But a bitter rival also burns to possess Mélisande, and luck has provided the means to bend her to his will: A scandalous secret from her past that could ruin her. The price of his silence? Her hand in marriage. In Liana LeFey’s delectable debut, Mélisande must choose between the desires of her heart and everything else she holds dear.
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By Lia on 06-12-12
A great story line with a different take on the historical romance. She is a very strong willed confident person. It starts with her 14 and encounter of the rake who ignited passion with a kiss. No one ever measured up to him in stirring her and she saved herself. She vowed to never marry unless she truly loved and got that feeling again. At 18 she is gets to hold her fathers title unmarried and enjoys the life of court on her own terms. She liked to stir things up from fashion, to dance and low and behold she had a mind and used it and loved to best the men at chess. Truly a strong woman in charge of her own life,or so she thought. Warning graphic sex scenes which I love..
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By Trish R. on 09-11-13
Would you listen to Countess So Shameless again? Why?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Melly. She was so fiesy, so brave, so loving, so everything.
What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?
Every single word she said.
Any additional comments?
One reviewer said the narrator was nasally and that couldn't be further from the truth! She was awesome. Perfect, whether she was doing a French, English or Italian accents. And, whew, when she did Alessandro's voice it made you want to "swoon."
But my favorite character was Melly! She was one of the best heroines ever.
David, Reggie and Charlotte were great secondary characters. Herrington? Well, he was a piece of s**t and got all that he deserved. And, finally, there's no such thing as too much discriptive/explicit sex. Go read a Christian book if you don't like sex in a book.. Just sayin'
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