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A Secret Affair

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Balogh

Narrated By: Anne Flosnik

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: January 2010

Duration: 11 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

"The Devil was about to be tamed." Her name is Hannah Reid. Born a commoner, she has been Duchess of Dunbarton ever since she was nineteen years old, the wife of an elderly duke to whom she has been rumored to be consistently and flagrantly unfaithful. Now the old duke is dead and, more womanly and beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. And she knows just what she wants to do with it. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover - and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the title of earl, so now he denies himself nothing . . . or so the ton would have it. Rumored to be living the free and easy life of a sensualist in his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover that it isn't so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed. For the duchess and the dark lord each have startling secrets to reveal, and when all is said and done, neither will be able to say which one fell in love first, who tamed whom, and who has emerged from this game of hearts with the stronger hand.

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  • Adelina E

    I've read a lot of her books , and this ranks right up there with the best of them! Keeps you engaged and anxious to see what happens next! Loved it!

  • Cathy Ward

    I was disappointed because of the voiceover being to much...I prefer more of the characters interactions rather than so much of their thoughts & feelings.

  • GILLIAN CULLIMORE

    Very misleading. The review reads like Stephen's story....man turns mistress to wife yet the plot twists were obvious. The reader finally finds out Con's secret about money, stolen jewels, and John. I figured it out reading the first book so it was disappointing. The Duchess' story was obvious too. The three sisters were judgemental and mean so the last book shows them changing to be just like the Ton until halfway thru the book. I really thought Con should have handled them differently but took the sugary sweet unrealistic high road. I think the main problem with this book was that there was too much trying to justify making the bad choices that were made into making them good choices.