Rosalyn Landor is what makes this book so good. Her voice makes the character so good and enjoyable.
When the heroine was taking car of the hero. I like his moody temper. He's too funny and sweet!
This book was the best of the serie.
I've only listened to 2 of the Wallflower books, #2 and this one. I felt this one had more, hmm, integrity? I mean the story was well contained within the book and the loose ends wrapped up. The hero redeemed himself for past misdeeds, and our little Wallflower found some confidence and started to bloom on her own, not just as a result of having a man come to love her and take care of her. I also enjoy getting to know some characters outside of the 'ton'.
You will like the main characters. even though you know how the book will end, the way LK entangles ones imagination in her stories hypnotices. I felt hooked from the begining till the end. The love scenes were HOT. I enjoyed the adventure and complications these characters had to endure. It was fun. This is a good one.
Rosalyn, you did a great job with the "stammer" with Evie. I have a sister and niece that have this and you are right on. Just a little hint also, there is not stuttering when they sing!! Weird huh? I did learn something with the research you seem to have done...so thanks.
The book is wonderful and I though the gentleness Sebastian showed made me cry. Also the strength Evie had was awesome. I did think it went a little overboard at times with Sebastian...but hey, guess that would be under the category of personal preference.
I like this story a great deal. But I truly can't stand the American accent of Lilly and Daisy. I had to stop the last book bc of it. The narrator is great, but I can't stand her American accents. I don't actually like the sisters at all. They're abrasive to the point of anoyance.
But Evie and St Vincent have a nice story.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
Story - Devil in Winter is the story of a young couple who don't know each other but then meet and plan a marriage of convenience which occurs in two days. Sebastian (a ladies' man) and Evie (a wallflower) develop a mutual sexual attraction quickly, but the rest of the relationship...well, you need to hear the book. The setting is London in the 1800's. The story is good, but I never really fell in love with the characters or cared a lot about their story. There are 3-4 sex scenes which are pretty hot, and there is a decent story line running along with the romance aspect.
Narrator - While the reader did a good job, I didn't like the way she performed Sebastian. He was portrayed as 32 years old and very sexy, but I thought he sounded like a stuffy old codger. NOT a romantic voice.
Overall - If you like historical romance, you will probably like this story, but it's definitely not a "must hear."
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
another winner from Ms. Klepas, i love her characters and the series follow throughs, I'm never left wondering, I get my happily ever after endings which always makes my day!
I have never read/listened to a Kleypas book before and I must say I will definitely try more! I am a lover of Judith McNaught and Ms.Klypas was reminicent of her and did not disappoint me with her writing style. She brought the characters to life and made a compelling story. I would have liked to have heard a bit more of how it came to be that Sebastian fell in love with Evie( i was confused as to why) but as a whole the story went well. I was not a huge fan of Rosalyn Landor... she made the men sound like silly caricatures instead of compelling heroes for us to fall in love with. I much better prefer narrators like Jenny Sterling, Jennifer Wiltsie or Susan Duerden... I would recommend you try it out if you are one who can get past Ms. Landor's stodginess! I give the plot 4 stars and the narration 2-3 stars. And give the overall rating a 4 so one wont pass up a good story because of a so-so review! Happy Listening!