Indiscreet

Indiscreet Mary Balogh
  • Title: Indiscreet
  • Author: Mary Balogh
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  • Indiscreet Mary Balogh Indiscreet In the country visiting his twin brother Viscount Rawleigh longs for a little diversion and beautiful young widow Catherine Winters seems like easy prey But Rex s target is a lady of virtue and when
    In the country visiting his twin brother, Viscount Rawleigh longs for a little diversion and beautiful young widow Catherine Winters seems like easy prey But Rex s target is a lady of virtue, and when she roundly rejects his improper proposal to become his mistress, Rex finds himself faced with a delectable challenge.Catherine knows she must fight the indecent feelings thIn the country visiting his twin brother, Viscount Rawleigh longs for a little diversion and beautiful young widow Catherine Winters seems like easy prey But Rex s target is a lady of virtue, and when she roundly rejects his improper proposal to become his mistress, Rex finds himself faced with a delectable challenge.Catherine knows she must fight the indecent feelings the Viscount arouses within her feelings that bring to life a past she had sought to escape even as the handsome lord refuses to relent in his amorous attentions But even though she knows one kiss could bring her to ruin, temptation proves an insurmountable foe and Catherine can not ignore the beating of her treacherous heart.
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      Mary Balogh

    About Mary Balogh


    1. Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two year teaching contract in 1967 She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian When she s not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full time She has written than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet and Simply quartet She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.


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    1. Wow, what can I say This is an extremely powerful and emotional story I read the entire book in one sitting and was frustrated I had to stop and make dinner This definitely falls into the top five best romances by MB and definitely one of my personal favorites by her.If you are a fan of regency romances, I highly recommend Recently republished after years of being out of print, this book along with the others in The Horseman Trilogy are now finally becoming available.

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    2. I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content at AAR.I ve been delighted to see a number of Mary Balogh s older titles are at last being released in audiobook format, and have eagerly pounced on each one as soon as they have been released.The most recent to appear is Indiscreet, which was originally published in 1997 and which is the first in the author s Horsemen Trilogy in which the heroes are all linked by bonds of comradeship forged during their military service An added bonus is t [...]

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    3. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI don t normally go in for fluffy regencies like this, but Mary Balogh came highly recommended to me by Jenn Young, and I really liked the other Balogh story I read, so I figured, Why not Catherine Winters is a virtuous widow who rents a small cottage from the local royalty , Mr and Mrs Adams Mr Adams is the twin brother of a viscount, and rather fond of Catherine, and Catherine is sometimes invited to parties at their estate whenever they have odd numbers, be [...]

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    4. I am so happy the book is going to be released in e format in February This is one of my favorite MB s stories and my paper copy is falling apart.

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    5. Boy do I ever love Mary Balogh Not only are her stories engaging, but they evoke strong emotions and are entirely believable stories that stay true to the regency era Indiscreet is no exception to this rule This is a cleverly thought out plot that I have to admit is slow in the beginning In my opinion, the true mastery of this novel doesn t come out until after Catherine and Rex are married After this happens, a little over half way through, things really start to unfold Mary Balogh does not rus [...]

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    6. I really enjoyed the first half of Mary Balogh s regency romance, Indiscreet Her description of an English country village, with all its hypocrisy, pettiness, secrets, gossip, and worst of all intolerance was well balanced with the charms that a life in the country can hold, including the surrounding beauty of nature, the real, deep, self sacrificing friendships, the solace, peace, and contentment.Balogh s characterizations are also spot on Elegantly worded, sharp, and full of half smiling irony [...]

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    7. Catherine lives a simple life in a little cottage Although she is poor she was clearly brought up a lady, and so when the lord and lady of the manor need an extra seat filled at dinner she gets an invitation This is how she meets the lord s rakish younger twin brother Rex, who is immediately smitten A few misunderstandings based on his resemblance to his twin ensue, and Rex thinks she s flirting He forces her to let him walk her home after a ball, and then tries to sleep with her She rigidly dec [...]

