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Slightly Dangerous (#7 on our Top 100 Romances list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May 22, 2004  To put my assessment of this book in perspective, I haven't loved every book ever written by Mary Balogh and I've found the Slightly series to be more uneven than it seems many readers did. With that said, though, I most assuredly do l ...

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A Summer to Remember (#39 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 17, 2002 Most romance readers think of Mary Balogh as a dark, intense writer, but she has proven in books like The Famous Heroine and Lady With A Black Umbrella that she can handle the lighter side as well. A Summer To Remember is not a farce, bu ...

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Slightly Wicked

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor One of the many things I love about audiobooks is that they’re a great way for me to catch up with older titles that, with the best will in the world, I’m unlikely to get around to reading for at least the next ten years or more. Another great thing is that it’s s ...

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Slightly Sinful

Certain writers seem to have beloved premises that they revisit again and again. With Lisa Kleypas, it's cross-class romance. Brockmann likes vulnerable tough guys who just can't get involved with their fellow team members. And Mary Balogh never met a prostitute plot she didn't like. Slightly Sinful ...

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Slightly Tempted

Slightly Tempted is the fourth book in the Slightly series that follows the fortunes of the Bedwyn family. Eighteen year old Morgan Bedwyn, sister of the Duke of Bewcastle, is with friends in Brussels on the eve of the battle of Waterloo. Gervase Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn, an ex-pa ...

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Slightly Scandalous

I had the interesting experience of reading all three Slightly books back to back to back. Immersed in all things Bedwyn, I did at times get a little weary of Bewcastle's quizzing glass and the abundant hauteur of the rest of the clan. But on the whole I am finding this series entertaining, and Slig ...

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Slightly Wicked

The time is ripe for a reminder about how subjective the reading experience can be. It is probable that many Balogh fans will greatly enjoy Slightly Wicked. As for me, despite being a long-time fan of Balogh, I found the generally well-loved A Summer to Remember surprisingly mediocre and clichéd, a ...

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Slightly Married

Is it fair to Mary Balogh that she's just so ridiculously good? At her best she is able to convey her characters' overwhelming anguish of despair coupled with the deep determination of love when they love but believe their love is not returned. At her less than best, you still feel the anguish and l ...

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One Night for Love

One thing I've noticed about Mary Balogh fans is that everyone seems to have a different favorite. While this probably has something to do with the fact that she's a prolific writer, I think it's also because her books are as different as her fans. When you open up one of her books, you never know q ...