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Darker Than Love Audiobook

Darker Than Love

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Publisher's Summary

"Lord Marldon took Clarissa's hand and kissed it. She knew at once this man would be her master and tormentor. While the thought filled her with dread, an unfathomable desire, deep and fierce, twisted like a knife within her."

It's 1875, and the morals of Queen Victoria mean nothing to London's wayward and debauched elite. Young but naïve Clarissa Longleigh is visiting London for the first time. She is eager to meet Lord Marldon, the man to whom she's been promised, knowing only that he's handsome, dark, and sophisticated. In fact, he is depraved, louche, and has a taste for sexual excess.

Clarissa has also struck up a friendship with a young Italian artist, Gabriel. When Marldon hears of this, he is incensed, and imprisons Clarissa in his opulent London mansion. When Gabriel tries to free her, he too is captured, and the young lovers find themselves at the mercy of the debauched lord.

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©2007 Kristina Lloyd; (P)2007 Virgin Books Ltd

What the Critics Say

"An edgy, decadent affair full of intrigue, with lots of down'n'dirty and decidedly kinky sex." (Desire)

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    Sharon TwickenhamUnited Kingdom 10/12/2007
    Sharon TwickenhamUnited Kingdom 10/12/2007 Member Since 2011
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    "Hmmm..."

    I'm a bit of a generalist reader and by adding the odd bit of erotica to my repertoire I like to think my mind is always kept broad and open. I?m also a fan of the very straightforward erotica that Black Lace seems to manage so well so I thought I?d give someone else a try.

    This is a notch up from the Black Lace books in terms of kinkyness and erotic language and I got the impression this book is an attempt to take erotica more up-market in the literary sense, but sadly it didn?t work for me. It started out really very promisingly and I thought it was going to deliver the goods; captive falling for nasty captor was quite inspired and it was certainly very kinky, I found myself having the odd sharp intake of breath in a few places! However, I don?t think the author did enough homework and the subject (captive falling for captor), could have been handled better. It seemed to lose its momentum half way through and key characters disappeared. I was left feeling like the author hadn?t really thought through the ending properly, which was a shame as I was looking forward to the clever middle and end to match the clever beginning.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona Inverurie, United Kingdom 07/12/2010
    Fiona Inverurie, United Kingdom 07/12/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "Very sensual and graphic tale."

    Very sexy and graphic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Madeleine
    London, United Kingdom
    20/05/09
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    "Good raunchy erotica"

    As erotica novels go, I can't find a lot of fault with Lloyd's Darker than Love. It's definitely NOT a romance, so for those of you who like your sex tied up with a sweet bow, this is not the best of choices. However, for those of us who like to delve into the edgier side of eroticism in our fiction, this book comes up to scratch very nicely. The character development could be better. But when I find erotica that actually has any, I will assume I've died and gone to heaven. I also have to mention the narrator - Ms. Lockhart has the perfect voice for this type of material. She doesn't overplay it, or groan. She's excellent.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • leslie
    newhall, CA, United States
    23/09/07
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    "Smooth as silk"

    Not for conventional sensibilities, but for those who like a walk on the wilder side in their erotic fiction, this is well-crafted. I'll look for more from this author. Owing a great deal to the silken delivery of the reader, this heroine is credible in her naivete, and even more interesting as she begins to discover some darker truths about her erotic nature. Can't say enough about the reader- her delivery is one of the best I've ever heard.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Tawnya S Dunning
    12/05/09
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    "Oh come on"

    if you like flowers and butterflies in your erotica then this is not the book for you, however if you have preference for "darker" side of erotica (hence the name) then this is a great book. I look forward to more from this author.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • SassiKassi
    Olympia, WA, United States
    01/04/10
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    "Excellent Narration"

    I enjoyed this book. For those who don't, well, erotica isn't for everyone and oftentimes it IS dark. I felt the narrator did a great job.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
    11/12/08
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    "Definitely erotic."

    Being that this an erotic novel I was not expecting undying love and romantic tender lovemaking. It was raunchy, dirty and full of sex. I like this author and her narrators are perfect. I will keep my eyes open for more of her work.
    Mikes Wife.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Angie
    08/02/11
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    "Darker Than Love"

    a little over the top and the ending was dissapointing but still a good listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy
    Ellicott City, MD, United States
    31/10/10
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    "Definitely erotica"

    If you are bit squeamish about S/M BD, this is not the story for you. This is definitely not a Cinderella romance. However, if you like the rougher side of sex, go for it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Shawnda
    Albuquerque, NM, United States
    03/09/10
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    "Storyline had great potential until....."

    Until every character in the first hour had pretty much topped every other character or at least tried to. I get that people sometimes like sex just for the sake of it but I was really looking forward to the story. It got lost in the repeated scenes of hot debauchery and "dark love". If you want turn of the century porn, here tis!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    OKlahoma
    25/05/10
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    "steaming"

    Good steaming eroctic story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    01/10/12
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    Story
    ""Smooth as silk""

    Not for conventional sensibilities, but for those who like a walk on the wilder side in their erotic fiction, this is well-crafted. I'll look for more from this author.
    Owing a great deal to the silken delivery of the reader, this heroine is credible in her naivety, and even more interesting as she begins to discover some darker truths about her erotic nature. Can't say enough about the reader- her delivery is one of the best I've ever heard.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful

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