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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  5,677 ratings  ·  172 reviews
From a magnificent ballromm ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss -- and a passion that leads to peril...

At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well the risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of the night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the
Unknown Binding, 338 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Orion (first published January 1st 1993)
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It was the darkest hour of the night.....

She was going to pay a call to the man known as Fallen Angel...

She had no other choice if she wanted to save her brother's she walks into his den and finds....


Sorry, that's just his (the man called Fallen Angel's) black cat, Lucifer!! :P

Anyway...coming back to the story....

So, she walks into his den...his home and finds him....the man everyone called Fallen Angel....the last and only person who could help her...

So, who is she???

Oct 31, 2011 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Holly R
I read somewhere that Amanda Quick's historical romance novels follow an usual "formula": a somewhat tortured hero who needs to learn how to love and laugh + a quirky heroine who marches into his life bringing said love and laughter and never takes no for an answer. Well, I happen to like that "formula" and Dangerous does follow it, so no one will see me complaining here. :)

I loved the charming and sarcastic hero (Sebastian) and the funny and indomitable heroine (Prue). Their quick banter had me
Out to save her hot headed brother from a duel that could kill him Prudence Merryweather finds herself at the door of the man whom her brother challenged, finally coming to an understanding to spare her brother, Pru ends up making a deal with the Fallen Angel which he may collect at anytime, but it doesn’t have her “to” worried that is until he kisses her.
The Earl of Angelstone, Sebastian Fleetwood finds the amateur ghost hunter Ms.Merryweather fascinating and very unusual from the women of th
This gothic lite story starts with Miss Prudence Merryweather paying a visit to the Earl of Angelstone, Sebastian Fleetwood, at his home way past the hour of acceptability. She has come because her absurdly protective brother is determined to avenge her honor which has been rocked by the fact that the Fallen Angel has been seen in her presence. The ambiance starts up immediately when we are introduced to Sebastian who has been relaxing in his home in a state of dishabille. He eyes Prue up and do ...more
Another favorite re-read, this one has Prudence and the Earl of Angelstone sharing investigative adventures as the Earl maneuvers Prudence toward marriage. One of the things I like best about Jayne Ann Krentz is her male characters, who generally know exactly what they want and how to get it without having a clue as to why they want it, which is so typically male. Her female characters, on the other hand, are often headstrong and independent but succumb to their emotions, which gives the male th ...more
Not Ms. Quick's best.

The plotline it a typical Quick one - innocent heroine (probably virginal), dark mysterious possibly dangerous hero, various threats to the lady, ritual deflowering of the virgin in the library, hero to the rescue, happy ending. These books are all the same and the pleasure is in seeing how the resolution is reached, not in wondering what will happen at the end. Fine.

But books should be somewhat believable in their own sphere I think.

No woman in her right mind, then or now,
Our eccentric little ghost-busting heroine bespeaks the aide of Angelstone, aka The Fallen Angel, who dwells in the shadows with furry little Lucifer. Fun!
Loved it! But then again witch book from Amanda Qucik I didn't like.
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Sakura Yue Michaelis
Like 4 or 5 years ago I've read almost all books by Amanda Quick. She became one of my favorites Historical Romance authors, along with Lisa Kleypas and Julie Quinn. The bad thing about reading all her books in a row is that, with time, you tend to mix the plots, the characters, which is what happened to me. I remembered this book was one of my favorites, but I could not remember the plot that well.

As usual, the heroine is... unusual. And the hero, a cold rakish gentleman. Why is this formula no
This was my first experience with this author and I had a great time reading this. Prue and Sebastian were a great couple. I loved the way that Prue was able to handle the "Fallen Angel" Sebastian. The mystery was interesting, the dialogue was funny, and the romance was sweet.

I hope that I get a chance to read something else from this author soon.
I downloaded a couple digital library Amanda Quick books after she was recommended to me. I've quickly discovered that every book is the same! I do like the female characters but every plot device occurs the same way in each book. It got so tiresome I stopped reading. I felt like I was reading the same book over and over again but with different characters. Even the villians were similar. How disappointing. I was looking for historical fiction along the lines of Julia Quinn or Lisa Kleypas with ...more
Noha El-Shami
رواية هي مزيج ما بين الرومانسية والأكشن وخيال ما وراء الطبيعة، تفاجأت خلالها بالقاء المؤلفة الضوء على ما يجيش به عقل وصدر الرجل في علاقته بالمرأة؛ فمن المعتاد في مثل هكذا روايات تكون مترجمة إلى العربية أن يتم التركيز على ما تشعر به وتفكر فيه المرأة وحدها من: إعجاب/ خوف/ إطمئنان/ تردد/ رغبة/ رفض/ غضب/ كره/ حب ... إلخ، يبدو أنهم حين يترجمون إلى العربية يختصرون الكثير والكثير على حساب ما قد يشعر به الرجل توفيرا لنفقات الترجمة أو الطباعة :D

الرواية تساعد في تحسين إنجليزية المستوى المتوسط
Well well well... So far this is my second book by Amanda Quick, and I have to say I'm leaning toward likey-likey ^^

I have to say I don't have much experience in mysteries in books, but I admit that Amanda Quick, wrote it beautifully, for once I never guessed the killer it the characters themselves did, and I also admit that I was doubtful at first. Plus it was a great idea about both the couple to be interested in investigations.

In Dangerous I didn't have a favorite character, because the coupl
A great Amanda Quick read and one of my favorite by her. Prudence is a strong, adventurous, and lovely heroine and it is an absolute joy to watch Sebastian, "The Fallen Angel," fall under her spell - completely unwillingly on his part and unknowingly on hers. Angelstone is great - the cold, austere, vengeful hero whom everyone is scared of ... except our heroine, of course, who intrigues and enchants him!
Kah Cherub
LOVELY! One of her best books!

