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Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Bastion Club Novels Release Date: December 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483067438

Publisher Description

A little bit wild and undeniably brave, the gentlemen of the Bastion Club have pursued adventures far and wide. But their exploits at home could prove to be the riskiest of all as they hunt an elusive target: the perfect bride.

In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, sixth Earl of Crowhurst, swears he’ll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he’ll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne.

Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole—there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are not compatible in every way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss—and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.

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Quotes

  • “Laurens spices up her superbly sensual, elegantly written love story with a generous measure of intrigue, and the results are splendidly entertaining.”

    - Booklist
  • “A reliable serving of rogues and romance.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A fast paced, action-packed historical romance. Stephanie Laurens has another winner on her hands.”

    - Romance Readers Connection
  • “Regency era novel as well as a full-bodied romantic mystery—in Beyond Seduction you get both.”

    - Romance Reviews Today

Awards

  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I got really bogged down in the middle of this book, but ended up glad that I finished it. Some funny and suspenseful moments near the end (albeit a very long epilogue). I do appreciate how the heroines hold their own with the heroes in these stories. "

    - Carla, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I kept comparing this to the Brady Bunch for romance novels...so many young ones running about causing mischief for the hero and heroine. Though similar to other tales, I love how it was Madeline who knew all the ropes and held the most honor, and it was Gervase who had to step up and prove himself "

    - Ashley, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bastion Club; comes home to find spy and wed locate girl "

    - Dianne, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I just love these strong women characters especially tall women accepted in a man's world! Great light reading for holidays. "

    - Barbara, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Grammatically, this book is a sad collection of fragment sentences and redundant descriptions. However, this is like fudge sauce on my ice cream after eating my peas (blech!). Sometimes, I'm just in the mood for silly reading. "

    - Lindsey, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was too long but I got through it. "

    - Freya, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love books that does not make women seem weak! Was well written and well told "

    - Kiki, 10/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The latest in the Bastion Club series. Laurens maintains her abilitly to provide interesting, believable characters and well-written passion. Looking forward to the next in the series. "

    - Kathy, 10/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good straight forward romance, with a tad bit of intrigue thrown in. "

    - Gennielc, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was OK. Happy loved it. We had it on in the car on the way to SC. I thought it was too long. "

    - Karen, 10/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the extra characters in this book I thought they seemed playful both the sisters and the brothers were just good additions. I can't believe how BLIND Madline is in this book though I mean come ON! But it was a good book... just not a favorite "

    - Stephanie, 10/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I am only reading this series because I bought it as a series, if you skip the middle one hundred pages it is OK, not historical, and not very good, but most certainly fiction. "

    - Frances, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Better than the last one I read... not quite so dirty! "

    - Jessica, 5/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " good read. The thing I loved most was that the heroine was not some tiny female. Being a tall woman myself, I enjoyed that Gervase referred to Madeline as his valkyrie. "

    - Brittany, 5/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love trashy romance novels, you always know what you are going to get. This one, however, was a little disappointing even by that low standard. "

    - Rena, 4/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " ive forgotten what ive read of the other books in this series, but i enjoyed this one. :) "

    - Alisa, 4/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great addition to the Bastion Club series! "

    - Amy, 12/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Second from last in the Bastion Club series. Good plot and I liked revisiting old characters. "

    - Lisa, 5/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the better Stephanie Laurens books. She provides likeable characters and a mystery. Plenty of hurdles in which her hero and heroine clear with admirable courage. "

    - BookMaven, 4/24/2012

About the Author

Stephanie Laurens, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She has been writing historical romance novels in her signature “Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style for many years.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.