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Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga #6)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  12,304 Ratings  ·  631 Reviews
All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention.

But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman did catch the duke’s eye—
Mass Market Paperback, 365 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Dell (first published 2004)
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Audrey Lefkowitz Absolutely readable.. My favourite of all Baloghs books. Loved the characterisation and have read all her series. I love how all the previous…moreAbsolutely readable.. My favourite of all Baloghs books. Loved the characterisation and have read all her series. I love how all the previous characters pop up in other stories almosot like your acquaintances.(less)

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May 03, 2009 Dina rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars

As the last installment in the Slightly series, this was probably the most anticipated read of my recent reading history. To be fair, I didn't love all the previous books in the series, but I was more than ready to love this one. Why? Because it was about Wulf... *sighs*

As the story opens, Wulfric Bedwyn, the Duke of Bewcastle, is feeling somewhat morose and too old at thirty-five. His siblings are all happily married, procreating and living away in their own residences, his long-time
Veronica PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:  A Court of Mist and Fury is an EROTICA/NEW ADULT but most booktubers won't tell you
3.5 ish
OW and OM warnings (view spoiler)

I needed a little bit of classic/historical romance and I'm glad I found this one. I like the hero well enough, he wasn't a manwhore and I love his tortured nature. My only problem is that I always prefer when the first and most important woman in H's life is the heroine. He had
Juliana Philippa
BEST OF THE SERIES and of Mary Balogh; a perfect ending for all of us Bedwyn family fans

Slightly Dangerous is the sixth and final book in Mary Balogh's Bedwyn family series and takes place two to two and a half years (it spreads out over several months) after Rachel and Alleyne's wedding in Slightly Sinful. It is absolute perfection and reading it will make you giddy - and in several locations laugh out loud. I think it's the **best** of the series, which is saying something since IMO often the
Lady Wesley
13 January 2015

I have a Facebook page which I use primarily to follow my favorite authors. Yesterday, however, I posted this photo on Mary Balogh's page and mentioned that it reminded me of Wulfric and Christine.

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Almost immediately, Mary Balogh her own self responded, "Yes, indeed. I believe it was created for them." Don't you get a little thrill when authors you admire "speak" directly to you?

Then I noticed the stats: activity on my page is up 78,500% in 18 hours. I don't really care about sta
Penny Reid
Oct 24, 2014 Penny Reid rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency
Really enjoyed this one. This is the first book by Mary Balogh that I've read and I found it to be wonderful.
So... let's talk about the Richard Armitage, shall we?

As soon as I read the description of the Duke, I pictured Richard Armitage. Granted, I might have enjoyed this book so much because of the resultant mental imagery. However, I suspect I actually liked it because of the stellar writing, wonderful dialogue, and the interesting characters.
Dec 24, 2016 StMargarets rated it it was amazing
Recommended to StMargarets by: veronicahatescheating/disloyal heroes in "romance" books
Not really a review. This was just recommended to me and since I've read and re-read this book (and the entire series) many times, I thought I should add my voice to the "Slightly" love.

For once, the last book in a series does not disappoint. We've had glimpses of the softer Wulfric throughout the series as he deals with his brothers and sisters's romances and life dramas. He appears to be a hard, cold man. A stickler for duty. The due north to everyone's moral compass. And he is - most of the
Mar 23, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
How could I not love Slightly Dangerous with its echoes of Pride & Prejudice? I first read this book in 2008 or thereabouts, and as I carefully thumbed through my very well worn copy this week for yet another reread, I saw dialogue I'd underlined and notes in the margin or happy/sad faces nestled close to those places that made me smile or shed a tear or three, maybe an exclamation mark here and there or a heart encircling a page number of a well-loved passage. My copy is so well read, pages ...more
Rachna R
Sep 21, 2013 Rachna R rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy, I don't know what to say.

I know I missed so much background!Wulf by skipping from Book 1 to this one, but I'm going back to read those, and I'm going to love all of the glimpses I have of him, I love him SO much. There have been so many books I've read about men who "do not get angry", and then they start caring enough to show it, but those men's anger always makes them unlikable and douchey, and I always think "oh, I guess I should appreciate that I'm seeing that they're not tran
Jul 20, 2009 Edna rated it it was amazing
And then there was Wulf.

First off, I enjoyed how the story progressed and that it took place a few years after the previous book. Wulf's had time to stew alone without any of his siblings around. It is a little reminiscent of Pride & Prejudice; I knew this going in and was hoping Balogh would be able to pull it off. She did. There was plenty of sparks with these two and it was a blast to read.

