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Author: Loretta Chase Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Dressmakers Series Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9780062404787
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Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can't see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax's nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford.

Though he's unexpectedly found himself in line to inherit a dukedom, Radford's never been part of fashionable society, and the blonde beauty, though not entirely bereft of brains, isn't part of his plans. But Clara overwhelms even his infallible logic, and when wedlock looms, all he can do is try not to lose his head over her . . .

It's an inconvenient marriage by ordinary standards, but these two are far from ordinary. Can the ton's most adored heiress and London's most difficult bachelor fall victim to their own unruly desires?

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  • “An intelligent, witty, sexy romance with two well-matched characters. The unconventional hero and the independent heroine are the type of characters modern-day readers gravitate toward. The tinge of mystery…along with the sharp repartee, laugh-out-loud humor, and steamy sexual tension—make this a stand-out read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “A scintillating and sensual read…In addition to the powerful social commentary on women’s roles in society and the life of youth in London’s poverty-ridden back alleys and schools, Chase’s tongue-in-cheek tone captures tender and humorous nuances in character descriptions and actions, creating fully realized characters and a rich plot.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This cleverly plotted, vividly descriptive historical evokes the flavor of pre-Victorian England with flair, precision, and all the appropriate class clashes…With flawless research, exquisite sensuality, and brilliant repartee that extends to the bedroom, this is another unforgettable winner from the impeccable Chase.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Chase…deftly stitches together superbly nuanced characters, a captivating plot that realistically deals with both the glitter and grime of the Regency era, and a graceful writing style fueled by a resplendent sense of wit to create a romance to cherish.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The unconventional pairing of an aristocrat and a barrister, plus an exploration of London poverty and the well-intentioned ‘ragged schools,’ adds fascinating social and historical texture. Chase retains her well-earned star status.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Kate Reading skillfully lays out the unique romance of Barrister Oliver Radford and the forthright Lady Clara Fairfax…With their shared love of debate, both characters might have come across as prosy, but Reading avoids this trap, hinting at Oliver’s vulnerability and voicing Lady Clara with melodious humor and just the right touch of firmness. Reading keeps the pace moving through Oliver’s and Lady Clara’s many trials, literal and otherwise. Her delightfully acrobatic renderings of the verbal sparring between the protagonists are the high points of the production.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 12/11/2017

    " Relaxing, as I like the romances to be. One of not many stories where you do not have read again and again about how experienced the man is. Some plot and action as well. Refreshing, good romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Lockhart | 7/11/2016

    " This Amanda Quick book was filled with romance, mystery and humor. I loved Lavinia. When she got her and Tobias thrown out of the house party on the first night I couldn't stop laughing. I liked their working relationship as well as their romance. I'd read more Amanda Quick with these characters. "

About the Author

Loretta Chase is the author of seven series and three stand-alone novels. She has worked in academe, in retail, in the visual arts, and in video as a scriptwriter. Finding reality too improbable, she turned to writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early nineteenth century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA and the RT Book Reviews' Historical Romance Award.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.