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Slightly Sinful Audiobook

Slightly Sinful: Bedwyn Saga Series, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

As the fires of war raged around him, Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse and left for dead - only to awaken in the bedchamber of a ladies' brothel. Suddenly the dark, handsome diplomat has no memory of who he is or how he got there - yet of one thing he is certain: The angel who nurses him back to health is the woman he vows to make his own.

But like him, Rachel York is not who she seems. A lovely young woman caught up in a desperate circumstance, she must devise a scheme to regain her stolen fortune. The dashing soldier she rescued from near death could be her savior in disguise. There is just one condition: She must pose as his wife - a masquerade that will embroil them in a sinful scandal, where a man and a woman court impropriety with each daring step...with every taboo kiss that can turn passionate strangers into the truest of lovers.

Contains mature themes.

©2004 Mary Balogh (P)2017 Tantor

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    karen 03-22-17
    karen 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfection"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was an excellent book. You can't get any better than MB and RL. It's a match made in heaven. A great author/story and a fantastic narrator. <br/>The voices/performance are amazing!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Geraldine. I don't know if it was her dialogue or the way RL performed it. I could just tell RL loved doing the character and getting to read the dialogue.<br/>Most of the characters have some funny lines. I found myself laughing out loud. This book was just fun.


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

    I can't say enough about her as a narrator. The first few times I heard her, I thought she made the men sound stuffy and uptight. That was probably earlier books, as her men's voices are wonderful now. I still cant believe that she voices so many characters in this book. And then those same characters pretend to be other people, so RL has to change the voices slightly for their new "pretend roles". that really takes a lot of vocal skill.


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

    A time to remember


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of the best books I have listen to. I really loved it and am looking forward to listening to it again. The only issue is that it makes most other regency romances seem less. This author writes so many different plots/situations it's just amazing and shows her talent.<br/>When I finish , I just want to read another MB, but have read all that audible has and will have to wait for the next MB audio. I wish all of the books were available .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 03-16-17
    Lady M 03-16-17
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    "Surprisingly Funny Romantic Novel"
    Would you listen to Slightly Sinful again? Why?

    Absolutely. It has everything a book needs to be winner. It was worth all the trouble I had trying to listen to the entire book. I had trouble with the tape's forward and rewind. I finally got to listen to the whole book (I think) by listening from "My Library" instead of from my computer's Audible Manager where it stopped and would not go forward from about the 20 - 21st chapter. I had trouble with rewind when listening from "My Library". I will notify Audible and it should be fixed by the time someone else listens to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! From the time Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse, left for dead, and found without a stitch of clothes on his bare unconscious body by occupants of a brothel, not knowing who he is or why he was on the field of battle; to it's conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story!


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    She made the story come alive. She was perfect for this humorous story. Few narrators could read this story of wit, tragedy and romance with such feeling. She was flawless.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by many and varied emotions throughout the book; in the beginning it was anger toward the cad who had stolen the ladies hard earned life savings. I was moved to laughter on several occasions, as well as pity, anxiety, appreciation, feelings from the growing romantic attractions of the characters. I don't want to be more specific so as not to give too much away. <br/>


    Any additional comments?

    For a lessor read I would have given up because of tape troubles, but I was so interested in this book I was determined if there was a way of hearing it all I would find it, even to the point of shutting down my computer, just in case.<br/><br/>I can't imagine any Historical Romance lover not find this book astounding.<br/><br/>I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nydia Daugherty 07-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Most lovely, my second favorite"

    This by far is my second favorite of the Bedwyn stories. The Duke of Beucastle my ultimate favorite. I hope you enjoy getting to know all of the Bedwyns for they are a formidably Grand family!

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    Olivia 06-25-17
    Olivia 06-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed very much. Can't wait for the next one!"

    Waiting eagerly for the next installment! Can't wait to see what Wolfric carries on for his own happiness!

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    Kjda 06-03-17
    Kjda 06-03-17
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    "Not One of the Better Bedwyn Books"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sort of. I appreciated how it continued the Bedwyn saga and filled in some holes created in the previous book. However, after a decent beginning, the story and characters faltered for me. Both main characters became tedious at times, and some of their conflict seemed drawn out and uninteresting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Balogh? Why or why not?

    Yes, because I have read more compelling stories of other Bedwyns. Balogh is a writer that when she hits the mark, she hits it perfectly; she's just not always consistent.


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

    Yes, and she always delivers a good performance.


    Could you see Slightly Sinful being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Two slightly annoying and mostly likable people.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a time in which I felt Mary Balogh brought the right elements to a book, but she didn't bring them together well. The story went flat for me and struggled to keep me interested. The minor characters sometimes added nicely to the plot, and other times they were overdone and detracted unnecessarily from more important elements. This book was like a nice sweater knitted by your grandma: The right intention and presentation is there, but it doesn't look or feel right when you try it on. If you're not committed to the Bedwyn series, you could miss this one and be okay.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 04-10-17
    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 04-10-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Mary Balogh delivers again"

    Mary Balogh is one of my favorite authors! I have loved all of the books I've read by her, and this book is no exception.

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    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 03-28-17
    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 03-28-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Thanks For Timely Releases!"

    In "Slightly Dangerous" next&final, the last in this series is Best. "Sinful" a worthy read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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