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An Irresistible Alliance

Written by: Stephanie Laurens
Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins

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With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. But the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his fiancée have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London.

Michael's quest leads him to the Hendon Shipping Company, where his sole source of information is the fetchingly attractive Miss Cleome Hendon. When Michael asks about the carters who transported the gunpowder, Cleo offers him a bargain: she will lead him to the carters he seeks, but only if he agrees to include her as an equal partner in the mission.

But their investigation proves dangerous, and the further they go in tracing the gunpowder, the more deaths they uncover. Soon Michael and Cleo find themselves tangled in a fight for their lives - one that forces them to face what has grown between them, to seize and defend what they both see as their path to the greatest adventure of all: a shared life, a shared future, a shared love.

©2017 Stephanie Laurens (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • C. Whitehurst
  • 19-04-18

Pare it down

Not the author’s best. Story was okay but it had so much repetitive review of the plot I kept skipping forward to listen for some action in the story. I am reluctant to start the last book of the trilogy.

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  • MickeyMarie
  • 14-02-18

Never Again

I will never again select a book ruined by this narrator. Audible you should do better. There are too many good narrators to use one so bad as this.

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  • eb
  • 25-07-17

Sloooowww

Dull, boring, repetitive, predictable. Story could have been told in a third of the pages.

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  • Jbmcdan
  • 11-07-17

A book and good narrator, but BAD end result.

The book MIGHT have been very fun, and the narrator was good, but the two did NOT mesh well together. Finishing this book was honestly a chore. It's a shame because neither of the two were were bad, they just didn't mesh well. The story DRAGS along, and the narrator's speed and speech patterns slow it down more. He is good at what he does, but when you have a detailed book, and a methodical narrator.... Oh and it became a game to count how many times the phrase, "gun powder" could be used in a single chapter.

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  • Donna
  • 03-07-17

DISAPPOINTED!

This was disappointing. instead of having one really good book it was split into three. This book was like the slow detailed middle of a book. One mediocre danger scene and an equally mediocre love scene. This is not what I've come to expect from this author.

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  • Pennae L. Fuchs
  • 22-02-18

continue to thrill

welldone,

women'svoices continue to bt a issue. of comcern. still wonder why a woman and a man can not do the books together. the women voice are at times even funny and distracts from the story.

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  • Luna
  • 18-05-17

Great Series...I can't wait for Louisa's story....

i still miss Simon Prebble but Matthew Brenher is getting better on the narrations....Story is great...Jack Heddon's daughter was not mentioned on any of the Cynster's Series so i was not aware of her existence.. but she's perfect for Michael..

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  • Red Hughes
  • 17-11-17

least engaging storyline of the trilogy.

the story was ok. fwd through the sex scences, never got to point of suspension of disbelief. it filled the storyline holes the other two left.

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  • Angela
  • 24-08-20

warning: mystery book without ending

this "book" ends abruptly without solving the plot. the author left me feeling cheated. pity! I was enjoying the characters, the plot and the narration. but I'll never buy another Lauren's book before verifying it contains the entire story!

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  • Maya T. Amis
  • 28-01-20

Slow and not complete

A highly complex terrorist plot drives the suspense, but the book does not bring the mystery to completion, which was infuriating. The romance was sweet, and I enjoyed the personalities of the leads, although attitudes, especially to gender roles, were a bit too anachronistic. Still, that part worked acceptably, and the author does acknowledge that not everyone of the time was as open minded. I was put off by the narrator at first, who spoke very slowly and deliberately, until I realized that I could speed him up so that he spoke at a normal speed - and his voice still sounded fine. I don't think I would have gotten through the book at the original speed, though. It was so detailed and repetitive that the added ponderousness would have been the last straw. I'm not convinced it was worthwhile anyway. I like an ending to my mysteries, and this was abrupt and unsatisfying. I've read others by Stephanie Laurens that I enjoyed far more.