Friday, April 6, 2007

"Slightly Dangerous" by Mary Balogh

Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh.
Published by Bantan Dell - 2005.
ISBN: 978-0440241126 (paperback)

This was a first for me of books by Mary Balogh. I did one of my blind reaches for a good book to read moves in the library and I’m glad I did. I will certainly look for other books by this author.

Slightly Dangerous is a romance set in Victorian England. It’s the story of Christine Derrick who cannot help but to be genuine and real in the midst of an era that wants to dictate the proper way to sneeze and a very proper Duke. The combination of her and the rest of high society she moves in is hilarious.

The romantic angle comes in when Christine, who appears to have no sense of decorum, and Wulfgar, the Duke of Bewcastle butt heads. It’s a story that translates perfectly to our own day and age even though most of us no longer live by the particular rules of the Victorian Age. We do, however, live by our own and love will always endure.

Slightly Dangerous is part of a series. The book is certainly read on its own merit and needs no other to help it stand, but you can just tell that the author felt one book was just not big enough to fit in all the stories she had to tell about these people.

You can read more about Mary Balogh at her website: http://www.marybalogh.com/

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