I had no problem with the first half but I wanted to focus more on the second half where Wulf was
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 03, 2015 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
Expectations have been my enemy so far, in this series. My favorites were the ones I had the lowest expectations for. No longer. I expected this one to be good, hoped it would be, and it exceeded those expectations.

You know going in (because you've read the rest of the series, right? Right?!?) that Wulfric is going to be a tough nut to crack. His defenses are so far up he might as well be all wall. We've seen his love for his siblings, so we know he's worth it, but it's going to take some doing
Lady Wesley
April 15, 2017. It's here!! I was lucky enough to get an early copy. Oh, joy!
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April 18, 2017! That is the release date for Rosalyn Landor's performance of Mary Balogh's most popular book, featuring Wulfric Bedwyn, the Duke of All Dukes. I may have to wake up at midnight, when it automatically loads on my Kindle Fire, to listen.
Feb 19, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Regency Era Fans
I am rereading this one. I just love it... the very Mr. Darcyish hero who tries hard to keep his Duke face and not fall for the woman who is his exact opposite. I love that he fights and fights for her all the while fighting his own instincts not to do so. That her preconceived notions finally break away. Glad I got caught up again! Wonderful!

Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Sweet & fun historical romance. It did remind me a lot of Pride & Prejudice. Christine is a fun loving, poor, widowed daughter of a schoolmaster. Wulfric is a haughty, arrogant, cold & disdainful duke. They don't like each other at all, yet seem to like spending time together. See, very Pride & Prejudice-esque. The story is slow moving, not necessarily a bad thing, just slow.
I believe you were put on this earth to bring light to your fellow mortals Mrs. Derrick.
Would she ever forget his saying those words? Such strange words. They made her want to weep.
He made her want to weep, nasty, horrid man.

Yes, finally we have Wulf's book. The whole Bedwyn saga I feel was leading up to this. Every single book, we got such exciting swaths and reveals of Wulf's character, from him saving the children in Aidan's book, bailing out Judith, crying in Morgan's book in secret when he
Just wonderful!

It was a great reading. There is a very wise and very simple plot. It's progress and development is well paced. Slowly building romance adn love between h/H prepare the reader very sensual love-making scene which is one of the best sex scenes I've read in romance books. And when they accepted to being together, you didn't have to tolerate some nonsense things just the sake of romances.

I loved a cool, distance duke started to feel attraction for a woman who normally he would ignore
Apr 30, 2014 Lizzy rated it really liked it
Simply wonderful! I recently re-read this wonderful story, and I loved it all over again. Starting when Wulfric Bedwyn, cold as ice and self-contained Duke of Bewcastle, accepts an invitation to a house party simply because he is lonely, Slightly Dangerous charmed me.

Wulf falls completely, and in spite of himself, for a woman he would normally avoid. A life-loving woman that is always having fun and getting into scrapes, Christine is totally unimpressed with the duke and his quizzing glass.

I l
Dec 05, 2012 Claudia rated it it was amazing
October 2015

I finished my re-read of this story today and discovered again how much I love this story. Wulfric and Christine are a wonderful couple and the way they develop together is just gorgeous.

This is everything a historical romance should be and even more! A delicious read which I can't get enough of. If only there were more such books
Wow, so, this book!!!! If I could give it more than five stars, I would. Also, it's only mid-February and already I think I've found my favorite book I read in 2014 because this was SO GOOD that it'll be hard for anything to top this.

Everything about this book was absolutely beautiful to me. Starting from super awkward turtle Wulf who was lonely and accepted the house party invitation, and then continued to be awkward for most of the book, and so much of the first two thirds was absolutely amaz
Elise Wilson
Nov 09, 2011 Elise Wilson rated it liked it
First, let me confess that I have not read other book in this series, which many folks seem to love. However, based upon the way it is written, I'm able to write a fair review on this one book.

Honestly, I did not like Christine, the heroine. I did like Wulfric, with his Mr. Darcy type characteristics. But it's difficult to appreciate a romance novel when one does not buy into the couple, as a whole. It seems as though Balogh is trying to convince the reader that opposites do,indeed, attract. Chr
Titinha Scaeiro
ADOREI... Adorei e adorei... Só sei que lhe peguei às 16:30 e não consegui dormir sem saber como acabava e isso foi às 4:30... ^_^

Wulf, o homem que é mais do que aparenta, o homem que se interessa por tudo o que não lhe convém e que nem devia olha segunda vez... O homem que correu atrás do que queria, que lutou, o homem que tinha uma grande capacidade para amar mas que não lhe ensinaram como, o homem que não deixa de ser quem é mas que se torna algo mais!!! Simplesmente no meio de todo o gelo, d
May 12, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
Slighty Dangerous is more then slightly disappointing. The two main characters are interesting enough but the overall story doesn't have enough to offer. Many fans have wanted Wulfric's story and it seems Balogh wanted to give them that but had no idea on what type of story to give him. We are given a house party for no reason, just to throw him and the heroine Christine together. It seems they just go through the actions without any real emotion.

