Virtuous Scoundrel

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN8600
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511305877
Narrator/s: Sue Pitkin
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Sebastian Sherbrook, a self-proclaimed scoundrel and the newly minted Marquess of Manwaring, returns to London after his estranged uncle dies, intent on reforming his rakish image once and for all. Yet through no fault of his own, he's soon embroiled in the biggest scandal of the Season, and his secret plans to court the only woman he's ever wanted are in shambles. Lady Katherine Manwaring knows her poor opinion of her late husband's nephew isn't about to change, even if the Times has dubbed him "The Singlemost Beautiful Man In London." When fate casts Sebastian upon her mercy, however, she learns two shocking truths: he may not be the scoundrel his reputation suggests, and he's hopelessly in love.with her. But an irate squire, an even more irate dog, several dawn appointments, meddling friends, and a touch of blackmail aren't the only things that stand in the way of their happy ending. Can Katherine accept Sebastian's love-and will he still want her if he learns her own dark secret?

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Author(s): Maggie Fenton
Genre: Romance

Professional reviews

"Sue Pitkin narrates this alternately touching and turbulent tale, which begins with mutually unrequited love. Sebastian Sherbrook returns to London to assume the title of a despised uncle and settle affairs with Lady Katherine Manwaring, the late uncle's newly minted widow. Katherine and Sebastian have long secretly adored each other, but there are impediments, obvious and otherwise. Pitkin differentiates cleanly between characters even amid some challenging dialogue. Sideshows, including interfering friends, enthusiastic pets, and an inept dognapping plot, are given proper over-the-top treatment as they collude to teach the would-be lovers to trust each other and admit their feelings. At her best in moments of straightforward narrative, Pitkin delivers madcap descriptions with the infectious relish of a downstairs housemaid who only just witnessed it all. T.M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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