Very hard to listen to. The narrator ruined the book. She sounds like an elderly English grandmother telling tales of her first sexual encounters. Horrible.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
This was a nice georgian romance with a narrator that enhanced the story. I enjoyed Justine Eyrre's performance. Her female voices were feminine and clear, and the male voices were perfectly masculine and razor sharp.
This book got better as the story progressed. It's an interesting concept where the female and male leads somewhat switch traditional roles. Elizabeth was engaged to Marcus Ashford and broke her engagement to him after catching him in a suspicious situation. Yet, it was so hard to conceive how Elizabeth was able to get herself hitched to another man the very night she broke off her engagement to Marcus. What the????? Many questions came up right away for me. Why didn't Elizabeth give Marcus the time he needed to explain his predicament? How did she arrange to marry another so quickly? Well, these questions are pursued and explored by Marcus throughout this book as he returns to London in a poignant time in Elizabeth's life when she is both in danger and a widow. Marcus steps in to help solve the mystery surrounding her husband's murder as well as to protect Elizabeth as her fate is connected to the existence of a journal by her late husband. And so this love affair continues after being suspended for 4 years (from the time Elizabeth broke off the engagement to the present).
I really liked how both leads went through huge transformations throughout this book. In the first half of the book, Elizabeth is almost intolerable. She came across as a Type A personality and control freak to me. She also seemed hollow. In contrast, Marcus was a dream! Bless his heart, I felt so much sympathy for him because he fell in love with a very hard woman to love. When Marcus first saw Elizabeth at a debutante ball, he fell hard for her. She made an indelible impression that almost bordered on obsession for him. Marcus has not been well since Elizabeth jilted him. I loved to see how Marcus' relentless persistence turned this relationship into an incredible, insatiable love affair. He really did save Elizabeth, as a person. She didn't even realize how miserable she was until she opened up her heart to him. Lastly, the ending was very satisfying as well.
The narrator ruins the book. Her breathy and fake accent is horrible.
I have enjoyed a lot of her books. This one is not the case. Worst yet.
New reading faster paced book
sadness that I spent my money on it
Return this book
First audible book I just couldn't listen to at all!! The English accent was so bad I could not get into the story.
The book would have been better with a different narrator, such a pity she was selected to do the entire series. Had I realized that I would never have purchased the entire series but I did and I am compelled to stick it out and get through it! Mostly I like the stories but dread listening to it. Also I was not expecting it to be a series of the late 18 hundreds, Sad that the series was ruined by a bad narrator. Normally I enjoy Sylvia Day books. I just wished I have not purchased the whole series at one time.
Absolutely. I work more that 60 to 70 hours a week and have a family. Unfortunately my commute is the only time I get to indulge in the pleasure of a book.
I liked both Marcus and Elizabeth. I really enjoyed the banter back and forth between the two as they romance developed.
Her portrayal of each character was excellent.
Not really time well spent. I thought it would be a modern-ish Regency novel. It is not. It is actually porn. My own fault - i bought it because of the narrator, not realizing she also does this kind of thing.
It's probably fine for what it is. Just not what I'm interested in.
She is as usually very good. I bought the book because she's the narrator, not realizing that this is, well, special-genre fiction.
I would not want to see this as a movie but I'm sure there is a market for it.
If you like dominance erotica/pornography you may like this book. If you are looking for something a bit more Georgette Heyer stay away!
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!
Loved the audio...I have not read a print version.
I loved Marcus and Elisabeth as a couple but if I had to pick one it would be Elisabeth for
her feisty nature and strong will!
A beautiful, soulful voice that brought this book to life!
Spice in the 1700's!
I resisted this series for as long as I could and was pleasantly surprised, it was a beautiful
love story with a little action and suspense, I will continue on....