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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Balogh Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mistress Trilogy Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781455818884
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While Lady Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely. Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of loyalty, respect, and decorum. But arriving in London to take his seat in the House of Lords, he is derailed by Angeline, an exquisite bird of paradise seemingly devoted to sending his predictable life into chaos. From the brilliant hues of her fashion to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage. Angeline knows that Edward’s proposal is born of duty, not love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline believes that Edward’s dedication to convention will melt behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For a proper wife by day can become a husband’s secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the RT Award in 2011 for Best Regency-set Historical Romance

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/14/2014

    " The mistress theme was a rather shaky appendage, only there to make this book fit in with the series. It started out okay but got farcical and silly towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/7/2014

    " Read much better books by her...it was OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tishea Davis-hackamack | 2/7/2014

    " This is not one of my favorite stories by this author but it wasn't bad. It was a middle-of-the-road story and the characters were a tiny bit bland. I don't know that I would read it again but I won't throw it away either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/1/2014

    " I give it 2.5 stars. It was an OK book. Not a lot of excitement. I am glad that I checked it out from the library and did not pay for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 1/23/2014

    " Sweet romance primarily between the exuberant Angeline and the stolid Edward that at times reminded me of a Shakespearean comedy with all the maneuverings among couples. Angeline's essential kindness and joyfulness was very appealing, and I have to admit, I don't mind at all the 'dull dog' hero who is woken up by a joyful heroine. The one thing that niggled was the whole 'secret mistress' thing that seemed forced on, not at all congruent with the tone of the rest of the book. I guess it was to keep it in line with the previous two books in the trilogy, but still, it just didn't work for me. 4.5 stars "

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

    " I needed something light and fluffy. It fit the bill. I did find myself skimming or even outright skipping parts, especially at the end. It did drag on a bit unnecessarily. I think I need some loud bonnets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aviva | 1/18/2014

    " It's a historical romance, which is not everyone's cup of tea, but Balogh's writing is delightful and it was a fun, light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 1/15/2014

    " This was a nice, though sometimes predictable, love story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Síafra | 1/12/2014

    " The title and description do not do the story justice. It was not what I had expected "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 12/9/2013

    " what a great fun trashy novel with their misunderstanding, foolish behaviors and funny ways of looking at each other. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristy | 11/18/2013

    " I did not care for this book or the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 11/7/2013

    " Meh, predictable and not all that racy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/26/2013

    " Lolzy matchmaking hijinks, rakes, and a house party! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzie | 2/1/2013

    " The book kept jumping back in forth with the characters. If a reader was not really paying attention they would get very confused. The book was bland. It did not have a lot of excitement. It was on the boring side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/2/2013

    " It is a romance novel, what do you expect? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamra | 8/21/2012

    " Enjoyed the characters, but it was very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hortencia | 7/25/2012

    " My favourite in the Dudley series. Lord Heyward is a wonderful character, as is Angeline. Their confusion towards one another was well written and believable. Balogh has a reputation for being one of the best Regency writers out there, a reputation that is well deserved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica Peters | 6/22/2012

    " I just loved this. It's rare a romance novel that makes me laugh out loud, but this one did. I like that it's not overly serious and the heroine isn't in grave peril. I'm trying to figure out how Balogh made a heroine who is both silly and interesting, because that's not easy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexy Harper | 5/28/2012

    " My rating for this book is more 3.5 then 4. I loved Lady Angeline Dudley's character in the other two books of the series and though I think more could have been done with this book, I enjoyed it mainly because of her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 3/19/2012

    " I was quite pleasantly surprised by this book. The characters at first seemed contrived: the ditsy lady and steadfast young man. However, they were both developed nicely and I liked the secondary characters too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommyreview.com | 10/9/2011

    " Simple romance that drags some... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 8/16/2011

    " I guess it was nothing earth-shattering but I find Balogh's books comforting, and I adored the hero and heroine. Especially the hero. So glad we finally got a book about these two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 7/12/2011

    " My grade: B+. Angeline and Edward are delightful. I laughed and smiled and enjoyed a lovely read. They are certainly not your usual protagonists. Angeline is a chatterbox and Edward is steady-as-a-rock sensible. Yes, they are perfect for each other. I appreciated the epilogue, as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 2/19/2011

    " Top notch Regency romance. See Booklist for review. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh grew up in Wales, and after graduating from university moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English. Her first Regency love story, A Masked Deception, was published in 1985. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet, the Simply quartet, and the Huxtable quintet. Her novel Simply Magic was a finalist for the Quill Award.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.