The narrator is superb, in fact astonishing in her ability to voice so many different parts. Her sultry voice is perfect for the setting and enhances the story as it moves along.
There are very tender moments between Maria and Simon that demonstrate their true care for each other while still being able to let go of each other. In particular, a bath tub scene but I will not divulge too much. Another moving part is when St. James finally professes his love for our heroine. This hardened popular pirate who never imagined that his feelings would ever involve loving a woman is brought to his knees (literally and figuratively) by his need and desire for Maria.
The ball where St. James had escorted the "fake" Maria and unfortunately the real Maria was also in attendance unbeknownst to him. The scene had perfectly executed comedy as well as well timed tension.
Passion and Desire only a Scoundrel can Ignite. Love only two can reveal.
Very entertaining series. Ms. Day is truly royalty in the world of romantic/erotic/adventure literature.
This was waaaay better than I thought it was going to be. I could not stop listening.
Adrian, the Duke. She captured a British peer's subtle humor and sometimes obtuse mannerisms in her portrayal.
The duke and his mama. Sounds like fun and I'm dying to see what this guy would look like in person. His description is fab. The twins-- not so much.
The writing is very good and draws the listener into the plot. It's written in a very tight style where the action takes place in but a few places, not overly weighed down with descriptions of clothing and residences and other characters. The focus is really on the perspectives of the main characters and I loved how you were inside of their heads; listening to their thoughts, fears and concerns. Well done. I gave it five stars because it was truly enjoyable.
Of course! I recommend audiobooks all of the time. I'm a relative newbie to the romance and erotic genre however, this book was fun because of all of the characters and the smart twist at the end.
I suppose I favor the male characters like Lord Malory. He's kind hearted and passionate and really is surprised when he falls in love.
Audiobooks are so very entertaining. It's almost like watching a play but your imagination can still be active when it comes to the characters and what they would look like. Audiobooks are the best ever!
The highest bidder becomes the best lover.
Exhibitionism Bares Love
Max Stella was so doggone lovable. Scandalous and witty a great friend and the consummate lover.
This story line was better than Beautiful Bastard, which got a little one dimensional.
A Beautiful Stranger is waiting for you to show your true self.
It's in the top ten at least, although within the series, I'd be pressed to make it third or fourth. I grew a little tired of her resistance even though her Mack was a drunken brat at one time.
Some of Sylvia Day's period pieces have a female protagonist who resists the charms of a scoundrel man she'll ultimately wind up in bed with and wedded to. The storyline is familiar but I adore the brothers in this series. Ian, Cameron and Hart are worth the read and listen to.
Superb. Excellent technique. She eases the listener through the maze of characters.
Not really but perhaps over a weekend, with some breaks. Worth the credit. Amen!
I have nothing to compare however, I'm "mad" about the audio. Best ever way to move through a romance novel.
Ian of course! You'll fall in love with his eccentricities, passion, and love for his family. Ian is complex, probably in today's terminology he's in the spectrum disorder range but he manages as best he can with the support of Beth and his family and Curry his loyal valet. Smart beyond reason, Ian is direct and passionate about all that is important to him.
She's a pro. Excellent narrator whose expertise controls the movement of the characters through the story. Bravo!
To learn about Ian's abuse in the asylum was heart breaking and the cruelty of his father. Yet, he's a survivor who finds out what love is all about.
Absolutely in the tops. I'm a relative newcomer to the Romance genre however, this series is delightful, well written and compelling. You feel for the characters and become easily involved in the storyline.
Cameron. He's rough around the edges but with good reason. A lost boy who finds his way to love.
She captures the flavor of the time period and her vocal expertise helps you track the various characters. Listening to her is a dream. She's a true pro--accents and all. Superb.
Probably when the true story of his demented wife comes to light. Cameron is proud but has sacrificed much to save his son. All of the Lords have had nightmare childhoods with a tyrant for a father, Cameron escaped much of that but was saddled with a cray-cray sex addicted suicidal wife. The truth about her misdeeds towards her child were shocking.
I seriously listen to this series over and over again. Simply enjoyed it immensely.
For every woman who has considered some form of vengeance, this story takes it to a whole other level with riotous laughter and humility.
Lacey represents every woman with a cheating spouse or boyfriend. She is so much smarter than she gives herself credit and she spent years selling herself short. It's refreshing to hear her self discovery and forgiveness and figure out what type of relationship she really wants and needs with humor and eventually grace.
The Southern accents were dead-on. The delivery of punch-lines were perfection and moving from character to character was flawless.
Lacey of course...but I wanted to kick BeBe's butt over and over again and that made her memorable in a good and bad way.
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