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Temptation & Twilight | [Charlotte Featherstone]

Temptation & Twilight

Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is certain there is a special hell for him. An unrepentant rake, he holds nothing sacred - except for beautiful Elizabeth York. For years, Alynwick has tried to forget the woman he loved so well, and treated so badly. A woman who could hold nothing in her heart for him but hatred. All of society believes Elizabeth, the blind daughter of a duke, to be a proper young lady. But no one knows of her wanton affair with Alynwick.
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Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is certain there is a special hell for him. An unrepentant rake, he holds nothing sacred - except for beautiful Elizabeth York. For years, Alynwick has tried to forget the woman he loved so well, and treated so badly. A woman who could hold nothing in her heart for him but hatred.

All of society believes Elizabeth, the blind daughter of a duke, to be a proper young lady. But no one knows of her wanton affair with Alynwick. When Lizzy learns of her ancestor's ancient diary - filled with exotic tales - she longs to uncover the identity of the unnamed lover within and hesitantly agrees to allow Alynwick, who claims to have knowledge of the "veiled lady," to help her solve the mystery.

Eager to be Lizzy's eyes, Alynwick brings the seductive text to life, and each night it takes greater effort for her to remember his betrayal. With each whispered word, her resolve gives way, without her knowing that a centuries-old secret will lead them to a present-day danger.

©2012 Charlotte Featherstone (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Canada 07-04-12
    Amazon Customer Canada 07-04-12

    Never judge a book by its movie

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    "Fantastic"
    Where does Temptation & Twilight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5 for sure.


    What other book might you compare Temptation & Twilight to and why?

    Pride And Passion by Charlotte Featherstone - Book 2 of this series


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

    She is fantastic what ever she narrates.


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

    Yes, and I did... I am really tired, Thank G-d for long weekends


    Any additional comments?

    Book was worth the wait, if you haven't tried the series, you should, you will LOVE IT!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-20-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "CF DOES IT AGAIN"

    If you've listened the the others in the series then you know what you're getting - a truly enjoyable historical romance. Good plot with a twist at the end that you just don't see coming. Ian was so tormented and you couldn't help but empathise with him and hope that he will finally win back "his Beth". It's good also to come across one of these types of romance novels that has the heroine with a disability - normally they are just perfect in every way so it gives us 'imperfect' girlies hope.

    I only hope this is not the end of the Brethren Guardians stories and hope CF is busy dreaming up the next tale to enthral us.

    Worth a credit? Narrator was a bit slow for me and so spoiled a certain amount of the enjoyment but I would certainly recommend this so it's a definite YES from me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jay TX, USA 07-09-12
    Jay TX, USA 07-09-12 Member Since 2009

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    "Disappointing!"
    If you could sum up Temptation & Twilight in three words, what would they be?

    Very, very disappointing! Unfortunately, I read book 2 first and now book 3 before book 1. I couldn't wait to read this book after the ending to book 2. Maybe it is me but in book 2 Iain was called Allenwyck whereas in this book he was referred to as Alec and in book 2, Black was a Duke also but here he is an Earl while Iain was an Earl and he is now a Marques. Am I misunderstanding something?


    Would you recommend Temptation & Twilight to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it but only because it finishes the series and you might as well complete the series to be able to see where everything ends. Ending was also a bit too abrupt for all that we were imagining throughout the series.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Ms. Stern did a good job reading and for the voices of the characters however I liked the narrator for book 2 better.


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

    I would only make a movie from the entire series not just this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know what to say but the author became confused somewhere.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Blaine, MN, United States 07-30-12
    Linda Blaine, MN, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing Sequel"

    I really enjoyed Pride and Passion. There was intrigue, mystery, romance and passion, and I really wanted the two central characters to find their happily ever after. However, the hero in Temptation and Twilight is a bit too debauched for my liking and doesn't appear to have a good reason to have become so disdainful. On the other hand, the heroine is charming, intelligent and resourceful. All in all, Temptation and Twilight was a disappointing sequel to Pride and Passion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 07-30-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointed!"
    What did you like best about Temptation & Twilight? What did you like least?

