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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781423314905
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The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings’s grand house. Louisa never saw it coming.…

Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn’t possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation, meant to distract the armed guard who was about to catch the pair in a place they most definitely did not belong. After all, in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles, Louisa Bryce was no man’s idea of an alluring female. Clearly, the only thing a catch like Anthony Stalbridge had in common with a wallflower like Louisa was a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings - a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, thrown into each other’s arms by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth.

Each has a personal reason for the quest. Months earlier, Anthony’s fiancée threw herself into the Thames—or at least, that is the version whispered in London’s social circles. Anthony believes someone else may have had a hand in her death—and a murderous one at that. Louisa, whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery, is convinced that Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. When Anthony successfully cracks Hastings’s hidden safe and discovers highly incriminating evidence, it appears that both their instincts were correct.

But Hastings is hiding far more than jewels and ledger books. Bringing him to justice will be more perilous than Louisa and Anthony anticipate—and their partnership will be more heated than either expects. For the two share a thrilling attraction to danger, and it is not only Anthony’s curiosity that Louisa arouses.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Travis | 2/19/2014

    " This is the 24th book by Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) and subsequently the 24th that I've read. If you like one of her books, you will probably like them all. They all (if memory serves) have a darkly handsome and worldly hero and a slightly irreverent heroine, who are nearly always bespectacled. The chemistry between the two leads is always politely passionate. They get into just enough peril to make for a slightly mysterious plot, and they consistently have surprising (to the heroine) sexual chemistry. The dialog is ceaselessly clever, catchy and, yes, polite. In this story Anthony Stalbridge and Louisa Bryce get into just the right amount of danger to make for that fairytale Quick finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/17/2014

    " It's a good quick fun read. The book is a historical romance and follows the forumla boy and girl meet eventually fall in love she has some deep secret she thinks will prevent the marriage. That being said Amanda Quick open the story with a kiss and dash of adventure and keeps up the pace. Her characters were well developed and she keeps you wondering how she is going to acheive the recquired happy ending. I don't stay up late to finish books anymore but I stayed up late for this one. Debbie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/15/2014

    " Another great one, loved it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileend | 1/31/2014

    " It's a mystery/romance, and for what it is, it's pretty good. I listened to the audio version, and Katherine Kellgren is amazing with accents. I'm no prude, but the sex scenes were somehow both clinical and sappy. Let's just say that the only time I want to hear the word "shaft" is referring to elevators or blaxplotation flicks. And, in an audiobook, it's a bit more difficult to skim past those parts. I liked Iain Pear's "Stone's Fall" better in all respects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/29/2014

    " A very enjoyable listening experience. Not too serious, good banter and an interesting mystery to unravel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/28/2014

    " an enjoyable fast paced investigation with some great humour and stacks of romance along the way "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/20/2014

    " I learned something about the Polite World and the poor widows who become prostitutes to pay off their husband debts (yea, right). The main character solves mysterious suicides,has an illicet affair, and champions modern dress of no peticoats (since you can't run in them and they drag you down if you jump in a river) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Mason | 1/9/2014

    " This book was a fun read. The only thing that I would warn against are the sex scenes. There are a couple and I just knew when to skip a few pages. They were easy to avoid. There a few profanities also. I enjoyed this book though and really like Amanda's style of writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 1/4/2014

    " An entertaining novel. I would have given three stars except for the few very explicit passages... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoy Quick's fast-paced, easy read books like this one. The characters are endearing and with the mystery and twists, it was enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Gilbert | 12/17/2013

    " Only read this book once. It loses the magic in the re-reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Ziegler | 7/8/2013

    " Smart, book loving heroines down on their luck are a guilty reading pleasure of mine. It's the direct result of growing up with Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables, Victoria Holt, Phillippa Carr, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/18/2013

    " I love reading Amanda Quick in the holidays. This one I found a little formulaic compared to others, but a fun read none-the-less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Hernandez | 4/16/2013

    " Omg!!! I love this book once I read the first page I was stuck on it lol... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 10/25/2012

    " Always love AQ, she is a fast read for me so I read this in two days. As always a wonderful book that takes you back to the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 8/27/2011

    " This was a fun mystery romance. I enjoyed reading it and it often made me chuckle out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathyred | 7/6/2011

    " An well-written romance, this actually talks consistently about the limited options women faced at the time. The story also weaves in themes of the popular press and penny dreadfuls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/17/2010

    " Fun. Non-annoying. Likeable hero. Entertaining side plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 1/3/2010

    " Not her best or worst. Not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 9/3/2009

    " Enjoyable sweet romance/mystery. Not quit a four star, but close. Mysteries are not my favorite venues but the characters were endearing and the plot well thought out by Ms. Quick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zazzu | 4/4/2009

    " Not her best, but a nice Amanda Quick romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latisha | 2/13/2009

    " It was great. Took a while to get into it.But when you do... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breezy | 11/7/2008

    " It was ok, not sure I'll pick up anymore by her though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 10/25/2008

    " Good trash, nice interwoven story. Loved the stuff about women's clothing movement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 10/10/2008

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Story was very captivating. "

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About the Author
Author Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz’s acclaimed New York Times betstsellers include Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Soft Focus, Eye of the Beholder, Flash, and Grand Passion. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle, and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. She holds a degree in library science from San Jose State University and previously worked as a librarian at Duke University.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.