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Once Tempted (Danvers Family (Chronological order) #3)

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Innocence Lost

A notorious rake, the Marquis of Bradstone stole young Olivia Sutton's heart...and then ruined her life. For seven years she has been forced to hide her past behind a false identity. And now the dashing scoundrel has returned a different man: more handsome, more serious, more desirable...and far more dangerous thanthe cad who brought scandal and shame into Ol
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 3rd 2001 by Avon
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LaFleurBleue
Nov 18, 2012 LaFleurBleue rated it liked it
As the 2 books from Elizabeth Boyle I previously read (different series), the strengths and weaknesses are consistent.
Less character development and deep emotions than fun entertainment with a swashbuckling-type plot. A fair accumulation of syntax mistakes that should have been edited before printing. A fast-paced beginning, somewhat slower middle part and slightly rushed ending.
The plot here lies a lot on miscommunication, misinterpretation, secrecy, lies and deceptions. Those are well justifi
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Amanda dalon
May 22, 2014 Amanda dalon rated it liked it
3.5
Delightful book, a few things bothered me , May contain slight spoilers!
First off there are cousins both with the same name and almost identical. Really....how odd and convenient. However one has a scar on the face, which someone seems to overlook at then end. Hmm. Secondly colin addresses Olivia as Mrs. Keaton but later call her Olivia before he knew who she was. Sure there were other possibilities but really. And it seems ppl in this book seems to survive the impossible, and nearly all wal
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Robin
Mar 13, 2016 Robin rated it liked it
I usually enjoy this author, but this book was a miss for me. The prologue pulled me in and got things going but then things stalled. The heroine tip-toed along the TSTL line throughout the first half of the book. By that I mean she kept thinking about how she couldn't trust anyone and then just blindly trusted even though she had a bad feeling about it. She withheld information for no apparent reason and even the hero who was adamant about wanting answers--every time they began discussing the s ...more
Sara
Oct 12, 2014 Sara rated it it was ok
This book was just too weird to enjoy, in my opinion. Our hero has an identical cousin who looks just like him, but he's evil. Our heroine is able to decipher a code within seconds that people have been studying for centuries. Everyone goes to Spain to find hidden treasure and fight Napoleon's armies. It was just too implausible. For me, romance should be a character driven genre, and I thought these two characters were just terrible. Even if the plot was better, I wouldn't have liked it for tha ...more
Genrelove
Feb 09, 2013 Genrelove rated it really liked it
Enjoyable because the heroine actually gets out of England. After all, there's a war on during the Regency era and you sometimes get shellshocked veterans or war heroes, but the heroine never gets a peek of the action. One thing that kind of bothers me, I see it sometimes in romance novels that the Hero suspects the heroine of having done something horrible, and perhaps to try to resist falling in love with her, refuses to believe that she's been wrongly accused. Personally, I think if you're fa ...more
Shelly
Jan 19, 2009 Shelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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Mey Buentipo
The first book I read from this author. I have some mix feelings from this book. The plot of the story is nice. The heroine is smart and intelligent. Although the hero is strong and agile physicaly is battle, but intellect the heroine is smarter. I don't know if i liked that. Some part got boring and frustrating. And yet some part got interesting. It took a long time for the villain to appear. Although most of the stories the dead doesn't remain dead. All in all I am giving it a 3 1/2 stars. I l ...more
Karen
Jul 03, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
I can't quite put my finger on why this book didn't wow me, but, still, it was perfectly fine--it just didn't necessarily stand out for me. I did like, however, that this story was more adventure and intrigue geared than most Regencies.
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
Simply put, I got bored. The characters didn't move me and the plot wasn't anything special. I read about 150 pages before I had to return it to the library and wasn't inspired enough to check it out again. No rating since I didn't finish it.
Stephanie
Jan 06, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Just the bit o fluff that I needed. I love a sassy heroine such a relief from the fainting delicate bits o muslin that you sometimes get.
sh(e)reader
Aug 01, 2012 sh(e)reader rated it liked it
Shelves: library-eborrow
... digital read, borrowed from the library. Murder, wrongfully accused, mistaken identity. Traveling across Europe during wartime to uncover a treasure. Typical historical romance. 1141
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 18, 2016 08:45AM  
  • Hero, Come Back
  • A Deal With the Devil (Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron #4)
  • The Love Affair of an English Lord (Boscastle, #2)
  • The Perfect Wife (Lost City, #1)
  • Scandalous Again (Switching Places, #1)
  • Meet Me at Midnight (With This Ring, #2)
  • Devil's Daughter (Devil, #2)
  • The Courtesan's Secret (The Courtesan Chronicles #2)
  • For the Earl's Pleasure
  • Tutoring Lady Jane
  • Love With a Scandalous Lord (Daughters of Fortune, #3)
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Elizabeth Boyle was an antipiracy paralegal for Microsoft before settling down to write full-time. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, which won Dell's Diamond Debut Award in 1996, also won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book, and was a finalist for Best Long Historical Romance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Brazen Heiress.
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Other Books in the Series

Danvers Family (Chronological order) (5 books)
  • One Night of Passion (Danvers, # 1)
  • Stealing the Bride (Danvers, #2)
  • It Takes a Hero (Danvers, #4)
  • Hero, Come Back

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