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Gypsy Lord

(Garrick #1)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  896 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
He was Dominic Edgemont, Lord Nightwyck, heir to the Marquis of Gravenwold. But he was also a dark-eyed, half-gypsy bastard...

When tall, handsome Dominic sees one of his Romany band whipping a beautiful, flame-haired captive, he never dreams she is a pampered heiress stolen fro the English court. To have her, he will pay a king's ransom and make himself her lord.

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Paperback, 375 pages
Published September 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Fre06 Begum
Mar 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
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I like reading romances, particularly those of the historical sort. Why? Because they let me escape from the drudgery of every day life and give me an enjoyable way to tune out for a while. I love watching a relationship unfold and await the HEA with anticipation...I don't, however, often become very emotionally invested in the stories. Usually romances are a trifle silly with improbable plot lines and characters with little depth.

That being said, this is not one of those books. This is one of t
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Really enjoyed this one!
While I'm still pretty new to Kat Martin so far she hasn't disappointed me yet. I loved this book and the adventure that she took me on.

Catherine / Caterina (h) is a wealthy lady, her father has passed but made it possible for her to inherit his wealth and title. Great for her but not so great for others. When she's attacked one night, she fights but she is completely out of her element and she is taken away in the middle of the night. Instead of killing her, she's sold to the gypsy's who are su
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seeing its ratings on goodreads and Amazon, i was hoping for a good time while reading it but this book has a real pig for a hero, nothing romantic whatsoever in the story where to me it appeared like the hero had split personality..
he shows some TLC and then turns into a total jerk with his consequent actions.
it is totally worth leaving the book.
the 'HEA' will also end up leaving leave a bad taste in the mouth.:((
Regan Walker
Great Classic Gypsy Love Story set in Napoleon’s France

Set in 1805, beginning in England, this is the story of Catherine Barrington, Countess of Arondale who, because of her cousin’s avarice, is abducted and sold to gypsies in France. Catherine is a survivor and manages to keep her innocence in tact, but is unable to gain her freedom. When tall, handsome Dominic sees one of his Romany band beating a beautiful, flame-haired woman, he buys her for his own.

Dominic has no idea of Catherine’s real i
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dominic Edgemont, Lord Nightwyck, half-gypsy, bastard, heir to the Marquis of Gravenwold comes into his title after his father's death, he vows that his father's dreams of continuing the Nightwyck line will never come to fruition. Dominic's hatred for his father has been the one driving force in his life. His goal to destroy everything that his father ever valued is finally in his grasp. He will spend his last summer with his mother and the gypsy's he has grown to love and respect over the year ...more
I loved this book..
Dominic is a tortured hero and Catherine is a lovely, determined heroin
I liked it that there were no big misunderstandings
I also liked it that they knew each other for some time before falling in love.
This is a true love story and I recommend it with all my heart!
Beryl White-Bing
Oct 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Dark Man...neglected as a child....brooding figure...unable to accept love.....MY KIND OF ROMANCE!!!
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A nice hot suspenseful read.

Poor sweet Catherine is kidnapped and sold to gypsies in France and ends up in a traveling gypsy caravan. She is about to be whipped again when Dominic steps in and buys her. He could not bear seeing such beautiful skin damaged and of course it doesn't hurt that she is also beautiful.

Even through Dominic is so handsome Catherine will not hand over her virtue. Soon they are spending lots of time together and they really start falling under each other's spell. Catherine
Overly dramatic plot to milk angsty emotions out of the reader. While I'm not fully enamoured by her writing style which seems slightly superficial, the book was entertaining enough. H was quite the alpha make, a half gypsy peer, who was taken from his Gypsy mother's care in a rather abrupt fashion by his Marquess father. He struggled his whole life with his misplaced sense of belonging and for acceptance in either environments and remained resentful towards his father for his totalitarian treat ...more
Lucy Qhuay

I have a big issue with romances where I don't feel the hero and heroine are equals in rights and dignity and this book was one more example of it.

I know Catherine eventually broke free of her 'slavery' and that, even before that, Dominic acknowledged she was more than a peasant woman, a Gadjo or someone outside the Romani people, he had bought for a king's ransom, but that situation still messed with my reading experience and made me quite frustrated sometimes.

