Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
What I mean by the headline is the writer didn't sell us some hot guy - she sold us a real guy. She didn't sell us some babe - she sold us a real woman and she makes the story organically mature into a love story - really good.
I loved this book. The love story was heartwarming with main characters who did not possess the typical "flawless beauty." Plenty of mystery, intrigue, great sex, and compelling friendships. Narration was terrific. One of the best books in this genre.
Elizabeth Hoyt is a wonderful author. I love her fairy tales too. I really enjoyed this book. The story was good and the narrator just makes this book so much better. I enjoyed the Maiden Lane series so much, I was so happy to see this Raven Prince series come out on audible. The first book in the Four Soldiers series is good but unfortunately the narrator is not so good and I was only listened to the first book. UGH.. If you enjoy historical romance novels you will enjoy Elizabeth Hoyt. I am now a fan.
I am moving on to the second book of the Raven Prince series, Leopard Prince.
Moira Quirk is fantastic, one of the best narrators. Worth the credits and dollars.
This well written story kept my rapt attention from beginning to end. I couldn't turn it off.
Moira Quirk gave an excellent performance---transporting the listener into the English country side where you could almost smell the roses.
The sexual scenes are a little more explicit than I care for, but are an integral part of the story, not like some books where they seem to be thrown in to take up space.
I recommend it to all Romance lovers!
Elizabeth Hoyt writes meticulous and fun stories. She never disappoints. Here stories can be read again and again. Excellent narration.
I found it more coarse than romantic. Superficial, smutty dialogue. Unpolished, shallow characterisations.
Certainly not Elizabeth Hoyt. Probably try another Georgette Heyer, though you need more of hers. I've almost exhausted your supply & can't understand why any of her books are abridged. It spoils them.
She was adequate for this type of novel. Not much in the way of subtlety to challenge her.
All of those but mainly disappointment.
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 didn't mind traffic jams and I would drive around the block one more time just to keep listening. The book was captivating, the narration perfect and there was a fairytale that started the beginning of each chapter that was as compelling as the book itself! I was a little hesitant because the storyline seemed a little trite and overdone, but it was SO well done that it seemed fresh. The story was compelling and I was emotionally invested in all H&H. I really enjoyed this book and I HIGHLY recommend it!
I loved this story. The fairytale of the Raven was excellent. This was a good story line. The characters in the story didn't kept me guessing and when I wasn't wondering what was coming next I found myself trying to guess where the fairytale was going.
This was my first Moira Quirk performance.
I laughed and was totally entertained. This is the best of the Prince stories.
Say something about yourself!
The main characters have flaws, and more dimension, than you often come across in a romance. And I really enjoy the start of each chapter, as the author intertwines a fairy tale of sorts, relating to her main story.
The Earl -- he's pockmarked, and ugly, quoting Mrs. Wren, yet for all that, it makes him so much more likable and interesting as the book progresses.
Just the pragmatic way Anna takes life in stride, even though she has been hurt so much in the past
Elizabeth Hoyt has a special way of writing, that is very different from so many romance writers, with a good historic background.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
As with any Elizabeth Hoyt novel I have listened to, this one is also well written. Ms Hoyt can breathe life into her characters and we can see them carrying out the story in our mind's eye. Did I mention she is very good at writing sex scenes as well.
The earl is insecure about his looks because he has a pock marked face. This causes him to doubt that anyone can love him. Anna is capable of looking beyond his disfigurement to see the honorable man but Anna thinks that she is too far below his station to even think of a romance. The brothel masquerade is her solution to her desires.
Moira Quirk as always does a fantastic job with the delivery of the story