I have read many Nora Roberts books and enjoyed them for the most part; however, this book was so slow-moving, the male lead not likeable, the romance forced, and the narrator had an irritating staccato-type speech pattern that I couldn't listen to anymore. I gave it 2 stars because I love dogs and the training tips were fun, but not enough to finish the book.
I preordered this book thinking I would be ,at least, entertained. I REALLY tried to like this book. The narrator just read the book, slowly. There were no voice changes between characters so sometimes I wasn't sure which character was speaking. Plus, nothing really happened in this book. I felt like I was being preached to throughout the book. He could have at least attached a story to the preaching.
I couldn't even finish this book. The narrator sounded like she was reading to children!! It was a chore just to listen for a few minutes at a time. I kept hoping it would get better since this is the type of book I usually like and actually did listen to half of it but couldn't take the condescending irritatingly "sweet" narrator.
This book just left me flat. The narration was OK but Lisa Kleypas has written so much better. I adore her historicals but even her contemporaries Blue Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger are 2 of my favorites. It's like she has lost her edge and is turning sappy.
I'm usually more of a romantic suspense person but I highly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest and I had a hard time turning it off. My husband was reading the book while I was listening to the audiobook which made it more fun. I'll be looking for more in this series.
Immediately got the next book in the trilogy. One of the better romances I have listened to recently. Good commute listen.
My first by this author and not my last . Excellent suspense and not easy to figure out the "bad guy". Highly recommended.
I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator's voice seemed a little shrill at first but I had been listening to a narrator with a much lower voice before this book. The story seemed a bit disjointed but overall enjoyable.
Silly but enjoyable just the same. Nasty husband dies. Heroine and her sisters try to cover it up so they won't have to go into mourning because the sisters need to marry rich husbands quickly to pay off father's gaming debts. Identical twin brother who is the real earl shows up although he's supposed to be dead. The dead body gets moved around. Fun listen.
I always love Rosalyn Landor's narrations. This book was a fun romance with plucky heroine and hero who thinks he's not worthy. The hero and heroine were childhood friends. He loses his fortune gambling, she's a spinster, he's bent on revenge, they marry so he can regain part of his inheritance, they have misunderstandings, get to know each other again, and they have a happily ever after. Enjoyable listen for commute.
Loved the story and historical references, long and involved but went very fast because the story is so interesting. The narrator could not have been better. She did a wonderful job of character differentiation. You absolutely knew who was speaking which can be a problem with some narrators. Give it a try. The sequel Shadow of Night is even better, but you need to listen to this one first or you will be too confused.
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