M.O.M. - manager of mayhem!
I love Kleypas! but this is not her best story or even characters...
Kleypas is a great romance writer... unique stories and great characters
Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.
Got Chemestry? YES!!!!!!
Way too many to sum it down to just one. I did like the moment he proposed though. Cleverly done! "How about THIS house?" :)
She pretty good with the exception of the male voices. Not bad enough to make me dislike it, just not very masculine or sexy.
I love, love, love, loved this book! From almost the very beginning it was fantastic. Not very often do you find the chemistry between the hero and hereon this good. Its just hard to re-create in a book but the banter between these two and the comedy is outstanding. Not over-done sex scenes either! I've read several of LK's books (well had them read to me) and this one is by far my fave. I couldn't help but laugh out loud several times. The hereon is quite feisty and she gives the hero hell but he loves her anyway!
The story made me laugh, cry, and of course there were romantic scenes but they were well done and did not make up half the book: which happens in so many of the books I've read more recently, form different authors,
Roslyn Landor always gives the characters their own voice and their personalities really come alive.
There's a part in the book when the main character's best friend does what he thinks is best for her. This tells you so much about this character and how smart or foolish he really was.
I always like listening/reading to Lisa Kleypas books knowing I won't be disappointed, The Story had enough spins to make it unpredictable. I hope the rest of the series are avilable in audio books.
This story is where Derek Craven and his elite gambling hell are first introduced. While this is the story of "lawless Lily" and Lord Raiford, Craven plays a major role and is quite a complex character in his own right.
I loved Lily's story. She is a strong, valiant, eccentric young woman who has had a lot of heartache and her actions and motivations are completely true to character. There are a lot of great plot twists as her problems are gradually resolved and I love to "re-read" this audio often.
The author did a great job of portraying Derek's cockney accent, with the authentic Th's mixed up with F's and V's (fink = think, wiv = with for example) plus all that great slang. Derek crawled his way out of the gutters of the Rookery in London and what he has accomplished is due solely to the the strength of his personality.
I have a favorite playlist I think you might enjoy:
1. Then Came You - Lily, Alex and Derek Craven, and we meet Derek's competitor, ex prize fighter Ivo Jenner. A favorite side character is the club's factotum, Worthy.
2. Dreaming of You - Derek Craven and Sara Fielding, and more of Lily, Alex, Worthy and Ivo Jenner.
3. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, Book 3) - Ivo Jenner's daughter, Evie, and Lord St. Vincent. She elopes with St. Vincent to escape her mother's family and spend time with her lower-class dying father. We meet Cam Rohan, the gypsy factotum of Jenner's elite gambling hell. (You could also insert book 2, It Happened One Autumn where St. Vincent is introduced, ahead of this one, but the flow from the earlier stories is better without it.) Cam Rohan is a good friend of Evie's and a very interesting character.
4. Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways, Book 1) - gypsy Cam Rohan and Amelia Hathaway. St. Vincent, Marcus and Lillian from the Wallflower series are major supporting characters. Cam is a major character throughout the rest of the Hathaway series.
5. Seduce Me at Sunrise (Hathaways, Book 2) - Win Hathaway and Kev Merripen, a gypsy adopted into their famly as a child.
6. Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaways, Book 3) - We go back to the amazing Rutledge hotel, where the Bowmans and Simon Hunt from the Wallflower series used to stay. Harry Rutledge is entranced by Poppy Hathaway. Love this quirky family and especially Beatrix' pet ferret, Dodger, and her hedgehog, Medusa!
7. Married by Morning (Hathaways, Book 4) - Cam's brother-in-law, Leo Hathaway and the younger girls' companion, Catherine Marks. More of the Rutledge hotel also, and the ferret plays a major role!
8. Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways, Book 5) - The conclusion with Beatrix Hathaway and her pen pal, Captain Phelan, along with her animal menagerie!
Let me know if you try this custom playlist, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!
After the first 10 minutes, I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, but I ended up really enjoying the characters, the story and nearly everything about it. I didn't like the "bet" (don't want to spoil the story) and I thought the hero could of been much more decent and gentlemanly about that, but I ended up really liking the story and will definately listen to it again at a later date.
I especially like the stories that include humor and quirky characters. If you liked the dialog from Leo in the Hathaway Series or Sebastian in "What Happens in London", you will like this book.
There was a pretty good story here, but endless, needless, sex scenes that didn't further the story. If I wanted to read porn, I would order it. I'm not bashful of sex scenes in books, but once they started (in the second half), it seems that was all there was! To the point where it really detracted from the story.
Unlikeable, self-centered heroine is annoying. And when she hooks up with hero she continually tells him "no" and he doesn't stop. "No" means 'No". I couldn't finish this one and I love her Wallflowers and her Hathaways series.
Everything I read by Lisa Kleypas is wonderful. I especially enjoy that it is ready by Rosalyn Landor. She is one of my favorites as well.
She has so many different voices she can do. It's just so enjoyable listening to her.
As usual, Lisa Kleypas delivers a great story. Rosalyn Landor brings it alive with her reading/performing of the characters. Couldn't stop listening but was sad to hear it end. I will listen to this one again and again.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
Oh dear, for all Lisa Kleypas fans, she has outdone herself with this book. It was absolutely a marvel to read, I could picture everything in my mind as it was being read and the narrator Ms Landor did a fabulous job with the character and voices. A truly must read!!!!!!