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Summary

A quest for vengeance...

Lord Adam Callahan, earl of Hartmoor, has spent the past five years destroying the Fairchild family as recompense for the ruination of his sister. Yet, it never seemed like enough...until the family's only daughter appeared on his doorstep searching for answers. In her, he found the perfect tool for his final revenge. His plan had been simple - coerce Lady Daphne Fairchild into an illicit affair and ruin her. 

An unexpected obsession... 

After 30 days and nights in his bed, Adam sends Daphne back to London a fallen woman, the final blow that will see the Fairchild family scorned by society. However, he is hard-pressed to forget the beauty of her submission or the brief moments of peace and balance she brought his tortured existence. Despite the bad blood between their families, he is determined to possess her, to stake his claim on her beyond the 30 nights she gave him. She will fight him at every turn...which will only make the chase, and her inevitable surrender, all the better. 

A choice between love and retribution...

When the consequences of Adam's deeds begin to fall back on not only him, but Daphne as well, he is forced to bring her under his protection. He will end this feud between his family and hers once and for all, and he is determined to put her behind him when all is said and done. Yet, it becomes increasingly clear that setting her aside will not be as simple as he thought. 

Her heart could be his for the taking, but only if he will abandon his vendetta against her family once and for all. Will Adam choose a lifetime of peace and love with Daphne...or will the need for revenge consume him and eventually destroy him?

©2018 Victoria Vale (P)2018 Victoria Vale

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Loved it!

Wow! What a steamy romance, if you can call it that! Adam is an extraordinary character and it is interesting to watch Daphne's character develop.

I haven't put the books down since I started and now can't wait for book 3!

Well done Victoria!

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Enjoyed this book

Very good book read the first and second I will be looking forward to the next one as the characters are likabe

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The Dove

This is a great ending to the first story, with an exciting climax to round if off.

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A Riveting Listen - Highly Recommended

Another fantastic tale from Victoria Vale. She weaves a very clever story with many unexpected twists - once you start to listen it's extremely hard to stop. This tale follows on from The Villain (read or listen to first) and Hart (read or listen to second) - both of which are highly recommended. The main characters are Adam Callahan, The Earl of Hartmoor and Lady Daphne Fairchild.
The further development of the main and subsidiary characters is very pleasing, giving us further insight into their rationale and motives. Adam is very possesive of his Little Dove (Daphne) and pursues her relentlessly and although Daphne tells herself that she hates him and her logical mind tells her to run from him - her body cannot get enough of him (whether he is tender or harsh). Darcy Stark does a brilliant job as the narrator voicing the various characters. Highly recommended.

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  • Coqui
  • 26-06-18

I was completely engrossed!

I love how possessive Adam is over his Little Dove. It's bordering on crazy, but she likes it so it works. The storyline is so good and juicy, it makes you want to listen all day. Darcy does an amazing job giving Adam his voice. The accent and the gruffness makes him sound like he's intimidating, but he's also got an emotional side that is so endearing when shown.

Another great one by V!

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  • JK
  • 08-07-18

He wants his little Dove

THIS AUDIO BOOK IS SO GOOD! The Dove is the sequel to the Villain and I think so far my favorite in the series. I just love Adam and Daphne’s story and of course LOVE Darcy Stark as narrator. I love how possessive Adam is and he is going after what he wants. And the ending…LOVE LOVE LOVE! Victoria brings the heat and the drama all wrapped up in a hot story! I love getting on my treadmill and hitting play!

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  • Bklyn Diamond
  • 27-06-18

Dove to Phoenix

What can I say, the book is the second of a duo that begins with The Villain and you really need to listen to that first before listening to this one.

Adam, after releasing Daphne from her cage and showing her who she truly is cannot let her go and follows her to London to continue both of their torment of their passion and impossible desire. What Adam didn't realize is that after 30 days and 30 pounds Daphne is no longer the snow white Dove he found but instead is being transformed. Perhaps she never was a Dove but a Phoenix waiting to be re-borne.

I am addicted to Darcy Stark's voice. It is perfect for this set of books and almost hypnotic to listen to in this book.

This book is not for the faint of heart and you cannot be prudish to listen to Ms. Vale's books. What they are are devilishly good and titillating.

If you like a little spice with your romance and devilment with your regency then she is the writer for you.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-01-19

loved this series. brooding... dark... intense!

loved this series. brooding... dark... intense!
definitely has depth in the characters. can't wait to start Butterfly.

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  • Susan Scott
  • 02-07-18

Love Love Love!!!!

Victoria Vale has done it again!!! This book The Dove is the sequel to the Villain. I would be hard pressed to pick which one is my favorite! I just love Adam and Daphne’s story..., if I could write the perfect story this would be it! I also think Darcy Stark is one of the best narrators. He really brings it to life. You will not be disappointed if you bought this!!! Love!!!

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  • cheryl
  • 28-06-18

Captivating

I found this to be a captivating story that gripped me from the first chapter. I liked that Daphne was a courageous woman, especially given her family background. As for Hart, what a man! Hart is a dominant force but he also has a caring and protective side for the people he loves. I loved the way the relationship developed between Daphne and Hart, it had me fluctuating between heartbreak and cheering them on. There were several engaging secondary characters to add interest to the story. The conclusion was a surprise for me. This author never fails to capture my interest. The narrator, Darcy Stark gave a very good performance, using different voices to bring the characters and scenes to life and had an easy voice to listen to.

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  • Camille
  • 25-06-18

Delicious, dark erotica- read by the perfect narrator

Deserves more than 5 stars. Loved the storyline and the voice actor. After listening to The Villain (Part 1) I just couldn’t wait for Audible to release this book, so I had to read this one while I waited. This performance is as flawless as the first book, and brings much needed closure to issues left open in The Villain. If you indulged in The Villain, then you probably don’t need to be coaxed into acquiring The Dove. If you happen to have stumbled across this title without having enjoyed Part 1, you should definitely experience The Villain first. This one is definitely on my very short lost of audiobooks I listen to over and over.

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  • G C
  • 03-10-18

GREAT FOLLOW-UP STORY!

What a great follow-up to the first book, I am in love with this series! This story is just as captivating as the first story (The Villain). The narration was superb and gave that extra flair to the story. It will keep you entertained. This author does a great job with her character builds and plot, keep up the good work! I will be reading other books by this author as soon as I can. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lynn
  • 23-09-18

A great book

This book not only is hot but it is a wonderful good story. I enjoyed it and regret that I have finished the series. The character development was rich. Darcy Stark does a fabulous job near rating. It’s Irish brogue and female voices are believable. He has one of the most sexy voices I’ve ever heard.absolutely wonderful!

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  • Janelle
  • 20-09-18

Couldn’t put down

Great read. Pretty hot and steamy!
Narrator was awesome. Male voice a little weird but not bad.

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