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(Braddock-Black #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  744 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The award-winning, bestselling author of Pure Sin and Outlaw entices us once more into a world of sensual fantasy.

Countess Angela de Grae seemed to have everything a woman could want: wealth, position, and an exquisite beauty that had once bewitched even the Prince of Wales. But from the moment the dashing American playboy and adventurer Kit Braddock laid eyes on the legen
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Fanfare
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The Braddock-Black series, book 4 of 5.

Braddock-Black series
Book 4
Formats: Kindle & paperback in both US/UK

The Braddock-Black family saga, started in book 1 with its matriarch Jon Hazard Black; an Absarokee Indian chief, Harvard educated attorney, rich and successful business man, land & mine owner, gorgeous and sexy playboy meeting the beyond rich heiress Blaze Braddock. Together they have amassed fortune and power, equally respected AND hat
Nov 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Brazen is my favorite Susan Johnson book. It's classic Susan Johnson - erotic historical romance with extremeley handsome, wealthy & arrogant hero and a beyond beautiful heroine. The author's historical romances tend to follow the same pattern, and as such, after reading half a dozen or so of her books, she fell off my TBR list. But I consider this book her best work. I loved it. I read it ages ago, and still think of it as an amazing book with scorching hot sex scenes and great emotion, and sti ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS FIRE. COUNTESS DE GRAE IS FIRE. THE BEST HR I'VE READ. Finished in less than 24 hours. ...more
April Brookshire
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
3.5 out of 5 stars

Like the second book in the Braddock Black series (Forbidden), this story is intelligently written with characters and dialogue that go beyond the usual love/hate relationship between the hero and heroine.

The hero, Kit Braddock, is a wealthy playboy and adventurer who falls in love with Countess Angela de Grae. The problem? She's married with two children to a sadistic earl. Angela is also one of the most beautiful women in Europe and has had her share of lovers and experience
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-owned
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Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantica
This was surely an unconventional romance novel. The hero Kit Braddock was younger than the heroine Countess Angela de Grae who was as sexually knowledgeable as her lover. Besides she was married and had two children. And the era was different, too. Mostly romance novels take place in the Regency period or earlier. The story here starts in 1896. I commend Johnson for the historical background information you get including the various contraception methods possible at the time and the divorce law ...more
Rebecca Huston
One of the few SJ novels that I really like. Besides the hero is red-haired, all too rare in novels. However, be warned that the erotica in this one is pretty heavy, so not for the prudish or young.
Jan 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Couldn't get past the seventh chapter ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
No one to blame but myself for picking this one up.
Kim Thebwordpoet
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Brazen is about the passionate relationship between Countess Angela De Grae and American playboy Kit Braddock."

“VERY hot read! I like the intense scenes between Angela and Kit but in the end, it really didn't seem likely that Kit would change his playboy ways. He'd always be special to Angela, and he was good for sex, but he didn't qualify as being good enough to completely be publicly part of her world. Plus she had some major flaws herself; she was rich; SPOILED; and controlling - which ultim
May 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
I read this as a "palate cleanser" between two heavy WWII books...I generally think Susan Johnson's books are a decent escape...but the writing in this one was completely overwrought, it didn't even sound like her usual style. The dialogue was awful, half the time it didn't even make sense. Or in the (made up) words of Baby May, "Me tinked da talky pawts was wedikleeus." ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I adored the first three Braddock-Black books (Blaze, Silver Flame, Forbidden) more. Chronologically this is the last in the series, and still very enjoyable. Kit Braddock falls hard and never really looks back. Characters were a little less developed than prior books and just less depth.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
It was very slow and I wish it had more substance like Rosemary Rogers old books. I guess the hunt is still on for a good author who writes like the old days and not this fluff and marshmallow stuff.
Feb 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was the first romance book that I have ever read. I love this book and its one of my all time favorites
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have loved this series. I go really really long stretches between reading it but the stories are great and the characters are too. The author provides such great background info about her research after the book that I found fascinating as well. Kit was lovable and Angela was a great match for him. Totally enjoyed this all the way through.
Judith Sherrod
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Although I have given this book five stars, I have some issues with it. The storyline was great. The excessive amount of sex almost killed it. And I like Susan Johnson's writing. Oh, well, in to the next one.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: eng, historical, romance
Need a break from Johnson, can't enjoy the books anymore, but don't know what to replace her with. ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't bad. I like the way she portrays the sex scenes far better than any other writer! I only wish she gave a little more buildup towards the two lead characters jumping in bed together. ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF. This took place in 1896.

Kit was a wealthy American ( diamonds & shipping) who
kept friends with benefits on his yacht. Angela was a
voluptuous English beauty countess, separated from her
pedophile husband. She counted the Prince of Wales as a
prior conquest.

I lost interest in this story, a 1st for one of Susan's books.
Susan is way more capable than this book indicated. Most
characters herein lacked morals & had an agenda. IE H
said to h "I came here to be serviced" & her reply was
"men are
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
I thought I've found new Judith McNaught so I was beyond myself. Unfortunately, that is impossible. There was too much sex for 500 pages. And when all is about him screwing her vice versa, my interest is back to my fridge. ...more
Isabel Mansfield
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great Read
The sex was wild but the romance felt really underdeveloped
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
3.5 stars. An erotic historical romance that's entertaining and decadently lush. ...more
Oct 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Hero is younger than the heroine...great twist.
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