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Rumors and Gossip . . . The lifeblood of London When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.
He's not a spy, but he's had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than an annoyingly nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself . . .
©2009 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Donna on 09-27-09

Brilliant

Have just discovered Julia Quinn, am now listening to this book again,love regency romance this book is so funny,even listened to it while doing housework, cooking etc finished book in record time !!! narration is brilliant,Please audible more Julia Quinn

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy Dickson on 05-02-11

Boy meets girl fairy tale love story that works

I liked this love story because it didn't have the usual "hate each other" or contrived misunderstanding conflict that is prevalent in most romance novels. The couple seams perfect for each other from the beginning and after some witty and fun dialog, they fall in love and fulfill their desires. It is perfect romance that works. The author does a good job of making you feel the excitement of saying the words "I love you" for the first time even though the characters have no doubt they are coming. It just feels good and made the fairy tale real for me.

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By Eva on 03-25-10

I laughted all through

This is one of the funniest novels I got for veeeeeery long time. Main character Lady Olivia is so greatly described that I started with chuckle in 2nd chapter and by chapter 4 already laughed loud. I did not stop till the end.

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3 out of 5 stars
By cynthia on 12-29-11

The Bevelstoke Series

I enjoyed the book, but was dissapointed to find out that the 1st book in series is not on audio.
( !st Secret Diaries & 2nd Ten Things I Love About You)

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