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Slightly Sinful

Bedwyn Saga Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Bedwyn Saga, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Publisher's Summary

As the fires of war raged around him, Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse and left for dead - only to awaken in the bedchamber of a ladies' brothel. Suddenly the dark, handsome diplomat has no memory of who he is or how he got there - yet of one thing he is certain: The angel who nurses him back to health is the woman he vows to make his own.

But like him, Rachel York is not who she seems. A lovely young woman caught up in a desperate circumstance, she must devise a scheme to regain her stolen fortune. The dashing soldier she rescued from near death could be her savior in disguise. There is just one condition: She must pose as his wife - a masquerade that will embroil them in a sinful scandal, where a man and a woman court impropriety with each daring step...with every taboo kiss that can turn passionate strangers into the truest of lovers.

Contains mature themes.

©2004 Mary Balogh (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Lia
  • 08-02-2020

Amazing Addition To The Series

SLIGHTLY SINFUL is the fifth book in the Bedwyn series. It is the story of Alleyne, the youngest son. The events in this book occur concurrently with those in SLIGHTLY TEMPTED. Alleyne is injured during the Battle of Waterloo. He is rescued by Rachel York, who find him unconscious and naked. Alleyne awakes with no memory of who he is. Rachel is a young woman who has fallen on hard times and is currently staying in a brothel with four prostitutes. Soon Alleyne is helping Rachel by masquerading as a newly married couple.

This is a story about who we are and what knowledge of the past makes us. Both Alleyne and Rachel are missing the truth about their pasts. The two fall in love while engaged in the fake marriage. This book is more madcap adventure than the others. Rachel and Alleyne travel with four prostitutes and a one-eyes former sergeant. Their deception, however, allows them to discover the truth. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and poignant at the same time. The end of the book where Alleyne finally finds himself was so incredible that I forgot that the madcap adventure went on just a touch too long. I really like Alleyne and Rachel's romance.
Rosalyn Landor one of my favourite narrators was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • PennyLou
  • 18-01-2019

OMG.....Rachel needs to be slapped

Even though I'm a huge fan of MB...and RL.....this book is soooooooooooooo had to stomach. Rachel is a whining, difficult woman who was allowed to whine for WAYYYYYY to long. I finally gave it up at chapter 12. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh
While I've read/listened to all the books in the Slightly series many many times, I now know why this is the books I save for LASTTTTTTTTTTT. Sorry.....am just too fed up with Rachel to be objective.

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  • Lady M
  • 16-03-2017

Surprisingly Funny Romantic Novel

Would you listen to Slightly Sinful again? Why?

Absolutely. It has everything a book needs to be winner. It was worth all the trouble I had trying to listen to the entire book. I had trouble with the tape's forward and rewind. I finally got to listen to the whole book (I think) by listening from "My Library" instead of from my computer's Audible Manager where it stopped and would not go forward from about the 20 - 21st chapter. I had trouble with rewind when listening from "My Library". I will notify Audible and it should be fixed by the time someone else listens to it.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything! From the time Lord Alleyne Bedwyn was thrown from his horse, left for dead, and found without a stitch of clothes on his bare unconscious body by occupants of a brothel, not knowing who he is or why he was on the field of battle; to it's conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story!

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

She made the story come alive. She was perfect for this humorous story. Few narrators could read this story of wit, tragedy and romance with such feeling. She was flawless.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by many and varied emotions throughout the book; in the beginning it was anger toward the cad who had stolen the ladies hard earned life savings. I was moved to laughter on several occasions, as well as pity, anxiety, appreciation, feelings from the growing romantic attractions of the characters. I don't want to be more specific so as not to give too much away.

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For a lessor read I would have given up because of tape troubles, but I was so interested in this book I was determined if there was a way of hearing it all I would find it, even to the point of shutting down my computer, just in case.

I can't imagine any Historical Romance lover not find this book astounding.

I highly recommend it.

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  • Janet M.
  • 28-01-2019

Great story, ; unique ; lots of angles

I enjoyed this one very much. Moves fast and has a lot of turns and detours.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-12-2018

good well written love stories

love this book series. but get ready to hear the word "proverbial" a hundred times (if you listen to both this series and the series with the bath teachers, you will start noticing). but great characters and stories

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  • angelbuys
  • 17-09-2019

My new favorite...

I love all of the novels in this series but this is my favorite! I laughed out loud and cried a few times. Lovely!

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  • AudioBookWormMom
  • 19-03-2019

Best of the Bedwyn novels so far

The story of memory loss and a chance to reform a life was a novel idea and simply enchanting.

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  • Buttr_pcan
  • 08-02-2019

Great Plot and Characters

Rosalyn Landor is my favorite narrator. She keep the tension going with the characters unique personalities. The book was good, not one of my favorites but the way it is narrated makes the story come alive.

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  • SYJ
  • 16-01-2018

Humorous and Heartwarming

I really enjoyed the taming of the stern lead character. I laughed often and was delighted with the ending. Great story!

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  • jodiod
  • 04-09-2017

Great series

Loved this story and couple. Very engaging. Each installment gets better. Can't wait for the finale.

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  • Brigitta Davidson
  • 26-05-2020

Enjoyable

For.those who like to dip into a romantic novel from time to time, this one ticks all the boxes.
Pure escaping. Well read.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 16-01-2020

good theme

Really struggling with narrator, the only book her voice suited from this series was Freya story she hs managed to murder the other stories with her style of narration I say this because I have listened to other period dramas to better narration and I really want to get to the end of the series but it's ruining it for me.
Otherwise story had a sweet theme despite the suspect accents Roslyn put on and it did somewhat break with the storyline pattern favoured by the author I don't recommend listening to the series in succession - listen to a book in between it might make the obvious patterns seem less so.

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  • Pici
  • 20-11-2017

Wonderful characters

Another great Berwyn story by Mary Balogh. A fantastic mixture of characters, the storyline taking the reader through sad and deeply emotional situations, including steamy sex scenes but also full of hilarious moments.