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In viaggio verso Londra, lady Isabella St. Just, contessa di Blakely, viene proditoriamente rapita. Rinchiusa in una baracca nella brughiera, Isabella non tarda a rendersi conto che i malviventi, una volta ottenuto il riscatto, non hanno affatto intenzione di liberarla. Il suo tentativo di fuga la porta però fra le braccia di un personaggio ancora più pericoloso: Alec TyroIn viaggio verso Londra, lady Isabella St. Just, contessa di Blakely, viene proditoriamente rapita. Rinchiusa in una baracca nella brughiera, Isabella non tarda a rendersi conto che i malviventi, una volta ottenuto il riscatto, non hanno affatto intenzione di liberarla. Il suo tentativo di fuga la porta però fra le braccia di un personaggio ancora più pericoloso: Alec Tyron, signore indiscusso dei bassifondi londinesi. Tanto temuto quanto affascinante, Alec è comunque l’unico in grado di proteggere Isabella. E di amarla davvero....

Title : lo sguardo della tigre
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ISBN : 10492217
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Number of Pages : 329 Pages
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lo sguardo della tigre Reviews

  • Laura
    2019-05-16 22:07

    My Amazon review copied here.The copy I have, I noticed was published in 1989. This is the first book that I've read by this author. I wish I had a frame of reference to either other books published at this time or other books by this author to give a better rating. I mostly read recently published works so this rating might not be the best, but how I feel this book worked for me. Now onto the book.**********MAY BE SPOILERS BELOW. READ AT YOUR WILL********The beginning was great. The setting was unique. Intriguing, a real page turner all the way up til Alec(hero) and Isabella(heroine) leave for Amberwood estate.Then when they leave it seems to morph characters. Isabella was described as sensible, docile, and gentle, with a good head on her shoulders- as soon as Alec would kiss her she became a puppet. You got the feeling that as long as Alec was kissing her she would have agreed to anything, even murder. For bringing up adultery quite often she sure didn't seem to feel any shame, disgrace, or guilt. For Alec, he's supposed to be the king of London's underworld that clawed his way to the top, but he sure takes dumb risks. Like drinking what Isabella gave him without asking what it was or not locking his door with 3 attempts on his life.On a similar note, Alec's situation between Pearl and Isabella-I wanted more to be done and said about it. Miss Robards at least wanted Isabella to think he had slept with Pearl, then her. Then again at the end, implying he would have slept with Dahlia. I got the feeling should their relationship wane in the future, Alec would not think twice about sleeping with someone else. Just something else I thought I should mention.The last half of the book just left you shaking your head. Alec told Isabella he believed her husband was the one to try to have her killed, she thinks a couple months and money are enough to keep her safe and for her to think "it had grown increasingly more difficult for her to remember that Bernard had really, truly tried to have her killed.". So even her lover's belief isn't strong enough against Bernard's gentlemanly behavior to convince her. Did she think Bernard would give her a sign the next time he tried to kill her? How long did Isabella believe Alec and her could live without a problem in their love nest?I, also, felt the book ended too soon. I wanted to know where they would live, the Blakely townhouse or a slum? What about there children- reared street wise or to become members of the ton? Would Alec continue his "job" as king of the underworld?

  • Ana T.
    2019-05-03 19:06

    What a deliciously fun romp! I had no idea what to expect when I started this book, in fact I have no idea still why I added it to my TBR pile since it was so long ago that I did.The story opens with Lady Isabella being kidnapped and later victim of a murder attempt at the orders of her husband. Isabella is a sort of innocent and naïve heroine, one of those girls who are usually very annoying but that here I think worked rather well. She and Alex are soon attracted to each other, besides her being beautiful and intelligent Alex is also attracted to the fact that she is a member of polite society and he has been trying to better himself.Isabella doesn’t really believe her husband is behind the attempt on her life but while Alex is recuperating, she can’t leave as his enemies are probably surveilling the house they’re in and that could endanger Alex.Mind you, that is an old-fashioned romance and very un-pc (can't you just tell by the cheesy cover?). Alex has a mistress while all this tension and attraction to Isabella happens and if you don’t like adultery in your reads this is probably not the book for you.Isabella and Alex eventually leave London for his country house where she proceeds to teach him in the ways of the polite society. She is then found out by her husband and goes back to him leaving Alex heartbroken. After a few twists and turns, he tries again to kill her and Alex saves her but now it’s her turn to woo him. That final scene where she goes back to him was hilarious and I couldn’t help laughing aloud imagining them. A very entertaining read!Grade: 4.5/5

  • Yolanda
    2019-04-30 16:02

    precioso, me ha encantado!!!

