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Friends since childhood, Anais Darnby and Lindsay Markham have long harbored a secret passion for one another. When they finally confess their love, their future together seems assured, sealed with their searing embrace.But when a debauched Lindsay is seduced by a scheming socialite, a devastated Anais seeks refuge in another man's bed while Lindsay retreats to the exotic East. There, he is seduced again - this time by the alluring red smoke and sinister beauty of opium.Back home, Lindsay's addiction is fed by the vogue for all things Oriental - especially its sensual pleasures - in fashionable London society. In his lucid moments, Lindsay still lusts after Anais, who can neither allow him near nor forget his smoldering touch. Tortured by two obsessions - opium and Anais - Lindsay must ultimately decide which is the one he truly cannot live without.
©2009 Charlotte Featherstone; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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"Featherstone has what it takes to write keeper-worthy historicals." (Romantic Times)
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By Karen on 12-09-09

A must read

While I picked this out as a romance and it is a romance, the writer went far above and beyond in the telling of this story. This is about more than just love, its an honest look at what addiction to opium was like back in the day. Its honest, gritty approach to how others lives are affected also is engrossing and pulls you in deeper and deeper until you genuinely care about the characters. Well done, couldn't put it down.

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By Ann E. Konzen on 02-28-09

Seriously?

This book had too much drug hazed fantasy for me. The dialog was full of anachronisms, which really bugged me. Just an annoying listen.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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