Slightly Married

Slightly Married Meet the Bedwyn six brothers and sisters men and women of passion and privilege daring and sensuality Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction where each will seek love

  • Title: Slightly Married
  • Author: Mary Balogh
  • ISBN: 9780440241041
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Meet the Bedwyn six brothers and sisters men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction, where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal and where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all.Like all the Bedwyn meMeet the Bedwyn six brothers and sisters men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction, where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal and where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all.Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier s request Having promised to comfort and protect the man s sister, Aidan never expected to find a headstrong, fiercely independent woman who wants no part of his protection nor did he expect the feelings this beguiling creature would ignite in his guarded heart And when a relative threatens to turn Eve out of her home, Aidan gallantly makes her an offer she can t refuse marry him if only to save her home And now, as all of London breathlessly awaits the transformation of the new Lady Aidan Bedwyn, the strangest thing happens With one touch, one searing embrace, Aidan and Eve s business arrangement is about to be transformed into something slightly surprising.

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    1. I've yet to find a book by Ms. Balogh that I didn't love. Her writing always sucks me into the story right from the start, with slightly (no pun intended) imperfect characters that I can't help but feel strongly about. Taking this book as an example, my eyes were already misty when I finished reading the 1st Chapter, and I had just met the heroine EveSlightly Married is a beautifully slow paced story, completely focused on Aidan's and Eve's emotions and the loving relationship that grows between [...]

    2. 4.5 beautiful stars!Ms Balogh is a remarkably talented author who makes the writing come alive. The wonderful cast of characters will charm your pants off. You can see the bluebells and feel the water, the sun and the love.I have a soft spot for the Pygmalion theme and this one did not disappoint! It is a marriage-of-convenience between two people from vastly different classes. Eve is a coal miner's daughter who has adopted a household of misfits. She is adorable, sparkling and can hold her grou [...]

    3. It was a definite four star but kicked up to a five. Because, well, Rosalyn LandorIf you're in to the audio book thang, and I most certainly am, you know what I'm talking 'bout, Willis. If you don't know, look it up and then don't look back. #lifechangerNOTE: read for New Years 2017 Reading Challenge Regency Romance. Challenge Logs Setting / Time / Genre: RegencySeries: The first in a series. Sexy times:Yes, steam factor 2 in comparison to a Joanna Shupe being a Regency Steam Factor 4.Plan on re [...]

    4. One thing you can say about Mary Balogh's writing: It consistently delivers that PBS/BBC period film feel! "Slightly Married" was no exception. I certainly envisioned the panoramic shots of England's town and country of the early 1800's without a problem, as well as the pacing of the story - flowing out like a nice, captivating BBC production. I think a lot of that feel can be attributed to her trademark "emotion-centered" romances that give a consistent viewpoint from both the hero and heroine [...]

    5. 4.5 starsWow! Slightly Married is one of the best Mary Balogh books I've read and an excellent start for the Bedwyn series.The Bedwyns have always held a special place among historical romance lovers and I know I'm late in reading this, but better late than never I suppose.What I love about Mary Balogh's writing is how realistic it is. I know, going into a Mary Balogh book, that I won't read about a modern couple that looks out of place. Mary Balogh knows her material and she never fails to take [...]

    6. What can I say? I'm a sucker for Mary Balogh's books. After reading the last of this series first -- Slightly Dangerous (because it was the highest rated on GR) -- I'm now going back to read the entire series. This family is that compelling.And, this is not just another marriage-of-convenience story; there are external as well as personal pressures that lead the characters to find love with one another. Along the way, we're introduced to the entire Bedwyn family, and they are a handful, to say t [...]

    7. While a serviceable romance, I had two problems with the book that greatly hindered my enjoyment. This is an earlier Balogh than the Survivors Club and, indeed, I recognize one of the characters in this one from there so there's some crossover, it appears.My biggest annoyance was that you could cut half the novel if either character had bothered to actually talk with the other. I kind of hate that, and find it both unattractive in the characters and manipulative by the author. It's a shame becau [...]

    8. I have been meaning to read this series for the longest time. Years ago, when I first got hooked on romance, I read Slightly Dangerous but for some reason I never continued the series. But I am thrilled to get back to it. What we have happening in Slightly Married is Aiden is a military man. When his close friend is killed on the battlefield he made him a dying promise that he would protect his sister: no matter what. So when he goes to her to deliver the news of her brother, he finds out that h [...]

