They call him the Devil Earl - a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything - even strike a bargain with the devil himself.
Lucian desires respectability and a wife above all else, but the woman of his choosing lacks the social graces to be accepted by the aristocracy. Catherine can help Lucian gain everything he wants. But what she asks for in exchange will put their very lives in jeopardy. When danger closes in, Catherine discovers a man of immense passion and he discovers a woman of immeasurable courage. As secrets from his dark past are revealed, Lucian begins to question everything he knows to be true, including the yearnings of his own heart.
©2008 Jan Nowasky (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Passionate romance with a gutsy heroine and sexy alpha hero for starters. Great twist on the "Oliver Twist" story line.
ISo well written...but the "Oliver Twist" angle was brilliant. The romance was both sweet and hot.
If you like Julie Garwood or Marsha Canham you will love this series. Just as the "Robin Hood" trilogy by Canham put a different spin on a great romance this series has done the same with the "Oliver Twist" spin. I highly recommend this series in both book and audio book versions. The narrators were great.
Yes. I've read several of Lorraine Heath's books and enjoyed them. This one was the worst one yet.
Anything by Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips which are more consistent.
Susan Erickson was ok but the material she had to work with was really bad.
Disappointment and disgust that I wasted the credit.
I've only listened to a few audiobooks, most of which were from the same author. They are all equally good. The performance of Susan Ericksen was beautiful.
Catherine - the way she slowly changes her opinion about Lucien and realizes his true character and actions.
Tempo of reading, diction, the clarity of pronouncement, everything I imagine. I am still a little amazed how the reader slightly changes his/her voice when speaking through different characters. I really enjoyed the performance as much as the book. English is not my native language but I had no trouble understanding the story.
No, I did not cry (there isn't much to laugh about in the book), but nevertheless there were moments when the story touched me, since the story was quite emotional. The author is very skilled, understanding of human nature and, though being a romance novel, the book was by no means shallow, or superfitial. The plot was well thought through, the actions of the characters logical and elaborated by their inner thoughts.
I highly recomend both the story and the performance. All the books in the series are as good, my favorite being Just Wicked enough.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
I agree with the review one of the best. Their witty conversations and their titles the lords and duchess I didn't start with book one so I listen to them backward but they are still a great listen Susan wants again knocks it out of the park she is still my favorite.
I enjoyed this audiobook from beginning to end! There's plenty of excitement throughout the book to get and keep your interest. I especially enjoyed the journal entries. They were read by the male narrator and added something extra to the book. This story was well-written. The characters are interesting and multi-dimentional.
My only critique would be a minor criticism of the narrating. Overall I thought Susan Ericksen did a wonderful job. But there were a few times, when narrating a conversation, that it was difficult to decipher between the different voices of the characters.
Other than that, I have no complaints. I greatly enjoyed this book and look forward to listening to the next book in the series.
Surprisingly exceptional listen.
Catherine - a heroine of courage and bravery in a time when women had little power. She followed her heart without hurting anyone in the process.
The scene where Catherine left the safety of the carriage to help ward off Lucien's attackers.
When Lucien forgave Jack for having any part in the death of his parents and asked him to stand with him at his wedding.
This story really surprised me because of the unexpected core that made up the characters. It's more than a "good romance" - it's a story that highlights the best of those who are forced to live in difficult times no matter what their station in life represents. It offers a "I Believe I Can Fly" basis of strength and underscores that wealth cannot buy happiness;happiness comes from within.
I enjoyed the storyline. The narration could have been better. But then, I am comparing it to that of Simon Prebble, and that's a tough act to follow. The narrator's voice was soothing and polished, but I had trouble distinguishing when the characters were "thinking" versus "speaking" and she didn't differentiate the voices enough to be able to tell who was who. On that note, I have heard much worse narration than this. I really enjoyed the story and have purchased the remaining three novels of the Scoundrel's of St. James.
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No, well, maybe, if it was on sale...
No. I don't have any friends that like this kind of story.
The narrator had a good voice, but I didn't like the story overall...so that detracted from my rating. It's just not my genre...was trying out something new, and I am sure that if you like this genre you will love the book.
Yes, perhaps it could be a historical reality show with really, really stupid or vapid ex stars. I hesitate to mention who they should be, but the initials LL come to mind. Also Danny B.
The writing by the author is very good, she built her characters and the emotional situations very well
I LOVED the Dr....he was well written and very likeable.
No, the narration b y Susan was very poor....it was rushed, you could not tell who was speaking because her voice remained the same intonation and cadence from one character to the next, the timing was horrible and rushed, and the very clear characters in the writiing were ruined by the narrator who sounded clipped and almost angry at times.I had just finished listening to a romantic series where the narrator(s) enhanced the reading by their interpretation and performance of the written work. I will not be buying or listening to any more books narrated by Susan.
No, it was not a joy to listen to, I had to struggle to reach beyond the narrator and listen to the writing instead of the narrator.
Say something about yourself!
So glad I found this series! And to have them narrated by Susan Ericksen is a bonus. Captivating story...I'm off to buy the remaining three books.
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