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Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat....
Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune - except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness - until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr.
Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly 20 years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.
When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it....
©2018 Mary Balogh (P)2018 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cate F. on 05-09-18

Marvelous story with mature H/h

Thank goodness for this book featuring two adults coming together after 20 years of being buffeted by life. I am fairly bored by 19 year old virgins these days since that time is a barely remembered 50 years in my past.
Mary Balogh creates complex characters with individual lives, products of both experiences and upbringing.
Rosalyn Landor is a gifted reader with the ability to express individual voices. I have never heard her mispronounce a word in the many, many books she has recorded that I have heard, some more than once.
Highly recommended with no reservations.

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1 out of 5 stars
By L. Sain on 05-22-18

Very tiresome.

The first 3/4 of the book were, "I love him, but he doesn't love me." And "I love her, but she doesn't love me." It was so repetitive that I got very annoyed. And I've liked every other book in this series.

The narration was OK, but nothing could save this book. It is a real miss for me.

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