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Publisher's Summary

Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty Miss Willa Fynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own...until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy....

The first book in Eloisa James' dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm - and introduces a large, eccentric family. Listeners will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!

©2017 Eloisa James, Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Light entertainment.

In the beginning, it was quite entertaining. but half-way through, the end was a dead give-away. Not that I expected less than a HEA, but how we got there is very transparent, which is disappointing. The characters are interesting, but the story needs some tightening up. At the end, I was picking apart historical issues for my own amusement. It's a great light listen, ideal for when we don't want a challenging story. I'll think about the rest of the series as they come out, because EJ has proven to be a good writer in past books so perhaps she will get her stride in the 2nd or third.

Susan Duerden has done a good job of narrating, it is well produced.

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Another winner

I want to say Eloisa is back. Witty characters with that bit of the bizarre or modern. Narrator sometimes misses gender.

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 01-13-18

Very good story

I truly enjoyed this book. There are some great characters and an evil character. The chemistry between the hero and heroine is strong. I enjoyed the part the animals played in the story. I definitely will listen to the next book in the series when it comes out. I am hoping it will be about what happens after the broken engagement of North and Diana. Hopefully the next book will also be narrated by Susan Duerden. She is an excellent narrator.

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Choose a different book

The book was ok but the narrator's droning voice made it difficult to finish. The story itself may have been better if I had read the book. There was little surprise and I found neither character particularly interesting. I liked that the female leads were all smart and witty.

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<br />Please.......

Eloise James, has me dieing for book 2

Susan Duerden, She is one of the best narrators around!!!!

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Read like a newscast :(

The story was often times delightful, a little too predictable and cliche for my tastes, but the narration absolutely ruined any pleasure I would’ve taken from the story. Every sentence ended with a dramatic, unnatural downturn of the voice. Disappointing.

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Not my favorite narrator but an entertaining read

I’m an Eloisa James fan, and this first installment of her newest series leaves me looking forward to the next story. I liked the male and female protagonists fairly well. They had good chemistry and were believable. An entertaining read for a rainy afternoon.

My only complaint would be that Susan Duerden has one of the most irritating voices on the planet. I can usually get into a story enough that I don’t notice the sing-song quality of her voice, but it was a challenge with this book. I finally stopped listening and switched to reading.

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Well worth the credit

Such an enjoyable book! I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Steamy love, a crazed fan, and humor throughout, one couldn’t ask for more! Highly recommend read, it turned into a binge listen and I was saddened when it ended.

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Might be a great book, ruined by the narrator

The narrator uses the same intonation for every sentence, over and over. It’s hard to follow the story because it’s so distracting. Just awful narration, in a strange, breathy voice, which captures none of the playfulness that is signature to James’s novels.

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Seductive

LOVED THIS PRRFORMANCE & STORY. e Eloisa James is an amazing author, she draws you into the story. The Narrative parts are THE BEST I'VE EVER HEARD!