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
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!
I love Kate Reading - I bought several of Ms. Chase's books a) Because I think her writing sets her above many of her peers and b) Kate Reading is narrating! She reads multiple voices with style - and she brings the characters to life!. She narrates the entire Into the Wilderness Series by Sara Donati and won my respect there - She simply makes you listen!
I had 2 favorite characters, Dain and Jess - they just both have so much personality and neither plays dumb. I like to feel this could be real, intelligent people and fairly true to the times.
She makes you feel the love, the angst, the tears - she has so much emotion that is perfectly nuanced throughout the story. She not only has a lovely voice, she knows how to act - This performance is as all of her performances Exceptional! I thought she shone throughout. In her Into the Wilderness Series, she never missed a beat throughout multiple characters, I though she started out a bit strained when she began in the first book and thought I wouldn't like her, but I gave her a chance and she quickly gained my trust and evolved through the books, through the ages of the characters for the male and female voices and did an absolutely beautiful job. Here, again, she does not disappoint!
When Dain can't believe that Jess is saying she loves him, when he can't believe she finds him riveting and beautiful in her eyes - he believes she couldn't possibly be referring to him.
I love the story of the underdog - I love the story of someone who has not had it so easy but finds their way back, instead of making the negative notions of others a self-fulfilling prophecy - It was just a lovely, moving, sensuous story. And, I don't care what anyone says, the physical is a vital part of a new, blooming love - and I love the love-making and feel it was well done - Well Done Loretta!
I am easily amused!
If you like fiery, strong spirited heroines that are not afraid to stray from the conventional, you will like this book.
If you like brooding, arrogant, pig headed heroes with a hidden broken core needing repair from a clever female who can disguise her interventions, you will like this story.
If you can recognize the brilliance of Kate Reading's flawless narration, you will like this story.
Personally I adored it all!
Yes. The story just had more to it than your typically romance novels. I loved that you saw into both the different characters heads and knew their thought process. A very interesting and enjoyable listen. Can't wait to try another Loretta Chase book.
Just enjoyed her characters's voices overall. Nice delivery and timing.
Definitely worth the credit.
I love this book. I love everything about this book. I just wish I could be as insightful as Jessica, and who would not want to meet the Lord of scoundrels I mean, ho mama. He sounds delish
I usually don't go for regent romance but I'm very glad that I did with this one.
it was funny and interesting and the narration was well paced. excellent romance, would listen to it again.
love the characters.
Some the best moments were, when she shot him, then sued him for defamation of character. I was driving while listening to this chapter. I was laughing so loudly, i'm sure the person in the car next to me though I was nuts.
This is a historic romance book for the library.
Narrator was able to give voice to each character.
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