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Brazen

(Regency Flings #5)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The young and beautiful Lady Fairhaven is Brazen…which is why she is willing to resort to blackmail to coerce a brave, if troubled, captain into helping her rescue her endangered brother. The incomparable Margo Maguire follows the success of her Romantic Times Top Pick, Seducing the Governess, with the second in her two-book historical romance mini-series set in England’s ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Avon
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Ellen
This book is called Brazen and after reading half the book, which I call a fair go, Christina is boring.

Brazen would be a widow suspected of murdering her husband still living in his house, evicted her mother-in-law and running around the demimode.

Christina is a milksop. Her mother-in-law wanted her sons house so she gave it to her. The most brazen thing Christina has done is ask a stranger to go to London and help her pay a blackmailer. She's naive and annoying. She's the kind of girl that the
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Samie Kauchis
Aug 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-just-no
Christina is boring as all get out. Gavin is annoyingly gruff and irritable. I got no more then 100 pages in before I could not take anymore of Christina's door-mat-like attitude, or Gavin's constant grumbling. They dislike each other, they're inconveniencing each other... But oh! Every friggen blade of grass reminds him of her eyes, and his chest is so manly! *Yawn* I'll pass on this one. It's a good thing I borrowed it from the Library and didn't actually pay for it.
Lorka
Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
The book was ok, but after getting half-way thru I stopped. The book never grabbed me and I never had that feeling that I couldn't wait to be able to sit back down and continue reading. I felt that the story was told more thru narration than thru actions of the characters. And because of this, I didnt feel any real emotions btwn the characters.
Sarah
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
I don't think it was any error on the author's part, but this just didn't grab me.

The story is good, and the relationship was believable, but it just didn't have any pizazz for me.

This was the sequel, and I really liked the first one.

Don't take my review to heart. Try this one out. You'll probably enjoy it.
Tabetha Waite
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Didn't really care for this book. Redundant in places and not excited to keep picking it up. A bit "meh" with the chemistry. Not the romance for me :(
Clarice
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Captain Gavin Briggs needed to complete is mission, which means finding the other long lost granddaughter of an aged bad-tempered duke. Locating Lady Christina Fairhaven. Christina wants nothing to do with her grandfather. She has problems of her own. Trying to locating a missing brother, who is said to be dead. A blackmailer wanting money. Someone out to kill her and her twin sister, that she never knew she had. Capt Briggs will help her, if Christina will see the old duke. Working closer toget ...more
Lisa
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lady Christina Fairhaven has known she was adopted as a young girl her whole life and her love for her parents and younger brothers runs deep. So when she is blackmailed into gathering two thousand pounds for information about her supposedly dead brother, she does not hesitate to gather all the jewels from her late husband. They were not jewels meant for her, but for his lover whose bed he died in and she has no qualms about selling all of them. But just as she is about to leave, she meets the b ...more
Jen Davis
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
In this companion story to Seducing the Governess, investigator and former military assassin Gavin Briggs, is on the hunt for a missing heiress. Lady Christina is one of his employer's two long-lost grand-daughters. He's been hired to bring her back to the old man in exchange for a sizeable sum of money. But Christina has other ideas.

She is being blackmailed. Someone claims that her adopted brother isn't dead as everyone believed --and that there's information about him which could ruin her fam
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Brandi
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Karyn Gerrard
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the two book miniseries about a aging Duke's 'lost' granddaughters, the first book was 'Seducing the Governess', which I did enjoy. It is in that book we are first introduced to Captain Gavin Briggs. I was intrigued by him then and was looking forward to his story.

Gavin is the epitome of a Regency hero, tall, handsome, capable in bed and out of it. Hiring himself out as an investigator, he is on the hunt for missing heiresses. Gavin needs the money and soon tracks down
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Melanie
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
The hero of this story is Captain Gavin Briggs, and we met him in a previous book of Ms. Maguire’s, SEDUCING THE GOVERNESS. He is a battle-weary man and former military assassin, who now earns his money as an investigator, and his current job is to find a missing heiress and granddaughter of a Duke.

Lady Christina Fairhaven has always been aware that she was adopted, but that never stopped her from loving her adoptive family. Now that love is being put to the test by a blackmailer whose demands h
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Jennie
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
From Goodreads: The young and beautiful Lady Fairhaven is Brazen…which is why she is willing to resort to blackmail to coerce a brave, if troubled, captain into helping her rescue her endangered brother. The incomparable Margo Maguire follows the success of her Romantic Times Top Pick, Seducing the Governess, with the second in her two-book historical romance mini-series set in England’s colorful Regency Era, about the lost—and found—granddaughters of a powerful duke. As every fan of the excitin ...more
April
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
BRAZEN by Margo Maguire is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England. In “Brazen” you meet Lady Christina Fairhaven and Captain Gavin Briggs. “Brazen” is the second book in the “lost granddaughter’s saga”. See “Seducing the Governess”.In this story you will meet a sexy,hard,Regency war hero and the heroine who is not on bold but also was a widow whose learns her husband’s betrayal and has a twin sister. Lady Christina is also on a mission to find a brother who is supposed to dead. ...more
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Margo Maguire is a new author to me. I received this book from my mother, who I might add is the romance book aficionado. At first, the pace of this book was a little slow to take off. However, that didn't matter because the characters were very likeable. A strong willed heroine and a hero that did not want anything to do with her (romantically). Throw in a hidden danger (antagonist) and this is pure romance novel gold. I love reading a book that has both the hero and heroine's point of view. Th ...more
Robin Abney
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2nd book

I truly loved the suspense of these two books. I will read more of Margo Maguire's books. These were the first ones I have read by her. But I assure you it won't be the last.
Pam
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good story. It kept my interest and the characters were like able. I found it a bit confusing, however, which is why I didn't give it a five.
Anne
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical romace fans
This was a very good read, a love story and a mystery combined. I enjoyed it.
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As a nice, sane break from the drama and fast pace of working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit, Margo Maguire returned to college to study history, and fell in love. Writing about the historical characters she encountered in her classes was a good way to unwind from a crazy day in the unit. She soon started creating her own fictional characters and putting them into historical setti ...more

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Regency Flings (5 books)
  • Wild (Regency Flings, #1)
  • Taken by the Laird (Regency Flings, #2)
  • The Rogue Prince (Regency Flings, #3)
  • Seducing the Governess