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Twelve Nights as His Mistress

Rescued from Ruin, Book 6
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Series: Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 5.5
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
3.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Wooing may not be his strong suit....

Admittedly, when it comes to courtship, the marquess of Wallingham's strategy has been a few roses short of a bouquet. Charles Bainbridge has spent two long years wooing the woman he loves, waiting patiently until he is half-mad. Now, at a winter hunting party, he has one last chance to persuade her they are meant to be. This time, he won't let meaningless doubts, his meddling mother, or a few mishaps and mangled bonnets stand in his way.  

...and passion may not be hers...

Safe and comfortable inside her tidy, carefully ordered existence, Julia Willoughby has never known longing like this. Others see Charles as the quiet, manageable sort. Julia sees the truth: This dragon's son has a fire of his own. Enough to sear her with a touch, a glance, a kiss. For the sake of his happiness, she refuses to bind him in a childless union. Her heart, however, isn't so easily convinced, for it wants Charles rather madly.  

...but a marquess must do what a marquess must do....

Outraged at the thought of losing her to a dusty country squire, Charles makes a final offer: Spend 12 nights in his bed, and if she can still deny they are perfect for each other, he will let her go. But not before thoroughly tempting the lovely, stubborn Julia to trade sensible predictability for the sweet chaos of true love.  

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Elisa Braden (P)2018 Tantor

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Wooing Julia!

After wooing Julia for ages, Charles eventually resorts to challenging her to spend 'Twelve Nights as his Mistress'....... which was probably the cleverest thing that he could do.
This story was full of the love of two people for each other, who had both been married before and who just couldn't seem to successfully land up together on a permanent basis ... until that ultimatum.
As for the characters, you have just got to love Julia and Charles and of course one has to hate the conniving actions of his mother.
Julia has some nervous quirks which turn out to be quite sweet while one has to admire the persistence of Charles.
The the characters are a delight, the story is quite novel and very nicely written and easy to follow but I did have a small problem with some of the pronunciation of some of the words by the narrator, Mary Sarah, (e.g 'back' became 'baak') and I wasn't sure if it was just her accent or misreading of the words and found this was a bit annoying because I had to keep on going back in the audio to try and work out what was being said. But other than the pronunciation problem, the rest of her narration was quite pleasant.
Would I recommend the story? A definite 'yes'!

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All about the courtship.

It is all about a widow who thinks she is barren and the Hero. He never planned to marry again, but the widow needs marriage, so he changes his mind and she resists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

Love at Last

Loved the book at the narrator. Elisa Braden is a fabulous writer and Mary Sarah delivers a great narration. Charles has been a widower for almost 15 years when he finally has found the woman of his dreams. They only problem is she's married to his friend. But when his friend dies Julia thinks it is wrong to act on those feelings. She will deny herself the love she deserves because she thinks she is barren. A beautifully written and loved the ending!!!

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  • Janie W.
  • 26-09-19

Charlie Charlie

My least favorite of this series but still a 4star that’s saying something. Ms. Braden has a wonderful talent to weave a seductive tale. Romance at its finest.