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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

Kiss
  • Kiss
  • Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
Madeleine wants to wrap herself around him like ivy.
It Might Be Love
  • It Might Be Love
  • Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
Love can be a poison as much as a pleasure.
First Meeting
  • First Meeting
  • Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
Arrogance is not a trait Madeleine finds attractive.
Declaration of Love
  • Declaration of Love
  • Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
The rake is utterly serious about Lady Madeleine.
Hot Hot Hot
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
The Lady is spread before the Duke as an offering.

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  • Kiss
  • Madeleine wants to wrap herself around him like ivy.
  • It Might Be Love
  • Love can be a poison as much as a pleasure.
  • First Meeting
  • Arrogance is not a trait Madeleine finds attractive.
  • Declaration of Love
  • The rake is utterly serious about Lady Madeleine.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • The Lady is spread before the Duke as an offering.

Publisher's Summary

One title to change his life...

A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William Ferguson Avenel is content to live in exile in Scotland - until his father dies in the scandal of the Season, making him the new Duke of Rothwell and leaving him in charge of his young sisters. With rumors of insanity swirling around their family, the girls desperately need a chaperone. And he thinks he's found the lady for the job...until Rothwell discovers her dangerous secret life.

One chance to break the rules....

Lady Madeleine Vaillant may be the perfect chaperone, but she can't face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she's nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity - even make a devil's bargain with Rothwell, who saves her from discovery by claiming her as his mistress. She'll take the pleasure he offers - but Madeleine won't lose her heart in the bargain.

One season to fall in love...

Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Rothwell's old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love?

©2012 Sara Wampler (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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What a nice surprises

This book surprised me. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

It was entertaining. I liked the main characters but I admit some of the secondary ones confused me. I find this on occasion with audiobooks. It can be difficult to sort all the characters when you can't just look back a paragraph or two to see who's who.

The narration was quite good. I have the next book in my library already.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • MVA
  • Funtown USA
  • 10-03-16

Great Period Romance Novel

Well let me say this book was awesome, with a great Narrator. I was pleasantly surprised with the story line. Unlike many other books where the Heroine is 21 yrs old, this series is about women that are older and have passions for writing, acting ect... none of witch are acceptable passions for ladies of London in the 1800's. Great plot that held my attention. I listened in one sitting. Worth a credit? YES and I just started period novels! I will going to the next book in the series. I also love that all of the books in the series came out at the same time so no waiting!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Tiresome

Very self-centered heroine. Quite unlikable . Hero was better. Real problem here was it was just plain too long and therefore tiresome. There were several places the story could have stopped and it should have.

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A good romp through Victorian times.

A believable plot for the time period, when obsession with a lady's virtue makes it challenging to pursue one's dreams.

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Enjoyed

Skeptical at first, but found the book very enjoyable. It is definately worth a credit. Perhaps a bit unbelievable but held my interest. The narrator did an excellent job.

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The "bad" guy wins

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heiress Without a Cause?

When William discovers the Madeline's true identity.

What about Emma Powell’s performance did you like?

I love her distinction of characters. I love to listen to books, rather than watch TV or reading (love to read, bad eyesight though) and having an awesome narrator brings the story to life.

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  • Kim
  • OVERLAND PARK, KS, US
  • 12-07-18

Annoying lead character

The main character is very annoying and self centered. It does not make sense that anyone would be obsessed with her, let alone this a-hole of a duke. He has to beg her repeatedly to marry him after taking her virginity? Lol riiiight. That is how it would have worked for sure. She is the best actress in the entire worrrrrllld so she is... get this... blackmailed into performing for a month!! Hahaha! She offers to buy the lady a new theater building but NO! Only a month of her great talent will do! She is so captivating that it doesn’t matter that she is putting her entire family at risk! She is the wronged party here! How dare they threaten to send her away for her poor judgement! They are the woooorst! /s The whole story is dumb, the characters are irritating. The narrator has a soothing voice, bordering on an ASMR type of vibe.

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GREAT!

this is my first story and by Sarah Ramsey. I have to admit it was very well written. Madeline was a wonderful character. but I have to say the steamy love scenes where the main attraction. There were several peppered throughout the story and it really revved up the heat! did I mention how well written this story was. The characters had depth and I could totally see the attraction between Madeline and Ferguson. I think the book started to drag a bit at the end but, I knew it was mainly to wrap everything up. definitely will be listening to it again. The narration was a bit choppy until I realized Madeline was French and it was a French accent the narrator was portraying. Once I understood that listening went a lot smoother.

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