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Surrender to a Scoundrel

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No woman can resist him. . .

Lord Martin Langdon takes pride in his scandalous reputation as a scoundrel, and he considers the art of seduction a most rewarding pastime. So when this dashing rakehell learns of a particularly beautiful woman who is "impossible to flirt with," Martin is determined to prove that not even the prim and proper Evelyn Wheaton can resist his charms
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Avon (first published January 1st 2006)
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Alba Turunen
4 Estrellitas. Efectivamente, éste libro ha sido un buen broche para cerrar la serie de las Herederas Americanas. Esta serie es lo único que he leído de Julianne MacLean, y en general me ha dejado muy satisfecha.

"Rendida a un canalla" es la historia de lord Martin, el hermano pequeño de James, a quien conocimos en el primer libro "Noble de corazón" cuando solo era un muchacho recién expulsado de Eton, y gracias al primer capítulo, sabemos por qué fue expulsado de Eton.

Su protagonista femenina es
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Monique Takens
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ik heb de Nederlands talige uitgave gelezen : Zeil met me mee - Candlelight Historische roman 705
Dit verhaal speelt zich af in 1881 ( het victoriaanse tijdperk ) en is erg origineel omdat het over een zeilwedstrijd gaat .
Kim H
Jun 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was a second time read for me, in order to decide if I had gotten it right the first time and it really was a keeper. This was the only Julianne MacLean novel on my keeper shelf, and I've read a few. Nothing else that I've read by her quite matches up to this one.
What I like about this book...
1st, it's a Victorian, which I always prefer over a regency, and I like the unique setting. I think this is the first thing I've come across that's set in the Isle of Wight and the yacht racing cultu
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
So I've made it to the end of Julianne MacLean's American Heiresses.

How do I feel? Well...

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That about sums it up. It was rather a chore getting through them all because they're all essentially the same story just with different characters and situations. And once again, that story has to do with two people who are supposedly adults acting like petulant children. MacLean is not very good with characters, and her dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. There was a funny part about a fine set of ba
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Sandi aka Maudley
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hist-rom
Usually I love Julianne MacLean, but this was not one of my favorites. I couldn't find a character I liked (a sure sign that my interest would wane). I really didn't care what the outcome was, so I skimmed the last half of the book. ...more
Aneca
Dec 08, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2008
No woman can resist him. . .

Lord Martin Langdon takes pride in his scandalous reputation as a scoundrel, and he considers the art of seduction a most rewarding pastime. So when this dashing rakehell learns of a particularly beautiful woman who is "impossible to flirt with," Martin is determined to prove that not even the prim and proper Evelyn Wheaton can resist his charms.

Except one.

Evelyn knows all about the reckless rogue's shocking reputation and she wants nothing to do with him. She may
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Rebecca Crowley
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I tend to avoid regency romance (I guess this one is technically late Victorian) as I think it's very difficult to make the plots fresh and intriguing. After all, how many variations on emotionally detached aristocrats and seductive rakes can you have?

This novel was a pleasant surprise in that it covered what was, for me, unfamiliar ground. The heroine was a widow rather than a virgin, and the hero was the mercurial younger brother rather than the rascally heir. The setting - in and around a maj
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Susan needs more books, not really
I really enjoyed this story. It had a strong female lead who could more than meet the challenge of the hero and hold her own. Sailing had alot of focus in the story and that was fun and different. Plus the Cowes setting was unusual as well and pleasant.

Though this wasn't the most extraordinary read, I have to say that it was easy to read and kept me interested. So much so that reading along I found myself nearly halfway through the book without even noticing. Will pick up other books by this aut
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abi rafon
Liking this book is understated though i didnt love this much to give it 5 stars or more.. then 4 stars were not really enough. So im having a hard time rating it. but obviously, for me this one is a keeper since im intending to remain it on my bookshelves for good long time and planning to re-read not quite soon.

anyway, the only thing that keeps troubling me was the fact that the characters were not remarkable enough to keep lingering on one's mind,at least not on mine. except for that, all in
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Megan
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the story as it is something outside the usual of innocent bride meets the "rake". Substance to the story and building of the relationship was better than most. Really enjoyed this series. ...more
Nancy
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved how Martin has matured over the years. He does not want to marry but there is Evelyn Foster who is now the Widow Wheaton. They are at the yacht race on the Isle of Wright. She is wealthy now and many are after her money but he is wanting her. He has had a love that left him never wanting to feel that again. Can Evelyn change his way of thinking? She has loved him for years. He has had feelings for her. Can they make it work?
Rocio
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado, la historia es muy entretenida, bien documentada y muy divertida, se lee rapidisimo y te deja con muy buen sabor de boca...
Este libro es el último de la saga Herederas Americanas, y he de decir, que van de de más a menos.
Marlene
Story of Lord Martin, the Duke of Wentworth younger brother. He is a man now and a famous sailing race champ. but he has a tragic history. Evelyn is a rich widow who gets more attractive as the story unfolds. He takes her on private sails. She likes him and learns how to express it.
Adric Rangel
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Valoración: 3.75/5***
Lo leí en el 2013... Y recuerdo que casi no lo leo porque no me gusto la portada.
Toula
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Reverse coming soon. One of my favourite from ajuliann
Desi
leído en Oct 2013

Estuvo bueno, me gustó!!

