From Amazon Regency best-selling author Reina M. Williams comes the final book in A Gentleman's Daughter trilogy, sweet "Austenesque" romances.
Jack Brightwell is home. For years, he's distanced himself from his only love, and sought justice for his murdered shipmates. Now he must take his place as heir to his family's estate, a position he did not think to find himself in. And his mama, the only family he has left, urges him to marry. When he comes across Emily Latimer crying over her cousin's plan to marry her off to a half-wit, Jack sees a solution for them both, even though it risks his heart, and the love he's kept secret.
Emily Latimer agrees to marry Jack, to save herself, and her cousin Susan, from being forced to marry. Jack had been Emily's childhood hero, and tormentor. She believes she can protect her heart - and Susan - from the machinations of men. But marrying Jack forces her to confront her past, her lies, and her true feelings. While they work to save her cousins, Emily and Jack begin to hope their love can redeem them, and create a new beginning for all they hold dear.
©2014 Reina M. Williams (P)2014 Reina M. Williams
I listened to the Audible version of Her Love: A Gentleman’s Daughter by Reina Williams, which is a Regency era story professed to be a “sweet Austenesque romance.” The story centers mourned Jack Brightwell who recently inherited his family's estate after the death of his elder brother. When he stumbles upon his neighbor Emily Latimer crying in the woods, his heart beckons to a decade earlier when he played pranks on her to get her attention. To prevent Emily from being married off to the highest bidder by her cousin Stephen, Jack proposes to marry Emily as a “marriage of convenience.” Emily agrees despite not having any strong feelings toward him - or so she tries to convince herself.
Even though this book sounded right up my alley (Regency romance is my favorite genre), it didn’t keep my interest and felt much longer than a short story. I don’t know if I felt a bit lost because this is the final book in A Gentleman's Daughter trilogy and I didn’t read the first two books, or because the story was just not written well. If this book were a movie, I’d say the lead characters had no chemistry.
Despite not enjoying the story myself, the narrator was sublime! Melanie Fraser was outstanding, providing different voices for all the characters. I’m surprised a big audiobook publishing house hasn’t picked her up yet. Great job Melanie! I was provided a copy of this audiobook free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
"A Sweet Romance"
Yes, I would recommend this historical romance to those who enjoy this genre because it was well written and narrated.
I don't usually read romances (or listen) but found the words and storytelling drawing me in.
All of it. The narration brought alive this story so much that I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Well paced, clear and great emphasis on the story and its characters.
It made me smile.
A good story well worth the listen.
"Great Narration Brings the Characters to Life"
Melanie Frasier's performance was superb!
It had a very satisfying story arc, from beginning to end.
Her narration endeared me to the story and characters, especially the main characters. I could feel their experience through Melanie's voice.
Yes. Although I wasn't able to do that.
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