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Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga #4)

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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
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Dell
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Jan 21, 2012 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jacob Proffitt
This was by far my least favorite of the series. I'm sorry, but Gervase starts with Morgan as a means for revenge against Wulf? It's one thing to consider it, to be riveted by the possibility, but it is quite something else to act on that impulse. It's an evil act and not one of those gray-ish evils, either.

But okay, we all have the possibility for the venal and make mistakes we must repent. Only Gervase goes to great and extended effort for this. It is not a passing fancy or weak moment. It's a
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
Aug 01, 2014 Catarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Titinha Scaeiro
4,5... ^_^
Adorei... Adorei... Só senti falta da saídas da Frey... por isso não dar 5*...
Morgan... Uma menina de 18 anos, tão adulta... Claro que contrabalança o "adulta" com a ingenuidade da própria idade, mas é uma mulher de grande força, que não vira as costas a uma luta, não vira as costas ao que a sua consciência diz e é uma pequena em idade mas grande mulher!
Gervase! Um "libertino" mas será que era assim tão libertino?? Homem que foi traído... E que foi magoado por que ele mais amava, odiav
Gostei muito deste livro! A Morgan é uma personagem interessante, a relação amorosa está bem construída, e gostei especialmente deste livro ter um enquadramento histórico mais directo, com inúmeras referências à Batalha de Waterloo e com algumas personagens envolvidas directamente na batalha.
Fiquei ansiosa por saber o que aconteceu ao Alleyne... Morreu?? Nahhh!!
Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read September 2015
Tempo de Ler
Oct 05, 2015 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Com uma escrita polida, que se adequa à época em que decorrem os seus romances, Mary Balogh consegue tirar partido de vários pormenores históricos interessantes, sem tornar a leitura fastidiosa.

Ligeiramente Tentador é, para mim, bastante melhor que o livro anterior, Ligeiramente Escandalosa, já que possui aquilo que mais me agradou nos primeiros livros da saga: permite-nos observar o desabrochar de um amor que vai crescendo, sem pressas, à medida que os protagonistas vão convivendo. Neste caso,
Slightly Tempted is definitely my favorite book 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 circumstan ...more
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
Juliana Philippa
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
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
This is yet again one of those books 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 and often I wondered whether he was serious or not. 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
Apr 21, 2016 Mariazita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A irmã mais nova dos Bedwyn é a personagem deste belo romance.
Como sempre ela é uma jovem com o caráter forte dos irmãos Bedwyn, apesar de jovem vai ser difícil de conquistar pelo Conde de Rosthorn.E se este pensa que vai ser fácil atrair a jovem Lady Morgan para vingança contra o seu irmão mais velho, vai ter uma surpresa.
Como sempre um romance notável de Mary Balogh.
Jul 01, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
that was really nice. :)
One of only three books in this series I haven't read 'till now. I liked it, however I have to admit that I didn't finished it or rather I didn't read the whole story.

The reason is that the war is a big part of the story. It makes it dark and sombre. I think I have expected something much lighter, brighter and I wasn't in the mood for anything so serious. Plus, I hate reading about war, every war. As much as I liked the characters and the relationship between them reading about the cruelties of
Jan 12, 2012 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ana Luisa Henriques
Estou na dúvida entre as 4 e as 5 estrelas pois este livro é maravilhoso. Adorei conhecer a Bedwyn mais nova. Pode não ser tão rebelde como Freya mas é igualmente senhora de si, das suas opiniões e até do destino... naquilo em que puder mandar.

Uma jovem de 18 anos, de um carácter fantástico, que não é apenas uma linda cabecinha mas também uma mulher e uma pessoa que pensa por si e que consegue despojar-se de belos vestidos e atender a feridos da famosa batalha de Waterloo.

Do outro lado está um c
Apr 02, 2015 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Boy, Balogh really conjured up a couple of jerks for the Bedwyn girls. In this one, baby sister Morgan is finally out, unwillingly going to balls in Brussels (for contrived reasons), and is targeted for seduction by a guy who wants to get revenge on her oldest brother. Which, like, I don't care what his backstory is, and that obviously he immediately likes her for herself, that is a DICK MOVE. Plus, he's thirty and she's EIGHTEEN. That is a huuuuuge age di
This is my least favorite installation in the series so far. Part of it is probably due to the age of the heroine who is only eighteen. Combined with a hero's age of thirty, it is doubly off-putting. That is a significant difference in life experience, especially since he's been carousing around the Continent for the last nine years and she has been completely sheltered and protected from all reality and everyone as the youngest sister of a duke. She is literally just out of the schoolroom on he ...more
4* pelo contexto histórico e pela protagonista feminina.
Joana V.
Jul 27, 2015 Joana V. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review em:

Estes romances históricos passados nos inícios do século XIX falam sempre superficialmente da guerra com Napoleão, do Duque de Wellington, alguns até mencionam as lutas aqui na Península Ibérica, mas eu sempre achei que a maior parte das autoras evita temas como estes. E eu sempre tive alguma pena disso, porque acho que pode trazer muito mais profundidade a uma história. E foi isso que aconteceu com Ligeiramente Tentador.

Como de certeza reparara
Ana Luisa
Jul 17, 2015 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Mais um livro da serie e mais uma vez fiquei fascinada com as historias que a autora nos vem contando. Mary Balogh é, sem duvida, uma das autores que chegou ao nosso país e nos deixou os leitores completamente fascinados. A autora vem trazendo historias divertidas e românticas, historias que nos prendem desde a primeira página e que no final nos deixam a ansiar por mais. A serie Bedwyn tem sido uma agradável surpresa. Posso dizer-vos que desde o primeiro l
Beth F.
Sometimes I have to ask myself, "self, why do you read things like this? It's so embarrassing. This is worse than potato chips."
Aromas de Cor
Jun 14, 2016 Aromas de Cor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta é a história de Morgan, uma das irmãs mais nova dos Bedwyn, mas isso não deixa que ela seja mais irreverente e ousada que a maior parte dos seus irmãos. Morgan vê-se envolvida numa espécie de plano de vingança comtra o seu irmão Wulf... o que o conspirador, Gervase Ashford, não esperava era que Morgan não fosse a rapariga tontinha de que ele estava à espera...

Esta é uma história não tão cor de rosa... aborda a temática da guerra, um poco mais aprofundada do que no primeiro livro da saga. Le
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Kathy Davie
Mar 09, 2016 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourth in the Bedwyn Saga historical romance series set in the Regency England of 1815 and revolving around the Bedwyn siblings.

My Take
It's a tale of revenge and how it can backfire. Hmmm, I wonder if there is meant to be a parallel between Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, and Gervase's situation?

I do like Lady Morgan for her insistence on wanting love, no matter what people may say. Of course, it does help that her brother is a duke, and people are more likely to simply tut-tut.

Balogh tortures us
Sep 09, 2015 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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May 02, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-reads
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
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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.” 14 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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