Hazard [NOOK Book]

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You've never met a heroine like Lady Anne Peckworth. The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known...

You've never met a hero like Race de Vere. Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and beyond. He ...
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Hazard

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Overview

You've never met a heroine like Lady Anne Peckworth. The sheltered daughter of a duke, she has always been a perfect lady, even when jilted. Twice. Now, however, she's angry, and she's angry at the single most reckless, most irresponsible, most irresistible man she's ever known...

You've never met a hero like Race de Vere. Far below Anne's station in life, he has invaded her orderly world like a pirate, tempting her to the edge and beyond. He leads her into impropriety, into wickedness, and then into the most dangerous step of all - the adventure that could win or lose her everything in one hazardous night....



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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Beverley's newest (following The Devil's Heiress) is an engaging, if thinly plotted, Regency-era love story featuring Lady Anne Peckworth. Demure, reserved and polite to a fault, even after being jilted twice, Anne is the perfect heiress. Although her substantial fortune guarantees a certain amount of attention from the beaux of London, her crippled foot means that she is always seen as slightly damaged goods. Racecombe de Vere is a charismatic ex-soldier with no prospects and a mysterious family background. Although he's completely unsuitable as a match for Anne, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. Determined to find herself a husband and shake off her self-imposed isolation in the country, Anne heads to town on a mission to make her way in society, but she can't rid herself of her feelings for Race. Will she settle down with a proper husband, or will she take a chance on exactly the wrong man? Race remains a bit of a cipher throughout the novel Anne's initial resistance to his charms is exaggerated, and her reactions sometimes overpower their interplay. Nevertheless, Anne's rare combination of intelligence and spunk enlivens this standard plot, and fans will appreciate the spicy chemistry between her and Race. (May 7) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101190791
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 47,257
  • File size: 345 KB

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Biography

Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1975 where they raised their two children. In 2009, the couple returned to England.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the '80s that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas, which have garnered several RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, as well as several awards from Romantic Times, including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Jo Beverley:

"I'm English, born, raised, and educated, which has to contribute to the way I write my books."

"My profession -- once upon a time in another world -- was careers guidance, which involved visiting many different workplaces and learning about the jobs done there. This is a great education in the variety and complexity of life."

"I taught women-centered childbirth classes for 5 years, and that comes out in any childbirth scenes in my books.

"I'm a craft-dabbler, and I've tried most of them, including Tenerife lace, tatting, leatherwork, and stained glass, but I've never stuck with any. However, I once was a very good painter and I've recently decluttered all my craft materials to concentrate on drawing and painting as my artistic therapy for a demented author."

"I grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire, which is a 19th-century seaside town, but that's very close to Heysham, an ancient coastal village. They say the pre-Conquest church there is the oldest one in England still in use and there are stone-age tombs as well. We used to play on an Anglo-Saxon hogs-back stone near the church. I'm sure this easy contact with such ancient things tuned my mind to the past. I set my second book, The Stanforth Secrets, in Heysham, and it will be reissued in 2010." "My indulgences are really good cheese, bread, wine, coffee, and dark, dark chocolate (90% Lindt."

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Engaging Regency

    Most of the Ton would forgive just about anything of the daughter of a Duke. However, much of the aristocracy feels her clubfoot makes Lady Anne Peckworth not quite worth her position in society. Many feel that is why she has been jilted and is obviously slated for a life of spinsterhood. <P>Race de Vere feels sorry and concerned for Anne when his friend deserted her for another woman. He decides to insure that Anne is okay. However, to his amazement, he finds her not only upbeat, but also quite desirable. As he encourages Anne to live life to the fullest, he falls in love with her, but alas he has no title and is beneath her station. Anne realizes that the third time is the charm as she is finally in love and refuses to allow Race to hide his feelings because this round belongs to her. <P>Regency romance fans will not HAZARD any doubt on the latest Jo Beverly tale as the author as usual comes through with a marvelous sequel starring one of the more deserving characters in recent romance novels, Anne. Race brings out the best in his beloved with his compassionate caring nature. The story line focuses on the growing love and relationship between these two nice people who merit a lifetime of love together though society dictates otherwise. Fans of a gently warm historical tale focused on romance will gain immense pleasure from Ms. Beverly¿s beautiful book. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    I couldn't stop reading this book after I started it the second

    I couldn't stop reading this book after I started it the second time. The first time around I read about 25 pages and switched to something else. I thought it started out a little slow and I wasn't sure if I would like this hero. Between that first reading and the second one, I read a few other Jo Beverley books, and knowing how beautifully she develops her characters, I came back to re-read. I am SO GLAD I did. I loved it. I couldn't stop reading it and even switched the light on at 2 am to read a few more chapters. It's remarkable to me how, even when she is adding a sentence of historical information about, for example, the Prince Regent, she can make that piece of information further develop the character who is observing the Prince (or whomever). I just truly haven't read any author who can compare when it comes to drawing the characters. I can't wait to start the next Jo Beverley. The only problem I have with her books is that I can't get anything else done. I spent my entire weekend reading this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Jade

    Hi. Can you have a monster attack at Camp Half-Blood(farmae result two) and attack Jade? (That's me) Like, injure her or whatever. Your choice. Byz!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    To Hazard

    Ra.pe Steel at Pico result 9. If tomorrow then do it after 3:00 pm pacific.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    One of the best "Rogues"

    This story is anything but boring. Having read several of the "Company of Rogues" books, this is one of my favorites. Its not about "love at first site" or even "lust at first site". The relationship starts as a true friendship (and some fun flirtation) between two people from opposite classes. Race de Vere is a likeable,charming,and compassionate hero who also happens to be an accomplished flirt. Lady Ann is a true lady, with an unfortunate foot which only adds to her appeal as a less than perfect heroine. A great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Disappointment

    I really liked the Company of Rogues series, so I picked this book up as soon as I saw it. However, I found it a real disappointment. There was very little plot. Most of the story revolved around a Duke's daughter's struggle with the idea of loving/marrying outside her social station. (BORING!) There was a weak episode in the story that will link to a future book featuring a character from this book. I hope the new book has more plot than this one did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    Beautiful

    I loved this book. Very well written. A great historical romance. A lovely romance without so much lust/sex that a lot of the current historical authors are now writing. Very fresh, lovely and romantic. My first read by this author and definitely not my last. JB writes so well of the historical period. I'm looking forward to reading her Company of Roques books.

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