It is time for Clayton Trent, Earl of Bentley, to take a bride. He knows exactly what he needs and the type of lady who should become his Countess. His life is orderly, scandal free and exactly the way it should be until Miss Eleanor Westin careens into him, upsetting the perfect balance of his world. She is everything his father said he should not marry. Yet, he cannot put her from his mind, not even when a decade old scandal threatens the very foundation of his family.
Miss Eleanor Westin has spent her life in the country on the brink of poverty and raising her siblings after the death of her parents until her grandfather finally decides to do his duty and brings her to London. Eleanor simply wants to find a gentleman who is willing to take on her family in the bargain. Love is not even a consideration if she can land security. Unfortunately, the only gentleman who has made any offer is Lord Bentley, and he will never do. If only he would stay out of her dreams so she could forget him and his intoxicating kisses.
©2012 Jane Charles (P)2013 Jane Charles
I really liked this story. The story line was good. I really liked how strong the heroine was. She was not whiny, simpering or stupid. Some reviews on amazon didn't like the hero. I did. He had some father issues, (his father was a total jerk) but he got past them and was great.
There was great dialogue and chemistry between the hero and heroine. Nicely written sex scenes too.
The narration was very good, all the characters had their own distinct voice and she did the men's voices great. I did listen to it on 1.25 speed which made it a perfect speed.
Credit worthy? Yes.
I thought this was a really good book. I could see why Clay was the way he was, having been brain washed by such a bastard of a father. Elle was a little silly at times, with her refusal to straighten out the misunderstanding and her pride. And it was kind of odd that she would turn down Acker's proposal but accepted Lord Wilkes, who gave her the creeps.
Oh, and, I really hated her grandfather, Lord Stanhope. I can only hope he dies in the next book, if he's in it.
There was some great sexual tension and great sex in this book, too.
As to the narrator: She did a great job with the voices. There could have been a little more emotion in her reading but she did a great job, over all.
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