Yes, I'd definitely recommend this book to a friend. This was my first book by Lorraine Heath, and it won't be my last. It has a very good story and a good romance. I'm so glad that this is the first in the series. I LOVE a good historical romance series!
The book reminds me a little of the Rohan series by Anne Stuart, but that might be because it had the same narrator. Although it is about a supposedly bad person finally being recognized as good by the 'ton'.
I think Susan Ericksen was perfect for this book although I think she has done a better job on other books. Sometimes I had a difficult time keeping the voices/characters straight because she didn't alter her voice enough. I've not had that problem with her narrations in the past.
Moving onto the next book in this series. I tend to listen to mostly books that are in a series and I like series best when characters reappear in each book. I hope I won't be disappointed with the next books in this series.
I had such high hopes for the next book in this series and although the storyline was very promising, there were too many unexplained issues. There is no mention of how or why Temple was presumed to be the "Killer Duke" when there was a lot of blood, but no body. There is nothing at all mentioned about what or how he would have disposed of the body. No rumors of throwing it off a cliff with him staggering back to her bed chamber or chopping it up (I know that's gruesome) - nothing. This book doesn't address the "body" in one sentence which just doesn't make sense. I would have expected to see that the ton rumored that he did something with the body - but there was nothing.
Also, what happened to Temple's fathers previous 3 wives??? Mara was to be his 4th wife. Maybe Temple's father was the real "Killer Duke" and the ton could have said that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Something!
I also didn't understand how Mara could ask or force Temple to pay her to be with him when he really and truly held all the cards (so to speak). I listened to the paragraphs in the book where Temple and Mara discussed their bargain several times and I simply never understood how she could ask Temple to pay her or why he agreed to these outrageous terms. He could have just marched her out into society without any explanation to her or anyone else, but instead he ended up having to pay her to be with him??? Very confusing.
I would have really liked this book if these few issues could have been explained. I did like the story of him being a boxer and I liked the interactions between the two characters, but there are several issues with this book that I just cannot understand.
The tip we've received to the beginning of Chase's story sounds very intriguing. I hope Ms. McLean puts a bit more thought into Chase's story because it will be tough to pull it off and make convincing after all of the interactions between Chase and the other three scoundrels.
I LOVED the story. What a great story. I know that I'll listen to this story and read it (I've bought both the audio version and ebook version) several, several times.
I did not like her voices for several characters. For instance, I didn't really like the voice she gave the Duke of Scarborough and I really didn't like the voices she gave to the valet and other minor characters. She does a good job for the major characters and her intonation and pacing are very good. Although Ms. Harris does a pretty good job, she is not Ashford McNab. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back Ashford McNab. She is the voice of this series and I think the audio series was nearly ruined with the last book. Ms. Harris is much better than the narrator of Lord of Darkness, but she is still no Ashford McNab.
OH YES! I didn't get to listen to it in one sitting, but there's no doubt I could have if I would have had the time. I finished it in less than 3 days. A great, great story!!!!
Elizabeth Hoyt can weave a story and she ALWAYS leaves you wanting more and more and more! There are so many characters that we are just left wandering about that I'm not sure how I'll manage to wait until the next book comes out. I can't figure out how she will close the book on all of these characters and how many more books she will write in this series. What I do know is that I want them all NOW! We are left wondering about Penelope, Apollo, Ms. Royale, Asa (I think the next book is his story), and as always Phoebe. Sweet, sweet Phoebe - I cannot wait for her book and I'm always afraid Ms. Hoyt will stop the series before Phoebe finds her true love. If you are looking for a GREAT series, start with the first book in the series and work your way through them all. They are well worth the time!
It was just the right length and had a very good, BELIEVABLE story for such a short story. Good erotic love scenes too.
For such a short story it wasn't too bad. It's a clean romance so if you are looking for something short and clean, give this a try. It's not great, but not awful either.
The narrator for one. I think she did a pretty good job with the narration for Matthew, but I didn't not like her voice for Bernadette. I think she did a better Irish accent than British accent.
I also didn't really care for the story of Bernadette. It was kind of boring. The last few chapters of the book were rather boring.
