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Guardian Angel - Malaikat Pelindung

(Crown's Spies #2)

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  12,877 ratings  ·  362 reviews
Caine, Marquess of Cainewood, berhenti dari pekerjaannya sebagai agen pemerintah di hari ia menerima kabar kalau adiknya, Colin, tewas. Caine berniat membalas dendam atas kematian Colin yang dibunuh Pagan—bajak laut yang mencuri harta para bangsawan. Usaha Caine untuk memancing Pagan agar keluar dari persembunyiannya teralihkan ketika seorang wanita cantik muncul meminta ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published October 27th 2011 by Dastan Books (first published 1990)
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Kristen
HUGE 5 STARS!

IF I COULD GIVE THIS BOOK 6 STARS I WOULD. THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVED IT!


To be honest, I'm really not in the mood to write a full-length review but I have to say this is one of my FAVORITE Julie Garwood books. I loved EVERYTHING about this enchanting and delightful story. This is a book I will read (or listen to) again and again.

Julie Garwood's books are like comfort foods for me. I know that I will always get a delight read full of witty dialogue, charming characters, and feel
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♥ℳelody
2.5 stars
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What can I say I found the entire story a little too:
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Everyone is either roaring, bellowing or wailing through most of the story. There is no middle ground between those three. I'm surprised no one's head fell off from all the 'crystal-shaking' & 'wall trembling' tantrums. RME. The constant quick jumps from different range of emotions is really hard to follow and so hammy. It doesn't translate well. One minute a person is bellowing their demand the next line they are smiling
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Dina
Aug 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Regency novel that doesn't have a single ball during the course of the story? Trust Garwood to deliver it, along with one of her quirky heroines.

Caine, the Marquess of Cainewood, is seeking revenge against the infamous pirate Pagan for the murder of his (Caine's) younger brother Colin. Caine's plan is simple: he starts hanging around at a bar on the seediest side of London and pretends to be Pagan, figuring out that the real Pagan will make an appearance to unmask his impostor when he hears
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Lakshmi C
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Julie Garwood does it again. I can't get over the incredible plot, layered story and addictive writing. Definitely on the re-read list.

This story follows Caine on his quest to capture the infamous pirate Pagan. He finds love unexpectedly in the form of a damsel in distress - Jade.

Caine is a former spy, his gift is hunting. He's retired from the government but has a new target, for personal reasons.
Pagan is an unseen, Robin Hood pirate and a legend. I loved Pagan's backstory and how it deviated
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Another slow reading week but I really enjoyed the little moments of escape I found in these pages. There is really such awesome balance between romance, mystery, humor and suspense in Julie Garwood novels. This hero stole my heart with every I Love You. He never wavered and was so unapologetic and unashamed about his feelings. Caine and Jade will always be a favorite.
fleurette
Usually, I am not really into Julie Garwood books. However, I have just finished The Secret no more than month ago that I surprisingly enjoyed. So now, reading another book from her, I had some great expectations. Especially that the story is set in regency era which I prefer over medieval period.

But I just couldn't get into Guardian Angel. I started it, then read some other books while trying to convince myself to come back to it. The beginning of it I found very annoying. The instant very
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Zeek
Surprise, surprise, I believe this is the one and only Garwood Historical I hadn’t read before! (If it isn’t, then I seriously forgot all of the plotting and characters!)

Although I wouldn’t rank this one as high as some of her other historcials, I did enjoy it despite it’s flaws- mostly because of the eccentric characters that populated the story.

GA is the followup to another of hers, The Lyon's Lady, and one that felt like was meant to be a part of a series. I don't believe that ever happened.

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CC
Loved this one! Jade was funny and brave. Caine was an awesome hero. Totally loved Jade.
Quinn's Book Nook
I've been professing my love for Julie Garwood's historical romances for years. She's one of my most favorite historical romance authors, and I re-read her books over and over. That said, I haven't re-read Guardian Angel a lot (this might be my first re-read). I absolutely loved listening to the audiobook of Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood.

Guardian Angel is a Regency set historical romance, but it isn't exactly your typical Regency novel. There are no fancy parties attended or anything like
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Lili  Marcus
More like 3.5 stars....

I'm conflicted with this one...There are parts that I really didn't like but thankfully most parts are likable. :) I can't also say that I like the MCs though they seem to be badasses...there are pirates for God's sake.
Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
Originally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.ca

I've loved Julie Garwood since I first read this author. Her stories are always romantic, funny and well told. Plus, her characters are all great. I've had Guardian Angel on my TBR list for a while, and I'm glad I finally got around to it. Garwood starts off the novel with the hero, Caine, laying in wait for the pirate Pagan. Of course, Caine is thrown into a bit of a ridiculous circumstance when a young woman comes in and asks him to kill
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Michelle
I really enjoyed the second book of the Crown Spies series. As all the books I’ve read so far by Garwood, I was glued to the couch and couldn’t put it down.

Jade was such a different kind of heroine. Though she grew up on a Pirate ship, she was still taught how to act like a ‘lady’ (well somewhat). She is a master of trickery and thievery and knows how to pick any lock. She’s also a great actress who fakes terror in order to get what she wants. Caine is completely opposite. He doesn’t lie, cheat
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Zumbagirl
This book was good, but not great. I generally love Julie Garwood too - most of her books follow a formula: quirky heroine, protective hero. I had read The Gift (Crown's Spies, #3) by Julie Garwood first in the series, which is Nathan's story. His sister is Jade, who is the main female character in Guardian Angel. Jade is a strong, independent woman who portrays herself purposely as a weak, crying, distraught woman to gain Caine's protection. Things are kind of convoluted at first and Jade tells Caine lots of different stories - some ...more
Julianna
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighthearted Historical Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Guardian Angel is the second book in Julie Garwood's Crown’s Spies series. Although I don’t believe he was introduced in the first book, The Lion’s Lady, this story features Lyon’s best friend, Caine, another spy who worked for Sir Richards in service of his country. He’s paired with Jade, a strong-willed and rather mysterious young lady who comes asking for his help. Julie Garwood has a reputation for writing light-hearted stories, especially with some of her
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Jacqueline J
I liked this when I read it when it first came out. These books don't age well though and I think JG tries to hard to make her heroines cute and loveable. They end up annoying cutesy caricatures. Her historical research could use some help too. I like her contemporary stuff better.
Nichole
*Ahoy!*

The Marquess of Cainewood is hunting the Pirate, Pagan, for murdering his brother. When a beautiful woman makes an odd request for his help, he decides he must protect her. Little does he know that she was sent by Pagan to protect him.

