When Lady Esme Byron happens upon a gorgeous naked man sleeping beside a secluded country lake, she can't resist the impulse to sketch him. But when her highly improper drawing is mistakenly revealed at a party, she finds her once-pristine reputation in tatters.
Gabriel, Lord Northcote, may be a notorious rakehell, but he is still stunned to find himself accused of despoiling a duke's sister - especially since he's never set eyes on her. When Esme's six irate brothers demand a hurried trip down the aisle, he has no choice but to comply. He thinks that he can forget about his inconvenient bride, but Esme Byron is no ordinary woman, and Gabriel is about to learn just how unforgettable she can be.
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The story ranks probably in the middle. No real heavy subject matter, no real mysteries, no real difficult situations. It did have some funny parts and did deal with a bad family relationship. The problem with this bvook was the narrator. She was just not what a good narrator should be.
To me, the part where Esme tells Gaberial about expecting their baby.
This narrator did a poor job on this book. This hero is supposed to be strong, good looking, powerful and his voice sounds whiney, like he was talking out his nose. The story was read word by word. Word...then word...then word...no emotion, no excitement just word by word. It was just wrong! Everythng sounded the same.
There were some funny parts. Esme was always just this side of trouble. She was quite a feisty young lady.
This book was not so much narrated as read. Read like a child's recitation of words without sentences or intention. A stilted stiff uncomfortable delivery with long pauses where there should be none. Often pauses so long that I checked to be sure it was still playing.
Well written, passionate. Everything you expect in a Tracy Anne Warren romance.
The story line was a bit incipid, not as good as the first book. But the narrator was wooden and mispronounced so many words it was incredible. She read it in a monotone and like she was reading it for the first time, putting stops and starts and pauses in the wrong places. I liked the first book so well, but am nottsure I will continue the series if more come out. And I will definitely avoid this narrator.
I'm an avid reader of Romance and a true romantic at heart. I also read and review in other sub-genres as well. Happy reading!
I have been a fan of Tracy Anne Warren since I read the Husband Trap years ago. Her romances are light-hearted, yet have an underlying compelling story. Happily Bedded Bliss is the second book in her Cavendish Square series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The story is fast-paced and grabbed my interest from the first scene and kept me vastly entertained until the happy ending. Me. Warren’s turn of phrase gives this book and very authentic setting. Her vivid descriptions dropped me into the country world and also took me to the balls of the ton. This is a true delight to read.
Lady Esme is a wonderful heroine. I fell in love with her from the start. While Esme is the youngest of the Byron family and has been pampered and coddled by her brother, she quickly adapts to the situation her scandalous drawing causes. When things do not go smooth, she digs her heels in and does not give up. I loved her determination to win Gabriel’s heart against all odds.
Gabriel is my kind of hero. While a rake, he is still honorable to the core. Although he has every reason to distrust love, he finds himself drawn to Esme. His fear of giving his heart pulled at my heart-strings. It’s obvious that he has fallen head over ears in love with her, but he fights his feelings. He wants to trust her and admit his love, but his past holds him back. I loved the part where he accepts his love for her.
I want to say, it has been a while since I have read a romance where the couple are so right for each other. The chemistry between Esme and Gabriel is so strong, and not just in the physical way. They not only become lovers, more importantly, they become friends along the way.
I listened to the audio version performed by Charlotte Ann Dore. I struggled with her narrative because she articulates to such a degree that at times it came across as quite stiff. She reads word for word, more concerned with her pronunciation than what is going on with the characters. Fortunately, the dialogue is so sparkling and well-written, I was able to still enjoy the story immensely.
If you enjoy a light-hearted, yet emotionally-charged romance with enchanting characters, then you will love Happily Wedded Bliss as much as I did. I highly recommend this excellent example of a Regency love story. Happy reading!
If you are the narrator in a series, PLEASE, review the first story and pronounce the names of the characters correctly. The narrator was too stilted and proper for the characters in this story. Esme' rescues animals and is a little unconventional. It was a bad fit. I had to go to print to finish the story.
It was a great book, but the Narrator was not that great.
Finding the picture.
The book would have been decent except the narrator sounded like she was reading from cue cards throughout the entire book. I kept hoping she would get better but alas she did not. Why they chose her I cannot begin to imagine. she truly ruined the experienced. I know to steer clear of any book she narrates.
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