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Summary

Wishing for change....

Five years of widowhood and the imminent marriage of her son as well as her daughter nearing college age have left Josephine Prescott at loose ends. When a golden-haired rogue, 13 years her junior, propositions her, she immediately dismisses him. She’s a proper Victorian lady after all, yet a lady can only protest so much. 

Playing for pleasure....

Benedict Fitzgerald, talented pianist and maestro, wants a new lover and Josephine is ripe for seduction. The age difference intrigues him as does her willingness for sexual adventure, and as the relationship deepens, it plays out like the notes in a beautiful waltz. 

Thwarted by circumstance....

Their busy lives don’t lead to the scandalous liaison either of them envisioned, and Benedict doesn't count on being so captivated by Josie, or that the stunning widow would embody his musical muse. Stolen moments together, even quicker sexual trysts don’t satisfy. They both want more, but gossip and familial interests oppose their possible match. 

Bound by love....

Will their relationship end in a discordant disaster or culminate as a pleasing symphony? Only they can decide. 

©2016 Sandra Sookoo (P)2019 Sandra Sookoo

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Thank you Sandra

absolutely brilliant book my review for this book is excellent quality would recommend this book x

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 04-03-19

Older Woman, a Widow, and Younger Man

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Josie is widow for 5 years, in her late 30’s in the 1890’s. She is at her oldest child’s engagement party when she
i is eyes with Benedict...known for loving women and enjoying himself for a short time with them, A flirt and lover.
Their meeting causes sparks in a lonely Josie and an intrigued Benedict.
The dance around their attraction, the excitement of their trysts..and the awakening of feelings..plus the societal and familial attitudes.
A romantic, enjoyable story..I just disliked the way the narrator’s male voice..snobbish, bored and not how I would envision them to sound.

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  • Aida A Lorenzana
  • 27-08-21

Beautiful love story

Oh amazing book awesome story we need more books like this this author is amazing and one of my favorites this is a must read or must listen happy reading

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  • Tdavid
  • 26-02-21

not your typical pair... enchanting!

I enjoyed reading/listening to this book! it hit all the emotions you want from a storyline. not your typical pair... enchanting! & very well written. anticipation, laughter, passion, obstacles & love 💘... im ready to listen to her next audiobook.

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  • cheryl
  • 11-11-20

A most entertaining story

I did enjoy this very much. Josie is a widow and is longing for an adventure. She sure is a sassy lady and not afraid to go along with her desires. Benedict is a much younger man and has quite a reputation with the ladies. Benedict does seem to be quite mature for his age in some respects. Could what starts as a wager develop into something more and would the age gap make a difference? The narrator, Annaliese Rennie, has such an easy voice to listen to, the story just flowed. Annaliese really brought the characters to life .

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  • Pamela
  • 13-10-20

Excellent narrator!!

I enjoyed this story, however I felt it could’ve had more depth to the characters and plot. However, the narration was excellent. This narrator was able to give each character a different voice and I did lot notice any mistakes in editing or pronunciation as I often do.

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  • bhughesrn
  • 17-03-20

An older widow and a younger man find love in Victorian times.

An unusual romance for me. A older widow and a Maestro 13 years her junior I the Victorian era was taboo. Can they fight the societal issues to curb their burgeoning romance? You’ll have to read/listen to find out. I loved this story by Sandra Sookoo. I didn’t care for the narration, especially the attempt at the male voice. A good story that had me listening into early in the morning. I recommend this audiobook. I received this copy from the author and am voluntarily reviewing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-11-19

enjoyable

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was an excellent book

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 09-04-19

A Maestro of an audio

This is my first listen for both the author and narrator. This is a fast pace audio . It touches a subject that is a no no on in the time period. The subject is a historical listen . There is suspense. This shows what loves is all about. The male characters is a Maestro and a younger man who is interested in having a love affair with a older woman.

The narrator Annalise Rennie was good . She did all the characters voices great . Her voice is strong and smooth

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  • Rosy Reads
  • 26-03-19

Narration Wasn't Suited for the Story

When I applied to review this book, (my review is voluntarily being exchanged for a copy of the work) I thought that I would be okay with the whole younger man/older woman trope, I just don't think this book did it much justice. I found the heroine to be annoying, and the hero to be creepy. I don't think this would have been the case had I physically read this book because upon reflection I don't think that the narrator was suited for this story.

I'm not sure who makes the decisions in production with narration, so I'm not blaming anyone, I just don't feel like this narrator was suited for the book. She was a very talented narrator, but half of an audiobook is the narration and this one just didn't cut it. It made the characters come off as creepy and I didn't like the southern accent. Overall, 2.5 stars.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 25-03-19

Interesting and Original Historical Romance

This was my first Sandra Sookoo's book. This is an original Historical Romance, between a widow/older woman, and a maestro/younger man. Josephine and Benedict's story is interesting. They share an instant attraction, but their relationship isn't easy accepted by the Victorian Society. This was a fun, sexy, and entertaining listen. Anneliese Rennie did a good narration, and all characters were easy to distinguish. She has a great voice, but her male voice wasn't really convincing. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.