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Summary

Sensible gentleman of means seeks a sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony.

Which is exactly the sort of advertisement that makes practical-to-a-fault Daphne Dale's heart flutter. A sensible gentleman, in her estimation, is the perfect match, and she's even more convinced once she's exchanging sensibly romantic letters with her very appropriate suitor. That is, until Lord Henry Seldon strays into her path. He's everything she's vowed to avoid - a rakish charmer whose very touch seduces her practical sensibilities and her resolve.

Lord Henry Seldon was not amused when his nephew placed an advertisement to find him a wife. Yet he couldn't resist replying to the note from "Miss Spooner." And once he discovers he's corresponding with none other than the disarming Daphne Dale, he finds it's too late to disavow his heart. Now it is up to Henry to prove to Daphne just how insensible - and powerfully passionate - true love can be...

©2013 Elizabeth Boyle (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 14-10-18

I'm hooked on this author!

I love Elizabeth Boyle's writing style. She sees the humor in life and relationships and makes me laugh while wondering what will happen next! Her books are good reads!

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  • Tracy T
  • 31-10-14

Really fun story.

This is a really fun story. I really liked the Hero, Lord Henry and Heroine, Miss Daphne Dale. They made a great "match" wonderful chemistry between the two, A couple nicely written sex scenes. Daphne was a smart, witty, strong heroine, not a simpering whiny chit. Lord Henry a strong, handsome, smart, witty, wealthy second son\uncle to the Duke of Preston from the first book.

I enjoyed the story line and the plot, there was a lot of dialogue, throughout the book which was great. I really enjoyed a many of the secondary characters as well. Some funny moments in this book.

I have already started the third book in this series and am already enjoying it.

As for the narration. Its okay, its Susan Duerden who narrates with that sing song drawn out consonants at the end of her sentences. Really wish she would stop doing that. But she is tolerable, much better than some, ie Anne Flosnik who will ruin a book and I cannot listen to anything she narrates.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 17-12-14

An enjoyable book

This was a cute story. I like the correspondence aspect and I would have really liked to read more of the back and forth between the two of them and how they became closer to each other through their letters. I like this series as cute, easy to listen to books.

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  • Shiela rhoads
  • 06-02-21

Great fun

Enjoying this series, comical, and witty with a bit of romance. Narrator brings the story to life.

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  • 17-06-20

what a yarn

we've heard this tale before...see Shop around the corner, You've got mail, add a little Hatfield's vs McCoy's then place it in regency times and you've got the premise. The difference is the writing, character development and the romance brought seamlessly to the fore. The narration is spot on.

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  • Belle5620
  • 10-01-20

A fun romp not to be missed

I loved this book. It was sweet and funny. The characters are lovable. It has the sweetest dog. I’m a sucker for animals and kids and at least one ornery elderly person. The only thing missing in this book was kids. But, no matter. Throw all those things together, give me story and a laugh and I’m you’re fan! It was also narrated by Susan Duerden who is always great. I don’t remember any bad words. 2 or 3 sex scenes after the couple was in love and tastefully done. (For those who like to know before picking a book.) No cliffhanger. The book prior to this was one was great but this is easily read as a stand alone.

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  • A.
  • 16-10-17

Ok

What a waste of a very funny book. I couldn't hang. The narrator was absolutely awful and she RUINED this hilarious book.

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