When Dashing Met Danger

From an exciting new voice in romantic fiction comes a fast paced and emotional historical romance Shana Galen is sure to dazzle readers with her undeniable talent and unique brand of wit and charm This is an author to watch Alex Scarston, Earl of Selbourne Rake Spy With his efforts for England in the war against the French suspended, family obligations compel him toFrom an exciting new voice in romantic fiction comes a fast paced and emotional historical romance Shana Galen is sure to dazzle readers with her undeniable talent and unique brand of wit and charm This is an author to watch Alex Scarston, Earl of Selbourne Rake Spy With his efforts for England in the war against the French suspended, family obligations compel him to investigate the disappearance of Viscount Brigham s son When the viscount s daughter becomes involved as well, Alex finds himself entangled in a venture that risks both heart and soul.It s not that Lucia Dashing, youngest daughter of Lord Brigham, wants Alex to go away She just wishes he wasn t always so close perhaps a few rooms, or streets, or continents between them would bank the heat of her attraction But when her brother disappears, she s no choice but to engage the earl in a battle risking her brother, her country, and her love.
When Dashing Met Danger From an exciting new voice in romantic fiction comes a fast paced and emotional historical romance Shana Galen is sure to dazzle readers with her undeniable talent and unique brand of wit and charm Th

  • Title: When Dashing Met Danger
  • Author: Shana Galen
  • ISBN: 9780060773151
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “When Dashing Met Danger”

    1. Hmm.A rather typical spy of the crown book, with a rather meddlesome heroine who never does what she is told and gets herself in danger so that the hero can save the day, a hero who is kind of unremarkable, plots unoriginal but at least the writing is smooth. Lucia is a heroine who has something to prove. She does what is expected of her but in contempt. She has an emotional streak and gets pissed off when she is not taken seriously. (But why I ask? When you act like a ninny, people will treat y [...]

    2. 3.5 starsA most entertaining Regency romance, complete with a missing brother, spies, a trip to dangerous France, footpads, thugs, dandies, and, of course, the feisty heroine about to marry for duty and position to a dreadful "gentlemen", and the rake hero so scarred by his father's foolish behavior that he's vowed never to marry!Dashing is Miss Lucia Dashing. Dangerous is Alexander (Alex) Scarston, the Earl of Selbourne. Alex's brother, Winterbourne, is married to Lucia's sister, Francesca. The [...]

    3. I didn't like Lucia. She wants to help find her brother, but all she does is get in the way. She also screams and has near fainting spells whenever facing the bad guys. After reacting that way every time, she feels like she is useful in the search for her brother. It never clicks in her head that if she continues to search for her brother that she's risking abuse from men. She is overdramatic with everything. She didn't grow as a character at all. There were a few inconsistencies with the book t [...]

    4. A most irritating book that I've read in quite a while.Starting with the fact that I am not very much into spy books and even though it turned out not to be so very spyish, the sentiment remains. And the fact that one of the heroes engaged to someone else is also not my thing.I am definitely not into heroines who get angry at the hero for no sensible reason. Did she really thought that when he seemed to start to fall asleep when they were bound and in danger, that he was going to rest a while? A [...]

    5. This is Galen's first book. Granted there is a formula to romance novels, but the better ones tend to have a decent mystery plot and intelligent heroes and heroines. This first attempt is completely formulaic. The plot (such as it is) is totally predictable; the heroine is a silly, stupid brat; and the hero is boring. Frankly, Lord Dewhurst is the most interesting character. There are also numerous continuity issues, such as, in one sentence a character has discarded his spent pistol and the nex [...]

    6. I love this title!You know the sign of a good writer is when you get mad at the character and not the author. So guess which way I'm going with this , it's a very good book! Steamy , funny. It's a nice beginning

    7. True SpyThis book was great! You meet Alex and Lucia in the book about Ethan and Francesca. This book had more espionage in it. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a good mystery.

    8. 3,5 starsI really liked this book. It took me a while to finish it but this had nothing to do with the book itself, it was due to lack of time to read. After reading lots of paranormal/vampires in a row I really needed a good regency and I got that with this one. It was original and unique. The characters were well-developed and accessible . Lucia is a heroin who actually touched my heart. She tries so hard to gain her family’s approval, especially her father’s and I was glad to see that she [...]

    9. I had a lot of fun reading this book. I am not a traditional romance reader, as I generally head toward the mysteries and hope there's a little romance in them.This book had romance and a touch of mystery and was a fun romp to read. Admittedly, there could have been improvements, but the story was full, rich with color and character personalities. There are plenty of steamy scenes and the action is pretty tense, but not over done. The villains were cringe worthy and the hero swoon worthy, but he [...]

    10. Shana Galen loves to mix danger with romance in a way that makes this nearly a romantic suspense in the second half. There is plenty of danger for Miss Dashing to endure, much of it the result of her own actions. Because she is outrageously impulsive, she is less than fully likeable. That and a slightly overbearing hero count for the 4 stars. Galen also has a knack for creating engaging secondary characters and setting up a world in which they most likely will get their own stories. This early e [...]

    11. When Dashing Met Danger by Shana Galen is a wonderful historical romantic adventure with characters that you can't help liking. Lot's of action, quick paced adventure and witty dialogue. I was laughing out loud while reading some of the situations the heroine Lucia and the hero Alex found themselves in. When Dashing Met Danger has spies, betrayals, burning passions and a cast of memorable secondary characters. Great read.

    12. Wow! I could not WAIT to get back to this book and could have easily read it all in one sitting! I think this is going to be a favorite author! I LOVE her voice, the tone of her characters, the romance, chemistry, you name it! This book had it all for me! My only qualm I had was that I wish I'd read Francesca and Ethan's book first, though I can't wait to get their story!

    13. I loved it. It was a perfect mixture of romance, action, adventure and danger. Never underestimate a woman's intuition

    14. As long as it was, I still wanted more. More tension between the hero & heroine, more empathy in the hero. Lucia seemed a bit immature but I liked her. I loved the story.

    15. If you're looking for a main character that has you ramming the back of your head again the wall throughout the book, look no further!

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