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That Scandalous Summer

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In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing—for something, or someone, to whisk her away . . .

Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble—and seduction the only game...

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Overview

In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing—for something, or someone, to whisk her away . . .

Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble—and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother's choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious—and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn't quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity—when their hearts have needs of their own?

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times (A Top Pick)
"Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion. Some of the charm comes from Duran's ability to take a character who appears one way on the surface and allow a glimpse into their soul, giving readers a better understanding of humanity and the power of love."
(A Top Pick) - Romantic Times
"Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion. Some of the charm comes from Duran's ability to take a character who appears one way on the surface and allow a glimpse into their soul, giving readers a better understanding of humanity and the power of love."
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"Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the [listener] to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion." —-RT Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452648996
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Rules for the Reckless Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Meredith Duran is the author of eight previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, or catch up with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Creative storyline but too wordy and repetitive

    This book could have been good but drags on and on with repetitive details that are boring and full of angst and frustration. Then there are the mean and self centered aquaintances of Liza & Michael who are much too prominent in the house party storyline...which seems endless. Very disappointing.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    I love her books! Mature, intelligent characters, witty dialogu

    I love her books! Mature, intelligent characters, witty dialogue, great love scenes and really interesting plots. Ms. Duran keeps you turning the pages. I can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2014

    Well written I thought

    I enjoyed the story, it caused me to go back and read the two books before it Bound By Your Touch and Written on Your Skin and the one that came after it Fool Me Twice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Excellent

    A 1?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Disappointing

    I really liked the first book I read by this author, but I was disappointed by this one. It didnt have the wonderful heroine, the historical context, the complex storyline, the chemistry of the first. The hero was quite likable but the heroine was a bit too flawed. The storyline was simple and contrived, there wasnt much chemistry. Its not a bad book, but a bit of a waste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Great read

    Smart author who writes characters who have depth.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    Wonderful writer - ditto comment below. Great characters and di

    Wonderful writer - ditto comment below. Great characters and dialogue and well-crafted plot. Ms. Duran has been added to my "must-read" author list!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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