• by Nicola Cornick
  • Narrated by Polly Lee
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumored to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs. So it’s no surprise that every rake in the ton wants to bed her. If they only knew… through clever marriages to men who would ask nothing of her physical self, Tessa has remained rather innocent in the ways of the bedroom. But now she’s on the verge of losing everything and wants to take care of the stepson she’s grown to adore.
Enter Captain Owen Purchase. The handsome American adventurer has come into the title of Viscount Rothbury. And the rumors surrounding his injuries at sea suggest that he could fit Tessa’s requirements. But little does Tessa realize that the gossipmongers are wrong. She just might lose her heart, and her desires, to the most unlikely of men….


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Entertaining and educational

What did you like best about this story?

Really liked the H and H. Good character development.

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

Thought the narrator was excellent. She sounded like Ashford MacNab who is one of my favorite narrators.

Any additional comments?

Freedom of speech. We have always had it, so it was shocking to really realize how one could actually be hanged for having the audicicasity to draw political cartoons.
Very good story and well done.

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- L. Gilchrist

Good Story!

This is my second book by Nicola Cornick and I will definitely be reading and listening to more. I like that she has a sub-story playing out in addition to the main story line and this book definitely leaves the sub-story hanging. I can't wait to see how it plays out in the next book --- I sure hope it plays out in the next book.

I like Nicola's characters and the plot. I think she is a very talented story-teller and I wish that more of her books were available through Audible.

Polly Lee did not bring the male voices to life in this particular book. I've listened to her narrate other books and she has done a much better job male voices. I think that since the main male character had an American accent instead of a British accent it through her off a bit. I'll definitely continue to listen to other books narrated by Polly Lee.
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- J-9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2011
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.