Say something about yourself!
St. Sebastian - a lovable rake who really really loved his wife.
Acting out the characters and their personalities
When St. Sebastian got shot and faced his true feelings of adoration for his wife.
I have listened to it twice already. Rosalyn Landor is wonderful. She adds so much emotion to her character.
I do not usually read Romance novels but I really enjoyed this introduction into the genre.
Sebastian without a doubt.
Yes. I was addicted.
If you have read the previous books in this series and wondered what would ever become of poor Evie, wonder no more. Who knew Evie had a spine of steel hidden behind all of that stuttering. Evangeline Jenner, daughter of a lady and a the notorious owner of a gamming establishment realizes after years of mistreatment by her mother’s family she simply needed to embrace the shadier side of her father's life to live on her own terms. When she seeks out a marriage of convenience she knows she has found the perfect rakehell in Viscount St. Vincent who in his own way is looking for a purpose in life as long as it does not interfere with a wicked reputation that he has spent years cultivating. Devil in Winter tells the wonder of how stuttering Evie shows she is more of a woman who can tame any rogue, no corset needed.
Listening to Rosalyn Landor read me Devil in Winter:
1. A favorite book, as narrated by Ms. Landor, is ALWAYS kicked up a notch; it is so worth a re-visit via your ears.
2. She does the American accents, for both Daisy and Lillian Bowman, with authenticity and still manages to distinguish them by infusing the fundamental nature of their characters into their voices.
3. Even better, the multitalented Rosalyn Landor’s Scottish accents for the citizens of Evie and Sebastian’s runaway wedding to Gretna Green, a village in the south of Scotland, are PERFECTION.
4. With each flawlessly enunciated word, she brings the essence of Ms. Kleypas’ wonderful characters to life by knowing how to deliver the author’s incredible prose.
5. Whether you’re listening to this while doing your housecleaning chores, traveling, or escaping the stress of Real Life, Ms. Landor lightens your load with the right amount of humorous – yet cynical - inflection in Sebastian’s aristocrat tone.
6. The arrogant tenor of Sebastian’s voice holds just the right balance of self-importance and self-mockery.
7. Thus, bringing one of Victorian London’s notorious scoundrels - and sexiest of rakes - into a new dimensional existence between your ears, to your brain, and onto your heart, making you easily understand how Ms. Kleypas is one of those authors talented enough to pull off turning a villain into a hero.
8. Yet, when scenes have a different tone, such as the slow evolution of Sebastian falling for Evie, or when he is wounded, vulnerable, and at the mercy of her ultimate medical intervention dilemma, Ms. Landor pulls that off brilliantly, too.
9. The sweetness of her voice for the shy, stuttering, but nevertheless spunky, Evie is spot-on.
10. And the BEST reason: she narrates the sigh-worthy love scenes beautifully, causing you to fall in love with Sebastian over and over again. **sigh**
In fact, I cannot give a high enough recommendation for listening to all of The Wallflowers series - as read by Ms. Landor. They are just too wonderful to miss.
i would recommend to anyone who likes historical romances.
The other Lisa Kleypas books.
When Sebastian took a bullet intended for Evie.
My favorite author paired with my favorite narrator.
I loved the entire Hathaway series, and this was my second favorite of the four books. Poppy Hathaway's story was my favorite, but here her brother gets his chance at happiness.
Rosalyn Landor is exceptional, especially in this genre. She can change voices from male to female, sinister to light-hearted. She is just outstanding!
Read Poppy Hathaway's story before this if you can. The key characters are in her story, and that background will make this read even more enjoyable.
The story of Evie and Sebastian is just a wonderful read. I enjoy Historical Romances, and this story was worth the time and the credit. The narrator was equally as good!
Out of all 4 books in the wallflower series, this is my favorite. St. Vincent has a way about him that the writer never compromises. Although I was left thinking he was such a creep from the last book, the writer really made him into one of those attractive bad boys whose bark is worse than his bite. He stays true to his character and I loved that. The other books leading men seemed to weaken or soften more than I wanted at the end of their books, St. Vincent was different, he kept his magnetism the whole way through. Evie was the perfect gal to pair with him as well. Well done, I just may read this book again.
This story I found to have the most twist, turns, and unexpected moments. Evie is my favorite of the 4 wallflowers. It’s so easy to fall in love with her sweet innocence. Not to mention I could relate to her shyness being a wallflower myself.
Probably the opening scence when Evie makes the marriage proposition to Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent.