Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled.
Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforeseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel....
©1993 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The narrator sucked.... Love the series, loved this story but Omg the narrator made it horrible to get through.
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
I loved this book because I was so familiar with the character and the whole family after reading the first 3 books in the series (definitely begin with 1). It can stand alone fine, but it is much richer if you know the history of the main character, which is much more filled out in the first book of the series. Up until this book he's a rather minor character, but in his own book he a real sexy hunk. So read them all!
Julie garwood yes. I love her writing. Heather wilds no.
Her accents and voices are bad. And she pronounces the main characters name wrong.. if I hadn't listened to other books in series may not have been bad. But since all other books pronounce name as colin I can't get into story completely. Would also have been fine if it was just how main female pronounces it since she was foreign but it wasn't. Susan duereden should have done this one too.
Hmmmm... only if nothing better to do
Julie garwood should stick to using Susan duereden or Rosalyn landor
I have enjoyed so many of Julie Garwood's books and I also enjoyed this one. However, this narrator completely butchered Alesandra! Others have commented on her poor pronunciation of Colin's name. However, MUCH more irritating and disruptive was her utter incompetence at maintaining a consistent accent and pronunciation pattern for Alesandra! Sometimes she used "v" for the letter "w" and in the same sentence she reverted to a "w" sound. Is she going to pronounce the word schedule as the British "shedyule" or as the American "skedule"? These are only a couple of blatant examples. The inconsistent German accent was present throughout the recording. Please do not use this narrator again if other accents are required for the particular book!!
The story itself is the only reason I listen to the audio. I have been reading Julie Garwood for years. I love her stories and I love this series. She is the classic romance novelist.
I like Colin. He's very strong willed. The only thing I didn't like about him is he became to hard all of the sudden. In the previous books he was fun loving and joking and good natured. In his book there was a certain cynicism about him that wasn't expected.
Honestly I couldn't stand her. I hated how she said Colin's name. She said it like colon. All I thought about what someone's intestance. Wasn't that impressed with her reading.
Julie garwood is my favorite writer. I have never been disappointed and this book is no exception. the story, the writing and the narration are all great,especially for the money. Julie gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
I loved the story
I like all of Julie garwood books
Not enough feeling or expression, just plain boring
I enjoy fantasy, romance, westerns, mysteries and classics... street signs, billboards, t-shirts... Audible is perfect for me.
Nice memories from reading it myself the first time and the narrator didn't detract from the enjoyment with *shudders* those blasted whispers like "The Gift" I love the butler, so sweet. Was a fun, enjoyable listen for me.
Colin tossing the kidnapper out the window then assuring that yes, he forgot to open it first...
I enjoyed all the characters in this performance. They flowed well and distinct inflection between the characters voices.
There wasn't any secondary characters that weren't already married 'cept Colin's younger sisters. I suppose a story could be written of one (or all) of them. Also I'd thought it would be interesting to have a story of a son or grandson/granddaughter (or great-grandson/granddaughter) How the Family traits come through in future generations and in a modern setting but the kinda regency feel. So yes I've thought about it.
Very happy with this purchase. Now to listen to "The Lion's Lady and pray for no breathy whispers. Men shouldn't have breathy whispers.
Love historical romance, I drive for a living an it helps the time go bye
Hard to listen to the story if I had to listen to this narrator only I would not buy the books.
I enjoyed her other books
Edwina "I Love Books'
The Narrator was terrible. One of the worst I have heard!
No! I wasn't impressed. Maybe it was the Narrator she Was awful!
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