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.
Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?
Yes, it was seductive and dark and gritty. No one writes a love scene like Featherstone.
All the love scenes are memorable. There enticing and exciting.
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.
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.
Very intriguing and gripping. One of the better audio books I have read.
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.
the drama in her reading was exceptional. you could really FEEL the characters, their emotions and passions. The voiceovers were great!!!
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.
Never judge a book by its movie
Heartwarming, Tense, Passionate
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Great Duke of Sussex
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)
It's a great stand alone book. but you certainly wouldn't be unhappy if you purchased both.
They are both GREAT stories...
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!!
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...
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
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.
No and she was great.
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!
Can't wait for the next book. This was much better than expected!
Much better than the first book. Yes this is a series although Audible doesn't indicate. Story, romance and narrator made this an enjoyable listen. Purchased on sale which was even better!
Great read but leaves you hanging. Where is book #3???
When Adrian confess to Lucy who he really is.
I want book #3!!!
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.
This is the second book in a series, and apparently there is supposed to be a third. It has a slow start, as if Featherstone was trying to save a big reveal for the end. Also, some of the lines are roll your eyes corny. But, once you get into it, it's actually pretty addictive. I ended up enjoying this novel a lot.
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