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Al llegar al estado de Brittany, Serenity Smith fue recibida con fría educación por aquellos parientes a los que llevaba tanto tiempo sin ver: la condesa de Kergallen y su misteriosamente tractivo hijo, Christophe.

Serenity, negándose a creer las escandalosas historias que contaban de sus padres, ya fallecidos, se propuso demostrar su falsedad. Pero conseguir que el enigmát

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Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Harlequin, una división de HarperCollins Ibérica (first published July 1982)
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Kari
May 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, audiobook
When I read books like this early one from Ms. Roberts, I have to remind myself how far this author has come from the early years. I love her writing, but this book was just awful. I wasn't the writing, it was the story. Serenity travels to Brittany to connect with her long lost family. Her cousin by marriage does nothing but be a jerk to her, yet she falls in love with him. How and why? Because he is a good kisser? I didn't buy the love story at all. Honestly, be cause there is no love story. T ...more
Cyndi
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well it had to happen. Even a wonderful author like the Great Nora has to write a book I don't like. First of all our heroine comes to Britannia at the call of her estranged grandmother. When she arrives she is treated rudely by everyone, especially the 'hero'. Now for me, this guy is more of an antihero, but anyway...
She is immediately attracted to him, because...why not? She is the kind of character who waffles a lot back and forth. Meanwhile, her grandmother has finally decided to be nicer t
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Cruth
Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 1991
Length: 140 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Brittany, France.
Sex: Third base but no home run.
Hero: Distant cousin by marriage, French Duke with large estate.
Heroine: Artist.

Very much a category romance with all that implies.

~ Unlucky in love, Naive, Virginal heroine.
~ Stoic, Rich, Lusty Hero.
~ Love at First Sight. He fights it, she embraces it.
~ Heavy petting culminating in an almost rape. She is so enticing he can hardly control himself!
~ Mis-communication,
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Julija
Uhhhh. What? Was this seriously a Nora Roberts novel? Because it has zero elements I love Nora Roberts for. What it does have is cringe-worthy romance novel prose, too many "punishing kisses", no development of any kind, falling in love in a few days, too many third parties creating too many misunderstandings, and a hot-and-cold routine that will probably give you a whiplash.

(I'm gonna blame it all on romance fiction trends of times long gone and possibly pretend it didn't happen. Because Nora
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Kaitlin
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So obviously an early NR, where she's just testing her abilities. A cliche romance, with a Harlequin feel. Still not bad. No NR can ever really be bad. But in comparison to her other books, it could have been written by an entirely different author as it's nowhere near the caliber of her later books.
MorpheusZzz
One of Nora's first books. Her writing was already showing her skill, but these particular characters were not developed at all. The hero was kind of rapey and the heroine was a dipstick. The story itself was good. Nora could tweak this now and make it brilliant, but it's kind of cool to see her growth as a writer. She really had "it" from the beginning.
Erin **Coffee and Book Addict**
A Nora book! *Sigh...all of the wanting, all of the needing, all of the romance! And set in a beautiful place that feels so magical. Another excellently written book by Nora Roberts. How does she come up with all these different characters? I fall in love with every single one of them. Brilliant!
Sara ♥
Oh wow. This book was published before I was born!!!! We'll see just how dated it feels.......

December 28-29, 2016

Well, this book is VERY OBVIOUSLY an 80s book. And it wasn't because no one had cell phones and people were WRITING ACTUAL HANDWRITTEN LETTERS(!!!!), but rather... the style.

I liked Serenity... to a point. She was feisty and stood up for herself. She wasn't the typical TSTL heroine of the 80s.... but then, she also seemed to cry... all the time. I liked that she's a virgin. There's
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Alexis Villery

On the story...
Serenity has lost her parents and has traveled to France after receiving a letter from the grandmother she didn't even know she had. Hurting and lonely, she rushes to France to find her long lost family but she doesn't get the welcome that she expects. Christophe is cold and uncaring, thinking Serenity has returned in hopes of gaining some of the family wealth. This is a nice sweet romance that captures the attention and brings a smile to the face. While the characters don't blow
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Ash
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Re-read
Now that I have re-read this book after so many years I realised that she had glorified rape.
Laura
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, an easy read on a nice Summer day,
Jolayne
“This was published in 1982… This was published in 1982… This was published in 1982…”

I have to keep reminding myself of this. And let me tell you, this book was published in 1982. And I mean that in every sense. After just getting off of Roberts 2017 “Come Sundown” this book is just a titch (A WHOLE LOT) different. This book offers what all of N.R.’s books offer; compelling characters, painted scenery, and an intriguing plot. What this book didn’t offer that most of her works do was likable cha
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Andrea O'Brien
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Trista Blair
The next book in my quest to read every NR book from first to latest. I am still waiting to see how her writing evolves. Search for Love is another short read, harlequin style. In it we are introduced to Serenity who leaves her home in America to meet a grandmother she never knew in France. She finds out pretty quickly what led to the family split and is determined to discover what really happened. Once again, NR has a great story but still, as this is only her fourth book, doesn't deliver yet o ...more
Lulu Fairhazel
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Nora Roberts book, and now I'm wondering what took me so long!!
The story is really well plotted, there are lots of twists and turns that are unexpected which is hard to do in romance. I love how everything works out at the end, very neat and still believable. The blossoming relationship between Serenity and Christophe is hot, and both characters learn about themselves and overcome difficulties together. It's funny and realistic, especially the dialogue between the two protagonis
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Jordan
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting development of a romance between an American looking for answers about her family and the slightly aloof French cousin living with her grandmother in the family's French estate. A nice family mystery with a solid development in all relationships. The grandmother reconciles with her granddaughter, long lost daughter, and son-in-law. Serenity realizes she no longer mourns the relationship she left behind and instead has developed feelings for her infuriating distant cousin. I am not ...more
Brooke
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The female lead was weak and the male lead was an ass. I kept reading thinking that at some point I would care for either or both but it never happened. One of the first Nora books that wasn't a fun read.
Suzanne
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Crystal
Not great, not terrible.
Sophie
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, non-uk-us
Beginning to see more glimpses of the author I love - her early books are definitely a work in progress!
Michelle
3.5 stars
Ashley Christensen
Aug 24, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-the-nora
I would never have finished this book if it weren't for my reading goal.


That's pretty much all I have to say about it. On to the next one!
Vikki Vaught
Hmm, a good old fashioned bodice ripper!
Marly
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

It was super short and I was able to get through it pretty quickly. Basic romance like the rest of Roberts work but still very sweet to read.
Tomi
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Flimsy plot line. The "romantic" male's actions border on physical abuse. Skimmed it. Not Nora Roberts at her best
Clara Weinberger
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Gail A Ostrove
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christophe and Serenity

They were drawn to each other but fought their attraction. Even their Grandmere knew they were meant to be lovers.
Rita Caldwell
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great romance
Brenda Allen
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book
Jennifer
Dec 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely zero character development, utterly hamhanded story. Apparently this is an earlier work; skip it. Don't know about her other romances, but I have enjoyed one of her mystery novels.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print. ...more

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