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Publisher's Summary

Benedict Fairburn does not quite need his ailing great-aunt's fortune, especially since he'll have to marry to get it. His family, however, thinks otherwise - as do many of the eligible ladies in London - and the pressure is mounting. An embarrassment of attentions fill Benny's time, but the young lady he prefers roundly dislikes him.

Claire Dalton, cousin to one of Benedict's oldest friends, is too busy debuting in Society to pay much attention to the Fairburn boy who once insulted her past bearing. He doesn't recognize her, but that's hardly upsetting, especially with the fetching Mr. Graham offering his arm.

Unfortunately, Mr. Graham is not all he seems, and each week brings a fresh disaster for Claire's first Season. It's enough to drive a young woman to distraction, especially since Benny Fairburn keeps behaving so very oddly. Concealed tragedy, poor orphans, a dotty great-aunt, deception and misunderstanding whirl in every direction, ready to explode.

Benedict and Claire are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, it may take catastrophe to make them realize as much....

The Lovelorn Lads: A man needs manners, if he is to marry.

©2017 C.E. Murphy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great new Author and Series

Loved this clean, witty, comedic, romantic story! Can hardly wait for C.E. Murphy to finish her current projects and tell us more about the Lovelorn Lads and Worthington!

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A bit of tepid reading

Overall, a companionable read/listen. I struggled a bit with the heroine Claire as I wondered at her very strong opinions which led to her lashing out (at first sight) rather frequently at Benedict and even going to the extent of intentionally being rude for what reason? I had no problem with her knowing her own mind just at her intolerance of one person while tolerating worse behavior from others. And this was not because she was smitten with him (poor excuse that it would have been). Additionally, listening felt a little bumpy in transitions which may be a function of the narrator or was it the writing. And the ending - fairly unbelievable in context of the times. Again, these were my mild struggles with the book and I did finish and did not skim so I conclude it was worth the listen while I did other tasks.

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Delightful!

The story line was not surprising, but I confess I am a hopeless romantic. The performance was exceptional and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I look forward to the rest of the series with The Lads.

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A sweet regency romance.

I really enjoyed this book! It's a light hearted read that kept me listening until the end. Can't wait for more books for the series. Only complaint was that the narrator sounded more like a girl when reading for one of the lads.

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Good story, good narration.

Although this book started slow, the ending was worth the wait. The narrator is good, would listen to her again. All around a good read.

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Never again narrator

The story is good, I loved the lads but the narration is simply horrible. One feels rushed through the sentences, strange pauses where none should be, missing cadence where it’s needed. This is the second book I’ve listened to with this narrator and *never* again! The voice is pleasing, but the way she rushes through things leaves you confused and having to go back to understand it fully. No, pass on this frustrating bit of fluff.

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By the time things sorted out I wasn’t looking forward to it anymore

I was hoping for a bit of romance. Something. By the time the guy got the girl I was so over it and didn’t think he deserved her anyway. It was not romantic. At all. It was long winded then wrapped up too quickly. The narrator is wonderful and the writing paints a pretty picture, but otherwise I want those hours back.

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A disappointment

The actual plot to me was non existing. From an offense to a lot of unbelievable encounters to a more ridiculous ending. A lot of pieces in there were outrageous at that period of time!

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Pretty Good

This book almost got a rating of 2 because I don't like grown men being called lads, and the hero was spoiled and selfish.

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Tell me more!

I've gotta know about the other gentleman. Every male character sounds intriguing. I can't wait for all of them to fall in love!