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Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga #4)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  4,460 ratings  ·  163 reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.

Meet the Bedwyns—six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality.

Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Morgan Bedwyn, the willful youngest daughter, di
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ebook, 368 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Dell (first published 2003)
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Dina
After being somewhat disappointed with Slightly Scandalous, the previous book in this series, I'm glad to say that things got back on track in this book. Slightly Tempted tells the story of Morgan Bedwyn, the youngest, most beautiful of the Bedwyn siblings, and the only one who had the fortune of not being afflicted by the famous, prominent Bedwyn nose.

Thirty-year-old Gervase Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn, has been living in exile on the Continent for the last nine years after being banished fro
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Fani
Lady Morgan Bedwyn is in Brussels, mere days before the Waterloo battle. In those days she meets Gervase, Earl of Rosthorn and is charmed by him. His motives though are not pure; he seeks revenge against her brother, the duke, for a wrong done to him ten years ago. A wrong that made his father send him away from England for the rest of his life. So Gervase plans to taint Morgan's reputation as her brother tainted his. But upon getting to know her, he begins to see the real woman underneath and a ...more
Juliana
Lacking the normal Balogh spark; relationship didn't leap off the page or pull me in as much as I would have liked

SUMMARY (Bedwyn Family, Book 4):
The first half of the book takes place in Brussels after Napoleon has escaped Elba and is trying to make a last stand; the second half takes place in England. Gervase Ashford, Earl of Rosthorn is thirty years old and has not set foot in England for nine years after being banished by his father after a mysterious event (don't want to spoil); all we do k
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Wealhtheow
At 21, Gervase Ashford was used as a lady's method of breaking her engagement. He was humiliated, and his father exiled him from England. Gervase spent the next 9 years touring Europe, indulging himself in every debauched pleasure to avoid acknowledging how upset he is. But then, his father dies, leaving him Earl of Rosthorn. Before he can work himself up to returning to England, he comes across Lady Morgan Bedwyn, the youngest sibling of the Duke of Bewcastle. Gervase still blames the Duke for ...more
Denise
I wasn't able to connect with the main characters in this book as I was with the previous ones in the series. For one thing, unless I somehow missed it (which I doubt as I went over the first few chapters) MB never gave a solid description of the H Gervase. The only thing said was that he was tall, of good form, handsome and has silver eyes. Seriously, I need more than that for my visual. I NEED hair color and style.. really I do, at LEAST that.
And again, another fake engagement. While I love
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Edna Lyn
This is yet again one of those book which left me unsure of what to rate it.

In terms of romance, this was certainly a letdown. I found myself annoyed by the hero. He's one of those jaded rakes who you never know when he's serious. When push came to shove, I had no clue whether he was actually genuine about his feelings. In addition, I wasn't fond of the revenge and deceit storyline...it made him look so insincere. Josh was all charm and joking in the last book but he was written in a way that m
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Cheryl
I'm really enjoying this series, the more I get to know each of the Bedwyn siblings the more I come to love them! Honestly though, if they were a real life family they would have scared me, they are quite formidable!

This book brought me to tears, twice. It has some sadness in it but the only thing that kept it from being depressing is the fact that you know everything is going to turn out alright in the next book (I peaked at the synopsis!).

The closer I get to the end of this series the more im
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Samantha
Slightly Tempted is definitely one of my favorite books in Mary Balogh's Bedwyn Saga. I loved it! It reminded me of One Night for Love, the book that initially made me fall in love with Balogh's writing (and the first of two prequels to the Slightly series). Slightly Tempted had a similar very dramatic, very romantic mood as that other novel, and they both have a backdrop of war. Slightly Tempted also reminded me of Gone with the Wind. (The roguish hero is reminiscent of Rhett Butler, and the ci ...more
Catarina
Mais uma história da série Bedwyn, desta vez sobre a irmã mais nova, e a mais nova da família também :)

A história de Morgan difere de todas as outras, para começar, porque a maioria da acção é passada fora de Inglaterra, em Bruxelas, perto do local onde se deu a famosa batalha de Waterloo.

Morgan tem 18 anos e acabou de ser apresentada à sociedade. Não é, de todo, a típica menina de cabeça oca, educada para ser uma “senhora” e procurar um bom marido. Morgan é, como mesmo os irmãos perceberam des
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jenjn79
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Kathy Davie
Fourth in the Bedwyn Saga historical romance series set in Regency England and revolving around the Bedwyn siblings.

The Story
Many of the ton have gathered in Brussels to celebrate Napoleon having been exiled to Elba only to find themselves trapped on the eve of Waterloo. One of the exiles, Gervase Ashford is also there, to tease and cajole Morgan. She believes he is merely flirting; she doesn't realize that flirting is simply a cover for destroying her reputation so, in turn, it will destroy her
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Julie
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Melissa
I'm giving this book four stars just for the series of chapters set before, during, and after Waterloo. Good use of historical details, including the ridiculous blase attitude by the ton with regards to Britain's chances against Bonaparte's forces (Morgan has an excellent point when she notes Napoleon couldn't have amassed such a string of military successes if he wasn't charismatic, or a brilliant commander or both - Russia in winter aside - and perhaps he shouldn't be dismissed simply because ...more
Sonja
I definitely liked this one the least in this series so far. I still mostly enjoyed it, but the revenge plot made me really uncomfortable in parts and overall, it just took me way too long to get into this one. I already started Slightly Sinful and even though I'm less than 1/5 in, I'm already enjoying it so much more than I did this one, so I'm only giving this three stars, though I should almost upgrade it to four just based on (view spoiler) ...more
Melann
J'ai bien aimé le contexte du début, Bruxelles pendant la bataille de Waterloo. Mais l'ensemble manquait de passion.
Callixta
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La série consacrée à la famille Bedwyn de mary balogh est sans doute l’une des meilleures de l’auteure et du genre de la romance historique. Tout est parfait dans ses livres qui mettent en scène une famille anglaise pas tout à fait comme les autres autour d’un chef de famille mystérieux et imposant ; la construction est parfaite, les histoires toutes différentes, le contexte aussi. Rarement, une série n’a été aussi bien construite.

Le
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Anna Marie
I've been in a reading funk. Just... no desire. So I reached for Mary Balogh, because... hello, MARY BALOGH. It's always good if it's Mary Balogh.

It is no longer always good if it's Mary Balogh.

First we have Morgan. She's 18, and hates being young. Why, we don't know, because the author has her 18 in word, but not in deed - for Morgan is an accomplished artist, a talented dancer, a philospher, good with children, more mature than her aunts and great aunts, more beautiful than the moon in the hea
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Sheila Melo
Story of Revenge and Forgiveness

SLIGHTLY TEMPTED is the fourth novel in the Bedwyn series. It is the story of Morgan, the youngest Bedwyn sibling. In Brussels, she meets Gervese Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn. The clever, smiling Gervese approaches Morgan at a ball and ends up wooing her. What Morgan doesn't know is Gervese is seeking revenge against her brother, the Duke of Bewcastle because of events that lead to Gervese's exile from England nine years ago. Because of the return of Napoleon, wa
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Pat
Young. Ravishing. Exquisitely marriageable. From the moment he spies Lady Morgan Bedwyn across the glittering ballroom, Gervase Ashford, Earl of Rosthorn, knows he has found the perfect instrument of his revenge. But wedlock is not on the mind of the continent's most notorious rake. Nor is it of interest to the fiercely independent Lady Morgan herself, until one night of shocking intimacy erupts in a scandal that could make Gervase's vengeance all the sweeter. There is only one thing standing in ...more
Cindy
Regency romance with sex.

This is Morgan's story. She's the youngest of the Bedwyns at 18. She finds herself in Brussels days before the battle of Waterloo. Why Wulf has allowed her to go is a mystery, because it's a huge mistake on his part. An old enemy, our hero Gervase, finds out who she is & decides to have some revenge.
Alleyne her next oldest brother is also there working for the embassy, but he's not really a very good chaperone. She's supposed to be with a friend's family, under th
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Emily Rose
I have always loved this book for several reasons. First, all the heartbreak of waiting for news of Alleyne and then the reactions when he is pronounced dead. It may sound morbid that I love that, but I am such a sucker for a tearjerker. Anyone who can read this book and stay dry-eyed throughout the entire thing has to be a mighty cold hearted person, for sure. Another thing that I love about it is that we finally see some real humanity in Wulfric. Up until "Slightly Tempted", we've only caught ...more
Cathy
I didn't really connect with Morgan as much as I would've liked. I liked her and Gervase, but the revenge thing went a little too far and (view spoiler)

My favourite part was easily the first half of the story. I just really enjoyed how different the setting was, and everythin
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Alarra
Odd one! This happens in parallel to Slightly Sinful, but feels worlds away at times. It's two stories jostling for attention - the romance between Gervase and Morgan, the youngest of the Bedfords, which is a revenge take on the 'fake relationship' trope Balogh loves, and at the same time it's a way into understanding Wulfric (the oldest of the Bedfords) and why he's such a grim presence despite his lovely family.

