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Addicted | [Charlotte Featherstone]

Addicted

Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harbored a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace. But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again - this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium.
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Publisher's Summary

Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harbored a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace.

But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again - this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium.

Back home, Lindsay's addiction is fed by the vogue for all things Oriental - especially its sensual pleasures - in fashionable London society. In his lucid moments, Lindsay still lusts after Anais, who can neither allow him near nor forget his smoldering touch. Tortured by two obsessions - opium and Anais - Lindsay must ultimately decide which is the one he truly cannot live without.

©2009 Charlotte Featherstone; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Featherstone has what it takes to write keeper-worthy historicals." (Romantic Times)

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    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 12-09-09
    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 12-09-09 Member Since 2007

    Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?

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    "A must read"

    While I picked this out as a romance and it is a romance, the writer went far above and beyond in the telling of this story. This is about more than just love, its an honest look at what addiction to opium was like back in the day. Its honest, gritty approach to how others lives are affected also is engrossing and pulls you in deeper and deeper until you genuinely care about the characters. Well done, couldn't put it down.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann E. Konzen 02-28-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Seriously?"

    This book had too much drug hazed fantasy for me. The dialog was full of anachronisms, which really bugged me. Just an annoying listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Luv2Read 09-21-12
    Luv2Read 09-21-12
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    "Tragic - but excellent!"

    This book is a fantastic read, I read it a couple years ago and have listened to it twice. It's a serious book with a real look at drug addiction in this time period. This poor woman loves that man so much she just won't quit on him. I loved this story, I was completely sucked in from the first. I have read the other books that tie into this one, they are all excellent but serious reads.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia 05-10-10
    Cecilia 05-10-10
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    "Interesting"

    I liked the book very much, the only thing I disliked and was the narrator! It's a shame really, the book looses very much with such a bad narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 03-04-10
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 03-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "This book has it all!"

    Highly recommended!!! Addicted is one of the best reads I have had in a long time. There is love, drugs, betrayal, and a good look into the turn of the century drug epademic. It was very entertaining and had a bit of umph as well. Narrorator was great and appropriate for the tone of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ann Santa Clarita, CA, United States 12-15-12
    ann Santa Clarita, CA, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I wish I read the other reviews"
    What would have made Addicted better?

    Better narrator. Awful voice characterizations. Monotonous writing. Monthlies, really? Not interesting to reader.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Charlotte Featherstone again?

    I have enjoyed her other books


    What didn’t you like about Montana Chase’s performance?

    Her voice characterizations. Bad men's voices and worst accents.


    What character would you cut from Addicted?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Fairly rarely do I not finish a book. This one I couldn't continue. I want my point back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 03-12-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 03-12-12
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    "Fingernails on a chalk board!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator!!!!!!!!!!!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'm not really sure because the narration was so bad that I had problems truly following the story. I might have to read the book to see if I like the book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Montana Chase’s performances?

    NO - NEVER!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom, but I'm just not sure if it was due to the narration or the story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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