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    8. Me ha gustado mucho Me encantan los personajes como Rex que parecen unos rufianes pero en el fondo son un cacho pan con mala pata 3, y Catherine es una mujer fuerte, capaz de enfrentarse a la sociedad a n no siguiendo las normas.Hac a bastante tiempo que no me picaba tanto con una novela de romance yo no s que tiene Mary Balogh que cuando empiezo un libro suyo no puedo parar de leer.Solo hubo una peque a parte, un poco antes de llegar a la mitad del libro, que se me hizo algo pesada.La verdad es [...]

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    9. 2.5 STARS.I could not like the hero Rex was such an arrogant, selfish bastard who ruined a woman s life because he did not understand the word no He called her a tease He called her a bitch Lovely Kill him now.I get the moral that men SHOULD understand this word, and that when they refuse to, they damage the woman Catherine s carefully reclaimed life went to shit after Rex bullied his way into it So foolishly I expected a Road to Damascus moment, where he fell to his knees, begging her forgivene [...]

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    10. Hmm, this one started out slow, and at one point, I thought I had finally found a book by Mary Balogh that I could not like As I continued to listen, I got pulled in and by the end, I loved the book.I liked the heroine but the hero was so arrogant that I didn t think MB would be able to redeem him, but in the end, she worked her magic and turned him into a great hero Happy reading

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    11. 5 I ve come to the conclusion that I love this book as much as the first time I ve read it Mrs Balogh writes some cool romances

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    12. Well, colour me surprised as hell When I decided to give this book a shot, I didn t actually have very high expectations for this mostly new to me author I ve previously only read one book by her and I rated this one quite highly as well and to be honest, I have no idea why I haven t dived into of her stories since this one blew me off my feet I must fix that error and read of her stories.I started reading with low expectations in mind and could not stop reading before I had devoured the entir [...]

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    13. I was ready to call this one of the best I ve read in the genre for most of the time I was reading it, esp for its realism in its treatment of hypocrisy in social s She understood all that and was grateful for it And resentful of it How helpless women were The pawns of men To be tripped up and pitched headlong into the dirt by men, and then to be picked up by them and dusted off and restored to uprightness But that was the way of the world Sadly I find that this novel loses both its charm and it [...]

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    14. In questo primo libro mi piaciuta la figura di Catherine, una giovane donna rassegnata a cercare un suo angolo nel mondo dove ritrovare la pace che la sua ingenuit e il moralismo dell epoca le hanno fatto perdere Bench sola, la rispettabile vedova riesce comunque a tener testa al nobilotto che la insidia e a tutto il villaggio che vorrebbe sempre giudicarla Alla fine, Rex non cattivo, solo un ex ufficiale ricco e viziato che deve maturare molto pi di Catherine per capire cos veramente l a Segnal [...]

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    15. 2.5 stars A little too Tra la la and Alas Woe is Me for my taste And the narrator, Rosalyn Landor, who is a favorite with many people, didn t work for me Her female lead voice is beautiful, but her male voices are atrocious, and the over acting is like a Shakespearean tragedy By today s standards, the angst is very low level and the story is a little boring The sexual tension is almost non existent and I really didn t care about any of the characters Blah.

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    16. The ending was better than I remembered, but the hero is still an asshole I wanted serious groveling.

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    17. I will keep the main review short I enjoyed this book tremendously When MB is good, she s so good She has this warmth in her writing, that trickles through her words into the story, and from there right into my heart In this case, it mixed with a well paced, elaborate story lead by two likeable main characters I found it difficult to put the book down and kept turning the pages I would have loved to give this book 5 stars, and I would have, had it not been for the last bit of the story As it sta [...]

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    18. Soat was a disappointment My main problem here is that the H, Rex, is an arrogant, entitled ass for a good portion of the book Everything starts because Catherine, the h, smiles at him twice, and he takes that to mean she wants to have an affair Say what He won t leave Catherine alone, even after she repeatedly tries to get him to The whole mess that ensues is his fault, and there is one scene in particular that I just couldn t forgive view spoiler He walks her back to her house at night, kisses [...]

