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A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters #2)

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Helena Laverick is at her wits end! The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan : the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley′s Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladies would never approve, Helena forced to go after the runaway in Daniel′s company. But something abo ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Avon (first published September 4th 2001)
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Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
I enjoyed both the hero and heroine in this one. I liked their banter for the most part, although there were times a deliberate misunderstanding was introduced to further the drama. The book wasn't very exciting. It felt so long and took me several days to read. I wanted to read this only in order to understand the third book of the series, as the plot points are introduced here. Otherwise I'd probably have DNFed it.

He accepted her with all her flaws—her tart tongue, her distrustful nature, her
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Fani *loves angst*
The book starts when the heroine, who has a limp, goes to the hero's house (an ex-smuggler) to ask his help in locating her sister who seems to have eloped with a fortune hunter and possible smuggler. The hero reluctantly agrees that she accompany him in his search, while he's trying to pick up the trail of her sister. But the only way she can accompany him without ruining her reputation, is if she pretends to be his wife. And so the search begins, and of course they have to share rooms in taver ...more
Elaine
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
4+ Really enjoyed this book.


What an assortment of names he has for his unquenchable thing...And I quote...

"within seconds, the unquenchable thing inside his breeches stiffened mad with the pleasure of touching her.

Bloody hell, he swore under his breath as his St Peter behaved less than saintly. The damned thing kept rearing up inside his breeches thanks to her and her sweet lips.

...his John Thomas...
Marg
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Pego, St Peter and John Thomas will be the overwhelming thing that I take away from this book.
Readitnweep
Jul 12, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Victoria Cavill
3.5 Stars..!!

This is the first Sbrina Jeffries series. I've read a The Hellions, and The duke's men series. They are awesome..!
So, I'm a little bit surprised that this is a SJ book. You can clearly tell that these are her earlier work.
The story is what made me give 3.5 stars. The writing is not up to SJ standard. I was really disappointed.
But I did love Danny and Helena. They made me complete the book.

And my main complaint is why does she find it necessary to use such stupid synonyms for a man
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Pamela Shropshire
The second book of the Swanlea Spinsters series. Helena is impaired in one of her legs due to a disease that sounds like polio (and Ms. Jeffries confirms that in an author's note). Several years previously, she had been courted by a Lord Farnsworth and she thought she was in love with him, but he married someone else. She has decided that no man will marry her because of her leg, and in order to protect her heart, she rebuffs any gentleman who approaches her.

Then came the Griff Knighton/Daniel B
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Keri
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
So far my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Daniel!
Chumchum_88
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Donna
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, maybe not quite as much as the first in the series, but it still had its moments. Helena and Daniel appeared to be an ill-matched pair, but they were equally stubborn, equally quick with retorts, and equally unsure about each other notwithstanding their mutual attraction. The plot had more adventure than in the previous book and was a good lead-in to the third book in the series.

I liked Daniel and Helena, the plot held my interest, and because of the smooth writing, the story
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Zoe
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. It flows very nicely and is a very sweet story. I however have reservations about characterization in this book.

1. A heroine with polio: I had trouble picturing her in my head.

2. A hero who speaks of love too prematurely: maybe it was not premature for other people, but the timing in the book was a little too early for me. Maybe "early" is not exactly the right word. I think for someone who is used to mocking and ridicule, prejudice and judgement, like our hero, it takes a li
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ViviKitty
Summary: When her youngest sister Juliet runs off to elope with the mysterious Captain Will Morgan, a possible fortune hunter who may be involved with smugglers, Lady Helena Laverick has no idea what to do! Griff and Roselind A Dangerous Love are honeymooning on the Continent, so her letter won’t reach them for weeks, and since Helena requires the aid of a cane to get around due to a childhood illness, she is in no position to go after her love-blinded sister alone. Wanting to be discreet to sal ...more
Carolyn F.
Very predictable romance - stubborn (most stubborn that the hero has ever come across) and she sticks her chin out and cuts him with her words. Ugh! And this man finds that attractive? I just don't get it. It was just okay.
Liz Stevens
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can the people who design the covers be required to either read the books, or even the descriptions of the characters? Daniel is blonde! Ah, well, very good book, regardless of the error.
N
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The beginning was a bit tough for me to get through - I was definitely intrigued by the elopement / kidnapping of Juliet, but there was so much distrust and bickering between Helena and Daniel. She was a bit shrewish in the beginning. However, the writing was great, the characters got more depth as the story went on and more likeable, and the adventure was interesting to read. I'm also glad that Helena and Daniel figured out very naturally that they were in love and told each other pretty readil ...more
Lynne Tull
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
Sabrina Jeffries* is the queen of stretching out a story. There was a lot of redundant, boring filler. The story and the characters are good, but I had to skip a lot to get to the good parts. Once you get to the good parts I think you will like this story. It is a series so I want to find out how the next spinster fares. *Stephanie Laurens runs a close second.
Elizabeth
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
A really nice romance without the normal balls and traipsing around London. Instead we enjoy a chase after smugglers with our physically disabled heroine and low born hero. 3.5 stars or 4 romance stars
Nikola
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
7/10
Kira
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
My only major complaint about this book is that St. Peter, John Thomas, and pego were the only terms used to reference to a dick.
Cindy
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Errmaaagad I loved this book. Go Danny!
Ruth
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
The most memorable thing about this book is the number of slang terms he had for his genitals.
Katherine 黄爱芬
Daniel Brennan, anak haram berandalan bekas penyelundup, tidak menyangka tiba-tiba disatroni oleh Lady Helena, lady yang diam-diam disukainya (baca A Dangerous Love A Dangerous Love - Ambisi Sang Pewaris (Swanlea Spinsters, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries) pada saat Daniel cuma memakai celana dalam. Helena meminta pertolongan Daniel untuk menyelamatkan adiknya, Lady Juliet, yang ada kemungkinan akan kawin lari. Daniel menyetujui untuk mencari Lady Juliet namun Daniel keberatan jika Helena mau mengikutinya. Tapi Lady Helena bersikukuh harus ikut daripada dia bertopang dagu untuk mend ...more
Marie
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bintang 4
Buku ke2 seri Swanlea-Spinsters

