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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

Daphne's arms on him are a great motivational tool.
Simon translated his feelings through a kiss.
Simon Basset is a man of words…and action.
A Duel or Daphne—which will Simon choose?
Simon is nearly overcome by the emotion of love.

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  • Trouble in Paradise
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Publisher's Summary

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster.
And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!
©2015 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2016 Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By bebe on 10-03-16

I liked it a lot

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I really enjoyed this romance. It is a good story with good characters. The Bridgeton family is made up of 9 great characters - the mother and 8 children. Daphne, the eldest daughter is the heroine in this book. She get involved with the Duke of Hastings who suffers with a stammer and his hatred of his wicked father. Can the love a good woman help him get over his problems?

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5 out of 5 stars
By jodiod on 09-27-16

Well worth the wait!!!

Squee!!!! I had wanted this book many years ago and it was perfect. Well worth the wait and I must have the others ASAP!!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Caz on 11-04-16

At last - the Bridgertons come to audio in style!

It's been some time since I read the book and I'd forgotten how damn good it is. The romance between Simon and Daphne is beautifully developed and I adored how the author shows that Simon - in particular - is head-over-heels in love without knowing it or suspecting it.

The angsty parts work very well; I know that Daphne's actions towards the end of the book are practically unforgiveable, but they are, to an extent, understandable, if not excusable.

Rosalyn Landor's narration is everything any listener could want and is absolutely on the button every time. There are a handful of other narrators I adore who could undoubtedly have made a good job of this, but I honestly don't think any one of them could have done it quite as well. RL is something special when it comes to historical romance, and proves it yet again here.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-29-17

Brilliant!

Where do I start! I didn't want it to end. It was a delight from the first chapter throughout the end. Not boring at all. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance, spontaneous comedy & sarcasm, filled with mixed emotions! Listen to it! You won't regret.

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