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Lady Phoebe Johansen embarks upon her first season with two goals in mind - to remain unwed and scandal-free in London.

It isn't that she is against marriage, and if her situation were different, she would welcome the opportunity for love and children. It is just not practical. Unfortunately, her older brother is smothering any chances she has of actually enjoying the season out of fear her impetuous nature will land her in predicaments more ruinous than the physical mishaps she had suffered at home.

Taylor Qualls, the Earl of Sandlin, is forced once again to face his own obligations this season. He has a year and a half to find a suitable bride and produce the heir as dictated in his grandfather's will. Nobody needs to tell him that Lady Phoebe is the last woman on Earth he should marry. After all, given his own track record with wives and Lady Phoebe's penchant for mishaps, she wouldn't survive a month as his bride.

©2012 Jane Charles (P)2014 Jane Charles

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 05-28-15

So good that I listened again! and again!

Great story, wonderful characters, twists and turns, suspense but freeing fun.... this book had it all.

NARRATOR : Very well done. I can't even recall because it felt real and I just heard the book. THAT is a very good narrator.

CREDITWORTHY? YES!!

HEAT FACTOR: steamy where it needed to be... but well done!

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 02-10-17

Good book, barely ok narration..

Wow! How many of hundreds of times has this book been written: ‘She’s the brother of your best friend so she’s off-limits.’ However, it was still a good story.

Felding had 4 or 5 of his friends help him keep an eye on his sister, his sister that gets in one mess after another and has to be saved, and Taylor happens to always be there to rescue Phoebe. They fall in love by 50% but that’s also when the book changes to a mystery. Taylor had been married twice before and both of them died and suddenly Phoebe is having mishaps. It became exciting at the halfway mark. I tried to figure out who was doing it and I just couldn’t. I love those kinds of mysteries, when I don’t have a clue. Phoebe did have several TSTL moments, but that was only because she didn’t like abiding by rules, and only one TSTL moment was really bad, and it was at the end of the book. And Taylor's plan to figure out who was trying to kill Phoebe caused so many problems between them. It was fantastic when it all came together.

There was some pretty explicit sex, NOT erotic, in this book but there was no swearing.

As to the narrator: Mostly pretty bad. His voices for the men were wonderful but the women’s voices sucked. They sounded way too manly, and if the book called for a laugh or whisper or anything, really, Tristan Hunt did none of those things. He has a great reading voice but he really needs improvement. If you don’t mind the female characters sounding like men then, yeah, he’s 5 star narrator. I'm just glad there were a lot more men than women.