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A Dangerous Man (Zebra Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2008

4.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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About the Author

Janmarie Anello pens historical romance novels set in the elegant world of Regency England, where courageous heroes and daring heroines fight for their love and their happy ending. Like the characters in her stories, Janmarie believes in love at first sight and happily ever after. How could she not, when she knew within minutes of meeting her husband that he was the rogue for her? Together they have two fabulous children and two rambunctious golden retrievers. A native New Englander, Janmarie loves the changing seasons, sharing long, leisurely dinners with family and friends, and hearing from her readers. Please visit Janmarie on the web at www.janmarieanello.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Zebra Historical Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; First Edition edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420100017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420100013
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,708,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm reviewing this because I'm so angry I wasted my $3.99. I really hate these romance novels that end up having hardly any romance and instead center on the villain. I mean, I'm reading a romance for a better emotion than anger/irritation throughout the book. I'd more accurately say the book is about Rachel instead of it being about Leah and the Duke and its central theme is maliciousness and evil rather than romance.
It's fine to have a conflict, some evil person etc but please don't make the story completely about him/her cos there is then no point in the romance. I've read hundreds of romance novels with jealous women/evil characters etc that manage to insert them without taking center stage and relegating the romance to a corner.
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This is a fast moving, enjoyable but flawed romance.
The author uses the dependable plot of a nobleman blackmailed into a marriage with a nefarious tradesman's innocent daughter. Wealthy Cotton Mill Owner, Thaddeus Jamison, has discovered a truly shocking Wexton family secret. If Richard, the Duke of St. Austin, refuses to marry Jamison's daughter, Leah, then Thaddeus will "reveal all" and precipitate a terrible scandal.
Richard unwillingly proposes, Leah unwillingly accepts. Can this marriage of inconvenience bring happiness to it's coerced participants?
This situation offers ample opportunity for misunderstandings, class prejudices, and uncomfortable social interactions. The characters will need to forgive, forget and foster new loyalties. Unfortunately, the author doesn't develop these themes.
Instead she introduces an alarming array of subplots which result in a confused narrative of thinly resolved occurances and tragedies.
Richard and Leah have more personal baggage than a post-chaise boot.
The Duke's brother, Gregory, is self-destructive with addiction issues. His sister-in-law, Rachel, is a delusional, lustful harpy. His best friend, Pierce, is a womanizing wastrel who intends to marry an heiress for her dowry.
Leah has her own problems. Her sister, Catherine, was seduced and abandoned and then turned out of the house by Thaddeus Jamison. Catherine and her child have been missing for years. Leah loves her friend, Alexander, but he is deemed unsuitable by her father. Her unloving father is a cruel, manipulative social climber, who uses his daughter to advance his social position.
Add a scheming ex-mistress, suicide and murder attempts, a betrayal, a cuckolding, two paternity questions and charity work in the dangerous slums of St. Giles.
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Leah Jamison is the daughter of a cold, manipulative wealthy merchant. A man who has already tossed aside one daughter who failed to please him. Leah's father connives to blackmail Richard Wexton, the Duke of St. Austin, into marrying Leah to save a beloved member of his family from ruinous scandal. Leah's affections and hopes are already turned in another direction and she has no desire to be forced into a marriage. Her first meeting with the Duke, in which she is informed of her imminent marriage, is frighteningly intense. She is immediately physically drawn to the Duke, but is also put off by his cold, remote manner. The Duke in turn is captivated by Leah's beauty and seemingly innocent regard. They are quickly married and Leah is thrust into the Duke's elevated world. Leah struggles to fit in and to understand the Duke's convoluted family. His sister-in-law, the beautiful but venal Dowager Duchess, his beloved niece and his never do well brother. The Duke struggles to fight his growing regard for Leah and to keep from her the secret which led to their hasty marriage.

The book is well written, the characters well drawn and the story line interesting. Some of the secondary characters could have been fleshed out a bit better and perhaps only one or two of the secondary stories should have been included so they could be more fully explored. That said, the book was quite interesting and well worth reading. I look forward to reading Ms. Anello's next effort.
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This book sets off with a good start...but somewhere in between I started losing interest for a little while. I think the heroine (Leah) did not know him long enough to fall in love. They met each other and within two days she starts saying I love you? The book was pretty good but some parts were just not believable. The sex scenes were not detailed enough and short. During the sex scenes the author never describes the hero's release you only read about the heroine's satisfaction....what was that about? However, there was a good twist to the story. It has a pretty good ending. Oh yeah...there was nothing dangerous about the hero (Richard).
Actually, I thought him to be a little wimpy because he allowed his ex to get away with so much mischief.
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Richard Wexton the Duke of St. Austin was blackmailed by Leah's father. He was a rich mill owner. Richard finally agrees and gave her two days to marry him.Richard worries constantly that his secret will come out
Leah is disliked intensely by Rachel who is the widow of his brother Eric. She has a daughter and they both live with Richard. She still thinks she will end up with Richard. Leah loves his daughter but wants Rachel to leave . She asks Richard but he says.Rachel will stay.
Richard had lived a wild life while married to his first wife and up to this marriage. He found himself having feelings for Leah she was already in love with him.
This book has a few villains , attempted murders beside the growing love story. I think you need to read the book only touched on some highlights. I am going to read another book by this author
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