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Pride & Passion | [Charlotte Featherstone]

Pride & Passion

Lucy Ashton had long ago given up her quest for true love. In the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy plays the game—flirting, dancing and dabbling in the newly fashionable spiritualism. Even marrying when—and who—she’s supposed to. If the stuffy Duke of Sussex cannot spark the passion she craves, he can at least give her a family, a home of her own, and a place to belong. But when her polite marriage reveals a caring and sensual man, Lucy begins to wonder if she can indeed have it all.
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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Ashton had long ago given up her quest for true love. In the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy plays the game—flirting, dancing, and dabbling in the newly fashionable spiritualism. Even marrying when—and who—she’s supposed to. If the stuffy Duke of Sussex cannot spark the passion she craves, he can at least give her a family, a home of her own, and a place to belong. But when her polite marriage reveals a caring and sensual man, Lucy begins to wonder if she can indeed have it all.

But Lord Sussex is not the man the London ton has come to admire. And Lucy has some ghosts of her own, as well. Thus, when a blackmail scheme turns to threats of danger, the newfound peace of the Sussex marriage is cast upon the rocks. Passion has a price, Lucy learns. And not all ghosts stay buried.

©2011 Charlotte Featherstone (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-30-12
    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-30-12 Member Since 2007

    Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?

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    "Ack!!! Cliffhanger"
    Would you listen to Pride & Passion again? Why?

    Yes, it was seductive and dark and gritty. No one writes a love scene like Featherstone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride & Passion?

    All the love scenes are memorable. There enticing and exciting.


    Which character ??? as performed by Rebecca de Leeuw ??? was your favorite?

    Lord Sussex. I loved the readers smooth rich voice. Her different accents were intriguing and even though she is a women she did a pretty descent job as a man.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish books that were cliffhangers came with warnings. I like to read them in succession instead of having to wait months for the next book to come out. So be forewarned, if you don't like to wait either, the end is the beginning of another book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Toshia APO, AE, United States 01-02-12
    Toshia APO, AE, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011

    Striving

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    "Cliffhanger"
    Where does Pride & Passion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very intriguing and gripping. One of the better audio books I have read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the plot, the mystery, the true passion and love described, and how you can truly love another and share your soul with them.


    What does Rebecca de Leeuw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the drama in her reading was exceptional. you could really FEEL the characters, their emotions and passions. The voiceovers were great!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Although I enjoyed this book immensely. It is a cliffhanger. You know who Orpheus is; or at least one thinks they do. I wanted more. I wanted a true conclusion. I was looking to see if it was part of a series because it ended slightly abruptly. Still....a very enjoying book. Loved the story, the plot, Ms. de Leeuw was simply fantastic. Thanks for such a great book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Canada 01-18-12
    Amazon Customer Canada 01-18-12 Member Since 2011

    Never judge a book by its movie

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    "Better than book 1"
    If you could sum up Pride & Passion in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, Tense, Passionate


    What other book might you compare Pride & Passion to and why?

    Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca de Leeuw – was your favorite?

    Great Duke of Sussex


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes I wanted to scream at Lucy, she was a bit whiny at times.
    I really loved Lizzy (Duke of Sussex blind sister), she was so confident and independent, I think her story will be told in book 3..( Can't wait)


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great stand alone book. but you certainly wouldn't be unhappy if you purchased both.
    They are both GREAT stories...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jessica New Albany, IN, United States 01-08-12
    jessica New Albany, IN, United States 01-08-12 Member Since 2009

    I am addicted!!! When I am not listening to a book on my iPod I am reading books not available on Audible.

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    "So very passoniate"

    OMG... I cannot wait to read more from Charlotte Featherstone!!! The way she is able to put to words the feelings she is expressing in her writing is remarkable!! I cannot even think of another author to compare her to, Christine Feehan would be the closest but I have to say Charlotte Featherstone is one author I will read for as long as she writes!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 12-13-11
    Jamie 12-13-11
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    "Excellent!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pride & Passion to be better than the print version?

    All around an excellent story, really loved the narrator. My only issue that at some points during the book things moved too quickly from one scene to another but definitely want to listen to again...


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 05-30-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 05-30-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "My kind of bodice ripper"
    Where does Pride & Passion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better romance audios I've listened to. It was sexy, mysterious and interesting. The plot was well developed and the characters are interesting and the sex scenes were HOT! Lucy and Lord Sussex are a good match and their pairing is super heated, and passionate. I needed a "take me away" book and this totally took me to fantasy land.


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca de Leeuw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and she was great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes definitely but I have a job, my family and an old cat to care for.....had I not been a responsible person my whole family would have starved and our cat would be begging for food elsewhere!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book. This was much better than expected!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-22-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Superb"

    I love Bianca Amato’s narration especially in the Husband Trap. She is wonderful in bringing each character to life. The story was also very engaging. I did not see the plot twist coming at the end. I was so absorbed that I finished the book almost entirely through non-stop. Now the next book is a must. Can’t wait to see what happens. I am just a bit disappointed that the narrator is different in the 1st and 3rd book in the series. ☹

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jeanette san bernardino, CA, United States 12-17-11
    jeanette san bernardino, CA, United States 12-17-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read ."
    If you could sum up Pride & Passion in three words, what would they be?

    Great read but leaves you hanging. Where is book #3???


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca de Leeuw – was your favorite?

    Adrian.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Adrian confess to Lucy who he really is.


    Any additional comments?

    I want book #3!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye 08-24-14
    Kaye 08-24-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Great twist on Darcy and Lizzie"

    Read from July 30 to August 07, 2012

    4.5 stars

    Audiobook read by Bianca Amato. Even better than the first book in the series! I loved Featherstone's twist on Austen's Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. And even though I'd figured out most of the mystery of the Brethren Guardian plot, the story was so well told that it was fun figuring it out and then getting the confirmation that I was right. But Featherstone really needs a better editor to help with technical issues in her writing.

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    Rose 01-16-13
    Rose 01-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story but...."

    Very good story but at the end it was cut off. This makes me wonder if there will be a part two to finish the story? Will have to look into this. People that enjoy historical romance with some intrigue will enjoy the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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