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Young Maggie Brown traveled to a seaside resort, hoping to forget the pain of her mother's recent death. She never imagined her bittersweet sojourn would land her in a mysterious stranger's embrace, or that he would leave her with only memories. But then, by chance, she was reunited with the man she so adored -- one who had given her his heart, but not his name.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published 2000)
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Rane
The death of her mother has put a heavy weight upon Maggie Brown’s heart and with more troubles lingering, Maggie and her and her mother’s long time friend decide to get away from it all for a few days, when a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, sets her young heart turning to love, she knows it will be a short romance that will live in her heart forever, as she and her stranger part ways. When she returns to London she’s forced to sell herself in order to save herself and her home from ...more
Patrícia
RATING: 2.5 stars.

A minha primeira experiência com Cheryl Holt não correu muito bem. O seu livro "Total Surrender" tornou-se dos poucos que não consegui acabar, devido tanto à história, que para mim era bastante banal e tema de imensos livros (muito melhores) do género, como à escrita que achei sinceramente estranha e demasiado dramática.

O dramatismo excessivo foi também uma das coisas que me desapontou neste livro. Retirou realismo à história e fez com que as personagens parecessem pouco ajuiza
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Paula
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorei este livro. Habitualmente em romances de época vemos a dificuldade da mulher em encontrar um marido adequado em que o amor esteja presente. Neste livro adorei ver a posição dificil do homem naquele tempo,em que também ele era obrigado a seguir as normas e pôr de lado o amor. Recomendo.
Titinha Scaeiro
A 5ª estrela não "nasceu", porque "conheci" o homem mais idiota dos livros de já li de época... 3:)
Ana Luisa
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cheryl Holt é uma das minhas autoras favoritas e tem sempre um lugar especial na minha estante. Não há um único livro, publicado em português, que não conste da minha lista de aquisições. É uma autora fantástica, com um humor fantástico e que sempre nos surpreende com as suas histórias.

Este livro não fugiu ao que acabei de dizer, na verdade com esta história tudo o que eu pensava antes da autora foi superado. Foi, sem dúvida, um dos melhores livros de Cher
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Kim
Loved it. It wasn't perfect and sometimes the heroine and hero did stupid things but in the end it was pretty good. It held my interest and was hard to put down.

I am going to say good-grovel in my shelves but, to me good grovel means the hero paid the price for his terrible treatment to the heroine. I would of liked to have seen the hero suffer more (I guess I'm mean like that) but that rarely occurs in a book. (maybe my idea of men suffering for their terrible treatment to the heroine is more
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Trewen
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, historical
4 1/2 star.
I was hesitant about reading Cheryl Holt for some reason. I'm not sure why!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I was so engaged that I stayed up WAY too late reading. I just had to find out
what was going to happen next and how the author was going to pull it all off.
I knocked off a half star for the repetitive cliches phrases. My own pet peeve.
Angie Outland
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
Only My Love by Cheryl Holt is a wonderful book. It is a stand-a-alone novel, but is connected to other books by Cheryl. If you enjoy 1800s historical romances that are well written and include graphic love scenes and drama between two people who love each other, this book is for you! I enjoy reading historical romances. I must say this one will be one of my favorites. It is a dramatic story about 19 year-old Maggie Brown, who is left to support herself in London after her mother dies. In order ...more
Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
O melhor livro de sempre da autora ! Muito muito bom.

Crítica detalhada em breve no Blog Os Livros Nossos
Sandra

Que desilusão! :(
Alycia
This was my first Cheryl Holt read and I thoroughly enjoyed this one and recommend this fabulous read to all historical romance fans.

Adam St. Clair, Marquis of Belmont is tired of being the number one catch. He longs to get away from empty headed debutants and their match making mammas. He is miserable in his life because of the duty he puts on himself for his family, title, and peerage. Determined not to be like his father, his lot in life is a sad one, although self inflicted. One evening his
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Minna
Jan 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
I did not care for this book. It played out like a soap opera, in a BAD way. It was also not historically accurate in the least.

Romantic or not, Adam and Maggie (let alone James and Anne) would never have been accepted as a married couple. I've read romances where a similar situation was worked out, and the issues pro and con (mainly con) were always addressed. In this story, these issues weren't mentioned by anyone but the mother, and were quickly swept under the table as irrelevant. And okay,
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Cristina
This is the second book I read of Cheryl Holt and I believe that both stories have common aspects. Furthermore, I think the narrative is somehow predictable and the descriptions are somehow vulgar.

