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Tormenta De Pasiones (Fallen Angels #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  2,637 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Los habitantes de un pueblo minero son víctimas de la miseria y la opresión. En Gales, a principios del siglo XIX, la vida es en general difícil, pero la buena o mala disposición de la aristocracia local puede representar una gran diferencia. Consciente de ello, Clare Morgan, la maestra del pueblo, decide elevar una súplica al conde de Aberdare, un noble de sangre gitana y ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 30th 1999 by Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A. (first published May 1st 1993)
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I first read this book in 2002 so obviously did not remember a single thing about it. This proved to be good for me, because I was able to enjoy it as if it was the first time! The plot is very implausible and the machinations that cause Clare to have to live with Nicholas are so for-the-book's-sake-and-nothing-else, but the question is: did this at all impact my enjoyment of the book? No. Did I care one iota? No. Why? Because the story and characters are fantastic so who cares how improbable it ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

Thunder and Roses is the first book in the Fallen Angels series, and was my first full length read by author Mary Jo Putney.

Those of us who are fans of historical romance know that over the past decade, the genre has been flooded with so many books that it’s hard to find anything unique, and in fact, there are many times you can predict exactly which naive but curious little chit will be ruined by what scandalous event that will take place at precisely the stroke of midnight – or shortly therea
Dec 08, 2010 K. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K. by: booklover; Nicki C.
The only Mary Jo Putney book I'd read previous to this one was "The Bartered Bride," which if I'm truthful, I didn't "read" ... I listened to. It had some "pirate" type elements (at least a long sea journey) and ... I HATE that, so obviously it didn't inspire me to say "more please."

That said, a couple of Amazon posters DID inspire me to pick this one off of my TBR (in fact they chose it for me after taking a look at my TBR mountain here on GR! Just goes to show you, many times those who don't
I really enjoyed this book, but it was also a very strange, eccentric story. There were penguins in Regency Wales. There was weird gypsy mating dances. There was dueling fought with whips. There was Indiana Jones-esque escaping from burning buildings. There was naked billiards. There was Christian dogma. There were mine scenes that made me think of times when people fell down shafts in Little House on the Prairie.

Did I mention there was skinny dipping with penguins?

Anyway, it was a very interes
Lisa Kay
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This almost made 4½ stars except for the ending. I must have read it before; I saw the twists and conclusions coming a mile away. (view spoiler) Learned more about mining than I was in the mood for, but it was incredibly realistic and obviously we
Putney, Mary Jo - First in Fallen Angels series

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside.

Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid --- only if Clare
I wavered between 4-5 stars, wish we had that 1/2 star, but it had too many of my favorite things to be a 4 :)
As my GR friend Juliana pointed out, it had mostly everything I love in a good HR:

1) Emotionally damaged hero
2) Bad boy / Rake
3) Gypsy
4) Strong spinster heroine who saves bad boy

It also had a good plot and lots of sexual tension. Some of the big plot issues were silly things that were very contrived just to make the book work, but it is fiction so we expect that :) My only issue is th
Krista (One Love) (Critical)
Started off slow, but grew on me.

First of all, great characters. Loved both Clare and Nicholas. I loved that Clare didn't look down on Nicholas like the rest of the town did, and loved that Clare put Nicholas and her love for him first, even if she didn't really realize it at the time.

The plot itself...not crazy-exciting, but entertaining with all the Fallen Angel side characters, like Michael, who (though I love him) I wanted to knock over the head with a vase. The dialogue was appealing and
Sophie ♥
Maybe a 3.5? I liked this book but I think it was a little drawn out. It took me four days to finish which was very surprising. The religious enlightenment stuff really struck a little bit of a nerve for me, but I'm glad I managed to stick it out to the end. By all counts, this book was a decent historical romance but nothing special.
I love the whole indecent proposal plot scheme. In this book, Clare approaches the Demon Earl, Nicholas to help bring back jobs and life into her little village. Nicholas, a little drunk, agrees if Clare agrees to live with him in the hopes that she will one day agree to become his mistress. And oh yeah he's entitled to one kiss a day at a time and place of his choosing.