I thought that Bernadette's recovery after 4 tankards of gin was extremely unbelievable. The morning after being almost gang raped and forced to drink all of the gin, it was as if she was not affected in the least.
I did not like the proposal scene or accompanying sex scene. I just was not crazy about much of this book although I did like Matthew's character and his story. Seems a little odd, but Matthew's story was very good, it's just that the rest of the book didn't stand up to his story.
I might if someone was a big fan of highland romances. I wasn't terribly impressed with the book or the narration.
I didn't like that Amelia was so dead set against Duncan having to fight and I hated her constant defense of her fiancé. Duncan had a very strong conscience and I think she should have seen that. I can understand the distaste for fighting, but Duncan was a trained warrior and his life was to protect his clan and family. Those were rough times and every man had to be willing to fight. I liked Duncan and I loved his secret. That made the book worth listening too and provided a nice twist.
Anthony Ferguson isn't may favorite narrator, but he isn't the worst I've ever listened to and in all honesty it was just a couple of characters that I did not like at all. One being the uncle. Mr. Ferguson made him sound like a pretentious, ignorant fool. He really was't ignorant at all. he just wasn't real outspoken.
This book wasn't my favorite but I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Everything! I was so apprehensive about starting this book, but I am so glad that I did. What a great story. I learned so much about WWII and what happened to people. It seems that we will never know the full extent of atrocities committed during that war.
I loved the people and their personal correspondence. I hate that we have lost the art of writing such lovely letters.
About mid-way through the book my favorite character was Marc Reynolds because he was just so clever with words. Then he became a bit too bossy and I liked Juliet best. I think I really enjoyed the book best before Juliet went to Guernsey and she was simply corresponding with the Potato Peel Pie members.
I thought all of the narrator's were fantastic. I liked that they decided that Susan D. would only read letters from Juliet and no other characters. This REALLY brought the characters to life for me. Each character was so real.
I know that the other narrators did several characters each, but these narrators are some of the best in the business and if you are new to audiobooks, you may never know that the narrators are reading letters from a few characters instead of just one.
I laughed out loud a few times and I was very disturbed during several parts of the book, especially when the author described the tote workers. Terrible.
I loved this book. I think that reading the book would be a little bit harder to get through because of the addresses at the top of each letter. The addresses can get repetitive and one might be tempted to skip over reading them; however, the addresses do ensure you know where each character is because of the address so they are important. I also thought having the narrators read the addresses would be a problem, but it wasn't. I was actually anxious to hear where the characters were and this was noted when the address was read before each letter.
If I had to choose one word to describe this book, I would use "perfect". This book was absolutely perfect. I loved it.
No - the narration was not good at all.
Mary's and Reese's introduction was very entertaining.
The introduction of the Rock Creek Six was very interesting. The book is really well written and a strong character base is built during this first book in the series.
I used the "whispersync" option and bought the ebook and the audio book both at great prices. I actually ended up reading more of the book than listening because the narration was just boring.
I would definitely recommend the book, but I cannot recommend the audiobook.
I cackled when Jack first met the Dowager Duchess. That conversation was hilarious.
Katherine Kellgren always delivers a rock solid performance. Ms. Kellgren has managed to keep the voices of all repeating characters the same in every book. I think that makes the characters more real.
I have really enjoyed every book in this series, until this one. I liked, but the ending with the resolution of the crime was just not believable and especially when the twins mother told the kids to "hold" Georgiana. Cat was supposedly in the bed sick and Sissy was in her wheel chair by he window which only left Nick -an 11 year old boy to hold Georgie. Too unbelievable for me. I also think its time for Georgie and Darcy to get on with it. They could get married and still have murders and mysteries to solve. If you have listened to all of thee books and enjoyed them, then you should definitely add this to your collection, but I don't think this books storyline is as good as previous books.
Probably not. I might recommend the book but probably not the audiobook. The narrator read in a monotone without much emotion.
I liked the story up until the part where Abby left the family. I know she was devastated but I found it to be a very selfish act when there were two children who had already experienced quite a bit of during their lives.
Providing a different narrator was used, I probably would.
The narrator is definitely not the worst I've ever listened to. She is just boring.
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