at the beginning this book was very boring and I was about to write to audible to see if I could get my credit back but then I waited and im so gald I did! really cute story! like I said... just give it a little and the story gets juicy!
If you've read CF or FSOG this is a little lighter. I gave it a 4 overall because at one sprint Elizabeth just starts to grate on my nerves. Great narration. Would have preferred the whole book to be through Marcus' perspective.
Yes! i like Day's books but this was just okay.
No. it was hard to understand her.
I have all of the Crossfire series and the Dream Guardian series. I loved both series. Hated this book.
I couldn't get past the first chapter.
Different, enduring and hot
The first time, it is way out there, but certainly hot and part of their history! Not offensive.
Love Justine Eyre, she did a great job!
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.