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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,629 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Bastion Club Novels Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781470804718
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They proved their bravery fighting for His Majesty’s Secret Service and were rewarded with brides of great beauty and breeding. But one member of the Bastion Club has remained a bachelor—until now.

“Christian, I need your help. There is no one else I can turn to…L.”

When Christian Allardyce, sixth Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life. He never forgot the feel of her lips against his, but he never expected to see her again. Yet now she seeks his help, and Christian knows he will not resist her plea.

Letitia believes that Christian abandoned her when she needed him most, and she hates to call on his aid. But to clear her brother’s name, she has sworn to use every weapon at her command, even if it means seducing her ex-lover. Yet all the while, Christian is waging a war of his own—a campaign of pure pleasure and sweet revenge that will take them both beyond the edge of desire.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Top Pick! The Bastion Club’s latest installment features an ultrapassionate and honorable hero and a prideful heroine, along with a masterfully crafted murder mystery—loaded with red herrings…Another not-to-be-missed, can’t-put-it-down keeper.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Another not-to-be-missed, can’t-put-it-down keeper.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Ms. Laurens delves into the social distinctions between classes in this wickedly captivating romance. Watching her portrayal of Letitia’s famous temper as it bursts will have readers rolling in laughter.”

    Fresh Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 1/8/2014

    " I sorta liked the whole concept...but it was sooooo dragged out! I actually couldn't finish it. I usually finish a book in one night but I found myself taking 2 nights to only read 210 pages because I kept putting it down out of boredom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 12/7/2013

    " A Regency romance with a who-done-it mystery. The predictable: both thought the other had abandoned them, reunion, finding the truth. I like Laurens but I felt this had a lot of sizzling sex. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda G | 11/26/2013

    " I enjoy "HR" novel but S. Laurens novels sometimes feel like a "cookie cutter". It's almost like she just changes the the names of heroine & hero and just changes the settings so some of her novels have the feel of "sameness" but not all. I kept on reading because I really wanted to know who murdered Randall so I there was interest enough for me. Some of my favorites from SL is "On a wild night" and "On a wild dawn". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 11/22/2013

    " This book has a great element of mystery to it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 11/2/2013

    " I have been slowing down on reading Stephanie Laurens, since she has joined the writers who think frequent sentence fragmentation and unnecessary and additional paragraphs add something to the writing. As far as I can tell, it just makes the writing choppy. I wanted to at least finish the Bastion Club books before dropping her altogether, however. If you skip the sex scenes that add absolutely nothing to the plot and get very repetitive throughout the series (I regularly skip them in almost all books where they are obviously a digression from the story-line), the rest of the book isn't bad. Lady Letitia is meant to be an upper aristocrat and Stephanie Laurens pulls this off well. You can almost hear her regally proclaim as you read. Her male prototypes leave something to be desired, but then so do most female writer's males. Maybe it's something we just cannot get, although I find Jayne Ann Krentz's males to be totally and sometimes humorously believable, so it is evidently not impossible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 10/19/2013

    " Picked this up at the airport in Las Vegas out of desperation after missing my flight. To put it simply, this book is absolutely terrible. I passed it off to a friend who is a fan of earlier books by author Laurens and she thought it was awful too. Went directly to the donation pile. Really an awful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberlee | 10/18/2013

    " Yeah I know who Daziel is - I can't WAIT for his book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 10/1/2013

    " Did not finish ... this one was just not doing anything for me at the time. I will try again later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 9/1/2013

    " Another Bastion Club novel, believe this is the penultimate as Dalziel is the last bachelor. I'm a little bored by the whole group at this point... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbra | 8/6/2013

    " This author keeps your interest with all of her inventive story lines. Although a lot of explicit sex this can be eliminated by reading the first sentence of each paragraph until you get back to the initial story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 6/2/2013

    " I thought it was pretty good. I felt that it took too long to get to the heart of the story, but in the end it turned out well. I was pleased and would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dancer | 6/2/2013

    " This is one of the better books in this series. The character development is strong although the book's ending is a bit too contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marietta | 5/26/2013

    " I've always liked Stephanie Laurens. Her heroes are always good guys, persistent alphas, monogamous, and yes, the heroins have to be won, but this just wore me out. I don't know if I'll finally finish it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Mcdonald | 4/18/2013

    " More like a 4.5 Yes, it was slow in some spots, it took her too long to finally accept Christian, even though she was sleeping with him from the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/6/2013

    " I liked it but I wish I had the chance to red-line the book. The sections on the mystery moved well but the author often pauses in tense moments and stretches the text far longer than necessary with lengthy, repetitive descriptions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne Salzwedel | 4/4/2013

    " Bastion Club; ;last one; her husband is killed and she asks her old lover for help "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 7/7/2012

    " Bastion Club Christian Allardyce "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 7/1/2012

    " This seventh book in the Bastion Club series was okay. The story wasn't fabulous and I only finished it because I read the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tuesday's Child | 3/23/2012

    " I don't know why i bothered to finish it.Sometimes you need fluffy books, but this was about 100 pages too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Titis Wardhana | 3/15/2012

    " Gara-gara ditinggal Christian pergi perang, pas Letitia kebingungan, ngirim surat ke Christian gak dibales2, ahirnya dia merit sama Randall, trus baru ketauan identitas Randall yang sebenernya pas dia uda mati... "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens, a #1 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 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.