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Confessions of a Dangerous Lord

(Rescued from Ruin #6)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  949 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Never judge a man by his cover…
Society knows the affable Earl of Dunston for his flashy waistcoats and rapier wit. Lady Maureen Huxley knows him as Henry Thorpe, her best friend—an irresistibly kissable, strictly platonic friend. Which means her dreams of marriage, motherhood, part-time cookery, and full-time domestic bliss must be fulfilled elsewhere. But after three seas
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Elisa Braden
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I've given this a B+ at AAR, so 4.5 stars

Confessions of a Dangerous Lord is the seventh book in Elisa Braden’s Rescued from Ruin series, and although it features a storyline that has obviously been present in some of the earlier novels, this is the first of Ms. Braden’s books I’ve read and I was able to follow along quite easily.  I won’t deny that there were a few times I wished I’d had a stronger grasp of how that plotline had evolved, but that’s down to me, and not any lack of skill on the
I don't know if I can properly convey just how much I loved this book. It was everything I've ever wanted in a historical romance. Okay, who am I kidding? It's everything I've ever wanted in any romance novel. I have loved all of Elisa Braden's books but this one is by far my favorite. This one blows the rest out of the water.

Plot time. Throughout the series, we've been following the Earl of Dunston, Henry Thorpe. He purposefully hides a darker, secret side of himself behind his absurd waistc
Sammy Loves Books
I love this series!!!


And I loved this couple!! This was a great friends to lovers story. Nothing like a little jealousy to make a man get his act together and commit to the woman he loves.
Beanbag Love
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded up.

At first I didn't recall why Dunston should be interesting to me. Then I remembered Colin's book (my least favorite of the series). It turns out he actually is rather interesting.

For a while I was ticked at him for not letting Maureen go. It was a thing of, "I can't have you, I'll keep anyone else from having you." But by the end, I understood him a little better. His back story is heartbreaking and he's so dedicated to his goal it's admirable.

Maureen is smart and sweet and I can
Tracy Emro
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
Of all the books in this series, this book is my favorite (to date) and I would give it 10 stars if I could!

Lady Maureen Huxley has been in love with Henry Thorpe, the Earl of Dunston for years and considers him her dearest friend, there was a time when she thought that he might be more than a friend, but Henry made it clear that friendship was all he would offer.

Henry Thorpe has been in love with Maureen for years and would love nothing more than to marry her, he has been dissuading her suitors
This was a fun story with two very likeable protagonists and a suitably nasty villain. I haven't read many of the previous books so I was a little lost with the plot, initially, but worked it out after a while.
Initially I found the heroine too weak- she was constantly doing the running and the hero was, like, friend zone. I am not keen on a dude who scares all possible suitors away but refuses to become one himself. Just a bit selfish, I am thinking. Even if he believes she loves him and would
Elisa Braden isn’t quite a new-to-me author, but after reading a book in the Rescued from Ruin series two years ago she sort of dropped off my radar. What a mistake that was! After reading an extremely positive review for Confessions of a Dangerous Lord I knew this was my chance to rediscover her world of noble spies and deadly secrets.

The last few London seasons haven’t been as successful as Lady Maureen Huxley would have hoped. She’s watched her older sister and good friends find love and marr
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Confessions of a Dangerous Lord' is the seventh instalment in Elisa Braden's 'Rescued from Ruin' series and the long awaited story of The Earl of Dunstan and Maureen Huxley. It can be read as a stand alone but I definitely recommend reading the previous stories (in particular books 2 and 3) because it grants a greater understanding of certain events.

Henry Thorpe, Earl of Dunstan has been a constant throughout the 'Rescued from Ruin' series and is seemingly the epitome of the carefree Lord. Hand
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another cracking book from Elisa. This one darker and more mysterious than previous ones but it does answer a lot of questions from the previous books. I would recommend reading books 2 & 3 of the series so you understand the characters.

