I really enjoyed this book. It features love in all it's forms: new romantic love, old romantic love, lost love, sibling love/rivalry. The relationship between Amelia & Cam is charged from the very beginning. He needs something different from the over-experienced courtesans he usually spends time with, and even though she won't admit it to herself or anyone else, Amelia needs someone to help her herd the unruly siblings she's essentially been left in charge of. Its very easy to sympathize with all of these characters...even Amelia, who's stubbornness you would expect to find annoying, but actually seems understandable.
Rosalyn Landor is an excellent reader. She does a great job giving each character her/his own voice and in her narrator's voice.
Blue Moon Reviews
Narrator Landor ruins an excellent book. This series is about young vibrant characters whom Landor manages to turn into stodgy old folks.
I read so I can write
I have not read the written version of this book, so my review is of the work I've heard.
It was typically Lisa Kleypas which means it was worth the time and money. It was well written and totally enjoyable. What can be said about the hero except wow, good enough to eat.
There were no weak characters in this story. Each of them has their place and holds it well.
Ms. Landor's performance was it's usual fantastic. She is one of only a handful of really outstanding narrators of historic romance novels.
Favorite books are Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series. I also like supernatural novels such as Laurel K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs and Charlaine Harris. I love mysteries as well as mysteries/romance for example J.D Robb's In Death series. I will read a good contemporary or historical romance novel as well. I guess what I'm saying is I love anybook that is good enough to provide me with a well-deserved escape and entertainment.
Every so often I like to read a good romance novel. I always thought Lisa Kleypas was a good writer whose novels were entertaining. However, this book was a huge disappointment. I only finished it because I was away from home and nothing else had been downloaded. The characters were drab and underdeveloped, the plot was one dimensional and cliche. I don't expect a great deal of depth in a romance novel but this had none. Out of no where she threw in a supernatural element, meanwhile she left all of the story lines open except the romance portion. There was a tiny mystery involving a tattoo and that was never revealed to us readers. Last but not least, the book ended abruptly. My advice is not to waste your time reading this book unless you're using it as a sedative.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
There are parts to the story that I really enjoyed once I got into it. The problem is that it took awhile to get into the book. Once there it is easy and enjoyable and completely predictable. The main characters are interesting and there is a story there (although there is a distracting ghost side story that seems so out of place) but the narrators voice is so annoying. I have to admit that I went from "oh this is pretty good" to "why did i download this?" This was my first Lisa Kleypas download and might be my last for awhile.
After listening to this, I wondered what ever induced me to purchase it. I went back to read the summary, and I still don't know. It is clearly a romance novel, and I've not read one in decades, so I was surprised (and rolled my eyes a lot) at the very graphic "perfect-man" sex. I was annoyed at the perfunctory element of paranormal events and also at the way that key plot elements were not tied up. Guess they want me to buy book 2. Ain't gonna happen.