I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
I skipped over this one several times because the description sounded - frankly - yucky, but it's way off the mark. It turned out to be a fine read and one of the better narrations by Duerden - all the whispering doesn't bother me at all- and her male voices are better than some of her books. The book turned out to be a real delight, and once again there's no relation between the cover and the much more fun story that is told. Glad I risked it.
ehhh.. its ok. I like the story line but I have read better.
the story line itself
No. I dont like her. Why is the guy she portrays always whispering? It was so annoying and I had to force myself not to stop listening.
Get a better performer like Natalie Ross!
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
An excellent story. Set in a historical time period many have written about, the plot line itself is unlike anything I have read before. Kleypas has the skill necessary to pull off this uncommon story line and keep the romance alive throughout.
Its been a while since I read a true historical romance novel, and this book was very representative of the typical components. It was well written, and the narrator did a very good job with the text. However it was very predictable with a creepy old guy, and the recalcitrant heroine who wants everyone to like her just the same. Queue the hero with the tainted past who saves her.....and together they are restored to their well-deserved status within society.
But still...... if this is your "cup of tea", and you're looking for a bit of mild escapism, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this story.
Yes, it was one of the most sensuous books by Lisa.
Susan did an excellent job in creating the heat between the two main characters.
The bathing scene comes to mind.
An excellent story - with a few terrific twists and turn - classic Lisa Kleypas!
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
I hate reading "another great book". Instead i want to say that I have more praise for Lisa Kleypas than I ever thought possible. I have the tendency to treat romance novels as "low brow" entertainment. That's my ignorant and self conscious problem. Lisa Kleypas writes for my own heart!
This book is fantastic. Lady Sopia's Lover is my favorite of Kleypas books. This is the story of Nick Gentry, Sophia's brother. Definitely read the other first.
I can say I like these books most of all.
These characters are wonderful. And the story is engrossing, as all Kleypas novels seem to be!!
Read lady Sophia, then this. You wont regret it!
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
It was an entertaining listen. But I found it missed the breathe-taking quality that Lisa's books mostly have.
She is a really good narrator. But in this book I didn't particularly enjoy her performance of Nick !!!! Tooooo harsh and villainy !
I think not
I read so I can write
This was an amazing finish to an amazing series. Kleypas at her best. Fantastic characters and story. Can't wait to listen to it a second time. Nick and Lottie make a great couple and the tension of the story lasts to final chapter.