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On a splendid August afternoon, Susanna Osbourne is introduced to the most handsome man she has ever seen...and instantly feels the icy chill of recognition. Peter Edgeworth, Viscount Whitleaf, is utterly charming - and seemingly unaware that they have met before. With his knowing smile and seductive gaze, Peter acts the rake; but he stirs something in Susanna she has never felt before, a yearning that both frightens and dazzles her. Instantly, she knows this brash nobleman poses a threat to her heart and to the secrets she guards so desperately.

From the moment they meet, Peter is drawn to Susanna's independence, dazzled by her sharp wit; he simply must have her. But the more he pursues, the more Susanna withdraws - until a sensual game of thrust-and-parry culminates in a glorious afternoon of passion. Now more determined than ever to keep her by his side, Peter begins to suspect that a tragic history still haunts Susanna. And as he moves closer to the truth, Peter is certain of one thing: He will defy the mysteries of her past for a future with this exquisite creature. All Susanna must do is trust him with the most precious secret of all....

Contains mature themes.

©2007 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Tantor

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Best so far

I have read three of the four books in this series and liked them all but this one I loved. Mary Balogh's romances are not full of angst but just full of love and other deep emotions, which makes the characters very appealing and the books easy to enjoy.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great listen!

Very enjoyable, sweet, intriguing, and passionate . Most importantly more realistic than many historical romances. I definitely recommend. Well written and as always love the narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Overall simply

A nice twist. Easy reading perfect for relaxation. Perfect for those of us who still believe in simple love.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Sweet story

The sweetest of the series. Enjoyed this couple. Mary Balogh and Roslyn Landor do not disappoint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too Slow....but nice suspence at end

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Story was predictable until the end. However that was hours later.<br/>Not up to Balough's other books.

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Big build up to a nothing ending.

All the possibilities were there, interesting characters, plot potential...but it didn't happen! The selfish , witchy mother should have got her come-uppance.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful