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Publisher's Summary

Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome - and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one - Caroline Richmond.

She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman - until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together... a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!

©1991 Julie Garwood (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • diane
  • maple shade, nj, United States
  • 04-05-12

i found it very interesting and humorours .

Would you listen to Rebellious Desire again? Why?

Yes and have

What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like the way she makes the story come alive

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

Made me laugh alot

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • Griffin, GA, United States
  • 01-04-11

Great Story..splurge on the unabridged version

I really LOVE Garwood novels and bought this abridged version because it was cheaper and thought that I would enjoy the faster read. I was very dissapointed with how rushed everything was . The unabridged version of this novel is much BETTER!!!

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  • J-9
  • Cary, NC, United States
  • 11-13-10

Rebellious book

This book started out good, but then jumped too fast to come close to being realistic. Also, the book is not narrated by Anne Flosnik. The book is narrated by Elizabeth Swain. Had Anne Flosnik narrated the book I think I would have liked the book better. The narrator could not do male voices. I did not enjoy listening to the book by this narrator.

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Read the book instead.

I've discovered that these types of books just don't translate well when narrated. The female attempts to capture a man's voice (especially with a British accent) make the men sound like either pompous asses, or very effeminate. Some parts of the narrations were just embarrassing and very silly to listen to. I guess if you're going to read a romance novel (which can be pretty silly and juvenile anyway), it's better to just read it, and not listen audibly.

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  • Merritt Island, FL, United States
  • 02-21-17

Loved it

This is the second time I've read this book. I read it years ago. It continues to be one of my favorites.

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Disappointed

This narration was not good. Total distraction from the story - hard to get through the book

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Rape Culture Promoted Here

Let me say first off, the narrator did a very good job. I usually like this author's books, she is a competent writer. However, this book is seriously disturbing in very subtle ways. This woman is attracted to this man, and he is attracted to her, that's great. In nearly every scene he tries to kiss or grope her, she attempts to pull away or tell him to stop, and, in the authors words, "he forced her" or "didn't allow her" to pull away. She is quite clearly falling in love with a man who does not respect women. When she is attacked by another man, he says, "this is your fault...if you didn't dress like a common woman". Some other wonderful quotes, "do not mention trust to me again or I will beat you". Regardless of how this book continues, I find it completely unacceptable that the protagonist continues this relationship. It is dangerous and I hope the author reconsiders her wording in stories like this. Her intent was to create sexual tension but there are better ways to do this and she has done better in other books.

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love it

love it. it's full of laughs .
would like to know about the other player in the book

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Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Anne Flosnik?

Love the narrator but I had a hard time getting through the book. Did not keep me interested.

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Abridged Version

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I listen to audio books at work it passes my time so yes for me it was worth it.

Would you recommend Rebellious Desire to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I am an avid reader. I usually read up to 5 novels a week, some are great, some good, some just okay. I would rate this as just 'OK'. It wasn't bad but it is not a book I could not walk away from. For me to recommend a book it has to be something I can't put down. I have just begun to listen to audio books and I like that I am able to listen at work. If you do choose to listen to this book I would suggest getting the unabridged version, the abridged version is missing too many details that are glossed over and never fully explored.

Did Anne Flosnik do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Anne Flosnik is not the narrator of this book.

Did Rebellious Desire inspire you to do anything?

Resolve to buy the unabridged versions of audio books, I felt I was missing part of the story. Much too much editing on this abridged version.

Any additional comments?

I normally read a minimum of 5 novels a week on my Nook, audio books could become expensive for me because I would like to be able to listen to these each day at work and at sometimes over 20 dollars a book it is not an affordable option but it is convenient. I am a voracious reader and while listening to audio books passes my time I find I still enjoy actually reading the book much more fulfilling.