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Publisher's Summary

It was the ideal marriage of convenience...until they met.

Cassandra DeWitt has seen her husband only once - on their wedding day two years earlier - and this arrangement suits her perfectly. She has no interest in the rude, badly behaved man she married only to secure her inheritance. She certainly has no interest in his ban on her going to London. Why, he’ll never even know she is there.

Until he shows up in London too, and Cassandra finds herself sharing a house with the most infuriating man in England.

Joshua DeWitt has his life exactly how he wants it. He has no need of a wife disrupting everything, especially a wife intent on reforming his behavior. He certainly has no need of a wife who is intolerably amiable, insufferably reasonable...and irresistibly kissable.

As the unlikely couple team up to battle a malicious lawsuit and launch Cassandra’s wayward sister, passion flares between them. Soon the day must come for them to part...but what if one of them wants their marriage to become real?

Hilarious, heartrending, and hot, this standalone Regency romance tells the story of a marriage of convenience between opposites.

©2018 Inner Ballad Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Loved this book. Don’t miss the fun!

This book is funny, sad at times, and very good. There are numerous sexual scenes but are between a man and wife. This book is not erotica by my standards and I really do not like erotica, cheating, and excessive foul language. I loved the characters of the book and assumed it was a series. I’m sad now because I was all ready for to buy the next book and there isn’t one. I must go pout now. Don’t miss this one!
Kate Reading is a great narrator.

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A must read for romance readers- rare find

The banter between the two main characters was so much fun. Best compliment I can give is that I will miss these characters, so rare to find despite all the books I go through.
The story was plausible, another facet I need from a book. The evolution of the relationship and the changes they wrought in each other came naturally too, and was beautifully done. So sad when it was over.

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A fun and wicked story

Casandra had been jilted by her fiancé. Two weeks before their wedding, he eloped with another young lady. Casandra was heartbroken. Her father was worried about his estate going to someone else if he died unless Casandra was married, so he arranged a marriage for her with Joshua. Joshua had been the heir to an earldom until it was revealed that his father was not legally married to Joshua's mother. Joshua was stripped of his title and thrown out by his hateful father. Joshua worked very hard and became rich beyond imagination. He married young and they had a child, but both wife and child died Joshua grieved. He agreed to marry Casandra but said the marriage was in name only. Cassandra and Joshua saw each other only once - their wedding day and night. Two years later they meet again. Their interaction is hilarious. The dialog is quick and witty. These two characters are so lovable. They fight their way to what I hoped would be a HEA.

The writer is very good. She told an interesting, funny and sexy story. Great job! Kate Reading's narration is perfect. She makes the story sparkle and come to life. An amazing treat.

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What a fun read with great narration..


This was such a great love story, and so very funny. Joshua was hysterical through the whole book and Cassandra hated him and was beginning to love him at the same time.

Even though I thought it was a little long I didn’t skim anything, except the sex scenes. There were too many of those, but the rest of the book made it worth having to skim all the sex.

There was a lot of sadness in this book but worse than the sadness was Cassandra’s 19-year-old alcoholic sister. Jeez, you couldn’t help but hate her, and she never got any better. Lucy was a good hateable character.

So, lots of sexual tension and sex but no swearing.

As to the narration: Kate Reading did an excellent job on the voices and the emotions when she reads.

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Love it!

I would hope Audible will publish more stories by Mia Vincy...as long as they are narrated by the great Kate Reading. This was a terrific story with good characters. I highly recommend.

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Kate Reading brings life to this lovely story

I enjoyed this book very much
Especially the hero his lines were clever and the narrator gave them a special wickedness
Well written and well narrators

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Great!

If you like books by Loretta Chase you will
Love this author. Can’t wait for her next book. Also Kate Reading, the narrator, is simply marvelous!!

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  • MM
  • 01-01-20

TOTALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK

I had never read this author before so I was hesitant... I will look for her books from now on. I loved the characters, the relationship between them and everything in between.

The narrator was excellent (something I have a hard time finding lately) and did a fabulous job on the story!

Well done! Please do more series like this... I'm desperate for good books with good narrators. lol

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What we want is not always what we need

He is a tortured soul, she is as warm as she can trust herself to be. Romance stories have many similar basics and this book has them all; history of pain or loss, parental influence, societal pressure, sexual desire/tension.
With that said, this story is well narrated and written with the consideration of the attitudes of the time. Still, plenty of passion, love and a happy ending - mixed in with the trials to get there.

