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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  6,607 ratings  ·  178 reviews
Jared Marcus Benton, el arrogante y rico duque de Bradford, sólo desea a Caroline Richmond. El pasado misterioso de esta dama, su inteligencia y su espíritu fogoso atraen al duque, cuyo descarado interés provoca en ella el deseo irresistible de domar su presuntuosidad y ganar su amor. Aunque él no quiere atarse a ninguna mujer, una oscura intriga acaba por unirlos contra u ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published January 28th 2004 by Vergara (first published June 1986)
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

Another great story by Julie Garwood, and while I really liked it, I didn't love it.

Bradford was one of, if not the most annoying, of all the Garwood heroes. Dare I say, even worse than all of the Highlanders put together.

But it was still a fun read.
Jessica
2.8*s really. I read everything Julie Garwood writes, but some of her older books just irritate me. Like this one. I realize that it was a pattern in historicals written in the 80's, to have the female protagonist get walked all over. But after establishing all the strengths of the character, she gets all walked over and just figures she has to take it until the guy comes to his senses. I hate that. And I really hate that the author never has this male lead accept responsibility for his being a ...more
steph
2.5 to 3 stars.

Should have really paid attention to the year this book was written (1986!) because dear god, the alpha male hero and the feisty, different yet still sensitive and sweet heroine made me want to throw this book against the wall at some points. In one scene, heroine gets pushed down the stairs and her bodice rips and her hair comes all undone and the FIRST thing the hero does is assume she was with some other man. And in another scene she is accosted by another man at a party (not t
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Anne
This is the first book by Ms. Garwood that I have read. A blog I read recommended this author, so I found this book, which looked promising to me, at my local library. Honestly, it sat around awhile as I read a couple of amazing books I had been waiting for (talkin’ ‘bout the super talented Tessa Dare here). I was at a place I was ready to read this book and was very excited to do so. I cannot fully express how awful this book is compared to what I usually read. There was no flow, the characters ...more
Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
This was a nice, easy read. Romantic with a bit of mystery. But while I like it, I didn't love it and it fell a bit short of Garwood's usual standard, I thought.

So the story is set in England about half a decade before the American Revolution. Caroline Richmond is the daughter of an earl newly returned from the colonies after being raised there by her aunt and uncle. She encounters our hero, the Duke of Bradford on the road and naturally, he decides he wants her. After some wooing and kissing,
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Donna
An early work of Garwood's that I picked up for .99 on Amazon. I'm a little torn about this one. I enjoy her writing style, and the characters she creates feel real. The story arc is good, including the mystery that's part of the plot. The only thing I really disliked are the hero and heroine.

Caroline starts the book as a self confident and assertive woman, who in the opening scene, single-handedly foils a carriage robbery with a combination of daring, quick thinking, and fine shooting. Then she
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Michelle Kelly
Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford and Caroline Richmond's book.

I enjoyed Rebelious Desire. I particularly liked how Caroline and Bradford met. The carriage hijack of his friend Brummell was well written and I felt the immediate connection between Bradford and Caroline. I was hoping that Brummell would play a bigger part in the story because it was even more enjoyable when they later met at one of the balls.

The little mystery that was added in the story was a little blan. It wasn't very
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Kristal
To quote a friend: "I wish this book had a face, that way I could slap it."

