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Slightly Married Audiobook

Slightly Married: Bedwyn Saga Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance. But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart - and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier's request. Having promised to comfort and protect the man's sister, Aidan never expected to find a headstrong, fiercely independent woman who wants no part of his protection, nor did he expect the feelings this beguiling creature would ignite in his guarded heart. And when a relative threatens to turn Eve out of her home, Aidan gallantly makes her an offer she can't refuse: marry him, if only to save her home. And now, as all of London breathlessly awaits the transformation of the new Lady Aidan Bedwyn, the strangest thing happens: With one touch, one searing embrace, Aidan and Eve's "business arrangement" is about to be transformed into something slightly surprising.

©2003 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Believable complications and an intriguing clash of personalities ensure the story never grows stale, and Balogh's quirky supporting characters - including Eve's gutsy housekeeper and Aidan's formidable aunt - sprinkle the tale with homespun humor." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 10-01-16
    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 10-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Loving my life and hanging out with my four grandchildren!

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    "The Bedwyns have arrived!"

    This is the first in the "Bedwyn" series and I rate it one of the best! The Bedwyns are hard living, hard loving, group of four brothers, (Wulfric, Aidan, Rannulf, Alleyne), and two sisters, (Freyja, Morgan), who are diamonds in the ruff. This book tells the story of Aidan Bedwyn who is home on two months leave from the military. He has gone to the home of a fellow officer, (killed in battle), to deliver the news about the death. The catch is the dying officer has received the promise from Aidan that he will do anything to "protect" the sister. It turns out to be an offer of marriage from Aidan to the sister. It is an offer made in order to help the sister remain in her family home.

    Aidan's story is well told and "slightly" complicated as are the other books. He turns out to be loveable, strong, dependable and just a little hard around the edges. I found all the male Bedwyn's likable and couldn't decide which one I liked best. Being a huge fan of Mary Balogh's, I feel this is one of the best series to read, and as always the five-star rating goes to Rosalyn Landor! Yes, this one is worth the credit!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 10-12-16
    Lady M 10-12-16
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    "Captivating!"
    What did you love best about Slightly Married?

    Everything! This book inspires a gamut of emotions: joy, sorrow, love, excitement.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to choose a favorite because the supporting characters in Eve's household were so colorful; likable. Kindhearted Eve is certainly in the running but I guess if I have to choose a favorite it is Aidan.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Rosalyn Landor reads with so much emotion she makes you feel like you are personally witnessing the events as they take place. She is one of a very short list of women that can do male voices well and the best for children's voices I've heard. Her narration of "Slightly Married" was superb. She males a good book GREAT!


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

    Yes, I both laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    "Slightly Married' is an outstanding book. It's not a mirror image of other books that are plentiful in the Historical Romance genre. Mary Balogh is a very talented author.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    H Daisy Minnetonka, MN, United States 10-15-16
    H Daisy Minnetonka, MN, United States 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "At last! The Bedwyns are coming to Audible!"

    The 'Slightly' series was my introduction to Mary Balogh's splendid writing. Every story is unique, and well told.

    In this book, Aiden Bedwyn is an honor-bound soldier who finds love.
    Eve Morris is a open-hearted, unpretentious woman who also has obligations she needs to honor.
    There is a beautiful, mutual respect between them that slowly blossoms into love.
    It's such a lovely story.

    Mary Balogh is, as always, brilliant in her writing, and Rosalyn Landor's narration is always easy to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James 12-12-16
    James 12-12-16
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    "One of The Best"

    The "Slightly Series" or the Bedwyn Saga is one of Mary Balogh's best series and this is one of the best in the series.

    Aidan Bedwyn, whose middle name is "Honor," -- or maybe that is his real first name and his middle name is "Duty," anyway, Aidan, marries Eve because of a deathbed promise to a man who once saved his life in the battlefield. Actually, the dying man wasn't in bed, he was on the battlefield so maybe it was a 'deathfield' promise. Be that as it may, Aidan promised to protect Eve "no matter what." Eve and her collection of "lame ducks" stand to be thrown out into the street by Eve's evil cousin unless she is married in the next four days.

    Col. Honor Duty Bedwyn thinks he can marry her quickly without telling his family and they can go back to living their own separate lives with no one the wiser and very little change. Of course it doesn't work out that way.... How it doesn't work out and how it does work out, that's the story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Lee 10-01-16
    Peggy Lee 10-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved it!"

    So excited to have the Bedwyns on Audible especially with Rosalyn Landor narrating. Please, Audible, continue to add to this series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    anne Mililani, HI, United States 03-18-17
    anne Mililani, HI, United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "VERY ROMANTIC"

    I really enjoyed this story of two good people who are thrown together by chance, marry by necessity, and then fall in love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Wilson 03-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great First Book"

    I really enjoyed this first book in the Bedwyn Saga! The push and pull of the two main characters kept me enthralled throughout the whole story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deb Maryland 03-04-17
    Deb Maryland 03-04-17 Member Since 2014

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    "A fine love story"

    I would like to see a story featuring Wolfe. I haven't looked hard - maybe there is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rochelle 02-22-17
    Rochelle 02-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Happily Ever After"

    This book is like reading a children fairie tale made for adult's .I had trouble turning it off.I was so amused and attached to the characters.I would recommended it to anyone looking for a sweet romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    hooked after first level 02-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Glad to see this series on Audible"
    Any additional comments?

    I read book 2 of the series twice. Now I get to read them in order. I love the Bedwyn family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Romantic"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. I liked the humour and the kindness of the heroine.

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