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Passion | [Louise Bagshawe]

Passion

Orphan William Hyde and professor's daughter Melissa Elmet fell passionately in love as teenagers at Oxford. But, after her family intervenes, their secret marriage is annulled. Heartbroken, Melissa retreats into her shell, now a shy academic. Will, on the other hand, joins MI6 - then becomes a millionaire in New York, with a model girlfriend and only dark memories of the young woman who broke his heart.
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Orphan William Hyde and professor's daughter Melissa Elmet fell passionately in love as teenagers at Oxford. But, after her family intervenes, their secret marriage is annulled. Heartbroken, Melissa retreats into her shell, now a shy academic. Will, on the other hand, joins MI6 - then becomes a millionaire in New York, with a model girlfriend and only dark memories of the young woman who broke his heart.

Their lives are completely different. They'll never meet again. And then the killings start. Only Will notices the link to all four high-profile murders: Melissa's late father, the secretive professor who died working on a confidential project. And now he fears the next hit will be Melissa - unless he can get to her first.

©2009 Louise Bagshawe; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    MR BRADFORD, United Kingdom 05-28-11
    MR BRADFORD, United Kingdom 05-28-11
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    "one of my favourites by L.B ."

    I have been a fan of Louise Bagshawe's books for years now and this one is one of my favourites .I really enjoyed the narrator too . Must listen for any fans of fluffy girlie books .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Gaven, Australia 05-09-11
    Lynne Gaven, Australia 05-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Gripping"

    One of those rare books I couldn't put down, even in the slower bits. The author has accurately portrayed the emotional conflicts within the characters, who were believable & it was excellently read. The pace started a little slowly, but sped up to be gripping. It had a few elements in it: lost love, mystery, thriller... I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Darwin, Australia 02-01-11
    Jane Darwin, Australia 02-01-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Please delete the word 'passion'!"

    Get out the popcorn, suspend belief and choose to listen to Passion as an alternative to watching a relaxing movie. The narrator is outstanding, the characters (definitely a Hugh Jackman in there) are sufficiently sustained to carry the fairly tedious plot. The female lead, (it is a film!) oscillated irritatingly between being independent and dependent, plain and beautiful. Far too long, it could have done with vigorous editing and definitely a search and delete of the word 'passion' which was used repeatedly and often awkwardly as if the author had to justify the title. Overall it's fun if you enjoy the chick lit genre!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nikkola The Rock, Australia 10-26-09
    Nikkola The Rock, Australia 10-26-09
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    "Excellent worth the listen"

    I loved this book. All of Louise Bagshawe's books are excellent but this was by far her best. I couldn't put it down. Interesting from start to finish.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Catherine
    EPSOM, Surrey, United Kingdom
    9/5/09
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    "A gripping tale"

    A fantastic book perfectly read. This is my first Louise Bagshawe, and I shall be buying the others you have on Audio. However, I see she has written many more books than you have. I hope you will continue to get them, preferably read by Penelope Freeman

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jill Besterman
    Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom
    11/14/10
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    "Very exciting"

    Melissa and Will's teenage love affair ends badly and now their lives have taken very different routes, Melissa's to a routine job and a routine romance, Will's to a life of excitement and riches. When Melissa's life is threatened for no discernable reason that she knows, it is Will who comes to her rescue and her life becomes one of running and hiding from an unknown enemy who will kill her without a second thought. After a gentle start the story accelerates to an almost breathless speed and it is beautifully read by Penelope Freeman

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  • J
    Kensington, South Africa
    11/3/09
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    "Declining passions"

    The books starts off well, but gradually loses the plot. By the end (when the world is littered with corpses) it becomes ludicrously unrealistic.

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