I have read almost 200 historical romances now and this was by far the worst of the lot. Not only was the writing atrocious but the plot was paper thin. As if those that wasn't reason enough for me to dislike this book there was also the two lead characters who were just plain unlikeable. I thought the heroine would be interesting as we open up with her as a pistol toting badass but somewhere between chapter 1 and 2 she
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Aman
Rebellious Desire is about Jered Marcus Benton, who is a Duke of Bradford and Caroline Richmond coming together. Garwood Is an amazing author but for some reason this one fell little short. Toward the end I kept waiting for something to happen and nothing happened. I felt there was room for a lot of room for action but Garwood just didn't take advantage of it. From the beginning the reader knows there is some sort of mystery surrounding Caroline and her Dad. And then, we find out, in the end, wh ...more
Mel
I have to admit that I am sincerely disappointed. I love Julie Garwood. I did NOT love this book. To be honest... I don't even remember the main character's names. That being said, while I enjoy a book about a brooding, arrogant male, I was not a fan of the Baron or Earl or whatever he was. He just treated his woman as though she was a 'play thing'. It aggravated me. The girl, again... I can't remember her name... Kate? Lizzie? Whatever... she started the novel as though she was this strong inde ...more
Larajoline
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Pamela(AllHoney)
Caroline Richmond was raised in America by her aunt and uncle. Now she has returned to England and is on her way to see her father after so many years of separation. She encounters the Duke of Bradford after she rescues a man whose carriage was stopped by robbers. Later they meet again while attending a ball.

Like many of Ms Garwood's novels, the story is filled with delightful banter and a wonderful cast of characters and put together in an enjoyable and entertaining manner.
Wench
The historical inaccuracies. The insta-lust. The character inconsistency. The OH NO SHIT THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES SISTERS. The Boundaries McTrampler, "I don't care what you want", "allow me to stalk your ass" hero.

The last is what did it for me. NOT ENOUGH NOAP for that guy.

Also the fact that in ONE THIRD of the book, all that had happened was the above. Mystery plot? Nah. Melodrama? OH YES.

Look. I know it's cheap. Skip it anyway.
Kay Naughty Book Snitch
Rebellious desire by Julie garwood

Okay...I'm a traditionalist and a purist about certain things. I'm also very old school. I love historical romance with an intensity that borders on obsessiveness. I do however expect certain things from the books I read. I have wanted to read Julie Garwood for some time now, I mean she is one of the pioneers in historical romance, right? So, I chose this book to be my latest audiobook. I have a thirty five minute drive to work and back, so this gives me over an
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Kathleen
I loved the beginning, but disliked the ending, because Jered was an idiot. One of the worst Garwood heroes. The only Garwood historical I liked less than this one is The Wedding, because Conner was dense.
Marie
Bintang 3.

Hidup tampaknya jauh lebih sederhana sewaktu Caroline Richmond masih di Boston.

Sedari umur 4 tahun, Caroline sudah berpisah dari ayahnya Earl of Braxton untuk menghindari bahaya dan skandal yang dapat menimpa dirinya. Caroline dikirim ke daerah koloni Ametika, Boston. Setelah 14 tahun Caroline kembali bersatu dengan keluarga aslinya, ayah dan juga paman dari pihak ibunya, Marquess of Aimsmond. Caroline cukup terkejut dengan kasih sayang dan penerimaan keduanya terhadap dirinya. Selama
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Arizel紫
This is the her third book I read and I would say: It's same-same... Always the same just different names, different location, different story but the most interesting part to make the book good, SAME. Wow.. didn't manage to reach the second half
Coco
Can not believe i once liked this book...........
Bradford is the world's biggest asshole and Caroline loses her backbone after the first 15 pages.
No just no!
Katie
This book was so poorly written that I couldn't bring myself to finish it.
Emily
This is the 3rd book of Garwood's I've read, and my least favorite of the three (rom suspense, highlander, and now regency). The others hovered somewhere between 2 & 3 stars. Not enough emotional or psychological depth to hold my interest. What happened to the plucky Caroline of the first chapter? 5 chapters in, she's a relentless harpy opposite what has to be the smuggest bastard in Regency romance. Made for each other, though.

I still love my own favorite authors, but I'm curious to know wh
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Danette Steward
Another great read by Garwood!!
Amanda Hamilton
Man, I've hit a wall with these romance books. A big-ass wall. When I space it out and read different books in between romance books, I'm like "Finally, a book with proper syntax and above a fifth grade reading level!"