  • liz
    2019-05-15 19:13

    You know the drill, "upper-class woman falls for the wrong man." Except, in this case her husband is trying to kill her. Awesome! Of course he teaches her what true love (in all of its glorious physicality) really is.She could refuse him, and he would stop. He had said he did not force unwilling women, and she believed him.But she was not unwilling. And he was not Bernard. (dun-dun DUNNNNNN)

  • Karina Garcia
    2019-05-19 17:55

    La historia es preciosa, sus protagonistas distintos y decididos. En algún momento del libro me ha parecido que sobraban algunos detalles, pero luego al finalizar con su lectura la sensación que me ha dejado es de gusto, una lectura muy entretenida, un buen relato, bastante suspenso y una historia de amor que te hace suspirar la mayor parte del libro.

  • красная мафия
    2019-05-21 14:04

    Como decía por ahí otra reseña: He amado libros de esta autora, pero este, en concreto, no es uno de ellos. Y coincido plenamente también, en que el problema es ella, Isabella. Y es que no hay manera alguna de que pueda pensar en ella como alguien seria, respetable y de principios sólidos, si a la primera oportunidad, se lanza al adulterio con el héroe. Independientemente de si su esposo es el villano o no al final, falta a sus votos mucho antes de que esto se aclare. Lo cual, suena luego muy cínico por su parte el leerla justificándose y vuelta a justificarse, hablando de que soportaba la intimidad con el marido porque estaba en "su derecho conyugal" y ella acataba las normas y deberes que se esperaban de una buena esposa de la época... pero esas normas y deberes parecieron esfumarse nada más conocer a un extraño. Entonces, yo me preguntaba: por qué dejar sumisamente que un marido que la asquea la posea, con tal de hacer lo que se espera de una esposa, y no parecerle mal o sentir vergüenza alguna por engañar a su marido y faltar a sus votos... ¿Qué discurso falso vendía esta mujer, entonces? Porque me pareció contrario y muy hipócrita. Las normas y deberes, al parecer, eran solo cuando le interesaban.Ya la sinopsis es también como otro mal chiste. Las no-vírgenes que pintan como virginales y puras, simplemente por ser unas mal f***das, y el resto que P***tas que son. Sí, claro. Es que antes de la llegada del héroe lo que tenía entre las piernas era un pepino xDTambién estoy de acuerdo, con algunas, de que por mucho que el héroe fuera su amante, no sé que cimientos sólidos de confianza hay en una persona que comienza contigo engañando a otra, como para que su autora la venda como todo un dechado de virtudes y buenos principios. De verdad, creo que Karen Robards tenía un buen argumento y lo fastidió todo con una heroína con tanta doble moralidad. Una lástima.

  • Jo
    2019-05-01 15:51

    Karen Robards tiene novelas que he amado, pero esta desde luego no es una de ellas. Y el gran problema es su protagonista Isabella. Una adultera, que se las da de dama sensata y respetable, y al héroe no le lleva mucho tiempo tenerla en su cama. Se la pasa justificando que si mantenía relaciones conyugales con el marido, es porque él estaba en su derecho... dando a entender que por cumplir las reglas y hacer lo que se supone haría una dama casada, está dispuesta a... sacrificarse. Ese discurso queda como chiste y bastante hipócrita, cuando no siente vergüenza alguna ni culpa por estarse acostando con otro que no es su marido. Y me da igual si es el héroe el amante. O si al final el marido es el malo malísimo. Pero eso no lo sabe cuando sucede. El héroe, para tener experiencia de la vida, nada más romántico que comenzar una relación con alguien que engaña con él a su pareja. Sí, señor.

  • Xiamera
    2019-05-17 18:19

    This was my favorite type of typical historical romance. 'Innocent' heroine is seduced and falls for the very male Hero after some dire circumstances throw them together. It was well written and the love scenes were appropriately steamy. I enjoyed the hell out of it and was reminded of a simpler time in my book tastes when historical romance was all I read.

