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Goddess of the Hunt | [Tessa Dare]

Goddess of the Hunt

Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion that could send all her plans up in smoke.
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Publisher's Summary

In this lush and seductive novel, exciting new author Tessa Dare takes desire to brazen heights.

Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion that could send all her plans up in smoke.

Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart and claim her for his own?

©2009 Eve Ortega (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 06-22-13
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 06-22-13 Member Since 2008

    Listening to books is the best. I love almost all genres, but romance is my favorite, and rom-com is my preference there.

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    "Ruined by poor narration"

    Setting: Regency era England
    I don't know if I can adequately review this audio book, since the narration and production were so bad. I guess the characters were interesting, and there were actually a couple of humorous moments. There was character growth as well. However, there were several places in the narrative where the story could have been wrapped up, but it just kept going on with almost willful misunderstanding and angst. I guess I'll have to read it in print. If only they had gotten someone like Roslyn Landor to do the reading! It was so distracting it was difficult to truly follow the story line - maybe this book is better than my experience, since I listened to and enjoyed the other Tessa Dare novel available at this site at this time.
    I likely will NOT give this a repeat listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia FRONTENAC, KS, United States 06-06-13
    Cynthia FRONTENAC, KS, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2011

    I love to sew and read. Now I can do both at the same time!

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    "So Disappointed!"

    I was happy when I found another Tessa Dare novel available to me at Audible. I didn't notice that it was narrated by a different reader than the previous book I had enjoyed so much. That usually isn't a big deal. Just takes some getting used to, but I've always been able to overcome that situation.

    But not this time. It wasn't even that the reader has an annoying voice or that it grated on one's nerves. She has a nice soft voice and a wonderful accent. I think if she had just read the darn book, I could have born it, but that was not to be.

    Her acting skills are atrocious. I didn't realize you even needed acting skills to be a professional reader. But it's certainly plain when those skills are lacking. Is it possible that there are no standards when it comes to reading audiobooks? I can't even tell you whether the story is any good at all because I just obsessed on THAT VOICE.

    I stopped listening an hour in. I've never done that before. I'll wait until the experience has faded from my memory and try to read the Kindle version of the book.

    Bottom line? Don't make my mistake. I guarantee if I had listened to the audio sample before I rushed to purchase, I would have certainly not done so.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Mt Pleasant, MI, United States 10-01-12
    Stephanie Mt Pleasant, MI, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "FUN READ"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Goddess of the Hunt to be better than the print version?

    Not a fair question for me as I totally love to be read to regardless... I LOVE AUDIO - I JUST WANT THE REST OF TESSA DARES ON AUDIO.....PLEASE.... her books really hold my interest... laugh, cry, enjoy! Her audios on her website are so funny/cute originally TD creations!


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE BEGINNING WAS REALLY FUN... ANTICIPATION THROUGH OUT! LOOKING forward to next two books ... AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON AUDIO!


    What aspect of Helen Moore-Gillon’s performance would you have changed?

    She was a little drawl/tone ... sorry, but I love an accent in my narrators so at least I enjoyed that part!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    STRONG, STUBBORN FEMALE


    Any additional comments?

    BRING MORE TESSA DARE BOOKS IN AUDIO PLEASE... HER STUD SERIES TOO!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dangerous when Cooking New Mexico 12-17-13
    Dangerous when Cooking New Mexico 12-17-13
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    "Dreadful, slow, awful reading ruins great tale"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The reader. Poor Tessa Dare wrote a lively, witty and very entertaining romance, which the reader has utterly ruined in her prissy, ponderous, overly slow, oddly articulated reading. It's as if she were reading it for the simple minded or English-as-second-language students.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both hero and heroine. He's a rake and friend of the heroine's older brother, she's in love with another of her brother's friends and trying to practice her 'wiles' on the rake.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See above. If this isn't her first job, let it please be her last.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book, avoid this audiobook, it will detract from your enjoyment of the author's ready and very sly wit. Such a delightful story deserves an equally deft, and droll performance. This is a do-over for me. I regret I cannot get a refund, I'm that annoyed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth SILVER SPRING, Moldova, Republic of 10-24-13
    Elizabeth SILVER SPRING, Moldova, Republic of 10-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Reviews were right, narration was terrible!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was okay, although I don't think I could fairly judge it given that the horrible narration was so distracting. It was slow, and painful, and at several points I really thought I'd just give up on it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Dripping Springs, TX, United States 06-06-13
    Teresa Dripping Springs, TX, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "horrible reader"

    I have listened to over 300 books... this one was the first that I made myself keep listening because of poor reading. She can't even read a full sentence with out some weird pause... don't think she is a native english speaker... or maybe she is just a poor reader.

    Anyway I hope Tessa Dare never uses Helen Moore Gillon again, because she pretty much ruined a good story! This is a promising author... her other book One dance with a Duke was great! So don't let this narrator turn you away from her other book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Boucher Arizona 05-07-13
    Grace Boucher Arizona 05-07-13 Member Since 2011

    A-Touch-Bizarre

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    "Just a painfull listen"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Shortening the constant miscomunication between the characters,even thier epiphonies were not spoken between them.Also the reader made this an awfull listen, her enunciations felt as if she was working hard to dumb this story down . I do not believe this story needed to be dumbed down anymore than its original intention which seemed as it was written for the truley disfunctional relationship.


    What could Tessa Dare have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perhaps the characters could have learned by thier mistakes and miss-comunications.The angst levels where crazy even for a bodest ripper.This appeared drawn out for the number of pages needed.


    What didn’t you like about Helen Moore-Gillon’s performance?

    Her speaking voice was strained and her enunciation of the wording was painfull to listen to ,see the first question.


    What character would you cut from Goddess of the Hunt?

    The aunt.


    Any additional comments?

    Very dissapointed.This was awfull to listen to.I bought it with the $4.99 sale and it was so bad I would love to get a refund even for the $ 4.99.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sb Copenhagen, Denmark 05-04-13
    Sb Copenhagen, Denmark 05-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Okay romance, BAD narrator!!!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think the romance was very entertaining for most parts, but the narrator was so bad that I couldn't finish listening! So will have to do without the ending unless by some chance that it will be recorded with a more skilled narrator. The narrator was very droll, slow, pronounced every word as if she was dictating. Her male male voices were very nasal, and made every male sound the same and as an old snobbish aunt!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne COINJOCK, NC, United States 02-28-13
    Jeanne COINJOCK, NC, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Hideous narrator ruins story"
    What disappointed you about Goddess of the Hunt?

    I read the book a few years ago and liked it--Tessa Dare is always good. But I could not get through more than 20 minutes of this narrator's absolute massacre of this title. Sad waste of a credit. She has this odd galloping narration that drags out every 4th word--no kidding. Makes the sentences nonsensical. You have to really concentrate to get beyond the pacing to understand what's being said.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Helen Moore-Gillon?

    Almost anyone. I really like Angela Dawe, Ashford McNab, Rosalind Landor, Susan Deurdan, Rebecca deLoew.


    What character would you cut from Goddess of the Hunt?

    No one--story is fine as I recall from reading it.. Couldn't listen to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary New York 10-25-12
    Rosemary New York 10-25-12
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    "Wonderful! Classic love story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Goddess of the Hunt the most enjoyable?

    Just a wonderful listening experience - classic love story, some fun characters, great narrator (with British accent!), well written... this was a real joy!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was both written and read with intelligence - which seems kind of rare these days!


    What about Helen Moore-Gillon’s performance did you like?

    Loved the genuine British accent - gave the audiobook lots of class :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile, and not want to turn it off!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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