When Maggie and Anne decide to go on vacation for two weeks, they expected only days off. However, after learning about Adam and James St. Clair, their remaining vacation days take another tone. Days of romance, passion and promise...

But Maggie's life takes another turn when Adam St. Clair takes her as
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Mariazita
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorei este livro,posso dizer que foi para mim mais um maravilhoso livro de Cheryl Holt.
Um romance intenso , sofrido e que vai quebrar muitas convenções da época .
Maggie Brown depois da morte da sua mãe ,um cortesã muito conhecida, resolve passar um tempo de férias com uma amiga da sua mãe também ela uma antiga cortesã numa estância balnear.Também o marquês de Belmonte e o seu irmão Adam vão passar uns dias a mesma estância, e com nomes falsos pois querem fugir a pressão da sociedade e dos titul
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Ivonne
Gostei do início, mas 2/3 do livro foi o descalabro total.
Opinião: http://epifania-de-letras.blogspot.pt...
Adeselna
Sep 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook
DNF: Cada vez que me spoilam odeio mais o livro de morte. Holt never again! Vou ler autoras fixes que sabm escrever personagens e plots coerentes.
♥ Beth
Sep 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My favorite of all Cheryl Holt's books!! I absolutely LOVED this!! It is a must read!

5+++
Nélia Rosa
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de não ser o meu género de leitura, gostei bastante. Foi uma agradável surpresa.
Lani
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-female
I loved this book when I was a young teenager. I don't know if it would hold up if I read it again after almost 10 years but I would easily list it as my favorite romance novel to date.
Cheryl Tollestrup
Apr 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining!
Ayu Wirdha
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Spazfungus
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
it was okay, the problems between the couple aren't as contrived as some regency romances, and are understandable due to the character's stubbornness. nothing in the plot is unexpected, so a quick brainless read. Cover is steamier than the scenes.


***spoiler summary***
maggie's mother (a prostitute) passes away, she and anne (a prostitute) decide to take a vacation, meet marquis belmont and his brother under false identities. each falls in love, they all separate without reveling who they are. In
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Liliana Pinto
Este é o primeiro e, provavelmente, o último livro que leio de Cheryl Holt.

A relação entre Maggie e o idiota do marquês de Belmont é tudo o que uma relação não deve ser: abusiva, enganadora, possessiva. Maggie é uma menina. Sem tirar nem pôr. Uma menina que se deixou fascinar por um homem mais velho e atraente. Uma menina que sofreu por um homem que a colocou sempre em 2º lugar em detrimento da boa vida e dos seus "deveres" como marquês. Mas o que é um título em comparação com o verdadeiro amor?
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Mary
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book with a little apprehension, thinking that it was going to be a predictable read. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the story of Adam and Maggie very touching.

Adam is headed for a life of strict protocol, one that does not provide any any room for anything out of the ordinary. But a chance meeting with the beautiful Maggie has him learning new sensations and experiences. He is tempted to forget his family duties and upbringing to pursue a happier existence with Ma
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Vanessa Montês
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestaram-me
4,5**

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Acho que de todas as personagens a que gostei menos foi a de Adam. Compreendo que a sua maneira de ser esteja relacionada com a maneira como fora criando desde bebé, mas este para um homem que supostamente tinha uma opinião fixa para tudo, estava sempre a mudar de ideias relativamente a Maggie e à relação que queria com esta. Ora era perfeito estar com ela, ora queria afastar-se... Foi uma personagem demasiado indecisa ao longo de todo o livro e deve ter sido a personagem que gostei me
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✦⟣Kelly⟢✦
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
A really enjoyable book. Maggie is the daughter of a mistress. Her mother dies. She and her friend Anne are given three months to move out by her the man who own the house that he provided for Maggie's mother. They had booked a holiday at the beach already and that is where they met Adam and James. Adam and James decided on a lark to get away from all of the marriage minded girls of the Season and take a trip to the beach. They lied about their names and who they were. Adam met Maggie when she w ...more
Lizzy
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Bom...não me impressionou. O livro é consideravelmente comportado para uma autora que se consagrou pelo erotismo. O início carismático e envolvente não mantém seu ritmo até o fim. A heroína é vítima de uma sociedade machista e preconceituosa. O herói é demasiadamente indeciso, cheio de si e demora a superar seus preconceitos. O desfecho é satisfatório, mas confesso que esperava muito mais..."
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CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. She is hailed as the undisputed "Queen" of erotic romance, as well as the international "Queen of Villains". She has numerous national writing awards to her credit and is particularly proud to have been named "Best Storyteller of the Year" by Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine. The magazine also selected her ...more
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