• A Proper Scoundrel

  • By: Esther Hatch
  • Narrated by: Noah Wall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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A Proper Scoundrel

By: Esther Hatch
Narrated by: Noah Wall
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His scandals were right on track until she derailed everything.

As the successful owner of multiple railroad lines, Diana Barton is all too accustomed to fending off suitors seeking to stake their claim on her wealth. In order to keep the wolves at bay, Diana has contrived the perfect plan: appeal to the most notorious rake in London, the Baron Lord Bryant, to ruin her reputation and scare off the worst of the time wasters. The ruse will be no hardship - she’s secretly been fascinated by the man for years.

Lord Bryant is well aware of his questionable reputation. Indeed, he has cultivated the image carefully, and the last thing he wants is a wife. When he’s approached by the younger sister of a business associate, he tells her in no uncertain terms that he cannot help. However, when he sees for himself what she is up against, Bryant grudgingly offers his assistance. Faced with his most complicated entanglement yet, Bryant is firm in his conditions - and Diana knows that to get romantically involved with Bryant would spell certain heartbreak. But as the counterfeit couple grows ever closer, the line between truth and lies becomes blurred, threatening both Lord Bryant’s well-laid plans and the future of Diana’s railroad business.

©2021 Esther Hatch (P)2021 Covenant Communications, Inc.

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A True Regency Romance

Clean, light, regency. This story is yummy! With well developed characters, witty dialogue, and light drama, makes this a GREAT read for relaxing, traveling, or the beach. I thoroughly enjoyed this author, and narrator. Highly recommend, especially if you like clean romances.

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A fun listen

I enjoy Esther Hatch’s books. Clean romance with a touch of humor. An easy listen when you want something light!

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Excellent clean and sweet!

It’s so nice to find an author that can write an excellent story without all the sex! This is one of my new favorite books!!!
Noah Wall is my absolute favorite female narrator! She is an amazing artist! I absolutely recommend this audiobook!

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Best ever!!!

This is my favorite type of romance: quick witty humor, deep/real personal pasts that almost get in the way but not in an annoying "come ooooon already" sort of way. Also loooove romances (appropriate ones like this one) where it's just the love interest characters stories, I get bored when they develop the side characters too much lol.

This book was absolutely delightful and just perfectly checked all my boxes for what I love in a historical romance!

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Clean, sweet regency romance

I had read the second book in this series, A proper charade” soe time ago when I stumbled across this one. I wish I had gone back and reread it before I read thsi one, although it is really not necessary. I enjoy the humor this author brings to her novels. I do think she bends the “rules” of the regency romance society a bit, and as another reviewer said, she doesn’t take into consideration the likely consequences that would have befallen a woman during regency society. That being said, I genuinely enjoyed the story anyway. I think I liked the characters and the humor most of all in this novel. I definitely recommend it for a relaxing pleasant read.

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Could not finish

Characters were lacklustre and boring. The story was weak and rambling. And the dialogue was immature and as boring as the characters. I stayed with it until chapter 3 then gave up.

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Loved it

I had heard so many good things about this book and it lived up to them. I was in an audiobook slump, so decided to try one I would probably like. I did!

Swoony hero who is a scoundrel, but not really. A heroine who is smart. While it has a more contemporary feel with a woman (GASP!) running a business, I think it’s a fantastic read. It’ll definitely be in my re-listen queue.

The narration was seamless and added to the story rather than detracted. She was not noticeable and that’s a compliment. I was able to just be drawn into the story and enjoy it.

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Adorable story with many new twists!

One of my favorite books, readers and story line. Such a sweet ending and shows the reality of how much real love can change lives.

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well done.

this is the third of her books that I've read. the other two were good nice stories but they missed from me the humor. this one made up for it and was perfect. I found it fun and easy to listen to. love the narration the characters came all the way to life. I'm looking forward to reading another book of hers. I was hesitant to get this one but I'm so glad I did

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Beyond excellent

I was so surprised to listen to a book that dived deeper than just a regency romance. Looking beyond what is presented. Jokes, banter, etc. I am reminded that no one is just anything, there is always a back story. This man was seen a a rake when all he did was give other the opportunity to enjoy soothing he longed for. This book is a 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ listen. Don't pass this one by it is so amazing. Enjoy!

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