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.
If this book hasn't been the last in the series I wouldn't have wasted a credit. I listened to the sample and wasn't impressed. The narrator isn't that great to begin with but calling the leading male character "Colon" instead of "Colin" was just too much. I found myself laughing out loud during romantic scenes at the puns. At least I got a laugh out of it!
Loved the book, hated the narrator. See the best review of the pronounciation of Colon... yeah, exactly....
It completes the story line
usually I quit noticing the narrators fake accents once I get drawn into the story, but not with this one, it drove me crazy! if the book was written by anyone, I would have quit listening, but I LOVE Garwood!!!
Garwood wrote this back in the '90s, before she became the writer she is today, and it shows. The narrator's weak, borderline offensive accent and sleep inducing cadence when not speaking with the odd, French (?) accent, makes the book entirely unreadable. DNF
no. the narration was awful. The heroine sounded like she had a lisp and she pronounced "Colin" as "Colon" Not only a change from all the other books in the series but just bad.
The narrator who did the first 3 in the series
quit listening to so many audio books and finish it on my Nook. I love Julie Garwood's historical romances. I usually love audio books when I'm driving, walking, cleaning the house. Didn't finish this one. The narration IS that bad.
I have been a huge fan of Julie Garwood's books for years. I have read her books in print, on my kindle and now that I am commuting longer to work I started listening to her audiobooks. I could barely get passed the first couple of chapters! I was really hoping it would get better. Unfortunately Ms. Wilds narration had me grimacing from the start. I cringed every time she said "Colon". The accents were horrid and you could tell she was just reading pages and not telling the story. I love this book and will read it again and again, but I doubt I will be able to finish listening to it. I listened to the previous three books in the series all narrated by Susan Duerdon, who was wonderful! She really brought the characters to life.
I don't know that I would willing try another book narrated by Heather Wild.
I have been a Julie Garwood fan back to the 80's this story has been a favorite. However, the narration of this book was not just disappointing but is one of the worst I have listened to.
I love the entire 4 book series. Great historical and laugh out loud funny with a mystery thrown in that is written to blend in and is well done.
I've read the 2 previous Julie Garwood novels in this series, which were delightful. The characters in this novel, unfortunately, were truly unlikeable, particularly Colin. it wasn't so much his possessiveness and bossy nature, but his repeatedly hurtful and inconsiderate actions toward the princess. I ended up skipping ahead and catching the end, because I truly disliked Colin.
The narrator. The story itself is very good.
Hard to tell. The narrating and accents are so terrible that it's hard to get past that to the characters
The narrator from the previous series books should have also read this one.
I love the whole story. No struggle.
Most memorable was he can't admit it or didn't realize he loves her.
I really would recommend her to anyone. I hope She can narrated for Galen Foley's Lord of Ice. I believed she would have done a much better narrating than Emma Green.
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