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!
I can't believe some of these other reviewers listened to the same story I did. This story was so slow and boring that I kept looking hopefully to see if it was almost over and actually skipped ahead a few times. None of the characters were particularly appealing, in fact the hero and heroine were both really annoying! The story line was dull. Part of it sounded like it had been written by a college freshman who just finished taking Psychology 101! I guess some of you might like that sort of thing, in which case, go for it. But I definitely feel like I wasted my time!
A book lover with a romantic soul, but willing to take a leap of faith. I LOVE to get sucked into a story and live there for a bit.
I really enjoyed this. At first I thought I might not, but it took a wonderfully sweet turn fairly early on and it had me wrapped from then on. I consider it a good book if I drive a little further or clean a little more because I am wrapped up in it. This one hit the mark! A sassy heroine and a flawed but essentially SWEET Hero!
Tessa Dare, yes. Leslie has no inflictions in her voice. I could not tell who was responding to whom. My mind wondered away from the story so many times. I had yo keep rewinding to last memory.
Emily, strong,witty, loyal, smart. Nothing got past her.
Edits Brychta, Laura Dean, even Anne flosnik
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I loved the story and the narration was good too. This story was unexpected and enjoyable. I could not stop listening! In fact, I listened straight thru and couldn't sleep until it was finished. look forward to more of the Stud Club!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Very enjoyable...much like Beautiful Bastard, the couple just clicks. Amelia is no shy spinster and Spencer loves it! A happy, funny, sweet, compassionate story, narrated beautifully.
I'm new to audiobooks and I loved listening to this one. It was a delightful story with some great sizzle between the main characters and lovely moments. The dialogue was great to listen to and the characters easily definable.
The pace of the emotional development was really good. The situation was one of those impossible ones that demanded certain protocols be followed but the emotions unfolded at a more realistic and intense pace, alongside the beautiful physical relationship.
Lilting, pleasant, terrific.
Lots of laughs. Our heroine is no doormat and our hero is an alpha with a sense of humor.
My only complaint was the pronunciation of some of the words.
For once the female lead was a regular girl. It was more than physical beauty the stuff real love is made of.
Everything especially the was the Duke loved her.
All the steamy sex scenes
Yes I believe I did. Really enjoyable.
One of my personal best.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
Sure, I enjoyed this and will listen again.
Spencer the Duke-such a tortured, complicated man who wants the regular life.
Sure, not outstanding but more than competent performer.
Yes, it can be listened to leisurely - rather than intensely needing to listen to all at once.
I've run out of 'contemporary romances' (with more graphic story lines) so turn to an historical romance to fill in. Most historical romances follow the same pattern-this was a bit outside the norm and it was enjoyable.
If you’ve ever read Pride and Prejudice imagine for a moment instead of Mr. Darcy you have the 4th Duke of Morland, Spencer Dumarque, who graces the ton with his presence only at the stroke of midnight to dance one set, with one young lady of his choosing, before disappearing into the night. Instead of Elizabeth Bennett, there is Lady Amelia d’Orsay who could care less about the Duke of Morland; however, decides not to dislike him- not for his careless disdain for others- but for refusing to forgive a gambling debt he now holds over her brother Jack, which in turn requires her family to rent out their cottage for the summer, and thus not allowing her to recreate the summer memories of her past at her beloved Brierbank Cottage. The two are not what they appear to be to society or to one another. In fact, Spencer only appears in society for brief periods of time because he suffers from Ochlophopia, an exaggerated or irrational fear of crowds, and Amelia is attempting a last ditch effort to save her brother Jack who seems to be in a steady decline to ruination after the death of their older brother. Despite the pair being thrust together into holy matrimony they seem content with the contractual arrangement for fear of being taken advantage of, or do they? Add to the plot the fact the Spencer is accused of murder, and Amelia will not consummate the marriage until he can prove his innocence. Honor, Pride, Prejudice or Self-Preservation, call it what you want. Sometimes it’s best to just say what’s on your mind and get it over with already. Spence and Amelia hurt each other a great deal by what they don’t say and clarify early on, although Amelia is the one who continues this lack of communication chain, and this is truly frustrating. This was a good listen and definitely kept me engaged. I have read the next books in the series unable to find them on audio and they are wonderful. I would definitely listen or read the first in the series before moving on to the others. Happy Listening.