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Scarlet Nights: A Novel

Scarlet Nights: A Novel

Written by Jude Deveraux

Narrated by Rick Holmes


Scarlet Nights: A Novel

Written by Jude Deveraux

Narrated by Rick Holmes

ratings:
3.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Aug 3, 2010
ISBN:
9781442304444
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In the third book in the Edilean series from New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux, a young woman learns that her fiancé is not who he appears to be.

Sara Shaw and Greg Anders are engaged to be married. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Sara, Greg is a big time fraud man, descended from a long line of con artists and thieves. In fact, his mother is also in Edilean, incognito, masterminding a scheme to pull of the heist of her lifetime-and Greg is using Sara to get closer to what his mother is seeking.

But when Mike Newland, a sexy undercover cop, who is investigating Greg and his family, enters the picture, he is able to tip Sara off that her fiancé is not who he seems. When he asks Sara to help him gather evidence against Greg and his mother she is terrified-especially since it means she must pretend to still love Greg, even after she has found out the terrible truth about him.

As they work together Sara gets to know Mike and find out about his long connection to the town of Edilean. And with the help of Jocelyn from Lavender Morning, they at least learn the secret that has been haunting Edilean for almost seventy years.
Released:
Aug 3, 2010
ISBN:
9781442304444
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning, The Scent of Jasmine, Scarlet Nights, Days of Gold, Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, and Secrets. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. To learn more, visit JudeDeveraux.com.


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  • (4/5)
    I was very hesitant to read this book as the 2 prior to it were not good. I am glad I did. It was what I expect from this author! Near the end parts started to feel like she wanted to wrap it up quickly but it was an enjoyable read. I loved the Hero.
  • (4/5)
    Really thrilling story! I loved it. Jude is a master of story telling.
  • (4/5)
    Another of her books which takes place in the small town of Edilean. It was nice to revisit with some of my favorite characters from the first book and learn about a new character, Tess' brother. It was a romance but it felt like the romance was secondary to the plot.
  • (4/5)
    Awesome! Mystery, Drama, Romance, History - Jude Deveraux at her finest (and love the Ft. Lauderdale - South Florida conenction)"
  • (3/5)
    Wow, this one was lousy. I enjoyed the previous two Edilean books for what they were: popcorn romance, but enough charm and sizzle to satisfy. This book, surrounding a resident of the town who discovers her fiancée isn't who she though he was, and the undercover police detective there to catch the man, was incredibly cheesy and annoying.Sarah Shaw, a country mouse of a woman (yet apparently startlingly sexy despite her preference for extremely prim clothing and behavior), is the most boring and unappealing character I've encountered in a while. Ugh. I found it completely unlikely that her character could draw in a man as attractive as Mike Newland is described (though he was annoying in his own way).The only reason I kept listening to this was it was better than listening to nothing, though having finished it, I'm thinking I should have gone with nothing...Avoid if you dislike treacly, cheesy love stories with boring and unsympathetic dish towel-like characters who suddenly jump into uncharacteristic action simply so the people around the character have slightly more believable reason to suffer said character's presence. Blech!
  • (4/5)
    Really good book -- not what I expected it when I chose the title from Audible.com. Actually takes place in present day Virginia. I found it a little hard to follow at the beginning, learning about the characters and the relationships. Once I got that straight, I enjoyed the story and the twists and turns of the mystery.
  • (3/5)
    Tiny Edilean, VA is hides many secrets. And now it's hiding a vicious con artist and her manipulative son. Sent to bring the pair in, Detective Mike Newland doesn't know quite what to make of things. Seducing women in the line of duty is nothing new. He's spent half his career undercover, but this time the seducee is an innocent, not a mob boss's wife, mistress or daughter. He's falling for her, but keeping her safe may mean putting her square in harms way. Sara Shaw is engaged to be married, but everyone in her small home town of Edilean, Virginia hates her fiance. When he's called out of town only days before the wedding, Sara is left to the matchmaking plots of her family and townsfolk, and to the realization that maybe she's made a mistake after all. Typical Deveraux.
  • (4/5)
    I've enjoyed this book, once again returning to Edilean. I felt that this story had more to it than the previous two, but then again the others are building background for this one as well. I found the relationship between Sara and Mike to be fun and believable. I loved the added touch of a mystery and a bad guy who seems to know more about it than anyone else. A fun read and I'll be looking for the next in the series.
  • (3/5)
    Sarah Shaw is happily planning her wedding to Greg Anders. The wedding is in a few weeks, but Greg had to leave town suddenly and she hasn't been able to contact him since. Then one night while she is temporarily sleeping in her friends' apartment while her plumbing is being fixed, a trapdoor opens in the floor of her bedroom and a (very handsome) man emerges. Mike Newland is an undercover FBI agent who is investigating a family of criminals and has traced them to the small town of Edilean. After a rocky start, Sarah and Mike become "friends" but are also very attracted to each other. Sarah doesn't realize that Mike is about to burst her very happy bubble.This is the third book in the Edilean series and features many of the previous characters. It is a pleasantly entertaining novel until the last few chapters when the plot becomes totally implausible. I was enjoying the book until that point, but the ending ruined it for me.