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Beyond Scandal and Desire

A Sins for All Seasons Novel
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Sins for All Seasons, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son - and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms....

Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a darkly handsome entrepreneur who seems to understand her so well. Surely a lady of her station should avoid Mick Trewlove. If only he weren’t so irresistible....

As secrets are about to be exposed, Mick must decide if his plan for vengeance is worth risking what his heart truly desires.

©2018 Jan Nowasky (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • karen
  • 27-08-18

Excellent

I love this author and narrator. Both are just wonderful. The story has some great dialogue , so that the character development is believable.
The reason for the hero's "revenge" is understandable. The eventual resolution is so great that no one ends up being a villan, which took some really great writing. All of the characters are strong and have human flaws. The complexity is what attracts you to them and makes me want to read further books in this series...I can't wait!
I am on to the second book in the series right now....

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  • Nora Graham
  • 14-10-18

Heart Warming 💕

The ending is going to rock you to the core! I was following pretty closely when the author dropped it on me. What a great book.
pardon me while I find her next book. 🖖

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  • bebe
  • 16-11-18

Mick Truelove is a great character

This is a very good book. I genuinely liked the male lead, Mick Truelove , who was the bastard son of the Duke. He grew up very hard along with his family, a group of bastards raised by Ms. Truelove who took in children unwanted by the person who sired them. Mick was smart, handsome and ambitious. He became rich but all he wanted in life was to be acknowledged by his father so that Mick could be accepted into society. He devised a plan to force the Duke into acknowledging him, which included seduction of the Duke's guardian, a beautiful young girl named Aislynn. As to Aislynn, at first I liked her, but later she did something I did not like. All ended well and I was totally engrossed in the story from the beginning to the very end.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-10-18

Presumptions and Misunderstanding

What a mess we weave.A tragic beginning,lost opportunity,time wasted,heartache and hate,bring Mic Trewlove and his biological family into their future to deceive,lie and cheat.Only innocent Asling is put in the middle to act as the pawn for Mic to get his revenge on being given away at birth to grow up poor,hungry and hard.He has determination and builds an empire,becomes wealthy and formidable,uses his contacts and knowledge to become a self made man.Only he doesn’t expect to fall in love with Asling,finding out she is not what he expected,she’s good,understanding and loyal.He learns that with more information,things aren’t always what you believe.

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  • JEB
  • 14-06-19

Too slow

I really wanted to like it but the three quarters of the book repeated itself.

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  • PennyLou
  • 29-05-19

I loved this story

Lorraine Heath is a very talented writer with excellent story development. Her characters are strong and likeable.

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  • Amber Conaway
  • 13-05-19

A good read

I really enjoyed this novel. The characters are human and they actually build a relationship through the course of the book making the love story more believable. I definitely prefer the hero to heroine. She was pretty immature for me.

The narrator did not take away from the enjoyment of the story.

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  • Micky
  • 30-04-19

Very enjoyable book

I liked the way the story delved into the happenings of illegitimate children. That alone for me made the story very interesting and enjoyable.

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  • #foreverammina
  • 21-03-19

Cheesy but I loved it.

I'm in love. I will definitely complete the whole series 💖💖 great detail and description.

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  • Curlygal92
  • 25-01-19

This novel with touch your heart.

The plot was so well developed, every stone fell into place with a twist near the end. If you love historical romance, this book will “scratch the itch” ;)