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The Paid Companion

Amanda Quick

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical-he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancEe will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances-and dreams of a life of independence-convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer-and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical-he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancEe will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances-and dreams of a life of independence-convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer-and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical-he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancEe will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances-and dreams of a life of independence-convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer-and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bianca Amato

Length:

11h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

28:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:17