti rated it it was amazing
A well-bred Young Lady doesn't scream like a besotted idiot while reading a novel--THIS NOVEL. Luckily, I ain't that well, which is good for me. ><

This is breath-taking, for heaven's sake. I can possibly throw myself to him when it comes to Daniel Brennan. The ex-smuggler, yet a thief as well (he is the vicious predator who steals my meek heart away). Can't say anything more than INCREDIBLE. The book you can't resist. I found myself enjoy reading this story and never felt hestitation, my c
Brilliant Hermione
Di mata saya, novel ini memiliki banyak kelebihan dan layak diganjar bintang lima.

Satu, gambar sampulnya bagus, cantik dan sesuai dengan gambaran Helena Laverick yang anggun, angkuh dan tetap tegar di tengah keterbatasan fisik.

Dua, kualitas terjemahannya oke, jarang typo pula.

Tiga, lay out halaman dalamnya juga menarik.

Empat, alur ceritanya mengalir dan tak berbelit-belit.

Lima, karakter tokoh utama novel ini loveable, mulai dari Helena si nona sok bangsawan sampai Daniel Brennan si preman ins
Perdani Budiarti
Percikan-percikan api antara Daniel dan Helena di buku pertama seri Swanlea Spinter (A Dangerous Love) membuat banyak pembaca penasaran, tak terkecuali diriku, untuk membaca buku kedua dalam seri tersebut.

Kenekatan Lady Helena untuk menemui Daniel di tempat tinggalnya yang kumuh merupakan awal cerita petualangan Sang Lady dalam mencari Juliet, adik bungsunya yang kabur dengan seorang pria yang dia duga sebagai seorang penyelundup. Daniel yang sejak awal sudah merasa tertarik dengan wanita keras
Katherine 黄爱芬
Daniel Brennan, anak haram berandalan bekas penyelundup, tidak menyangka tiba-tiba disatroni oleh Lady Helena, lady yang diam-diam disukainya (baca A Dangerous Love A Dangerous Love - Ambisi Sang Pewaris (Swanlea Spinsters, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries) pada saat Daniel cuma memakai celana dalam. Helena meminta pertolongan Daniel untuk menyelamatkan adiknya, Lady Juliet, yang ada kemungkinan akan kawin lari. Daniel menyetujui untuk mencari Lady Juliet namun Daniel keberatan jika Helena mau mengikutinya. Tapi Lady Helena bersikukuh harus ikut daripada dia bertopang dagu untuk mend ...more
Dari awal sudah tertarik dengan buku ini, lebih dari pada buku pertamanya, tapi berdasarkan pengalaman, lebih baik baca berurut buat buku yang berseri, maka aku membaca buku pertamanya lebih dahulu.
Buku ini termasuk cepat kubaca karena memang kubawa kemana-mana selama dua hari. :p

Helena, adalah kakak dari Rosalind (buku pertama) yang mengalami sebuah penyakit hingga kakinya timpang dan membuatnya merasa rendah diri. Ketimpangannya telah membuatnya melindungi diri sendiri dari lelaki dengan mulut
Felita Hardigaloeh

Daniel dan helena punya satu kesamaan : mereka berada di persimpangan dua "dunia". daniel dg status anak perampok terkenal,helena dg kondisi tubuhnya yg ga sempurna. kondisi yg sama ini lah akhirnya menyatukan mereka. tentunya ada proses dong. nah, selama proses ini lah, mereka selalu berantem, sama sperti berantemnya griff dan rosalind di seri awal. dan itu yg bikin menarik.

seri kedua ini hampir mirip dg seri awalnya. kedua tokoh sama2 keras kepala, sama pandai menyemburkan kata2 dan sama2 ber
Fanny Roswita Ria
sama dengan buku pertamanya, gw baca novel ini dengan perasaan "kok ini novel ngebosenin yak?biasanya Sabrina Jeffries itu bikin gw gregetan dan pengen baca melulu"

Helena, harus mengejar Juliet dari "kawin lari" bersama Kapten Morgan Pryce karena di duga bahwa pria tsb membawa adiknya lari untuk mendapatkan warisan yang lumayan besar. Helena hanya bisa meminta bantuan Daniel Brennan, tangan kanan dari Griff Knighton, untuk membantunya dalam mengejar Juliet.

Yah yang awalnya adu mulut dan adu pend
12/05/12: acabo de leer el primero de la saga (Rosalind y Griff) me muero por leer esta historia!

