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She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

Jack Delvin's determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently-bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London's most notorious businessman, refused to live by society's rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected . . . but both soon craved.

Contains mature themes.

©2001 Lisa Kleypas (P)2018 Tantor

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Narration kept this from being 5 stars

The narration was too fast. I lowered the speed to .75 but that was slightly too slow. Very distracting and made this book hard to listen to. Also the narrator wasn’t the best even if the speed was corrected. She wasn’t the worst I’ve heard but not good enough to really make this book as enjoyable as reading it.

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Too much sex

I know some people won’t feel this way but there was so much sex it kind of cut into the story. If that’s what you’re looking for you’ll enjoy the book I prefer the story with just a little bit of sex

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Finally!

I have been waiting for years for an audio version of one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas novels! Great, intelligent romance with great dialogue and interesting characters and good performance as well! Thanks Audible!

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Finally

I've been waiting on this story for a loooong time. I was ecstatic when it finally came out. it's my favorite stand-a-lone story by Lisa.
I would have preferred another narrator. DON'T GET ME WRONG, she did a good job. I will definitely listen to it again and again, but it wasn't SPECTACULAR. When I pictured Jack and how he sounded, it was more deep and rich. The narrator used a higher register which was average, and to me, Jack is not average. At any rate, it was well done overall and I'm just happy it's on Audible!

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Awesome Kleypas!

Love this author and this story! I really enjoyed the narrator! She is very good with male voices!

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Love the book, not that thrilled with the narrator

Have been waiting, hoping, crossing my fingers that this Lisa Kleypas title would finally be available from Audible. It's one of my favorites of Lisa's books - and that's saying a lot. But could not but notice how much better it would have been if narrated by Rosalyn Landor or Mary Jane Wells - they bring her books to life in the best possible way. Know this was recorded years ago, but the difference in what's available now and this older version was the only drawback to this wonderful story. If it had been narrated by either of these fantastic actresses, it would have been five stars across the board.

Just very thankful it's now available thru Audible - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Entertaining and not the same old story

I liked this because it didn't read like one of the many "written by the numbers" I've read in this genre. Worth the time. Not your typical romance couple.