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Number one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens continues the bold tales of the Cavanaugh siblings as the sole Cavanaugh sister discovers that love truly does conquer all.

A lady with a passion for music and the maestro she challenges in pursuit of a worthy cause find themselves battling villains both past and present as they fight to secure life’s greatest rewards - love, marriage, and family.

Stacie - Lady Eustacia Cavanaugh - is adamant marriage is not for her. Wealthy and well-born, she needs for nothing, and with marriage off the table, to give her life purpose, she embarks on a plan to further the careers of emerging local musicians by introducing them to the ton via a series of musical evenings. Yet despite her noble status, Stacie requires a musical lure to tempt the haut ton to her events, and only one musician commands sufficient cachet - the reclusive and notoriously reluctant Marquess of Albury.

Frederick, Marquess of Albury, has fashioned a life for himself as a musical scholar, one he pursues largely out of sight of the ton. He might be renowned as a virtuoso on the pianoforte, yet he sees no reason to endure the smothering overattentiveness of society. Then his mother inveigles him into meeting Stacie, and the challenge she lays before him is...tempting. Enough for him not to immediately refuse her.

A dance of subtle persuasion ensues, and step by step, Frederick finds himself convinced that Stacie’s plan has real merit and that it behooves him to support her. At least for one event.

Stacie’s first musical evening, featuring Frederick as the principal performer, is a massive success - until Fate takes a hand and lands them in a situation that forces them both to reassess.

Does Frederick want more than the sterile, academic life he’d thought was for him?

Can Stacie overcome her deepest fears and own to and reach for her girlhood dreams?

Impulsive, arrogant, and used to getting his own way, Frederick finds his answer easily enough, but his new direction puts him on a collision course with Stacie’s fears. Luckily, he thrives on challenges - which is just as well, because in addition to convincing Stacie that love can, indeed, conquer all, he and she must unravel the mystery of who is behind a spate of murderous attacks before the villain succeeds in eliminating all hope of a happy ending.

©2019 Stephanie Laurens (P)2019 Stephanie Laurens

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  • Lilly McGilly
  • 04-12-2020

Truly awful reader

I could not get past Chapter 2 on account of the reader. I have his name and will never again purchase a book read by him.

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  • PamO
  • 06-11-2019

Another perfect book!

This lighthearted regency romance is part of a series, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. What I liked about this book is that it was believable. It wasn’t another Duke falls in love with the scullery maid book. That just suspends my disbelief a little TOO far. These people were in the same class, but they had emotional scars. Oh.... and someone is trying to kill them. Yeah.., there’s that.
Needless to say, it’s a great book with just the right amount of tension. And the narrator is perfection. I rarely give 5 stars but Ms Laurens deserves them. Her stories are fun and the quality of her writing is a dream. Thank you Stephanie!!

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  • Susan
  • 21-09-2019

Fresh focus

All three of the Cavanaugh books have a different important focus in addition to the love story. This one's is music and musician's. I enjoy the fact that the characters are doing something with their lives.

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  • Christine Gallo
  • 03-11-2020

What a surprise

Who would have thought that such a delightful romance mystery or mystery romance could be so successfully narrated by a man? Justin Hill is an accomplished surprise, an actor I will look forward to hearing perform many books to come. Bravo Audible, you knocked this one out of the park!

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  • jo
  • 17-09-2020

I wanted more

It's unusal to say this, but I wanted to see a bit of a sub-plot before the villain was revealed because it was so good. As usual a solid relaxing story with characters who are not one dimensional.

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  • sparker
  • 05-11-2019

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I love Stephanie Lauren’s books although this one is not the best but it does finish out the story from the previous book. The plot is very slow and not very interesting like all the other books. Not as much excitement.

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  • Julie
  • 09-04-2021

What a fantastic read

I absolutely loved this book !! The characters are so fun . The plot was excellent and the narrator was fantastic

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  • Lady Wesley
  • 21-03-2021

Good narrator; good story

Stephanie Laurens works better for me in audio. When reading, I'm distracted by her wordiness. Justin Hill's narration fixed that problem. This audiobook was free via Audible Plus; the rest of the series cost $$, but I may try them someday.

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  • Ann Maitland
  • 22-02-2021

great story, narration not as good

As always, Stephanie Laurens has given us a wonderful tale of love, suspense, historical atmosphere, and humor. I have learned to live with less-than-stellar narrators, so I finished it. Pickier listeners may not be able to persevere. For the most part, he did well, expressing emotions and making various characters' voices distinctive without sounding fake, but in a book about London society, one must know that "ton" is not pronounced "tun." That word is in there many, many times, and it almost drove me crazy. He pronounced "marquess" correctly most of the time, but once, he said '"mar-KEEZ" and once, "MAR-kiss." The tale is lovely, which makes up for the deficiencies in narration. I forgot to check who the narrator is before downloading the next book in the series, and unfortunately, it's the same fellow. I hope that between this book and Godfrey's story, someone tutored the narrator on pronunciation.

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  • S. Joscelyn
  • 19-01-2021

Slow at first

It was slow on the beginning but quickly became better. Excellent story. The reader did a good job.

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  • Mrs C Pem
  • 17-09-2020

lovely story

great narrator reading a good story.
stephanie Laurens never fails to provide entertainment.
the subject this this time of music is fascinating.

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  • corina
  • 06-06-2020

great book

loved this 3rd novel in the Cavanaughs series. the pacing and the plot were good and yes, the writer put a nice spin on it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-09-2019

I loved the Cavanaughs

This Eustacia’s story rounded out the aftermath of the Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh, after the blighting affect their had reaped upon then. I look forward to Godfrey’s story.

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