Book Reviews of Secrets of the Night (Mallorens & Friends, Bk 4)

Secrets of the Night (Mallorens & Friends, Bk 4)
Secrets of the Night - Mallorens & Friends, Bk 4
Author: Jo Beverley
ISBN-13: 9780451408891
ISBN-10: 0451408896
Publication Date: 7/1999
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Topaz
Book Type: Paperback
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What a great story! I never imagined a book with this storyline would be so remarkably believable and enjoyable. "With Mallorans all things are possible"
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Loved this 4th book in the Malloren Series!
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Great book.
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An entertaining romance set in Georgian England.
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Jo Beverley is always a 10! She doesn't disappoint.
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Young Rosamunde Overton is forced into a daring deceit when her elderly husband cannot sire an heir. So when she flees a masquerade and happens upon an injured nobleman, Rosamunde might just have the answer to her prayers. Lord Brand Malloren is far above her station, but he's smitten by this masked lady who has taken him captive. Rosamunde has also fallen in love, but her reckless plan depends on secrecy. And to reveal herself could cost her everything...
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A woman trying to have a baby that her elderly husband can't give her, kidnaps a man who later she kinds out is Lord Brand Malloren and is terrified to learn this. Wonderful story of another Malloren.
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Malloren series, Brand's story..excellent
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I liked this story, however, felt like the end was rushed and somewhat scattered..I still like book 3 best..this one would not have been as good if it hadn't been for Diana, the witty Countess cousin. On to book 5, Rothgar and Diana...this is the one I've been looking forward to, hope it doesn't disappoint.
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Not the normal storyline - I enjoyed this book.
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Good read.
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Couldn't put it down. Very good read
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#4 in the Malloreen Series
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When her elderly husband's inability to sire an heir threatens everyone she cares for, young Rosamunde Overton is forced into a daring deceit at a scandalous masquerade. But then her nerve fails and she she flees, ready to give up all hope...until she rescues an infured nobleman who just might be the answer to her prayers.

Although Lord Brand Malloren lives far above the station of the mysterious lady who has taken him captive and captured his heart, he's only too willing to follow her lead. Rosamunde too has fallen in love, but her reckless plan depends on secrecy. For to reveal herself could cost her everything....
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I don't like reading about adultery in my romances, nor do I like opening up a book only to find it's smack dab in the middle of a series. This book fits both scenarios but, much to my surprise, I couldn't tear myself away from it.

Rosa is married to Digby, a sickly, older man, who has been unable to impregnate her. When Digby dies their home will pass into the hands of a nephew who belongs to a fanatical religious cult. In order to prevent this Digby encourages Rosa to find herself a handsome young man to get her with child.

Sheltered Rosa loves Digby but he's always been more of a protector than a lover. When she was seventeen she was gravely injured and her face was scarred. Digby saved her life by proposing marriage. Because of her scars she has been living life as a hermit and, although she is frightened by Digby's request, it reawakens her adventurous nature and she agrees to his plan.

So Rosa dons a mask and heads to a masquerade ball to find an "easy" man (as if that would be difficult!). But the men she meets repulse her and she decides to head back to the safety of her home. This is where she finds the hero who is laying unconscious in the middle of the street. She brings him to a friends home and nurses him throughout the night. When he awakens he has no memory but is so grateful to the still masked Rosa that he offers her payment. She's very attracted to him and impulsively decides to ask him to make love to her and he agrees. Well, duh. During their time together something unexpected happens -- they fall in love.

What follows is a very sensuous love story written with wry humor about two wonderful characters caught in an impossible situation. I ached for them and was not turned off at all by the adultery plot because of the way it was presented and because all of the characters involved were warm, loving and kind people. I couldn't tear myself away from this love story until the last quarter when the couple faced a necessary separation and an intrigue subplot took over center stage. I'm very glad I read this story and I can honestly say that it stands alone very nicely even if you haven't read the previous "Malloren" books.
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Rather enjoyable. kept me in suspense to the end. The start was a bit silly.