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Alexander Denford, Baron Sedgwick, is a gentleman to be envied. He lives a rakish life of well-celebrated ease and contentment and has one person to thank for his perfectly ordered existence - his dearest wife, Emmaline. She never complains about his mistresses or his penchant for late nights out. 

His friends are envious, but they don't know the truth - Emmaline doesn't exist. But when he starts receiving bills from London for clothes, shoes, hats, and a staggering amount of other female accouterments, he realizes something is decidedly amiss.

Posing as Emmaline isn't a stretch for the newly arrived Lady Sedgwick, she's been conning gentry for years. But as the popular baron's wife, she now has the one thing that has eluded her - entree into London's inner circles. Against Alexander's better judgment, Emmaline is impossibly fixed in his life. And suddenly Emmaline is challenging him to be the husband she deserves.

©2006 Elizabeth Boyle (P)2020 Tantor

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Enjoyable story!

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook! Susan duerden is really a good narrator!. Lots of humor and twists... I am so glad there are more in the series!

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  • Laurie S
  • 11-05-20

Fair

I bought this book because other reviewers implied it wasn't too explicit. But instead, I found that department had some cringeworthy moments. Intimate scenes are not my cup of vouyeristic tea, so I sped the listening pace to 1.5 or more to happily skip over them. I liked the unique premise for the book and thought it was an okay read to fill a slow weekend inside. But I found the first 2/3rds could have been tightened substantially, and again, I listened at a fast speed and also skipped quite a few overly tedious or drawn out moments like lengthy, repetitive internal thoughts. It's easy to suspend belief in these types of stories, so some of the far-fetched pieces didn't bother me. If all the books were the same and too exacting, it wouldn't be as fun. The book perks up during the latter third when all the parts start coming together to solve the mysteries and interconnecting coincidences.

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  • 07-06-20

I loved this book

It made me laugh. The dialogue between Emaline and Alex, especially. He was forever bailing her out of trouble.

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  • bebe
  • 07-07-20

Emmaline, the perfect wife, until.......

The imaginary Emmaline was the perfect wife until she became a real person. Alex and his friend, Jack, had made up Emmaline as Alex's wife in order to keep the women away from Alex. Alex was a great catch - rich and a member of the ton. Alex claimed that Emmaline was an invalid, thus she was never seen. Alex was very surprised when he started receiving bills for expensive women's clothes and furnishing for his London town house. He rushed to London and found a beautiful sexy woman living in his townhouse and claiming to be Emmaline. She was having a grand time redecorating his home and buying expensive clothes. Of course he wants to get her out immediately, well maybe soon, or maybe in a couple of weeks. Emmaline is smart, cagey and street smart. She is a great actress and storyteller and loved by all the servants in Alex's home. . She turns out to be extremely difficult for Alex to throw out. His life changes from being dull, safe and stuffy to becoming extremely lively. Lots of surprises in store for Alex and for the listener of this tale. At first I did not like the character Emmaline, but as I got to know her better, I began to really like her. The author has a talent for creating vivid characters and writing clever and witty dialog. This is a fun story and I listened straight through. I had a toothache at the time and this book helped to take my mind off my tooth. The narrator is excellent. She does not act, or use multiple accents. She reads the book with a lovely voice and great timing. I enjoyed her narration tremendously.

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  • Rolande😄
  • 24-05-20

The ending plot twist had me dying 😂

It was a nice and cute story, It kept me entertained all the way through. 😄 the ending was a nice way to tie everything in lol. it stretched the imagination quite a bit but I still enjoyed it. I tried so hard not to laugh because I was in public. it may be my weird sense of humor but I found it funny who she ended up being.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-05-20

Fun read!

I loved the premise of the book and enjoyed the characters with surprise events and people from their past appearing at the most inopportune times. The twists and turns continued right to the end.

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  • Teri Weis
  • 30-03-20

Fun Read

It’s a treat to find Susan Duerden narrating romance again. I hope she stays with this series. Elizabeth’s new series will be delightful if they contain new interesting plots like Emmaline’s.

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  • Jd501
  • 17-06-20

Cute, Lite listen

This story had it all. Romance, mystery, a little sex, adventure and HEA! Susan Duerden's narration was great. I recommend listening. Enjoy! 😄

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  • Eva
  • 15-09-20

Love the story but not narration

Loved the story. The characters were good. Narrator was ok with voice of characters but not the story lines in between.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-06-20

Narrator is definitely not my favorite

Well written story and really could have loved this book if I had read it, or listen to a narrator with skill. I really struggled to listen to this Narration as the proforma put an exclamation on every sentence or a heighten expectation...something not even sure how to explain it. It just was not smoothly read, i like her voice just don't like how it was read.

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  • Denise From Minnesota
  • 16-11-20

Sweet and fun

This was a sweet and fun romance. You definitely have to suspend reality and reason to accept the twists and turns, but you have to do that with all historical romances to some extent. I guessed the two major twists right off but was curious how the author would make it come to pass. I will download the next in the series.