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!
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
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.
Home is where my books are.
Evie has a spine of steel, even if she has a stammer. After her relatives make it clear that she will be locked in her room to starve until she agrees to marry her slovenly cousin, she runs away . . . right into the arms of the biggest rake in town.
St Vincent is light in the purse, so much so that he attempted to cut in on his best friends girl, a wealthy heiress, and run away with her to Gretna Green. That plan falls apart, but not before Evie realizes he's in the soup as much as she is, so she turns up on his doorstep late one night and proposes a bargain: he marries her for her money, and she gets away from her awful relations. It's meant to be a loveless arrangement for mutual gain, but of course it doesn't stay that way for long.
There is a fair bit of drama in this one, and a scene in which someone's life is saved from a festering wound by unusual means. I'd love to know how factual that process was, historically speaking.
Lots to like in this one. Pretty steaming too.
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."
Sweet, endearing, funny...
Yes, I've listened to Ms. Landor before from a previous Lisa Kleypas audible book. She has a tendency to whine and draw words out a bit too much.
It was a good book. I thought it would be a little more to it, because the of all the rave reviews. But never this less it was good all the same.
I love books and this book I do not love. The story sounded promising but the more I heard, the more disappointed I became. I've read stories when the heroine turns to Jello with just a brush of a kiss, well this heroine became a caricature of herself, and the hero is ridiculous. All posturing and nonsense words were spoken with the stuffiest attitude that I wondered if the narrator was trying to insert some semblance of a story. I felt that the author lost her way after chapter 3. I held on 3/4's of the way through. Couldn't handle anymore. This is the first book I turned off before finishing.