  • Manuela
    2019-05-16 16:18

    Un romanzo idolatrato da più parti, che mi ha parecchio deluso. Prima di tutto il paragone con Sognando te della Kleypas e Derek Craven l'ho trovato irriverente e fuori luogo: la caratterizzazione di Derek, in tutte le sue sfaccettature, è profonda, graduale e coinvolgente; mentre Alec è un personaggio che mi ha dato la sensazione di essere quasi un incompiuto, non è del tutto approfondito come avrebbe meritato, pur risultando sexy e affascinante. La storia, pur ricca di avvenimenti, non decolla mai come ci si aspetterebbe, sia dal punto di vista emotivo, che sensuale. Lei è antipatica il più delle volte, e trovo che abbia un comportamento incoerente per quasi tutto il romanzo: all'inizio ritrosa e preoccupata dell'onore, però poi si avventura con Alec nella tenuta, e si stupisce delle sue avances, mentre alla fine, quando lui, smuovendo mari e monti, la ritrova a Parigi, lo manda via in malo modo... al posto di Alec, l'avrei lasciata marcire con il suo simpatico maritino! Oltretutto questa inquietante presenza del marito rimane aleatoria per quasi tutto il romanzo, come quella del padre, che si redime e comprende la figlia alla fine, all’improvviso: due personaggi caratterizzati male. Un romanzo, nonostante le premesse, che manca di sensualità e coerenza, e che si salva solo grazie alla maestria della Robards, che senza dubbio sa scrivere ed è in grado di costruire storie con uno stile mai banale, ma è troppo poco per raggiungere la sufficienza.

  • Megan Keehan
    2019-05-22 18:01

    One of favorites....

  • ~Sara~
    2019-05-01 17:19

    I don't like books where the heroine has to choose between her abusive husband and her lover but the final scene between the H/h almost made it worthwhile for me.

  • Ingrid Spera
    2019-05-19 19:05

    Cute. I love that he was the ruffian "bad" guy (and mostly believable!!) and she was the good one.

  • Jeeza
    2019-04-26 16:57

    So I read this book years and years back, when I was still new to the genre of romance. I loved it then. Having grown up a bit since, I'm not so sure about it anymore. What a kaffaffel these two lovebird create around them. Him making out with one girl first, then forgetting her in the next room and making out with the next. Later on proposing to run away, being turned down (and wondering why she did?), but still hanging around the lady in question. And what a ridiculous situations the author is to putting them in. But all in all it is still a very entertaining book.

  • Mar
    2019-05-05 17:21

    El primer erótico que me leí, y en un momento que me vino muy bien evadirme. Ahora ya ese tipo de literatura erótica no la leo tanto, pero este me encantó. De los eróticos de antes en los que el protagonista secuestra a la chica y ella termina enamorándose perdidamente de él.

  • Serena Miles
    2019-05-07 22:19

    Libro de aventuras con un toque de misterio que me encantó y he leido muchas veces8/10

  • Madara
    2019-05-03 16:14

    I read Karen Robard's "Irresistible" a while ago and barely managed to read it through. However, I dared to give her second opportunity based on suggestion from a friend by reading another book of hers - "Tiger's Eye". Well, it was better, but I don't think I read any other book of hers.After the first pages I stared to the book with disbelief - lady, wed by her father to a cold man, is getting kidnapped because her husband wants her dead? AGAIN? What is it with Robards and this storyline? To my relief, the story continues slightly better than in "Irresistible", mostly due to the danger the Tiger's in. The action around the muderer's going after him really saved at least some part of the story. That's why I was totally disappointed with the absurdly easy answer to who is behind all that, why and how to get rid of this problem. What for relationship between main heroes... Firstly, they appeared so unbelievable for me - I realy could not understand them till the end of the book. They act to unlogically, change their mind and behaviour from one moment to another. For example, that scene, where Isabella asks Alec to dress appropriately in her presence, he gets mad (about what???), she feels sorry and wants to apologize, and than he, as if nothing had happened, comes in and wants to chat and she is all fury and anger. What went on in their minds, I couldn't catch. Also the sexual relationship between the two is more convincing (I was proud of Isabella when she found some self-esteem not to agree to become Alec's mistress), compared to that disastress in "Irresistible".And I disliked Alec, and I couldn't understand what Isabella found in him. Of course, I do not expect the hero to be all but white and fluffy and angel from the sky, but Tiger seems to me just too unhuman, cold and indifferent to the lives of the others... Not mentioning having sex with one woman, when other one sleeps in his bed in the next room. Only to the end of the book (when she was tutoring him) I did find some small notions of why he could be loved by Isabella, apart from incredibly wide shoulders, soft bronze skin, etc.etc.etc. (and I'm really getting sick of this image all historical romance heros have).

