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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,651 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bastion Club Novels Release Date:
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The men of the Bastion Club proved their bravery secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader faces the most dangerous mission of all: finding a bride.

As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club, known as “Dalziel,” Royce Varisey, tenth Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England’s most august noble titles, he must now take on the gravest duty of all: marriage.

Yet the young ladies the grande dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle’s willful and determinedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene façade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort and his nights with sheer pleasure. Determined to claim her, he embarks on a seduction to prove his mastery over every inch of her body—and every piece of her heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An outstanding story of love, honor, and commitment. The characters’ behavior reflects the deepest meanings of these words. The depth and intensity of their feelings show what romance and love really mean.”

    Romantic Times, Top Pick

  •  “Laurens brings her Bastion Club series to a splendid conclusion with the story of the club leader’s own romantic comeuppance. Composed of equal measures of sexy romance and dangerous intrigue, Mastered by Love is irresistible.”

    Booklist

  • “Erotically specific yet emotionally touching and infinitely romantic, this electrically charged, danger-tinged romance deliciously concludes Laurens’ Bastion Club series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Vintage Laurens: excellent plot, erotic love scenes, mystery, and danger.”

    UK Historical Novels Review

  • Mastered by Love is what historical romance is all about! A spellbinding story. This one is definitely a keeper.”

    TheRomanceReadersConnection.com

  • “The humor, romance, and intrigue kept me flipping the pages to discover the next secret hidden within its covers. Stephanie Laurens has another winner on her hands.”

    Coffee Time Romance, 5 Cups rating

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Brenda Britton | 2/17/2014

    " Now we learn who Dalziel is; a great conclusion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Freya | 2/6/2014

    " One of the better ones in the series but still a bit too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Anna | 1/24/2014

    " Though it was a good book kindof fell same old same old. The story with different characters seems a redo of Beyond Seduction (#6). I have to confess i have not read all the books in order or when they released just as they appear/available on the library book shelfs, so that is coloring my impression. But I do think as the gist of it the story lines were very very similar. The only thing that had me reading to the end to figure out if the traitor dies. U can kindof say who is the traitor before the end as he is sleeping with the sister. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Freida Stewart | 1/21/2014

    " Another wonderful book by Stephanie Laurens. It completes this series wonderfully. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance! "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens, a New York Times bestselling author, began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels about the masterful Cynster cousins captivated readers, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She subsequently introduced the equally unforgettable members of the Bastion Club, as well as several other series. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two cats, she has been writing historical romance novels in her signature “Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style for more than twenty 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 eleven 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.