Rochford Manor, outside London, When her dying father entrusts her to the care of Dominic Santrell, one of London's most infamous rakes, Arlie Whitman is thrust into a world of elegance and privilege she had never imagined. But her initiation into society is nowhere near as frightening as the powerful desire she feels for Dominic himself. The dark and dashing earl claims that she needs a husband, but Arlie knows she needs only Dominic. Dominic had vowed never to marry. In his experience, love was, at best, an evening's pleasure. Yet the parade of young men courting his ward is unbearable.
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Dangerous Desires by Julia Templeton. Rochford Manor, outside London, When her dying father entrusts her to the care of Dominic Santrell, one of London's most infamous rakes, Arlie Whitman is thrust into a world of elegance and privilege she had never imagined.
But her initiation into society is nowhere near as frightening as the powerful desire she feels for Dominic himself. The dark and dashing earl cl Rochford Manor, outside London, When her dying father entrusts her to the care of Dominic Santrell, one of London's most infamous rakes, Arlie Whitman is thrust into a world of elegance and privilege she had never imagined. The dark and dashing earl claims that she needs a husband, but Arlie knows she needs only Dominic. Dominic had vowed never to marry.
In his experience, love was, at best, an evening's pleasure. Yet the parade of young men courting his ward is unbearable. Arlie's innocent beauty haunts his dreams. The passion they share cannot be denied But desire can be dangerous. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published July 1st by Ellora's Cave first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dangerous Desires , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Dangerous Desires. I kept thinking the title and cover is very misleading. However, things changed in the second half, once the relationship started between the two main characters, things heated up which was fine.
But as it went on, in the second half and towards the ending a lot of things I didnt like. The heroine, lost all brain cells and back bone and left everything up to Dominic who had the upper hand in the relationship.
Arlie started out the story being so strong despite not being of peerage, and being orphaned. I actually really liked her but when she began being so accepting of everything else that Dominic was offering or failing to offer her view spoiler [ especially becoming his mistress, after everything that went on, and especially, after initially she was so against it.
I actually liked the ending, but really hated how it got there and it really made me dislike the two main characters, especially Arlie. Dominic should have done more grovelling imo and she should have had a more backbone. I kept debating my rating between 2 or 3 stars, ended up rounding up to 3 because it started fine and despite it all it got my attention throughout.
But its a bit shaky and may change it to 2. The writing was nice and maybe I may try a different story by this author. View all 5 comments. Sep 19, Prisca Triferna rated it did not like it. Heroine dumb as dork. Hero is a massive jerk.
They belong to each other, really. Jul 31, Zoe added it Shelves: no-can-do. I started the book and immediately lost interests. View 2 comments. Jan 23, Lady Claire, Marchioness of Fancy Pants rated it did not like it Shelves: romance-historical , abandoned. Characters were flat, and the book in general was boring. Feb 06, J S rated it did not like it Shelves: historical-regency-victorian-romanc , in-collection , to-donate.
Boring, could hardly finish it. I debated about giving this book 3 stars. I mean, I liked the book. It was a well-written regency romance with good characters and believable problems. And I liked the HEA ending almost a must in my opinion.
I won't give spoilers, I'll just say I thought the heroine deserved more from the hero after all that had happened. So, a 3 star rating. Would I recommend it a friend?
Maybe, depending on who it is. Would I read other books li I debated about giving this book 3 stars. Would I read other books like this by this author? May 19, Aayesha Khatri rated it it was ok Shelves: alpha-hero , brooding-hero , trope-large-age-difference , hero-i-liked , romance-angsty , bad-boy , pregnancy , erotica , historical-victorian. I loved the way it started off, but the middle and ending were awful.
May 21, Michelle rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I usually enjoy this author but I extremely disliked this book. A weak woman who sets her mind on a worthless man and does anything he wants even though he hurts her many times without as much as an excuse for his behavior and an apology.
Aug 27, Julia rated it liked it. I read this one before Reading it the second time, I did enjoy it somewhat but it was nothing special. Jun 03, Annalice rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance , accidental-pregnancy , regency-romance.
Also I'm just going to say how lucky Arlie was to get a chance to marry into the Ton considering her background and family was common. Great ward love story I love a good ward story!!! This was definitley a great one from the first page to the very last! Arlie Whitman has never been anyone's damsel in distress. She is a strong, independent woman prone to wearing breeches and speaking her mind. Sound like your everyday woman? But not in Life changes for Arlie when she becomes the ward of the reputed rakehell Dominic Santrell, the Earl of Rochford.
Arlie must learn to be a proper lady and Dominic must resist the urge to take his beautiful young ward to bed. In this Regency romance the reader is transported to early 19th century England Arlie Whitman has never been anyone's damsel in distress. In this Regency romance the reader is transported to early 19th century England. Julia Templeton is a master at keeping us immersed in the language and culture of the time without making this a tedious read.
The personality and dialogue of each character serves to add a richness to this work. There are no superfluous characters. Each person represented has a rich depth to them and makes you want to know more about everyone, from the elegant and titled nobility to each servant and supporting character.