  • BRNTerri
    2019-04-27 22:00

    This is one of my top favorite books of all-time. I first read it around 1995/96 after buying it at K-Mart. I’d only been reading novels for two or three years at that point. In fact, most of my favorites were read around that time.Isabella is very likeable. A little too meek and passive though. She should have gone back to England with Alec the first time, not hung around France for no reason. I’m a little surprised she cheated on her husband. She seems a little too straight and narrow to have done something like that.Alec is just alpha enough for me. He’s another child of the street who’s made something of himself as a businessman. That’s a common theme in these books, rags to riches.Her father’s a real piece of crap. When she first told him Bernard hired people to kill her he didn’t believe her and even suggested to Bernard that he ‘beat her’ if he has to, anything to keep from getting divorced and having to deal with a scandal. He’s sickening.Adultery isn’t extremely common in historical romances and I liked that about this one. The story was interesting from the very first page when Isabella was abducted at night on the highway. The plot was really good. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a heroine almost getting murdered by her husband before in a historical romance. I like her first meeting with Alec when she escapes her captors. There’s also an exciting part when they’re staying at an inn after someone tries to kill Alec at the brothel and they’re still after him. Turns out Alec bought a home from someone and he’s angry that he lost his home in the first place, so he’s out to kill Alec. That reason is lame but it’s fun and interesting to read about his murder attempts and try to figure out the who and why of it.There weren’t any slow or boring parts to me in this story. Unlike in some romances, Alec and Isabella’s love was believable but I don’t like that she didn’t go with him back to England after her murder attempt.

  • Natward1yahoo.com
    2019-04-25 21:17

    Did not finish about halfway through. This book is written okay and it's an alright story. The plot and characters aren't overly cliche which i always appreciate. It did start to drag a bit though. But then there was a great scene in which the lead female Isabella and the lead male Alec finally start a getting to know you conversation that turns into him teaching her a card game and they both let loose and start flirting and laughing and I thought oh good finally the book is taking a good turning point from becoming mundane. Then right after that their relationship progresses even further and I don't want to reveal too much but Isabella then gets really mad at Alec and rightly so. Which again is good as i like a book that has passion and anger and forgiveness and groveling opportunities. But then the book starts to tank again after that. The rest of the book then is basically Isabella telling Alec not to touch her anymore and him trying to put the moves on her. I get so tired of that romance angle. Where they keep the love interests apart for no good reason or excuse other than to attempt to create drama. I hate that kind of drama. I shows such a lack of imagination. I want both ups and downs! Not just flat line! After the incidence, Alec should have explained and been able to apologize and then let their relationship continue to develop naturally. I'm fine if they have other road blocks along he way but I just don't have patience for a book in which the relationship doesn't fully happen until the very end of the book. I get tired of the same thing over and over. (That being Isabella always saying no and him just always mildly trying.) I like a female to go after what she wants or at least let herself be affectionate with him too. Again, I want them to have ups that don't always end in the females regret and rejection. I don't like when the male is always doing all the work and getting continually rebuffed until the very end. It's tiresome. If this doesn't bother you then I'm sure you'd like this book better than I did.

  • Sylvia
    2019-05-13 17:11

    Ah. That was satisfying.I first read this book around the time it was originally published in the late 80's. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it today, since I no longer enjoy some of the romances I used to like from that era. This book held up over time for me. There are some old school elements, such as strong alpha hero who teeters on the edge of "forced seduction". There are several "no, no, no, YES" encounters, but the heroine always consents. I am a sucker for a charming, thuggish hero and this one delivers. It kind of reminded me of my favorite Lisa Kleypas historical, Dreaming of You.My only complaint is that I would have liked an epilogue to reassure me that this couple was actually able to overcome their class differences. But that is a minor quibble. Overall I enjoyed the story and can see myself reading it again at some point.

  • Roxanne
    2019-05-05 17:52

    I don't know, I was bored and in a pinch and this book was cheap.The book starts off pretty action packed and interesting, and then fizzles out about halfway through. Not sure how "sensible" Countess Isabella could see herself with a murderous criminal after she herself was almost murdered by criminals not too much different from Alec, just because he bought her a few dresses and was good in bed. Pearl should have been thrown off a cliff for sending Isabella back to her husband who tried to have her murdered, but everyone forgives her for no reason that I can ascertain.How did nobody just have tons of Syphilis in this?I really should be reading more intellectual materials, or at least higher quality romance novels. It was the book equivalent of a bad B movie except it was like 400 pages long. There are better reads out there, even in this genre.

