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Slightly Dangerous

Bedwyn Saga, Book 6
Written by: Mary Balogh
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention. But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman did catch the duke's eye - and she was the only female in the room who wasn't even trying.

Christine Derrick is intrigued by the handsome duke...all the more so when he invites her to become his mistress. What red-blooded woman wouldn't enjoy a tumble in the bedsheets with a consummate lover - with no strings and no questions asked. An infuriating lady with very definite views on men, morals, and marriage, Christine confounds Wulfric at every turn. Yet even as the lone wolf of the Bedwyn clan vows to seduce her any way he can, something strange and wonderful is happening. Now for a man who thought he'd never lose his heart, nothing less than love will do.

Contains mature themes.

©2004 Mary Balogh (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"With this series, Balogh has created a wonderfully romantic world of Regency culture and society. Readers will miss the honorable Bedwyns and their mates; ending the series with Wulfric's story is icing on the cake. Highly recommended." ( Library Journal)

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  • Mercy Boujarwah
  • 19-04-17

Ten Stars!

I have read this book several times but rushed to buy it at in audio format. Rosalyn Landor is perfect for Mary Balogh's writing. I will listen to this many times!

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  • Lia
  • 08-02-20

Excellent Regency Romance

I'm a fan of Regency romances, I enjoy listening to them but they all tend to blur together in my mind afterwards. I normally don't listen to them one unless it comes highly recommended, which was the case with Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh. One of my favorite authors, Lucy Parker, was very enthusiastic in recommending this Pride and Prejudice retelling, and I have to thank her for it because I stayed up until early morning to read this in one go. I was hooked right from the time Christine meets Wulfric! Actually I was laughing so hard. Christine is a smart heroine who is just so vibrant and full of life, a very pleasant character to read about. And she takes the dark and broody Duke of Bewcastle completely by surprise. I really enjoyed how Mary Balogh took elements of Pride and Prejudice but made the story completely her own. Had so much fun reading this book. Highly recommended for historical romance readers and fans of Jane Austen retellings.

Rosalyn Landor is fantastic with the delivery of the story

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  • Beth T. Irwin
  • 24-04-17

Delightfully damaged characters ending a series

Wulfric's story is the one we all waited for. I took back one star for our heroine's protesting beyond the point of sense (no spoiler, I won't say what she's refusing to do). But loved that she leaps before she looks, spills, rips, tears, falls, and generally isn't your usual heroine at all. Definitely a girl I could relate to.

Finally, finally we get an explanation of Wulfric's frozen demeanor and ducal behavior even to his family. He goes from iceberg to...well, making sense at last while staying true to character. Plus some real surprises that are also true to character. Love it when a hero can go from scary frigid to sympathetic in the course of a book.

I'm being a bit vague, but I don't want to spoil it for others. The narrator is awesome and I totally lost myself in the story without ever noticing the narrator once things began, which to me is the mark of greatness. Kudos!

If there was a way to give partial stars, this would honestly be a 4 3/4 as I suspect the author could have kept the conflict cranked without resorting that one last time too many. Regardless, I bought this the minute I could and you won't be sorry if you do.

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  • MVA
  • 20-04-17

Fantastic Finish!

This was an awesome conclusion to the Bedwyn Saga. This was story about the Duke of Bedcastle the last Bedwyn sibling to fall in love. This was one of my favorites in this series. This listen was well worth the credit with a five star review.

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  • Cam
  • 30-06-17

The things we do for love

The duke was never the man heroine wanted and by insisting she needs someone with certain criteria he was forced to become someone she admired. The heroine was adorable and at the same time her character was unrealistic. To refuse a duke so many times when she was so in love was not something I can see as realistic. The story reminded me somewhat of Pride and Prejudice. Except that she was not silly in her request in that book. I really like Mary Balogh but her repetitive nature in her books is tiresome. At points in this story I just want to say move on. I get it. Her marriage before was not good and he was jealous. Now can we get to another point???! If all the repetitive point are removed and the reasoning for her refusal got a bit more realistic then the story was actually very entertaining. My apologies to MB and her admirers for any insult but these reviews are not for popularity contests and I need to be true to my followers.

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  • Kelly
  • 17-07-19

my favorite .

This book about Wulfric falling in love is my favorite. I laughed at the adventures he was forced into. The emergence of his humanity is the best.

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  • Sanra
  • 29-06-17

The Unforgettable Bedwyns

The only sad thought of these books are that there are no more siblings to write about. Their personalities are so great, humorous, strong willed, strong tempered and just plain fun. I hope Mary Balogh will continue with their off spring and create more stories of romance. Aunts and uncles could be in the mix of fostering or impeding their nieces and nephews romances.
The narrator Rosalyn Landor is the best narrator of all the narrators that I have heard. She is incredible with the ease of how she differentiates characters voices. I sometimes see her name as narrator and choose that book because I love her narration.

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  • bebe
  • 21-06-17

Best book in the series

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I loved it!!! In this book the Duke reminds me a great deal of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. I liked the Duke character all through the books in this series and was glad to finally listen to a book about him. All the Duke's brother/sister/in laws from previous books are in this book too, but it still works as a stand alone book,

The female lead (Christine) got on my nerves a few times, I would rather see her as more refined, but I still liked her. I am in love with the Duke. He is a fantastic character. The story is told from both Christine's and the Duke's point of view, which gives a better feel for their characters and their thoughts. Nothing major happens because the story is about the relationship between Christine and the Duke growing from first sight of one another and forward to the end. Really a great story.

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  • J-9
  • 14-06-17

Adding to my list of FAVORITE books!

I think I'm in love with the Duke of Bewcastle. What a great book. I laughed, I cried, I sighed! I'll be listening to this book again and again. Listen to the whole series though. You can't miss the other Bedwyn's!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-17

best one of the bedwynn saga

loved the ending!! Really enjoyed this series but this one is my favorite!! will be listening to this book again:)

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