One thing I always comment about Elisa is she is true to the period for when she is writing- if she states it's 1817 in London you feel the grit of London during the time and this book you feel not just the nicer parts of Mayfair but the depths of the East en
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Nice amount of angst with the h very much in love with H, but we see her finally accept that if she is to marry, it won't be to him. He seems to accept it too, but then he finds out that she's serious about another man, and he's out of control. There is a great murder mystery that underpinned all previous books, and this book solves it. The best was seeing how everyone underestimated the h, even her father. The H is great, one of the most passionate heroes ever. Very steamy and sweet love scenes ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!! I know I have said this before about couples in this series. But Henry Thorpe Earl of Dunston and Lady Maureen Huxley are my new favorite couple. They were passionate, romantic. well written, loving, kind. Oh and Dunston was mysterious and very very dangerous. He is know has Sabre because of his great ability with swords and diggers. I have been wanting to read Dunston and Maureen story since bk2 "The Truth About Cads and Dukes" Maureen's sister Janes story and the Duke of B ...more
Fiona Murphy
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like historical romances set in or around the Regency period, with a strong, sexy hero and lovable heroine who inspires said hero to protect and love her for years, while selflessly admitting that to put himself forward as her suitor and hopefully husband would likely bring harm to her, then this is a book you should read. Henry Thorpe, Lord Dunston, is such a hero and Maureen Huxley is such a heroine. Introduced to them in earlier books in the Rescued from Ruin series, it was wonderful t ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've read this year. I'd also like to point how Ms. Braden's stories have improved since book 1!
Maureen and Henry's story starts in book 2, when they meet at Jane and Harrison's wedding. Their attraction is instant, but due to Henry's pursue of his father's murderer, he keeps his distance for 2 years. Maureen, convinced that Henry only sees her as a friend, tries unsuccessfully to find a suitor. When she thinks she'll finally be able to marry a nice, although somewhat borin
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is darker and more dangerous than some of the other books in the series. It effected a whole gamut of emotions, from holding my breath wondering what was going to happen next, to sighing at the romantic words from the participants. This is a book you won't want to put down. I enjoyed meeting up with previous characters ( it can be read as a standalone) and of course, some of Lady Wallingham's witticisms are priceless. Highly recommend this book.
I received an early release copy and have volu
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Loved the characters and the story .
Jul 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
99 cents on Amazon.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I read a new Elisa Braden Historical Romance I think that the next one cannot be better, I am proven wrong. This is number seven in the Rescued from Ruin Series and it is as exceptional as the last six. Elisa writes a stunning story of revenge, unrequited love, and a surprising climax that will captivate and satisfy anyone who loves to read Historical Romance.

Lord Dunston, Henry is a Gentleman of many talents. No one who knows him would believe that he has been ruthlessly searching fo
Great writing as one comes to expect of Braden. This brings with it the conclusion of the underlying crime plot that has been running throughout the series. Appealing protagonists, fighting an impossible love, and settling for friendship instead. Mood change halfway through not just in the plot but within their relationship. Everything was darker and more sinister, the story, their marriage, Henry the man himself. Gone was the affable charming witty gentleman with the fanciful waistcoats and in ...more
Julie Sheppard
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’ve not read Ms. Braden before, gift yourself an early Christmas present. This young lady is an outstanding plot developer, scene setter, and narrator. Her dialogue is witty, sharp, and intelligent, and the different voice of each character rings true. Thankfully, Ms. Braden is light on the angst, but provides enough turmoil for her characters to keep the story gripping.
“Confessions of a Dangerous Lord” is the latest offering in the Rescued from Ruin series. The great thing about this seri
In Love with Elisa writing...once again.

