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After a disastrous wedding night, proper Lady Helena Harteford fears for the fate of her new marriage. Disguised as a doxy, she tracks her husband down at a bawdy house to reason with him...and instead discovers the thrill of forbidden passion. An innocent ruse turns into a risky deception; how far will this once-wallflower go to win her husband's love?
Unfit to be a husband...
Orphaned at an early age, Nicholas Morgan escapes his violent beginnings to become a successful merchant - only to discover that he is the legitimate heir of the Marquess of Harteford. His transition to the ton is rocky and made rockier when he marries above him. Torn between guilt and lust, he tries to protect his sweet, innocent wife from the demons of his past. But can he safeguard her from his own raging desires?
Caught between past and present...
When a dangerous nemesis rises from Nicholas' past, husband and wife must work together in order to survive. From the drawing rooms to the stews of Regency London, they find themselves caught in a game of passion and seduction. Will true love prevail? Or is Helena destined to remain...Her Husband's Harlot?
Her Husband's Harlot was a 2010 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist.
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By Bettina on 11-19-12
Love, love, love this hot romance!!!
I loved loved loved Her Husband's Harlot! Both the story and the performance were first-rate. This is a different kind of Regency romance (definitely erotic and not for those wanting a sweet Regency), with characters that had me rooting for their happy ending all the way through.
There was so much I loved about the story (the steamy scenes and sexual tension between the hero and heroine, the humor, the heart-warming moments). There were lots of really funny scenes with dialogue that just sparkled. The narrator did a terrific job of doing all the voices, female and male, and the accent was spot on. I hope there is a sequel!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Laura on 02-24-13
BE CAREFUL -- It's hard to stop listening!
If you are listening when working or driving, make sure you have plenty of time to hear BIG dollops of this one. There is an excellent chance you'll have a very hard time putting it aside to do other things in your life. The narrator, Erin Mallon, did an excellent job with a difficult character in the naive young wife who has unwittingly turned her husband away from their marriage bed. She works to woo him back and does so, but the path is twisted and dark. He is a grand character, too, full of personal doubt and misgivings, but with a sense of honor that is truly his own. A wonderful story, well enacted. Looking for more!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By L on 03-13-15
Misprounciations ruin the pleasure of the story.
Nice voice to start with which should have made listening to a good story enjoyable but when words like 'quay' 'ton' 'Covent Garden' & 'chaise lounge' can't be pronounced correctly, it is just terrible!
This performance gets worse and worse as you go on...more words wrong and a ridiculous Cockney accent creeps in for the most inappropriate character. This is a regency period story, if it's going to be read by an American, they shouldn't pretend they can speak with an English accent and they should be taught the pronunciation of the places and common era appropriate words.
By Sandra B on 12-12-13
A Really Enjoyable Historical Novel
This is a good historical novel set in Regency London. I loved the characters and the plot however the story's narrator was annoying. The word "quay" is pronounced "key" and not "kway". She seemed to have trouble with some of the more local British pronunciations so must not have been a Brit. That said this was a good book with some erotic scenes but they were all part of the plot so were not gratuitous. I would highly recommend this novel.