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Devil's Desire

By: Laurie McBain
Narrated by: Marian Hussey
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Publisher's Summary

They called him the devil....

With his seductive golden eyes and sin-black hair, it's no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title - not to mention his reputation as one of the most notorious rakes in England.

And she's the only one who can conquer him....

When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her.

As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if after a lifetime of heartache she's finally found heaven in the arms of the devil.

©1975, 2010 Laurie McBain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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An oldie but goodie!

I really enjoyed listening to this story. I do believe I read this book back in the 1970's. But wanted to give the audible a try. I liked the characters, and character development. I did think that Alex the hero of the story was a bit too hard and cold, but still likable. Elysia, the heroine, was a strong for the most part, she had her stupid moments though.

The story had a little mystery, deceit, smuggling, and romance.

There was not much dialogue in this book and would have like more, but the story was good.

Historical romance stories and writing sure has changed since the 1970's. There was sex in the book, not graphic in anyway but it was there.

For a book written almost 40 years ago it was enjoyable and entertaining.

As for the narration, she did a great job. The men sounded like men, and everyone had their own distinct voice. Marian Hussey is very pleasant and relaxing to listen too.

I got this book on my KU for free and paid 3.49 for the audible. So yes it was worth the money for sure.

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Enjoyable!

Well written, well narrated! I did not get the feeling that this was written in the 70’s... but I wasn’t reading romance novels then either..., but still. It’s told with great back story to each element or character in the tale. There’s sex but it’s not graphic... it’s just part of the story.

I give this book my recommendation, it’s a little different but isn’t that what makes it unique?

Worth it!

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You can't go home again

This was a nostalgia purchase. I first read this 44 years ! ago when I was 14. Loved it then. Not so much now. I am so bored with it ! I have tried to get myself to finish but I just can't, with two hours to go I am calling it quits. I am sad but accepting that sometimes you just can't go home again.

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Enjoyable

Her debut novel in 1975. I enjoyed this battle of the sexes with side orders of smuggling and spying. It‘s touted as a bodice ripper, of a gentler sort, but it‘s withstood the test of time, mostly. It‘s been said that her father was her co-writer and when he passed she retired.

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Live awhile in 1800 England, and enjoy.

This is a superb book, by a memorable author. I have enjoyed all of Ms. McBain's novels, and only wish more were available on audible.
Devil's Desire is timeless. It touches all emotions, and leaves the reader wanting more. Bravo Laurie McBain.

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Beautifully narrated

Intriguing story with mystery, jealousy and suspense surrounding the beautiful green eyed girl and golden eyed devil. Page turner with the most captivating words. The narrator was absolutely a delight to hear.

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great performance and story

I read this during my teen years and loved it. great performance of a very good story. although the hero would be seen as extremely controlling and arrogant through today's eyes, still a good story with excellent narration .

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what a wonderful book! could noy stop listening!

Narrator awsome. Story well told with alot of drama and gripping. Could not stop listening. Well done!