Maureen & Henry become one of my favourite couple. Their love was so intense, so pure. Enjoyed all their scenes so much. Hope there were more.
Realy enjoy all my previous characters interaction in this book. It is 7th in series but can be read alone.
It was perfect...all the ingredients were there to make it delivious romance book.
I like Henry more than Maureen, or I wish writer give Maureen character more depth. Was expecting some more action from he
Diane Dyke
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
If you want a brilliant regency romance then look no further, this is my "go to" author. I have read all the books in this series and although I have loved them all, this was my favourite so far. Elisa's novels just keep getting better and better and her regency men darker and darker. I really enjoy the adventures, the romance and the comedy humour /advice administered by the indomitable Dowager Machioness Wallingham. The best bits are undoubtedly watching her ever tougher regency men lose their ...more
Cynthia Houser
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Spectacular! Another book in this series that I didn't want to put down. The characters are fabulous even the villains. I was dreading the end of the book, because I didn't want the series to be over. You will enjoy Henry and Maureen 's story. She is sweet and naive and Henry loves her fiercely. Great book! Great series!
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
"'Two strapping men testing one another in a battle of strength and will? Hmm, yes. How brutish. Step aside, dear boy. You are blocking my view.'
- The Dowager Marchioness of Wallingham to her son, Charles, on an otherwise uneventful stroll in Hyde Park."

Wow! Who would have thought Dunston with the fun waistcoats would be such a possessive alpha?

Contrary to the previous books, here we have a couple who have been in love with each other for the past two years. It was a breath of fresh air
Great romance and mystery....

I remember the day I started reading Elisa Braden. I was bored with historical, my fav author had retired, I was searching so hard for a Brenda Joyce Bragg book, new to SM, and kindle and along the way I found her first book. I've been caught up ever since. I adore historical series. My favorite book by this author will always be the Devil is a Marquis but this comes close!

Great mystery, a return of some of our favorite supporting characters, we get families, babies
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It just gets better and better

I am so happy to have stumbled upon this series through my library's ebook site. Now, I have purchased all of books and have read them a few times.

The author gives a balanced, well thought out plot and delivers humor, mystery and steamy love scenes in every book.

I would live to have these books in print. This author is fast becoming a favorite! I rank her with Lindsay and Garwood easily, but she has a voice and talent all her own.

This book did not disappoint!
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Friends-to-lovers is one of my least favorite tropes. I like seeing the first meeting, watching the heroine and hero get to know one another. Because this story is friends-to-lovers, I put it off. Which was a dumb thing to do, because this was an amazing story.

I loved the fashionable and witty Henry, but I also love that there was a lot more to him than that. Watching him try to hunt down the villain poisoning people was riveting. I also loved his protective side, although that did a
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Tour de Force

I have loved all of Elisa's books, but this one is the best of them all. She writes with elegance, humor, passion and scandalous wit. Not just a romance, this book has danger and intrigue woven throughout. So many times a turn of phrase had me laughing or tearing up or both at the same time, reading through my tears. The love scenes were wonderful. I loved the characters and went on the journey with them through all the ups and downs and startling revelations. I am ruined for othe
Nancy B
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great read! I’m a fan of Elisa Braden’s writing. This is book seven of the Rescued from Ruin series but you don’t have to have read the other books as this is a stand-alone novel. It is rare that a book can draw me into a story and make me feel a range of emotions from laughter to tears but this book does just that.
The hero of this book is Henry Thorpe, Earl of Dunston. He portrays a devil may care Earl but to quote the Dowager Marchioness of Wallingham he has “hidden depths”. The
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am seriously just in love with Elisa Braden's books, and this one is no different. I liked Henry and Maureen and their tale. This book was an easy read, nothing too frustrating as far as the relationship. It was actually quite sweet and easy to see these two together. I started the book yesterday and finished it this morning because I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait to keep reading more about all the fun characters we've been introduced to. Again, favorite author and a wonderful serie ...more
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Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. ...more

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Rescued from Ruin (9 books)
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  • Desperately Seeking a Scoundrel (Rescued from Ruin, #3)
  • The Devil Is a Marquess (Rescued from Ruin, #4)
  • When a Girl Loves an Earl (Rescued from Ruin, #5)
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