This is by far one of my favorites of the many many many regency era London romances! I laughed so hard I had tears running down my cheeks and cried with wry smile.. It's a fun book!!! Its a hilarious ride with a dead body in tow, several love and (gasp) erotic subplots and several who dunits all rolled together with a promise of fantastic fun!
Hm... tough question. I love this genre and had stumbled upon it while being entralled with a different author of fantasy / fantasy romance who had also written a couple historic romance I thought I'd try. I was hooked! My point being that I have been delighted with so many that I often find a realllly good one and this one is at the top of that list. I love regency london. And the hilarity is truly hilarious and the romance romantic. It encompasses the best of each with abandon!
Oh thats a hard question... I can't choose! There are just too many.
As I already stated most imfatically YES! I LAUGHED to the point that people in the next room came to see what was so funny, I rarely laugh out loud with such volume! I cried so hard my eyes were red. But its a lark... and at no point does it take itself seriously unless seriously fun is what is meant!
I didn't get mad at any point. Those books that I would throw if it were paper it is not! Really, if you want seriousness and that frustrated anger that some books en cite then this one isn't for you... but if you want a go get it whodunit mystery of the hysterical sort then this one won't disappoint you!
I've never been SO frustrated with the 'end' of a book... there was no end... vague possibilities and not a single conclusion. I am disgusted!
It was so good until then! Forget that characters were alive that had died. The one wife came back from the dead and the new one not mentioned. You'd have to read others in the series to know that....
Very hot, steamy, dirty!
Creditworthiness. ... if it had a end I'd say yes!
Without spoiling too much beyond what you could already glean from the summaries.......
Book 1 is driven by the fact that Ned is alone again since Annalee had died three years earlier.... It is Ned's love story.... NOT with Annalee but with phoebe! DeVere is the catalyst and is still his debauched self and single.... very!
Book 3 is DeVere's story... in which Ned and Annalee, not Phoebe!!, are the driving catalyst. This is too backwards for even me, a most tolerable reader/listener who forgives much.
Without spending more time picking it apart I have to say that within the first 20 minutes I discovered numerous other major time line errors and story conflicts.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL THIS?
It's ridiculous. And since this one is DeVere's story I can't even suggest you read them in another order.
Shame on you Ms. Vane, shouldn't you know your own books well enough to keep the characters in a logical storyline? You screwed up big-time here! Or did different authors write these books without consulting one another???
So.... shall I review this for what it is on its own? Since I've had my rant I guess I should go listen to the rest of it.
Yes the narrator is awful... truly awful. however to speed him up one and a half or two times the speed makes him almost tolerable. I just don't really see the point in this novella other than a couple of sentences of information.
Credit worthy No! Either buy it on sale or skip it.
Heat factor nonexistent although sexual situations and blatant speech does prevail.
J.D.Kelly delivers a stellar performance of a great story. The voice of the hero alone had me in love with him....
Don't miss this one!
Worth the credit? YES!!!!
Steamy?.... that too.
Choppy, clipped and over enunciated, the totally wrong inflection and bizarre rhythm of the narrator detracts from the story... a lot! Given that comment I have to say that I did listen to it all... and that there were no confusing moments where voices of characters were indistinguishable. I actually really liked the story even tho it left me feeling a little bit lost. I suspect Julians story, which must be next, will solve it all. I pray for a different narrator!!!!
worth a credit? hell yes and heavens no!
Heat factor.... 4.....a steamy 4!
this wasn't one of those experiences where a world is packed into a short story but rather a paragraph of foolish musings turned into a short emptying story.
short, sweet, sexy, wicked..... yum!
The inception of the heavenly host.
And the shortness of the tale doesn't matter!
I found the narrator rather uncomfortable to listen to. She had a odd way of speaking... the cadence all wrong, inflection wrong and each character was not very distinct. I will pass on her work in the future.
The storyline was ok... the ending too fast! If it hadn't been short I may not have made it to the end. Not bad but kind of Blah...a little Bleck.
There was little heat in the story yet the occasional explicit language was all X rated. But had no real steam to it.
Worth a Credit, definitely not!! Buy it on sale? probably not. But that's just my opinion...of course.
Very well done! At one point I had to remind myself that this is a romance novel and everything would come out ok. I dislike novels that are so full of history that they are more like non fictional historical texts rather than a romance novel... but this story wove the two together brilliantly. But the history was by far a driving force that consumes much of this book. Hero and villain and a strong but trusting maiden are each richly written and portrayed. The heroine is smart strong woman and the men are... men!
Both author and narrator delivered.
Worth a credit? Yes.
Heat factor? High yet very little time was spent on it. Heat was not the driving force of this book.
If you want a typical highland romance.... all hot highlander and sexual tension with lots of fluff and a little strife then skip this one.
Sweet for a short one. Sappy syrup in the ending dialogue (I really hate that, ruins a good story every time! Geesh...) but what can you expect in such a short story? Well...less flowers more foliage please.
Had to be good however since I went to see if there more Ava Stone I hadn't heard...
Don't use a credit, it's a $5 story... but YES, DO spend the 5 bucks. Providing of course that sweetness and fluff is your desire.
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