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The earl’s goal was to find his missing sister. The last thing he expected to find was love. 

Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father’s schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton and a confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. But when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it’s evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave.

When Nicole Flint accepted the role of paid companion to Lady Rose Darby, nothing was as it seemed. Whisked away from London to a haunted manor that once housed the insane, the two ladies are kept prisoner, with no hope of reprieve. But when an opportunity arises for one of them to escape, Nicole knows she must be the one to stay. After all, her purpose for working has nothing to do with money and everything to do with the need to hide from her controlling brother.

Thrown together in a wild adventure full of lies and deceit, guilt forces Oliver and Nicole to search for the lost Lady Rose. The overwhelming attraction that exists between them only complicates matters. He’s a man driven by passion and lust. She’s a lady looking for true love. But on their journey of discovery, both must learn that the two are inexplicably entwined.

Features: A Regency historical romance with an emphasis on mystery. This novel contains some descriptive sex scenes.

©2017 Adele Clee (P)2017 Adele Clee

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A captivating story

This was an excellent start to a new series. There were many layers of the mystery that were slowly revealed, along with many twists and turns. It kept me engrossed until the end. The main characters, Oliver and Nicole, had an instant attraction and some very heated moments.
The narrator used different voices to bring the characters to life, not always easy for the male parts, but she deepened her voice accordingly.
I'm looking forward to the next in this series.
I received a copy and I voluntarily reviewed it. This is my honest review.

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Beautiful Romance with a Great Plot!

What did you love best about The Mysterious Miss Flint?

The twists and turns of this mystery kept me on the edge of your seat.

What did you like best about this story?

The verbal battles of hero and heroine are a lot of fun. Their chemistry is undeniable.

What about Liisa Ivary’s performance did you like?

I loved her English accent and the way she tries to distinguish between a male and a female voice.

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

The story kept me glued to my seat. I couldn't put it down.

Any additional comments?

The mix of romance and mystery was excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I Recommend this Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was very well read, it was easy to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

Which character – as performed by Liisa Ivary – was your favorite?

I liked the breathless voice of Nicole and the harder 'male' voice of Oliver. They worked well together.

Any additional comments?

This was the first time I had listened to an audio book, it was very different from reading, of course. I did enjoy that I could work while having the book read to me, my mind didn't wonder the way I thought it might. But I have to admit, I do prefer reading myself.

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Had to be the two most stupid lovers ever

Had high hopes for this story (and series), but after listening to this one I won't bother with the rest. Both the hero and heroine were laughably stupid and insipid. Their conversations were trite and I got to the point where I just continued listening to see how much worse it could get. The hero arrives at an asylum to rescue his sister only to find her gone. Does he make finding her a priority? No. He takes one look at the heroine and all he can do is lust, and lust, and lust. It went down hill from there. I had hoped, based on the description, that this would be a mystery and a romance, with some sex. It was just too stupid. No problems with the narrator.

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Can secrets and guilt keep two people apart?

This was a fun listen, and Liisa Ivary did a wonderful job of keeping me interested with her emotions as she narrated. Nicole has been through a lot but still has the ability to trust the right person. Oliver is full of guilt and does not want closeness with anyone. I enjoyed both characters and their journeys to finding themselves and true love. I recommend this story (book or audio) and look forward to the next in the series.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Clever mystery romance

This is a romantic mystery historical novel that rolls off the pages and off the tongue of the narrator beautifully.
Oliver has very set ideas on love and lust and believes only in lust. Nicole on the other hand truly believes that love (and trust) is an essential part of any good relationship between a man and a woman. She also is very honest and isn't shy to voice her beliefs. So whose ideals will win out? Guess you will have to read/listen to this story to find out.
Be prepared for many twists and turns that will will keep you guessing about what is to happen next. You might also find yourself first routing for one of the characters and later for the other.
I loved everything about this story and hope you do too.
Note: Although this is a complete story, it continues with another adventure in book 2.
I requested and received a free copy of the audiobook and this is my voluntary and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Mysterious Love that Fights a Ghost

This was an exciting adventure with several twists and turns. I loved how things came together. I liked that Oliver had to overcome his dead father's schemes. The chemistry between Oliver and Miss Flint was smoking hot. Miss Flint had her own past to overcome as well. I recommend this to anyone that enjoys mystery and love scenes.