So, I found this book really quite good at the moments when Clare and Nicholas were together and other 'village matters' were n
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
Being the first novel in Putney’s Fallen Angel’s series, one must expect a great deal of world building. Putney does so, with eloquent narrative and unforgettable descriptions. At the same time, she works this into the development of the harrowing plot of this heartfelt novel. The wildly creative plot took me away from reality for the duration of the novel, the ultimate mark of a good book. Having 'read' the audio version of this novel, I spent over 15hrs with the narrator and loved him. He brin ...more
Marilyn Rondeau
Clare Morgan, a Welsh Methodist minister’s daughter, had always admired Nicolas Davies, more commonly referred to as the Gypsy Earl. It’s been four years since Nicolas had left for the continent after a notorious scandal. The gossips talked said that after catching Nicolas in bed with his young bride his grandfather dropped dead of a heart attack, and Nicolas’ own wife was so distressed that she raced away from Nicolas and died in a carriage accident. Whether or not it was true, Clare wouldn’t j ...more
Mary Jo Putney is one of those authors that knows how to write a book - with a ridiculous situation - and make it believable and endearing. The ridiculous situation is also the indecent proposal. Clare is a Methodist preacher's daughter, very devout and involved in her town. The area is supported by a local mine, which is very dangerous and many have died working there. Plus, the economy in the area is depressed, causing poverty and terrible working/living conditions. Nicholas is an earl and own ...more
I just loved this one. It was sitting on Mt. TBR forever and I think I kept putting if off because I didn't think a spinster, religious, schoolteacher heroine was for me. But I loved Clare. Her morality and her faith (and her questioning of her faith) was just part of her. She was warm and caring and not uptight and judgmental as I had feared. And Nicholas, ah Nicholas, how could you not love the rakish, charming Gypsy Earl. He may be a little beta for some but he's my favorite kind of hero - ma ...more
Author: Mary Jo Putney
First published: May 1993, reissued 2003
Published as: "Fallen Angel" in the UK in 2009
Length: 433 pages, 7556 locations
Setting: Wales, London, 1814
Sex: ardent kisses and heavy petting in the lead up to reasonably explicit and frequent bedding.
Hero: Father was gentry, mother was Rom - half-caste gypsy who was never accepted by his Grandfather.
Heroine: Only child of very faithful Methodist minister.
Series: Book 1 of 7
Includes: Excerpts from Silk and Shadows, Silk and Secrets
I really like this trope in which H/h are forced to live together for some time, so I was truly looking forward to reading this story. I actually pushed it up in my queue of to-read books.

Let's start with this quote:
"She must concentrate on surviving the next three months with her dignity and reputation intact."
You know her virginity is as good as gone, right?

Not even 24 hours pass by when she's feeling "as if she were made of wax that could be molded into any form he desired". And that was a
Dec 26, 2007 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers and people who like well-drawn characters.
A lot of Regency-set historical romances have similar plot premises. There's invariably a rogueish rake of a hero and a supposedly intelligent heroine who likes to help others and be a martyr. And there seems to be a trend in the books I've been reading where the rake has a group of friends who are all confirmed bachellors with ridiculous nicknames.

Fortunately for me, Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels series was one of the first with the whole rakes club thing, and a wonderful gift for storytelling
I can't say this was a horrible book, but it was a boring read and a struggle to get through.

The premise started off interesting, Putney obviously did her research and I appreciate that, but that's where my good opinion of her writing ends. There was a story somewhere in there, but she kept introducing so many other unnecessary points and characters to the plot, while going on and on describing every detail within an inch of it's life, that I was drumming my fingers just waiting for her to get b
I'm not a big historical romance fan but there are some books that I really liked. This is one of them.

A beautiful love story that blends perfectly with action and mystery. Intriguing and strong characters. A handsome lord and a determined, stubborn lady. Two fiery tempers clash offering us a sizzling, breathtaking romance.

But it didn't surprised me the fact that I loved this book. We ARE talking about Mary Jo Putney here and she's a wonderful, talented author.
The Fallen Angels series is definit
As soon as the local earl returns Clare goes to him for help in reviving her local Welsh town. In return he asks that she live with him for three months and allow him a kiss a day. They find that they have more in common than one would think a Gypsy earl and a Methodist schoolmistress would.

