This was a captivating and engaging story. Whenever I feel the need for a historical romance, I'll look for a Lisa Kleypas book. It never fails to deliver! There's always the brilliant storyline, amazing chemistry between the characters and the connection you can't help but feel for them.
Charlotte was a great heroine. Innocent and sweet yet strong and levelheaded.
Nick was a complex man. An enigma perceived to be hardened and unforgiving yet he was the sweetest with Charlotte.
Another story that left me with a happy and contented smile. Loving this series.
*On Audible and the narrator, Susan Duerden, was brilliant!*
Read this some years ago in a paperback and loved it then. And this time with audible and it has only gotten better!!! Thank you!!!!
Avid reader and Audio books listener
Yes I love a good romance on rainy days
Wallflower's a devil in winter
The May Day celebration
I was captivated from the beginning
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!