The Paid Companion

  • by Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by Bianca Amato
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances - and dreams of a life of independence - convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer - and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.

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Lovely

Lovely story we'll read. I enjoyed it. Quick always comes through with everything I want in a romance- happy ending
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- Kayren

Fun, Witty, A Little Heat

Excellent narration, distinction of characters. This was just a good historical romance mystery, some laugh out loud wit, and just enough passion to keep it interesting. Loved the characters (eccentric and "good" people) and the mystery.
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- J. Byerly "Due to being on the road hours most days, I'm an avid Audible fan! I live vicariously through the stories as the miles pass."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-24-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books