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A brand new, deliciously wicked romance series from USA Today best-selling author Kerrigan Byrne. The Goode Girls are aren't simply good, they're stunning.

Doctor Titus Conleith emerged from his time as a battlefield surgeon with a mysterious fortune, a lethal secret, and a demon on his back. Ruthlessly intelligent, he was able to lift himself from his beginnings as coal-stained bastard through merciless discipline and inexhaustible skill. Alone by choice, he swore never to open his heart to another. Not after Honoria Goode. The heiress who shattered his hopes and then tread upon the shards of his heart with her bejeweled slippers. The beauty with whom he shared his first taste of passion, before she gave her hand to another.

The woman whose life he just saved from bleeding out on his table....

Honoria’s life as a viscountess has been nothing but a misery she’d brought upon herself with her own cowardice. Trapped for years in a loveless marriage to a cruel rake, she has been widowed by the consequences of his villainy. Now, she must face the man with the blazing golden eyes of the boy she once worshiped, and the dark past they both share.

As their passion reignites with the same fervor of their youth, Honoria can’t help but begin to wonder....

Will he allow her the second chance she doesn’t deserve?

©2020 Natalie Ainge (P)2020 Natalie Ainge

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Yes!!!!

An amazing book. Heartbreaking Heartwarming and breath taking all in one package. I LOVED Titus. The heroine slightly annoyed me, at tad, but came together in the end. The only thing that would have made it near perfect would have been a baby🥲
Sue me I am traditional. Ha ha definitely worth the read also the audible version had TWO amazing narrators I really enjoyed that. Kerrigan Byrnes Victorian Rebel series is one of my favorites and the Goode Girl series bleeds seamlessly together, so if you have read them all you get to revisit some of your favorite hero’s! Definitely recommend.
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Absolutely Wonderful, I cannot wait for book 3!

This is the 2nd book in The Goode Sisters books and a spinoff from the 7th book Dark & Stormy Knight, now re-named Seducing a Stranger, Victorian Rebels Series.
Ms. Byrne knows how to weave a gritty tale with enough steam and suspense to keep you wanting more and that's just what this reader wants, MORE!!!

I absolutely loved the Victorian Rebels Series, like everything about them and in book 7 of this series she introduced us the Goode Sisters and she left us wondering if Honoria "Nora" Mosby was going to live or die.

This book is the 2nd in the Goode Sisters books and the story of Honoria "Nora" Mosby (Goode), Vicountess of Woodhaven, she is married to William Mosby, an obsessive cruel man.
The story opens up where book 7 of Victorian Rebels left off, with Honoria being shot down by the docks, by her husband William. She is then taken to a surgeon that she requested, Titus Conleith, to save her and they have a past together. They were each other's first love and only love and neither of them have gotten over the other.

This story has humor, sadness, tragedy and a HEA!!!

Once again Kerrigan Byrne has delivered a delicious historical romance and I cannot wait for the next installment, this is a stand a lone book, but to enjoy even more, please read the other books in order.
I definitely recommend reading all of books!

The only reason for only 3 stars is that this author is making these stories much shorter, possibly rushing through them, instead of truly developing their characters, this book could be so much more, but sadly it's not. It's just that the author did such an amazing job on the VR series, but is now rushing through this series.

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Just okay

I love the combination of Kerrigan Bryce and Derek Perkins but this new format was something I’m not sure about. I didn’t like Stella Hunter’s over the top “acting” for her part of the narration- give me back Derek Perkins - 100%!

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Wonderful!!

Great dual narrators! Titus is swoon-worthy and I haven't read or listened to a Kerrigan Byrne book I didn't enjoy.

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Loved it!

Loved it! Carlton & Dorian were there with their droll, sardonic banter. 😄 I hope old & beloved characters continue to make appearances throughout the series! The duet narration by Derek Perkins & Stella Hunter was fantastic! I'm onto the next!

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Alright but too short

I bit on the short & light side comparing to Kerrigan Byrne's Devil series. I wanted to see a bit more realistic suffering, it almost seemed like a watered down version of the real thing. For example, we are led to believe that [SPOILER] Nora's husband abused her. And then it turns out he only ever verbally threatened her. And we're supposed to believe that this could have a significant effect on such a strong woman as Nora is portrayed to be? Just does not seem believable.[END SPOILER]

On the bright side, the narrators were great, the addition of Stella Hunter was an excellent choice.

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Wonderful

Not long enough! Did not want it to end, worth the credit though.
Can’t waite to find out what happens to the other sisters.

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Another Masterpiece from Kerrigan Byrne

It’s always a wonderful day when a new Kerrigan novel comes out, and this one does not disappoint. Though I was looking forward to Derrick Perkins’s solo narration, I got used to Derrick and Stella reading as a duet and they are great!

Kerrigan has a skillful way of ripping my heart out of my chest and piece by piece, reassembling it by the end of her novels. I have come to love the torment, redemption, and sweeping gothic world that can only exist in one of her books.

Now I will say I am a bit greedy and would have loved a longer book, but that is only because I never want to put hers down. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series and am hoping that we see a certain French someone very soon! ;)

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LOVE the Dual Narration

I love Kerrigan Byrne and Derek Perkins is a great narrator and has a wonderful voice however, he (like most male narrators) cannot do female voice to save his life. (Bless his heart, but when he tries to do the female voices, he sounds like what I imagine the wolf pretending to be the grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood sounds like.) It was SO WONDERFUL to have both a male and female narrator! It really added to the listening experience! I think I’ve listened to this book four times already. Stella Hunter is really good! She’s very natural and pleasing to listen to! I wish all romance novels would use dual narration!!

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The Worst from this Author

I’ve read many of Kerrigan Bryne’s books and have rarely been disappointed in not only the characters but how surprised I have been with where the story takes me. This book, however, was an exception. The characters were thoroughly dull and one-dimensional. The heroine was trite and annoying and there was no substance to the hero. I could not believe the ending and the climax was so pathetic. It seemed all a setup for the next books about the other two sisters—that I have no plans to read. I was disappointed about the lack of intrigue in this book as compared to the others that follow the stories of these intertwined characters. I cared nothing for these people as I did for the others.

I did like the fact that the audible version used both make and female narrators. That was a nice touch but the female narrator was not very good and expressing the character’s emotion and personality. She was also banal and dull.

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  • 12-05-21

Too short

Kerrigan Byrne and Derek Perkins are always good, but this is too short to be a novel. It’s hard to believe characters got together so fast. The 2 narrators worked well, though

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  • Claire
  • 03-19-21

Enjoyed it

I enjoyed the story very much but compared to her other books it was a bit short. But I am reviewing this book mostly because of the narrators. I think Derek Perkins is a brilliant narrator, but having a female narrator also made it even better. As much as I love Derek Perkins voice for the males, especially the heros' sexy voices, I prefer to have a female narrator for the female voices. So 5 stars for both narrators it was brilliant. I hope future books will all be narrated by them. Now on to the next one Mercy's story.

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  • Alex
  • 01-24-21

Disappointed 😞

I have listened to the Highland Magic Collection and the Victorian Rebels Series which I absolutely adored and hence carried on with the Goode series.

I have to confess I found this one sadly lacking! Titus was a great hero but I found the story implausible and Honoria extremely irritating. In the end, I couldn't have cared less what happened to her!

Regarding the narration, I fail to understand why the author decided to have two narrators when Derek Perkins does a splendid job, whereas Stella Hunter didn't and it therefore spoiled the whole performance.

I won't be continuing with this series and listening to any other books narrated by Stella Hunter!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-21

Loved it

A must-read if you enjoyed the Victorian Rebels series and want more. I love Kerrigan's dark historical romances and this one did not disappoint. Although I wouldn't recommend reading it without having read the other books first. Really looking forward to the next books in the series!

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  • 04-02-22

Unrealistic

The narration was professional and well done. The story, whilst was articulate, descriptive and had a broad vocabulary, was beyond believable. This was disappointing.