Notorious [NOOK Book]

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Never before published-from the New York Times bestselling author of Infamous

The daughter of Jory de Warenne and lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabelle, the spirited Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to the distinguished Lincoln Robert de Warenne, but yearns for a deeper passion. When she meets the dark and dangerous Wolf Mortimer-a man who possesses the Celtic gift of second sight-she finds it impossible not to surrender to his fierce desire. ...
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Notorious

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Overview

Never before published-from the New York Times bestselling author of Infamous

The daughter of Jory de Warenne and lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabelle, the spirited Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to the distinguished Lincoln Robert de Warenne, but yearns for a deeper passion. When she meets the dark and dangerous Wolf Mortimer-a man who possesses the Celtic gift of second sight-she finds it impossible not to surrender to his fierce desire. And when Wolf's father-the queen's lover, Roger Mortimer-is imprisoned in the Tower of London, she finds herself swept on an adventure that not only puts her heart in peril, but jeopardizes the life of the man who could be her destiny...


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Rife with political intrigue, this medieval historical romance never lacks for suspense, but overblown language, a too-easy wrapup and excessive melodrama undermine the reader's enjoyment. "I shouldn't... but I shall!" is noblewoman Brianna de Beauchamp's credo, and she applies it often throughout. Should she involve herself in the brewing battle between England's marcher barons and the degenerate King Edward II? And, perhaps more importantly, should she provoke the handsome and dangerous Wolf Mortimer? She shouldn't but she does, making herself an essential channel of communication between the barons and their ally, Queen Isabelle, as well as the object of Wolf's fantasies. Veteran author Henley (Infamous) weaves a colorful tapestry full of notorious real-life noblemen and royals, proving that fact can be more fascinating than fiction. However, Henley would do better to heed the "less is more" doctrine; too often characters restate facts, and Henley compulsively inserts distracting exclamatories for added drama ("I foolishly forgave you once, but never again. I wouldn't lower myself to spit on you!"). Despite its flaws, this dynamic, heavily embellished history lesson manages to do what few can—illuminate and entertain. (May)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101210987
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 211,454
  • File size: 636 KB

Meet the Author

Virginia Henley is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novels have been translated into fourteen languages. A grandmother of three, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Sucks

    The characters are both very uninteresting. Added to thst VH is making a hsbit of turning previously beloved characters into villains. In this case it was Lincoln de Warren, the beautiful and beloved baby from A Year and a Day. She did the same with Simon de Montfort, and it is really lazy and shoddy writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

    Unexpectedly disappointed.

    I've read and loved all of Virginia Hensley's books. Notorious seemed to drag on. I kept reading thinking it would get better, but it did not. She's a much better author than this book portrays.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2007

    A reviewer

    I rabidly awaited the publication of this book and was somewhat disappointed. In my opinion the two protagonists were very boring and that is usually not the case with Virginia Henley characters. In fact the secondary characters such as the queen and Roger had better heat then the two main characters. Plus they took forever to actually consumate their relationship, which I'm not used to in a Henley book. I was also disappointed with Lynx's and Jane's son who seemed to be very selfish and a coward, not what I expected from him. Not her greatest effort but I'll give her three starts based on her rich historical content.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    Too repetitive

    It seem to take forever to finish the story. The book could have been written easily in about 250 pages. Too repetitive. I usually like her books, but I really wouldn't recommended this one.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    wonderful historical romance

    Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to Lincoln Robert de Warenne so feels somewhat ashamed when she meets father and son Roger and Wolf Mortimer because she finds the young Wolf quite attractive. Still in spite of her urge, Brianna refuses to act on her feelings. However, Wolf desires her and rejects the concept that she belongs to Lincoln. He uses his special paranormal skill to seduce Brianna in her dreams. --- Meanwhile as part of the larger scale of conflict between Edward II and his estranged wife Queen Isabelle, her paramour Roger is interned inside the Tower. While Brianna and Wolf fall in love, he fears that his blood association as the son of the imprisoned Roger threatens his beloved at a time that alienating the de Warenne brood can prove deadly. --- Nobody consistently combines history and romance into an entertaining mix better than Virginia Henley does. Her latest tale brings to life England during the rule of Edward II through the relationship between Brianna and Wolf. The story line is fast-paced and stars a likable lead couple, whose hero¿s paranormal courting method is a unique way to win a lady. Meanwhile the intriguing triangle at court consisting of the king, his estranged queen and his male lover adds a sense of presence to a wonderful historical romance that some might insist is a romantic historical thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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