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Far from home and her noble relatives, Miss Caroline Huntington has been injured in a fall from her horse. Called to her side, Alex Trentham knows he must assist her, though he has not practiced as a physician for a long while. Just to see so lovely a woman in a state of undress is a hard test of his self-control.

Caroline is all that is warm and feminine, beautiful and pu
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mandi Schreiner
Nov 04, 2009 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
I read Passionate, the debut novel of the husband and wife writing team of Anthea Lawson a few months ago and really enjoyed it. When browsing through their website recently, I noticed they were organizing a blog tour for their next book, All He Desires. I asked if I could participate and they kindly agreed and gave me an advanced copy of the book.

Although All He Desires features the sister of the hero from Passionate, and Reginald, evil cousin from the first book as well, it can be easily read
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Melissa
Dec 12, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Katie(babs)
Nov 19, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
Caroline Huntington, the niece of the Earl of Twickenham, has accompanied Maggie Farnsworth to the Mediterranean to help with Maggie’s orphanage project. They have come to the island of Crete for a week long holiday where they will enjoy the sun and local sites. Caroline is horseback riding and has an accident where she falls and dislocates her elbow and ends up with a concussion. Caroline is found by Maggie and Monsieur Legault, a Frenchman, who is involved with an archeological dig on the ...more
Ana
Sep 12, 2016 Ana rated it it was ok
I have always loved historical romances and I dived into this one with high expectations. But it just wasn't what I wanted. It was okay-ish at the best. I like the characters well enough. But there wasn't enough of the plot going to keep me interested. I got bored too many times because of the slow pace. It would have ended up a DNF book if not for my own stubborn decision to keep reading.
Bonnie
Nov 26, 2013 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Historical romance readers
With a book about Caroline Huntington (sister to James from Passionate) Lawson takes us to Crete in 1848 this time for the first part of the book. I've visited some spots in the Mediterranean and WOW! she did a fabulous job recreating the setting for me. Took me right back there.

In All He Desires, there's adventure, romance, danger and a deeply wounded hero paired with a bright, happy and engaging heroine who is honest and sweet-natured. (loved some of her tart self-comments though)

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Tonileg
Mar 29, 2011 Tonileg rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, historical
The story starts out with an accident for an English young woman on vacation in Crete then there is some mystery about a future adoption happening in London while she is convelesing with a hot and sexy (but damaged) exiled English doctor.

Writing 3 stars
Characters 3 stars
Hot scenes 2 stars (great ancient Roman porn viewing scene!)
Mystery 1 star
Lori Lyn
Mar 18, 2014 Lori Lyn rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Ms. Lawson knows how to create characters you come to care for. I so love a strong heroine and a "damaged" hero! And I just adored the exotic Mediterranean setting. She just keeps getting better, doesn't she? Happy sigh.
Chantilly White
Mar 11, 2012 Chantilly White rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! The hero and heroine caught me immediately, and I loved the lush and exotic locale. Anthea Lawson's lyrical prose created an atmosphere heady with romance, conflict, and the growth of an abiding love relationship. Beautiful!
Fay Ann Hollcroft
Jan 17, 2013 Fay Ann Hollcroft rated it really liked it
Really & truly enjoyed the camaraderie between characters! Altogether this was a delightful book to read.
Highland-dreamer
My interest just wasn't captured by this book. And as I didn't actually finish reading it, I don't feel it is fair to give it a rating.
Jessica
Feb 23, 2010 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish, own
Having a hard time finishing the last few pages, otherwise an enjoyable read when I had time to kill.
Mortalform
As they stood there, it was easy to imagine countless ages of worship - the uncomfortable powers of nature wrapped in the myths of generations. 144
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 05, 2015 08:32AM  
  • Shadow Play
  • Cynders & Ashe
  • Unforgiven (Horsemen Trilogy, #2)
  • The Archery Contest
  • A Season for Sin (The Sinful Scoundrels #0.5)
  • Outrageously Yours (Her Majesty's Secret Servants #2)
  • The Duke (Regency, #4)
  • Sinful Between the Sheets (Carlisle Family, #2)
  • Dream Lover
  • A Match Made in Scandal (Donally Family, #3)
  • Simply Scandalous
  • Sold to a Laird (The Tulloch Sgàthán Trilogy, #1)
  • Pearls of Passion
  • A Heart Too Proud (Candlelight Regency #227)
  • The Confession
  • A Gentlewoman's Predicament (The Ladies' Sewing Circle, #1)
  • The Perfect Mistress (Mistress, #2)
  • Touch Me (Langley Family Trilogy, #1)
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Anthea Lawson, called "a new star of Historical Romance" by Booklist, has won readers with her combination of spicy love scenes and elegant prose. Her first novel, PASSIONATE, was a Best First Book finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA awards.

Anthea also writes award-winning YA Urban Fantasy under the pen name Anthea Sharp.
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