All her life, she’d kept a small portion of herself hidden from everyone—her parents, her sisters, and even Lord Famsworth. And then Daniel had come, refusing to let her hide from him. Now she wanted him to have it all, to know her completely. If she’d kept anything from him before, it was now all his: her secrets, her needs, her lifelong yearnings. With every precious thrust of his, she gave him mor
Jan 23, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bintang 4
Buku ke2 seri Swanlea-Spinsters

Berseting setelah pernikahan Rosalind dan Griff (karakter buku 1), dalam perjalanan bulan madu mereka, terjadilah situasi yg tidak diinginkan. Lady Juliet Laverick, bungsu perawan Swanlea melarikan diri bersama seorang pria (kapten Will Morgan) utk kawin lari.

Kisah dimulai saat Lady Helena Laverick mengunjungi rumah Daniel Brennan di pagi hari utk meminta bantuan karena hanya Daniel yg dipercaya dan bisa membantu mengejar pasangan yg sedang kabur. Helena t
Vina Raintree
Feb 20, 2012 Vina Raintree rated it it was amazing
love it....
sangat suka sama produk2ny sabrina jeffries,,,

tentang lady helena laverick, yang punya wajah cantik banget tapi kakinya pincang karena polio. aku salut sama helena, diceritakan sebenarnya dia divonis dokter ngga bisa menggunakan kedua kakinya, tapi selalu berusaha-dan berusaha dan membutuhkan waktu sekitar 3-4 tahun, dia akhirnya bisa berjalan walau pincang dan menggunakan tongkat,
kondisi perasaanku mesti sedih pas ceritanya helena di pandang sebelah mata, sinis dan komentar menyak
Dec 28, 2007 LJ rated it liked it
A Notorious Love - G
Jeffries, Sabrina (aka Deborah Martin, Deborah Nicholas) - 2nd in Swanlea Spinsters series)

Helena Laverick is at her wits end! The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan - the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley's Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladieswould never approve, Helena forced to go after the runaway in Daniel's company. But something about being with h
Apr 07, 2016 Laya rated it liked it
Out of all the 4 Swanlea Spinster books I've read, the 2 main leads in this book were the most palatable. The female lead, Helena, has strength of character and conviction. That makes her interesting to me. The male lead, Daniel, recognizes it and respects her for it and falls in love with her. He even admits his love for her before she does - the opposite from the other books in the series. There are the predictable misunderstandings but, after all, there has to be some conflict to move the boo ...more
May 29, 2014 Bunga rated it really liked it
Temanya masih tentang perjalanan antar sepasang couple yang nyamar jadi suami-istri lalu jatuh cinta beneran. Tapi karakterisasi Hero-Heroinenya kuat, bikin saya bisa memahami mereka. Helena-Daniel sendiri chemistrynya udah berasa dari buku pertama, cuma karena mereka sama-sama punya rasa minder terhadap satu sama lain, jadinya susah untuk menyatukan mereka. Tapi dari plot yang diceritakan di buku ini, opposite attraction is not impossible. :)
Aug 31, 2015 Divia rated it really liked it
thankfully Helena redeemed herself 1/3 into the book...she acted childish and angst most of the time, but she faced her fears with Daniel, asked him questions to reduce misconceptions.

Same with the Hero, neither stewed very long in their mind but asked the other outright

better than the first for sure
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Jun 14, 2012 Astri Nasthasia Videlia rated it really liked it
4,5 stars.. coz it better than a book before..

yup.. sungguh lebih baik... Daniel or Danny is our Hero here... bagi yg udah baca buku pertama... A Dangerous Love (Swanlea Spinsters, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries pasti dah tau siapa dia.. dan kenapa dia bisa sampai di benci oleh Helena... Heroine tercinta kita... *males cerita*

berhasil gw beri 4,5 krna gw suka mereka berdua... hehhe... dan ceritanya juga lumayan... walo ada beberapa adegan keras kepala yg bikin cape (lagi) bacanya.. hehhe...

==PecintaPriaNakalBersaksi... Naughty?? it's Daniel== hohohoohoh

Hany Grace
Jun 08, 2016 Hany Grace rated it it was amazing
definitely not a typical love story. i really enjoyed reading it. love how the story was kinda complicated, what with a smuggler and a crippled woman falling in love and having an adventure together. totally got me :)
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 8 million book ...more
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