Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season. But when another lady challenges her for a marquis's attentions, Phillippa entices him to a secret rendezvous only to stumble upon The Blue Raven, England's most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst.
The Blue Raven has uncovered an enemy plot directed at upcoming society functions, but he's unable to infiltrate London society. Phillippa makes an offer: In exchange for entrée among the ton, he agrees to have his true identity revealed at the Benning Ball, guaranteeing her unrivaled notoriety. As the danger draws closer, the mysterious spy and Phillippa give in to mutual desire. But when the game turns deadly, betrayal waits around the corner, and Phillippa must decide once and for all, is it the myth that captured her heart, or the man?
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By Kjda on 13-06-17
An Entertaining Regency Spy Novel
I found this audiobook an enjoyable listen because it invested sufficient time in a story beyond the romance between the protagonists. I thought the main characters' personalities were commensurate with each other, and they made a complementary couple. Phillippa was strong and witty, and she used her strengths in a way that would be acceptable for a woman of the times. However, she was slightly imbecilic when it came to her own safety, which felt contradictory to her intellect. I liked the use of secondary characters and backstory for some of the characters, but it was bothersome that there were several loose ends not tied up by the end that I can only assume will be addressed in other books of the series. This book was like going to a fun wedding of people you barely know: The food and drink, music, and atmosphere are all great, but you realize you don't know as much as you'd like about many of the people there.
The narration was fine on some accounts, but I didn't care for how the narrator made Phillppa (and several other female characters) sound. Too shrill and childish for my taste for a female protagonist.
I recommend this to fans of the author and regency romances.
By Kameron on 12-05-16
Get another narrator
Story was great but I couldn't stand the narrator's voice. The only reason I didn't give one star for performance was the fact that she did have good inflection. However, she sounded like she had too much saliva between her hard palate & her too large dentures. You could literally hear the spit moving around when she talked & I could imagine her showering the microphone as she read. I actually cringed a few times.