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Publisher's Summary

He took her in like a gentleman, but when he claims her it won't be gentle.

Malcolm Mead isn't the kind of man who would leave a woman out in the cold, and when a young lady dressed in little more than rags is accused of theft by one of his neighbors he decides to offer the beautiful, bedraggled girl a place to stay. But when his guest attempts to steal from him, Malcolm does not hesitate to bare her bottom and chastise her sternly and shamefully.

As he seeks to tame the wayward girl he has taken in, Malcolm cannot help noticing her body's helpless response to his strict correction, and soon she is quivering with need as he shows her how intensely pleasurable it can be to surrender herself completely to his bold, skillful dominance. But his reluctant ward has a secret, one that could put both their lives at great risk....

Publisher's Note: Rough Gentleman includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

©2019 Stormy Night Publications, Maggie Carpenter (P)2020 Maggie Carpenter

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Sound Effects!!!

I listened to the audio book, all 12 hours. I thought Rob Groves did a great job narrating. I think this is the first romance audio book I have listened to that had...wait for it...SOUND EFFECTS!!!

There was thunder, rain, wind, squeaky doors, simulated spanking noises, etc. Then some of the dialogue was humorous. Not necessarily in the haha funny type, but in the over the top grandiose verbiage kind of way.

In addition to the sound effects and the dialogue, I was pleasantly surprised by how detailed and suspenseful the actual story turned out. When I first started reading about Malcolm and Connie's introduction, and subsequently Connie's plight, I had no expectations about the overall story.

This book was about domestic discipline, and spanking. It was also about Egyptian treasures, curses, mystery, intrigue, and suspense. Every time I thought the story was winding down a new twist would be introduced. The ultimate twist was at the end and totally unexpected.

This audio book carried me through a rainy weekend where everyone is experiencing self isolation. It took me to another place and I was able to put our current reality out of mind for a while. I give it 5 stars for all the reasons listed above.

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Steamy, with mystery, suspense, and sound effects!

This was my first Maggie Carpenter's book. The Rough Gentleman, a Historical Romance, is entertaining, and sexy. Connie and Malcolm share an instant attraction/lust, and a sizzling hot chemistry. The storyline is sexy (steamy), fun, and filled with mystery and suspense. The supporting characters are intriguing. There is a few spanking scenes / discipline, between consenting adults, along the story. Rob Groves did a great job with the narration. All the voices were easy to distinguish. The narration includes some sound effects that are surprisingly fun and entertaining. Really, the spanking scenes are fun to listen to with these sound effects! The audio quality is impressive. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Malcolm to the rescue!

I asked to receive this free review Audible book and wrote this unbiased review. Hold on to your hats! Maggie Carpenter has written a story full of action, suspense, intrigue, mystery, Egyptian artifacts, curses, murder, false accusations, grief, joy, and blazing hot love scenes. So much of this story shows how many of the events in one's life are caused by the rippling effect of previous events and for some the effects are great and for others not so great. Connie is forced to be very strong in order to survive while on the run from false accusations. Malcolm comes to her aid. Every woman should have a man like him to protect and comfort her. This story includes spankings when Connie puts her life at risk. The author has great character and plot development. It may be just me but there were so many characters that I had a little trouble keeping them straight, but I managed. It was a book that I loved and hated and to put down.

Rob Groves, the narrator, is a superb storyteller. He makes you feel the emotions that the characters are experiencing. He gives the characters distinctive voices. This is the first book that I have listened to that had sound effects and I must say that it added to the appeal of the story. I highly recommend this Audible book.

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A very steamy audiobook

A very steamy audiobook. With a bit of mystery and comedy mixed with a few sound effects. I’ve have yet to be disappointed in any of Maggie Carpenter’s audiobooks. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Panty wetting goodness

Wow I loved this, though I felt like things happened a bit too fast. I'll definitely be listening again. I'm hoping that there is a book for the other couple.
The narrative was quite good.
This audio book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Fun Listen!

Maggie Carpenter has achieved the perfect balance between mystery, romance, erotic discipline, and steamy sex. The use of sound effects are really unique and I hope she uses them again in future stories. Rob Grove has some fun accents and is easy to listen to. I had trouble putting it down. Well worth the credit.

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Adorable

A little crime mystery, a little romance, a little erotica, and a whole lot of CUTE! This book was just adorable. Even the spicy bits were just so endearing. I love the characters. The story is very good, and well narrated. I was enchanted.

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OH How I loved this book

Intrigue and naughty all in one book. The mystery of the “who done it” mixed with the spicy romance of this Noval made it a fun and entertaining listen.

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Reads like a Famous five or Enid Blighton novel

The first time they seriously get down and dirty , I was unable to stop laughing . The conversation is like something out of a 1940's , boys own adventure . Sexy and romantic it certainly is not . I was hoping for a more D and S , but the story is really more like a couple of pubescent teens fighting against , a dastardly villain and yes the author does describe the villain as dastardly .
This was just not my cup of tea and this pair sure drank an ocean of tea .

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  • Alex
  • 12-16-20

Bored to death

I have to confess that I was surprised I even managed to get to chapter 14 but then I gave up as I wasn't interested in any of the characters or the story. What a shame.

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  • Christiane D.
  • 08-26-20

Bit of a weird period drama

Very over the top with constant "yes sir" and daily love fest. I would have liked more "story" rather than spanking, but that's just me.
We'll read and different voices put on to make characters come alive more.

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  • Smitty.
  • 05-22-20

Rough Gentleman.

Loved listening to the audiobook, the story was well written and the characters are intriguing. Connie is wanted for murdering her parents, now living on the streets in the cold and wet. It was raining when she bumped into a man who accuses her of stealing that was until Malcom grabbed her and listed to her story and believes that she's
innocent. Malcom is now trying to prove that Connie is innocent. This book is a must read or listen to book.
The narrator was clearly spoken and easy to understand. thank you.