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  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books (1 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034546785X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345467850
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.5 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nicole Jordan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous historical romances. She lives with her real-life hero (her husband) in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, where she is at work on her next enthralling tale about the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Detra Fitch VINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Set in 1815. Viscount Thorne "Chris" finds his father's matchmaking tiresome. Chris is not ready to settle down and produce an heir. He is a member of a secret league of protectors known as the Guardians. A fellow member, Nate Lunsford, has been murdered and Chris is determined to find the person responsible so he can deliver justice, not to mention a bit of revenge. Nate has dubbed Chris as his sister's guardian. Her name is Amy.
Artist Diana Sheridan is worried about her cousin's, Amy, affections toward a possible fortune hunter. Therefore, she takes Amy to Chris for help. Chris was on the Isle of Cyrene. He agrees to return to London and secure Amy's place in Society. In exchange, Diana must pretend to be his betrothed. This should satisfy his father. Diana is reluctant since she had been part of a scandal before. Yet for Amy's sake she agrees. Soon Chris wants to make the marriage real. But that is the LAST thing Diana wants! Chris begins his master plan of seducing the lovely Diana into his arms.
**** A scorching hot regency romance filled with love, mystery, danger, and scandal. This story will take your mind off your day-to-day worries and fling you head long into a romantic adventure between two passionate people. ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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I thought it was quite seedy and far from romantic.

The leading man is a bit of a pig and takes a long time to be redeemed and the leading lady could do sooo much better for herself.

Don't bother reading this book, it's not worth it.
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This is nicole jordan at her best, I have just started to read her paradise series, many thanks amazon and the sellers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Sensuality at its best. 9 Dec. 2004
By Jennifer Banker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This has been a long awaited read. As the second book in the new series, it is good. And leads the way for more books in the series. Diana was a wonderful heroine. Strong and funny and able to hold her own against Thorne. Thorne is a strong male character. But he does not run over Diana. They build up a touching love story and I like how Thorne decides to get Diana. I found it interesting that in this book it was the woman who did not want marriage. I like the twist. It was fun to see how Thorne was going to work with that and how he was going to prove himself. There is tension from the plot to uncover the Guardians and Nate's murder. Guesing who is behind the spying and watching it all come together. It was not a huge mystery. But it fit in well. There was enough to keep you guessing while you got to watch the two sets of characters fall in love. I thought it was worth it. It was sweet, sensual and well worth the wait. Cant wait for the next book in the set. Looking foreward to it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Nicole Jordan At Her Finest 1 Dec. 2004
By Vic RBL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Christopher, Viscount Thorne, is one of England's most elusive bachelors, willing to do most anything to thwart his father's efforts to marry him off for the sake of providing an heir - including a fake betrothal.

Diana Sheridan, a beautiful and talented, but undiscovered, artist, burned by betrayal in love and shunned by society because of it, seeks Christopher Thorne's aid to avert a similar scandal for her young cousin, and Thorne's ward, Amy, whose mistaken infatuation with a fortune hunter could prove disastrous.

If this all sounds too familiar, think again - it's not. This story will spark your interest from page one and will not let you go until it's done. It is Nicole Jordan at her finest, and those who have been reading the divine Ms. J since forever KNOW what happens when she lets go and writes from her heart - fireworks, intrigue, humor, and excellent secondary characters.

An honest-to-goodness "hero to die for" (one of her BEST ever) who is innately, scorchingly sensual. A heroine who, while innocent to the ways of sex, is not a bit of fluff or a simpering "Miss", but a strong, independent woman with her own goals in a world not ready or willing to accept her for what she is.

