I found the characters to be very compelling and Quinn's sense of humor is strong throughout. However, the conflict that only comes about in the last few chapters comes across as manufactured and awkward. Sir Harry's internal conflict or Olivia's discovery of Sir Harry's secrets would have served as a much more plausible problem for the protagonists to overcome.
Overall, it was enjoyable but not one I will reserve for my "keeper shelf."
Book: 3 1/2 stars
This is a fun, happy read. There is a lot of internal dialog, especially at the beginning, but in this case it's humorous and lively. I especially enjoyed that Olivia and Harry come to like each other and actually become friends.
Audiobook: 4 1/2 stars (Rosalyn Landor)
The audiobook gives the narrator a lot of opportunities to showcase her wide range of talents, including accents, foreign phrases and even a little singing.
Olivia and Harry of course! Olivia because she's just so funny in her little ways and Harry because of his wit
her voice make them all seems alive
the kidnaping of Olivia
Totally addicted to Audible.
I love buying books on sale to discover authors I have not read and this has been a delightful purchase. A little romance, a little intrigue and a lot of humor. Rosalyn Landor is a favorite narrator and she brings just the right tone to this story.
I enjoyed it.
Yes, I would recommend it. It was different than most love stories, and although the first part was a little slow, the second part was interesting. It was worth listening to.
I enjoyed the humor.
The performance by Rosalyn Landor made this story. Her ability to change her voice between male and female were exceptional, making the story interesting. Without her, I think it would have been hard to follow.
Semi retired CPA, Sarah's mom, corgi mom, avid traveler, political junkie, somewhere north of ATL
I listened to this while I was outside staining my deck. It was a pleasant piece of candy that needed no attention to details. The perfect novel for the mindless task at hand. I don't think I will waste credits on another of her books, however. I fear they will all be the same? More interesting authors and characters out there.
For me... The narration was a tad annoying and the story was very thin and predictable. This book doesn't compare to other historical love stories. Good thing I got it on sale.
I purchased this book some months ago but for some reason it got lost in my library. Dug it out this morning and spent the entire day listening and laughing.
How fun it is to have a historical romance with great humor. I laughed out loud many times.
Roslyn Landor is at her usual best. Julia Quinn hit a home run with this one.