    9. This was such a nice surprise!The first book i've read by this author and i loved it! I've just finished it, and i've this big stupid smile on my face, because the story was that cute, and interesting, and the final pages had just the right amount of sweetness!“There is something infinitely better than happily-ever-after. There is happiness. Happiness is a living, dynamic thing, Eve, and has to be worked on every moment for the rest of our lives. It is a far more exciting prospect than that si [...]

    10. I think, it is very hard to not like a Mary Balogh's book.She is a real gem, imo. I like her writing style, her MCs, story development and how almost all of her books make me feel. I want to give this book a 5 stars too but then I'm thinking what if I come across another book of her and like it much more. :)I had very good time and I liked every part of it.I certainly read all other books in the series.It was full of enjoyment and at the end contentment.

    11. Al principio me ha costado cogerle el punto a la historia así como a los protagonistas, pero reconozco que al final la autora me ha ganado con una trama simple pero efectiva.Eve y Aidan se conocen en unas circunstancias poco agraciadas y sus caminos se verán inevitablemente unidos por culpa del "destino" de una manera tan precipitada que incluso yo, como lectora, acabé pensando; ¿Qué ha pasado aquí?A medida que la historia avanza vamos viendo como una relación que empezó de un trato de c [...]

    12. 3.5 to 4 starsThis book featured many themes/tropes I typically enjoy. It is a marriage of convenience. It features a war hero, and the heroine is independent and fills her home with lost souls. I enjoyed all the elements and thought it was well done. I thought the h/h were well suited to each other and thought the last part of the novel enjoyable as they realize they just like being with each other. I appreciate the pomp and circumstance Balogh gives the Bedwyn family, reminding us readers that [...]

    13. I've given this an A+ for narration and an A for content at AudioGals.Tantor is following its reissue of Mary Balogh’s Simply Quartet with new recordings of the Slightly series, six novels about the Bedwyn siblings which have been on the wish list of many a romance audio fan for some time, starting with Book 1, Slightly Married. Anyone who has read or listened to the Simply books will already have met most of the Bedwyns and be aware of who ends up with whom, but that doesn’t take anything a [...]

    14. Me esperaba más de mi debut con Mary Balogh. La historia me ha gustado pero no cómo está contada (para mí, poca pasión y sentimiento, con frases cortas, todo como muy aséptico). He conectado poco con los personajes principales aunque reconozco que ya he le echado el ojo a un Bedwyn que tiene toda la pinta de volverme tarumba. De todos modos sí me han quedado ganas de seguir conociendo a la familia, a ver si en los siguientes logro conectar más con esta escritora

    15. UPDATE: Originally rated 5 stars when I read it in 2008; reread it in 2017 and rating it 4/4.5 stars. Still terrifically good, but seemed a bit too slow-building this time around. I remember this was one of the reasons I liked it, but I wish there had been just a few more sweet moments, sweet lines, hot exchanges, etc. Still love though!First in the Balogh's Bedwyn family series - I read it after most of the others, but is definitely one of the best!Slightly Married is the first in Mary Balogh's [...]

    16. 2.5 STARSI've enjoyed MB's books before, she's good at writing marriage of convenience stories, but this was very slow and definitely not as good as others I've read by her. I found the hero, Aidan, to be overly brooding and taciturn. By the end I guess he loosened up a bit. It was slow moving most of the time, only a few scenes that I thought, finally! But then it'd get boring again. I normally love the marriage of convenience trope, so this was disappointing. By 85% I was done. I ended up skip [...]

    17. We begin on the battlefield in Toulouse, year 1814. Colonel Lord Aidan Bedwyn surveys the carnage; he’s very grim, very stoic, very cold. Not the military man you want to mess with, for sure. Also he’s probably not your ideal pick for Romantic Leading Man:He looked broad and solid and powerful and menacing. He had a harsh, weathered face, its darkness accentuated by black hair and eyebrows It was a grim face, with hard, nearly black eyes, a great hooked nose, and thin, cruel-looking lips.Any [...]

    18. After reading the Bedwyn Prequels, it was odd to be introduced to the Bedwyn series with Aidan since we didn’t meet him at all in the two Prequel books.From reading some reviews, I was all set to love this family and though they are supposed to be a haughty aristocrat family I LOVE them, I DO! Balogh writes them so that readers don’t view them as the rest of England views them. Their comments and actions may seem cold, but we know from the way they interact with each other that they really a [...]