  • Cristina Contilli
    2019-04-29 16:53

    "Isabella non riusciva a togliersi dalla mente l'idea che qualcosa fosse accaduto tra lei e Alec, qualcosa che andava al di là di ogni sua esperienza precedente. Qualcosa di ardente e segreto che aveva fatto irradiare il calore provato alle guance...a tutto il corpo, fino alla punta dei piedi." "Sì, maledizione! Ti sposerò domani se sarà possibile e il giorno dopo se la cosa non si dovesse concretizzare! E che il resto del mondo si impicchi!" Una giusta conclusione vista l'enorme differenza sociale tra i due protagonisti, ma a volte l'amore (soprattutto nei rosa) supera davvero ogni barriera!!!

  • Macarena Albendiz
    2019-05-12 15:53

    Más de 400 páginas sin acción apenas y sin conocer a los protagonistas a fondo. Decepción tremenda, la autora se afana en describir situaciones una y otra vez, y en cambio no se para en otros aspectos como conocer por dentro a los personajes. Los capítulos son demasiados cortos (algunos apenas de 3 páginas) y eso hace que la lectura sea lenta porque no te enganchas nada y quieres dejar la toalla cada vez que pasas de página. Resumiendo: no me gusta Karen Robards en este género de romántica histórica, el libro no me ha hecho sentir nada.

  • Amy
    2019-05-11 14:08

    I enjoyed this book very much...what a fun read! The heroine, Isabela,is about weak and timid for my personal taste but it seemed to fit the book so it was fine and it matched the hero, Tiger,just fine. I thought this book had about the right mix of romance and plot...I don't care for it when the romance part of the book overwhelms and takes over. The plot and characters kept my interest and I even had a few good laughs. Great job Koren!

  • Anna Mcfadden
    2019-05-01 19:08

    Lady Isabela is kidnapped and at the time she tries to escape she runs to into Alec Tyrone (The Tiger) king of the underworld and he rescues. they discover someone hire the guys to kidnapped her then when ransom was paid to killed her only she escape first. Isabel la knows only Alec is save her from her husband. Their love should not be with her being a Lady on the ton and him a lowlife criminal but their love proves the world wrong.

  • Merrin
    2019-05-14 20:19

    Uhhhhh no thanks. I'm kinda tired of the trope where the lady protests and the man persists because she obviously WANTS to be kissed. Over it. The female protagonist has no agency, the only other significant female characters are heinously jealous of her for various reasons and completely f her over in various circumstances, and the love declarations come out of literally nowhere. If I hadn't been trapped on a plane I would never have bothered finishing this book.

  • Liz Stevens
    2019-05-05 15:02

    Good story. Disappointing ending. Just a self-sacrificing load of tripe wrapped up as a happy ending. OK, the heroine has moments you want to smack her, but they are surprisingly few, until that ending, when you want to go WWE and whack her with a folding chair. I might be on a rant, but the ending requires a rant from anyone with ovaries!!

  • Susan
    2019-05-11 21:16

    This was my favorite romance as a kid. I read it so many times that to my dying day I'll probably still remember the plot. I'd never read it again because the reality could never live up to a 13 or 14 year old's memory of it and I'd probably find it silly and poorly written, but still.... Alec and Isabella, I loved you once!

  • Lady Claire, Marchioness of Fancy Pants
    2019-05-10 14:07

    I would really give this book 2.5 stars. I liked it okay. The story was different, but I didn't necessarily like either of the characters. The story could have been a lot cooler with the hero being the "lord of London's underworld." But once again, I was sadly disappointed. There was no coolness. I did finish the book, which has to mean it was okay.

  • Elle
    2019-05-22 18:56

    Kidnapped for ransom, Lady Isabella St. Just initially cooperates with her captors - until she realizes they mean to kill her. Then she escapes them and runs right into the arms of the Tiger, lord of the London underworld. It seems they both have something in common - someone in their lives wants to kill them. A pretty good read, but not a keeper.

  • Kshydog
    2019-05-10 21:06

    A good start but fails to stay realistic. Lady Isabella is believable at first but then becomes more fickle female and adulteress as the story progresses. Alec as King of London's outlaws stays more true to his character.