Como los anteriores ha sido entretenido
Pamela
Jul 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Rated 3.5
Letschat1974
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Stars 3/4 (Kate Pearce, Maureen Driscoll, Elisa Braden)

Hey fellow readers I don’t summarize the books (as there are always great full summaries written that I read myself).

I only give it my personal, general, summary of 5 stars to 1 star.

3 stars: This book is worth a read but didn’t really have me excited about interacting with the book where I could not put it down. It lacks the excitement and well roundness of my personal markers for a great read throughout the book.

Development and interest
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Lover of Romance
Lord Martin Langdon has great pride in his scandalous reputation that he has created for himself. Now he is a boat racer, and a competant and talented one at that, and now the race is on for who will win Evelyn Wheaton, a widow, just come out of mouring, and looking for marriage and a family. So Martin pursues the beautiful widow Evelyn, because part of him can't stand to see his rival winning the hand of her, because on the outside she seems prim, cool and proper, however he is determined to br ...more
Maura
The second best in the series IMHO. Evelyn is a bit of a shrew, but has sort of fancied Martin Langdon from afar since she was 11. But her difficult past and relationships with family have caused her to be overly cautious in life. Likewise, Martin's fears and his past have caused him to be the opposite. So he takes on the challenge of flirting with the one woman he cannot charm and finds himself falling in love. But he's not willing to take it any further. Evelyn is looking to open up a bit and ...more
Amanda
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I checked this book out from the library. This is the first book I have read by MacLean, and then I went to put other titiles of hers on hold at the library.

I really enjoyed this book. It had the tortured hero, heroine coming out of her shell, and the setting was unique. While this is the 6th book in the series, and secondary characters were from other novels, it was not distracting nor was it populated with too many of them from other books. The pace flowed very well and the dialogue was witty.
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BookClinger
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Oh, God! finally done!

It's not one of my worst, that's for sure; but isn't of my favourites either. The writing is not bad, and the characters aren't horrid; but neither the writing, nor the characters are complex or deep.

This novel is set in the lat 19th century England - Victorian Era. However, neither the society principles portrayed nor most of the dialogue are suitable for that period. Especially the dialogues and scene sets - they are soooo cheesy, hollowly romantic and unbelievable. They
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Cathiecaffey
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! Its too the first time I read a historical romance that included the yacht racing that was started the (around the 1891 when the book is set). Lord Martin and Evelyn were great together reading their story! He has his reputation and past but she too has one that is so misunderstood by them both and others. There were times I was teary eyed for them both. Mostly because of his past and the fear to love again. Evelyn is perfect for him! Its beautiful seeing them come to ...more
Donna Alward
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Julianne MacLean's that I ever read and I read it in an afternoon! I think I even cooked dinner with it in one hand and a spoon in the other. Wonderful characters - a witty, smart heroine and a damaged hero and a setting that wasn't all in the ballroom. After reading this one I glommed up the rest of the American Heiress series. Julianne writes with sensuality, emotion, and a wonderful wit - and she's an autobuy for me! ...more
Viviana Giorgi
Feb 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Bell'ambientazione, per una buona parte sull'isola di Wight durante le gare di vela a fine '800.
La svolta tragica mi ha lasciato molto perplessa, perché davvero inutile al plot. Insomma, molto vecchio stile.
Non più di tre stelline. Fin troppo.
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Huong
Feb 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Boring, skip. DNF.
Ingrid
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusto mucho, Evelyn ocultando sus deseos de vivir, y a Lord Martin por arrojarla a las brazas, este es el ultimo de las Herederas Americanas love entire series !!!
Lindy
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. Just a really great read all the way around. Likeable characters, engaging plot, very well done.
L H
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
could've been a very nice story based on the plot but it lacked on so many levels ...more
Nikki
May 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Cute and fun. I liked how they knew each other when they were younger and romance grew from it.
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“Evelyn continued to hold the wheel, recognizing the sensation of being in control of the rudder, while Martin explained how the direction of the wind was key, and how all the elements worked together to affect speed.
"It's physics," she said, becoming fascinated by the complexity of the air and water flow working together, and comprehending how the shape of the hull and sails and the size of the keel all played an important part in the boat's movement.”
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“Martin was more than happy to let Spencer take over the conversation, for it finally granted him an opportunity to observe Mrs. Wheaton- who had just achieved the impossible. She had made him laugh. Truly, she was one of a kind. She always had been, he supposed, recalling again that day at the train station.
While the polite conversation continued all around him, he allowed his gaze to meander downward and was pleased to admire the alluring feminine curves "Miss Foster" had developed over the past decade, including a lush, generous bosom, which would fare quite nicely in a lighter gown with a lower neckline, he thought. Dressed as she was at present, she reminded him of a pleasure yacht with her sails trimmed too tight, rendering her incapable of moving freely at the speed she was built for.
He wondered suddenly how this aloof young widow would respond to a little wind in her sails and a skillful skipper like himself at her helm. Would he be able to bring the best out of her, like he did with the Orpheus?
Yes, he thought with absolute confidence while he admired the grace of her gloved hand as she touched one finger to the corner of her mouth to dab at an errant drop of tea. He certainly could bring the best out of her, and also bring out that spark she kept hidden from the world. A marvelous, masculine satisfaction flowed through him at the thought of it.”
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