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Publisher's Summary

Threatened by French spies, assassins, and calculating suitors, can Lady Henrietta Harcourt trust the infamous rake, Lord Cordelier Rathbourne, with her carefully guarded family secrets?

In his new, undisclosed position as Director of English Intelligence, Cord faces more peril keeping the brilliant Harcourt family of code breakers safe than he did as undercover spy in Napoleonic France.

Cord's passionate attraction for the indomitable Henrietta hasn't diminished in his four years abroad, but neither has Henrietta's memory of his libertine past.

In pursuit of the missing brother, Henrietta and Cord become entangled in a web of international intrigue, danger, and white hot passion.

Men and Women from the class of privilege risk their lives to defend England against the treacherous designs of Napoleon. They confront disaster, scandal, and passion as they pursue their code of honor and love.

©2014 Jacki Delecki (P)2014 Jacki Delecki

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A Code of Love Bk 1

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This semi historical work of fiction is a great pleasure to listen to.There is much intrigue afoot,romance a plenty and a hint of the next book in the series.Pearl Hewitt does a fantastic job of narrating.Her voices for characters are very believable.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."

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Wonderful

A beautiful story of Lady Henrietta and Lord Rathborne. Can she trust him with her family secrets. Cord seems to remember her from awhile ago. Excellent story and easy to listen to while walking or relaxing. Thanks for giving me the chance to review this amazing audio story. Just flowed along until the end.

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Code Breakers Book One

Code Breakers Book One

Lady Henrietta Harcourt has been covering for her uncle's mental lapses with English Intelligence for years when her brother is sent to France to utilize their family's infamous code breaking skills. She has attracted the attentions of two intelligence agents from the English and French agencies with her skills. Cordelier Rathbourne, the new Director of English Intelligence, has always had a certain affection for the lady, but her mother's illness pulled her away from the season too early. Will Henrietta's code breaking skills come to light, or will she be able to protect her uncle's reputation while under Cord's scrutiny?

If you're looking for a dashing historical mystery, this book is the one for you!

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Pearl Hewitt narrates the story with the accent necessary for such a story. She doesn't over-act, but her narration isn't just a straight reading. She gives enough punch to keep readers engaged.

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Romance and adventure

If you could sum up A Code of Love in three words, what would they be?

Romance, adventure, characters

What did you like best about this story?

The complex characters that I got to know as the story unfolded. Ms. Delecki provided each character's background clearly so that you could easily understand their motives and their attitudes.

Have you listened to any of Pearl Hewitt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was the first audible book that I have listened to narrated by Pearl Hewitt.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile often when Henrietta and Cord were verbally dueling and sigh when they finally understood each other.

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A Romance and Intrigue

The story is a sweet romance around English spies during the time of Napoleon. A fun book to listen to. I enjoyed the story immensely and Pearl Hewitt's narration brought it beautifully to life. I have enjoyed many of her other narrations for Abigail Reynolds, P O Dixon, and Maria Grace. She keeps her character's voices consistent throughout the story and her French accents are perfect. Each character's voice is distinct and there is no uncertainty as to who is speaking.

I received this book from the narrator in exchange for my honest review.

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Great Book!

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Great Book!

This is the first book in The Code Breaker Series by Jacki Delecki and narrated by Pearl Hewitt. If you love a great historical romance with mystery and wonderful characters then you need to listen/read this book. Lady Henrietta Harcourt is England’s most intelligence code breaker. Lord Cordelier (Cord) Rathbourne is England’s new Director of Intelligence and is willing to do anything to protect the Harcourt family. When Henrietta’s brother ends up missing, they must work together to find him.

The narrator Pearl Hewitt, did a wonderful job, and was very easy to listen too. The narrator did a fantastic job with the different characters and it was easy to get lost in the story while listening. This is the first time I have listened to this narrator, and I am looking forward to listening to more books by her.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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Has spies and action but is more of a romance.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes but as a romance rather than an action or spy book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Although this book does contain spies, intrigue and a super smart heroine, the major focus is the romance that develops between the two main characters, Henrietta and Cord. Set well over a century ago, both characters are fiercely independent and protective of their families. They have experienced loss but are yet to experience love. I enjoyed the discussions that occurred about why each character was the way that they were. Learning the background and personal history.

What about Pearl Hewitt’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the expression that Pearl uses. I find that her voice is lovely to listen to and that she is able to create a vision of how the author intended the book should be heard.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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I got whiplash

This was bad. Character development was pitiful and I kept getting whiplash when the characters interacted. They went from anger to passion without any real buildup or well developed set up. There was potential but I felt it was lacking good editing

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Regency romance with a modern heroine & great plot

I loved this book, mainly because I found the protagonist relatable. I am a little tired if the regency romance genre , but decided to try this one based on reviews. The heroine was a fantastic, smart m, engaging character with her own life and strengths. The storyline kept me engaged throughout the book, and the writing style was fantastic with excellent world building. Good performance as well. Will definitely try more from this author.

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Ordinary story, outstanding performance.

The plot definitely had potentials, but there was nothing about the execution that made it a memorable story. There was hardly any angst and the resolution was too quick and unrealistically easy for my taste.
The performance however was excellent. If it was not because Pearl Hewitt’s exquisite talent in narration, I probably would not have finished this story.
The overall experience was pleasant.

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  • J. T.
  • 07-10-18

Good story, somewhat spoiled by Plot

I enjoyed the story but it was somewhat spoiled by s barely believable plot and at times a totally unrealistic time line. A pity.

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  • Terry Williams
  • 02-07-18

Heroin sounded about 12 yrs old !!

The book was very good but didn't like the high girlish voice used for the heroin not at all as an intelligent young woman should sound like !!!

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  • Anji Dale
  • 11-17-15

Regency Bletchley Park meets a Regency James Bond!

Where does A Code of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably somewhere in the top third of books in my library.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Please can I have two? I really enjoyed both Lady Henriette and Lord Cordelier Rathbourne. Both have their preconceived ideas about the other but through intrigue and danger they both discover and grow accustomed to the other's finer qualities.

Have you listened to any of Pearl Hewitt’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to a lot of Pearl's audiobooks and she's one of my favourite narrators. Her voice seems particularly suited to Regency era fiction. She never disappoints.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Spies, intrigue and code breakers but not as we usually know them!

Any additional comments?

This is the first audiobook by Jacki Delecki that I've listened to. On the whole, I enjoyed it but it's obvious that Ms. Delecki is from the USA as evidenced by a number of Americanisms present in the book. Provided you can ignore or set these aside, I can recommend it as a good listen. If it hadn't been for these quibbles, I would have awarded 4 stars for the story.

I would say that it should be for a Mature Adult audience only as there are a number of fairly explicit sex scenes in it but they're well written and not at all gratuitous.

DISCLAIMER: I received my copy of this audiobook as a gift from the narrator.

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  • Jayltee
  • 07-12-18

Some enjoyable elements

I very much liked the idea of the hero and the heroine but not who they actually were. Eg Henrietta is strong and intelligent but she has many TSTL moments and sure does cry a lot. The hero seemed to alternate between bamboozled and aggressive.

There’s also a massive plot hole regarding the code book that was obvious to me but which never occurred to these experts in intelligence? It was overly complicated with too many characters.

I liked Cord’s aunt and the couple has some sweet moments.