Just a book fool.
BAH this is a wonderful story but SO FRUSTRATING! I didn't know if I was going to make it there for a while. The narrator was fantastic, the characters are so charming, and the setting is perfect.
I highly recommend The Husband Trap to fans of romance, comedy, and 19th century British lit.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This book is good in that it was fast and light. I did enjoy it, the narrarator good, but I was rolling my eyes several times with the descriptions such as "moon and stars sailing through her head as esctasy reached her." I had a chuckle over how cheesy it sounded. If you don't take it to seriously this is a good romance. The heroine made me want to slap her because she kept making the same mistakes over and over, in a friendly way such as I would my own sister for being stupid. Her sister on the other had has made me dispise her and I decided I don't want a happy ending for her so I will skip book 2 and continue on to book 3.
A wonderful adventure!!
The whole book was memorable. Ms. Warren did a nice job giving just enough details to put you in the time period.
I love all Ms. Amato's narrations and she was the reason I purchased this audio book in the first place. Wonderful selection!
The ending...but I can't tell.
Give it a try, it is fun and light.
I am a child of the 50's, love kids, animals, plants. I adopted a Sulphur mustang mare (desendant of the warhorses of the Conquistadors).
The plot seemed so predictable - perhaps more character development would have helped...
With such a predictable plot the author should have tossed the reader a bone by having more character development, and/or more historical background. If this book were a painting the main characters would have been stick people...
The narrator didn't have a lot of range as far as making the voices of the different characters distinguishable, but I don't know if it's possible for the narrator to have changed that. Not every narrator has the talents of Davina Porter or Marguerite Gavin...
With the predictable plot, and weak character development each character was needed...
This was a passable book, especially if you like soft, text-type porn...
St. Louis, Mo.
The characters were flawed, and real. Adrian is a snotty aristocrat with a temper, but he does have a kind heart -- and is somewhat self-aware. Violet is insecure, and she knows it. I loved that she did stand up for herself. I'm not your standard Regency romance reader. I picked this audiobook because I love Amato's narration. Her skills are breath-taking. She especially does male voices well.
Their wedding night. It's steamy, but also real and very painful. It was great to be inside Adrian's head. You get a real sense of 1800s standards, when it came to noblewomen and their "virtue." The couple's second night together, when they play cards, is also quite remarkable.
There are 3 that stand out: When Violet stands up to the housekeeper, when Violet saves the dog, and the reconciliation meeting at the country estate.
Violet, because she really is well-drawn,. And you see her grow from a sheltered cipher of a woman into one with backbone. Loved her dog, Horacio, and her brother-in-law, Kit. Her mother-in-law is also a fresh piece of work -- and she's FRENCH!
The one downside is that the twin Jeannette is such a manipulative person that I'm not sure I can bring myself to listen to "The Wife Trap,'' even though I love Amato. I am next listening to "The Wedding Trap." Another great example of Amato's work is Amanda Quick's "The Paid Companion."Audible has it, and I highly recommend it.
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The narration was very slow. The story pace was slow and the characters were not my favorite. It was not an enjoyable book for me. I increased the playback speed and doggedly finished this listen. I will not continue this trilogy. The idea was excellent but I think the narrator might've ruined it for me. Next.
It had a good premise but the heroine is such a push over it becomes annoying. She is so insecure and lets her sister walk all over her even though she knows she is being deceived. It was worth one read...maybe if it was free or less than $5. Not worh a credit though.
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I wouldn't tell a person NOT to buy this audiobook. In truth I did find it quite satisfactory. It was an easy audiobook to listen to, having romance, no real antagonist and presenting an uncomplicated plot with basically 'good' characters whose only conflicts are the ones they create themselves. I listened to this book while doing chores around the house and I found it to be good company as I worked.
The author bases her story around twins who are identical in appearance but complete opposites otherwise. A turn of events puts the wrong sister in the right place...and so the story unfolds, progressing as one might suspect with little to no surprises.
I loved this book and the narrator truly brought this book to life. Being married to an identical twin I can see how this could very easily happen and how Violet is so much weaker than Jeannette. The other two books in this series are just as good. I love them all.
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I thought the book was extremely cliche. It became boring because you knew how the book would end.
I've never listened to any books narrated by Tracy Anne Warren and I don't think I want to repeat the experience. Her voice was very monotone. She used the same voice for all the males and the same voice for all the females. It really wasn't convincing at all.
flat, unimaginative and boring.
Some twists and turns would have set it apart and made it not so predictable. Maybe some mystery and some humor... anything to set it apart! I had a hard time getting through it.