This audible book has everything it needs to be great and it is. Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators she captures each characters essence. This book is about Evangelines story the shyest of the wallflowers who blossoms while married to London's biggest and most sexiest rakes. Listening to this book never fails to put me in a good mood.
Addicted to listening, Loves a good story and a good narration!
Lisa Kleypas is the MASTER of historical romance! This is how it should be done!
LK develops these imperfect, and diverse characters. Each heroine and hero are different in character and looks. They are not all tall with green eye, not all outgoing; they sound real, you want to get to know them and continue to follow their story.
I love the entire series, but in my opinion, this is the best of the Wallflowers series, and has such an original story. What interesting development of these complex characters, an engaging story, adventures; and a thoughtful development of a wonderful, sexy, love story between opposites, full of great humor!
She writes great sex scenes that are appropriate and integral to the story. And as always, interesting historical details add context that is missing from most other historical romances.
Narration: PERFECT. Rosalyn Landor is the best narrator for this genre! Her voice is beautiful, her acting is perfect, she distinguishes voices for every character and keeps them consistent throughout the series.
Her male voices are impressive, her female voices are lovely, her reading pace is perfect, her acting is just right! She elevates the listening experience such that you prefer to listen to the book rather than read it. Again, masterful!
The combination of Rosalyn Landor with Lisa Kleypas is wonderful and an automatic dowload for me!
Story: 5 stars, best of class!
Narration: 5 stars, perfect!
Relationship/heat: opposites attract-interesting development of a wonderful love story, Well written and Hot.
Overall: Perfect HR. Worth a credit and several listenings!
The combination of a Lisa Kleypas novel / narration by Rosalyn Landor is always a very special treat, yet this novel ranks as one of my all time favorites-- in any category. Although it is the third book in the four part Wallflower Series, it can stand alone.
Kleypas's characters are warmly drawn, and come alive in Ms.Landor's performance. Evie and Sabastian are so memorable, and real, you will miss them when the book finishes. Just the right amount of spice and heat, in an entertaining story. A little spicier than the first 2 books of the Wallflower series.
I think this book is a "Classic" in the Romance genre, and one of those delicious novels against which you will rank other books and authors. This is "the audiobook" in which you can lose yourself when you need a lovely escape.
My favorite authors: Tess Gerritsen, Anne Perry, Deborah Crombie, & Lisa Scottoline. Also, MC Beaton/Marion Chesney writes hilarious fluff.
While I don't enjoy all of Kleypas' books, I find her Wallflower Series pretty good. Books 2 and 3 are my favorites. In this tale, Kleypas pairs a shy, stuttering girl with the ton's most notorious rake and womanizer. They enter into a marriage of convenience for their own desperate reasons. It is interesting to read how the two change and grow together during the book - not just that they fall in love with each other - they grow personally and their relationships with those around them change as well. Compared to some of Kleypas' other books, this is less steamy (although still definitely warm).
I love the Wallflower books, but after the first 2, but knew exactly what would happen regarding the main wallflower. She would hate the guy first and then fall in love with him. The first lovemaking encounter was the same for all 4 books. He did this, then this, and then this. No variety. But overall, I enjoyed the story because I am a romantic and love happy ever after stuff.
Just the Wallflower series. They're all good
I like this series. It is well written and well read, but this book, to me, seems a bit far-fetched. It is nice and a good romantic tale of good-girl reforms bad-guy, but I just couldn't get into it. Perhaps, I've become too cynical to believe this fantasy.
Toward the end of the story, I gathered a bit of affinity for the hero, but it still wasn't a gripping tale for me. I think there might have been a lengthier build of of tension between the hero and heroine? But, I'm not sure there.
Anyway, I enjoyed the continuing story of the characters. The series as a whole is charming.
Yes, I would b/c the story was good and well written.
Evie and Westcliff. Evie seems to be weak but she grew as the story develop. Westcliff came from a previous book but he was a perfect recuring character b/c of his personality.
The narrator for this book was perfect.
Evie & St. Vincent were great together. I love the other characters in the story as well.
love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance
needless to say I like Lisa Kleypas
books very much especially the Wallflower series
Lisa is a wonderful story teller. The series was a wonderful read. Love every minute of it, i was sad when i was finished, wish it could 've gone on and on and on....... Well worth the read, enjoy
Good story teller. Was able to bring the story to life.
I like stories in this time period and about the English aristocracy. It takes two people who thought they didn't like each other and changes their minds as events unfold.
I have not yet heard other stories she has done.
There's always a way out.