Kitty Robertson has grown up wealthy and influential, and she's never more at home than when in an English parlor displaying her social graces. When she looks for a husband, of course she seeks a man just as at home in his position - hopefully a lofty one - as she is.
Nicholas Glenville, Marquess of Greystone, is just such a man. He is so attentive and gentlemanly that she can't help but accept his proposal of marriage, and is now looking forward to this Season being her last one as a single woman.
But at the very first ball of the year, she meets an enigmatic, gorgeous duke who asks her for a dance. That duke is Trevor Nicholson, a man who knows the marquess well enough to know that he would not make her any kind of husband at all. Instead he nominates himself for the position, but as he soon finds, convincing the beautiful Miss Robertson to marry him instead will be the trickiest - and most worthwhile - task of his life.
©2004 Jan Nowasky (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
OMG!!!! This book had me at the edge of my seat just anticipating the next moves. Some parts cought me off guard as I was not expecting those moves others I was not so much surprised. The court scene was my utmost best! I really like when the narrator took on Richard's role and went with it to the fullest!! Well done! I would recommend this book with the fullest 5 stars. I wish it was a series so we could know what happened with Lady Anne. The author did a fabulous job and the narrator Anne kudos to you!!
absolutely fabulous narration
The story between the main characters
The reader giving every character a voice and good description of the areas
There is nothing that stood out as the best. Everything was just OK. This story could have been at least 5 chapters shorter.
It was predictable. I felt the characters developed very little from the beginning of the story.
She was very monotone in her narration. She should give up trying a Texas accent.
I found this story promising in the beginning, I liked the plot descriptions ... however, I soon became quite irritated with the heroine of the story. She is both written and portrayed by the narrator as a very naive, whiny and simple character. She does not evolve at all as the story progressed. I had to really make an effort to finish the story as I didn't care one bit about what would happen to the main characters.
The hero was ok but as he is clearly head over heels with a very irritating heroine, my favourable opinion of him was quickly lost as the plot progressed.
This is a wonderful classic romance. So often romances today feature the female falling in love and her love being unrequited by the male. This is completely different. It is the duke that falls in love at first glance and tries relentlessly to win her affection. The book is filled with twists and turns (some predictable, some not). Certainly enough drama to keep me interested and entertained. Wonderful story and narration. This is one of those stories that I regretted finishing because it is just so wonderful.
I enjoyed the book as a whole--it keeps your interest and had some surprises.
I found the Duke's pursuit of Kitty a little over the top, but Anne Flosnik's performance made it enjoyable to listen to. A Narrator can make or break a story, and in my opinion Anne certainly made this one.
I've read several of Ms. Heath's books and loved them but this one is just too boring for me. I can tell it's just going to be a constant battle between the hero and the heroine over him wanting her and her refusing him at every turn.
As to the narrator: I can take Ann Flosnik or leave her. She's definitely not the best I've listened to but she's not the worst either.
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