A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him.
Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings...and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.
©1985 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"[Johanna Lindsey] creates fairy tales that come true!" (Romantic Times)
i would recommend someone read this book. the narration detracted from the story.
The hero of the book sounded like an old woman -- as did every other man. And every now and then I'd detect a bit of "less than proper aristocratic" accent on the hero as the narrator was affecting a British accent (it was not natural). I may have enjoyed the story more with the right narrator. As it is, this is the first Johanna Lindsey book I've listened to (I've read and enjoyed her stories) and I'm seriously doubting I can get through the series with this narrator. What a shame as the reviews indicate the series is a good one.
Loved it from start to finish, was actually sad to finish. Loved every character. It has a bit of everything, drama, love, secrets, interfering family members that make you laugh alot, misunderstandings, triumph. The main characters are great, actually all the characters are great. Some of the voices are shrill but there are so many different characters the poor narrator probably was unable to talk for a few days, lol. I loved it, hope you do.
The narration was bad. There are a lot of male roles in JL's Malory series and this narrator does not have the voice to play men. It ruined the books for me.
It depends on the book. If the main characters are female then yes I would. But she does not have the voice or range to play male characters.
When you have a series and the main characters are male, a male narrator or very versatile female should do the narration. It is hard for me to understand how the production staff can allow this quality to come to Audible
I have followed the Malory clan from book one, this one is as good as the others, as audiobooks goes this is number one.
Reggie, because of her spunk.
When Nicholas found out that the woman he thought was his aunt was really his mother.
The book was great.
one of the worst romance novels I've ever read. Even though the hero/heroine interaction was quite good, there was sooooo little of it, and soooo much of other characters doing irrelevant things (e.g. men plotting revenge and violence). The reconciliation between hero/heroine came all at once at the very end and felt contrived and too easy after a book where they spent so little time together, I'm not sure why they thought themselves in love.
I was at first not crazy about an American narrator doing English voices, but she did them quite well and it made the narration easier to follow as it was easy to differentiate from the characters' voices.
Very poor from Johanna Lindsey, and I'm surprised it's got some good reviews!
This story is wonderful! I laughed, I cried, and could not stop listening to it until it was finished. It's about time Johanna Lindsay's books were narrated.
This narrator is excellent, she brings it to life with her wonderful voices. I plan to keep a hopeful watch out for the other Malory family books to become available in audio, as well. Thank you for the great listening experience!
Fantasy and romance junkie!
Love the characters....good development
Love the interactions between the main characters...very entertaining.
She did a great job differentiating characters. very talented lady!
Will always love the Malory series. Can read it over and over. The narrater is very good!
I was surprised I liked this book as much as I did.
It started with the narrator. I feel an English voice should read an English story. I was immediately put off by Laural Merlington's voice but she QUICKLY changed my mind. She was brilliant.
The story grabbed me from the beginning. I loved Reggie and (most of the time) I loved Nicholas. Their dialogue is a riot at times. Reggie has a most interesting family and I'm sure there are some great stories there. I see this is the first of a long series and I'm looking forward to start reading Book 2.
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