Synopses & Reviews
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?
"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
In Merideth Duran's latest historical romance novel, rebellious aristocrat Lord Michael de Grey realizes that the only way to escape family duty is to marry Elizabeth Chudderley, a beautiful widow. Contains mature themes.
About the Author
Historical romance author Meredith Duran blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history. A doctoral student in anthropology, she spends her free time collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women.An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin is a classically trained actress who has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theatre and off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her unusually wide range of voices can be heard in award-winning audiobooks, cartoons, and movies.