But the latter story is actually pretty painful and serious, at tones with the odd
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Meg Meh
I didn't like this book as much as I liked the others of the Bedwyn saga. I suppose it wasn't so much the fault of the characters so much as how I was annoyed with them as people. I could not blame them entirely for acting as they did, Morgan with foolish innocence and Gervase with laughing, impertinent flirtation, because of Morgan's youth and Gervase's past. I found the drama that unfolded between them near the end of the book to be over-the-top, but that could just be my own personal taste sp ...more
Robin
When Gervase Ashford spies Lady Morgan Bedwyn across the crowded ballroom, he knows he had found the perfect revenge against her brother, the Duke of Bewcastle. His plan was to use Lady Morgan to create a scandal that would embarrass her brother. One night of shocking intimacy does the trick. But Gervase doesn't plan on falling in love with Morgan. And he is shocked to find that she has no intentions of marrying him.

This book started off at a very slow pace. I was bored with the first half. But
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Karline05 Un brin de lecture
J'ai encore passé un excellent moment avec cette romance historique bien écrite , originale et captivante. Mary Balogh a vraiment ce talent de vous embarqué dès les premières pages et de ne vous lâcher qu'en toute fin de récit. Ce duo charismatique, très occupé à se lancer des défis est attachant et drôle . On arrive trop vite en fin de lecture et on soupire encore sous le charme de ce récit.
C'est sans hésitation que je lirai la suite de cette saga qui compte en tout 6 tomes.

mon avis en intég
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Teresa
I liked the book a lot. However, there was a scene near the start of the book that was just plain STUPID. I won't mention what it was, but it was SO unrealistic. I do really like how the couple has a really strong friendship throughout the book. There is a lot of unnecessary guilt on the part of Gervase; he felt guilty for his initial association with Morgan, and it was for far too long. Her anger about it was just silly, I thought. However, I did really enjoy the story, although I had already r ...more
Alison
I nearly DNFd this book early on for two reasons

1. It isn't Wulf's book
2. When the hero first sees the heroine he is a 30 year old man looking at an 18 year old girl, his descriptions of her physical attractions coupled with his comments about her being a child felt 'off' and yet the age gap is not unusual in historical romances

But I persevered and I'm glad I did. This had more of a historical background. Morgan is in Belgium with friends when she makes the acquaintance of Gervase. Unbeknown to
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Moira Fogarty
While I have no objection to romances where there is a significant age gap ('These Old Shades' by Georgette Heyer, pairs 19-year-old Leonie with a 41-year-old Duke and it's superb), the harsh truth is, teenage heroines in adult romance novels are tricky beasts.

Mature readers need to be able to identify and connect with the heroine, and teen girls share exactly none of their life experience. Regency form dictates that an 18-year-old upper class lady be a naive ingenue: virginal yet impulsive. Re
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Nadine Jones
I just did not like this book. If you like stories of redemption and forgiveness, you may love this one. I often feel that characters forgive far too quickly, and this is no exception. After a great betrayal, nine years is long enough to begin to forgive, but a few weeks is not.

It's well written, of course, since it's Ms Balogh that is a given, but it just isn't engaging for me.

First of all, when we first meet the hero, he is a complete ASSHOLE. I know, we are meant to see him grow and change,
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Mary Jenkins was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high-school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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“It was strange how the heart clung to hope even when there was no reasonable basis for it, Morgan found. And how life went on.” 11 likes
“Love does not involve emotions, then?" he asked her with a smile.

"It is not ruled by them," she told him. "Love is liking and companionship and respect and trust. Love does not dominate or try to possess. Love thrives only in a commitment to pure, mutual freedom. That is why marriage is so tricky. There are the marriage ceremony and the marriage vows and the necessity for fidelity -all of them suggestive of restraints, even imprisonment. Men talk of life sentences and leg shackles in connection with marriage, do they not? But marriage out to be just the opposite -two people agreeing to set each other free,”
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