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Intimate Deception Audiobook
Intimate Deception
Written by: 
Laura Landon
Narrated by: 
Sarah Coomes
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Intimate Deception Audiobook

Intimate Deception

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Publisher's Summary

A Desperate Choice

Lady Grace Warren will do anything to protect her sisters, even betroth herself to a man so depraved that all of London fears him. Faced with a lifetime of misery, Grace has only one chance for escape: to relinquish her virtue before her wedding. Such abandon will destroy her reputation - and ensure her freedom. But when she disguises herself as courtesan to lure a handsome nobleman, she cannot anticipate the tender surprise destiny has in store….

A Twist of Fate

Vincent Germaine, Duke of Raeborn, has lost two wives in childbirth and still has no heir. Racked by guilt and grief, he seeks comfort in the arms of an enchanting stranger. But when he realizes their night of passion may have resulted in another dangerous pregnancy, he sets out to track down the innocent female - only to find his heart captured by a woman of incomparable courage and beauty.

©2012 Laura Landon (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    AnnaS Boyds, Md 02-15-16
    AnnaS Boyds, Md 02-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    A bit repetitive but very entertaining. Could not put it down! Getting another book from Laura Landon now!

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    footlook94 05-02-15
    footlook94 05-02-15
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    "Premice was decent but FAR TOO REPETATIVE"

    After listening to the prologue, I realized I had physically read, & somewhat enjoyed the book! I think reading the book was way better than listening to it because of the selection of the Narrator & her performance of the various characters. Her British accent was Not of the TON, and more a shopgirl..even when imitated a DUKE!! I almost stopped listening because of how irritating and inaccurate her portrayal was. Additionally she did not carry off the male vocal emotion at all.
    As far as the story line, usually love Laura London, but this book was SO REPETITIVE, and most of the rehashing was totally unnecessary regardless, because most issues were not resolved.
    Take care, hope u I helped!

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    Joie California 03-13-15
    Joie California 03-13-15 Member Since 2007

    Jo

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    "High Drama!!!"

    I think that there are just a few more awful things that could happen to our heroine because she certainly experienced most of them. This story would be much improved if the action was more realistic.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-15

    Just me! I love to read! Paranormal Romance and Historal Fiction mostly!

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    "Best emotional ride ever!"

    Very good story that will take you on many emotional highs and lows! I cried and laughed tears of joy. Great!


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    L. 10-21-14
    L. 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit predictable"
    What did you love best about Intimate Deception?

    the narration was not bad


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the least interesting the "high class" Brothel.


    Have you listened to any of Sarah Coomes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to Sarah Coomes in the past Highland Surrender I prefer Highland Surrender.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can you find love anywhere?


    Any additional comments?

    Story was a bit predictable

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    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14
    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14

    In search of the next great Cindarella story

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    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book at a discount and it was a nice surprise. I will definitely read the author again. It was not real deep but as Stephen King said about short stories once it was a "kiss in the dark" I finished it with a smile.

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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 09-13-14
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 09-13-14 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Poor listening experience"

    Setting: 1858 London
    Genre: Romance
    Lady Grace has seen her 6 younger sisters wed to the men of their choosing. Now she wants to avoid marriage to a hypocritical, sanctimonious, perverted man by being able to tell him she's not a virgin. She hopes to return to the country and just run her father's household (but who do you suppose set her up to marry the perv?) Vincent has already lost 2 wives in childbirth and has vowed to never marry and condemn another woman to a similar, agonizing death. Grace goes to a brothel run by a childhood friend to get hooked up with a stranger to take her virginity, Vincent get's conned into doing the job, but then realizes Grace is no prostitute. He also realizes, the next morning, that he failed to take his usual method of birth control (damn that passion!). So the story is about the couple getting beyond the anger, fear, guilt, and despair, to love and their HEA. There are a couple of villains involved.
    I wasn't able to get through the entire book. I skipped chapters at a time and didn't lose anything by it. You know how, back in the day, you could watch a soap opera for a while, leave it for a couple of years, and when you watch again not much has changed? Yeah, like that. The author was so heavy handed with the foreshadowing, there wasn't much tension. The characters were one-dimensional. This was a great premise poorly executed.
    The narration probably made the whole experience much worse. Vincent sounded constipated, and Grace sounded insipid. Secondary characters, other than male/female pitch, sounded the same. And all of it was overwrought and melodramatic.
    This was on sale and it was STILL overpriced.

