On a quest to avenge her sister's death, Eleanor Watkins never expected to fall for the man following her through pleasure gardens and into ballrooms. But soon nothing can keep her from the arms of the sinfully attractive scoundrel, not even the dangerous secrets she keeps. Strong, compassionate, and utterly irresistible, James is all she desires. But can she trust him enough to let herself succumb to all the pleasures that midnight allows?
James Swindler has worked hard to atone for his unsavory past. He is now as at home in London's glittering salons as he is in the roughest streets. But when the inspector is tasked with keeping watch on a mysterious lady suspected of nefarious deeds, he is determined to use his skills at seduction to lure Eleanor into revealing her plans. Instead, he is the one seduced, turning away from everything he holds dear in order to protect her - no matter the cost to his heart.
©2011 Jan Nowasky (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I loved this series, but this book was my absolute favorite. After listening to the first three, I grew to appreciate James Swindler, but not as much as I did in this book. It captured my attention in the beginning, but commanded my attention from about 2 1/2 hours in until the very end. It brought tears to my eyes on several occasions and it made me laugh and scowl. I don't remember another love story bringing me this much emotion in a long time. This is a series that I will listen to again and again!
Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
I just couldn't get excited about this last book in the series. The main character was such a weak man in all the other stories especially having to do with Frannie I just couldn't get excited about him. The book got better about 4 hours in when there was really a twist and at the end it was great but it took too long to get to the good parts and I think Ms. Health should have done a better job of making us more interested in the main character in the earlier stories so it didn't take me 3 weeks rather than my usual 5 days to plow through the story.
I loved the series - really great but Ms. Health repeats herself way too often throughout her series almost as if she expects you to listen to or read one and not the rest of them. She needs to learn to write more succinctly and stick with character development and the story lines and elminate the unnecessary repetition which would make her stories even better and the first three in this series had a lot of repetition but the stories I thought were better.
a total surprise
I laughed, I cried, I gasped and I clapped out loud at the twist and turns in this book.
I can think of none that saying would not lessen the pleasure for future readers.
First I thought it would be average at best. What a surprise. I wanted to rate this one highest of the four. So I wil. This one rates 6 stars.
Please, please let there be a book 5! Dr. Graves needs his turn.
love the other stories of the scoundrels of St. James!!!
its so hard to pick...the author did such a great job!
how both narrators have an important role in the story...and how well they balance the story.
wish antony had more to read in the book
THIS STORY IS ABOUT A SISTER OUT TO REVENGE THE DEATH OF HER TWIN. I REALLY LIKED THIS STORY AND IT HAD AN "INTERESTING TWIST".
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A very good mistery that outsmarts the listener. The romance story was not that good. No fireworks, no butterflies but still interesting. Very good narration.
The mixture of mystery and suspense in this love story makes for a great book full of surprises and an interesting finish. Excellent finish to an excellent series.
I read the book on my Kindle and listened to the audible version in the car. I always prefer reading to listening as it goes faster, but this was a good listen as well.
Although I liked all 4 of the Scoundrels of St. James books, this one had a twist that I never saw coming. Good story. Well told. The narrator is good, if a bit slow-paced and maudlin at times.
I've listened to all of the Scoundrels of St. James books. All four were good performances, though I admit I liked Antony Ferguson's voice better. Susan Ericksen did a good job of differentiating character voices. I really appreciate that.
I thought this series was very interestingly based on the cast of Oliver! How clever to give it a subtle sense of that story.
Susan Erickson did a good job on the narration.
I can't wait to get the next Lorraine Heath audio book. What a great way to take a walk or work in the yard, and still get to hear a great story!
I loved this Scoundrels series, but this was my least favorite book in the series. It was harder to get into the characters - it took too long for the story to "ramp-up." I was really looking forward to James' story, but I could not get excited about the romance between James and Emma. Even thought their romance was average, the the story itself was very well written, and it had some great twists that the reader would never figure out, so in that respect, it was an interesting read/listen. If you have not read the other books in the series, I would say pass on this one. If you have read the other books, this one is interesting but not very romantic.
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