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by Lara Adrian [writing as Tina St. John] | Read by Antony Ferguson

This tale of revenge and redemption is full of the kind of detail that fans of historical romance will savor. Narrator Antony Ferguson captures the chemistry between the story’s cynical hero and his feisty, innocent lady. Gunnar Rutledge, a dark knight, has captured Adrian, the daughter of the man he considers his worst enemy. But, as he soon discovers, her love may be his only hope for salvation. Ferguson’s narration often sounds stilted, and his characterizations inconsistent, but he does highlight the moments of humor in the dialogue, ensuring a good balance of darkness and light in this quick-moving tale. Throughout, the wit, charm, and emotional power of Adrian’s story shines and will keep listeners attentive until the final confrontation. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine