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Desperately Seeking a Scoundrel

Rescued from Ruin, Book 3
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Series: Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Desperately seeking a fiance...

Miss Sarah Battersby is in dire need of a man, preferably one skilled at deception. Upon her father's death, she will be left with no home and nary a penny. With time running out, she must either accept the proposal of a man she loathes or stall long enough to secure a teaching position by telling one teensy, trifling lie - that she is promised to someone else...who doesn't technically exist. 

But Sarah refuses to be defeated by insignificant details. The answer lies in finding the right man for the job. As luck would have it, she has stumbled on just the candidate...though he could use a little patching up.  

Desperately seeking a refuge...

Where Lord Colin Lacey goes, trouble follows - even when he attempts to do right. Tortured and hunted by a brutal criminal, he is rescued from death's door by the stubborn, oddly fetching Miss Battersby. In return, she asks one small favor: pretend to be her fiance. Temporarily, of course. 

With danger nipping his heels, he knows it is wrong to want her, wrong to agree to her terms. But when has Colin Lacey ever done the sensible thing?  

Desperately seeking a love to conquer all...

As lies turn to longing, and longing to something deeper, they realize it will take more than passion to see them through the danger to come. They will need a plan. They will need family. Above all, they will need a love strong enough to steel a lady's resolve and transform a scoundrel's heart.  

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Elisa Braden (P)2018 Tantor

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Colin Redeemed! Another Great Story in The Series

Colin Lacey, you bad, bad man. The younger brother we hated in the other books is found near death by our heroine, school marm Miss Sarah Battersby. All the rest of the Clyde Lacey house family and friends are here.

Sexy hot but it's Mary Sarah Agliotta that brings these characters to life. I love her!

I've listened and/or read all of Elisa Braden's books and am so glad when Mary Sarah Agliotta is her narrator.

And Sophie Darling's. I seek out MS for her Regency reads. Love this team!

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Half Good/Half Bad

This story was good, although not as good as the first 2 Books. Because it was a continuation of the series I brought it. It was not until the half-way point did it really get good. Colin and Sarah are good charters, it is interesting how they met, come to care for one another very deeply, and wanting to protect each other. There is still a mystery tied to the story maybe - will we find out who is the girl that the villain had locked away, but left her all his money - I'm hoping it will come out in one of the other books. Let's hope so. As usual, this Author can write some sensual and detail sex scenes. Even tho it took some time to get to them, it was worth the wait. The sex scenes are different from book to book, in a very good way, that is why I really enjoy this Author. All in all I - enjoyed this book.

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like it

i like the mystery twist to it. i will continue to read the series to figure ouy who is the ward

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VOLUME WAS TO LOW WHEN RECORDING

WARNING!! Don't buy this book!! If you don't like hearing about torture of the hero Colin of the story and then vague references to a 12 year old girl being raped and molested by the heroine Sarah Battersley stalker Felix Foote. Then don't bother with this story. I will admit I enjoyed the middle of the story but To Cut The Heroine's Throat toward the end of the story was a Bridge to Far for me. Yes Sarah lives but why so much gruesome scenes at the beginning and the end of the story? This Ruined the whole story for me. I hate stories with children and women being abused!! So 1 star and I will be returning this kindle ebook.

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  • 02-11-19

Excellent storyline

The entertaining storyline was slightly let down by the monotonal narrator’s delivery when reading other than character quotes, a shame as it was slightly irritating at times.