The book had a good idea or two that could have made a great story, but there was too much predictable romantic fluff. Spoiler alert: The male character was not afraid of danger, but when it came down to it, he wasn't that capable in a fight. Of course, there was the female character trying to help but just getting in the way. Too many female characters seem to just get in the way. OK for me - nothing more.
This was such a good story. The main character Lucien was flawed, yet so caring, fearless, and proves to be a good man despite his upbringing and his troubled past. The heroine Catherine was brave and willing to take on gossip and risk ruination of her reputation in order to protect her friend, asking Lucien for his help and accepting her attraction and feelings for the "devil earl". I loved Catherine's spunk and frankness in her conversations with Lucien.
This is my first listen to Susan Erickson and Antony Ferguson. I wasn't wild about Susan's voice in the beginning - I thought her male voice was hard to distinguish from her female voice. But, as the story continued, I grew accustomed to it, and she was good in every other way. Antony's voice was only used in very brief moments to recollect the past in Lucien's background - very minimal contribution.
I am now a fan of Lorraine Heath, and am going to read more of her novels!
To me Susan Ericksen could make a phone book riveting. That's me, however. Perhaps no one else would agree with my view of her narration. I really liked this audio book. Yes it does have more than a few steamy love scenes but if you skipped right past them, you'd still enjoy listening to the story. I past the steamy love scenes because for me, they can slow down the story. If you like steamy, this book has some good ones.
The characters are three dimensional and not predictable. Without saying more, I'm downloading the second book in this series.
This was the first time I had listened to Lorraine Heath books Now I'm hooked.
This was my first book from Lorraine Heath, and I think she is an excellent writer who captures your attention. I will definatley listen to more books from Ms. Heath. She did a good job of developing all the characters, and the story does have depth and some interesting twists. However, it did take me a few chapters to get over the fact that Catherine hires Lucian as a hit man. The guy Catherine wants to kill is really evil, so you understand her motives as the book develops. The story does have some interesting sub-characters that will hopefully show-up in the future books in the series. The narrator - Susan Ericksen - is excellent. I can't wait for the next book in the series, and I hope Audible keeps the same narrator!
I am a singer and Celtic harper specializing in the music of Scotland, where I go often to study and perform. I love romance books because I like a light hearted story with a happy ending!
A good story and a wonderful narration. Susan Erikson does a great job on this whole series. If you like a happy ending, as I do, this one delivers.
This is a new author for me. I love Lorraine Heath, but I love Susan Ericksen more, I brought this series because of the narrator and I'm glad I did. Each one is as good as or better than the one before. These heroes are hard and rough and they have reason to be, they don't forget were they came from and they give a hand up to those who are were they use to be.
This was a book I had been eying for a while. The description interested me enough to keep looking at it but not enough to purchase. I finally made the order when the book went on sale. Again it sat in my library for a couple of months before I downloaded it when I knew I had no other option for a book to listen to. I can't say enough how glad I am to have listened to it! There was some amazing chemistry between the two main characters as well as an interesting story. I read and listen to so many books that it feels like there aren't too many characters and stories that really pull me in but wow, this one really did. I can't wait to get the rest of the series.
This is the story of the "Devil Earl" Lucien Langdon, Lord Claybourne, and Lady Catherine Maybry. With much borrowed from Dickens' Oliver Twist, Lucien (or Luke) was plucked from the streets by a man claiming to be his grandfather, saving him from a life of crime and poverty. His origins, however, are not so clear. Is he the Old Gent's grandson, the rightful heir? Is he a scoundrel and a murderer just posing as aristocracy? Can he help Lady Catherine with her plan to murder her best friend's abusive husband? Should he?
I will confess that I almost quit this story a few times, but I am so glad that I didn't! It takes a while to warm up, but once it does, it is so worth it! The relationship between Luke and Lady Catherine is so touching and the story really drew me in. I love that this is the first of four in a series. I will listen to them all!
I have never read the print version, but I did like the performance since she made the voices very distinct.
Then Came You. It had simliar time settings and had the girls trying to hide something.
Yes, I liked having a different narrator for the letters. Only thing that would have made it better is if he would have voiced him throughout the entire book since that's the voice that is introduced in the very begining.
Towards the end I didn't want to stop listening.