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Young Maggie Brown traveled to a seaside resort, hoping to forget the pain of her mother's recent death. She never imagined her bittersweet sojourn would land her in a mysterious stranger's embrace, or that he would leave her with only memories. But then, by chance, she was reunited with the man she so adored -- one who had given her his heart, but not his name.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published 2000)
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Rane
The death of her mother has put a heavy weight upon Maggie Brown’s heart and with more troubles lingering, Maggie and her and her mother’s long time friend decide to get away from it all for a few days, when a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, sets her young heart turning to love, she knows it will be a short romance that will live in her heart forever, as she and her stranger part ways. When she returns to London she’s forced to sell herself in order to save herself and her home from ...more
Ana Luisa
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Cheryl Holt é uma das minhas autoras favoritas e tem sempre um lugar especial na minha estante. Não há um único livro, publicado em português, que não conste da minha lista de aquisições. É uma autora fantástica, com um humor fantástico e que sempre nos surpreende com as suas histórias.

Este livro não fugiu ao que acabei de dizer, na verdade com esta história tudo o que eu pensava antes da autora foi superado. Foi, sem dúvida, um dos melhores livros de Cher
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Kim
Loved it. It wasn't perfect and sometimes the heroine and hero did stupid things but in the end it was pretty good. It held my interest and was hard to put down.

I am going to say good-grovel in my shelves but, to me good grovel means the hero paid the price for his terrible treatment to the heroine. I would of liked to have seen the hero suffer more (I guess I'm mean like that) but that rarely occurs in a book. (maybe my idea of men suffering for their terrible treatment to the heroine is more
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Trewen
4 1/2 star.
I was hesitant about reading Cheryl Holt for some reason. I'm not sure why!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I was so engaged that I stayed up WAY too late reading. I just had to find out
what was going to happen next and how the author was going to pull it all off.
I knocked off a half star for the repetitive cliches phrases. My own pet peeve.
Cata
Titinha Scaeiro
A 5ª estrela não "nasceu", porque "conheci" o homem mais idiota dos livros de já li de época... 3:)
Angie Outland
Only My Love by Cheryl Holt is a wonderful book. It is a stand-a-alone novel, but is connected to other books by Cheryl. If you enjoy 1800s historical romances that are well written and include graphic love scenes and drama between two people who love each other, this book is for you! I enjoy reading historical romances. I must say this one will be one of my favorites. It is a dramatic story about 19 year-old Maggie Brown, who is left to support herself in London after her mother dies. In order ...more
Paula
Adorei este livro. Habitualmente em romances de época vemos a dificuldade da mulher em encontrar um marido adequado em que o amor esteja presente. Neste livro adorei ver a posição dificil do homem naquele tempo,em que também ele era obrigado a seguir as normas e pôr de lado o amor. Recomendo.
Patrícia
RATING: 2.5 stars.

A minha primeira experiência com Cheryl Holt não correu muito bem. O seu livro "Total Surrender" tornou-se dos poucos que não consegui acabar, devido tanto à história, que para mim era bastante banal e tema de imensos livros (muito melhores) do género, como à escrita que achei sinceramente estranha e demasiado dramática.

O dramatismo excessivo foi também uma das coisas que me desapontou neste livro. Retirou realismo à história e fez com que as personagens parecessem pouco ajuiza
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Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
O melhor livro de sempre da autora ! Muito muito bom.

Crítica detalhada em breve no Blog Os Livros Nossos
Alycia
This was my first Cheryl Holt read and I thoroughly enjoyed this one and recommend this fabulous read to all historical romance fans.

Adam St. Clair, Marquis of Belmont is tired of being the number one catch. He longs to get away from empty headed debutants and their match making mammas. He is miserable in his life because of the duty he puts on himself for his family, title, and peerage. Determined not to be like his father, his lot in life is a sad one, although self inflicted. One evening his
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Ayu Wirdha
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Liliana Pinto
Este é o primeiro e, provavelmente, o último livro que leio de Cheryl Holt.