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ANOTHER HIT FOR MS. CLEE

Ms. Clee has seamlessly woven historical romance and mystery into one beautifully written novel. The protagonist of the story, Miss Flint, is a strong woman who stands her ground, yet has a softness that lends herself to romance. Lord Stanton is every woman's dream; rich, intelligent, brave, and honorable. Together, they sizzle. This book ends in a cliffhanger, but it is well worth the time to read. I intend to purchase the entire series, based on the quality of this book.

Ms. Ivary has narrated this book brilliantly. Her character voices are distinctly varied and believable. The emotion she puts into the story made it very real for me. I am looking forward to listening to more from her.

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Great Mix of Romance and Mystery

Oliver Darby left London to escape his father's manipulating ways. When the old Earl passed away and Oliver returned to London as the new Earl of Stanton, he discovered his father was capable of controlling events from beyond the grave. Oliver's sister, Rose, was missing, and he knew his father was behind her disappearance.

When Oliver arrived at the place where his sister was held prisoner, he found Rose gone and a companion, Nicole, in her place. Oliver and Nicole set out to search for Rose, but matters were complicated by a stolen identity, spurned lovers, a savage relative, and their undeniable attraction to each other.

This was a great mix of romance and mystery! It's the first in the series, and was all about Oliver and Nicole. Rose's story is continued in the sequel. It's a steamy read with a set of main characters that can't keep their hands off each other. It had a suspenseful plot and kept me hooked through the entire listen.

I love a strong willed and intelligent heroine, and Nicole was both. She kept a level head and usually came up with the plans. I loved that Oliver recognized her intelligence and never argued with her for the sake of having his way. He respected her and it showed in their every interaction. I loved their dialogue and the way they teased each other. They really had great chemistry.

The narration was done well, she performed different voices for each character and read dramatically. It was a great performance, especially her voices for Oliver and Nicole. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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Wonderful book to begin new Regency series!

The Mysterious Miss Flint is the first book in Adele Clee's Lost Ladies of London Regency series. It is a true delight to read as well as to listen to!

The unique plot along with both its endearing characters and loathsome villains draw you into the story immediately. Mystery, heart-felt emotions, true love, humor, and passion are interspersed throughout the story with suspense, action, fear and danger, making it a definite page turner.

The HEA is both satisfying and romantic. The villains receive their just rewards for their villainy and hero, Oliver Darby, Earl of Stanton, and heroine, Nicole Flint, go from being wary strangers, to friends, and finally to two people deeply in love.

Since the story takes place in and around Regency London, England, Liisa Ivary's British accent enriches the narration and the feel of realism and setting. Ms. Ivary does a good job varying her voice for male and female characters.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Regency romance and who appreciates reading/listening to a WELL-WRITTEN STORY full of great dialogue, mystery, and passion.

I received an ARC which I have voluntarily reviewed and given my honest and unsolicited opinion.

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  • 04-25-18

A brilliant start to the series.

My favourite genre is historical mystery romance. The Mysterious Miss Flint fits the bill perfectly. There's plenty of suspense, a few twists and a good mystery for Oliver and Nicole to solve whilst falling in love with one another. I loved the Gothic feel to the beginning of the novel where Rose and Nicole were kept under lock and key in a former asylum in the countryside. It was quite an exciting start to the story.

Oliver and Nicole made an adorable couple. I loved how much care Oliver took of Nicole and how he always took her side in any argument involving her. The ending of the story left me wanting more. I am especially intrigued about Rose and I can't wait to find out what happens next. I'm also hoping to see more from Oliver and Nicole as well.

A very entertaining book. I will definitely want to read the rest of the series.
I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.