With this captivatingly witty debut, Vicky Dreiling immediately established herself as an author of note in the world of Regency romance. How to Seduce a Scoundrel introduces readers to Miss Julianne Gatewick, a comely lass who finds herself seduced by a rake’s sensual waltz. But when the unapologetic lothario leaves her all aflutter—and moves on to his next dalliance—Julianne decides to prick the sides of scoundrels everywhere by penning a guide to reeling in England’s most notorious cads.
©2011 Vicky Dreiling (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Hawk. He was complex
A different narrator. The narration sounded like reading rather than truly a performance like Barbara Rosenblat or Davina Porter
A little more dept. A little too much he said she said. But again, it could have been narrated better. Hopefully, the next one will be narrated better
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There are a number of narrators that could have read this book better. Male or female, any choice would have helped.
A voice like Prebble or even Eastlake or Potter.
It was too difficult to get passed her version of "old english" elderly and gentry. she tried too hard to get a range of tones.
Unforunately, disappointment. It my be a good story, but I'd have to READ it to know.
After really enjoying "How to Marry a Duke", which preceded this book, I found this follow up extremely disappointing. It's as if the author had one good book in her and then just threw this out there knowing we would buy it to follow the story. There was no plot, no interesting story line. I had to just stop listening numerous times due to being so annoyed by the simpering, tittering school girl atmosphere that permeated the story. There was sex without romance, "un-witty" banter and the same repetitious "woe is me" whining from both parties through out the book. While I found the narrator acceptable in the first book, I found her grating in this one. The book lacked the swept away romance and lovely descriptions of the times and places that I look for in historical romances. Sorry. Rarely ever this harsh a criticism, but this book was truly a waste of my money. JB
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I love Regency romances, you can just visualise the balls, the dresses, the carriages and of course the handsome rakes and scoundrels. Good romantic story.
Good narrator too.
I love audiobooks!
Great dialogue between characters and a fun story. Great story from a new up and coming author. Can't wait for her next book. Hopefully it will be available via audio book as well.
Could not live without my 2 dogs, humor, books, books and more books ( wishlist is almost endless) oh yeah, I try myself at gardening..lol
My first Vicky Dreiling book...........
I found it to be a very sweet Romance and I will definitely try another one.Elizabeth did a wonderful job narrating the book
Have to agree with the other reader ....Love the scoundrels and Rake's
I don't do cliffhangers, and beleive the publisher, author & Audible should be heald accountable for this sales gimmick!
Parts were Fun & Flirty. I enjoyed the banter and tension between the two. However, it became kind of tedious for about 6-7 chapters it was the same back and forth with no real character or story development. Hawke just became kind of ignorant & childish. Much could have been consolidated it was just fluff. I enjoyed the first 15% and then the last 20%. Everything in between was kind of boring.
This is my second book from Vicky Dreiling and I enjoyed the first one -- however, this book was so boring I doubt if I could listen to another one.
No, not at all.
Either it was the narration, or the monotonous story-telling that just seemed to drone on and on..... I had to skip around a lot. The voices for the other characters were horrid - especially the friends voices which is really odd because the narrator did not sound this bad with another book I had listened from her.
The H and the heroine were both insufferable and boring -- never direct about how they felt. Too many hurt feeling, and the H was marginally sadistic on how he treated her, at one point I expected him to spank her. It was disgusting. She on the other hand had no spunk, no personality just a lot of hurt feelings. -- Yet, she was brave enough to write a pamphlet to guide young woman on the art of seduction, but was clueless on how to snare the H. Completely unbelievable as a plot device and totally unnecessary to the story.
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