Mastered by Love : Bastion Club

  • by Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • Series: Bastion Club
  • 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The men of the Bastion Club proved their bravery secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader faces the most dangerous mission of all: finding a bride.
As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club, known as “Dalziel,” Royce Varisey, tenth Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England’s most august noble titles, he must now take on the gravest duty of all: marriage.
Yet the young ladies the grande dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle’s willful and determinedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene façade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort and his nights with sheer pleasure. Determined to claim her, he embarks on a seduction to prove his mastery over every inch of her body - and every piece of her heart.
Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She has been writing for more than twenty years and is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author.


What the Critics Say

“An outstanding story of love, honor, and commitment. The characters’ behavior reflects the deepest meanings of these words. The depth and intensity of their feelings show what romance and love really mean.” (Romantic Times, Top Pick)
“Laurens brings her Bastion Club series to a splendid conclusion with the story of the club leader’s own romantic comeuppance. Composed of equal measures of sexy romance and dangerous intrigue, Mastered by Love is irresistible.” (Booklist)
“Erotically specific yet emotionally touching and infinitely romantic, this electrically charged, danger-tinged romance deliciously concludes Laurens’ Bastion Club series.” (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Mastered by Love/Coerced to Participate?

I was looking forward to the final book and read it, even though I had be disappointed by others. This series is the other side of Mary Balogh's style of writing. The sex overtook the story and it was a pity. One of the main cries through out was "It wasn't meant to be like that" and I throughly agree. It had huge potential, but got bogged down with rather forcefully, aggressive sex. Seduction is one thing, but sexual harassment leaves one feeling very uncomfortable. This series ran out of steam, instead the books were bulked out with more and more erotic, aggressive, masterful and soon on sex.
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- Thor

Great story, voices wrong

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love Stephanie Laurens books - super sexy - so happy to listen to it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The story of the hero and heroine and the development of their relationship very strong.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

When telling the story the narrator was good but the voices of Royce and Minerva were painfully wrong. It just doesn't do them justice. Far too fruity.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

It is a shame that voices were so off.

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- E. M. Dugdale

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.