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Summary

Handsome. Charming. Devastating. He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted. 

Elizabethan England: Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down and propel him headlong into love with a woman who's immune to his charms.

Twice widowed by the age of 24, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed...then made her life miserable.

Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruits from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except, someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.

©2013 C.J. Archer (P)2020 C.J. Archer

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effective for convincing ambient and period.

My only objection was in the story telling of Dianna's experience and character. The voice sounded fake, affected for such a sincere naive unworldly and trusting person. she should not have sounded as if playing a part.

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  • Mrs.Heather
  • 19-11-20

Finally, some spice!

I've been waiting for this series. Finally some sexy scenes. Excellent team reminiscent of India & Matthew. Narrators are great. I'm excited about CJ again.

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  • Pandora
  • 16-11-20

Great start to a new series but.....

I have listened to many series by CJ Archer and this one sounds very promising. But I am struggling with the female narration. She tends to read slowly and her style does not match the male narrator, whom I enjoy very much. He sounds relaxed and like he “is” the characters he reads. I’m going to give it another shot, but I may need to switch to the kindle version.

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  • Julie Humphreys
  • 29-01-21

I enjoyed the two perspective storytelling

I enjoyed the two perspective storytelling immensely!! I work with my hands long hours and love to listen to books... CJ Archer is one of my favorites.

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  • MOLLYO
  • 05-01-21

Very good book with great narration.

Very good book with great narration. Enjoyed the story & characters. But the narration, the two narrators were excellent. Their timing made it fold together seamlessly. It was a joy. Thank You.

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  • Stig
  • 19-07-21

Loved this!

I love the narraters and the story! I am now looking for more audiobooks with Duke and Duchess Defoix!

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  • Leslie.
  • 20-03-21

Not C.J.'s best

I have loved every C.J. Archer book that I've heard except this one. You can call be a prude if you want but I don't appreciate the sex scenes. Leave the details out of that and the story would be pretty good.

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  • Liz
  • 10-08-21

Couldn't make it through...

The Dutchess is just too much. She reads like she's getting a pedicure. I've never heard the word "said" pronounced the way she does - I'm from the South and even I know that's way too many vowels.

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  • Tommy
  • 19-06-21

Great story

CJ Archer never disappoints! The narrators were not the best choice for this one but it was still good.

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  • Candace Jackson
  • 14-01-21

Good story ok performance

I enjoyed the story and male narrator was great but the female character sounded robotic at times and over acting at other times. it was a little difficult to enjoy.