That's not the only thing but just how similar they are with one another. It doesn't matter if the male character is a Scottish Highlander, a mercenary, a vampire, or a English duke, they all act like super uptight possessively jealous and hot-headed douches. I actually realized t
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Pam H
He is Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford and a wealthy, arrogant one at that. He meets Caroline Richmond on the road when she protects his friend from further harm with her pistol. He is enchanted by the beauty who is unafraid to speak or put herself in harms way. he feels like he has finally found someone who can share his life and keep him interested throughout his days. So he uses all of his resources to find her in London and he finally tracks her down at the opening ball of the seaso ...more
Julianna
Jul 04, 2014 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Author
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"3.5 stars" Rebellious Desire was Julie Garwood's second historical romance, and like its predecessor, Gentle Warrior, it was originally published for the Tapestry line of romances. Because of this, the book is a little shorter than her others that she wrote later, and I could see where it was lacking in both character and plot development. I also thought that she still showed signs of the novice writer at this point in her career, so I didn't enjoy this one as much as so
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Trea
This book didn't live up to my expectations, that's for sure! After loving such stories as Saving Grace, The Secret, The Bride, and especially The Lion's Lady, I had hoped I would love this one as well. Sadly, this was not the case. The entire book had a very rushed feel to it. There was also almost too much conflict between the hero and heroine, almost as if it was in the book to distract the reader from the lack of explanations about the plot twists in the story. The reader finally gains under ...more
Nyra
Para muchas lectoras que conozco, el nombre de esta autora es sinónimo de excelencia en historias románticas. Pues lo certifico, porque luego de leer este primer libro me ha parecido muy agradable y entretenido. Tal vez no sea nada del otro mundo, pero es una historia muy bien contada y, a mi modo de ver eso es lo más difícil de conseguir estos días. He disfrutado los encontronazos entre los personajes principales, pero sobre todo las características de cada uno.


El libro se desarrolla en Ingl
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Lizziev
El libro comienza con una marcada tragedia que afectará a las circunstancias vitales de varios personajes y moldeará la personalidad de Caroline. Ella vivía en las Colonias inglesas de Norteamérica con sus tíos hasta que su padre, conde de Braxton y residente en Inglaterra, la reclama a su lado. No lleva ni dos días allí cuando experimenta un claro ejemplo del aire civilizado y seguro de Inglaterra y conoce a el duque de Bradford. Con solo verse dejarán huella el uno en el otro y estarán destina ...more
Kerry Allen
Quit after Chapter 4.

I swore I would cut the head-hopping some slack, given the book is over 20 years old and that was the thing Way Back When, but ahmigod it burned. If somebody was in the room, by god, you were going to find out what they thought of the proceedings right then and there!

But the rabbiting POV was far from the only problem.

Time--Girl meets boy, takes a drive that shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, goes to bed, and wakes up the next morning. Wedged into that series of e
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Lelyana
Aku gak bisa kasih 4 bintang buku yg satu ini..sedih banget...
Kedua karakter hero/heroine nya sama2 keras kepala dan terlalu bertahan sama prinsip mereka sendiri, sombong dan gak satupun mau minta maaf, atau mengalah....
Ini juga bikin buku ini agak berat ngangkat nya, baca nya terseret2.

Belom lagi di pertengahan cerita,aku rasanya pengen getok hero nya karena ada gosip Bradford selingkuh di luar perkawinan...hmpfft...
Karena penasaran apa sebenarnya yg terjadi, aku terusin sampe begadang...hufff
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Julie
Sep 30, 2013 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical/Regency Romance Lovers
The Duke of Bradford has finally decided to break his long estrangement from ton society. He is not a man to equivocate about anything. Once he decides upon a path, he embarks on a direct line to his final destination. He has most members of the ton asking the most obvious question, "What, or who, has enticed the mysterious and dangerous Duke back into the public eye?" The Duke promptly provides the answer with his direct and obvious attentions to a Lady most mysterious herself. Lady Caroline Ri ...more
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