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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cecilia Grant Narrator: Susan Erickse Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blackshear Family Series Release Date:
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In the emotionally rich and deeply passionate first book in a new series by Cecilia Grant, a deal with a rumored rogue turns a proper young woman into A Lady Awakened.

Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes … for a fee.

Theophilus Mirkwood ought to be insulted. He should be appalled. But how can he resist this siren in widow’s weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempting to decline? Determined she’ll get her money’s worth, Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to the pleasures of the flesh—only to find her dead set against taking any enjoyment in the scandalous bargain. Surely she can’t resist him forever. But could a lady’s sweet surrender open their hearts to the most unexpected arrival of all: love?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This intriguing debut blends erotic themes into a plotline that has been used before, but never in this way. A desperate heroine, a wickedly sexy hero, an unexpected passion, and strong storytelling along with compelling characterization mark Grant as one to watch.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy Hollingsworth | 2/15/2014

    " A fun look at proper society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leiah | 1/28/2014

    " This was really difficult to get into, the only thing that kept me interested was Theo. The ending was decent. I don't know if I'll read any more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elli | 1/26/2014

    " Very very good novel that pulled me in, though it wasn't a stay up until its done. Interaction btw the main protagonists was great & I loved how both grew over the course of the book. Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gloriavirtutisumbra | 1/22/2014

    " I only read this because the guy was named Theophilus. I apologize in advance for reading so much fuzzy brain candy right now. Unexpected theme, interesting injection of realism in a regency romp. I look forward to this author's future work. "

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About the Author

Cecilia Grant is the author of the historical romance novels A Lady Awakened and A Gentleman Undone. The holder of a degree in English, Grant makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her fellow writer husband, two bookish children, and non-literary cat and dog.