Berseting setelah pernikahan Rosalind dan Griff (karakter buku 1), dalam perjalanan bulan madu mereka, terjadilah situasi yg tidak diinginkan. Lady Juliet Laverick, bungsu perawan Swanlea melarikan diri bersama seorang pria (kapten Will Morgan) utk kawin lari.

Kisah dimulai saat Lady Helena Laverick mengunjungi rumah Daniel Brennan di pagi hari utk meminta bantuan karena hanya Daniel yg dipercaya dan bisa membantu mengejar pasangan yg sedang kabur. Helena t
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Natha
Dari awal sudah tertarik dengan buku ini, lebih dari pada buku pertamanya, tapi berdasarkan pengalaman, lebih baik baca berurut buat buku yang berseri, maka aku membaca buku pertamanya lebih dahulu.
Buku ini termasuk cepat kubaca karena memang kubawa kemana-mana selama dua hari. :p

Helena, adalah kakak dari Rosalind (buku pertama) yang mengalami sebuah penyakit hingga kakinya timpang dan membuatnya merasa rendah diri. Ketimpangannya telah membuatnya melindungi diri sendiri dari lelaki dengan mulut
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Perdani Budiarti
Percikan-percikan api antara Daniel dan Helena di buku pertama seri Swanlea Spinter (A Dangerous Love) membuat banyak pembaca penasaran, tak terkecuali diriku, untuk membaca buku kedua dalam seri tersebut.

Kenekatan Lady Helena untuk menemui Daniel di tempat tinggalnya yang kumuh merupakan awal cerita petualangan Sang Lady dalam mencari Juliet, adik bungsunya yang kabur dengan seorang pria yang dia duga sebagai seorang penyelundup. Daniel yang sejak awal sudah merasa tertarik dengan wanita keras
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Opal
Feb 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
I read this book, as it was the 2nd in the Swanlea Spinster series. The first one A Dangerous Love had some kind of story and a heroine who sounded interesting - bossy, plump, not so beautiful, partial to Chinese furniture and usually dressed in outrageous colors.

This is the story of the elder Swanlea sister - Helena. This book is nothing but an excuse to have pages and pages of what she calls "mattress jig". Because she is lame, this is her kind of dance.

The hero Daniel Brennan is also from t
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Danae
Danny, the illegitimate son of a notorious Irish highwayman and an adventurous English innkeeper's daughter, has fought his way up from the workhouse. He is quite unashamed of his antecedents and makes them known to the upper crust clients who flock to him for advice on financial investments, Starting out on his independent career, after years of working for Griff (who's romance with Rosalind was book 1 of this series), Danny is well satisfied with the way his life is going, with the memory of h ...more
Vina Raintree
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
love it....
sangat suka sama produk2ny sabrina jeffries,,,
:D

tentang lady helena laverick, yang punya wajah cantik banget tapi kakinya pincang karena polio. aku salut sama helena, diceritakan sebenarnya dia divonis dokter ngga bisa menggunakan kedua kakinya, tapi selalu berusaha-dan berusaha dan membutuhkan waktu sekitar 3-4 tahun, dia akhirnya bisa berjalan walau pincang dan menggunakan tongkat,
kondisi perasaanku mesti sedih pas ceritanya helena di pandang sebelah mata, sinis dan komentar menyak
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Fanny Roswita Ria
sama dengan buku pertamanya, gw baca novel ini dengan perasaan "kok ini novel ngebosenin yak?biasanya Sabrina Jeffries itu bikin gw gregetan dan pengen baca melulu"

Helena, harus mengejar Juliet dari "kawin lari" bersama Kapten Morgan Pryce karena di duga bahwa pria tsb membawa adiknya lari untuk mendapatkan warisan yang lumayan besar. Helena hanya bisa meminta bantuan Daniel Brennan, tangan kanan dari Griff Knighton, untuk membantunya dalam mengejar Juliet.

Yah yang awalnya adu mulut dan adu pend
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LJ
Dec 28, 2007 rated it liked it
A Notorious Love - G
Jeffries, Sabrina (aka Deborah Martin, Deborah Nicholas) - 2nd in Swanlea Spinsters series)

Helena Laverick is at her wits end! The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan - the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley's Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladieswould never approve, Helena forced to go after the runaway in Daniel's company. But something about being with h
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more
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Swanlea Spinsters (5 books)
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