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Secrets of Surrender (Rothwell Brothers #3)

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First he’ll learn her most intimate secrets. Then he’ll arouse her deepest passions. He’s the lover she’s been waiting for: the man who can rescue her from her wicked past–for a price–in Madeline Hunter’s tale of sin, seduction, and irresistible, impossible love.

He catches her eye across the dining room–a handsome stranger who stands out among the lewd noblemen and bawdy p
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ebook, 400 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Dell (first published January 1st 2008)
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Sandra
Roselyn é uma dama da sociedade que por causa das leviandades e crimes do seu irmão mais novo - Tim - se encontra, logo nas primeiras páginas do livro, seduzida, humilhada e a ser leiloada como se de um objecto se tratasse. O que é ainda mais grave se pensarmos que tudo isto está a ser feito por Lord Norbury, o futuro conde de Cottington, o homem que Roselyn confiava e pensava amar.
Roselyn é leiloada e arrebatada por uma fortuna, por um homem jovem e misterioso que de modo algum pertence àquele
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Virginia
Ah, nothing like well-written fluffy romances to bring me back to reading. I was getting pretty burnt out on these huge tomes (and then getting GR to tell me that I'm behind on my reading challenge, to boot - pffft!!) and I'm glad to have a bit of fun before I go back to those door stoppers. As I'm beginning to expect, Hunter writes another winner. :) Her plots are more intricate than your typical romance, and even the plot turns that wouldn't be a problem if her main two protagonists actually j ...more
Taylor Grace
Jun 24, 2014 Taylor Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book to be savoured. An absolutely priceless gem. I'd say easily my favourite from Madeline Hunter.

Each word is carefully placed, not an excess to be found. Each sentence captures its meaning and delivers the message powerfully. The writing is exquisite without being flowery.

Hints aren't repeated or shouted, they're small, secretive and delicious. The characters are so rich and fully formed, the reader can actually hear their different voices and see their unique gestures.

It is a book
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Lia
Jun 08, 2014 Lia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todos os românticos
This story is well written, has a good pace, interesting characters and some good doses of drama. It has great dialogue and a delicious interplay between their characters. What I found particularly good in this story is the exploration of class differences between Roselyn and Bradwell, and how difficult is Bradwell to feel comfortable in his new condition, but at the same time how easy it is to accept your Roselyn fall on the scale social. The central part of the plot, is not on the bed but on t ...more
Margarks
Madeline Hunter is almost always enjoyable. This current series is a little darker than her other (not sure the name of that series, but it had the Sinner, the Charmer, etc. in it). But one thing I liked and appreciated was that toward the climax, when the secrets are all inevitably coming to a head, she didn't do the expected (and cliched). The hero and heroine weren't overly dramatic about it, though there was worry and hurt, there weren't any "I hate you's" or "You were just using me's".

All i
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Esra
Apr 15, 2016 Esra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allahım sonunda bitirebildim..
Gerçekten işkence dolu bir okuma süreci oldu benim için..
Karakterler güzel, konu güzel ama kitapta büyük bir sıkıntı vardı.. Ne olduğunu söylemeyeceğim artık dilimde tüy bitti.. Gülü seven dikenine katlanır misali artık çenemi kapatıyorum!
Easterbrook'un olduğu kitabı çook uzun zaman önce okumuştum. Aslında tekrar okuyasım da var hatırlamak için ama bir işkenceye daha katlanamayacağım.. (En azından şuan)
Sofia  Oliveira
Este foi sem dúvida um dos livros que mais me surpreendeu este ano (se bem que este tem sido um ano de grandes descobertas literárias) e, por isso, deixo-o guardar as 5 estrelas que merece!