If I don't feel like the man and t
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I must admit, I loved this book. Domini is just the type of man that I like, blur-black hair, dark eyes and sexy. The heroine I liked also, a feisty redhead that would not let any man use her, even if it meant a whipping. But she needs to find out who sold her to the Gypsy caravan where she is rescued by Domini(Dominick) a 1/2 gypsy, 1/2 English Lord who has notr decided yet where he belongs, and has such hatred for his well born father that he swears never to marry and give him a heir. The adve ...more
May 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Just couldn't finish it. I was part way through when I realized I didn't care what happened to any of the characters. I just got bored! Maybe i'll try it again one day.
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is the story about Dominic the gypsy and Catrina. A great story.
♥ Miss Jennifer ♥
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is without a doubt one of my new favorite Kat Martin books!!!!! Loved it!!
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, romance
This is a very entertaining and moving tale of how badly love can go wrong, and how quickly love can make it all right again. I truly loved this novel. Catherine and Dominic are both head strong, stubborn, but also very passionate and very much in love. It takes a very long time for the both of them to realize just how much they love each other, and because of their stubborn pride, and they constant misunderstandings their love almost doesn't come into being. They both fight to keep their curren ...more
Gab Ri Elle
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots of facts about gipsy culture even it's hard to believe some of it, especially how tough they are on women. The story is easy-going, romantic and not too erotic, just the right balance for a good evening read while trying to relax. I have enjoyed slow flirt scenes which teases you but won't give quick end as in some new romance books.
A bit long for my own taste as long love stories sometimes get boring in the end, however, this one was not too bad and I managed to finish it.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I like that Martin progresses her stories, and they're relatively fast paced. This story was very nice in that regard. However, I'm disappointed in Catherine... not overly, but still. And the masquerade party was cheesy. Otherwise it was fine.
Navya K
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good book for those who love Johanna Lindsey.
Zoe Herold
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frustrating but heartfelt

The H and h would do almost constant back and forth hurting of each other that drove me nuts! I enjoyed it the first few times, but it got old after a while. Few twists and turns and cute moments.
catrina is at a party in the country when she first sees dominic from a distance. she is intrigued by what she hears about him, but doesn't get the chance to put that interest into action. that night, she is kidnapped and sold to the gypsys on the continent. dominic is visiting his gypsy family for one last time before he completely becomes the proper lord that he is supposed to be. he rescues catrina from some mistreatment, and in doing so, takes charge of her, according to the gypsy c
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: candy
I enjoyed reading this. A countess is kidnapped and sold into slavery to the Gypsies. She's treated very badly, including beatings and several near rapes. The hero is the bastard son of a lord and is raised by his Gypsy mother. He saves the heroine from a slashing not because he loves her, but because she's too pretty to be hit. She endures hard work and eventually escapes making her way back to London to rejoin the ton. There she reunites with the hero who is equally as stunned to discover that ...more
Liz Clappin
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
A decent quality "old school"romance, as the ladies over at "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books" call them. Decently aggressive and interesting hero, sufficient complex, but still believably horny like a real man would be (he tries to hold out on not having sex with his wife to spite his late father, yeah lets see how long that lasts). tHe first half of the book was disproportionately better than the last, but it all evened out to a decent read in the end. A pleasant surprise too, I've read others by K ...more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-ebook
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Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I bought this for the ridiculous title for probably under 50 cents. I then had it in my work bag for if my nook is dead and I am in the needin' for some readin'.

And I looooooooved it. I think my favorite trope is a "Goodbye, my love" at the end of their chance meeting followed up by "Oh fuck, it's you" in their regular life. It's always good times.
Sep 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Lumayan lah, meski ceritanya sedikit absurd. Seandainya Dominic hidup di dunia modern, dilema yang digambarkan buku ini bukan masalah besar. Bisa saja menikah tanpa harus punya anak, alat kontrasepsi bahkan tersedia di mall. Hidup di abad 21 jauh lebih convenience dibanding abad 19, thank God!
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Great characters. Loved the gypsy element. Plenty of action and romance. Thought it started to run out of steam towards the end but there was still plenty of enticement to see the story run its course.
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read

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