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War hero Alistair Carsington really really loves women, and his romantic impulses have landed him in nearly as much danger as the Battle of Waterloo. To avoid his usual temptations and perhaps even repay the friend who saved his life, he's exiled himself to a place far from civilization - Derbyshire - in winter! Fate laughs at his good intentions and drives him straight into conflict with Miss Mirabel Oldridge, his match in tenacity, intelligence, and deviousness - who also happens to be wildly irresistible.
Mirabel Oldridge is already overwhelmed by her responsibilities, caring for her brilliant but eccentric father and the family lands, constantly on the verge of trouble. She does not need a devastatingly handsome, too smart, and empathetic aristocrat reminding her that she has a heart and a delectable body, so unfashionably clothed that he claims undressing her is a moral obligation. Now neither of them can resist temptation - how can something so wrong feel so very wonderful?
©2004 Loretta Chekani (P)2015 Loretta Chekani
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5 out of 5 stars
By Launa on 19-11-2017

A great first start

The author Loretta Chase has given us a great 1st book in this series, I can' wait to read the next book in the Carstington group.
That narrator (Kate Reading) is a well matched pairing to this author.
Thank you to you both.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lady Wesley on 28-08-2015

Wonderful!

Classic Loretta Chase humor, a flawed but honorable hero, and a proud, lively heroine. My favorite running joke: the hero cares a lot about what he wears, and even though he's attracted to the heroine, he's constantly appalled by her clothes. Cute role reversal.

Kate Reading brings all of the characters to life. She and Loretta Chase are truly a wonderful team.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan L. Thinnes on 25-06-2015

Wonderful "Miss Wonderful"

I am a new reader of Loretta Chase stories. I have thoroughly enjoyed three and can't wait to listen to more of them. Kate Reading is a perfect choice for narrator. Although I can tell it would be fun to follow each series in order, "Lord of Scoundrels" and "The Last Hellion" were great as stand-alone reads. I love the romances from Amanda Quick and Judy Garland. So happy to add Miss Chase to that list of favorites.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lara D on 07-12-2015

THE MOST BORING CHARACTERS IMAGINABLE

Is there anything you would change about this book?

IT NEEDS MORE OOMPH.

Would you ever listen to anything by Loretta Chase again?

NO SORRY, THIS ONE HAS PUT ME OFF.

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

GOOD NARRATOR.

Was Miss Wonderful worth the listening time?

I AM SORRY BUT NO. I HAVE WADED THROUGH THE BOOK AND MY MIND HAS WANDERED CONSTANTLY. I HAVE WAITED FOR THE STORY TO BURST INTO ACTION - TO NO AVAIL. TWO OF THE MOST BORING CHARACTERS I HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

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