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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Orphaned by England’s War of the Roses, betrayed by her half sister, Elizabeth of York, Adair Radcliffe is taken captive during a border raid and sold into servitude to Conal Bruce, the laird of Cleit. The laird seeks a housekeeper and bedmate but instead he finds that beneath the girl’s dirty, disheveled appearance is a proud and spirited violet-eyed beauty who refuse Orphaned by England’s War of the Roses, betrayed by her half sister, Elizabeth of York, Adair Radcliffe is taken captive during a border raid and sold into servitude to Conal Bruce, the laird of Cleit.
The laird seeks a housekeeper and bedmate but instead he finds that beneath the girl’s dirty, disheveled appearance is a proud and spirited violet-eyed beauty who refuses to be tamed. It is she who will teach the stubborn Scot that love recognizes neither borders nor rank Trade Paperbackpages. The Border Chronicles 1. Adair RadcliffeConal Bruce. England0 Scottish Borderlands.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Dangerous Loveplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Eastofoz rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Readers who like a lot of history droning and unrealistic eye-rolling language.
Detailed Review Summary of A Dangerous Love by Bertrice Small
From the stupider than stupid language to the unfathomably annoying historical detail I was just about ready to pull out my hair in frustration once this bit of crap was over.
Yet another life lesson learned here: Once you get past the first half the gist of the story is Laird Conal ends up buying Adair from a slave trader and they fall passionately in love —eventually, like around page of !
What were they doing for the rest of the time? Well they were retelling their story and how they got to where they were for the umpteenth time just in case dangerosu patient reader forgot.
The rehashing in this story is unbelievable. Bdrtrice wore this like shiny gold badge throughout the book —good on you sister is what you feel like saying after reading it so many times. The plot if you can manage to count them all is everywhere and the writing is worse.
You meet Adair as a 6 year old but she talks like an adult and says some of the most inane things.
There is an endless reporting of historical facts that I felt like I was reading a history text book —and a bad one at that. This is not a historical romance. Pages and pages bertrlce this stuff. Moving on to the language: What in the world is your editor being paid for?!
It comes across as lewd. Adair gets pawed more than once by the pervy future King James. Adair wants Conal to bettrice that he loves her but time and bertirce again Conal, in a stellar example of abject male stupidity, says all flabbergasted: Oh wait, the cover is very good because it actually looks like how the heroine is described. Sooosuffice it to say that this author will be not smalll appearing on my auto-buy list any time soon ; View all 40 comments.
Oct 15, Jenny Trout rated it it was ok Shelves: If you have any distaste for historical romance, she is not the author for you. If you don’t like sex scenes or long sequences of historical detail, she is not for you. And if you’ve read her other books and didn’t like them, this is definitely not the book for you. I love Bertrice Small.
She was the first romance author I ever read, and I still read her to this day. At current count, there have only been two of her books First thing first: At current count, there have only been two of her books that I’ve stopped dangerrous half-way through.
The first book of her Hetar series was the first. This is the second. It’s not that there’s anything missing from her usual formula here. Helpless but determined heroine, caught up in political intrigue when she would rather be at home with her true love, who she either doesn’t meet until two hundred pages in or is separated from for the duration of the story.
But for some reason, this one just fell flat for me. It seemed like after each tragedy Adair suffered, a little more of her bertrie fell by the wayside.
By the time she meets the hero, she’s little more than an obstinate paper doll.
She starts off incredibly intelligent and strong, and ends mean and self-serving. I guess every book can’t be “All The Sweet Tomorrows”, but I’m still disappointed, because Small’s books are usually a homerun with me. Smaol 21, Kimchi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is loge good book although im getting a little sad for her she just lost her husband and i’m wondering what else could happen now.
THe characters growed stronger through the whole book even faced with all their trials remarkable.
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This book is a keeper and it gives me a week lesson. Always move forward no maatter what is going on i my life. I needed to read this This is a good book although im getting a little sad for her she just lost her husband and i’m wondering what else could happen now. I needed to read this book at the right time. Jul 28, Lisa rated it it was amazing. A great story- one I can defintely relate to, at least from Adair’s point of view.
A proud landowner essorphaned at a young age, raised in a royal court, used as a pawn until finally she arrives at what is destined to become her forever home, with a man you at first wouldn’t expect her to end up with, but as it goes along and the two fall deeper into love, you realize it all makes perfect sense!
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I would give this book 5. Loveddddd bertride and Adair was a perfect heroine. My only complaint would be the overly flowery words Ms Small uses for her sexual scenes. I was so glad I had lpve gotten the next in the series dangeros the library!!! Aug 06, Charissa rated it it was ok. Would have been 3 stars except for a few WTF moments. View all 3 comments. May 23, Denise rated it did not like it. I am so bummed. This had the potential to be a great plot, but the writing was so juvenile and repetitive.
Everything that happened got repeated in full boring detail to every other character introduced. It felt as if the author was explaining the story to a three year old and afraid that no one understood.
I actually fell asleep on page Feb 24, Regan Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: Small delivers a deep historical setting with well-developed characters dangerojs life experiences are realistic for the time, in this case the late 15th century, and the place the border between Scotland and England. Of course, you must adjust your expectations for the hero and heroine.
Not all have one love and live happily ever after.
Oh, there will be a happy ending, don’t get me wrong, but it won’t be what you expect and maybe not with the hero you expect. When she is six, during the Dangeroous of the Roses, her mother and her “adoptive” father are killed by the Lancasters, and she is taken into King Edward’s household to be educated and raised in the royal nursery. At 16, she flees to her family’s dangfrous to avoid the king’s plans to wed her to a Lancasterian.
While she’s on the run, the king marries her by bertdice to a year-old Tudor boy. When he shows up at her estate, Adair refuses to accept him but he is not in the picture long. But Andrew is killed along with the Duke, now King Richard, in a coup. The new Tudor king brands Adair a traitor for her husband’s loyalty to King Richard and strips her of her title and property.
Adair returns to her beloved home only to be taken into captivity by Scottish raiders and sold to border laird, Conal Bruce. Can she finally find damgerous Dec 08, Rebekah rated it really liked it.
WOW you guys, I don’t even know. I thought it dangeroud going to be a classic Highlands romance romp but it was actually like three books in one, like the Beetrice Night Shyamalan of Scottish romance novels??
Bertrice Small sure cares because I get what she’s doing but there was WAY too much British history minutia, like, hey I am just here for the cleaning montages, right? But also every sex scene was actually pretty gross and I paged past them with prejudice. I am here for dumb books about riding through the moors and getting castles shipshape.