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The Edge of Desire: A Bastion Club Novel | [Stephanie Laurens]

The Edge of Desire: A Bastion Club Novel

They proved their bravery fighting for His Majesty’s Secret Service and were rewarded with brides of great beauty and breeding. But one member of the Bastion Club has remained a bachelor - until now. "Christian, I need your help. There is no one else I can turn to…L.” When Christian Allardyce, sixth Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life.
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Publisher's Summary

They proved their bravery fighting for His Majesty’s Secret Service and were rewarded with brides of great beauty and breeding. But one member of the Bastion Club has remained a bachelor - until now.

“Christian, I need your help. There is no one else I can turn to…L.”

When Christian Allardyce, sixth Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life. He never forgot the feel of her lips against his, but he never expected to see her again. Yet now she seeks his help, and Christian knows he will not resist her plea.

Letitia believes that Christian abandoned her when she needed him most, and she hates to call on his aid. But to clear her brother’s name, she has sworn to use every weapon at her command, even if it means seducing her ex-lover. Yet all the while, Christian is waging a war of his own - a campaign of pure pleasure and sweet revenge that will take them both beyond the edge of desire.

©2008 Savdek Management Proprietory, Ltd. (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Top Pick! The Bastion Club’s latest installment features an ultrapassionate and honorable hero and a prideful heroine, along with a masterfully crafted murder mystery - loaded with red herrings - just what we expect from an author who knows the Regency’s dark corners as well as the bright lights of a ballroom. Another not-to-be-missed, can’t-put-it-down keeper.” (Romantic Times)

“Ms. Laurens delves into the social distinctions between classes in this wickedly captivating romance. Watching her portrayal of Letitia’s famous temper as it bursts will have readers rolling in laughter.” (Fresh Fiction)

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    Eddy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-06-12
    Eddy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 08-06-12
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    What made the experience of listening to The Edge of Desire the most enjoyable?

    Finally Christian finds his lady! For me he was like the lost sheep throughout the series, Looking for something that wasn't there, wishing for something he couldn't have. I wanted to stand up and cheer when Christian and Lettica finally realized they COULD have it all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way Ms. Laurens weaves in the other members of the club, it's like getting together with old friends.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This narrator drives me CRAZY! His feminine voices are so unbelievable. It's are though every sentence is a question. And every hero sounds so arrogant that I wonder why any woman would want to bother getting close to him. It's only because I like this series so much that I purchased the remaining books narrated by him. The publisher really needs to finds a new narrator for Ms. Laurens books. I'd not be so willing to spend money on another book I'm unfamiliar with if I saw he was the narrator.


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

    They had it all, just like Bogey and Bacall!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a sap for a good romance and Ms. Laurens is one of my favorite authors. I like the Bastion Club series in particular, I was somewhat sad to see it come to an end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pat 08-30-14
    pat 08-30-14
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    "Not adventuris"
    What would have made The Edge of Desire better?

    more adventure, more excitement, the book was really too slow for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephanie Laurens again?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Steven Crossley’s performance?

    he just didnt make the charaters come to life.


    What character would you cut from The Edge of Desire?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jewel N. Ebanks 07-11-14
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    "Worst Narrator Ever!"
    What didn’t you like about Steven Crossley’s performance?

    He does THE WORST female voices! It was painful to get through. Jill Tanner was even better than Crossley.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DesignerBee 12-07-12
    DesignerBee 12-07-12 Member Since 2005
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    Would you listen to The Edge of Desire again? Why?

    Yes, because I love the series.


    What three words best describe Steven Crossley’s voice?

    Deep


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The level of passion achieved by Simon Prebble is missing from this reading. And what I found most annoying (and this happens in a lot of series) is that the names are not pronounced correctly, or even the same, from book to book. Dalziel is pronounced "DL," which while confounding, is worth knowing because throughout the latter part of this book and (unfortunately I now find) will continue in the next book in the series, I will cringe every time I hear the name mispronounced. What do the directors of these recordings do if not make certain names and all other words are pronounced correctly? It does ruin the reading for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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