• Captivated by an Adventurous Lady

  • Thieves of the Ton, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Sookoo
  • Narrated by: David Parkinson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Captivated by an Adventurous Lady

By: Sandra Sookoo
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Publisher's Summary

The quest to break a mummy’s curse turns dangerous when a peer ends up dead.

Miles Lawrence Hawkins, fifth Earl of Archewyne, is alone and the last of his line, save for a young daughter, and he’s made peace with that.... Yet unexpectedly finding an attractive female thief in his library gives him doubts. Drawn into the lady’s insane plot to retrieve various stolen mummies from around London - including the British Museum - he accompanies her merely to see what will happen next. Being captivated by her quest and intrigued by her talent for skirting the law is a much needed distraction from the stress of his own life’s misfortunes.

Lady Emmaline Darling, skilled thief and only child to the Earl of St. Ives, is under a mummy’s curse. Believing herself damned due to her father’s penchant for removing antiquities from Egypt, she’s vowed to return a pair of mummies to their eternal resting place in order to save his life and her own. Being caught by Miles wasn’t in her plan, and neither was falling for his charm, but she’ll do anything to see he’s free of the curse as well, for their histories are too intricately connected for his ills to just be bad luck.

When a peer with ties to them both ends up dead and Emmaline’s jewelry is found at the scene, Miles is honor bound to offer for her and lend her his protection. Despite her refusal, desire pulls at them and scandal surrounds them, and when Miles is summoned to once more embark upon a secret mission for the Crown, he must shed everything that will become a liability, but keeping Emmaline out of trouble - and out of his mind - is easier said than done.

Trigger Warning: Some of the content found in this book may be triggering and/or sensitive. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and attempted rape/abuse are some of the topics mentioned in the audio and might illicit a strong or potentially harmful emotional response.

©2016 Sandra Sookoo (P)2019 Sandra Sookoo

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excellent

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Captivating

Jealousy, greed, and pure evil fueled the villains.
This was intriguing and suspenseful with romance too. Lady Em was beyond unconventional and wickedly entertaining and captivating. This was a great adventure I enthusiastically followed. I look forward to more of Emmy and Miles. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing it to life.

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I loved it!

I found this audiobook very entertaining... so much in fact as soon I finished I went to lunch & purchased the 2nd audiobook; which I'll begin on my way home!!! the characters are endearing & caring. the villains are just that!
TOTAL ENJOYMENT 😉

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Exciting book - but no real ending

I enjoyed this book very much. The hero is heroic, the heroine is stubborn, the little girl and lion cub are adorable, and the villains are villainous. The tone was light-hearted in some parts and terrifying in others.
However, the book ended in the middle of the story. I enjoy reading series , but I felt this was not a complete story.

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An entertaining story

This was a good paced story. I liked Lady Emmaline, she was one of a kind and very daring. She had know Miles, Earl of Archewyne since childhood but they haven’t seen each other for some years. Emmaline believes she is under a curse. I enjoyed their connection and the lengths Miles went to, to help her with her quest. They do have an attraction but there is a rival who wants to marry Miles. There some very dangerous moments. Although some matters are resolved, others are not and are obviously continuing in the next book. The narrator had an easy voice to listen to and changed his voice for the different characters. Altogether, an entertaining story.

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Love this couple...

looking forward to this series and more adventure with Miles and Emmeline. I can't wait to read the next one.

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Captivated by an Adventurous Lady

Firstly I wish to thank thank the author for the chance to listen to this book.
This book started a bit confusing to me. Miles is hosting a birthday party for himself but finds a woman in his home stealing from him. He recognizes her from his childhood. He leaves his party and follows her as she breaks into a Museum. I found this very unlikely at first but kept on reading. Emmy is convinced her family is plagued by a curse. It can only be stopped when two mummies are returned to their resting place. I soon became caught up in the story and enjoyed it. Narration was pretty good also.

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Captivated by an adventurous Lady

I enjoyed listening to this book very much. It had intrigue and dirty deeds and lots of loving. I hope Miss Sookoo will continue with the story as at the end of the book the heroine was asked to take the hero’s little girl to Egypt with her so he could keep a low profile for a while. There was a marriage proposal and she all but accepted as she did love him. So there we are waiting for the next episode to raise its audible head. Loved it. Thank you very much.