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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Growing up with four unruly brothers has made Freyja Bedwyn far bolder than most society ladies. From feisty manner to long, tumbling hair, Lady Freyja is pure fire - a woman who seeks both adventure and freedom.

Adventure soon finds her on a visit to Bath, when a handsome stranger bursts into Freyja's room and entreats her to hide him. His name is Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, a man with a hell-raising reputation of his own who is quickly intrigued by the independent beauty. So intrigued, in fact, that he makes her a surprising request: to pose as his fiancée and help thwart his family's matchmaking schemes.

For two people determined to be free, it's the perfect plan, until passion blindsides them both. For as Joshua sets out to achieve his complete seduction of Freyja, a woman who has sworn off love is in danger of losing the one thing she never expected to give again: her heart.

©2003 Mary Balogh (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"With its impeccable plotting and memorable characters, Balogh's book raises the bar for Regency romances." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Freyia Finally!

Finally Freyia's story! Love the third book in the series starring the oldest Bedwyn daughter. It started with a fake engagement that ended in marriage. Well worth the credit, a great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Humorous and Entertaining Book

If you could sum up Slightly Scandalous in three words, what would they be?

Funny, high-spirited, exciting!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slightly Scandalous?

That's a tall order for a book chock-full of memorable moments. I'll start at the beginning when a man enters Freyja Bedwyn's room at an Inn on her journey to Bath wanting a place to hide. Encountering the same man in Bath she socks him in the nose for a supposed transgression.

Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

I liked both Freyja Bedwyn and Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, equally well. They played off each others personality for a humorous and enjoyable listen.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were several moments in the book that evoked emotions; laughter, anger, etc.

Any additional comments?

The Bedwyn series have all been exceedingly entertaining but I think this book is my favorite.

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Unbelievable

Honestly, I wish that one of these romances would have an unhappy or more humble realistic ending. Turning a guy away, will eventually have him turn to someone else. Just once I would like to see/read someone eat humble pie.

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best one yet<br />

I really liked this book, this book has been the best one in the series so far. makes me look forward to the next ones in the series

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My favorite out of the series.

This book was so lively. I enjoyed the characters so much especially firecracker free. I can't wait to see what's in store for Morgan.

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excellent

I read these because of the narrator. she is wonderful. I really enjoyed this series.

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Terrific.

Loving this series. First class writing and of course the best narration. Great family and couple.

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Absolutely wonderful

It was a perfect historical romance. It was such a meaningful story I cried in happiness toward the end and don't know that I have ever done that more than a few times throughout a lifetime of daily reading. Narration was perfect, as usual, and can't say enough about the story. Can't wait to read the next in this series.

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A Bedwyn Win

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and she delivers splendidly once again.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this installment of the series. I appreciated that Mary Balogh remained true to Freyja's character throughout the book while simultaneously giving her layers that added depth and relatability. The romance was compelling in that the first initial encounters between the protagonists were conflictual with just the right amount of tension to carry the romance forward, and when things did heat up, they sizzled. Joshua was a perfect mix of gentleman and rake so that he was a worthy male counterpart to Freyja. I always enjoy the addition of the other Bedwyn's as minor characters, and this book brought so many of them into the folds, it was a nice treat. Definitely recommend if you like the Bedwyn series, Mary Balogh, and/or historical romance.

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 05-05-17

Entertaining Story

Any additional comments?

This is a fun book. The H/h are both likable and the story is fun. The book kept me engaged the entire time. It is a good addition to the series but is also a good stand alone book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-25-18

Fabulous

Really loving this saga absolutely draws you in each book I read definitely recommended to all