Dangerous to Kiss Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Fast-paced and full of surprises, Thornton's (Dangerous to Love) latest novel is an exciting story of romance, mystery, and adventure set in England during the Napoleonic Wars. In the prologue, Deborah Weyman and Quentin, the eight-year-old boy in her charge, witness the murder of the boy's father, Gilbert Barrington. Deborah, who does not see the murderer clearly, hears Barrington address his killer as "Lord Kendal" and is horrified to find that she and Kendal have been named as Quentin's guardians. Fearing that Kendal will kill Quentin to silence him, she takes the boy, assumes a false identity and goes into hiding. Kendal, upon learning that Deborah has abducted Quentin, assumes that she had something to do with Barrington's death and with the espionage Barrington had been about to uncover. He sets out to apprehend her and, when he does, she proves to be a worthy opponent. Their battle of wills is skillfully woven into a complex plot that exuberantly carries the reader through abductions, unmaskings, blackmail and murder. Thornton's firm control of her plot, her graceful prose and her witty dialogue make Dangerous to Kiss a pleasure to read.
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From the Publisher
"Fast-paced and full of surprises, Thornton's (Dangerous to Love) latest novel is an exciting story of romance, mystery, and adventure set in England during the Napoleonic wards . . . their (Deborah and Kendal) battle of wills is skillfully woven into a complex plot that exuberantly carries the reader through abductions, unmaskings, blackmail and murder. Thornton's firm control of her plot, her graceful prose and her witty dialogue make Dangerous to Kiss a pleasure tor read." Publishers Weekly, February 27, 1995See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
She's a woman on the run, she lies by necessity (all of which is justifiable of course!)
He's a man on a mission, to find his murdered best friend's son and catch the spy/murderer.
That's the gist of it. There are some twists and turns, but the romantic conflict does not evolve much. I'd read a book by Thornton before, and this recalled it to mind instantly. This is how the conflict is treated. Woman is wrong, man is right. Man is justified in doing pretty much anything he feels is right, because woman is wrong. Then woman is expected to forgive and forget.
To be fair, the hero, Gray was interesting and unusual as he quickly comes to grips with his feelings. He displays some understanding of the heroine's conflicting emotion. The problem is that it doesn't affect his actions. The best thing he does to meet her halfway is wait. Then he gives her an ultimatum. At the end, there is no way I could cheer for them. I hate people, (men or women) who can't question even for one second about whether they are right or not, and the hero suffered from this.
This book failed to do me in.
After her attempt to escape, she was brought to house where Grey and company did their best to 'break' her into revealing where she had hid Quentin. Even though he was acting beastly, Deborah could not help her physical attraction to Gray, nor his to her even though he thought she was an accomplice to the murder. Once they came to the realization that they were both on the same side and Quentin's welfare was for both of them their utmost concern they began to work together to try to trap the real murderer while the passion that they were feeling for each other sizzled beneath the surface.
As if finding a murderer wasn't mystery enough, Gray had to find out who Deborah really was and what else she was running from, before they could ever find a way to find each other.Read more ›
Gray knows he must do something drastic to find Miss Weyman and get Quentin away from his kidnapper. Unknown to him that Deborah believes he is the murderer, he devises a plan to kidnap Deborah and force her to inform his of Quentin's whereabouts. What he didn't expect was for the elderly governess to turn into a beautiful swan.
After realizing her mistake Deborah goes along with Gray's plan to catch her former employer's murderer. But can she keep her own secrets safe while falling deeply in love with Gray?
After reading WHISPER HIS NAME and STRANGERS AT DAWN I decided to go back and read an older book by Elizabeth Thornton. Unfortunately I wasn't as impressed. A good read but not up to par with her newest works
Most recent customer reviews
A great book from a great storyteller. An exciting beginning to this story pulls you in and doesn't let go. A mystery which you will not figure out until the end. Read morePublished on July 28 2001
I enjoy Thornton's novels very much because of the good mix of compelling characters, hot romance and twisted mistery (and I do mean "twisted"; do not look at the last... Read morePublished on March 27 2000 by Thorn