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    19. Really enjoyable Very likable characters and secondary characters.

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    20. 4.5 starsThis was my third time reading Indiscreet I first read it in the early 2000s because it was recommended by a number of people in a romance readers Yahoo group I belonged to On rereading it recently, I was glad to see that it is still a terrific read even now Some aspects of the beginning are a little dated, but the second half packs quite a punch.Catherine, a respectable widow, is living in a small village cottage when Rex, a viscount and twin to the local nobleman, visits his brother C [...]

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    21. I hated the hero Rex so much that the only way he could have redeemed himself would have been to set himself on fire The heroine Catherine is living in disgrace through no fault of her own She has carved out an life of peace and quiet as a respectable widow in a small town where no one knows who she is or where she came from Enter Rex the Viscount visiting his twin brother who decides on first glimpse of her that she would be a fun lay for a couple of weeks while he is visiting his brother To th [...]

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    22. re read October 1, 2016 3.75 stars, pretty good on reread 1st July 28, 2012 2 stars Wow, I really didn t like this on first read It came out in audiobook so I decided to do a re read in audio It has a decent but plain narrator, not bad but nothing notable either Maybe just as well as you get the story that way and less the acting of it Still I like some narrators that bring it alive with their take.On re read I actually liked it through the whole story and didn t find it dragging at all In fact [...]

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    23. Those wonderful book is a treasure for the heart Set in the regency era, when women had little say in their lives Catherine makes a wonderful heroine You like her from the start, and as her story unfolds you respect, and hope for her Rex is a Viscount, visiting his twin brother with time on his hands He is attracted to her, but as a willing lover only, but she will have no part in it She lives quietly in a beautiful cottage ,by the river with her dog She seems lady born, yet no one knows the bac [...]

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    24. A wonderful tale written by a master writer Mary Balogh really gets inside her characters minds and makes their actions believable This was a touching, emotional story the heroine s history was slowly revealed, the pain of her loss was conveyed to the reader gradually, building up until the full extent of what had happened to her was told But this wasn t a serious and depressing tale there were plenty of scenes of high comedy and humour Mary Balogh creates characters who develop and attain emoti [...]

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    25. She mistakes him for his twin brother He mistakes her smiles for an interest in him And so it starts But he almost ruins her carefully created life They have to marry, but they find love and they fight her past with all the weapons of the ton at their disposal.

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    26. I liked this book better on the second reading

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    27. Originally published on Unravellations.Was Indiscreet disappointing Yes and no Yes, because it was pretty much submerged in every single trope and clich of the genre More alarmingly, it almost seemed anti feminist in its way of handling certain issues like female consent I have to admit I rolled my eyes tons along the way But yet, it had to hold a certain kind of charm because I actually felt myself compelled to continue the story and to finish the book Maybe I have a hardy stomach for some appa [...]

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    28. Buena historia con un tema dif cil sobre el papel de la mujer Quiz s hubiera podido explotarse m s el final, pero me ha dejado buen sabor de boca.

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    29. Catherine Winters, aparentemente una viuda, vive una vida sencilla en una peque a casa de campo A pesar de sus condiciones actuales de subsistencia, en alguna medida limitadas econ micamente, tiempo atr s fue una dama por los est ndares sociales marcados de la poca hasta que se vio envuelta en un esc ndalo que la llev al ostracismo social.Su vida apacible llega a un fin cuando conoce a Rex Adams, vizconde Rawleigh y confundi ndolo con su hermano gemelo el se or de la villa le saluda como ha hech [...]

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    30. What a truly wonderful story this was I don t like to give 5 star ratings too frequently But this one deserves it for sure.Mrs Winslow, a widow, is living a quiet, contented life in a small village away from London where scandal ruined her reputation and separated her from her family and friends forever Enter Viscount Rawleigh visiting his twin brother She smiles at him mistaking him for his brother He decides to pursue her, not realizing the situation she is in He ends up compromising her once [...]

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