Book Reviews of Rebellious Desire

Rebellious Desire
Rebellious Desire
Author: Julie Garwood
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671737849
ISBN-10: 0671737848
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 236 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Caroline Richmond has been living in Boston with her uncle and his family since she was a small child. Suddenly, her father sends word that she must return to him in England. When Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, meets Caroline for the first time, she threatens to shoot his horse. Soon he discovers that she is protecting a friend of his from bandits. He is immediately drawn to the fiesty American. Caroline doesn't realize that her father sent her to Boston to keep her safe. Her father doesn't realize that the danger isn't over. Caroline is still a target. Jered discovers this and is determined to protect her for though he doesn't trust her, he does feel something for her and will kill whoever dares to keep her from him.
Caroline is intelligent, witty, and strong. She determines to make the best of any situation and is a very likable character. Jered is dark, sullen, and handsome. The kind of man you want to peel back the exterior and find what has him brooding beneath.
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Caroline was born in England but raised in America by her Aunt and Uncle. She is sent there under mysterious circumstances that are revealed at the end. When she finally returns to England and her father she causes a stir among the men and meets up with the Duke of Bradford who cannot get enough of her. The main characters don't agree on a woman's place in relationships which causes many arguments. The Duke is obsessively jealous which is also not explained until the end.

I enjoyed the humor and the relationship between Caroline and the Duke's best friend (Milford). A light read and enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
You can't miss with a Julie Garwood book, haven't come across one yet that isn't an excellent read. Well developed storylines and characters always give her books a fullness in reading. An excellent read.
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I don't understand other reviews not liking this book. In fact it IS one of my favorite Garwood books. Caroline is strong, sassy and sweet. She loves and wants to break this arrogant man, because she knows the love he is capable of. That's where the "battle" lies. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Because they are both strong willed, some of the dialogue between them is hillarious which makes the romance between them even better you can just feel it! Enjoy the read
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
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I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
reviewed Rebellious Desire on + 1756 more book reviews
I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
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I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
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Romance of pride, passion romance and love. Jered Marcus Benton the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome-& most arrogant. Caroline Richmond was a beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and fiery spirit. Drawn to the duke by his bold passion, Caroline vowed to tame his presumptuous airs and win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman-until a deadly intrigue drew them slowly together. Now, united against a common enemy, they would surrender to the exquistie desire that smoldered between them...a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!
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Well done story about a high handed aristo and a plain speaking young miss from Boston.
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She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit.Drawn to the powerful Duke, Caroline vowed to tame his presumptuous airs and win his lasting love.
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A really great read! Starts off and keeps going, this is one to read all day or all night!!
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Raised surrounded by loving cousins, Caroline has never known loneliness--until her real father, the Earl of Braxton, requests her presence in England. Determined to learn why he sent her away so many years ago, Caroline instead discovers a mystery which threatens her life--and a love that captures her heart and soul!
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Caroline Richmond was sent away from by father in England to live with her uncle in Boston when she was four years old. She grew up happily on a farm there and came to think of her uncle and aunt as her parents and her cousins as family. She never knew why her father had sent her away, and after fourteen years she'd stoped wondering. But when her real father sends for her to return to England life as she knows it is turned upside down.

While in England Caroline meets the Duke of Bradford. She instantly takes a disliking to him, yet finds herself oddly attracted to him at the same time. Bradford has never met another woman quite like Caroline, and although he doesn't trust that she's really as innocent as she seems, he still vows to have her.

When someone begins threatening Caroline, Bradford and Caroline must work together to end the threats. But Bradford doesn't trust Caroline or his own emotions enough to make things go smoothly.
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This is a re-issued book. So unless the author has made changes - it was originally published in 1986.
(It's good though!)
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Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, always gets what he wants. And right now he wants Caroline Richmond. Caroline Richmond, the beauthy from Boston vows to tame the Duke and make him love only her. But the Duke bends to no woman, until intrique and a common enemy unite them and turn their dangerous desire into to a flaming love.

I love Julie Garland's books, and this one proved to be just as good as the rest.
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GOOD BOOK
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terific reading
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Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome-and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one-Caroline Richmond.

This was a great book full of intrigue and romance. Jared has to save Caroline from a killer who has been after her since she was a baby, and Caroline has to get Jared to admit that he loves her. A wonderful read, I highly recommend it!
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Deception, intrigue and scintillating scenes between the hero and the heroine -- it's all here....!!!! A wonderful regency.
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These were two of the most stubborn characters I have ever read; a little open communication could have solved everything = but then, where would our story be?
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The only bad part about reading Julie Garwood's books is that I have read every one of them and there are no more of her wonderful books. I enjoyed all of her books and could not wait for the next. Ms Garwood writes about the time line I love and is gifted. I would highly recommend all of writings.
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I'm pretty sure I read this book about 20 years ago because a lot of it's familiar but also a little fuzzy. (You know how romance novels can blend one into another...) However, it's still a good read and gets you hooked from the beginning. This one made me laugh and cry and not want to put it down.
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England early 18th century
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This is a great book. One of her best.Takes place in the eary 1800's.
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I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it.
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I really liked this story. Julie Garwood spins a good tale.
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Very good book - another favorite author!
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A great read!
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This is is a very old book,I bought it with some slight warping, it is still intact but very stiff, it has not been read it a long time
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my 1986 copy has a red and green cover with a flower brooch. good story