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A Gentleman's Bidding Audiobook

A Gentleman's Bidding: The Scarlet Salon, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Emily Price is in desperate need of funds. With her family estate mortgaged and her young brother not yet of age, it falls to her to save her family from financial ruin. What is a lady with no title or connections to do? Auction her virginity at one of London's most notorious brothels.

Heir to a baronetcy, James Hughes has always been caught between two worlds. His fortune and education help him pass for a member of the ton, but his career as an engineer and his family ties stop him from actually becoming one. Quiet and serious-minded, he knows he needs to marry into the peerage for his sake, as well as his family's. But when he finds himself by chance at an auction in London's infamous Scarlet Salon, he throws his ambitions to the wind to bed the lovely Miss Price.

It doesn't take long for Emily to lose her heart to her dry-humored, generous benefactor. But when their affair goes public in one of the most scandalous newspapers in town, Emily must decide if she must cast her feelings aside and leave James to pursue his societal ambitions, and James must decide if family and duty are worth giving up the chance of love.

Scandal, manipulation, and ambition hinder the lovers' path to happiness. Only they can decide if love is worth fighting for.

©2017 Jean Wilde (P)2017 Jean Wilde

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    Tasha Barefield Brighton 28/01/2018
    Tasha Barefield Brighton 28/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow this is a seriously hot but romantic story"
    What made the experience of listening to A Gentleman's Bidding the most enjoyable?

    As a reader that loves Pride and Prejudice as well as new adult romances I found this book to be a beautiful blend of both genres. The storyline kept my interest throughout with some great twists and wonderful characters. I love my romance with a bit of angst and this was just the right amount to keep me reading whilst having a temporary tear in my heart for the characters. Emily, the green lady, was a wonderful heroine, strong and clever and beautiful, whilst James was perfectly deep, honourable and passionate. The side characters in this were a great added bonus being very valuable to the storyline whilst also keeping their integrity as having their own stories throughout which I loved! Overall this was an amazing story I will definitely read again and recommend to all.


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  • Ap2514
    07/01/18
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    "A wonderful narration of a delightful book"

    When Emily Price discovers that her family is indebted to a loan shark with no hopes of being able to pay off the debt, she does the only thing she can think of to earn the money...she auctions off her virginity. Knowing that this will ruin her chance at a respectable marriage offer, Emily does what is necessary to keep her family afloat.

    James Hughes, heir to a baronetcy, has no interest in attending the auction at London's infamous Scarlet Salon but he accompanies his friend anyway. Little does he know that his life is about to change. From the moment Ms. Price enters the room James knows he must have her. But how long can he keep a woman like that as his mistress without causing a scandal? And how will London society react when it becomes clear that James and Emily's relationship has become more than just an arrangement?

    If you're a fan of historical type romances than you will enjoy this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 🇺🇸💟DARA
    South Carolina, USA
    20/02/18
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    "Lots of Excitement 😘"

    This is definitely a historical romance with flair. From beginning to end it delivered a good plot, fun characters and terrific narration. The story's unique storyline kept my attention while the suspenseful undertone added excitement. A winner for Historical Romance enthusiasts.

    A Quick Note: This book is recommended for adults. It has mature content in regards to sex and language. 😉

    I requested and received a copy of the audiobook at no cost and I'm voluntarily leaving this review . My thanks to the author for this opportunity. 😊

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heather North
    Indiana
    13/02/18
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    "Loved this!"

    Fantastic historical romance listen. Loved James and Emily, their story has plenty of heat and romance and is about doing what makes you happy. Loved the narrator, she did an amazing job of bringing the story to life. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DK
    22/01/18
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    "The Scarlet Salon Is the Place to Be "


    A Gentleman's Bidding

    Emily Price is at her wits end, she needs to find a way to pay off her late stepfather's debts before her family is put out of everything familiar to them. The only thing she has of value is her innocence. As she is a clever woman, she decides to auction it off to the highest bidder.

    James Hughes just happens to be at the "auction house" (a.k.a. brothel) the night of the event. He wins the prize and after only one night of passion finds himself attached to the clever and funny Miss Price.

    How will this unlikely pairing – a Baron and a commoner – play out? What will happen after their transaction has been completed? With rumors, scandal, decadence, love and manipulation, this is a wonderfully naughty book!

    I cannot wait for the rest of the Scarlet Salon series to be released. Jean Wilde has a marvelous talent writing historical romance with enough risqué to keep it even more interesting.

    Nina Nato is a talented orator whose performance is a perfect match for this book.

    Notes: mature themes and a bit of cussing

    *I received a copy of this book exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    America
    06/02/18
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    "I'm in love with this series"

    I loved all the romance in this book. The main romance is between Emily and James but there are also two other side romances going on that are also wonderful. And hot, must not forget that the sexy fun is hot!

    There is a lot going on in this book, it's amazing what some people will do to get things to happen according to their agenda.

    I loved the location/time this story is based in it's so vividly presented that I couldn't help picturing everything happening in my head.

    The characters are well crafted and come across very realistically. Each one has a uniqueness about them and quirks that make them interesting.

    I'm definitely getting the next book in the series, I can't wait to see what happens with the ladies of the Scarlet Salon next.

    I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    05/02/18
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    "Great!!"

    I loved this story! Well written and fantastic narration. I was hooked on this story from the start and can't wait to check out more in this series.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • Maria
    28/01/18
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    "Auction Away"

    Really enjoyed this book, great story with a fantastic ending for all.
    Excellent narrative by a very talented Nina Nato

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cyndi
    14/01/18
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    "Yes!!!!"

    Loved it!!! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ginny
    California
    13/01/18
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    "Lovely story."

    A lovely story of love mixed along with suspense! How they met will surprise you but how it ends will keep you smiling. Please note, there are sexual parts in this novel, if you are not a fan of books like this, this is not for you.

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  • Kandice C.
    12/01/18
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    "Extremely good "

    This story is extremely good. It has a lot of romance, some suspense and is very descriptive. I would recommend this story if you enjoy a good historical romance.

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