É o 4.º livro que leio da autora e o 3.º da série dos irmãos Rothwell, de modo que já me sinto familiarizada com a escrita, com a forma de correr os episódios e até mesmo com as personagens desta que é uma família tão caricata e presente em todos os livros. Ninguém é esquecido e isso aquece-me o coração pois p
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Keri
I won't go into huge storyline detail about this book. As it has been around awhile with some detailed reviews. It took me awhile to warm up to Roselyn and wanted to someone to shake her and say wake up Princess, you brother is no darn prince, but you are married to one. I loved Kyle from the start and more patience than a saint. I can't wait to see what Lord Easterbrook has in store for us, something shocking I am sure.
Ana
Jun 24, 2012 Ana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta foi uma daquelas leituras inesperadas. Como não é de todo o meu tipo de leitura habitual, uma amiga decidiu desafiar-me emprestando-me este livro para que lesse algo de diferente. Confesso que foi uma agradável surpresa. Não é um livro marcante, mas dentro do género acaba por ser cativante o suficiente para não se desistir da leitura. Uma leitura leve para uma tarde de sol. :)
Joana Marques
Jan 04, 2014 Joana Marques rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Foi o primeiro livro que li da autora. De uma maneira geral gostei bastante. Do estilo, da história, e do tempo que passei com ele.
A inocência de Rose chega, por vezes, a roçar a estupidez. A fé que ainda deposita no irmão, fugido por roubo, é inacreditável.
A história é típica. A família arruinada depois de um falcatrua perpetuada por um irmão. Rose envolve-se com o homem errado e é salva por Kyle, qual escudeiro em cavalo branco. A medida que o tempo vai passando e se vai conhecendo os segredos
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Charlotte Clark
Apr 12, 2015 Charlotte Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Madeline Hunter's books and writing-- this Rothwell series is particularly good because the characters are so unusual and the situations complicated (yes, improbable too). She always spends time figuring out how her hero and heroine can help each other -- giving them good reasons to risk intimacy and vulnerability. Here Roselyn and Kyle have complementary situations (both outside society for different reasons) and need each other's support to fit in. Figuring out what that support means o ...more
Nissanmama
Feb 17, 2016 Nissanmama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is a lovely book. I believe it is my favorite of the Rothwell series. In it, Hunter artfully crafts a story that celebrates everything that is good and ideal about a marriage. She combines the pomp and circumstance of Jane Austen with what might be termed the "open mindedness" of modern romance readers. The characters live and move through honor, scandle, reputation and how those things are defined by a life's choices. I'm looking forward to the fourth book, Sins of Lord Easterbrook, as a g ...more
Colette
May 26, 2008 Colette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Got about half way through and couldn't finish it.
Cris
Oct 03, 2014 Cris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No geral eu estou gostando dessa série e dos livros da autora. Mas ela tem um jeito mais lento de escrever e de desenvolver a historia.

Algumas vezes, essa lentidão me irrita, mas também não chega a dar sono. E confesso que detesto historia onde o casal de apaixona à primeira vista e já caem nos braços um do outro. Principalmente nos romances de época! Não era assim que as coisas aconteciam lá em 1800, e querer apressar as coisas em um livro assim, é forçar a barra. Então acho que estilo da autor
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Christine
Jan 03, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, let me start off by saying that I LOVE amazon.com's summary of romance novel plots. I could write my own but I can't capture the cheesiness like amazon. Okay...back to the review at hand.

This was my third book in the '...sin' series. Unlike the male leads in Hunter's previous works, Bradwell is a self-made man and this was a welcome change. The heroine, Rose, fits the mold of previous romantic leads..not a virgin, but still innocent in the language of love. Characters from previous books
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Ana Filipa
Como já tinha acontecido com o primeiro livro desta série, adorei a surpresa com que, mais uma vez, Madeline Hunter nos presenteia.

O início do livro conduz-nos a um choque tremendo, quando nos apercebemos que a vida de Rose é vendida, sem mais nem menos.
Para a salvar destas tormentas, aparece Kyle, um homem que, pelas descrições, deixa bastante a desejar. A aventura à qual somos lançados mais uma vez, enquanto leitores, deixa-nos estupefactos.
No decorrer da acção, os nossos estados de espírito s
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Storm
Apr 19, 2013 Storm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this story was very romantic and sweet. It was the kind of story that made me feel gooey and comfortable as I read it, there were some secondary storylines of course...we finally get to witness the conclusion to the Longworth Scheme, we get to see Alexia - who is my favorite female character in this series, we get to be updated on what happens to Phaedra & Elliot. But still, the secondary story paled in comparison to the gradual growth of love between Rose and Kyle. And Kyle! First o ...more
Brianne
Feb 03, 2011 Brianne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
In Secrets of Surrender, Madeline Hunter takes common romance tropes and turns them on their head. Instead of an rake in need of reformation, the hero, Kyle, is actually a business man. Born to be a coalminer, Kyle received a patronage from the father of our villain and used it to the best advantage. Though not a gentleman by birth, he is one of the few true gentlemen in Surrender.

Furthermore, our heroine is not one most romance readers are used to. Rose is a woman surrounded by scandal. Her br
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Gail
Aug 28, 2008 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm still not sure what I think of this book. The heroine's brother swindled huge piles of money from people and ran off, leaving his sisters to pay the price--only they haven't any money to pay it with. The older sister winds up at a party without realizing it's really an orgy, and without realizing that the romantic swain seduced her as part of his revenge against her brother. She won't do what he wants, so he decides to sell her to the highest bidder. The hero--who is "merely" a real estate d ...more
Ne
Dec 09, 2011 Ne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
Citando-me:

Rosalyn, que começa por ser leiloada no jantar do próprio namorado, introduz este livro desta forma humilhante, que fará com que qualquer leitor se identifique e simpatize com ela.
Salva por Kyle, uma personificação do príncipe encantado, Rose vai descobrindo a pouco e pouco o amor e o romance que já não acreditava existir num casamento por conveniência (material e não só).
É interessante a maneira como os segredos de ambos vão sendo descobertos. Mais surpreendente é como essas desco
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Indiana
What a pleasant surprise this was! I have only read one other Hunter before and while I didn't like that particular story (because the hero crossed the line), I did like her style so I thought I'd give her another try. I'm so glad I did! First of all the story was really original which is increasingly rare for a Regency era romance. The heroine was ruined - financially, physically, and socially - and none of this turned out to be gossip or a misunderstanding. She really was. The hero isn't title ...more
Tempo de Ler
Madeline Hunter parece conjugar muito bem uma história consistente com o factor sensualidade; embora, por vezes, em certas partes deste livro esta vertente seja abordada de uma forma que se assemelha, pouco agradavelmente, a um diário da vida sexual do casal protagonista.

