This was a great story. Without spoiling the ending I want to say it ended slightly different than the normal historical romance.
Jessica - Her secret passion was unique (or it was to me since I have only recenlty started this genera)
All of them - Rosalyn is a great narrator.
Nothing too extreme - I am sensative to suspensful moments and started getting scared/excited during a critical point. Couple times I wanted to yell at one of the main characters!
Wish the romance was hotter - I almost missed the 1st love scene...
Great story!! Light on the sex scenes but the story is very interesting.
All. Rosalyn Landor is my favorite narrator...
"Silent Revenge" is a touching historical romance featuring two wounded hearts who marry for convenience. The premise is an old one. Simon, the Earl of Northcote, is broke and needs money to keep his estates. Lady Jessica Stanton needs to marry to keep her stepbrother from taking everything she has and having her committed to an asylum. Jessica needs to get married within 6 days, when she turns 25, to save herself and her vast fortune.
It is a much told story, but with a twist. Lady Jessica has two secrets that have been shared with only a few trusted friends...one secret could give her stepbrother cause in the eyes of Regency England to commit her to an asylum.
Simon, on the other hand is suspected of murdering his father and fleeing the country 3 years ago. He has his own secrets and his own reasons for marrying Jessica. Money is one but there is another that is more important to him than the money.
"Silent Revenge" is a well written story with superb narration by Rosalyn Landor.
In search of the next great Cindarella story
the plot was good/ that although the hero was a strong figure throughout the book at the end he missed the mark and all that build up of intelligence that was accredited to him he miss major signs in the end of the book
I enjoy Rosalyn, I have since looked up other books that she has read to see if I might be interested in them
I really disliked the first Laura Landon book I listened to but thought perhaps it was the narration. Thought I'd give her another try with the great Rosalyn Landor and while it was palatable I wouldn't get another one by this author. She tends to use superlatives too often ("he NEVER felt like that" or "no other woman EVER made him feel like this") and focuses on stating the obvious over and over again. I find the author to be very formulaic in her story telling and while this is not uncommon in the genre, this author fails to add witty and engaging dialogue and/or characters that I can really like. This just isn't for me.
If I hear Simon declaring that she is his wife one more time...that's what was going on in my mind on several occasions in the story. Jessica does not feel loveable, but it takes a while until we hear the reality of her past and why she is so insecure. The storyline did have a unique twist to it, (which I obviously can't reveal) - wish the author would've delved a little deeper into how that affected their interactions as a couple. Also, I've discovered I'm not a fan of the figurative language in love scenes..."soaring to the heights...". I prefer a more literal description - you won't get that here. Nor, am I a fan of gruesome crimes mixing with flowery romance. I get that the villain has to be painted evil, but it is a turn off for me to read about sex crimes. Rosalyn Landor made it enjoyable for a listen despite all the little quirks I mentioned - she has a good range of accents/dialects and her voice is deep enough to pull off male voices well.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
First off narration is excellent....Rosalyn Landor is one of the best.
This book had me hooked from the first....once Jessica met Simon...I wanted to call in sick for work so I could just listen! Well developed characters and an interesting twist makes this a completely enjoyable romance. While there are love scenes...they are PG-13 so no one should be offended.
My biggest complaint for this book is that it could have been longer...it just ended too soon!
It is highly credit worthy...BUT at $9.79 ...just buy it and save a credit....just get it! Its sweet, heartwarming, romantic, touching, ....LOVED IT!!!
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Rosalyn Landor just knows how to enhance and transform a historical romance. She was golden as the narrator of this one
Lady Jessica Stanton had a secret that would ruin her family if the ton found out and she did everything to maintain the secrecy. But her step brother Colin, the Baron of Tanhill, is threatening to expose her secret because he wants her fortune/dowry. In order to protect herself, Jessica looks for someone who wasn't afraid of Colin and could protect her. She proposed marriage to her Simon Westland, Earl of Northcote who was on the verge of ruination. His father squandered his inheritance and Simon was in desperate need for money.
Jessica figured that her fortune was a good trade for Simon's protection.
But Simon has a bunch of secrets of his own, and what is Colin willing to do to get his hands on Jessica's inheritance? This one was full of suspense and anticipation.
This is my first book by Laura London and she wrote a book that was a little different but still full of the snobbery of the ton and the romance that I have come to appreciate about this regency period. I loved Jessica's inner strength and even though she had a disability, she found a way to overcome it. She is a strong heroine. Simon started off as an angry man, but he was good and it overcame his obsession with revenge. Love does overcome all after all.