This baby here was one of those masterpieces one finds every once in a while in used book stores. :) I've always been a fan of Amanda Quick (strangely enough, I've never cared much for Jayne Ann Krentz. Crazy, I know, seeing as they are one and the same. XD. Anyways...). It hooked from the very first page, something that doesn't happen so often, and managed to amuse and entertain me for hours on end! I admit, and if you've read more than a couple of books by this au

salah satu buku amanda quick fave gw.....
yg ini ttg ce aneh yang suka banget nyelidikin 'spectral phenomena' atau biasa dikenal dengan penampakan hantu :)
sementara si co adalah seorang earl yg terkenal dingin, eksentrik ...lord angelstone...dijuluki 'fallen angel' oleh the ton...

si lord juga punya hobby gak biasa..dia suka nyelesaiin puzzle...solve mysteries dan merasa tertarik dengan prudence yng original dan beda dengan para lady2 di the ton...

karena sesuatu hal pas angelstone menyelidi kasus
I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either , the plot was interesting and the characters were different in a good way but when it all came together it didn't click.

Pru was more like a mother figure than a love interest to Sebastien , I did love her character , she's bossy , intelligent , a little eccentric and very clever but the way she treated Sebastian made her seem like an elder lady not his wife , the way she advised him and the way she treated him in front of others was a little lik
Really enjoyed reading this book. The H is taken with the h at first sight. I liked that they both had investigative 'hobbies' and were always looking at the scientific reason behind their investigations. I also found the writing to have humorous conversations throughout the book. The writing flowed and the pages kept turning without skipping parts! There wasn't any angst between the couple. I liked how he approached their marriage and didn't understand his 'feelings' for the h. He had the Spock ...more
Jane Reader
This is my hands down favorite Amanda Quick novel. It has its cheesy moments—in my opinion—including giving the main male character the moniker of the Fallen Angel, but otherwise it’s a wonderful read with Quick’s superb storytelling on display.

Dangerous tells the story of Prudence Merrywether, a country-bred, near spinster that, at 25-years-old, catches the interest of Sebastian Fleetwood, the Earl of Angelstone, after he learns of her interest in “spectral phenomena” and they share a dance at
Even though the Naivete of Prue makes me want to joke her to death sometimes, I have to respect her for her faith in Sebastien and her ability to bring a family together. The mystery surrounding this book was actually really good, I was not expecting something so out of left field especially since it was not ever really touched upon until its revealed and hits you square in the face. I once vowed that this would be the last book i read in this sorta series from Amanda Quick but............I alre ...more
Lady of the Lake
Well if you have read Amanda Quick in the past then you know how this romance story goes... just the names have changed and the circumstance. I wont lay out the plot as you can read that in the book blurb or in any number of the great reviews on this thread. I can only give you my opinion.

I like Amanda Quick, her work is intelligent and the stories make sense although there is never any great surprises as they do follow a certain formula but most writers of multiple books do. I have no problem w
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The very first book I read by this author. Went on to read quite a few others. Really liked Prudence, certainly not a shrinking violet by any means.
I listened to the audiobook of this story, and I thought the reader was....well, okay with the English women's parts and horrible with the men's parts. But, hey, she was paid to read the story, and she did have the haughtiness down pat!

The plot itself: I loved it. An "older" country-bred woman of high society captures the attention of the city rake who has issues of his own. She's intelligent---he likes and respects that; she is kind--and he likes and respects that. She sees beneath the bad boy
Jane Stewart
Not for me.

Sebastian is an Earl who is bored, so he investigates crimes for fun. A Bow Street Runner brings him crimes to solve. Prudence investigates ghosts for free. She meets Sebastian and wants to participate in his investigative work. She follows him to a bedroom during a party which does not help. Of course they are seen, so they have to become engaged to protect her reputation. Prudence is a Mary Sue character (poorly developed, too perfect and lacking in realism to be interesting). She i
My first book by this author, I doubt it will be my last. There was so much that I felt was different than the usual romances that I read.

Sebastian is never in doubt about what he wants. Although he lets Prudence think that their engagement is for show only, you are never in any doubt that he plans on marrying her. And I loved that they actually marry about halfway through the book so we actually get to see them getting used to married life, rather than the book ending at that point which is usu
Raven R.
I always love Amanda Quick's books. Never mind that it's the same kind of characters going through the same kind of mystery with the same kind of "Does he love me?" sort of romance, I still love them.

That being said, I can tell that this book was written with a little more passion then the other later ones I have read. This novel had me laughing out loud, for how could it not with such quotes like: "You... cork-brained idiot!" and I truly did not expect the villain to be... well the villain.

Nov 04, 2013 MrsJoseph marked it as collectorz  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book while being annoyed by it at the same time. This book was written in 1993 (from what I can find) while my favorite Amanda Quick book – Scandal – was written in 1991.
I had hard time finishing this, but I blame the mood really. I wasn't "in" for these kind of books, you know, the mushy ones. Yup, it's a book titled "Dangerous" and I just called it mushy.


But can you blame me? You can add spiked leather collar on a poodle, but this won't change the fact that it's a poodle. The same goes for the main love interest here.Though I wouldn't compare him to a poodle, maybe German shepherd? Anyway, joking aside (and I WAS just joking), it's a perfect "I am the jealous
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Pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the Uni
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“Knowing that you love me is not a source of amusement.” Sebastian realized that his hands were shaking with the force of the emotion that was pouring through him. “It is my salvation” 23 likes
“Of course I won't go alone. I shall take my maid."

"No," Sebastian said. "You will take me.”
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