As usual, LK's books are all around fabulous. Great characters...different surprises than the usual romance novel...just the right amount of steamy love scenes and terrific endings!!! Can't wait to download the next book. :)
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
Maybe... With a warning about the sexual content.
Enjoyed all the characters.
Hmmm... Didn't read the print version.
Definitely NOT rated PG13.
Lisa is a great writer. Love her story lines, characters and attention to details...
Just wish there was more "left to the imagination" for the sexual content.
I love the Hathaway Series! I love the characters and the stories are interesting and well developed, but, jeez there's just too much sex in this one. Every other scene Amelia and Cam are at it again! I got to the point where I'd groan "Oh man, not again!" If I'd had the ability to fast forward through these scenes I would of. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the least bit prudish, but pleeease! "Too much information!!!" I would enjoy the romance scenes more if Lisa could leave something to the imagination. How about a few scenes of dialog before "Hathaways Gone Wild" starts up again :)
I do love the story and I especially love Cam and Maripen. The addition of this aspect makes the stories so interesting that I can listen to them over and over. All the characters are wonderful and I highly recommend this book and all the other ones in this series. Lots of laughs as well as high drama. A perfect mix.
Totally addicted erotic & romance audiobooks! I rely on you lovely reviewers to find my next listen and try to pay it back with my reviews!
This is my first Lisa Kleypas read/listen and I'm only disappointed that I haven't found her sooner! I had a hard time stopping myself from listening all day and all night - and I doubt it will get better any time soon since I immediately downloaded the next in the series when I was finished!
The Hathaway siblings are caught between the two worlds of the English aristocracy, since their brother was recently and unexpectedly titled through a distant relative, and their middle-class, scholarly roots. The love story is between Amelia, the oldest sibling and caretaker of the orphaned, Hathaway siblings and Cam Rohan, who straddles several worlds and social classes as well. Cam is half-Roma, half-Irish, was abandoned by his people at a young age, and manages a disreputable gaming establishment. Despite his deeply held cultural beliefs that material goods and money should not be acquired in order to lead a free and fulfilled life as a Roma, he has a great deal of wealth.
I loved how Kleypas explored Roma culture and the prejudices of the time intertwined with the role of wealth, class, and peerage in the early 19th Century. So interesting! Yet still such an intriguing romance. This book is a rare combination of substance and sin - I highly recommend it!
If you're a romantic at heart you'll love this story. While Emile has a lot of good qualities she was very stubborn to the point of irritation at times. I absolutely loved the character CAM for his patients mostly. This is one of those stories I will listen to again.
I love the audible version more than the print version. There are differences between the two. Christopher Frost shows up earlier in the print version. The architectural firm is headed by his brother in the print version but by an entirely unrelated character in the audible version. This is not abridged as some reviewers have thought. It's just slightly different - improved, I would say. It's almost as though the audible version was based on a later edition than the print version I have on my Kindle. Wish I could get the audible book in print - maybe with whisper sync.
Cam Rohan and Merripen. They are fascinating characters. Lisa Kleypas could do a series based on them before and after meeting the Hathaways. Beyond the Hathaway series.
I love Rosalyn Landor's performances. I look for books she has narrated. This is one of her best. Truly, I have never heard any of her narrations that I did not enjoy.
There is a lot of humor in this book. I love the interplay between characters. Lisa Kleypas has a wonderful gift for dialogue and Rosalyn Landor brings it life with her voice acting.
I've have listened to this book over and over. I highly recommend it.
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.
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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.
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.