One of the things (among many!) that I loved about this book was the great humor in Christopher's total denial of his love for Diana - carrying out the "charade" of their betrothal is a chuckle to the reader for sure. There is intrigue, HOT SEX that you will not wait three-quarters of the way through the book to get to, and charming characters - main and secondary. But best of all, I adore that this book is ROMANCE driven, as all books in this genre should be but sometimes lose track of. This is romance at its BEST, and if you're a purest and your heart lies in the "roots" of what it's all about, I say if you haven't bought this book yet - do it NOW. I put it at the top of my "Best of the Year" list.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An engaging Regency romantic suspense 31 Oct. 2004
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1815, the Ton enjoys betting on the ongoing "contest" between Viscount Thorne and his father. Dad, the duke, wants his son married with the heir; so the Duke of Redcliff consistently buys off his son's lovers and tosses eligible women in his path. Christopher finds his sire's actions amusing, but frustrating as he is not ready to wed anyone especially since he has become a member of the Guardians of the Sword sworn to stamp out evil and tyranny.

Someone murders fellow Guardian Nate Lunsford, who named Chris as his sister's guardian. Chris is on the Isle of Cyrene, when artist Diana Sheridan arrives with Nate's sister Amy in hand. Diana is worried that a fortune hunter has captured Amy's affection and thinks only her guardian can keep disaster from happening. Chris agrees to return to London, but insists that Diana, a victim of scandal several years ago, pretend to be his fiancée. That would keep dad in check, enable him to guide Amy, and uncover the identity of the killer. He never anticipated that he wants to marry Diana as Chris has fallen in love while she tries to elude this master of temptation.

The second "Guardian" tale ("Paradise" as Ballantine calls the miniseries seems off) is an engaging Regency romantic suspense that hook readers from the moment that Nate is murdered until the final two confrontations (with the killer and between the lead duet). The story line moves fast, but also insures key secondary cast members seem genuine especially Amy and the Duke. Though the killer seems too odd of a twist, sub-genre fans will feel that Nicole Jordan has entertained them again.

Harriet Klausner
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Irritating Diana 10 Aug. 2006
By JJC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Thats what she should have named this book. I know everybody else seemed to find this book wonderful but I found the characters having no depth. More like cardboard characters. Thorne is a rascal and the only reason I continued to read this book. He made a tedious book seem more interesting. Handsome, sexy but overall a good person.

And then there is Diana - what can I say but that she is irritaing, has no mind of her own, pushy, yes I could go on and on but I won't. First she does not want Thorne to seduce her because of her past broken heart. That happened several years ago - Get over it! Then they have sex and then she pushes him away when he says they should get married for real. Then they have sex again and later she tells him that she does not want to see him again ever. Then Thorne is in a life threatening situation and finally she realizes that she wants to be with him. Talk about a woman who can't make up her mind. life threatening situations can do that to a person. Grow Up! During this time she meets up with the man who broke her heart and she seems to still have feelings for him, then Thorne seems to get jealous. There roles seem to be the reverse. Is he not supposed to be a rouge. He seems the one more infatuated with her than she is with him.

All the secondary characters seem just as bland. Amys a spoiled brat, why anyone would like her is beyond me. And then theres poor Yates with his wooden leg - that's all there seems to be to his character. Don't bother to read this one it's a waste of money
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Another Sensual Tale By Ms. Jordan 16 Dec. 2004
By Kristi Ahlers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ms. Jordan's latest in her new "Paradise" series is a much better read than the previous with a little more depth and storyline. This is not to say that this story was flawless because it did at time drag and at times the storyline seemed a bit contrived.

All in all Diana was a strong heroine that knew her mind and had her dreams. She also found love where she least likely thought she would find it. In the arms of Viscount Thorn. Christopher is a member of a secret organization that protects those that are unable to. One of their members is killed and it is thought to have been the bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. One year later Nat's sister and cousin come to find Christopher in order to obtain his help in launching Amy so she can find a suitable husband. Thorn agrees to do this as long as Diana posses as his fiancee. What starts off as an act swifty becomes a reality. But will their new love be threatened by an enemy before they realize how deep it actually is?

As I stated in the beginning of this review the chemistry between Diana and Thorn was very sensual and immediate. The whole "let's pretend that we love each other...than they find they do" is not a new story vehicle and Ms. Jordan has truly not done anything to change that. What saved this story from being too...uninspiring is the collection of characters such as Amy, John Yates, and the Duke. Ms. Jordan is without a doubt one of the queens of the sensual romance and this story is no exception. I look forward to continuing with this series and recommend the this latest effort by Ms. Jordan.

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