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A perilous scheme to thwart ruthless adversaries hurtles successful young jewelry designer Caitlin Abernathy from her comfortable California studio to the streets of Paris and the beaches of Brittany as she attempts to return a priceless stolen heirloom to the Louvre. Colin Stryker, the devastatingly handsome history professor from Ireland who has appointed himself her protector, fights to rescue her before her captors add murder to their crimes, while at the same time unraveling the torturous train of events that led to the original theft. With every moment fraught with danger, can the chemistry already sizzling between the two ignite into passion?

©2017 Lois Choksy (P)2018 Lois Choksy

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Fatal Charm

Caitlin Abernathy is a jeweler in SF. She is on her way to an important appointment when she is attacked by two men. They steal her jewelry case with her samples. Caitlin is surprised when police come to her studio. She is told that her boyfriend, Allen Thompson is dead. Who would want to hurt an accountant?

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Fatal Charm

Loved it!A little dragon causes chaos in the life of a jewelry maker and her friends.It is full of action,a bit of romance and charm.Beverley Murray was a fantastic narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Intrigue, danger and love

All three of those things were present in this book and had some humor alongside. I was constantly on edge, wondering what else would next. You definitely fall in love with the main character and her woes and happiness throughout the story. I felt her anger and her sadness as well as her joy. I definitely recommend this book.

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Great Mystery, Suspense and Romance

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story pulled me in from the very beginning. I loved the twists that were in this story. Some of the characters were very endearing, some were intriguing, some had me wanting more. I thought the author did an awesome job weaving the story based around theft and a jewelry designer, and how she included some historical details. The book has the perfect amount of mystery, suspense and romance for me. Without giving away spoilers, I thought the ending was awesome! Kudos to the author for that. This is the second book by Blair McDowell that I have listened to and I am really impressed by her writing. Beverly Murray is a new narrator to me, and is talented, yet I'd like to hear her give characters more distinguishable voices. I will definitely listen to more books by both of them.

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New author to me and a solid book it’s been

Blair McDowell is new to me, I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest opinion on it.

Beverley Murray did a good job, but she had no American accent for any of the characters. So it definitely could have improved in that as well as changes in voice for the Male vs Female POVs.

I listened twice through the audiobook just to see if I missed anything. The story was well done and believable. However I found the heroine to be a bit wishy washy at times for a woman in her late twenties.

Overall I would give this story a 4.5, half missing because of no real inflection or range in the narration done by Beverley Murray for the different characters nor in female vs male roles.

I will check out more work by Blair McDowell but not the narrator unless it’s an English story completely.

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Awesome book

This book has murder,intrigue ,romance I enjoyed it immensely. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire way through. The author has a wonderful imagination and this book was well written. The narrator did a great job distinguishing between the characters.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery romance and adventure .

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Lots of Mystery

Loved the twists and turns of the storyline.

Only thing that was hard to get used to was the British accent of the narrator. At first I thought the book took place overseas.

Overall a great story! Will definitely recommend.

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  • Pam C
  • Wolfforth, TX
  • 05-07-18

Fantastic story!

Mystery, thrill, love...Blair McDowell drew me in from the very beginning and held me there throughout the story. Her ability to develop the characters (the good ones and the really bad ones) is paramount to the story. She also does a wonderful job of describing the world the characters live in. From the start to the finish, the author does a wonderful job of bringing it all together.
I listened to the audiobook version of the story and, although I have nothing negative to say about Beverley Murray's work, the fact that the author chose a narrator with a British accent to narrate threw me off there for a while. I kept wondering if they were in Berkeley, Ca or if they were in the UK in a city with the same name. Also, usually, the narrator uses character voices for different people, and she did not. Beverley Murray did a wonderful job of narrating the story having done it her own way.

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pretty good

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

'This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'

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Good suspense romance

Enjoyed this suspenseful romance. There is a good mix of action, suspense and romance. Liked the instant chemistry that both tried to fight and how they finally gave in. Enjoyed trying to make the puzzle come together as the story went along.

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