A Curse of the Heart

  • by Adele Clee
  • Narrated by Kylie Stewart
  • 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A captivating Regency historical romance.
Terrified by strange noises in the night, Rebecca Linwood, the headstrong owner of an Egyptian museum, believes she is suffering from an ancient curse. Out of desperation, she seeks the help of the only man with the knowledge to reverse the evil incantation, a man whose cold heart and sinful gaze pose such an enticing contradiction.
As a scholar of Egyptology and a man consumed by the pain of the past, the enigmatic Gabriel Stone shuns polite society, choosing to bury himself in his books. When a flame-haired temptress pesters him with tales of a curse, his first instinct is to flee. However, his sense of obligation proves to be a dangerous thing and the potent lure of desire too difficult to resist.
This Regency romance novel contains descriptive love scenes.

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Intriguing Mystery and Likable Characters!

Rebecca Linwood isn't your typical husband seeking wallflower. She's an intelligent woman, headstrong and determined to make her own way in a male dominated world. Her father taught her to love Egyptology and she has spent her life honing that knowledge. Running her own Egyptian museum gives her purpose, although she still feels alone. After reading a mysterious scroll aloud one night, her troubles begin. Mysterious scraping, moaning, and bed rattling at night leave her sleepless. In desperation she seeks out renowned expert Gabriel Stone to break the curse.

Gabriel has heard of Rebecca Linwood's Egyptian museum, but he believes she's a charlatan with only superficial knowledge. Forced to meet her, he accuses her of being a thief and a liar. Stung by his words, Rebecca proves her knowledge and impresses Gabriel despite himself. Recognizing her intelligence, he agrees to help her break the curse. In doing so he becomes involved in her life in ways that only expose how much they need each other.

Both Rebecca and Gabriel were really interesting characters with dark backstories, and I couldn't help cheering them on. Their vulnerabilities made them so likable. They bonded over their common interests, but it was their family complications that really brought them together. They're the kind of couple that you can picture ten years down the road, traveling the world in love like newlyweds on a honeymoon. The plot was really interesting, and it was a good mix of romance and suspense.

I thought the narrator was great, her pace was perfect and her accent worked well with the setting. Her reading was smooth and not dramatically overacted. She pulled me right into the story. I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review, and I'll be keeping an eye out for more by this author and narrator!

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- HeatherY

Fun Listen, Good Storyline

I thought this was a great audio book with an actual storyline that was both interesting and unique from those with which I typically listen. not the the usual earl duke viscount/heiress wallflower governess poor girl in disguise love story. But still quite the passionate romance between two very likeable characters.
I look forward to seeing more from this author. I have already read her other two books, both were also very enjoyable!
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- Kirsten Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2017
  • Publisher: Adele Clee