Oh, this book. I laughed so much! Jade drove Caine up the wall and it was hilarious to see. She made him angry, she told absurd lies, she ran away, and on and on. She did everything to drive him nuts and he actually handled it pretty well. Sure, he yelled at
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Carolyn F.
I am listening to the audiobook and I also have the paperback. This is my first time reading/listening to this book.

At first Jade is fake ditsy but she really is odd and couldn't seem to remember if she was acting or not. I loved Christine in the Lyon's book, but this woman was irritating. She constantly keeps running away because she may be alone at some time and you think from what her inner dialogue says she's become accepting of her new life and then she takes off again. The bad people are
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Jr Bacdayan
I remember reading this book a few years back when I was in highschool. Was my mum's. Saw it on the study table, picked it up and read the summary at the back. T'was about pirates and love. Pirates of the Caribbean was pretty big that time and I might have been infatuated with this cute girl. Stupid boy that I was, I decide to give to it a go. Wasn't that bad. Though, if I could do it again, I wouldn't read this. Waste of time.
Elis Madison
I had the main twist figured out just from reading the back cover, and the mystery wasn't too hard to solve. Still, it was a merry read. I do wish Garwood wouldn't stuff her books with arguments between the H/h that make the heroine sound like she has feathers in her head, but that wasn't enough of a problem to offset the adventure and fun of the story. 3.5 stars.
Carolyn
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-reading.

The dialogue and banter between the hero and heroine was clever and very witty. A vastly entertaining book. The twist here is SO very clever. Excellent re-read.
Liliflaj
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katyana
***2.5***

This was my first Garwood let-down.

I truly disliked Caine. Let's be clear: I'm fine with an alpha hero. But you can be alpha without belittling everyone. An alpha personality doesn't automatically make you a misogynistic, autocratic dick bag. Garwood fills her books with alpha heros, and with this one exception, they've all been the good kind of alpha heroes.

If the hero is constantly belittling the heroine, disrespecting her ability to be an intelligent human being, and constantly
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Nayyab Khan
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-best
I LOVED IT …… I was laughing like a maniac … one of the best book of Julie Garwood .The moment Jade and Caine met I couldn’t stop myself from either laughing out loud or smiling widely or getting misty eyed … a book that cannot easily be put down once started

The story is about a guardian angel who protected the heart of the one he loved from herself. The story begins when the marquess of cainewood known as hunter went in search of pagan, an infamous pirate, for revenge, but before he knew, a
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Bookmom
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second book in a series that can be read as a stand alone, but as with most series, you’d have a better appreciation for secondary characters Lyon and Christina if you read their story, The Lion’s Lady, first.

When the War Department let’s Caine and his family know that his brother was killed by the notorious pirate, Pagan, the Marquess, with nothing but vengeance on his mind, sets a trap for the pirate. He’s derailed when a young woman approaches him, asking him to kill her. Others are after her
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Karen
May 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2009-reads
Guardian Angel is the second book in the Crown's Spies series following The Lion's Lady. It's the story of the Marquees of Cainewood and Jade. In an odd coincidence, this is the second book I have read in a row where the main character's name isn't mentioned. The Marquees is known simply as Caine throughout the book and unless I missed it, his given name was never revealed.

Caine is a paragon as far as heroes go. He is unfailingly patient with the heroine. She leads him on a merry chase, lies
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Jaime Stricklin
First let me say that I absolutely love Julie Garwood. I think she is one of the best authors out there in historical and contemporary fiction. However, this was not one of her best. Having read the first in this series and LOVED it, I was hoping for something as wonderful as it was. This just didn't fit the bill.

I can't quite put my finger on it, but the story just didn't come together as smoothly as it should. It took forever to get into and even then I was confused about who was who and the
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ErinReadsTooMuch
I liked this one better than the last Crown's Spies novel. Again, the Heroine is incredibly likable, as she is cunning and a warrior in her own right. You love her temper and her abilities. And she gets to use them a little more than the last Heroine did in the first Crown's Spies book. The Hero is likable too, especially later on in the book. The games these two play are very fun and enjoyable, and you just love his Butler, who acts more like a dictator than a servant. I still don't like this ...more
Rika Kali
May 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was....disappointed.

Very disappointed.

I wanted to like this book.

I seriously, really did. But I couldn't.

For one, I was confused through the first half of the book. The writing was terribly misleading and not at all smooth. It was more like a reading a- very - rough draft. It was fractured.

Pagan should have been more like a pirate for one. There wasn't anything in her that suggested that she ever was.

And Caine, aside from everything, was terribly sexist.

I just....I didn't like this book.

I
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With more than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America's favorite fiction writers.

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. "The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation. Add in the
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Crown's Spies (4 books)
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“Someday, my love, you're going to understand just how much I care for you. You're my light, my warmth, my other half. I only feel alive when I'm with you. I love you." Caine” 52 likes
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I know he swooned," Jade replied.”
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