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  • The Counterfeit Scoundrel

  • A Novel
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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The Counterfeit Scoundrel

By: Lorraine Heath
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Summary

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath begins a compelling new spin-off series, The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction, centering around three heroes—Knight, Bishop, and Rook—who play to win at any cost.

Born into an aristocratic family, yearning for a life beyond Society’s strictures, Marguerite “Daisy” Townsend is an enterprising sleuth. Hired to obtain proof of a wife’s infidelity, she secures a position in the household of the woman’s lover, never expecting to be lured into the seductive blackguard’s arms herself.

Devilishly handsome, David Blackwood, known widely as Bishop, quickly realizes the enticing maid is interested in far more than dusting. She aims to uncover his sins. Although tempted by the dangerous beauty, he can’t risk her learning the truth: his affairs are chaste. As a boy who witnessed his mother’s abusive relationship, Bishop now helps desperate wives escape unhappy marriages.

Yet when he is accused of murdering the husband of a “paramour,” he is forced to seek Daisy’s assistance in proving his innocence. As their perilous search draws them into a web of deceits, they can no longer deny their simmering desire. Once secrets are revealed, will Daisy’s counterfeit scoundrel give up the scandalous games he plays and surrender his heart into her keeping?

©2023 Lorraine Heath (P)2023 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not one of her best

I adore Lorraine Heath’s books but this one, first in series, didn’t do it for me. The plot was too obvious and lacked tension. I also didn’t believe the attraction between the main characters. I will try the next in the series to see if it improves.

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Loved it

I was unsure at the beginning of this audio book whether or not I liked the narrator but as the story went on her slow, languid delivery and the deep drawl of Bishops voice won me over completely.
The story was excellent, full of emotions and sorrow, together with a clever plot. Highly recommended

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