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The Defiant One
     

The Defiant One

4.6 19
by Danelle Harmon
 

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"The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away."

Blessed -- or perhaps cursed -- with a fiery temper, a strong will, and a blatant disregard for his brother's wishes, Lord Andrew de Montforte's only desire is to be left alone. But after being caught in a compromising position with tempting Lady Celsiana

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"The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away."

Blessed -- or perhaps cursed -- with a fiery temper, a strong will, and a blatant disregard for his brother's wishes, Lord Andrew de Montforte's only desire is to be left alone. But after being caught in a compromising position with tempting Lady Celsiana Blake, the brilliant and brooding scientist/inventor is forced into marriage in this jocular, fast-paced tale in which a supporting cast of beloved pets, the warm and eccentric de Montforte brothers, and the Machiavellian influence of the mighty duke of Blackheath once again play a role...

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Bestselling Author - Lisa Klaypas
"I thoroughly enjoyed The Defiant One... Danelle is a writer you can trust to deliver great stories time after time! My only regret is that I didn't read it with my oven mitts on! Witty and wonderful... a fresh and enchanting story with provocative love scenes and intelligent, passionate characters. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I am awed and delighted by Danelle Harmon's talent!"
Lisa Klaypas
"I thoroughly enjoyed The Defiant One... Danelle is a writer you can trust to deliver great stories time after time! My only regret is that I didn't read it with my oven mitts on! Witty and wonderful... a fresh and enchanting story with provocative love scenes and intelligent, passionate characters. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I am awed and delighted by Danelle Harmon's talent!"
Melanie Friedman
5 STARS! "Vastly entertaining, thoroughly and utterly amusing ... a charming, funny, and just plain delightful read!"
RCJR eZine - Melanie Friedman
5 STARS! "Vastly entertaining, thoroughly and utterly amusing ... a charming, funny, and just plain delightful read!"
Harriet Klausner
FIVE STARS! An entertaining, often jocular Georgian romance that lives up to its predecessors' standard of excellence. The story line is fun and breezy due to the interplay between the lead duet. At times WC Fields will come to mind as the animals steal the show from their human pets. Fans of a humorous historical romance will savor the story of THE DEFIANT ONE and impatiently wait for the conclusion starring the Machiavellian WICKED ONE!"
Reviewer - Harriet Klausner
FIVE STARS! An entertaining, often jocular Georgian romance that lives up to its predecessors' standard of excellence. The story line is fun and breezy due to the interplay between the lead duet. At times WC Fields will come to mind as the animals steal the show from their human pets. Fans of a humorous historical romance will savor the story of THE DEFIANT ONE and impatiently wait for the conclusion starring the Machiavellian WICKED ONE!"
Kate Robin
K.I.S.S. Award Winner! FOUR STARS! This laugh-out-loud read is a special treat for animal lovers who will fall in love, not only with the humans in the story, but their unforgettable pets as well. Ms. Harmon's sensual hero and charming heroine will sweep into your heart, making you very impatient for the fourth book in the de Monteforte quartet. SENSUAL
Romantic Times - Kate Robin
K.I.S.S. Award Winner! FOUR STARS! This laugh-out-loud read is a special treat for animal lovers who will fall in love, not only with the humans in the story, but their unforgettable pets as well. Ms. Harmon's sensual hero and charming heroine will sweep into your heart, making you very impatient for the fourth book in the de Monteforte quartet. SENSUAL
The Romance Reader - W. Crutcher
FOUR STARS! A charming, intelligent, and a wonderful tortured romantic hero ... an equally enjoyable heroine ... fans will not be disappointed!
W. Crutcher
FOUR STARS! A charming, intelligent, and a wonderful tortured romantic hero ... an equally enjoyable heroine ... fans will not be disappointed!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014459136
Publisher:
Danelle Harmon
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Series:
The De Montforte Brothers , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
67,628
File size:
561 KB