    I'm not really sure what I liked best, but I know what I liked least. I didn't like that there was no mystery about the House of Orpheus until the last 3 or 4 chapters. Most of the book was about Iain trying to seduce Lizzy and Lizzy slowly giving way to his seductions. There was also some inconsistencies in how Iain was addressed in this book versus the two previous books.

    I also didn't like that this book overlapped some with the previous book in the series. We know that Lucy and Adrian got together so why have this book start where Adrian is still pursuing Lucy? Doesn't make sense.


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

    Yes, I've listened to other books by Helen Stern and I think she does a great job. She distinguishes the various male and female voices very well.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    If the book would have concentrated more on the House of Orpheus and Iain and Lizzy working to bring it down rather than reading about a book from the past. That book didn't add to the story and Lizzy's obsession with the book didn't really make sense.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely found the first two books in the series to be much better than this final book. I would recommend this book only to close out the series and not to read or listen to without reading or listening to the first two books in the series. The first two books were great!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda Lake Geneva, WI, US 07-22-12
    Yolanda Lake Geneva, WI, US 07-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "It's Alynwick!!! Not Alyck....ugh!!!"

    Given that this is the third book in a series in which the main characters played pivotal roles in prior books, the mispronunciation of the main character's name is extremely distracting! While I usually enjoy books narrated by Ms. Stern, this effectively ruined what would have been a very good ending (?) to this series.

    The story has many twists and turns and for the most part flows fairly quickly. This author never disappoints and Alynwick is one of my favorite characters-probably because of all of his flaws. As long as the name change/mispronunciation doesn't bug you, it's worth the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Constance USA 07-15-12
    Constance USA 07-15-12 Member Since 2002
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    "could have been a fun listen"

    The concept of the story is good. However the dialog between the characters was lacking and the writing repetitive.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Torlundy Santa Barbara, CA 07-03-12
    Torlundy Santa Barbara, CA 07-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worth the wait!"
    Where does Temptation & Twilight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very, very good. Loved this series. Wanted to wait for the audiobook and it was certainly worth it. He is clearly my favorite of the characters in the trilogy.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael CAMERON PARK, CA, United States 01-28-13
    Michael CAMERON PARK, CA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Prepare to lose sleep.. I could NOT put it down.."
    What did you like best about this story?

    Awesome love story. Man desperately in love with women, can't live without her...everything a lady loves to hear.. Had a great plot as well.. A lot more going on than just the couple too which is always a plus..the other thing I really thought was cool was the perspective views the author gave to each book and character. She makes sure you don't miss a thought or emotion. Excellently done!


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

    I thought narrator to be nice..she added a lot to the story and pulls you in with her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and series all together really surprised me. I don't often listen to many stories more than once but I just finished it and I can't wait to go back and hear it again..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 05-15-13
    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Oh yeah!"

    If you like romance and sensuality, then you'll love this book. I've listened to all of the Brethren Guardian books, and this ends the trilogy by giving you all the answers, which is nice. But it focuses much less on the action and mystery and much more on the relationship and romance, which sooooo worked for me. The only reason it's not 5 stars for me is that the sex could have culminated sooner, but maybe the wait is also what made it sooooo delicious! I don't know. I'm torn. And I don't know how memorable it will be, how long it will stay in my head afterwards. Some other books I've listened to have resonated with me longer, and I've dreaded ending my time within the story. So this one is not quite 5 stars, but it's very close. I have given very few audiobooks 4 stars, and I've purchased over 1000 audiobooks. So I mean it when I give it 4 stars. And the narrator is great, as she always is. I think the two main characters were also my favorite of this series. Who doesn't love the suffering and messed up guy who gets right for the love of a woman. And Elizabeth's lack of sight bound with great strength makes her a wonderful heroine. So the story worked on all parts. Enjoy.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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