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She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

Jack Delvin's determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently-bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London's most notorious businessman, refused to live by society's rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected . . . but both soon craved.

Contains mature themes.

©2001 Lisa Kleypas (P)2018 Tantor

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Too much sex

I know some people won’t feel this way but there was so much sex it kind of cut into the story. If that’s what you’re looking for you’ll enjoy the book I prefer the story with just a little bit of sex

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Thania19
  • “TheGreatLakesState”
  • 09-02-18

Now this is how you write a romance story!

I loved the characters, Jack and Amanda. I was able to visualize the story very easily. I must say I’ve become a fan of Lisa Kleypas’s work. I would recommend “Suddenly You” to anyone that loves a good 5 Star romance book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Finally!

I have been waiting for years for an audio version of one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas novels! Great, intelligent romance with great dialogue and interesting characters and good performance as well! Thanks Audible!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Narration kept this from being 5 stars

The narration was too fast. I lowered the speed to .75 but that was slightly too slow. Very distracting and made this book hard to listen to. Also the narrator wasn’t the best even if the speed was corrected. She wasn’t the worst I’ve heard but not good enough to really make this book as enjoyable as reading it.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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I have always loved Lisa Kleypas, but...

The last two books have been terrible. The stories are surrounding sex and not a real engaging storyline. Very disappointing.

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There was a small story line amidst all the sex scenes.

If all you like are sex scenes with little to no historical references this is the perfect book for you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Finally

I've been waiting on this story for a loooong time. I was ecstatic when it finally came out. it's my favorite stand-a-lone story by Lisa.
I would have preferred another narrator. DON'T GET ME WRONG, she did a good job. I will definitely listen to it again and again, but it wasn't SPECTACULAR. When I pictured Jack and how he sounded, it was more deep and rich. The narrator used a higher register which was average, and to me, Jack is not average. At any rate, it was well done overall and I'm just happy it's on Audible!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fell in love with the characters...and the story.

I've read every one of LK's books....many many times. This one took a couple tries to get into. Beverly Crick's voice as a story teller is a bit maudlin for me. BUT her character voices in this book were amazingly well done. Jack's voice was especially appealing to me. LK is a very talented author who draws readers/listeners into the story and holds us there. Thank you, LK....and thank you Beverley Crick. I can't wait for the next collaboration of these two talented ladies.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • J-9
  • Cary, NC, United States
  • 11-29-18

Can't believe I'm only now listening to this book

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I'd say it's one of Lisa's best and I know I'll be listening over and over again. Yeah it's full of lusty sex, and that is just fine with me. I think the narrator did a great job as well. If you like a lusty book with a devilish Irish rogue then this book is for you! If you like Lisa Kleypas then don't be stupid like me, and wait several years before listening. Get this book now!!!!

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Seemed like soft porn, but…

I’ve first, this audiobook seems like an excuse to have sex scenes. Over the course of time, the stories really did develop. Unlike some novels of this sort the characters were believable in their actions. I do believe the characters could have been more developed.