I love books that talk about special powers an abilities and so it's only natural that I liked this book immediately. I found it clever and the storyline was suspenseful a bit as well. So if you are in the mood for a historical romanced do consider this one. Again, keep in mind that this is a 4 and not a 5 star. So if in the mood for a 5 star, get a Laura Kinsale book instead.
This was a big fat "meh". I have read other books by this author in her various pseudonyms, but has to be the bottom of her barrel. I don't mind the fact that it was predictable and formulaic...all her books follow the same basic steps. But this one was incredibly boring. People spent so much time talking about boring stupid things that the reader (or listener) already figured out. Venetia and her family spent a good 10 to 15 minutes considering what to do when her "husband" showed up and she assumed he was a blackmailer. I respect the fact that the author wants to establish that she is an intelligent and self possessed woman, but ^@%@# we already know who it is!!! Stop harping on it! This is just one example of many super boring scenes you will sign up for if you get this book. I'm not saying you won't like it, but I didn't. I also didn't like the narrator very much.
Yeah, I like romance novels. So what??
Boring. Couldn't finish it, in spite of the great narration. Should be listed as a novel, not a romance.
What's up Amanda??
I am listening to this now and struggling. Everytime the reader transitions her voice to say "Venetia said..." or "Gabrielle said..." etc, I am so completely annoyed. It is distracting from the story. Nonetheless, I am going to finish listening and give it a chance since I wanted to read this series for a while now. If book 2 is similiar I will give up the quest and move on to another series.
MY FIRST TIME WITH THIS AUTHOR, I DIDN'T LAST MORE THEN A 1/2 HR. PROBABLY IS JUST ME, BUT IT WAS THE LEVEL OF A TRITE HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE NOVEL. NOT MY CUP OF TEA. CAN I GET A REFUND?