This is book 3 in the Scoundrels series, and it was my least favorite in the series, but still, good. I was not sure if I would like Sterling in this book, as he was a jerk in book 2. Sterling started off pompous in this book as well, but once you understood his issue (he was going blind - not a spoiler), I begin to warm up to him. I did get frustrated that Sterling was so hung up on title and social standing - it took something away for the book. Frannie is great - really too good for Sterling, even thought her social standing was lower. The ending of this book is excellent and the epilogue was wonderful. It really ended the book on a high note. The narrator is excellent. I'm really looking forward to book 4, as the hero Swinder seems great in the prior books!
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Frannie or Franny however she is spelled is a character outlined in the first two novels as a woman who raped, beaten and while not fearful of men completely and utterly disinterested and dressing drab to not catch attention.
Lorraine Heath seemed to forget her own story and had this four book series take a turn for the worst in book 3. While I love Frannie as a character, I found it absolutely unbelievable she would end up with who she does because A) he is snobby and would never show interested regardless of lush as was outlined in book 2 and B) she would never cross a room to talk to a man just plain and simple.
So the motivation behind the characters during the first few chapters is not only not believable but it doesn't match the first two books in the least.
Thumbs down on this one. Not terrible - you'll like it but if you like a good story and you get annoyed when authors forget the characteristics of their own characters...well then you'll be very annoyed until you get happy 3/4 of the way through because you get drawn in anyway.
An interesting diversion.
Easy to follow.
Yes! She is remarkably talented and my favorite narrator. Ms. Erickson's british accent was spot on and smoothly delivered.
I wasn't sure I'd like this but, I was looking for a light read. It was a light read but was full bodied so to speak. The characters were fleshed out and the story was full and complete. The author took something that could have been pure fluff and really created a full and entertaining story. I liked the characters. And the reader did an excellent job. She's done other books I've read and she never disappoints.
Well spent? I can't yes but it wasn't awful just SLOW literally and figuratively. I had to increase the narration speed and found myself trying to ”encourage development” lol (Imagine someone yelling at the television set during a football game!) Frustrating but keeps you listening WITH increased speed, unless my app is defective.
Speech was so slow I increased narraron x2 (w/o any distortion) just to sound normal. I just removed a book from my cart because it had the same narrator.
The whole series has the SAME problem with sluggish narration.
depends on the listener. It had likeable characters, though irritating and predictable there's ”fun” along the way. I put up with the narration so that says a lot for the story.
I actually enjoyed this series very much. The reader was simply excellent, and added to the enjoyment. Nice light listen, but very much enjoyed!!
Totally addicted to Audible.
This is the third book in the series and I have enjoyed each of them. The characters in these books have all overcome sad circumstances but they display a wealth of wonderful traits and try to make the world a better place. I think this adds something to these books that cannot be found in the normal historical romance. This book in particular is the story of a strong, caring woman who made good in the world. It left me feeling good and very satisfied.
If you've listened to the previous books in this series and enjoyed them, you're doubtless to enjoy this one also. You're going to be so happy to get to know Franny better. Similarly to book 1 & 2, the journal entries continue to add something special to this audiobook.
If you haven't listened to the previous books, I would recommend doing so. I think you'll still enjoy the book, but there are definitely some references you won't understand without starting with book one.
FYI: This book isn't exactly a sequel. It seems to be happening at the same time as the first two books.
Just as good, if not better, than the previous books in the series. As I listen to them, I am beginning to get a feel for the narrator. She still isn't as smooth to listen to as the likes of Simon Prebble, but they are still worth the listen.
yes, it was a great knowing all the characters better.
The suspense as each one of Fallons kids do their best
Her suspensful voice is great and you really visualize all the happenings...
Audible.com is a great way to download books at a reduced price. The best way I have found all is so clear and just great! I really appreciate being a member of the....