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The Dangerous Mr. Ryder (Those Scandalous Ravenhursts #1)

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He knows that escorting the haughty Grand Duchess of Maubourg to England will not be an easy task. But Jack Ryder, spy and adventurer, believes he is more than capable of managing Her Serene Highness.

He's not prepared for her beauty, her youth, or the way that her sensual warmth shines through her cold facade.

And what started as just another mission is rapidly becoming som
ebook, Harlequin Historical, #903, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Harlequin
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Leído en Enero 2010

Fue entretenido... para pasar el rato
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am recently coming back to reading historical fiction romance and did not want to get hooked into reading a series but happen to read the 3rd book, The Shocking Lord Standon, which was enough to pick my curiosity. The story of Jack and Eva really got me going and though it's a bit "too sexy" for my taste, I enjoyed it a lot. Now I'm really looking forward to read about the rest of Those Scandalous Ravenhursts - they are my kind of family!!!

After finishing this one and sleeping on it, I had to
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Wonderful beginning to a new series!. I think it will be fun getting to know the Ravenhursts.

I enjoyed the journey that Grand Duchess Eva personally travels in The Dangerous Mr.Ryder. She learns what it truly means to be a woman rather than the Grand Duchess who is always watched for any mistake. She does not need to be strong at all times. She can be herself for the first time in years. Delightful to watch the character evolve.

As for Mr. Jack Ryder, he will easily capture your heart right alo
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book has a great deal in common with Anne Gracie's The Stolen Princess. Both are about a widowed princess/duchess with a son in danger from a plotting Evil Person who wants to steal the crown. I have to say, however, that I liked this one better. While their travelling across the French countryside becomes a little tedious after two hundred pages of it, Eva is an interesting character - she is not all haughtiness. Jack has a secret side as well, although it is not terribly well developed an ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty good. 3 1/2 stars. I liked the characters and the story line. Another good Ravenhurst story. There was some suspense, a little action, steaminess, some humor, good dialog, frustrations and a good ending. Good enough to read again but not a go-to. Good for the snuggle in, cuddle up relaxing read. Enjoy
Monique Takens
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ik heb dit boek in 1 dag uitgelezen ( tot half 2 in de nacht opgebleven ). Louise Allen weet de romantiek en spanning goed in balans te houden en de held en heldin in dit verhaal zijn moedig en sexy maar tegelijkertijd
"gewone" mensen . Weer een boek van deze schrijfster om te bewaren om later nog een keer te lezen .
Linda Banche
Sep 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rip-roaring action-adventure story with a non-traditional heroine and a strong hero who respects women. And with so much love in the story, the love fairly drips off the pages. Great book: Follow on to "No Place for a Lady" author:Louise Allen Next up: "The Outrageous Lady Felsham"
Becky Black
Sep 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very enjoyable story, the first in a series (which I've totally read out of order, but never mind!) I liked both the hero and heroine and the story of their developing romance as Jack, gentleman spy, escorts Grand Duchess Eva to safety across hostile territory, was gripping and very sexy.
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This was the second book that drew me into reading historical romance genre, it is amazingly funny.
Emelie Johansson
Boken är en lätt smörig kärleksroman, men gillade de starka huvudkaraktärerna :)
Jun 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally love Louise Allen books, but she tries to pack too much into this one - from the Duchy to Grenoble to Wateloo - to exploding perfume factories to secrets vaults.
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I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction
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Other Books in the Series

Those Scandalous Ravenhursts (6 books)
  • The Outrageous Lady Felsham (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #2)
  • The Shocking Lord Standon (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #3)
  • The Disgraceful Mr. Ravenhurst (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #4)
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