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THE ONE THING A LADY MUST NEVER DO....

Wealthy Lady Georgina Maitland doesn't want a husband, though she could use a good steward to run her estates. One look at Harry Pye, and Georgina knows she's not just dealing with a servant, but a man.

IS FALL IN LOVE....

Harry has known many aristocrats - including one particular nobleman who is his sworn enemy. But Harry has never met a beautiful lady so independent, uninhibited, and eager to be in his arms.

WITH HER SERVANT.

Still, it's impossible to conduct a discreet liaison when poisoned sheep, murdered villagers, and an enraged magistrate have the county in an uproar. The locals blame Harry for everything. Soon it's all Georgina can do to keep her head above water and Harry's out of the noose...without missing another night of love.

ยฉ2007 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 02-11-13

ANOTHER CHARMING COMPLEX & COMPELLING LISTEN BY EH

Book 2 of The Prince series and it's every bit as good as book 1 - well what else would you expect from the very talented mind of Ms Hoyt - and, although this is a trilogy, each book is a stand-alone book with the only connection being a nursery story about a Prince running through each one.

If you're like me and love a good historical romance then just press the Add to Cart key now because this has so many thing we love - a likeable strong heroine that's no beauty except in the eyes of her hero, her flawed and mentally tortured Land Steward Harry and, like a moth to a flame, the Lady just can't stay away from him.

A very emotional roller-coaster of a plot that's funny, sad, tender, passionate, sexy and sweet - yet it's also got cruelty, suspicion, tragedy and bitterness at the same time. Apart from their differences in the social divide dictated by Georgian England, Harry is also being framed for murder and Lady Georgina has a sister and three brothers who are all disapproving and giving her unwanted and unhelpful advice. Despite all the negatives in their lives they desperately try hard to have a loving relationship but holding on to it proves even harder as the villain of the story (there's always one isn't there!) tightens his net.

Worth a credit? Yes absolutely, EH books usually are, but there is strong verbalisations of the sex scenes - so be warned.

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  • Menon
  • Florida, US
  • 05-14-13

Amazing Read

If you are interested in Historical fiction with romance then this is the book for you. Very seductive, as well as moving. This is definetly worth a credit. Moira's voice is such that you just want to listen, and it calms your senses. If you want to just sit by the pool and relax, or sit by the fire (depending on which hemisphere your in) then this book is must.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Camden
  • Naples, FL, United States
  • 04-08-13

So Much Anger So Much Passion

If you like sex you'll like this novel. A little too much slang for sexual organs for my taste - a bit crass but I loved the love story - it has real fight in it. You always wonder who the murderer is and you think you know and then you don't - really great swings to the story.

The writer did not do a great job connecting the male character to the previous book's male lead character - she should have introduced and connected them earlier so we would understand why the heck this couple was important.

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  • Kristin
  • Brookings, SD, United States
  • 04-28-13

best of the three

As others have said, this is the best of the three books in this series (Raven Prince, Leopard Prince, Serpent Prince). You really don't need to read these in any order, as they don't connect much at all with each other. Something about the personality of this heroine, and the commoner hero, really click. Love everything about it. I always love the stories where females from this time period defy convention and are as independent as possible. This narrator is fabulous, cannot say enough about the great job she does.

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Do Not Recommend

It pains me to say this because I am a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt, but this book was a disappointment. The book before this, Raven Prince, was a delight, but I just couldn't get into this one. The basic story line about the affair between an earl's sister, Georgina, and her land management servant, Harry, had great potential,but it became tangled up with a number of subplots that were either confusing or almost irrelevant to the main story. By about the middle of the book, the pace became cumbersome and only deteriorated after that. I had to fast forward several times just to finish. I cannot recommend this book.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 05-01-13

Great author, but the plot was a little too dark f

I loved the author's first book, The Raven Prince. But this second book had a downer element that caused me to give it 4 stars instead of 5. In this story, the Lord of the area who also had police powers had the ability to arrest any innocent person he chose, lock them in a cell, and torture them without any local person being able to do anything about it. He had absolute power and was so evil in his treatment of others, that it took away too much from the romance story for me. I'm still glad that I read it, but it's not a favorite. I enjoy this author's writing style and characters. I plan to read her next book.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 02-10-13

Fantastic book!!!! Just Fantastic.

Oh my, this book was so good I could not stop listening.Anna, the heroine is one of the funniest ever. This has to be one of my favorite books of Elizabeth Hoyt. The first book in this series, Raven Prince was good and totally worth the listen, however this one is just wonderful. if you read/listen to Elizabeth Hoyt books you know about the Fairy Tales, I love the fact that in this book the heroine was the one that told it. What a wonderful character Anna Wren is. One of the best by far.

The narrator is so good it makes the book even better. I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Worth every credit or dollar. I am on to the 3 book Serpent Prince, I see that it is 22 hours long and wont be able to finish it one day as I did this one, but I hope I want too.

Thank you Elizabeth Hoyt and Moira Quirk!!!!!

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Gem! BEST Hoyt mystery

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Surprised by this E.Hoyt gem! Has a better mystery plot than any of her 12 in the maiden lane series, which I loved. (and better than the raven prince). More focus on the mystery than on the romance, which was refreshing. The intimacy is excellent per usual. I actually like Moria Quirk narration better than Ashford Mcnab, because she does better job with accents & has more emotion in her voice! Really blown away by this. She was able to evoke such strong emotion from me during this story... I felt pure hatred towards the villain. Hatred, disgust, and honestly i became a little blood thirsty hoping for sweet vengeance. I really liked the violence she added compared to her fluffier maiden lane series where no really gets serious hurt. Good guys need to be hurt every once in a while to beef up the action! Harry Pie and Georgina are lovable characters. Great romance.

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"What could he possibly give her...." LOVE YOU IDIOT!

Men are such dolts sometimes, but we love them anyway ๐Ÿ˜˜. I loved this book, the heroine's personality is cute (think 18th Century Meg Ryan) and goes for what she wants just as soon as she figures out what that is. The hero is obviously troubled but I like him quite a bit. The banter between the two had me laughing out loud throughout the book. It actually reminded me of some of Julia Quinn's dialogues. The bad guy(s) are perfectly evil and there's a satisfying HEA. What more can you ask for! Also Moira Quirk is becoming one of my ultimate favorite narrators!

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  • weeden
  • Quitman, TX United States
  • 07-11-16

Sweet

this book is an erotic historical romance.

Wealthy Lady Georgina Maitland is unique when it comes to society, she was left with money to live her life no man, but when she meets Harry, she rethinks the no man part. Love is not easy especially when your judged by money and name.

Harry Pye helps run her estate but when they finally meet for the first time he can't stop thinking about her or keep his hands off her. When sheep begin to die and he is the prime suspect he has to focus on finding the real killer and she is not making it easy.