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Publisher's Summary

The earl of St. Merryn needs a woman: his intentions are purely practical.... He needs a fiancée to keep the husband-hunting ladies of the town at bay. His solution is to hire a paid companion, and Miss Elenora Lodge appears to be the perfect candidate.

Elenora's sorry financial circumstances convince her to accept the earl’s generous, if scandalous, offer. But the earl soon discovers that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned stirs a bothersome passion in his heart.

©2004 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

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Comparable to Georgette Heyer

An historically based bodicevripper of the first water. Thoroughly enjoyable to listen to while driving.

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Would you consider the audio edition of The Paid Companion to be better than the print version?

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What was one of the most memorable moments of The Paid Companion?

The moment the main female character came into the employment office with her feedback on the quality of employers she had been sent to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

The story line was very interesting and kept you guessing.