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Unclaimed

Narrated by: Polly Lee
Series: Turner (Milan), Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (311 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Her only hope for survival….

Handsome, wealthy, and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check… until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life.

But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can’t refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she’s sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs… and the love she knows is impossible.

©2011 Courtney Milan (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 11-22-12

Ah the power of love...

A nice love story about how love redeems you, changes you and ultimately conquers any obstacle. It slowly develops a relationship out of friendship and the sexual tension was Amazing! For being a courtesan story it was quite vanilla! I enjoyed the story a lot specially the conclusion.

Narration: I feel that the only problem in this story was the narrator. Polly Lee sounded too old, on the verge of crying several times and her male characters sounded badly. I will avoid books narrated by her in the future.

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Narration so wrong it's right

Would you consider the audio edition of Unclaimed to be better than the print version?

Haven't read the print version.

What other book might you compare Unclaimed to and why?

Regency romance junkies give Courtney Milan high marks; for good reason! As with Unveiled, multi-layered story, fresh storytelling, nothing predictable. Nice balance of light humor and seductive moments.

What does Polly Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The fact that it is Rebecca De Leeuw narrating and NOT Polly Lee is likely why this was an enjoyable listen. De Leeuw knows how to read a historical romance with the right timing and intonation.

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  • Kd
  • CLINTON, MS, United States
  • 04-17-12

Quite Enjoyable!

This was my first Courtney Milan novel, and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I like historical romances, but I just didn't know what to expect from this author. Like all genres, there's a mixture of offerings out there. And all are not to my liking. But this story was believable, romantic without scenes that make me roll my eyes while I think "As if," and sexual, though not erotic--meaning the, maybe, 2.5 or 3 complete sex scenes were very tamed. Though, I should add, I have no problem with samplings from the erotic genre as well. I don't want to leave the wrong impression. Continuing, some of the sex scenes were alluded to without giving the full picture, but it didn't detract from the story at all, but added to it appropriately. I absolutely loved the heroes full support of the heroine and how she came into her own. I loved the view of women in relation to men's sexuality and women not being too blame. As a result of this book, I'm going to read Ash's story. And I look forward to the other brother's story too. I actually wanted that one first, but it's not available. So I wait with baited breath! This book is well worth the expense IMO.

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  • Dalia
  • Kuwait, Kuwait
  • 01-28-12

OK but not up to her previous work

This second novel of the series did not meet up to my expectation. I couldn't connect with the characters. Mainly the heroine ! She was unlikable ! The hero as well was not that exciting ! I didn't enjoy this novel as I did the first one in the series. Yet Courtney's style in writing is elegant and artistic. But the dialoge was not as good as her previous work.
But I am looking forward for the third brother's book. He was introduced in the first two books and he sounds really exciting . Can't wait :)

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  • Deenna
  • Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • 06-21-12

A tender story of love and friendship

What made the experience of listening to Unclaimed the most enjoyable?

when a book makes me cry, I know it was a GREAT story, I cried and it felt wonderful and it's a great romance story. good job

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessica- I can relate to her to some point. To fight and make it- and at the end to find love and someone to love you JUST THE WAY we are.

Have you listened to any of Polly Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think it's the narrator she did a great job. very emotional and could tell the differance in all the characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, even took it to bed, and then in the morning went back and relistened to it again.

Any additional comments?

WONDERFUL preformance

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Couldn’t finish it

It’s on a very rare occasion I can’t finish a book. I listened to about 2 hours of this and can’t find myself finishing it. Just not right for me.

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Lovely

This is a superior author with another lovely novel. Great characters and fabulous narration. I highly recommend it!

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Very moving story....

Woman’s issues galore and the dearest man. Oh just wish that we all learn something from this tale. Change a few details and it becomes not a historical story but a modern story of understanding with compassion. We are all wounded humans but we still need too be kind to each other.

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A Wonderful Romance

Wonderful story, the best romance I've read or listened to in years. Veey sweet, and also hot. Well narrated. I highly suggest it.

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I don't understand why!

I don't understand why the author got so repetitive ...
Whilst the story centers around the life-style of Jessica . Found myself cursing at the author for repeating the word "whore" so much. It was a turn off.
I won't keep the book as I will not re-read it