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Publisher's Summary

All Genviève Mirabelle wanted was her mother's belongings and a place for herself, out from under the watchful eyes of her step-brothers. The Trent Brothers, specifically. Since coming into her life they have had very definite plans for her future, despite her objections. There is only one thing keeping her from seeking her freedom: her mother's missing shipment. Once found, she can live as she wishes, without a gentleman telling her what to do.
Mr. Jonathan Bridges owns one of the finest shipping lines in London. That is, he did until his secretary and a few employees disappeared, leaving a muddle of things. Now several crates are missing and he has no explanation for the owners. The one most persistent in demanding answers is Miss Genviève Mirabelle. As much as he tries to put her off, she is determined to help him. Heaven save him from meddling females who are better served sitting at home having tea.
Their search leads them from the docks and right into the heart of a smuggling ring. But their lives are not the only thing in danger. Their hearts hang in the balance, since neither one ever anticipated what was to come.
©2015 Jane Charles (P)2015 Jane Charles
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4 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA on 07-22-15

Lots of fun

***this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

I enjoyed this book. The story of Jonanthan and Geneveieve proved to be fun and exciting as the story unfolded. Looking for her mother's things, Geneveieve stumbles on a mess she just has to clean up. Jonathan just wants her to go away while he seaches out where his shipments are going. What do they get? A smuggling ring and a an attraction they just can't fight. Total fun.

Another wonderful performance by Melanie Fraser. I love her narrations, taking me directly into the story and keeps me listening.

This was the first one in the series I listened to, and while it could stand alone, I do think having the history of the others would have been beneficial.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mummy on 12-14-15

A Very Enjoyable Narration

3 star story, 4 star narration

This was a very enjoyable audiobook. It is part of a series but my enjoyment wasn't hampered even though I haven't read the other books in the series. This is a regency historical romance, taking place at a time when men were either gentlemen or rakes, and reputation was simply everything.

I don't think there is anything particularly astounding about this romance. It has an independent and clever young woman as the main character, Genevieve, who doesn't feel the need for protection from her newly discovered half brothers and wants to be independent.

She finds a way to achieve this when she meets Jonathan Bridges, the owner of a shipping company which may have lost her deceased mother's possessions.

Jonathan is attracted to the bright young lady that he finds sorting out the mess in his office but he is up to his neck in worry because it appears a smuggling ring has been using his shipping business for a cover and now he has to trace missing shipping crates and he needs help.

Jonathan is desperate enough to accept help from Genevieve and her family and so the adventure begins and love emerges along the way especially as the two of them find themselves in a rather compromising position.

The story is enjoyable but it is the narration that really brought things to life for me. A narrator can either bring a book to life by opening it up to the listener or they can kill the story off by smothering it in monotony. This narrator was brilliant in the way she gave voice to the different characters and managed to keep the book within its historical setting.

The way she emphasised various aspects of the story took me back to a time when women were there to grace men's lives and men were supposed to be protectors and providers. I was drawn into the story and really enjoyed listening to this.

I don't think I will read the other books in the series because regency romance is not really a strong favourite of mine but this was such an enjoyable audiobook and fans of this genre would find this audiobook to be delightful.

Audiobook provided by Audioblast in exchange for a review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zena on 06-24-17

Highly recommended

I chuckled at the clever wit, wanted to shake the main characters for their stubbornness and hardheadedness, was kept turning the pages and actually made a sound something like 'aw' when this story came to its end.
A good mix of family caring and the tight bonds between brothers and sisters, a budding love between two special characters, some smuggling and a bit of danger all mixed together in some very clever by Jane Charles and a fantastic narration by Melanie Fraser. I particularly loved her French accent.
Altogether wonderful entertainment and a delightful story and I highly recommend this book/audiobook.

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