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Falco: The Dark Guardian (Orisini Brothers #3)

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Duty--or desire? Revered businessman Falco Orsini has left life in the Special Forces behind--though he uses his powerful skills occasionally, when duty calls. But duty is always on Falco-s terms! When his estranged father asks him to protect a young model who is being stalked, he begrudgingly agrees--only because of the vulnerability he can see in her eyes. Elle Bissette ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published August 6th 2010 by Mills & Boon (first published August 1st 2010)
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willaful
Jan 21, 2011 willaful rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bye, bickerfest
A fight 'n' kiss book... they fight and kiss and fight again. Amazing how often two characters can completely unexpectedly find themselves kissing each other -- and still be surprised by it every time.

Once they actually get around to having sex, the story gets less repetitive and more interesting. There's a bit of a suspense element, and be warned that it gets unusually dark for a Harlequin Presents, though not graphic.
Alex is The Romance Fox

Then next Orsini brother to go on yet another mission for his crafty Mafioso father and it has Falco, the ex-Special Forces fighter, who is naturally handsome, tough and totally in control of his emotions (just like all his brothers) flying off to Hollywood. And his task? To protect Elle Bissette (love the name), a beautiful actress being stalked by a vicious “stalker”!!!

I know….I’m so totally aware that this series follows a kind of formula…hard-assed gorgeous man doesn’t do love and relationsh
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Nonieღserenity2bliss
Nov 05, 2010 Nonieღserenity2bliss rated it really liked it
This is probably the best book of the Orsini series to date. Sadly, there's nothing much to rave about it because it follows the same pattern as all the other books by Sandra Marton. If you have read any of her stuff, you'd pretty much know what to expect, from start to finish. There's nothing new about it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing ;)
Farah
Mar 01, 2014 Farah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And the third brother is down .. their father is surely something *giggle* I'm having way too much fun watching the Orisini brothers fall on their arses and get married. Falco was a little different from his brothers .. he's rough around the edges and a little menacing but he sure knows how to melt his ice , Elle was a little difficult but she had her valid reasons , both of them took bites out of each other almost literally all the time so watching them fall in love was very enjoyable , the p ...more
Lynda
Aug 08, 2014 Lynda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Bachelor and former Special Forces Falco Orsini unwillingly agreed to his estranged father’s favour to safeguard actress Elle Bissette. Disgusting threats with violent undertones had shaken and terrified Elle, yet she refused to inform the police, she shied away from any publicity. Falco was dumbfounded over Elle’s refusal for his help; he couldn’t leave her alone especially when Elle was in the middle of a cat and mouse game, she was sure to lose if he walked away. Duty-bound, he took a command ...more
Jacqueline
The idea was better than the execution. He was a retired spec ops soldier but I didn't really see it. I guess it wasn't realistic enough? She had been raped by her step father and had issues with not wanting anything to do with guys and that was realistic but she did seem a little whinny rather than suffering. Anyway end result it was just too "suspense/spec ops lite" and too rushed for the story to be told.
Noor Gendy
Feb 08, 2014 Noor Gendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, series
i read the whole series & i LOVED IT, it my favorite series .. but i have to say Raffaele definitely's my favorite brother ^_^ just adore him :)
Ethar
Dec 08, 2014 Ethar rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
you should read the whole series(The Orsini Brothers) , because you will absolutely love it.
Lynn Raye Harris
May 30, 2011 Lynn Raye Harris rated it it was amazing
Loved the dark suspense element in this book! Very different for a Harlequin Presents.
Jessica
Oct 14, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Satisfying read - good premise and credible characters and storyline.
Penney
Nov 08, 2010 Penney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Sandra, I enjoyed this one very much!
Dalimar
Nov 11, 2012 Dalimar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Falco es un hombre rudo y como en todas las otras novelas su padre Cesare que es todo un personaje lo obliga a cumplir una mision pero en esta ocasion es salvar a una actriz que ha sido amenazada,que que Falco cuenta con el entrenamiento necesario para la mision.El no acepta pero luego va al rescate de Elle.


Alli se da cuenta que ella no es como el pensó que era como todas las actrices egocentrica y orgullosa.Muy por el contrario ella se defiende con uÑas y dientes porque no acepta que Falco la a
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Ana
Dec 23, 2015 Ana rated it liked it
nice book and characters. i gave 3 star only because i hate matchmaking in books. his (hero's) father doesn't talk or see him or his brothers for a very long time, he doesn't know them also the father doesn't even see/meet heroine. but he knows right away that they are meant to be together. w*f???!!!
Samar Estwacol
Dec 30, 2015 Samar Estwacol rated it liked it
one more brother is down in luv "giggle" not as much interesting as the pervious stories still good
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 13, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it really liked it
Os Irmãos Orsini
Promessa de Emoção
Sandra Marton
H. Paixão 213
2011

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Que loucura é esse Falco, não é que ele conseguiu solucionar todos os problemas da mocinha, problemas esses de todas as ordens. O homem é um furacão.

Que coisa, queria um homem deste pra mim.

Este é o primeiro livro que leio da série, sei que antes deste livro teve os irmão Dante e Rafe e suas respectivas mocinhas, e depois tem o outro irmão Nicolo, espero que os outros irmãos sejam tão gostosos de ler quanto foi
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L H
Mar 27, 2015 L H rated it it was ok
2.5
Luxie Ryder
Oct 28, 2011 Luxie Ryder rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story. The 'I'm about to tell you my secret but then again...' aspect of the story drove me nuts! Just spit it out woman, for God's sake! It was also a little improbable that Falco would have so much access to her life so quickly. But it is a romance novel and, as we know, things like that happen in romance fantasy world!

I loved the scenes in Hawaii. All in all, a fun read.
Melis
Jul 15, 2013 Melis rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin, 2013
Burdaki babada aynı Balfour serisindeki Oscar Balfour'a benziyor. Oscar kızlarını evlendirmek için görevler veriyordu, burda da Cesare Orsini oğullarına görevler veriyor. Bu babalar kesinlikle çıldırmış. Pis, kurnaz ihtiyarlar :D
ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
bu kızceğize daha da çok acıdım be..
butür bi şey çok fena..bana başka bir bdyi hatırlattı..
neysem buda güzeldi :D
yalnız bu babiş beni çok fena meraklandırdı..
amacın ne demek istiyorum ama neyse?
Shelly
Apr 28, 2015 Shelly rated it it was ok
The plot didn't develop quite as much as I hoped. What is the deal with Falco swooping in and kissing what's-her-name all the time?
Janice
Good story, but I didn't like it as well as the first two of the Orsini Brothers books.
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Sweety
Dec 01, 2011 Sweety rated it it was ok
kacian cewenya....
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