This is really a sequel to 'How To Marry A Duke", although you can enjoy this one without having listened to the first. I like the first one a little better, liked the female lead better in that one. But, I did like this story more and more as it went along. This narrator has long pauses, had to get used to that again. The female characters were a little annoying, especially the friends of Julianne. But, the story line improved and the last half was the best part. If you like historical romances you would enjoy this.
A new favorite for sure, love the dialogue between these two main characters and love the narrator. I have other audio books read by her and she is fabulous. This story is unique among historical romance. Really glad I listened to the other reviewers and bought my first audio book by this author. Will definitely be watching for more.
This is a good romance with an intriguing plot, a little over the top for drama but still enjoyable. I have written by this narrator in my book list 'avoid', because he still makes the main male character sound like something out of a bad vaudeville play. Makes it so hard to like the hero, and I know it's just because of the voice this narrator give him. It's a shame, because he does the other voices fairly well. So I might go back to avoiding this narrator, takes away from the pleasure of the book. Did like the main characters though, as usual I like the stronger women who actually have a brain and use it.
Parts of this book are really, really funny. Overall I enjoyed it. Just know that the descriptions are definitely true, lots and lots of profanity and extremely descriptive language. For me the language took away from the enjoyment, so I won't be listening to the rest of the series. For some people that might enhance the story for you, then I say go for it. This plot doesn't have much to it, the dialogue is a big part of this book.
So I had high expectations for this book, after reading reviews. I agree with some, disagree with others. The narration, it was good except that this reader 'drops off' at the end of words and I couldn't hear them. Drove me crazy, if I had it loud enough to hear the ends, the rest was too loud. Haven't had this problem before. The story, parts of it were very exciting and kept my interest. But toward the end I kept thinking, come on already, this is too drawn out. Maybe it was the narration that added to wanting this to end. I do love a lot of time travel books. My favorite is still 'Knight in Shining Armor'. This one is not at that level. As others have said, Gaston was an arrogant alpha male. However, I think any warrior from the middle ages would be that way, and probably would not have changed into a loving caring man. One reason I would not actually want to go back in that time! This story is a fun concept, not very realistic but then fantasy is more fun. Might listen to another in this series.
There was not much substance to this story. Really like a series harlequin romance. Glad I didn't use a credit on this. The narration was okay on the male voices. But some of the female voices were just awful to listen to. Wouldn't want to listen to this one again.
Kept waiting for something out of the ordinary to happen, and can't say it really ever did. The hero and heroine were likeable enough, there just wasn't much depth to the story. Love scenes were nice! But the only description I keep thinking for this book was 'average'. Could have developed a better story line, could have been more depth in secondary characters. There was a LOT of conversation. Seemed to hear the same conversation several times, first the original, then again as the character had to describe the whole thing to one of their friends. Overall I'm glad I got this on the 3.95 sale, I would not have wanted to spend a credit on this. Not sure I will get any others from this author, might have to listen to the sample first or read reviews carefully.
Have listened to and read several books by this author, and always enjoy them. This was another winner. The story line kept my interest as the plot unfolded. Liked both lead characters early into the book. The female had some backbone, always appreciate that. There were also a few surprises along the way. Narrator was great, accents were believable, performed the different voices well. Overall definitely worth the credit. Will be getting the others in this series.
First the narration was really good, wish this narrator had more books recorded. Enjoyed the story but got frustrated with Margaret, and what she tolerated from her family. I suppose for that time period it would have been difficult to do anything else. Still it was harder for me to like her than Ash. I did get tired of hearing 'Ash, Ash, Ash' over and over again either in her thoughts or in dialog! There were some interesting twists in this. Not a 'deep' book by any means. But that is not what I wanted. I've only listened to one other book by this author, enjoyed that one more. I will look for others by her. This was worth a credit.
Well I have to say that a couple times, I wondered if this was too much talking and detail. But, after finishing it I think all those details were necessary. Definitely worth the credit, worth more than one. And, plan the last hour uninterrupted when you listen. I was in the car for my 45 minute commute and could not stop for the last 15 minutes, came straight into the house and listened to the end. This story line had many plot twists and turns. I love the historical romance genre, but they do become predictable at times. This is much more than a love story. The book explores many aspects of history, such as class differences, prejudices, divisions in our country, women's rights, and they are handled in unique ways. Highly recommend this book, and this narrator. I agree with another reviewer that the Scottish brogue wasn't always believable. But still gave it 5 stars because of the wide range of accents, ages and genders that the narrator was able to capture.
This isn't the typical 'prince charming' book. Grew to like this heroine a lot, at first I wondered whether that would be the case. But the detailed dialogue and descriptions of her thoughts, and those of Lucas, really helped see the personalities. Yes you can tell this is an older book. But for me that did not detract from the enjoyment. Sometimes I laughed out loud at Taylor's comments, and how she accepted anything that was written, or published, as being absolutely true. And the things the children said made me chuckle also. The only reason I didn't give the story 5 stars was because sometimes it was a little slow, a few too many minute details that might not have been necessary. But the story was interesting throughout, with plot twists gradually revealed that linked Taylor to her past in England. The other characters were also fun to follow. As usual this narrator did an excellent job. This does rank as one of my favorites.
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