Meet the Author

Multi-award winning and critically acclaimed author Danelle Harmon is the author of ten books, previously published in print and distributed in many languages worldwide. Though a Massachusetts native, she has lived in England and is married to an Englishman; she and her husband make their home in Massachusetts with their daughter Emma and numerous animals including four dogs, an Egyptian Arabian horse, and numerous pet chickens. Danelle welcomes email from her readers and can be reached at

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Defiant One 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
onmtntime More than 1 year ago
I have loved all three books so far and I am looking forward to the wicked one. Laughed out loud so much through all three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series of books should be read in order. L loved the series. I highly recommend this series. I am currently reading anything she wrote. Danelle makes you feel like a member of the family.
Guest More than 1 year ago

Danelle Harmon's at the top of her game in her latest addition to the de Montforte saga. When last we saw Andrew, he was in his ill-fated flying machine with his brother Charles, winging from the fire that ruined his laboratory and sent noxious fumes into the air, the aftereffects of which play a major part in The Defiant One. Oh yes, and we again have Lucien, Duke of Blackheath--matchmaker extraordinaire--at his meddlesome, obnoxious best. (Ms. Harmon promises that Lucien will get a proper comeuppance in The Wicked One, due in January, 2001 & I eagerly await seeing him meet his match.)

If all this were not enough, The Defiant One offers something for those who are animal lovers ( Our heroine, Celsie, is a woman far ahead of her time in her cause against the abuse of animals), a discovered-by-accident aphrodisiac that has half the country after it, and enough humor to have kept me chuckling in all the right places.

I've read every one of Danelle's books, starting with her first, Pirate in My Arms, and The Defiant One adds another jewel to her literary crown. Ms. Harmon just keeps getting better and I can't recommend this book highly enough

harstan More than 1 year ago

In 1777 England, Lord Andrew de Monteforte shuns polite society ever since the fire that destroyed his health as well as his tolerance for simpering maidens. Andrew hides in his laboratory inventing things including accidentally creating an aphrodisiac.

Andrew¿s older brother Lucien worries about the changes in his sibling¿s personality since the blaze. He marches physician after physician to look at his sib, but Andrew scorns every one of them. When canine lover Lady Celsiana learns from Lucien that Andrew is experimenting on animals, she decides to confront the maniac in his lab. Instead, Celsiana is ushered into Andrew¿s bedroom where they are caught in what is obviously a set-up compromising position. Though both are loath to marry, they agree they must wed. As they fall in love, a nasty villain will murder anyone who tries to stop his efforts to steal Andrew¿s love potion.

Book three in Danelle Harmon¿s de Montefort siblings series is an entertaining, often times jocular Georgian romance that lives up to its predecessors standard of excellence. The story line is fun and breezy due to the interplay between the lead duet. At times WC Fields will come to mind as the animals steal the show from their human pets. Fans of a humorous historical romance will savor the story of the DEFIANT ONE and impatiently wait for the conclusion starring the Machiavellian WICKED ONE.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book of Andrew and Celsiana 's story was very entertaining and fun to read. Another great adventure to enjoy.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
Book three in the series and I think my fav! I'm pretty sure I laughed the whole time. You can't help but fall in love w/Andrew and his 'issues' w/the Duke. After reading bk one and two and yet fell into the same trap :) The discussion on how the 'kill' The Duke between A/C/N is so funny I read it over and over. This one is about trust and finding it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my fave of the brothers but in true Danelle Harmon fashion I really enjoyed tge story. Quite intriguing and held my attention with the mystery that was cleverly woven into this story! Also just loved Celsie to death!
Joni78 More than 1 year ago
I have to say that they are all wonderful books. Each one is faced with different obstacles and the one constant in all 3 so far has been Lucien and I am so looking forward to his book.. This is a MUST READ series to all historical romance fans!!! I am so glad that I ran across the first one this is definitely an author I will keep watching for. Now I am off to read The Wicked One.
cathie35 More than 1 year ago
See my review of the Beloved One.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved these books about the four brothers! Each with their own story, and their own romance!
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