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Publisher's Summary

Winner - Best Historical Novel, 2015 RONE Awards
Opposites attract. Appearances can deceive. A dashing and rugged façade hides the vulnerable man within. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart. Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility hides conviction. She will risk everything for love. One fateful night they collide. The attraction is immediate, the consequences profound....
London and Hampshire, 1777: The story of Alisdair "Dair" Fitzstuart, nobleman, ex-soldier, and rogue, and Aurora "Rory" Talbot, spinster, pineapple fancier, and granddaughter of England's Spymaster General, and how they fall in love.
©2014 Lucinda Brant (P)2015 Lucinda Brant
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cam on 10-26-15

Another Lucinda Brant winner

This was also a very well written book with some very funny scenes especially at the very beginning of the story. Sorry to have to wait for the release of the next book in the series especially since I found no information regarding it on Audible. The second book still remains my favorite and then the Midnight Marriage but this is not to take away from Dair Devil. I felt LB did a fabulous job developing the new characters and yet mixing the old ones in this story as well, making the book feel more personal to its readers. I truly enjoyed this book and recommend it highly to anyone looking for substance and not fluff.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Maine Knitter on 10-10-16

The narration is the star

It was good to get back together with previous characters. The "break in" at the beginning was hilarious.

The narration of this series is wonderfully well done. Brings out so much of the story.

My only question is where is Mary's book?

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5 out of 5 stars
By DragonRose UK on 02-03-16

Superlative Narration of a Flawless Book

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

I can't say that the audio edition of this book is better than the print one, because without the perfect story to begin with, the narration couldn't be as good. The author's work and the narrator's perfectly compliment each other and make for a magnificent audio book.

What did you like best about this story?

Can I say everything? Seriously, from beginning to end this book captivated me. I loved hearing more about characters from previous stories, but also getting to know new characters. The story lines flowed easily and steadily and each character's interaction with another made sense. Some relationships were tense, others lighthearted, but all of them were written beautifully, and so well that you either loved them, or hated them.

What about Alex Wyndham’s performance did you like?

Alex has a voice like silk, his normal narrative voice is smooth, and perfectly understandable. He comes into his own when he starts putting voices to the characters though. Each and every one, from the deep voiced men, to the high voiced women are so good that at times you forget that it's just one man doing all the voices. In this particular book, although Alex does the perfect English gentleman voice, it was a real treat and a novelty to hear him do a West Country accent for the members of the Banks family. I couldn't help but smile at not only the great voice interpretation, but also the scenes written by the author about the family.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover.

Any additional comments?

Before I listen to new audio edition books by Lucinda Brant and narrated by Alex Wyndham, I cross my fingers that I will enjoy listening to it as much as I have previous books written and narrated by them. I know I love Lucinda's books, and that Alex performs them marvelously, but I worry that perhaps this time I might just end up listening to the same old same old. BUT how wrong I am every single time. Each book tells a fabulous story, and Alex continues to bring something new to each book every time. I should trust the perfect combination of Lucinda and Alex because I can't see them ever letting their readers/listeners down.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon B on 10-12-15


The fourth book is everything I have come to expect from Lucinda Brant and Alex Wyndham
Continuing the lives around the Roxton Dukedom.
I recommend this series to anyone who are romantics at heart

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ros H. on 06-24-18

Another Great Novel

I found this a bit slow to start , I think it was a bit confusing.
But, I just loved the rest of the book. The love between Rory and and Major Dare was very special.
Had to keep listening to find out what happened next, so finished the book much quicker than I usually do for a book of this length.
Just love the performance of Alex Wyndham. He is a wonderful narrator who makes it so easy to tell the difference between the different characters.
Loving this series of the Roxton family.
Have to get the next book in the series before my next credit is due.
Highly recommend the whole series so far.

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