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Unjustly labeled a flirt, Kitty Beaucroft is in need of a fiancé. Lord Philip Butler's father wants him to settle down before he can become a landowner. With no intention of following through, Kitty and Philip enter into a temporary engagement as a means to an end. Unfortunately, someone knows the truth and is determined to expose them. Will the ruse turn into a romance before it's too late?

©2017 Suzanne G. Rogers (P)2018 Suzanne G. Rogers

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Wonderful start to the series!

I really enjoy historical romance, it's one of the sub genres I will go to that cleanses my thoughts. This one is light and fun, and the characters easy to like. Kitty is being pushed into getting married by her family, but the suitors being set for her are not to her liking. Phillip is trying to find his way, he is the second in line in his family and is always the one getting in trouble. When these two bump into each other, it is evident that there is chemistry. But being from different statuses, they are not meant to be together. The ruse they set up is sure to be successful...or is it? Give this a listen, you are sure to love Phillip, be frustrated at times with Kitty and love to hate her suitors!

Suzanne G Rogers has written a wonderful love story, bringing two unlikely people together. It’s my first book by her, and with its throughly enjoyable plot it will not be my last. Narrated by the very talented Helen Taylor, she brought this cast of characters to life each with a definite voice and personality.

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  • Jan M
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Delightful Listen!

I really enjoyed listening to this romance. The premise of causing a scandal to avoid a scandal was unique. I loved the attraction of Kitty and Phillip from the very beginning. Suzanne G. Rogers is a new author to me, while I've listened to and enjoyed Helen Taylor previously. The characters had depth and substance. I loved how Kitty didn't want to settle with a marriage or conform to society dictates. The premise of marrying for love was not typical of the times in this book. I found the machinations and contrivances to be very interesting in this book. The banter in this book was great too! I wish the story would have included exactly what the Grandmother said to Kitty , but the line that was included had me laughing out loud. I hope the next book in this series comes out in audio as I want to hear what happens next. This book is a standalone listen and features a HEA. I hope the author writes more stories about these wonderful characters! The narrator did a wonderful performance with her distinguishable voices for the various characters. I will definitely listen to more books by both author and narrator in the future.

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Great start

Really enjoyed this book. This was a nice engaging read with fun characters. This is my first book by Suzanne Rogers. And, I look forward to the next. But, I'm a huge fan of Helen Taylor. She does such an amazing job.

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Ruse & Romance

I have not listened to a historical romance in a while and this was so refreshing. The characters are fun and you could not help but all in love with Philip and Kitty's grandmother. The Ruse to save Kitty's reputation gets out and in true fashion of this time period things get a bit hectic. I must say some people get what's coming to them. Helen Taylor does a fantastic job weaving this tale for you and makes it so easy to get lost in it. The story is a short listen and well worth your time you will feel as if you have stepped back in time.

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Sweet Romance!

Kitty had turned down every offer of marriage she had received. After the last one left in a mad rush, her father told her if she had not excepted one by the next ball, she would be leaving London to go to his mothers in the country to live. At the ball all of the men turned their backs on her and she fled the room. She went to a room that she thought that was empty. She saw a man setting in a chair half dressed reading a book. It startled her so bad, she fell flat and started crying. It was Lord Phillip Butler and he came to her defense. He dressed and went down to the ball to dance with her. Then the story goes into twists and turns. The narrator did a great job.

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Clean book

This is my 1st book by this author so I can only speak to this book. How refreshing to find a clean book that has good romance but keeps it clean and keeps the language clean. She also kept my interest and the narrator did an outstanding job. Well done!

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Good narration and storyline

This could have been an excellent story hand it not been for the addition of the drama that lasted over an hour of the book right before ending. No added thrill, only irritation was the end result for me. Other than that it was very enjoyable

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Worthwhile

This is a worthwhile book. Excellent narrator and enjoyable story. Looking forward to the sequel.

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Can’t wait for the next book!!

I really enjoyed this book, the characters and story made my housework enjoyable when I had the time to listen. Thank you for another favorite!!

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Not very good

I understand it’s not a long book but there should’ve been time to build the love. There was no love making scenes at all but there was no real love story either. Give me both or at least one! She was quite stupid at some parts and didn’t understand how he’d ever forgiven her. I loved his character but didn’t like her. Give me some dialogue or something. This is the first I’ve read of this author and I won’t be reading another.

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