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Intimate Deception | [Laura Landon]

Intimate Deception

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….
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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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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-01-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-01-12 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "10 HRS OF LISTENING PLEASURE"

    If you are like me and you just love a good Historical/Romances then this one doesn't disappoint.

    This book is made up of great characters who have you sympathising over their dilemmas, a good plot that's not your usual 'Rake sees Virgin over ballroom' type, lovely building romance and throw in a couple of baddies, a twist or two and you've got yourself a good listen.

    Worth a credit? It is definite YES - but at $9.79 I would just buy it and save your credits for a more expensive book.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 02-04-13
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 02-04-13 Member Since 2014

    Audible Addict!

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    "Deceive, Deceived, REPETITIVE..."

    Oh my, I would love to know the word count on Deceive and Deceived. I do believe those words would total over 200 if not more. And I don't believe I am exaggerating. Also, I like a whole lot more dialog, this book had very little dialog in my opinion. The repetitive description of the feelings between the two main characters was just too much. The same thing over and over. I feel like the author couldn't think of anything to write so she would just repeat their feelings and thoughts. I did finish the book, even though I did predict the ending long before the ending. I am not saying the book was bad just annoying with very little dialog. It could have been much better, the plot and story line had so much potential. The narrator I thought did an excellent job and I think that's what kept me listening to the end.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Beth Maschner 11-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A mile wide & an inch deep"

    It started off good, then it became apparent it was one of THOSE cheap cookie-cutter romance novels where the same lines are repeated over and over and over. The lead characters assuming the worst, constantly whining. Same story, different names & locations, nothing original. Ugh! What a waste of a good credit.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 10-25-12
    Lady M 10-25-12
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed listening to "Intimate Deception", although there were details that seemed unimportant to the story that I felt would have been better without. It being a little different from your average Historical Romance held my interest.

    Sarah Coomes gave a good performance, adding to the listening enjoyment. In my opinion the narrator can make make or break a story.

    I would recommend this audio to any Historical Romance lover.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 12-19-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 12-19-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Liked the book, loved the narration.."

    What really did it for my in this book was the narration. Ms. Sarah Coomes made me feel the story. I felt Grace's (our heroine) desperation and her griping fears. I felt the deep connection between Vincent and Grace and fell in love with them. This was a great example of how a narration makes a good book come alive and makes you a part of the story. I was very surprised by the twists and turns towards the end of the story. Very unexpected! All in all I highly recommend this book to all historical romance junkies like me :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 11-15-12
    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 11-15-12
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    "Loved! Very funny and sweet!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely! When Grace's secret is uncovered I couldn't help but laugh! To me, that type of situation, while not funny if it was happening to me, HILARIOUS to hear about! The relationship was so cute and there where unexpected twists!


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 01-14-13
    Allison 01-14-13
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    "Sweet story, excellent narration"

    This is one of my favorite narrators. The book was enjoyable. It was a bit cheesy at time, but overall a good listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-30-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-30-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "3.5 Stars Easy listen"

    The best selling romance novels will leave you warm and fuzzy. Take us into a world of love and passion, where the characters play out our dreams and fantasies for our delight and satisfaction, which in turn provides us with a longing for more. Intimate Deception had the right recipe for a successful novel, the heroine and hook the author defined was fresh and new. Where Laura Landon left me wanting was the lack of depths and or intimacy she could have brought to her characters. She did not evolve all the potential in Lady Grace and build on the sexual tension or romantic suspense that could have absolutely been there between Lady Grace and Vincent.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    footlook94 05-02-15
    footlook94 05-02-15 Member Since 2014
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joie California 03-13-15
    Joie California 03-13-15 Member Since 2007

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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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    "Excellent!"

    Compelling, amazing and wonderful piece of drama, that is both irresistible and remarkable. The narrator was completely superb! 10 out of 10, without a doubt!

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  • Angela
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    "Super Super"

    This is a must for lovers of historical romances. It has everything, suspense, strong women, handsome men, great dialogue and love, love and more love. I will be looking for more books from this author. The narrator was excellent and did a great job.

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