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What a lovely book!

I loved the characters and couldn’t stop listening. I’m hoping for sequels about the younger sisters. Kate Reading was wonderful, as always. I listen to a lot of historical romances, rolling my eyes about half the time. So nice to discover an intelligent and well written romance.

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  • KLH
  • 06-09-20

Wonderful

Mia Vinci has written a wonderful romance that’s up there with some of my favourite stories by the likes of Kleypas and Balogh. It’s a keeper and I know I’ll be re-reading it. I’ve jumped straight to amazon to buy her next book. Cassandra and Joshua are both endearing likeable characters and their teasing banter is laugh out loud funny. That said the story has it’s poignant moments, Joshua’s visit to the orphanage had me in tears. I’d also like to compliment Kate Reading for her excellent narration. There was none of that irritating, overly arch tone that can sometimes creep into historical romance narration.

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  • Farah
  • 02-10-20

A little bit different

I loved the story, however I wasn't to keen on the narrators voice. Overall the story was fun witty and different.

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  • Annies
  • 09-30-21

Excellent

I loved this book. The characters were beautifully constructed and the dialogue was both witty and amusing. A lesson on learning to be brave and communicate. I giggle recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-21

Great book!

I laughter out load and also cried. This is a great love story about being broken and heal again.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 05-27-21

He's not wicked at all.

Our hero is anything but wicked. I found him an absolute pussy cat - wary, mischievous and occasionally lashing out as all self-respecting felines do.

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  • Susan
  • 01-14-21

Laughed out loud

All through this book I laughed out loud, my husband wondered what on earth I was listening to!

Sad in places and I really loved the characters. I love a happy ending and was rewarded with one.

A lot of sparing between the two main characters and you see how lonely they both are but in true Historical romances all's well that ends well

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  • JED
  • 01-10-21

Good book with humour and love

I felt it could have been a bit shorter. it covered the same thoughts and personal struggles several times. overall a good listen, with much humour along with the trials and tribulations of life.
Dictators voice can grind a bit if you listen for too long in one sitting. But overall not a bad job.

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  • Patricia D.
  • 01-03-21

Good story

Well read but It was over long and I needed patience to eventually arrive at the end!

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  • N
  • 11-18-20

excellent

Reminds me of Loretta Chase especially with excellent narration by Kate Reading. Well worth listening to

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  • Annie A
  • 11-02-20

Fabulous

First time for this author and what a delight. Great narration by Kate Reading and so many laugh out loud moments. Loved both of the main characters strong and funny.
Will be listening to the next in the series

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  • Wendy Moman
  • 06-20-21

The best Regency Romance novel I’ve read!!

The author is AMAZING! Such a witty writer. Truely fabulous humour. And the build of love was perfection. The narrator is the best I’ve heard since Roslyn Landor. Perfect voices, perfect accents. I can not recommend this book highly enough!!

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  • Jayltee
  • 11-07-19

Delightful

Loved the characters and their funny, heartfelt story of coming together. I want more from this author, this was totally worth the credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-29-21

An entertaining and fabulous story.

I laughed, I cried. What a wonderful story full of fabulous characters. I enjoyed this book so very much. I think the narrator is extremely talented and she made the characters come alive.
Thank you.

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  • alison
  • 07-28-21

Thank goodness for the Longhope Abbey series!

While I really enjoyed Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series, devoured Loretta Chase's Carsington Brothers series (with an honorable mention for Lord of Scoundrels) and of course have been completely obsessed with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series - this Mia Vincy Longhope Abbey series is ABSOLUTELY my FAVOURITE.

So much comedy, banter, sizzle, love and intrigue, it's completely addictive and life-affirming. I adore the way Vincy manages to bring just the right amount of character depth and plot complexity with a fun and light, slightly ironic self-awareness. It's a perfect remedy to the dull monotony of real life! I've listened to all three in the series twice now and enjoy noticing more detail and interconnection every time.

The series is perfectly matched with Kate Reading's delicious narration, with her funny and endearing voices for each character, and her clever ability to seamlessly guide you through the difference between what is internalised and out-loud. Her pace, comic timing, ability to flip from one character to another in rapid succession and her unique English accent are a compelling and engaging mix.

Thank you Vincy and Reading!!! Can't wait for more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-20

Sweet read

This was a sweet story with a few twist and turns, nothing too bad. Great characters great narration. lovely sweet romance. Enjoyable. Quite a few detailed sex scenes between husband and wife which was the only thing I didn't like.

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