Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named. He insists that their unchaperoned night together has compromised her honor, and, therefore she must marry him. Tension levels run high as Honoria plots to thwart Devil's marriage plans and tries to help him find his cousin's killer...the same madman who is now plotting to murder Devil.
Narrator Simon Prebble tantalizes listeners as he breathes life into these intriguing characters.
Savor another Cynster novel.
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"Lush sensuality, deft plotting, and charming secondary characters make this novel a stellar beginning for the Bar Cynster series." (Amazon.com review)
This was very good - held my interest--entertained away the miles! Included all the requirements for a satisfying romance - confident, protective hero & smart, independent heroine.
Yes, I actually found this to be rather entertaining!
I am most definitely NOT a Romance Novel reader. I quite happily went into this novel thinking a woman made a pact with the Devil and married him, however, I quickly found out that Devil is only a man. If you can overcome numerous references to HARD CHEST, LONG FINGERS, LONG LIPS (I must say I kept picturing long lips like a giraffe reaching down to plant a kiss), the story will catch your interest. Characters are well enough developed to create a bond with the reader. There are a few love scenes, more like very soft erotica, not as detailed as soft porn. The book is not so overwhelmingly directed toward the love scenes that the story becomes flimsy. I liked it.
The story was interesting right from the beginning to the end. The characters just made you want to know what was going to happen in their lives. The narrator did an amazing job of keeping me listening. I don't know about you but there are narrators and stories I can listen to over and over again and this is definitely one of those books.
I have listened to him in several other performances and he has always done an amazing job in all.
If I could have listened to it in one sitting I would have. I should point out that I purchased this book even though I had already heard it once before. I believe I have actually listened to this book three times in full over the last six or eight months.
Don't waste my listening time on boring work. This is worth my time and listen. Good story line and an intriguing introduction to another branch of the Tree of Bastion Boys Club.
Introduction of characters and story line had several levels.
He is completely believable, his Scots is worthy, his feminine tones believeable as well.
THere really needs to be some kind of warning or rating system for books. I do like romance novels but not the steamy kind. I try to stay away from them. This book was way too steamy it needed a warning. My young daughter likes to listen to some of my books on her ipod. But This is off limits for her. THere should be a way to delete books from your library. Maybe there is I just don't know it yet.
One of the best, most entertaining audio books i have in my library.
when Devil announcd Honoria Prudence was going to be his duchess...prior to telling her, Devil never asks!!
Charles shooting devil and not killing him.
Simon Prebble is a fascinating narrator..he brings characters to
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I enjoyed reading this book much better than listening to it because of the narrator. My favorite book in the series if A Secret Love. The narrator kinda put me to sleep.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
surprised....i was a bit sceptical of a male narrator....i will say simon is my male version of Rosalyn Landor...great narration! looking forward to this author and narrator!
Hand knitting and crochet are my hobbies in retirement, listening to books makes the time and the stitches fly by!
This is the top of my list, the story and the performance are the best I've heard and I go back often to
The character development, storyline movement, and twists in the plot.
Simon Prebble is a wonderful reader. Since he will no longer do romance, there will be a great pair of shoes that may never be filled. We will miss him terribly.
The extreme for me was getting emotionally involved in the characters lives.
This is the first in a long series of books by this author and reader. I've kept up with the reads and am waiting on the next to be released early in 2012.
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