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When a wager goes wrong....

Painfully shy Jane Huxley is the furthest thing from a diamond of the first water. Bookish, bespectacled, and, well, plain, she never expected to befriend a dissolute charmer like Colin Lacey, much less agree to help him retrieve a lost family heirloom. Fortunately, he is nothing like his cold, rigid older brother. Unfortunately, he is not above deception if it means winning a wager. And that puts Jane in a most precarious position.

A formidable duke will marry a plain Jane....

For Harrison Lacey, the Duke of Blackmore, protecting his family honor is not a choice, it is a necessity. So, when his cad of a brother humiliates the unwitting Lady Jane, Harrison must make it right, even if it means marrying the chit himself.

And a marriage of convenience will become so much more....

Her reputation hanging by a thread, Jane agrees to wed the arrogant Duke of Blackmore, although she's convinced it will result in frostbite. Only after lingering glances lead to devastating kisses does she begin to suspect the truth: Perhaps - just perhaps - her duke is not as cold as he appears.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Elisa Braden (P)2017 Tantor

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Awesome story!

This was a well written story and the characters came to life..could not put it down....Loved it! Loved it! Loved!

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I love these characters and their journey to one a

I love these characters and their journey to one another. This is an at once , suspencful as well as humorfull compelling series. I very much look forward to the next instalments.

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WOW.....This was so good

I thought I loved the first book....Nope! I loved this book even more. The character development, plot, smexy times, and romance was well worth it with this listen. I only wish the rest of the series was on Audible so I could get the next one. Oh well...I guess we all need something to look forward too. Please do not take too long. The narration was also awesome. USE YOUR LAST CREDIT FOR THIS LISTEN!!

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A little over dramatic

I think the narrator made the story feel over dramatized. The dialogue and characters seemed a little cheesy. Not certain if it was the story or the narrator but pretty sure it was the narrator. In addition, I am pretty sure the English accent isn’t genuine. Yikes! It made the listen less enjoyable for me. The book certainly deserves the “sizzling” rating for the sex and passion moments.

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  • 01-02-18

Enjoyed story.........shame about the narrator’s pronunciation

I enjoyed this book immensely and Mary Sarah did a very good job. The only thing that irritated me was her pronunciation of certain words - bark instead of back - forther instead of father and so on. It was the only blot on what was an enjoyable listening experience. Great shame, as I’m not sure I could put up with listening to her narrate again.