The romance is very static with very minimal lov
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
REREAD - Loved this book the second time around. I upgraded it from 4 stars to 5 stars. The heroine sure gave the hero a hard time!

This book really surprised me. I had read reviews and a synopsis of the story of course, and I understood the heroine to be an opposite to the hero who is unapproachable, dour and completely self-contained, and her to be outgoing and bright. The surprise was that this is such an angsty story. I wasn't expecting that at all. Not that my surprise at the book not being
Cecilia Grant
Oct 10, 2011 Cecilia Grant rated it it was amazing
It's all in the execution. If someone had recounted the plot of this book to me - stern, unsmiling duke falls in spite of himself for life-loving widow who constantly gets into scrapes and is unimpressed by his dukely ways - I would have thought, "Yeah, I've read this story a dozen times. Spare me the hoydenish heroine and her joie de vivre," and gone to look for a book with some meaty angst.

But the characters are so beautifully drawn, their conversations so interesting, the growth of their love
Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read September 2015
I love this book and this series.
Oct 24, 2016 herdys rated it really liked it
SO GOOD! I just loved Christine, seeing into Wulfric's inner thoughts and having all the Bedwyns together. What a lovely way to finish a great series!
Apr 06, 2017 Gaufre rated it liked it
3 stars for the first 25%, 2 stars for the middle 50%, 4 stars for the last 25%.

It seems that readers are likely to forgive all kinds of tropes in historical romance. I do that to a small extent, perhaps not enough because this book was disappointing to me. If this were a contemporary romance, Christine would be a free spirited elementary school teacher and Wulfric the billionaire consumed by his work and sense of duty. She is so full of vitality that our stern Wulfric starts to smile and find
Tempo de Ler
Mar 15, 2017 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mal podia esperar para ler Ligeiramente Perigoso porque, além de ter vindo a acompanhar a saga da família Bedwyn desde o início, tinha imensa curiosidade como é que Mary Balogh se ia safar desta: arranjar uma protagonista à altura de Wulfric!
... A resposta veio sob a forma de Christine.

Christine é o oposto de Wulfric. Ele é complexo, «frio, desagradável e altivo», um aristocrata «da ponta dos cabelos à ponta dos pés»; ela é uma rapariga simples, alegre, divertida e muito desastrada. Claro que,
Apr 17, 2015 Patrisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E come tutte le cose belle, anche la saga dei Bedwin ha una fine. Mi piange il cuore perché ho amato con tutta me stessa questa serie. L'ultimo capitolo, dedicato appunto al duca di ghiaccio, ha risposto a tutte le mie altissime aspettative. Attendevo con impazienza la storia di Wulfrich ed eccola finalmente.
Mi ha lasciato addosso una grande gioia, prima di tutto perché il personaggio femminile che Mary Balogh gli ha "assegnato", Christine, è brillante, solare, piena di vita. Proprio quello che
Jul 07, 2010 Brigitte rated it really liked it
I was not certain what to expect from this story. Like others, I found the heroine to be a little too silly sometimes. I know Balogh was trying to emphasize Christine's liveliness of spirit, but her shennanigans got a little old after a while. There is also a portion of the story that seemed repetitive and pointless to me (Hero, "Let me prove to you I'm a good guy"... heroine, "No." Hero, "I really am a good guy - let me show you"... heroine, "No". Hero, "Seriously - " ...heroine, "No"). I was b ...more
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Mary Jenkins was born in 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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Other Books in the Series

Bedwyn Saga (6 books)
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  • Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga, #2)
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“And infatuated be damned. He was near to being blinded by his attraction to her. He was in love, damn it all. He disliked her, he resented her, he disapproved of almost everything about her, yet he was head over ears in love with her, like a foolish schoolboy.
He wondered grimly what he was going to do about it.

He was not amused.

Or in any way pleased.”
“I would be consumed by you,' she said, and blinked her eyes furiously when she felt them fill with tears. 'You would sap all the energy and all the joy from me. You would put out all the fire of my vitality.'

'Give me a chance to fan the flames of that fire,' he said, 'and to nurture your joy.”
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