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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Onyx (MM) (April 20 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451400496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451400499
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,635,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By "alessa9" on March 10 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Yet another great book by the talented Lisa Kleypas...
Rosalie seems a bit too naive in the beginning, but as she blossoms under Randall's protection, she becomes more secure and aware of the world. The book is filled with passionate scenes, but also has a particular scene that touches the heart. As they fight the adversitites to stay together, they also realize that the only thing that matters is each other.
The back cover of the book reads: "'Love, be still,' he whispered, and slipped one arm around her back as he wonderingly stroked her yielding flesh, arousing her with the sensitive brush of his fingers. 'You're perfect...' Beautiful young Rosalie Bellau was swept up into an aristocratic world of luxury, license and intricate intrigue when the most notorious and handsome rake in London, Lord Randall Berkeley, abducted her in the belief that she was any man's for the taking. Before he realized his mistake, he had branded her with his desire--and lost his heart to this girl so unlike any he had ever known. Both Rosalie, waking to womanhood, and Sir Randall, learning the power of love, were in the dark about each other--until the flames of passion lit their way through a labyrinth of danger...to the dazzling heights of ecstasy..."
S.
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By "alessa9" on March 10 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you want to read more about Rosalie and Randall's story, don't miss FOREVER MY LOVE.
FOREVER MY LOVE is Mireille Germain's story. In it, you also encounter Mireille's brother once again, bent on creating more trouble!
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
First book by Kleypas... and it shows... (D Grade) Feb. 10 2003
By Katie Babs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
From the back:
Beautiful young Rosalie Belleau was swept into an aristocratic world of luxury, license and intricate intrigue when the most notorious and handsome rake in London, Lord Randall Berkeley, abducted her in the belief that she was any man's for the taking. Before he realized his mistake, he had branded her with his desire- and lost his heart to this girl...

I believe this was Kleypas's first book written and it shows how far she has come as a writer. There are many problems with this book, including the hero raping the heroine in the first 70 pages and Rosalie accompaning Rand to France even though he violated her violently. Yet she soon falls in love with him and passion insues between them both. There are one-dimensional villians and a storyline that is boring and tecious along with love scenes that the reader has seen over and over. (yawn)
If you are a fan of Kleypas you will probably be disappointed in this book because her newer ones are exceptionally written. Skip this one. Not one of her best.

Katiebabs
26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Where Passion Leads March 10 2000
By "alessa9" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Yet another great book by the talented Lisa Kleypas...
Rosalie seems a bit too naive in the beginning, but as she blossoms under Randall's protection, she becomes more secure and aware of the world. The book is filled with passionate scenes, but also has a particular scene that touches the heart. As they fight the adversitites to stay together, they also realize that the only thing that matters is each other.
The back cover of the book reads: "'Love, be still,' he whispered, and slipped one arm around her back as he wonderingly stroked her yielding flesh, arousing her with the sensitive brush of his fingers. 'You're perfect...' Beautiful young Rosalie Bellau was swept up into an aristocratic world of luxury, license and intricate intrigue when the most notorious and handsome rake in London, Lord Randall Berkeley, abducted her in the belief that she was any man's for the taking. Before he realized his mistake, he had branded her with his desire--and lost his heart to this girl so unlike any he had ever known. Both Rosalie, waking to womanhood, and Sir Randall, learning the power of love, were in the dark about each other--until the flames of passion lit their way through a labyrinth of danger...to the dazzling heights of ecstasy..."
S.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Inexplicably horrific first novel of an otherwise great author Feb. 15 2014
By Addicted to books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was very interested to read the first book by one of my top favourite authors however I just couldn't continue after the first 40 pages. I just can't face any further of this horror despite my devotion to this otherwise wonderful writer. The start is poor and annoying, going from bad to horrible where the supposed hero RAPES the heroine. There can be no misinterpretations - this is not a non-consensual sex fantasy, this is a rape. The author then proceeds with the dialogue that is very popular with convicted rappers these days in the vein of "you know you want it" which angered and annoyed me beyond belief. Other reviews I've read mention some redeeming qualities but I simply can't face another line of this utter horror. Unbelievable plot, poor dialogue, unlikable characters - this book is a universe away from Smooth Talking Stranger, Rain shadow Road or It happened one Autumn. The idea that a woman could fall in love with a perpetrator of a worst imaginable crime against her is beyond idiotic.

Stay away if you are a fan of Lisa Kleypas in order to avoid disappointment.

My real rating:
-5 stars
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Needs revisions Aug. 4 2014
By SIS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book has the potential of being good but it needs some revisions. A lot of details are given initially which add nothing to the story or to the plot. Moreover, the storyline seems to be dragging on and on when it could be briefer. More detail should be added to the characters' line of thinking. Otherwise not a badly written story. Revise it and bring it out in electronic format.
Written too long ago... Nov. 30 2014
By Romanzwriter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As other reviewers have mentioned, this book begins with when the hero rapes the heroine. I set it down a little while after I read this because as other's have mentioned, it was horrific. The hero starts out with NOTHING to recommend him. He was actually going to let another thug rape her first, but because she was knocked into him, he decides to take her home and pay the thug off. His character is portrayed like a villain would be in a novel written today (2014).
But when I looked at the year the book was written and thought back to some of the popular tv and book themes at that time, it's not really surprising that Kleypas wrote a book like this. this was the age of "Luke and Laura" of General Hospital - a super popular couple that got together after Luke raped Laura. It was also the era of romance books written with hard hearted men that only showed their feelings near the end of a novel.
So I picked the book up and finished it. Of course with most novels you have to suspend belief in one way or another, but reading about a hero who's character was so rotten that would strangely take the girl he'd raped on a working trip (he worked for the government) and start having remorse for his actions and become her protector (he would not touch her...well, not until much later) was like reading a script from the twilight zone! And yes, this book was looooong. You could take out 100 pages and still be reading for hours.
Could this book be edited and re-released? I think it could. I actually wish it could. The book would work if she would take out the rape and still take the girl with him to france, slowly falling in love with her.
Alas! I don't think it will happen since this book is so old and never released on ebook.
My advice: Don't read it. It is a hard image to get out of your head and you'll never forgive the hero for what he did, no matter how much he redeems himself.

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