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A desperate situation calls for dangerous deeds....

Proud heiress Arabella Larke has little respect for rules and no time for scruples - not when she faces marriage to a man she loathes and fears. Determined to save herself, Arabella comes up with a plan: a fake engagement with her childhood nemesis, Guy Roth, Marquess of Hardbury, recently returned home after years away. To Arabella’s surprise, Guy has become strong, honorable, and unexpectedly attractive...but he refuses to even hear her plan.

After leaving England to escape his corrupt, controlling father, Guy has vowed never to do anyone’s bidding again - certainly not Arabella’s. To Guy’s surprise, Arabella has become intriguing, quick-witted, and unexpectedly attractive, but he has enough drama trying to gain custody of his younger sisters, and he wants nothing to do with her dubious schemes.

Until Arabella shows up at his house one night, and Guy finds himself entangled to a dangerous degree....

Warm, witty, and moving, this historical romance tells the story of a proud, flawed lady and the man brave enough to love her. ​

​Longhope Abbey​ series:

A Beastly Kind of Earl

A Dangerous Kind of Lady

A Wicked Kind of Husband

Each book in this series can be listened to as a stand-alone, and the books can be listened to in any order. As the characters move through the same world, they do appear in each other's stories, but without any overarching plot.

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  • 31-10-20

I liked this

But not as much as the previous two books. I love Arabella but wanted to smack her a couple of times. This first few chapters are difficult because no one would listen and it was frustrating. I also wanted to smack Guy a few times since he was SO obstinate. However the book just gets better and better.

Kate Reading is terrific. Highly recommend.

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  • Trosado
  • 19-12-20

5 Stars!!

I've enjoyed each of Mia Vincy's stories, but I'm tempted to say that this might be my favorite. If not favorite, a very close second.

Because Vincy has written some strong and independent-minded women, the angst of this oppressed heroine who felt imprisoned by her father’s stipulations, was unexpected and it hit me hard. I blame my 21st century mindset, rather than the heroine or her predicament. I really liked Arabella and felt she was an honest portrayal of a female straddling the line between independence and aristocratic propriety.

My fascination with the hero (Guy) is hard to explain. He wasn't the typical rake or rogue, yet he did periodically come across as arrogant. Oftentimes, while purposefully playing the antagonist with Arabella. Even in those times, he was humble when Arabella pointed out his entitled past. Their childhood history was a fun precursor to their enemies to love romance. Yet, it was their antagonistic repartee, a revolting and perverted fiance, and a conniving extended family that increased the angst ten-fold. For this romance reader, Guy and Arabella's eventual relationship was well-earned.

While a happy ending is the definition of the romance genre, I'm sometimes dissatisfied with how they're executed (ie. cheesy lines, ott grand gestures.) Without a doubt, Vincy excelled in this book. While I enjoyed the story from the beginning, the final chapter had me breathless. It was the literal definition of romantic "feels." And, I mean, chest heavy, dopamine-addled romantic euphoria. One of the best and most romantic endings of the year. Finally, as always, Kate Reading was a fantastic narrator.

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  • Sue
  • 13-11-20

Love it!!

Mia Vincy is my absolute favorite author. The writing is funny and the humor dry. I can hardly wait for her next book. Kate Reading is the perfect narrator and makes the whole thing perfect!! Hurry up Miss Vincy another book please!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-11-20

I wasted a credit

I could not get past the first chapter from introduction the main female character was annoying and I could not commit to listening to someone who is just gonna annoy me.

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  • PennyLou
  • 13-02-21

Best of the series

Mia and Kate knocked it out of the park with this book. The repartee between Arabella and Guy Roth was hilarious at times. I laughed out loud throughout the book. This book is the perfect blend of romance, humor and pathos. Arabella and Guy each have their own demons...both are looking for love and acceptance. Following them as they found what they were looking for...in each other....was a fine romp.

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  • Jamila Muse
  • 12-01-21

loved it!

This book was romantic of course! Humorous and practical. I love the way that they showed both sides of a woman and how a woman can be feminine without being dainty.

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  • Angelina S.
  • 08-01-21

Intense

If I had to use one word to describe this book, it would be “intense”. Everything in it is so incredibly serious. I missed the lightness I found in parts of the other book by Vincy that I had read. Unrelenting misery tends to wear on me. I personally prefer some joy mixed with the angst, but that is just me and may not be another reader’s preference.

I also was a little bothered by the fact that so many of the problems Arabella had were so simply solved had she been willing to talk and communicate. I can forgive a “misunderstanding” due to lack of talking in a romance only so many times before I simply begin to look at those characters as idiots. There is a great deal of psychological damage done to both characters by their parents. We definitely are told many, many times WHY they behaved the way they did. But as a reader, I just wanted to smack Arabella and say “Get over yourself and grow up!” Arabella’s self-hatred was so prevalent, it was, essentially, a character in and of itself, an awkward third wheel in her relationship that turned the story into a bizarre sort of love triangle: Guy, Arabella, and Arabella’s self- hatred/insecurity.

I did believe that they loved each other, but with that level of self-hatred throughout the entire story, I would have really appreciated seeing more of the couple together without it in an epilogue (or even just more time together in the last chapter at the wedding). I needed to see them finally happy- more than a smile at each other at the wedding altar. With great angst, I expect great payoff in the end. But, again, that is just preference. I know many people really love books that are intense and broody.

As for narration, I normally adore Kate Reading, but the voice she gave Arabella was like nails on a chalkboard. I know she is supposed to sound haughty, but the nasal tones she used for her snob voice made Arabella so unlikable. And if Arabella wasn’t sounding snotty, then her character always ALWAYS sounded on the verge of tears- even just in her own thoughts. It was annoying and exhausting.

Overall, I recommend if you are a fan of angst, psychologically damaged characters, intense introspection, etc. There is definitely an audience for this book, and it is well-written and difficult to put down once you start reading. However, if you are in the mood for humor, anything light hearted, etc. then this is not for you.

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  • Roberta Chesler
  • 05-01-21

Another beautiful funny romantic story

Mia Vincy is such a wonderful author! You will be transported to another time and get to live amongst all the finely drawn characters in this book. I laughed out loud, loved the wit and tenderness. Do yourself a favor and listen to Kate Reading narrate these words! What a treat! Thank you!!

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  • Deborah
  • 28-12-20

Lovely story

I enjoyed the entire series. Kate Reading is one of my favorite narrators. It was interesting to hear bits of the other stories in this one. I hope there will be more!

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  • Lynn
  • 21-12-20

Brilliant

Brilliant match of text and narrator. Some of the funniest, wittiest dialog delivered perfectly. A real treat!

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  • Julia
  • 10-01-21

Liked book one much better

I skipped book 2 because the reviews said it was all over the place but in the end I found this one all over the place too.
I did like book 1.

The timeline was also confused, because clearly book one happened after this one and I found the characters not really recognisable. (Except by name).

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