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Naomi Brewster

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Enjoyed but let down by the ending

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2019

Feel like the audiobook is incomplete as ended on a very odd note. I now see there are 7 books in the series. Do I have to buy them all to complete this story? Given that the author seems to have suddenly run out of inspiration for this book i’m not positive that I want to risk a credit on any others

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Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-2019

Loved the reader and the story was beautiful without being histrionic. I like it when very human portrayal of all concerned even the villains -

Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-2019

Half these plots rely on people not listening to each other. This could have been resolved after one good conversation. Heroine lovely and honest but grumpy hero needs to pull his socks up! Overall a nice book to listen to. Narrator has a lovely voice.

Lovely

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2019

Finally romance hero’s who are rational, human, accessible and the character arc satisfying for both hero and heroine - him to get a clue and her to refuse finally to be a doormat. I also liked how the author set up how it must have felt to be under the care of father, brother, husband with no freedom to make your own choices for a female in regency England. My only gripe is the necessity of having such inaccessible villains - apart from being selfish and spiteful it was hard to understand what their motivations or logic were. Why can’t the ones who act as the catalysts be as nuanced or human as well. It’s like we can’t be trusted to see how angelic the heroine is unless the villains aren’t so depraved in contrast. The narrator has a beautiful timbre and she put me to sleep beautifully. I had to keep rewinding!

Just finishing off the family

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

This could have been so much better but a case of angst for drama sake. Couldn’t finish. Disappointed after enjoying the first three in the series

Second in series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

On the success of ‘mr impossible’ I dipped my toe into this book and overall it didn’t disappoint. It didn’t quite have the manic of the first but good characters and sub characters. Worth listening to

Fun and easy to listen to

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

I actually enjoyed this story. Initally wasn’t sure of the narrator but she grew on me. Liked Rupert and his guise as ‘stupid buffoon’ and Daphne’s character . Overall worth listening to

Better than expected

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2018

At first I thought I wouldn’t like this but actually it was quite enjoyable. a harmless bit of fluff.

Please!

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2018

A classic case of the blurb promising more than what the book delivered. I like a chick lit bit of fluff as much as the next person but in the end both the reading and the writing was almost intolerable.

Essential reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2018

i’m so grateful to Steve Hassan’s work here. I first read this book 20 years ago when I left the jehovah’s witnesses and it was instrumental then in helping me to understand what had happened to me in that cult. But upon this second reading I found myself thinking more broadly about ways in which we are manipulated and influenced in coercive ways in our lives. This is essential reading if you want ‘freedom of mind’ and to comprehend how to navigate the complexities of being a member of society with free will intact.

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