Somehow I didn't realize that this was going to be a dime romance novel. There is some witty dialog, but overall, it's predictable and unmemorable.
This is a historical romance that resembles the best of the Hollywood screwball comedies!
The scene where Harry and Olivia read a Gothic Novel to each other from their windows.
Fun, flirty and vivacious
I adore Rosalyn Landor. I get so wrapped up in her storytelling I forget it's only one narrator. She is flawless and her characters are so alive. She did a fantastic job with these two.
Grad student, avid reader/listener, yarn-fiend, romantic cynic.
This book is made in the little interactions between the secondary characters and how that plays out in the relationship between hero and heroine. The plot is not deep, it's not complex, but it has a quirky sense of humor shown in how the characters interact with each other that keeps me smiling.
I should mention that part of what makes the character interactions so great is that Quinn wove in the details of a fictional book (Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron) that almost takes on a life of its own and adds color/humor to almost every interaction.
Harry, followed closely by Sebastian. Harry is so clearly a trooper - a "get the job done", steady, reliable guy and yet he can poke fun at Olivia, twit a Russian prince, enjoy annoying his sister and care for a drunken brother who clearly dislikes him at the start. I love that Quinn introduces us to his solidness right upfront and then as the book continues we get little glimpses into the rest of his personality.
"Confound their politics, frustrate their navish tricks, on thee our hopes we fix. God save us all." He stopped, deciding that the final verse wasn't needed. He rather liked ending on "navish tricks".
This is where Landor shows what a gem of a narrator she is. Although this scene would be fantastic reading just based on Quinn's writing of it, Landor actually sings the British national anthem in character. This is the scene I have bookmarked and listen to every time I need an instant pick-me-up -- and there's no romance in it - just one character twitting another for the heck of it. :)
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This was a light hearted, fun book. Not overly funny as indicated in previous reviews but does have a fun tone. I would have like to have seen more misunderstanding antics going on between the two leads. This is a good book if you want a regency romance without having too serious of content. The narrator was good; I have enjoyed Rosalyn Landor before.
Of all the romance novels I've listened to, this is my absolute favorite. It has everything, Great Dialog, Wonderful Characters, Lots of Humor and of course... Romance. I can't say enough about the performance and the story. I loved Olivia & Harry and Sebastian is just hysterical! This is a laugh out loud joyride. Highly Recommended!!!
Love Rosalyn Landor and this was a good book. I really liked Olivia as a character.
there were some confusing parts of the book and a few plot holes but overall I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this book. It was a good "light" listen. The story was interesting, drawing a picture of two characters and then showing us how they meet and fall in love. I'm a sucker for a romance. (especially when it doesn't get too racy).