A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

by Connie Brockway

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Overview

A desperate woman...a dangerous man...
London society knows Hart Moreland, the Earl of Perth, as the perfect gentleman—remote, sophisticated, elegant. But Mercy Coltrane remembers him as "Duke", the steely-eyed gunfighter who shot her six years earlier in a Texas kidnapping gone wrong. When she needs someone to find her missing brother, she decides the earl would be the perfect man for the job.

Hart had returned to London to escape his dark past, never dreaming it would follow him in the form of a flame-haired beauty with blackmail on her mind. When Mercy threatens to expose his scandalous secrets unless he helps her, he is forced to engage her in a tantalizing game of wits, his only weapons masterful touches and stolen kisses.

Mercy knows she is taking a risk by striking a bargain with the devil. But when Hart draws her into his irresistible embrace, tempting her to surrender all she holds dear, she realizes the greatest danger just might be to her own heart...

"A Dangerous Man is a winner! Everything readers want in a romance and more. Connie Brockway writes the kind of romance I love."—Amanda Quick, New York Times bestselling author

"Romance with strength, wit, and intelligence. Connie Brockway delivers!" — Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author

"If it's smart, sexy, and impossible to put down, it's a book by Connie Brockway — Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

"Brockway's lush, lyrical writing style is a perfect match for her vivid characters, beautiful atmospheric setting, and sensuous love scenes." — Library Journal

"If you're looking for passion, tenderness, wit, and warmth, you need look no further. Connie Brockway is simply the best." — Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161316894
Publisher: Amber House Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 443,741
File size: 520 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Connie Brockway has written both historical romance and women’s fiction to much acclaim, including earning two coveted starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. She has twice won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita award and currently has over 1.5 million books in print. An avid traveler, gardener, and cook, Connie lives in Minnesota with her husband and any number of spoiled mutts.

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Dangerous Man 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
wolffe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book in a thrift shop and, being only 50 cents, decided to give it a go. Sometimes you get lucky and find wonderful gems in the 50 cent bin.This time I was pleasantly surprised. Having never heard of Brockway I didn't know what to expect, but she delivered with a smart, witty novel that kept my attention the whole way through.The mystery is quickly figured out but that doesn't detract from the story. The characters are nicely done, though there are a couple of groan worthy moments during the sex scenes where the purple prose gets a bit out of hand.I thought Hart was an especially nice hero. I like heroes who have believable flaws and his was completely understandable. Mercy, his heroine, had a bit of the too-stupid-to-live syndrome but was a fun read nonetheless.I'll definitely be looking for Brockway's other titles in the future.
theshadowknows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Dangerous Man seems, on paper, like it would be a great read. It makes a connection between the American West and Victorian England that isn¿t readily or usually apparent or addressed. The fact that such disparate cultures, lifestyles, and romance subgenres are contemporaneous hardly ever occurred to me, so I was interested to see how Brockway would represent the translation between and convergence of these two separate spheres within one book. She does it by starting off with a prologue set in the Old West ¿ a show down between a sharp shooting gunslinger and a greasy evil kidnapper who¿s trying to hold our adolescent heroine ransom. Cut to six years later and we¿re transported in time and place to a staid, stately, ¿civilized¿ house party in the English country side. The switch is abrupt and disorienting, as is the contrasting images of the hero as he was and as he is for the rest of the story. The dangerous cowboy is now Hart Moreland, Earl of Perth, respectable, restrained, and so very impassive. But his steely cold calm hides a deep dark secret, terrors from the past that drive him to the brink of madness. I¿m intrigued. But when we get to know the story behind his transformation, and once the heroine is introduced, my interest wanes. The execution of this promising set up stumbles all the way to the finish. I really don¿t like Mercy Coltrane. She¿s the spunky, feisty, extroverted American who doesn¿t know and is dismissive of stuffy English rules. I find her more annoying than anything else. Especially when she starts waving a gun around and showing off her own sharp shooting skills. I have nothing against a woman being competent with firearms, (more power to her) but her exhibitions didn¿t really help flesh out her character and only seemed to be there in order to make a statement. They were incongruous, given the setting, and she wasn¿t convincing as a cowgirl. The incongruity was probably the point, considering Brockway¿s melding of east and west here, but there was just something lacking in Mercy¿s character that got in the way of this melding, of what could have been a truly unique story. I wasn¿t too happy with the romance between Mercy and Hart either. She¿s hunted him down in order to petition his help in finding her missing brother. Another point lost for A Dangerous Man, because this transparent excuse to get them together really got on my nerves, as well as the cartoonish bad guy tacked on at the end. Hart guards his powers of self-control and his pristine reputation like his life depends on it because he¿s so desperate to protect the reputations of his three sisters, who would suffer by association were he to do anything untoward. Of course, Mercy keeps pushing his buttons and driving him to do just exactly that. I felt like these two rarely got to interact, and when they do I¿m either bored or annoyed, mostly because of Mercy, who¿s meddlesome, pushy, and immature. But in this book, that means she¿s so pretty and special and can make our cold hearted, tortured hero feel and come alive, laugh and get angry and all that good stuff. I don¿t see anything about her character that earns this special power. As for Hart, he¿s alright. I buy that he¿s the dangerous man touted by the title. But, even in light of his terrible past and his secret shame, he goes overboard with the coldness and meanness, so that when he and Mercy are together, their interactions are very imbalanced. I feel like they¿re on different pages completely and remain unconvinced regarding their love. I don¿t get what he sees in her and vice versa. There are some scenes near the very end that grab my attention, when I start enjoying myself and the characters become less one-dimensional. There¿s plenty of angst, turbulent emotions, and dark passions to go around, and I gobble it up. I¿m moved despite myself. But these scenes come far too late, and are far too few to salvage the rest of the book. A damn shame, con
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Liked the main characters, good storyline.
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