Book Reviews of A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters, No 2)

A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters, No 2)
A Notorious Love - Swanlea Spinsters, No 2
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
ISBN-13: 9780380818037
ISBN-10: 0380818035
Publication Date: 9/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a beautiful book. It had a lot to do with compassion, and
I admired it for that.

Helena is a woman with a bad leg, due to polio from childhood.
She had just enough gritty determination to rehabilitate herself
(along with her sister Rosalind's help), and regained use of her
other leg. However, Helena suffers from insecurity, due to the
bum leg. Once, a suitor rejected her, just because of this
impediment. She took it to heart, and she spends most of the
book trying to loosen up & overcome this obstical, more mental
than anything else.

Daniel is a man with a once shady past. When Helena comes to
him for help, he is a bit unsure at first, but when her story
of her sister Juliet's abduction unfolds, he can't help but want
to help. Especially, since he has been attracted to Helena for
some time now (see "A Dangerous Love", the first book in the
series).

The two set off on a journey to find Juliet, who suppossedly
has eloped. It does not take long to uncover that she has not
eloped, but actually been kidnapped, not for ransom, but for
information about the arrival of a certain ship. During their
journey, Daniel succeeds in breaking down Helena's barriers about
her leg. He tells her what a fool the other suitor was. She
gains self confidence, and the two fall in love.
reviewed A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters, No 2) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a wonderful story and an excellent sequel to A Dangerous Love. The characters, Daniel and Helena, began their relationship in the previous book, so it was very easy to understand their motivations, flaws, and behavior. They had real problems (physical and emotional) that made their story very poignant. I loved their story and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. If you liked A Dangerous Love, you will love this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I Loved this book.A recommended read for anyone who loves romance
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Love Sabrina Jeffries' books!
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Lady Helena needs help so she turns to Daniel Brennan; she is forced to masquerade as his wife and finds it dangerously appealing.
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good book, hot romance
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Entertaining book although the foreshadowing at the beginning of each chapter took out any element of surprise. Helena's adroit use of cane (because of her trouble walking) was used very well in sticky situations.
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Not the best Jeffries book I've ever read. The action didn't start to heat up until chapter 15, some 240 pages into the story. It is MHO that about 75 or so pages could have been cut from this book and not harm the story at all. The book wrapped up satisfactorily but on my rating scale of 1-4, I could only rate it a 2.
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Loved it . . . great characters . . . fun to read.
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Lady Helena Laverick is at her wits end. The only man who can help find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel David Brennan-the man who played with her emotions last year and then left. And he used to be a smuggler. Helena is forced to go after the runaway in Daniels company. Yet being with him feels oddly freeing- and a delicious tingle warms Helena that more than her reputation may be in danger. Daniel finds most of the prim and proper lovely's rules ridiculous, and since she must masquerade as his wife for the sake of appearances, he immediately envisions the delights of sharing a bedchamber. The unexpected passion smoldering beneath her straitlaced exterior ignites his desire and the vulnerability hidden beneath her cool control makes him want her even more.