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The widowed Duchess of Sailer has desires that are hard to fill in polite society. To that effect, she visits a brothel to have her bottom reddened. If word got out, her reputation would be ruined. So, when a member of society is murdered, and her name turns up in the books he is using to blackmail people, the metropolitan police show up on her doorstep. Olivia does the only thing she can to keep her name from being dragged through the mud: she agrees to take the investigator into her life so she can help him find a killer.

Inspector Rupert McKinley expects to get in and out, and figure out who killed Lord Ethan. He doesn't care about Olivia's desires...until he starts to spend time with her, and realizes she's more interesting than he ever expected her to be. When their business relationship turns into a personal one, Rupert is determined to find the murderer before someone else - like Olivia - is killed.

Is Rupert strong enough to protect Olivia? Will she be able to follow Rupert's lead to remain safe, or will he have to lay down the law? Is their personal relationship going to blossom or weaken amidst the danger surrounding them?

©2017 Blushing Books (P)2017 Blushing Books

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A different historical romance.

I liked the story, and I hope there is another one to follow. It would be nice to see Rupert even a little more dominant, and the mystery a bit more complex. Overall it was a fun story.

This is the second time I have listened to this narrator.The narrator does not pronounce contractions correctly. “Din’t instead of didn’t, woun’t instead of wouldn’t, etc. It is annoying. The word “ruffian” was pronounced “roofian;” I have never heard this pronunciation before! There was once the usage of the grammar, “You did good.” This incorrect grammar is heard often these days, but would not have been used in this time period. I do not know if this was the writer or narrator, but shame on whomever it was. Otherwise the narration works fine.

I received this free copy from the author/narrator and voluntarily offered an unbiased review.

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Great read

The Dutchess Bows Down by Lexie Clark was a great read. This is the first book in The Bluekirk Agency series, The Duchess of Sailer has a dark secret that gets her involved in a murder investigation. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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I enjoyed it very much

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Very good story, great narration. I loved the hero and the heroine. Marie Smith really brought them to life for me.
I’m looking fto the next book in series.

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Well performed!

I enjoy historical romances from time to time, and thought this book was very well performed. I liked parts of this story and other parts not so much. Typically I do not associate spanking and regency romance. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I thought the author did great with her imagery and details, along with character development.

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  • Kristina
  • ORANGE, CA, United States
  • 11-13-17

Decent

Enjoyable enough. Good narrator. The story was a little shallow--no depth to the relationships or the mystery--but it flowed well. Fiesty heroin. “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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Fantastic Story

This is a wonderful tale and I didn’t want it to end! Exciting adventure of two people that was made for each other! The narrator did a super job! I have reviewed a copy in exchange for an honest review.