I adored the relationship between Nicholas and Clare. Their banter, their billiard games and their need for each other was well written. I'm excited to start another of MJP"s series' since I love her writing
Kate McMurry
Review of Audiobook narrated by Peter Bishop

I am posting this audiobook review using the format that Audible recommends:

Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 5 stars
Story: 5 stars

Q. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A. A Welsh Methodist minister's daughter confronts a bitter, half-gypsy earl, who cares nothing for the responsibility he owes to the ancient title he's inherited, and demands that he rescue the local villagers from poverty.

Q. Would you consider the audio edi
It was good to get back to wholesome Regency after wading through Susan Squires and the deviant sexual scenes she writes. Mary Jo Putney is one of my favourite Regency writers but for some reason this series has totally escaped my knowledge until now. Nicholas is a half Gypsy Earl who is convinced to help his Welsh people by a daughter of the local Methodist minister, deceased. Clare is a godly woman and she is determined to get the scapegrace Earl to help her people, no matter the damage to her ...more
The plot was totally ridiculous - Nicholas the 'Gypsy' Earl blackmails Clare the innocent school teacher daughter of a preacher into spending 3 months with him - risking ruining her reputation. She agrees to this ridiculous proposal for the sake of her impoverished welsh village community as his part of the bargain is to improve the villagers lot.
The result is somewhat predictable but still an enjoyable read if you manage to overlook the inconsistancies.
Oh ..and I loved the penguins!!
Elis Madison
No time to give this the full review it deserves. Suffice to say schoolteacher Clare Morgan approaches "Demon Earl" Nicholas Davis and begs him to do something about the deadly conditions in the local mines. He agrees—but only if she spends three months "in his employ," thus totally destroying her good reputation in her conservative Methodist community. Clare, a vicar's daughter, was taught that doing good was more important than anything—including her reputation, and she's hoping that those who ...more
Very enjoyable read. I loved the hero who was half gypsy. Nothing titillates my senses like a dark haired, black eyed man and this one did not disappoint either. I could say more but I do not want to spoil it. Definitely recommended. I love everything I've read by this author.
This was a good story, but just a little too long. I liked how the characters got to know one another better by taking the time to get to know one another. I'm interested in reading the rest of Putney's books.
Got halfway and had to drop it.

As if it wasn't bad enough that the hero was a complete a$$hole, the heroine is one of the biggest sissies I've ever read. So he tried to scare her into make a bargain he thinks she'll back of but because she's prideful so she says yes so he figures 'hey let's get the religious virgin to actually be my mistress and not just a fake one' and she's on the other side thinking 'yeah I can definitely come out if this unscathed and a virgin- but oh he's so hot and his ki
Gizella Tóth
Nem először és nem utoljára kezdtem bele a Bukott angyalok sorozatba, és mindig újra meg újra lenyűgöz. Nem tudom, mi van Putney könyveiben, amitől letehetetlenné válnak, de tény, arra bizonyos lakatlan szigetre vinnék magammal Putney-t.
Mit írhatnék az első kötetről az egész sorozat ismeretében? Imádom! Csodálom Clare-t az elszántságáért, a bátorságáért. Csodálom a négy férfi életre szóló barátságát (na jó, irigylem is kicsinykét), belesajdul a szívem a csalódásokba, örül a lelkem a 'heppiendek
Amarilli Settantatre
Il mio incontro con la Putney mi ha lasciato piuttosto tiepida. O, piuttosto, questa serie non mi ha convinta del tutto.
Tutti i volumi ruotano intorno a un gruppo di nobili, amici per la pelle fin dai tempi di Eton, accomunati da ricchezza, spirito ribelle, sembianze affascinanti e una nota nomea di libertini. Da qui il soprannome di Fallen Angels/Angeli Caduti.

Il primo (TUONO DI PASSIONE) parte bene, con l’introduzione di un giovane erede “atipico” mezzo zingaro e dal carattere inquieto, che v
Slower paced than my usual faves, this one compensated with great sensuality. Scenes were savored and explored, as the characters approach intimacy slowly. There is an overall atmosphere of thoughtfulness to the book, which is full of keen observations and ruminations on human nature, morality etc. Its most definitely a romantic read but atypical, its one of those where they could have been stuck together inside an elevator for 300 pages and it would still be interesting because its all about th ...more
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She writes young adult fiction as M.J. Putney.

Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably
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