    19. I really wanted to like this more than I did. I had high hopes in the beginning, because the leads didn't meet and immediately want to jump in bed. It took them time to fall in love. However, in doing so, they were incredibly dull. Hardly anything interesting happened in the story, and by the last few chapters, I was more than ready for it to be over. Usually I don't mind if the leads don't communicate, but for some reason it really annoyed me here. (view spoiler)[For example, when Eve encounter [...]

    20. Hello Ms. Balogh, always a pleasure. This is a re-read for me. I read the Bedwyn saga years ago. I don't think I loved them but I did not dislike them either. I also seem to remember a great deal of them. Slightly married is the story of the second son, Aiden, and his wife, Eve, in a marraige of convenience. I think this is the second best of the story in the series, with Wulf's story being the best. I won't go to great length describing the story. This is a well liked book and many reviewers di [...]

    21. Buddy read with AlyColonel Lord Aidan Bedwyn made a promise to one of his dying soldiers, a promise to protect the man's sister, and he takes his vows very seriously. He travels to Eve's home to break the terrible news but is surprised to find a strong and independant woman who has no need of his assistance. She is more than capable of running her household and she has a whole group of people who she can rely on for friendship and help.Just as Aidan is about to leave, believing his duty to be fu [...]

    22. I read about the Bedwyn siblings in "A Summer to Remember" and I didn't like them one bit, Intrigued maybe but they were all cold witty with sharp tongues, I am not sure I can picture them as protagonists. Well , Atleast that was what I thought until recently.This is kind of difficult to rate, It is not the usual Virgin h who is some sort of angel and H who needs redemption precisely a Rake. And we expect the protagonists to be Ideal and noble , definitely not someone cold as Ice and stranger to [...]

    23. What a sweet, heartwarming story! The hero and heroine were honorable, unassuming, believable people. Not once did Balogh seem to bend their firmly established personalities or behavior to suit the plot. These were consistently good, decent characters who deserved their happy ending. As much as I love reading about heroes and heroines who are tortured and flawed, it was quite nice to read about people I would want to have as friends myself. The words 'cozy' and 'real' come to mind when I think b [...]

    24. Sou novata nestas andanças de atribuir estrelas. O que nos impele a atribuir 5* a um livro ou 2* a outro? E da mesma forma que um livro é cotado de 1 a 5 por diferentes leitores? São perguntas que prefiro deixar em aberto, até porque não tenho uma resposta conveniente nem satisfatória. Tenho tentado saber mais sobre o que me faz discriminar os livros com estrelas. Não olho para os livros - nem os analiso - com um olhar crítico, como muitos leitores ávidos fazem, inclusive pessoas formad [...]

    25. 3.5 stars. I actually got choked up from all the repressed feelings of these two, which I know isn't everyone's thing, but it is mine!!!! ok!!!!! I like LONGING AND PEOPLE WHO ARE AFRAID TO VOICE AND SHOW THEIR FEELINGS FOR FEAR OF GETTING HURT OK!!!!!! I CAN RELATE!!!!! So like such an emotional response I had, you would think I would give this one 4 stars, but I'm a terrible sucker for drama and I WISHED there was slightly more drama in this. And ok as much as I loved how this whole book and r [...]

    26. I liked the bookThen you may ask, why just 3 stars?I kind of disliked Eve(a lot)I don't like this kind of heroineShe reminded me of Isabel from Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord . The" Oh I am so good I take care of people and bla bla bla " I don't particulary love this kind of heroineAlso, the book was too slow for me in some partsI don't know, it felt like I was waiting for smth to happen but never didI truly loved Aidan and his family and I think that the rest of the series may be be [...]

    27. "There is something infinitely better than happily ever after. There is happiness. Happiness is a living, dynamic thing, Eve, and has to be worked on every moment for the rest of our lives. It is a far more exciting prospect that that silly static idea of a happily ever after. Would you not agree?"I stayed up until past 3am to finish this because it was that good. It has everything I have come to expect of Mary Balogh: loveable, strong, independent characters who actually grow and change once th [...]

    28. What a good book! A well done marriage of convenience plot is one of my favorite things, and this one was touching, romantic, and beautifully written. I liked both the hero and heroine, and the secondary characters with whom they were surrounded were interesting as well, especially the hero's family, the Bedwyns. This is the first in a series of books about them and I'm looking forward to reading more.

    29. Estaba entre cuatro y cinco estrellas, pero no me ha puesto totalmente ñalskfkdñflfjkggj, aunque la evolución de Aidan me ha gustado. Aún así, me la he bebido en dos días. Muy agradable :) Reseña en el blog alacamaconunlibro

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