De facto, a história até pode ser rica e consistente mas acaba por andar tudo à volta do mesmo; e a cada capítulo novo que surge é isso mesmo que obtemos: mais do mesmo. Talvez o que não tenha funcionado neste terceiro volume se
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Estações Literárias
A minha opinião...

Adorei este livro, o segundo que leio da autora, o primeiro regras de sedução, acabei por nunca mais me lembrar de escrever aqui a minha opinião. Acerca de Regras da sedução foi uma boa introdução à escrita da autora.

Considero as histórias dos dois livros muito semelhantes, mas apesar disso, jogos de sedução ainda conseguiu seduzir-me mais que regras da sedução. Talvez por ser uma continuação da história principal, agora sobre as repercussões que os eventos que se desencadearam
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Ana T.
Oct 11, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He catches her eye across the dining room—a handsome stranger who stands out among the lewd noblemen and bawdy painted women. But their worlds are about to collide in a way Roselyn Longworth could never have imagined. For before the night is out, she will be auctioned off to the highest bidder...and Kyle Bradwell will lead her from one kind of hell to another. Yet from the moment he wins her, Kyle treats Rose with a gentleness she hasn't known since a family scandal destroyed her reputation. And ...more
Catarina
Jul 14, 2013 Catarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais um livro fantástico de Madeline Hunter, que fechou a série Rothwell Brothers em grande! :)

Quando comecei a série, comecei pelo último, coisa que me acontece com frequência por ser distraída! Adorei Os Pecados de Lord Easterbrook e portanto fui pesquisar e descobri os outros! Li o primeiro, sobre a Alexia e o Hayden, e adorei a Rose. Lembrei-me logo que n' Os Pecados de Lord Easterbrook já era mencionada, e com um diferente estado civil, e fiquei ainda mais curiosa. Ainda assim acabei por le
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Amanda Ryan
Roselyn Longworth has gotten herself into a deplorable stuation. She believed herself in love, but instead the Lord who had brought her to his bawdy party was now trying to sell her in an auction amid whores. When Kyle Bradwell steps forward and buys her she’s both relieved and enraged. Rose couldn’t believe herself to fall any farther than she already had, no thank to her brother and his hairbrained scheme that landed her penniless and him a fugitive. When Kyle makes it clear he has no intentio ...more
Nazlıcan
Madeline Hunter'ın daha önce Tutku Dersleri adlı kitabını okumuştum. Her zaman keyif aldığım tarihi aşk romanı okuma olayı ilk kez eziyete dönüşmüştü. Bu kitabı da fark etmeden indirimden almışım. Tabi bir yazar tek kitapla değerlendirilmez, bu yüzden elimden geldiğince ön yargısız bir biçimde okumaya başladım. Tutku Dersleri'nin aksine keyifli ve akıcı bir roman buldum karşımda. Tutku Dersleri'ni okuyalı bir seneden fazla oluyor. O dönem romanı beğenmememin sebebi kendi ruh halimden çevirisine ...more
June
I am giving this a 3 since parts of this bothered me, but other parts of it appealed to me. I really liked the main character's growth. Her forgiveness of self and realization that a relationship requires giving on both parts. However, the sexual scenes were too much for me and I was creeped by the "complete surrender" of the female character. Maybe a 2.5 rounded up.
Chris
Nov 15, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roselyn Longworth is rescued by a stranger, Kyle Bradwell, when she is betrayed by her lover and auctioned off at one of his bizzare dinner parties. Already in despair due to her brothers bank theft and fleeing she is now threatened with ruin when words gets out of her affair and the circumstances of the evening. Unbeknownst to Roselyn, Kyle has admired Roselyn from a far and is already aware of her brothers theft as he is one of his unsuspecting victims. Kyle is paid off to marry Roselyn in ord ...more
E.
Jun 30, 2009 E. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
Roselyn Longworth reaches rock bottom when the man that she thought loved her attempts to auction her off to the highest bidder at his licentious dinner party. She does not realize the extent of antipathy generated against her and her family due to her brother's perfidy in defrauding investors from their savings. Kyle Bradwell is one of the victims but finds himself in the position of being attracted to Roselyn despite the scandal surrounding her and her family. Nice vignettes as these two striv ...more
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Madeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of historical romances who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. Her books have won two RITA awards and seven nominations, and have had three starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, Madeline has a Ph.D. in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.
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