A relação entre Maggie e o idiota do marquês de Belmont é tudo o que uma relação não deve ser: abusiva, enganadora, possessiva. Maggie é uma menina. Sem tirar nem pôr. Uma menina que se deixou fascinar por um homem mais velho e atraente. Uma menina que sofreu por um homem que a colocou sempre em 2º lugar em detrimento da boa vida e dos seus "deveres" como marquês. Mas o que é um título em comparação com o verdadeiro amor?
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Lani
I loved this book when I was a young teenager. I don't know if it would hold up if I read it again after almost 10 years but I would easily list it as my favorite romance novel to date.
Ivonne
Gostei do início, mas 2/3 do livro foi o descalabro total.
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♥ Beth
My favorite of all Cheryl Holt's books!! I absolutely LOVED this!! It is a must read!

5+++
Vanessa Montês
4,5**

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Acho que de todas as personagens a que gostei menos foi a de Adam. Compreendo que a sua maneira de ser esteja relacionada com a maneira como fora criando desde bebé, mas este para um homem que supostamente tinha uma opinião fixa para tudo, estava sempre a mudar de ideias relativamente a Maggie e à relação que queria com esta. Ora era perfeito estar com ela, ora queria afastar-se... Foi uma personagem demasiado indecisa ao longo de todo o livro e deve ter sido a personagem que gostei me
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Cheryl Tollestrup
Very entertaining!
Minna
I did not care for this book. It played out like a soap opera, in a BAD way. It was also not historically accurate in the least.

Romantic or not, Adam and Maggie (let alone James and Anne) would never have been accepted as a married couple. I've read romances where a similar situation was worked out, and the issues pro and con (mainly con) were always addressed. In this story, these issues weren't mentioned by anyone but the mother, and were quickly swept under the table as irrelevant. And okay,
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Spazfungus
it was okay, the problems between the couple aren't as contrived as some regency romances, and are understandable due to the character's stubbornness. nothing in the plot is unexpected, so a quick brainless read. Cover is steamier than the scenes.


***spoiler summary***
maggie's mother (a prostitute) passes away, she and anne (a prostitute) decide to take a vacation, meet marquis belmont and his brother under false identities. each falls in love, they all separate without reveling who they are. In
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Lizzy
Bom...não me impressionou. O livro é consideravelmente comportado para uma autora que se consagrou pelo erotismo. O início carismático e envolvente não mantém seu ritmo até o fim. A heroína é vítima de uma sociedade machista e preconceituosa. O herói é demasiadamente indeciso, cheio de si e demora a superar seus preconceitos. O desfecho é satisfatório, mas confesso que esperava muito mais..."
Mary
I started reading this book with a little apprehension, thinking that it was going to be a predictable read. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the story of Adam and Maggie very touching.

Adam is headed for a life of strict protocol, one that does not provide any any room for anything out of the ordinary. But a chance meeting with the beautiful Maggie has him learning new sensations and experiences. He is tempted to forget his family duties and upbringing to pursue a happier existence with Ma
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✦⟣Kelly⟢✦
A really enjoyable book. Maggie is the daughter of a mistress. Her mother dies. She and her friend Anne are given three months to move out by her the man who own the house that he provided for Maggie's mother. They had booked a holiday at the beach already and that is where they met Adam and James. Adam and James decided on a lark to get away from all of the marriage minded girls of the Season and take a trip to the beach. They lied about their names and who they were. Adam met Maggie when she w ...more
Shae
*yawns* You knew they'd get together, it just seemed like a waiting game for the annoying dude to come to his senses. The relationship these people had was pretty realistic, which made it very boring because it spanned over such a large stretch of time. What a snorefest.
Adeselna
DNF: Cada vez que me spoilam odeio mais o livro de morte. Holt never again! Vou ler autoras fixes que sabm escrever personagens e plots coerentes.
Lisa
Sep 20, 2008 Lisa added it
Shelves: hot-hot-hot
When you live your life by the rules, at the end of the day, all you have to comfort you, are your rules. You will be very lonely.
Lindy
The hero made this book hard to love, but I'll admit it did at least keep my interest to the end.
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CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. She is hailed as the undisputed "Queen" of erotic romance, as well as the international "Queen of Villains". She has numerous national writing awards to her credit and is particularly proud to have been named "Best Storyteller of the Year" by Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine. The magazine also selected her ...more
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