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When a lady discovers stars shine even in the blackest sky.

Ruined by a lord purely as a means to exact revenge on her brother, Lady Lillian Sandford has given up all hope of ever finding love. The two years spent abroad did nothing to quell the gossips. And with her brother’s notorious reputation, it’s hard to hide in the shadows. Vane is viciously protective and threatens any man who so much as glances her way.

Only one man has the nerve to defy him. The one they call The Raven.

After inheriting an estate on the verge of bankruptcy, Fabian Darcy, Baron Ravenscroft, made his fortune sailing the high seas. Haunted by the death of his sister, he lives far away from the society he detests, in a castle on an island off the Devonshire coast. But when he receives information that his sister may not have perished in the shipwreck, the search is on to find his missing sibling. Where better to start his investigation than with the scoundrel who ruined her life? But Vane’s refusal to respond to his missive forces Fabian to take drastic action.

Kidnapping Lillian Sandford serves Fabian’s goal on numerous counts. Vane will have no choice but to offer his help. Marrying the chit will prove a fitting retribution. What lady wants to live on a desolate island with a crew of seafaring men? What lady wants a loveless marriage to a rogue?

Regency historical romance of approx 70,000 words.

©2018 Adele Clee (P)2018 Adele Clee

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Another hit by Ms Clee

Ms Clee has written another hit! Like in all her other books there is love and more than one mystery. The chemistry between H and h is unbelievable. And I thoroughly enjoyed their verbal battles as well as all references to sea and sailing. The story is fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. The narrator did a wonderful job. It's a joy listening to her performance. I highly recommend this book!

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An entertaining story, adventure and romance

This was an excellent story to listen to. There was a kidnapping, a few mysterious happenings and the relationship between Fabian and Lillian. I loved the way their affection for each other developed. Also in the background is Vane, Lillian’s powerful and dangerous brother, who is very protective of her. I enjoyed the banter between the staff on the island. The narrator, Leisa Evary is easy to listen to and she uses different voices to bring the characters to life. This is a fast paced story that I enjoyed listening to immensely. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Full of Heart and Adventure!

Lady Lillian Sandford will never be accepted by polite London society again. Her reputation is ruined by a lord taking revenge on her brother, Vane, and now she has no chance of marrying or finding love. Witnessing Vane's pain and guilt is tearing Lillian apart inside. Although he tries, Vane can't protect Lillian from everything, and she's kidnapped on a visit to Vauxhall Gardens and taken by ship to a remote island.

Fabian Darcy, Lord of Ravenscroft, has been living the life of a pirate after his sister's death and the loss of his family estate. Fabian blames Vane for his losses. When Fabian hears that his sister might still be alive, he asks Vane for help finding her. After Vane refuses, Fabian kidnaps Lillian, and to give Vane an extra incentive to help, Fabian asks Lillian to marry him. When he offers marriage, Lillian glimpses freedom for the first time.

This was a fast paced read with plenty of heart and adventure! It's a mildly steamy read that kept me hooked on each new revelation. I really liked both main characters, Lillian was such a strong and determined heroine, with some major skills. And Fabian never acted domineering or patronizing to Lillian. Of course, Mackenzie was a treat, and I enjoyed the dynamics of the little island.

The narration was done well, with different voices for the characters. It was a great immersive listen. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.