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They proved their bravery fighting for His Majesty’s Secret Service and were rewarded with brides of great beauty and breeding. But one member of the Bastion Club has remained a bachelor - until now.

“Christian, I need your help. There is no one else I can turn to…L.”

When Christian Allardyce, sixth Marquess of Dearne, reads those words, his world turns upside down. Lady Letitia Randall is a woman like no other, and the day he left her behind to fight for king and country was the most difficult of his life. He never forgot the feel of her lips against his, but he never expected to see her again. Yet now she seeks his help, and Christian knows he will not resist her plea.

Letitia believes that Christian abandoned her when she needed him most, and she hates to call on his aid. But to clear her brother’s name, she has sworn to use every weapon at her command, even if it means seducing her ex-lover. Yet all the while, Christian is waging a war of his own - a campaign of pure pleasure and sweet revenge that will take them both beyond the edge of desire.

©2008 Savdek Management Proprietory, Ltd. (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

“Ms. Laurens delves into the social distinctions between classes in this wickedly captivating romance. Watching her portrayal of Letitia’s famous temper as it bursts will have readers rolling in laughter.” (Fresh Fiction)
“Top Pick! The Bastion Club’s latest installment features an ultrapassionate and honorable hero and a prideful heroine, along with a masterfully crafted murder mystery - loaded with red herrings - just what we expect from an author who knows the Regency’s dark corners as well as the bright lights of a ballroom. Another not-to-be-missed, can’t-put-it-down keeper.” ( Romantic Times)

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  • Generale
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  • DesignerBee
  • 07/12/2012

Where is Simon Prebble?

Would you listen to The Edge of Desire again? Why?

Yes, because I love the series.

What three words best describe Steven Crossley’s voice?

Deep

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

The level of passion achieved by Simon Prebble is missing from this reading. And what I found most annoying (and this happens in a lot of series) is that the names are not pronounced correctly, or even the same, from book to book. Dalziel is pronounced "DL," which while confounding, is worth knowing because throughout the latter part of this book and (unfortunately I now find) will continue in the next book in the series, I will cringe every time I hear the name mispronounced. What do the directors of these recordings do if not make certain names and all other words are pronounced correctly? It does ruin the reading for me.

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  • Eddy
  • 06/08/2012

Enjoyable Read

What made the experience of listening to The Edge of Desire the most enjoyable?

Finally Christian finds his lady! For me he was like the lost sheep throughout the series, Looking for something that wasn't there, wishing for something he couldn't have. I wanted to stand up and cheer when Christian and Lettica finally realized they COULD have it all.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the way Ms. Laurens weaves in the other members of the club, it's like getting together with old friends.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This narrator drives me CRAZY! His feminine voices are so unbelievable. It's are though every sentence is a question. And every hero sounds so arrogant that I wonder why any woman would want to bother getting close to him. It's only because I like this series so much that I purchased the remaining books narrated by him. The publisher really needs to finds a new narrator for Ms. Laurens books. I'd not be so willing to spend money on another book I'm unfamiliar with if I saw he was the narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

They had it all, just like Bogey and Bacall!!!!

Any additional comments?

I'm a sap for a good romance and Ms. Laurens is one of my favorite authors. I like the Bastion Club series in particular, I was somewhat sad to see it come to an end.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 25/06/2020

When a second chance makes you reevaluate

Date: 1816 August Chronology: set after BEYOND SEDUCTION, before MASTERED BY LOVE. Christian Michael Allardyce, 6th Marquess of Dearne is shocked and angry when Lady Letitia Randall asks for his help in saving her brother from being arrested for the murder of her husband. Christian believes she betrayed their promises to each other 8 years ago. Letitia believes he abandoned her in her hour of need. They are both hurt and renewed to find out the truth. Look for Neville Roscoe’s story in THE LADY RISKS ALL. The ending gives a mini preview of Dalziel’s upcoming story, MASTERED BY LOVE. We find out who he is! Crossley does a decent job of narration. I wouldn’t mind if he was better with female voices or if there was a second female narrator.

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  • Christine F
  • 16/09/2020

Great escape

Thank goodness they changed from Jill Tanner to Stephen Krosley. Hate to say it, but women just don’t do men’s voices very well. Christian sounds like a real man’s man. Some of the love scenes got so protracted and verbose I actually fast forwarded through them, but in general it was a fun read and worth the time. With so much bad news in the world today, this was a great relief. I didn’t turn on the television the whole time I was reading this book.

