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A Dangerous Love

by Sabrina Jeffries

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Series: Swanlea Spinsters (1)

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He was playing a dangerous masquerade...Griff Knighton′s found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea′s daughters: he′ll swap identities with his man of affairs during their next visit to Swan Park, and be free to pursue his own desires! After all, he′s not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title. But Griff didn′t reckon on the brazen, voluptuous Rosalind, who could tempt even a saint into sinning, and Griff is no saint. She was determined to unmask him...… (more)
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Great angst. Loved the characters. I wish there had been a bit more focus of the angst on Rosalind's supposed plainness, but she was vulnerable and insecure on that front so it played nicely into one of my favorite tropes. On to the next in the series! ( )
  PNRList | Aug 15, 2018 |
A Dangerous Love
3 Stars

While slow to start, the story picks up speed 1/3 of the way in and is entertaining overall despite the secret keeping and runaway heroine tropes that often rub me the wrong way.

Griff and Rosalind are likable enough and their sex scenes are well-written and steamy. Nevertheless, it is actually Helena and Daniel's opposites attract chemistry that is most intriguing. Looking forward to reading their story. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Never have I ever more deservedly given a book 3 stars. Let’s do this pro/con style.

PRO:
Lovely, lively, intelligent, robust, loyal, protective, self-sufficient heroine.
CON:
Total asshole, deceitful, easy to anger, belligerent hero.

PRO:
Use of the word cock!
CON:
Use of the word honeypot! :(((

PRO:
Wonderful side characters. Hell, I cared more about the hinted at romance for the second book than I did this one.
CON:
The sex was WAY too dubiously consensual and always seemed to be the hero’s way of shutting up the heroine. And it worked. :(

PRO:
DANIELLLLLLLLL.
CON:
Daniel’s not the hero. Sigh.



Marsden Griffin “Griff” Knighton runs Knighton Trading, only second in success to the East India Company. He’s also (falsely) labeled a bastard by society (and the law?). You see, his uncle stole his parents’ marriage certificate after the chapel in Gretna Green burned down and denied him his birthright. For the majority of the book you don’t know why, and it doesn’t really make a huge difference in the end. But there ya have it.

Only now the, not so rightful, Earl of Swanlea has offered Griff proof of his legitimacy … if he’ll marry one of his daughters, The Swanlea Spinsters. (Though one of them is 17, so really, poor girl don’t deserve the label.) Griff, in no hurry to do anything to please the Earl, devises a plan that involves his right hand man, Daniel, posing as him and charming the girls while Griff searches high and low for the marriage certificate in secret.

Rosalind is the middle daughter of the Earl of Swanlea, elder sister to Juliet, and younger sister to Helena. Clearly, their father is a huge fan of Shakespeare and passed that passion onto Rosalind herself. Much of the banter between Griff and Rosalind involves quoting Mr. Shakespeare. Though, at one point, Griff notes that it wouldn’t kill Rosalind to branch out a little bit.

Rosalind and Griff have a meet cute that involves her brandishing a sword and shield and mistaking him for a gypsy (author’s words) thief. It’s actually a nice meet cute, but to say they get off on the wrong foot is an understatement. Rosalind doesn’t for one moment believe that Griff’s intentions are innocent in snooping about the estate, and Griff constantly underestimates how intelligent Rosalind is.

It is a lovely book. I just have as many quibbles with it as I have enjoyable aspects. I really cannot forgive the dubious nature of the sex scenes. Just one sex scene that wasn’t the result of trying to end and argument would’ve been so very, very nice. And one sex scene that he didn’t drag her into it by undressing her as she protested ALSO would’ve been really appreciated. Also, please never use the word honeypot for a vagina. Just. Don’t. Ever. Do. It.

But when they weren’t having sex, I enjoyed their banter and I really did love Rosalind and her sisters and Daniel. I just have never wished for a better hero quite so hard as I did with this one. ( )
  dukedukegoose | Jan 26, 2015 |
rabck from JudyJoy Racy regency romance. The earl is determined to marry off one of his daughters to Knighton to make sure they're provided for. Only they don't want any part of his scheme. Determined to make up his own mind, Knighton and his man-of-affairs, Daniel, switch places. And Griff (aka Knighton) falls in love with Rosalind. But she leaves him, when she discovers that he's really after some papers of her father's, not her. And he almost loses her, until he discovers that's not the only reason he wants to stay in Swanlea. ( )
  nancynova | Mar 18, 2014 |
review to follow! ( )
  Dbookwhore | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Maroney, VanessaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwinn, AndreaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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He was playing a dangerous masquerade...Griff Knighton′s found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea′s daughters: he′ll swap identities with his man of affairs during their next visit to Swan Park, and be free to pursue his own desires! After all, he′s not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title. But Griff didn′t reckon on the brazen, voluptuous Rosalind, who could tempt even a saint into sinning, and Griff is no saint. She was determined to unmask him...

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