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Bold Angel
Bold Angel
Author: Kat Martin
They were enemies in a divided land... — Saxon beauty Caryn of Ivesham longed to escape the chill gray cloisters of the convent to which she'd fled-but not in marriage to the towering, feared Raolfe de Gere, the Norman knight they called Ral the Relentless. Even though he had once saved her from a fate worse than death, she could not forget he'd ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312953034
ISBN-10: 0312953038
Publication Date: 9/15/1994
Pages: 383
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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kalynnick avatar reviewed Bold Angel on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I didn't like this book at all. One of the main reason was because in the middle of the book, the hero cheats on the heroin after that I just couldn't forgive the hero for that therefore couldn't enjoy the book. I don't want to read about a cheating spouse and the hero's reason was so stupid too. What piss me off was that he excepted her to forgive him easily but yet in the end when the hero thinks heroin cheated/betray him towards the end of the book, he banishes her from their home; furthermore her hits the heroin for betraying/cheating him, which made me hated him even more. I also felt the ending was too rushed. I mean the conflict with that one guy (can't recall his name) was finished too fast and easily. The only only good thing I can say about this is that I like Martin's style of writing and I think she is very talented.
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Helpful Score: 1
Bold Angel" is the story of Caryn, the daughter of a slain saxon lord in an Noram conquered england, and Ral, a Norman lord who now holds Caryn's father's land. Caryn was living in a convent when she's taken by lord malvern, Ral's rival, to Ral's holdings. Ral proposes that she marry him to save her from Malvern and so the story goes.
Caryn is a fiery herione who follows the mold of petite leading lady for the bigger than life hero. It's an endearing match that leads to some interesting problems. This story is laced with conflict but it's more the emotional kind than any real actions.

I found myself agreeing with both reviews that said this was a great book and those that said it had little action. Though Ral is a warlord of sorts the story mostly centers around Caryn and her relationship with Ral. This actually reminded me of a julie Garwood story in that respect. But this absence of violence didn't really detract from the story. Ral and Caryn's relationship is entertaining enough in itself with each one fighting desire for the other and both turning out to be passioante caring people.

The secondary characters are compelling and are there to move the story along and add perspective rather than detract from the story or set up a sequel...though i would love to read Odo's story, ah well can't have everything.

This is a nice work that is an enjoyable read...check it out but don't expect some sweeping war drama it's a little bit more fluff than that...it's a romance work. you know love and opptimism and all :)
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Bold Angel on + 1654 more book reviews
Kat Martin does a great job of developing characters with romance, different backgrounds and suspense. Great read.
tory2000 avatar reviewed Bold Angel on + 49 more book reviews
i really enjoyed reading this one
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I've read better books by Kat Martin. I give this a one star because it was really drawn out and some of the stuff in there were unnecessary (for instance, he HAS to claim her to be his fiancee in order to 'rescue' her from Lord Malvern?) Seems a little extreme, although I do realize this is set in the Ancient Ages. Some of the girl's antics are ridiculous, tiresome, annoying, and very childish (isn't she supposed to be 18 or something?) Kind of hard to tell with her childish games. I can understand the need to be independent and stuff, but setting out on your own with no plan or anything is beyond careless. Throughout the book, she's known to be stubborn and willful, but then towards the end, she just gives up and doesn't even stick up for herself when her husband accused her of betraying him? That's quite a radical change! I could go on, but no time. I've spent too much time on this book already!

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