A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

by Janmarie Anello

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Overview

"You will marry me, Miss Jamison...in two days."

Leah Jamison is too practical to expect a romantic proposal from a man she only just met, but even she is shocked by the bold command issued by the darkly handsome Richard Wexton, Duke of St. Austin. Why the nobleman wishes to wed her and how her father brought about the match, Leah cannot imagine, yet the moment Richard takes her into his arms, undeniable passion flares between them. But Leah senses a darkness in Richard, and lingering wounds from a past betrayal that haunt him still. She vows she will heal his heart and win his love--and no one will stop her.

As the spare heir, no one paid much attention to Richard and his affairs, but when life makes him a duke, he becomes the most sought after bachelor in London. That is, until a scheming miller discovers Richard's darkest secrets, which he threatens to reveal...unless Richard marries the man's daughter. Outraged, yet desperate to protect those he holds dear, Richard weds the lovely Leah, and vows to banish his unwanted bride the moment they leave the altar. But Richard's anger quickly dissolves into desire...and passionate love. Now the greater danger he faces comes not from his enemies, but from his yearning to yield the secrets of his heart into Leah's safekeeping.

Praise for A Dangerous Man

"A Dangerous Man is a beautifully crafted story of unyielding passions, societal influences, and family scandals. Janmarie Anello is at the top of her game with this memorable love story." --Affaire de Coeur

"A Dangerous Man titillates the senses with the promise of scandal and the passion of blossoming love. This is a fantastic read that was hard to put down." --FreshFiction.com

"A Dangerous Man by Janmarie Anello is another emotionally charged romance filled with suspense and drama from this wonderful writer...this book was filled with romance, love and the added spice of hidden enemies. I really loved this book and recommend this to everyone who enjoys their historical romances mixed with a touch of intrigue." --RomanceJunkies.com

"Don't miss this riveting book." --Rakehell.com

A Dangerous Man/Janmarie Anello--Second Edition. September 2015
Previous Publication History: Originally published by Kensington Publishing Corp. May 2008

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150923249
Publisher: JMA Books, LLC
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 241,246
File size: 600 KB

About the Author

Janmarie Anello pens historical romance novels set in the elegant world of Regency England, where courageous heroes and daring heroines fight for their love and their happy ending.

Like the characters in her stories, Janmarie believes in love at first sight and happily ever after. How could she not, when she knew within minutes of meeting her husband that he was the rogue for her? Together they have two fabulous children and two rambunctious golden retrievers. A native New Englander, Janmarie loves the changing seasons, sharing long, leisurely dinners with family and friends, and hearing from her readers.

Please visit Janmarie on the web at www.janmarieanello.com

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A Dangerous Man 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kazzie22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Former mistresses try to cause problems for the H/h.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
YAY, another author to watch. Janmarie Anello's "A Dangerous Man" is my second read by this author and just an enjoyable and moving as the first.Richard is outraged that he must acquiesce to a blackmailer and marry a merchant's daughter in order to protect his family. But from his first glimpse of Leah, he's struck by her beauty and it doesn't take long for him to realize she's just another pawn in her father's plans. But Richard was fooled by love before and still suffers from the memory and he has no intention of developing deep feelings for this woman.Leah can't believe what her father has done now. She's being bartered away to fulfill her father's dreams of the future without regard for her feelings. Surely this Duke will help her resist her father's plans? But when Leah discovers the difference between love for a friend and love for a mate, will it matter? Plots and schemes swirl around her while she fights to win her husband's love.Anello writes with feeling and a touch of melodrama. She 'feels' like a less-experience writer and there are certainly weaknesses in plotting and pacing. Yet she somehow manages to keep me reading through the occasional eyebrow lift and yes, even though I know how the story will play out, I come to care for her characters and want to see them triumph despite of that. She can play on my emotions and draw me into the story and that makes her an author to watch for me. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any information regarding her next release, but I did add Anello's name to my watchlist.
aznstarlette on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The heroine realizes she loves the hero, about whom she knew nothing, a day after their hasty marriage - WHAT? Not at all a believable story of love at first sight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book before and loved it..glad to see its available for my nook library..it's a must read!