Sabrina Chester has been a servant at Lady Davies Academy for Young Ladies for the past four years. Until her father's death, which left her destitute, she had been one of the affluent students. Sabrina is rescued from her plight by Marius Parker, who finds himself stranded in the last place he wishes to ever be. Upon learning her identity, Marius is convinced treachery is afoot. He is acquainted with the uncle and cousin of Lady Sabrina and both are wealthy, affluent gentlemen of society. Marius couldn't begin to understand why they had left Sabrina in this state of servitude. When he discovers that her father hadn't been a victim of war, but a victim of murder, Marius determines the only way he can keep Sabrina safe is to marry her. Unfortunately, Sabrina doesn't necessarily agree that this is the best option.
©2012 Jane Charles (P)2014 Jane Charles
Let’s go back to me being shallow. I’ve told all of you that before. Not interested in the way real people look in real life, I only want a beautiful hero and heroine. Sooo, the heroine is full-figured or plump or something like that. But worse was the hero. He’s 20-something with a bump on his nose and a “receding hairline.” Really? A “receding hairline?” WTH? I don’t even know right now if I will even finish this book, or even read anything else by Jane Charles. I just can’t unsee those words. I don’t want to read about a hero with his "hair receding."
I liked Sabrina, and the way she didn’t let those other girls’ treatment of her get her down. I liked how she just took off walking to London by herself, no matter how far it is. And I liked Marius picking her up on her way and after hearing her story he knew something was wrong. However, I can’t finish this book. There can be no “receding hairline” for me. That is toooo real and I read to get out of the real world. I stopped reading at 46%. I couldn’t get their descriptions out of my mind.
I don’t know if there was sex but I’m assuming there was since there was explicit sex in the last book. But no swearing.
As to the narrator: He still stinks at the women’s voices and he still reads without emotions. He does a great job at the men’s voices but that’s not all there is to narrating a book.
I love books, no matter the form. They have always been the place to go for peace and quiet.
Great story. Different from most. Sabrina and her kissing experiment is something not to missed. My only complaint is that the narrator used a voice for Sabrina that she, instead of sounding like the young woman that she was, made her sound like a woman on the shady side of 40.
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