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Publisher's Summary

USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell turns polite London society on its head in a delightful romance of unguarded hearts, second chances, and a scandalous rivalry between the sexes.

Emma Gately and the Earl of Scarsdale were betrothed as children - less a vow of future happiness than an obligation. Seventeen years later, the independent miss severs the contract with the now notorious libertine in an unprecedented act of independence. And Emma cofounds the Mismatch Society, where like-minded ladies are free of the constraints and inevitable broken hearts that men bring. But Emma’s rejection sparks in her intended a new consideration of the spirited woman he took for granted - and a determination to win her back.

Despite his wicked reputation, misguided and suddenly lovestruck, Charles Hayden is on a mission to gain Emma’s respect, and he has just the idea - one that the daringly unconventional Emma is sure to appreciate. But as Charles takes bold steps and sets tongues wagging, he makes himself an accidental opponent of his former betrothed. Soon a rivalry is born that has the whole ton abuzz.

Emma never anticipated that with every fiery test of wills, passion would surge. Passion that’s impossible to ignore. In going toe-to-toe with Charles, she risks her heart and pride by falling in love with the one man she vowed to scorn.

©2021 by Christi Caldwell Incorporated. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The importance of being wanton

I didn't like the women narrator. I prefer Tim Campbell as narrator. I didn't like the story very much.

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Buyer Beware!

I purchased the audio because Tim Campbell was narrating the story. Unfortunately, every other chapter a whiny, monotonic female voice narrated. Campbell has narrated entire Caldwell books in the past.

Very disappointed by this audio presentation. I do not recommend the audio as it is presented in this form for this book.

Highly recommend all Christi Caldwell novels and books narrated by Tim Campbell (only).

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The story was captivating but long and winded. too much repetition of scenes. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Have enjoyed previous Christi Caldwell novels with Tim Campbell narration. However this one was very disappointing. Simply not enough plot and far too much repetition.

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Story was ok

The story was entertaining but it was ruined with the narration of Justine Eyre. I can't bear her voice for the hero. When she is reading and it says 'he said with a deep baritone voice' its the complete opposite, her voice is pathetic, shaky and croaky for the hero. It's like he's going to start crying. Each time it changed to her reading I groaned with exasperation.
With the 2 narrators and one of them such a bad one at that, its like listening to 2 different stories. I can't understand why Tim Campbell didn't narrate this series like he has all of Christi Caldwell's books. What's the point of having a male and a female narrator if they don't read the dialogue of the respective gender.??
And also what's the point of having a female narrator when Tim Campbell is brilliant at narrating all of the story. So why the change!!?? I don't know if I'll continue this series with Justine Eyre sharing the narration. I have already purchased the 3rd one but I think I will return it. I can't bear listening to Justine Eyre again.