One thing I love about this audio with Simon Prebble is the fact that he knows how to pronounce all those words in the print edition that I only thought I knew. Love his voice anyway.
A Rake's Vow matches up with how well this one is done
English as it was meant to be spoken/heard and proper enunciation and pronunciation
Read this one in paperback form but I had to have it when i saw it was in audio format. Simon Prebble is a wonderful addition.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
I thought it was very sexy.
He is a great narrator however I didn't care for him narrating this romance novel. It just didn't seem to fit. But that's just my opinion. I loved the sound of his voice tho and think he would do great in another genre, like maybe a mystery novel or horror.
No, not really. It was a great romance novel tho.
I listen to audio books and knit. Usually at the same time.
Absolutely! In fact, I've gone back to it twice so far. I really enjoy the interactions between the two main characters, Devil and Honoria. There is just enough lapel grasping with exclamations of "I won't lose you, too!" to make the story deliciously overwrought without being campy. And I can't forget the murder mystery. Or the fantastic sex scenes! Very hot! Every aspect of the novel takes me back to my adolescence and all the reasons I first sought out romances: High stakes drama! Intense, passionate characters! Mystery and intrigue! Sex! So this book was oddly comforting in that way, even as it was titillating, which feels rather awkward. Hehe. It's just a warm, sexy blanket of romantic escapism. (I think I'll use that in the title of this review! lol) This book made me fall in love with the historical romance genre all over again. And I must add that this may have not happened if it weren't for the excellent performance by Simon Prebble!
The culminating scene, of course, and the clever way in which Devil bests the villain.
I've listened to the other five books about the Bar Cynster since I first purchased Devil's Bride. I enjoyed all of them (And I loved that Simon Prebble narrated them too!), but this first book in the series remains my favorite.
I liked the hero and the heroine. Liked the storyline. Romance felt unemotional or dull. Not sure what was off with the romance. It was OK.
The narrator was difficult to understand, and I didn't like the "old man" voice he used on Devil. He made Devil sound really unappealing. The story dragged on and was tedious, and though the details weren't predictable, the relationship between Honoria and Devil absolutely was.
Predictability, cliches, nothing new or interesting.
He wasn't so bad on his own, but he did not do Devil justice.
No! I abandoned it about a third of the way through.
Good but there are over 20 books in this series.... so I must move on so I can get though these.
Hornoria and Devil were the main characters and everything centered around them and their relationship.
When Hornoria tells Devil that she has decided to marry him.
Murder, treachery and deceit mixed with passion, love and a unwavering commitment to justice and truth.
The first set of book I listened to by Stephanie Laurens were a few Regencies and Novellas. These were enjoyable and written well but a little tame. Next I read the three books from the Cynster Sisters Trilogy. With the excellent… tantalizing writing and great overall plot these were wonderful. Although those could be considered as a stand along set of three there were a number of family characters that were mentioned or alluded to that made you want to know their stories. Devils Bride introduced the majority of the family and made everything or rather everyone sink more clearly in my mind as to who they were and their relevance in the overall series. Just as with the Cynster Sisters this was a great and enjoyable read.
Loved this book and love the series already, looking forward to the other books in the servies. I like the readers voice too!
While the story was very good, the sex scenes were way too long. I wanted to skip them to get back to the interesting story.
I don't know if it is fair to write a review since I did not finish this one. I just couldn't get into it.