Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Complete Abandon” as Want to Read:
Complete Abandon
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Complete Abandon

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  311 ratings  ·  16 reviews
No bargain as enticing as...

When Emma Fitzgerald storms the manor home of the new Viscount Wakefield, she feels more than justified fury. Having just inadvertently witnessed his lordship in scandalous dishabille with his London mistress, her blood pounds with outrage...and with a thrill she has never felt. She has come to demand better treatment for his tenants, to seek so
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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 Complete Abandon, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Complete Abandon

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 594)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
May 09, 2012 Kathleen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kris
Story Rating 5 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Favorite Character - Emma
Overall Rating 5 Stars

I read all of Cheryl Holts older book's years ago and remembered that I loved most of them. Rereading this book completely reminded me why I did love them so much.

I loved both the H&h in this book, Emma being my favorite character. She was so feisty and smart and she put others needs way above her own. The Hero John started out as a total rogue. He spent his days
I'm torn on what to say about this book. The parts of the story that pertained to John and Emma and their budding friendship turned romance were amazing. I loved every bit, even when I wanted to smack John for being a stupid man. ;) I'm fairly new to historical romance, so my feminist side still has a hard time getting past the way men were so high handed and hypocritical in that era. (not that they aren't today ;)) I can't stand when they say things like what they do in their private lives is n ...more
It's been so long since I've read a Cheryl Holt book. I hadn't forgotten how much I love her work, but I'd forgotten how addicting her books are. One is never enough.

I love Emma. She's spunky and awesome. She went after what she wanted and wouldn't take no for an answer.

And I liked Wakefield. Lol. He was a character. And he was completely enamored by Emma. He didn't know what hit him. She made him a better man.

This is one of my favorite Cheryl Holt books. Although, seeing as I'm more than a l
Another Cheryl Holt winner for me. I so hope Ian and Caro have a book I am so intrigued to see the two go head to head.

Cristina Contilli
Passione e differenze sociali...

"Emma si chiese se il mondo di ricchezza e di lusso in cui viveva il visconte non fosse in realtà miserevole quanto il suo. Forse anche lui non aveva nessuno che gli dimostrasse vera empatia, che lo capisse davvero, che lo abbracciasse con tenerezza."

Avevo già letto qualcosa della Holt in inglese e, nonostante la difficoltà di leggere e tradurre contemporaneamente, i suoi libri mi erano piaciuti... certo resta il fatto che solo in un rosa un nobile libertino con
I really love this book. It's the quintessential fairy tale: the plain spinster is saved by the dashing prince. Although that does not happen until the end, the ups and downs of the relationship of Viscount Wakefield and Emma Fitzgerald is fraught w/ laughter, tears and at times insurmountable class separation. But persevere because it is such a wonderful book you'll ask for nothing else.
La storia non è male, lei povera si innamora di lui che sta nei gradini più alti della società...prima lo travolge e cerca di redimerlo dai suoi vizi peggiori (alcool e donne) ma nel farlo si innamora e poi lui la coinvolge in una relazione che sanno entrambi non potrà avere nessun futuro...
invece, tra un colpo di scena e l'altro l'amore vince su tutto, e la passione è la vera protagonista, anche se da un romanzo erotico mi aspettavo più scene infuocate... cmq non male nel complesso, forse una p
Really cute! The main characters are a little outside the patterns at last!! She, at the beginning of history, it is almost embarrassing and I tore easily even to laugh! Too funny! I also liked the evolution of the story that although at some point tracings stories already read the author calls for a truly original way to propose them. Really picevole and satisfying!
It's a good story but not one of Holt's best. The hero could be described as tortured or spoiled depending on how you see him. There are incidents of child abuse described in this which some readers may find objectionable, but they add some gravity to the book. Not a bad read.
Danette Steward
Just a bunch of sex along with a common plot of an aristocrat ending up with a commoner....(gasp). Entertaining enough and certainly steamy enough. If you're a Cheryl Holt fan you'll be happy, content, and satisfied.
While I don't hate Cheryl Holt's work, I am becoming a bit bored with the repetition of the stories. It feels like I've read this same storyline in several of her books.
Billie Jo
While this is not my all time favorite, trust me, you cannot go wrong with any book from Cheryl Holt!
Siska marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2014
Lily marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Angee marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Sabrina The Book Lover
Sabrina The Book Lover marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2014
Tanja Braig
Tanja Braig marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2014
Sandra added it
Nov 23, 2014
Roberta marked it as to-read
Nov 13, 2014
Water added it
Nov 12, 2014
Renee Moenter
Renee Moenter marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 19 20 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Mistress to Her Husband
  • A Fiery Baptism (Mills & Boon Romance, #3499)
  • Angel in a Red Dress
  • At Her Service (Darley, #3)
  • The Merciless Travis Wilde (The Wilde Brothers, #3)
  • The Pleasure Seekers
  • Tempt the Devil
  • Intimate Betrayal
  • Must Have Been the Moonlight (Donally Family, #2)
  • The Kanellis Scandal
  • Seducing the Highlander
  • Tender Fury
  • Winter Garden (Winter Garden #2)
  • Conor's Way
  • Purchased for Revenge
Love Lessons Total Surrender Too Wicked to Wed Deeper than Desire Further Than Passion

Share This Book