I would recommend the book itself, but not the audio book version. The characters are wonderful, strong but also human in their failings. I thoroughly enjoyed reading on to discover what would happen next.
When the duke revealed the real reason he was obsessed with owning Osiris.
Absolutely not!! While I thought she did a halfway decent job of voicing the majority of the characters, she had the worst habit of stating a sentence as a question because her voice would rise in pitch. It was incredibly annoying. This happened over and over, so much that I ended up reading the book instead of listening to it.
Yes! There are more men to be saved by true love. ;-)
Of all of Tessa Dare's books, this is my very favorite. Witty writing, a beautiful love story. And expertly performed.
Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.
This initial book in the Stud Club series has mixed reviews, and it is not without its faults. It has a marriage-of-convenience/murder mystery/man-devoted-to-a-horse mish-mash of a plot, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
This a very good story with great narration. Historical romance with two wonderful characters and just a nice story. I think the combo of good narration and good story made this one 5 stars for me. Worth a Credit!!
I've read a couple of other Tessa Dare books and I find her written dialogues and plots to be funny and witty. In this book, Amelia, the nurturer of an impoverished noble family, takes the Duke of Midnight to task over him fleecing several hundred pounds and a token from the "stud club" from her younger brother in a card game. When Amelia is talking to the duke, he has a panic attack, which he is prone to when he gets in a crowd, he finds out another member of the stud club is murdered. After spending several hours with Amelia he asks her to marry him so he will have a duchess who can help care for his young teenage ward and continue his lineage. Oh and he pays her twenty thousand pounds that will help her poor but noble family survive and it will get the younger brother out of gambling debt.
Once they are married, Spencer is aching to have her put him first above her family and she becomes jealous of how he treats his horses, wanting all that love and attention directed toward her. The fifteen year old resentful niece doesn't help things either. As the relationship between the duke and Amelia develops, Spencer wants to know if she will ever love him more than her brother.
This was a funny, delightful book and I loved that the hero was a closet romantic, but denies it to the hilt when Amelia figures that out. On the negative side, I thought the ending was a little weak. Ms. Dare could have made it a bigger part of the book, but it seemed like she rushed through it. Maybe to make way for the next Stud Club novel? I gave it four stars because the ending seemed so weak, otherwise I highly recommend it.
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!