Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Notorious (Seidkhan, #17)” as Want to Read:
Notorious (Seidkhan, #17)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Notorious (Sedikhan #17)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  455 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s gripping novel of romantic suspense, a man’s lust for revenge turns into an obsession with his brother’s wife.

Beautiful actress Mallory Thane endured the harsh, unforgiving glare of publicity during the trial in which she stood accused of murdering her husband. But even the acquittal that set her free couldn’t ease th
ebook, 136 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1990)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Notorious, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Notorious

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Notorious could have been a soap opera story arc. I don't mean that in a demeaning way, either. Soap operas can be very watchable, and enjoyable. I did my share of soap opera watching before I became a working woman who didn't have time for daytime television, and I don't judge people who enjoy them. So, in a good way, this reminded me of my soap opera-watching days.

Sabin starts out a pretty scary character who mellows over the course of the book. Although Mallory's husband's murder paints her a
This starts out gloriously Old Skool, with Sabin, a crazed, obsessed hero, kidnapping his step-sister-in-law Mallory, the woman he believes “owes him” her body. Fun times ahead! And indeed, there’s a classic old skool climactic scene -- that unfortunately takes place on page 31 of 136. Everything after that seemed like an anti-climax, and I was bemused by how easily the characters brush off what happened. Mallory especially, who discovers she was betrayed in a particularly horrible way (view spo ...more
Robin Priddy
Feb 27, 2010 Robin Priddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actress Mallory Thane has been accused of murdering her husband. After she is found not guilty, she is ready to leave New York behind and start a new life elsewhere. Then out of the blue she is offered a staring role in a film that takes place overseas. She gladly accepts. What she doesn't know is the offer came for a movie studio owned by her brother-in-law. And he plans on keeping her with him until he gets the answers to what happened. Sabin Wyatt felt something for Mallory the first time he ...more
Anna Mcfadden
Sep 03, 2015 Anna Mcfadden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
actress Mallory Thane had just been acquitted for the murder of her husband. She plans to go somewhere, anywhere to get out of the unforgiving glare of the public when an offer for a role in a new movie on a Paradise Island but she she realizes she walk into a trap and her capture is her late husband's stepbrother Sabin Wyatt who is a dark enigmatic man who hold Mallory responsible for his step brothers death
Apr 28, 2014 Dlytle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Occasionally steamy romance with an actress acquitted of murder but tricked into going to Sedikhan where she is held against her will. And of course, they live happily ever after.

The characters are superficial, and there isn't even a glint of local culture to make the settings more enticing.

I'll stick with Johansen's mysteries and steer clear of the coerced love stories.
T.M. Carper
Jan 25, 2015 T.M. Carper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Fairly standard romance with some intrigue regarding the murder of Mallory's husband, but that is wrapped up quickly at the end. The main focus is on Mallory and Sabian. It is clearly set in the late 1980s even though it was reprinted in the late 2000s.
Oct 17, 2013 Caitlyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The characters weren't realistic, the plot was lacking and it seemed like the only reaso there was any interaction with the main characters was so they could have sex.
Mar 19, 2011 Shan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mallory was a little unbelievable. Dripping in such sweetness that it made it tough to relate too. Finish was good, tough to enjoy her character
Kathy Dickinson
Dec 23, 2013 Kathy Dickinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. Lots of romance & tenderness. Would love someone to swoop in & show me what I was missing! So sexy!
Corinne Yee
Jul 26, 2013 Corinne Yee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I usually love Iris Johansen, but this was not one of her best works. The characters didn't really click for me, and it was pretty predictable.
Feb 02, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This was OK. Very eighties romance. It was a mindless enjoyable read, but some of her other books are much better.
Mar 04, 2012 Betty marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I normally enjoy Ms Johansen but this book was a waste of time. I rate the book I read from 1 to 10. I gave this one a 5.
May 07, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is your typical romance novel with a sort of odd story but ultimately predictable. I didn't hate it but I can't really give it more than 3 stars!
Darlene Wilson
This one had the "feel" of Johansen - but I kept waiting for Eve Duncan to pop out somewhere --
A lighter romance/suspense
Jun 23, 2014 carole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secondhand story

loosely related to the rest of the series, but still a good plot and story. Have read this book before and it holds up to a good reread.
Sep 07, 2015 Terry rated it liked it
Shelves: read-with-vernie
Quick read. intriguing, likable characters for the most part and sweet romance. Not a page turning thriller or intensely moving novel but a good story for a quick easy read.
Kimberly rated it it was amazing
May 03, 2012
Chris rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2016
Jill Pollnow
Jill Pollnow rated it it was amazing
Jan 13, 2017
Lin rated it liked it
Sep 25, 2011
Krista rated it it was ok
Jul 28, 2011
Lee mcduffie
Lee mcduffie rated it really liked it
Apr 02, 2012
Karen Hackett
Karen Hackett rated it it was amazing
Apr 02, 2016
Barbara rated it really liked it
Sep 24, 2015
Deborah rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2008
Monica rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2015
Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2015
Reshmi rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2015
Sandy Tilton
Sandy Tilton rated it liked it
Oct 04, 2011
Sue Owens
Sue Owens rated it it was amazing
Feb 18, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Rafe, The Maverick (The Shamrock Trinity, #1) (The Delaneys, #1)
  • House of Glass
  • The Fire of Spring
  • The Long Surrender
  • Knight's Possession
  • Riley's Journey
  • Come Spring (Storm Family, #3)
  • Edin's Embrace
  • Saxon Bride (Bride #4)
  • The Ground She Walks Upon
  • Rafe's Redemption
  • The Illegitimate Tycoon (Bad Blood, #6)
  • Devil in Spurs
  • Dream Fever
  • Christakis's Rebellious Wife (The Legacies of Powerful Men #2)
  • The Stand Off
  • The Maiden Bride
  • September Morning (Western Weddings, #6)
Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great su ...more
More about Iris Johansen...

Other Books in the Series

Sedikhan (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • The Golden Barbarian (Sedikhan, #1)
  • The Golden Valkyrie (Sedikhan, #2)
  • The Trustworthy Redhead (Sedikhan, #3)
  • Capture The Rainbow (Sedikhan, #4)
  • Touch The Horizon (Sedikhan, #5)
  • A Summer Smile (Sedikhan, #6)
  • And The Desert Blooms (Sedikhan, #7)
  • Always (Sedikhan, #8)
  • Everlasting (Sedikhan, #9)
  • Til The End Of Time (Sedikhan, #10)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“life moved in cycles of darkness and light, and even when things were darkest there was usually something bright to hold on to.” 0 likes
“the great beauties of the world were the women who displayed not only beauty but character:” 0 likes
More quotes…