Some thing by Lisa Kleypas.
She does different voices well.
The dialogue was corny. Not enough passionate scenes or attraction between the main characters. So much narration and not enough action. Wordy, wordy, wordy!
When Hyacinth's (Heroine) brother teasing her about marrying Gareth and says the whole relationship will be inundated with lisping. It was hilarious.
First let me say that Simon Prebble, narrator, is simply amazing! Wow! OK, that said, this book kept me intrigued, chuckling and happy to the very end. I loved it. Ms. Danbury, the old coot, was a such a great character. Hyacinth is so endearing and quirky. And the hero is very sexy! Very witty dialogue all around. The love scenes are steamy and detailed and beautiful! I loved everything about this book.
I liked this book although the characters emotions seemed a little juvenile sometimes. The narrator was pretty good, not amazing but good. I liked the ending and the secondary characters. Overall, it wasn't Victoria Dahl's best efforts in my opinion. I enjoyed her other books much more; "Real Men Will', "Bad Boys Do", and "Good Girls Don't".
The narrator was wonderful. The heroine lacked some spark that I can't put my finger on. Like she was just going through motions and not really invested in the romance. I still enjoyed the story and I think that was largely due to the wonderful narrator.
I'm not sure if the story could have rated a 5 star. I'm not sure if the story was juvenile or if the narrator just made it feel that way. Parts of the story made me smile and I thought maybe the lines would sound better in my head if the narrator wasn't delivering them.
Obviously the narrator.
I really liked the butler.
I would recommend this book. It was sweet and passionate. For such a short read the characters were well developed and the love scenes were very passionate and seductive.
I loved that the hero was vulnerable yet dominate and strong. I really liked the reader as well. She made the story come alive.
Romantic, narrator was amazing. I love a book with a strong male lead and a heroine that can hold her own. Monica and the narrator really transported me back in time. It was wonderful!
I loved the plot and the realistic way she conveys conversation and life. The narrator was amazing! Great accents and every character was recognizable. She obviously read what she was reading before she started because she always knew what emotion to put into the dialogue even before the author made note of it.
It was romantic, it made me chuckle and it made me tense with anticipation.
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