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    Jennifer 09-02-14
    Jennifer 09-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Melodramatic, thy name is Laura Landon"

    Melodramatic, thy name is Laura Landon. This book was that from the first, not just in characters' backgrounds but also in style and narration. Not always bad, but I found it tiring at times. I had read one other book by Landon before, Silent Revenge - which I returned in great disappointment, unable to handle the outrageous melodrama and overly evil antagonist. I already had this title in my library, so I thought I'd give the author another chance. This one was better, but not by much. It was nearly as melodramatic, and almost more predictable.

    She was really redundant about the problems and fears of the main characters. The hero has demons and is terrified of his wife dying. I get it. No need to hammer that in every other chapter -with the same language no less- over and over. And I saw the final "twist" and danger coming miles and miles away, from the first ball attended. Ah well, I did at least like that Grace always held her head high and had the courage to do anything needed, from protecting her sisters and herself, and getting through to Vincent. I can't stand helpless heroines, so this novel beat 'Silent Revenge' on that count. The intimate scenes weren't the best I've heard, some of the lead ups were good, but I just didn't always care much for the authors word choice in the language describing their desire -these phrases were also used again and again with little variation.

    Overall, I didn't dislike it outright, but wouldn't listen again. The narrator was inconsistent more often than not, both when switching between narrative and dialogue as well as between characters' voices in dialogue. Even between Grace and Vincent, who you ought to be able to keep straight by gender alone, but that certainly wasn't the case several times. Additionally, when Vincent had his own voice it was always angry and strained (and while his character was often those things, sometimes it was just godawful and inappropriately emoted), so that he talked like he was constantly constipated and in pain. The other incidental male voices of the butler and brothers in law were fine, so I cannot account for the terrible voicing of the hero.

    Considering returning the title. I felt like wading through the melodrama and gritting my teeth through the narration wasn't worth it to get to the inevitable and very predictable happily ever after. I will not likely read Landon again. I don't have high hopes for other narrations by Coomes, but I won't write her off without another chance.

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    Elizabeth 06-23-14
    Elizabeth 06-23-14 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Delightful, Heart-Warming, Sweet...LOVED IT!!!"

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a perfect...."I don't want to think, just want to hear a good sweet romance" kinda book. I was THRILLED that the main characters actually started the real romance in the first to middle part of the book instead of the last 20 minutes like so many other books seem to do. You get to enjoy Vincent and Grace's relationship as it blossoms. The plot is a little different than most of these historical romances and I was interested in the plot aside from the romance as well.

    There were moments I got teary eyed, moments when I burst out laughing, and moments of frustration (but thankfully very few of those). This book was better than Silent Revenge but I also loved Silent Revenge.

    Sarah Coomes does a fine job. She is a good narrator...maybe not great, but I don't think she takes away from the book at all.

    I would listen to this book again.

    CREDIT WORTHY ---- YES!!!!! BUT it is so inexpensive I would buy it and as CAROLYN says "save your credits for a more expensive book"

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    sjvb 02-01-14
    sjvb 02-01-14
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    "couldnt actually finish"
    What disappointed you about Intimate Deception?

    the voices of the men in this book were ridiculous... I actually cant work out if the story was terrible or the reading.. but it was practically embarrassing


    What could Laura Landon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I possibly would have read this book to the end, the premise of the story was as expected.. nothing amazing, but as expected..


    How could the performance have been better?

    The gruffness of the male parts was stupid, unbelievable and inappropriate. Just nauseating and lame


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Intimate Deception?

    I didnt waste my time finishing..glad I didnt pay full price for this


    Any additional comments?

    Nope..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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