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Publisher's Summary

Lady Calliope Manning is determined to punish the man she holds responsible for her beloved brother’s death.

She will do anything in her power to destroy him. When rumors swirl that the Earl of Sinclair requires a wealthy bride to rescue himself from dire financial straits, she seizes the opportunity to ruin him at last.

Justin “Sin” Vaughn, the Earl of Sinclair, needs to marry an heiress, and he needs to marry one now. But the sudden, anonymous publication of salacious memoirs rumored to be his obliterates his chances. With polite society convinced he is a murderer, he has only one choice: Find the person behind his supposed memoirs and get his revenge.

Callie never expected Lord Sinclair to discover she wrote Confessions of a Sinful Earl...nor to abduct her and demand restitution in the form of her own hand in marriage. She definitely did not expect to find him so difficult to resist.

Sin is about to teach the beautiful, perfidious Lady Callie a lesson in ruthlessness one scorching-hot kiss at a time.

©2021 Scarlett Scott (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Good, but narration by Thompson is a huge turn off and fail!

I am a huge fan of Scott’s books and looked forward to this one. Overall, the book was good but did have two big detractors. First, while Olivia Thompson’s narration of the text and lead character were good, her narration of other characters was quite horrible! It was a huge distraction and turn off especially when she narrated the voice of Sin. Her voices were ridiculously raspy and gravelly, even for other female characters. I’m actually quite shocked that this audio version with her bad voices would have been signed off on because it’s pretty terrible. John Lane’s narration was flawless as always and was a saving grace for being able to visualize Sin.

The second detractor of the book was a lack of true development in the story of how Sin and Callie could go so easily from hate to love. While efforts are made to address this, it’s all too quick and easy and there is not enough true emotional struggle given how things started between them. Also, the lack of deeper backstory for Sin as to how he fell to the levels of depravity that he did in his past was disappointing. There was more depth and development needed in those key points of the story line to truly pull you in.

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Very Enjoyable

It was very interesting listening to two narrators. I liked there was a man and woman doing the audio.

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Lady ruthless narrator!

I struggled to finish this, although the story line was good. Olivia Thompson was a horrible narrator! She was not a complement to John Lane or the story whatsoever! The growling and hissing during her parts were most uncomfortable, making each character she portrayed sound sinister and sleazy. If not for her I would've given the overall score many more stars!

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EXCELLENT NARRATORS!!

Oh this is one hot sexy romance story. This is close to erotica!! But very well written and a great storyline.

Lady Callope Manning know as Callie to family and friends. Has published a series disparaging articles about Justin "Sin" Vaughn Earl of Sinclair. Callie has accused him of murdering his wife and her brother the Duke.

Justin Earl of Sinclair has been financially ruined and ostracized by Ton because of Callies lies. So he kidnaps her. This begins a very sensual tug of war between the two enemies. Justin make Callie marry him or he will expose her as the writers of the articles. Which will ruin her and her brother the Duke.

Callie and Justin slowly but surely fall in love. It takes time for them to trust and eventually fall in Love!! This is a beautifully written story.. The Sex is HOT HOT HOT!!
EXCELLENT AUDIBLE EDITION!!

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Female narrator of hero

I could not listen to the audio Olivia Thompson impersonating the hero was screechy and awful.

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The concept of 2 narrators was lacking

I really liked the idea of both a male and female narrator but almost as soon as I heard Ms. Thompson's voice I knew I wasn't going to like it.
I also would've rather each narrator stuck to their role instead of switching back and forth.
I'm not sure I will complete the series.

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Blackmail into love.

This was a good book.It is a book where blackmail leads to love with a Lord who’s soul is dark and depraved.And the Lord finds his redemption with the lady.A good listen.

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This dual narration was disappointing

The story was ok. Lane is excellent, but Thompson was a disappointment. She did not do Sin’s voice justice.

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Didn’t enjoy duel narration

Not a fan when two people narrate. I don’t like the differing voices for each character. Olivia narrated Callie’s POV chapters and had a terrible “sin” voice. John narrated the Sin POV chapters and had a much better Callie voice than. But it would have been so much better to have one narrator with the actors playing the same speaking roles every time.

I would have liked the story more had I read with my eyes I think. But the narration was too frustrating to fully enjoy.

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Almost done but have to say one thing ----

John Lane was terrific, as usual. Olivia Thompson did great with female voices, but she is not good at all at male voices. She made Sin sound like psychopath..... the voice she tried to make for him was very grating from the very beginning. Only the John Lane parts and the story drove me to complete the book.

ALSO, just once I would like to see the author create a female character who -- when the INEVITABLE misunderstanding occurs, that instead of that character running away -- step right in and question the situation to AVOID the misunderstanding. I know lots of stories rely on this misunderstanding portion to further their plots, but as an avid reader/listener -- it's become VERY, VERY old and FRUSTRATING.

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  • Susan
  • 03-16-21

o k story

Story was ok but wasn't too enamored with the female narrator, her voice wasn't what I expected.
I preferred Mr Lanes voice and so it spoilt it a bit for me.

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  • daniela long
  • 04-16-22

The story is great but the narration is good .

Strangled to finish the story due to narration , lucky I love the writer .

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  • Annie
  • 04-05-22

Loved it.

So enjoyed this book, lots of twists and turns in the story and a delicious amount of hot romping. Good job done by both narrators. I will be most definitely be listening to next book in series.

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  • P18cle
  • 03-14-22

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I liked this book. the story was predictable and surprising with the language which I didn't mind as it was in the sex scenes BUT.... what spoiled it for me was the female narrator. she couldn't imitate a different person if she tried, they sounded perverted or sinister. On the other hand the male narrator was great. Infact he has a very seductive voice. would have been better if he had narrated it all. I would like to continue to the next book but if it is read by Olivia Thompson then I don't think I can. Sorry Scarlett, I love your books but just can't stand Olivia Thompson

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  • Mo Bass
  • 12-16-21

Awful narration

Mediocre, overly dramatic story with overdone, overly dramatic narration. I didn't get past Chapter 5.

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  • Alex
  • 03-26-21

A delightful tale of abduction and redemption

Lady Calliope Manning is determined to punish the man she holds responsible for her beloved brother’s death.

Justin "Sin" , Earl of Sinclair, having been ruined due to Callie's publication, decides to abduct, teach her a lesson and get his revenge.

This is a delightful romp with two great characters, who I really warmed to,  so much so that  "Sin" is my latest #BBF.

I love how they have to work through their mistrust of each other, find out the truth and eventually realise how much they love each other. it made me feel all warm inside.

The only downside was the narration. Both narrators were good but I would have preferred John Lane to be the only one, as I found it distracting, particularly when Olivia read the male parts.

Well done Scarlett! You’ve done it again!

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 05-08-22

Engaging story - well written by author.

I enjoyed listening to audiobook and the use of both male and female narrators despite not liking the female narrator’s rendition of Sin.

There were a few unexpected twists which added interest and showed Sin to be just as much a gentleman as the debauched rake the salacious gossip papers made him out to be.

I recommend.