i>They call him many names, but angelic isn't one of them.
Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.
She's too intelligent to fall for the worst man in the world.
Jessica Trent is a determined young woman, and she's going to drag her imbecile brother off the road to ruin, no matter what it takes. If saving him - and with him her family and future - means taking on the devil himself, she won't back down. The trouble is, the devil in question is so shockingly irresistible that the person who needs saving most is Jessica herself.
©1995 Loretta Chekani (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
Their passionate first kiss in the roaring storm!
No. She's is Awesome, love Her.
Cry a little..Touching Story!
Beautifully written! Great story, awesome narrating!
I couldn't stop listening to it and I've listened twice. I tried to just listen at the bookmarks the second time around and couldn't. I had to listen all over again. When you listen to the main characters, Jessica and Dain I could literally see a boxing match of words and wit. Neither one would give in. Above all I loved the way Jessica would not give into Dain's negativity. It helped him a lot.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley. The way the book made me feel while listening. The sadness, excitement, the love between Ian and his brothers, you name it. It has so much and so does this book.
Great! She gave life to the characters, with distinction. You could actually see in your mind's eye the characters faces.
When Dain left Jessica in the garden in a state of undress and did not take up for her. When Jessica shot him; when Dain went to rescue his son and his son, Vincent, called him Papa for the first time..
I could understand the paranoia of Dain when it came to women or anyone. He was not raised with tenderness and love. His attitude was understandable. I also enjoyed the character of Jessica's grandmother. She gave good advise.
Just trying to find my next great read
What I expected.
She did a nice job
This is my first book by Loretta Chase.
Even though I did not love this book, I will read more by Loretta Chase. The heroine is wonderful. I loved her patience and her kindness and Jess does have a heart of gold. She cares not only for her family but for others as well. However, I could not stand the hero. I love the cruel and tortured heroes. Love them. However, I did not even want Sebastian a.k.a Lord Dain to even be with the beautiful Jessica. No matter what she did, what she gave, he would show 1 minute of kindness and then a day of hurtful behavior. It was one step forward, two steps back. At 78%, he showed he cared for her, but I feel that the rest of her life she would have to deal with this guessing game with Sebastian. Groveling is not a word that Sebastian knows. Jessica would be the only one reassuring Sebastian and not the other way around. I understand why Sebastian would not open up to Jessica, but even in his POV, he sounded so cold. So uncaring to what he was making her feel.
At first I loved how Lord Dain was all “I care for nothing or no one” but would think and kind of stalk Jessica, but then it was all about him.
I see all the high ratings and this book is one of those stories that just did not work for me. It is too long for me to wait until almost the very end to see how the hero really feels about people other than himself. Sebastian and his behavior became exhausting.
Things I loved:
Genevieve – Jessica’s grandmother
The bets that were going on when Jessica and Lord Dane were having their spats. Even the prostitutes were making bets. I loved it.
The kiss in Paris. Wow that was hot. From there it kind of fell apart for me.
The writing was good.
This has none of the usual endless pining and angst. The h is not a doormat. I especially liked the camaraderie and humor between the main characters. Excellent read!
Love historical romance, I drive for a living an it helps the time go bye
Love the lady an her attitude. An it was a good ending. Wish it was longer. Would like to hear more of there story
This recording exceeded all of my expectations. A perfect pairing of an enchanting story, and a masterful narrator who caught every nuance of
the book and the characters.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Oh, I love this woman's stories and this one is no different. A strong, witty, beautiful and smart woman wins the the black heart of the scoundrel. This is a historical, heartwarming romance that a few bloggers gave their best narration of the year award to and I agree, fabulous narration by Ms. Reading!
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