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Publisher's Summary

Disfigured in fighting pits as a lad, Gabriel Sauvageau has lived his entire life without the touch of a woman. As the brains and brawn behind London’s most ferocious smuggling syndicate, he knows he doesn’t deserve shy, bespectacled Felicity Goode. But that doesn’t stop him from watching her. Guarding her. Wondering if her gentle touch would soothe his savage soul. 

Though she wiles away hours immersed in the pages of romance novels, shy and anxious Felicity Goode has vowed never to become a bride. How can she share a life - not to mention a bed - with a man if she can’t bring herself to share a simple conversation without trembling and stuttering? 

Once news of her obscene inheritance circulates through the ton, she is barraged not only by a slew of suitors, but also several distressing threats against her life. What she needs is a bodyguard. The large, scarred ruffian she finds on her stoop is exactly what she has been looking for. So why does his presence make her tremble in ways that have nothing to do with fear?

©2021 Natalie Ainge (P)2022 Natalie Ainge

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Re: DEREK PERKINS I LOVE YOU!

ME TOO! Whether he's the Scot Chief Justice Ramsay, a rogue brother Savageau, the scarred Duke of Redmayne and sooo many hot guys by Ms. Byrne, I love Derek Perkins. Growling, snarling, fierce or whispering, flirting and cursing... the old guy has got the chops I adore.

Stella Hunter, well, I didn't care for her as much. I would have chosen Bianca Amato for these duet books.

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Derek Perkins! I love you!

I’m a huge Kerrigan Byrne/Perkins fan and this book was no exception. Hunter did well but I can listen to Derek endlessly. The emotional rendering in his telling was beautiful and I need the next installment asap!

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Been Waiting for this HEA since Book One!

4 out of 5 wine glasses.

I thoroughly enjoyed Felicity and Gabriel's story and even though this HEA has been building up since the beginning of series, I think this book moved a bit too quickly and could have used a little more development and I'll never complain about a Kerrigan Byrne book being too long, so I would've liked 50-100 pages more. However, since I was curious as to how the series would continue since all of the sisters have found their HEA's, I'm super stoked at how the author worked that out and can't wait to read the following books!

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Great book - can’t stand duet narration

Ugh! I really hate the narration in duet - especially when it includes Stella Hunter! Her accent just sounds forced and totally fake. Plus, some of her voices sound so syrupy that it makes me cringe! If this book had been performed solely by Derek Perkins, it would have been a 5 star listen.
If you don’t mind Stella Hunter’s voice and aren’t bothered by duel narration, then “Tempting Fate” is a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Gabriel and Felicity’s story was both sweet and sexy. It also had a decent mystery with a nice twist in the end.

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Wonderful book and wonderfully narrated

I LOVE dual narration! It adds to the passion of the book. And the book is already a five star one!

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I loved the hero. He is strong, reliable, protective, loyal, and humble. He loved the herion from the beginning to the end.

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Better than the last one

Gabriel and Felicity were beautiful together! The book started perfectly then of course everything was rushed like crazy. Why are all the book of this series so short?! Again I wish there was more character development throughout the book. Stella messed it up for me again with the mediocre narration. Bring back Derick Perkins solo narration! 🗣

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Exciting

I hesitated getting this book, but I’m glad I finally did. My only confusion is the incorrect description of the characters and plot of this book. Wolfe is not a character in this book nor is Felicity the woman described as his nemesis.

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  • 05-07-22

Fantastic narration

I've looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. Kerrigan Byrne at her finest. The dual narration was great as well.

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  • 06-10-21

another brilliant story

Loved every second of it. just couldn't supp listening. I love love Kerrigan Bryne's books I can't get enough of them. Please write faster. Can't wait for the next one. As always Derek Perkins was brilliant and the narration was even better with Stella Hunter doing the female voices. More please.

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  • 06-05-21

Disappointing

Derek Perkins is an excellent narrator but unfortunately Stella Hinter isn't nearly as good.

The story was too short and lacked information on Gabriel's life, although the chemistry between him and Felicity was excellent.

I'm not sure whether I will be listening to any more of the series.

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