  • Generale
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  • Martha Schulte-Nafeh
  • 09/07/2020

Narrator's female voice unappealing

Good story but the narrator's female voice is unappealing. She sounds like an old lady. Male voices are good.

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  • Ann Maitland
  • 15/06/2020

Pretty good

I've read most of Stephanie Laurens's books and enjoyed them. This one isn't her best, but it's still quite good. My only real complaint it the narration. I listen to audio books a lot while driving. This narrator drops to a murmur or even a whisper, then raises his voice to almost a shout. I understand that it's for dramatic effect, but here's how it affects me: listen for a few minutes, back up and turn the volume higher, turn the volume back down, turn it up, wince and turn it way down, then louder, and listen three times to the same passage, give up on that part. With road noise and traffic added to the narrator's frequent variations in volume, I was constantly turning the volume knob. Other than that, I suggest to Ms. Laurens that she select names for her characters that are not quite so similar. It's hard to tell Christian, Justin, and Tristen apart when the narrator is murmuring. I will be reluctant in the future to listen to books read by this narrator. He needs to stay within a volume range that doesn't require the listener to keep a hand on that knob.

  • Generale
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  • Jacy
  • 08/06/2019

Narrator

This is a far cry from the previous narrator. He was far better at changing voices. You could tell when the characters changed.

  • Generale
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  • k
  • 18/04/2016

delightful

another delightful and fun book. I really like the author and her stories. keeps me entertained.

  • Generale
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  • à la Silhouette
  • 04/04/2016

Four full stars!!

An emotional & satisfying ending for the last Bastion Club member powered by a plausible if fanciful plot, two great main characters and pleasant cameo appearances from other Club members. I was delighted that Christian earned back the love of his life, and intrigued by the late introduction of Neville Roscoe who we'll meet in THE LADY RISKS ALL.

  • Generale
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  • jne
  • 11/07/2014

Worst Narrator Ever!

What didn’t you like about Steven Crossley’s performance? He does THE WORST female voices! It was painful to get through. Even Jill Tanner was better than Crossley.

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  • Charlotte
  • 04/04/2018

Superb and gripping story!

This is probably one of the best of the bastion club novels. The Narrator is superb at men’s voices and brings them all to life. Sadly his narration of the heroine is pretty awful and this does take a bit of getting used to (speeding it up to 1.5 helps!) fortunately you soon get caught up in the fast paced plot of murder, mystery and romance to be forgiving of the Heroines voice! It’s nearly four am and I couldn’t press stop, until the conclusion! Always a good sign of a book well worth listening to!!

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  • Thor
  • 18/04/2017

The heroine is spoilt and childish.

The heroine and hero knew each other over 12 years ago and promised to love each other. He goes off to play spy. She is forced into convenient marriage to save her family. They both feel betrayed; she because he was not around to help her, he because she married. Her family, despite being diplomats etc, are known for their high emotional characters. This is the bases of her character; she behaves as childishly as she pleases, has as many temper tantrums as she wishes. He controls her using sex. When her husband is murdered she ask him for help. Being the honorable gentleman, he agrees to help in exchange for sex. The rest of the well know characters, suddenly become bowed to her unstable, childish character. Though her butler is against her (so will gossip), her husband is just dead, she is in black. The hero moves into her husbands house and bed, she frequents the social rounds in full blacks. The TON acceptes this because of her family's unstable character. She then finds out she has married a farmer's son, who has made his money through owning gaming hells. This naturally is totally unacceptable, even though, said money save her family's fortune. It needs to be hidden, as marrying a farmer's son and owning hells would have her family ostracised. Though it was this money that saved her family. The certainties of hero and heroine marrying was settled in the early chapters. We are subjected to the whys and why not and how each can trust the other for a number of chapters. I find the background plot believable, however ever the rest is so ridiculous. It is abit like forcing a square peg into a round hole, just doesn't fit.

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  • Grandma4919
  • 06/12/2014

A good read

I haven't read any Stephanie Laurens for a while and this was a good book to start back with. It was like I'd never been away, It was a book to curl up in comfort and listening to with a glass of red wine. Its great to be back with a good author.