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Intimate Deception Audiobook

Intimate Deception

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Publisher's Summary

A Desperate Choice

Lady Grace Warren will do anything to protect her sisters, even betroth herself to a man so depraved that all of London fears him. Faced with a lifetime of misery, Grace has only one chance for escape: to relinquish her virtue before her wedding. Such abandon will destroy her reputation - and ensure her freedom. But when she disguises herself as courtesan to lure a handsome nobleman, she cannot anticipate the tender surprise destiny has in store….

A Twist of Fate

Vincent Germaine, Duke of Raeborn, has lost two wives in childbirth and still has no heir. Racked by guilt and grief, he seeks comfort in the arms of an enchanting stranger. But when he realizes their night of passion may have resulted in another dangerous pregnancy, he sets out to track down the innocent female - only to find his heart captured by a woman of incomparable courage and beauty.

©2012 Laura Landon (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Bonnie Klein Texas 05-15-17
    Bonnie Klein Texas 05-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Sweet Poignant Love Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Intimate Deception to be better than the print version?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love between Grace and Vincent


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Coomes – was your favorite?

    Grace


    Any additional comments?

    29-year old Lady Grace Warren finally fulfilled the promise she made to her mother on her deathbed. She vowed to care for her 6 younger sisters and see them safely married. Ann, the last one to marry, has just wed at the beginning of the story. Grace's father, a greedy, selfish, uncaring man had sold each of his daughters rather than providing a dowry. Making smart deals on behalf of each sister, every one of them were happily married and loved by their husbands. Unfortunately, Ann had been chosen to wed Lord Fentington, and notoriously cruel and abusive man who drove his former wives to their deaths. Grace was able to persuade him that she would marry him instead if he would release Ann from the obligation. Grace, however, had no intention of fulfilling that promise. The Lord demanded one thing in writing before he would give her father the large sum of money he was paying to wed Grace: a sworn statement of her virginity.
    Grace found herself with no other option than to barter with the only thing she had of value: her virtue. Calling on her childhood friend, Hannah, who was now one of the most elegant and successful madam's in London, Grace persuades her to allow her to "work" for her for one night. Knowing she would live out her life as a spinster was not only a small price to pay for her sisters' happiness, but also infinitely preferable to spending even 5 minutes in the company of the monster. Her plan appeared to have worked, despite her father's demand that she tell the Lord that she had lied and was indeed a virgin. When she refused, her enraged father, not receiving the money he expected, banished her from his home. Grace went to London to live with her sister, Caroline, until such time as she could determine what to do with her future.
    The night at the brothel had been magical, and Grace captured the passions of her customer, the Duke of Raynor. He had lost 2 wives and their babes in childbirth, and had sworn he would never marry or love again. For the past 5 years he had visited the brothel every Thursday evening to satisfy his needs in the arms of a woman without any demands on his emotions. He took every precaution to make certain there was never a chance of pregnancy.
    This is a poignant, sweet love story. Grace is full of guilt and regret and Vincent is brimming with almost paralyzing fear. How they overcome their challenges and face their perils is the story of this book. It's not a heavy, deep read, but nonetheless an enjoyable one.

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    TL Carroll 03-21-17
    TL Carroll 03-21-17
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    "Very repetitive"

    I kept fast forwarding everything is repeated to often the story moves too slowly. Voice is OK

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    ida Columbus, GA 04-17-16
    ida Columbus, GA 04-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome read"

    this was a great book to read I enjoyed it immensely I look forward to reading more

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    Vanessa GAYNDAH, Australia 03-27-16
    Vanessa GAYNDAH, Australia 03-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "great storyline..."

    Yes worth listening too and exceptional narration with an easy listening voice. A pretty good story line. You did want to keep listening. ...

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    AnnaS 02-15-16
    AnnaS 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    A bit repetitive but very entertaining. Could not put it down! Getting another book from Laura Landon now!

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    footlook94 05-02-15
    footlook94 05-02-15
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    "Premice was decent but FAR TOO REPETATIVE"

    After listening to the prologue, I realized I had physically read, & somewhat enjoyed the book! I think reading the book was way better than listening to it because of the selection of the Narrator & her performance of the various characters. Her British accent was Not of the TON, and more a shopgirl..even when imitated a DUKE!! I almost stopped listening because of how irritating and inaccurate her portrayal was. Additionally she did not carry off the male vocal emotion at all.
    As far as the story line, usually love Laura London, but this book was SO REPETITIVE, and most of the rehashing was totally unnecessary regardless, because most issues were not resolved.
    Take care, hope u I helped!

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    Joie California 03-13-15
    Joie California 03-13-15 Member Since 2007

    Jo

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    "High Drama!!!"

    I think that there are just a few more awful things that could happen to our heroine because she certainly experienced most of them. This story would be much improved if the action was more realistic.

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    Mrs Red 02-24-15
    Mrs Red 02-24-15

    Just me! I love to read! Paranormal Romance and Historal Fiction mostly!

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    "Best emotional ride ever!"

    Very good story that will take you on many emotional highs and lows! I cried and laughed tears of joy. Great!


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    L. 10-21-14
    L. 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit predictable"
    What did you love best about Intimate Deception?

    the narration was not bad


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

    the least interesting the "high class" Brothel.


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

    Yes I have listened to Sarah Coomes in the past Highland Surrender I prefer Highland Surrender.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can you find love anywhere?


    Any additional comments?

    Story was a bit predictable

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    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14
    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14

    In search of the next great Cindarella story

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    "Intimate Deception"
    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book at a discount and it was a nice surprise. I will definitely read the author again. It was not real deep but as Stephen King said about short stories once it was a "kiss in the dark" I finished it with a smile.

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