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Marrying Winterborne Audiobook

Marrying Winterborne

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Publisher's Summary

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better....

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys' determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen's gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys' enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable...the reward a lifetime of incomparable bliss.

©2016 Lisa Kleypas (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 06-02-16 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "LOVED LOVED MARRYING WINTERBORNE!!"
    Would you listen to Marrying Winterborne again? Why?

    Yes The story is very good and so is the narration!!


    What other book might you compare Marrying Winterborne to and why?

    Secrets of a Summer Nights. There are similarities between Simon Hunt and Rhys Winterborne of Marrying Winterborne.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Jane Wells’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am not sure. But she did an excellent job in narration Marrying Winterborne!! Very good Narrator!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    I Loved, Loved Marrying Winterborne!!

    Let me say I saw a review that said this was a republished book by Lisa Kleypas. That is NOT TRUE!!. I have been reading this authors books since 1993 and this is NOT A REPRINT!! There is a similarity with Simon Hunt from Secrets of a Summers Night. But they are not the same characters at all.

    Now on to the review. I loved Helen she is a strong female character and very feminine. She not hard or cold like so many Historical romance heroines are. She is strong as nails but as soft and kind and sensible as Cream.

    Rhys Winterborne is my new imaginary lover. He is a wonderful hero and he does all that is necessary for his heroine Helen. The love they share just oozes off the pages. It's realistic and the story feels like a historical romance instead of a contemporary romance pretending to be Historic.

    The secondary characters Mrs. Fernsby and Lady Berwick are colorful and delightful. The whole story is a pleasure to read.

    This story starts out with hot sexy and sensuous loving making scenes, which I feel was necessary to the way the story is written. Also, it shows a clear commitment that Helen has made toward Rhys. I really like the fact that there is virtually no ridiculous Angst in this story. Angst is used for authors who have no story to tell. Lisa Kleypas is one of the best and most authentic Historical Romance authors there is!!

    I Highly Recommend Marrying Winterborne!! I really can't wait for the next book in the Ravenel series.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 06-03-16
    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 06-03-16 Member Since 2010

    I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!

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    "Loved. Every. Minute."

    This book reminds me why I adore Lisa Kleypas historical romance. She did such an amazing job of setting the scene for Helen and Rhys in the last book that my wait for this novel seemed like forever. The book picks right up where we left these two characters, so it wasn't bogged down by back story. However, you would be able to follow along without it. If you haven't read the first novel in the series, I recommend starting there. While the main focus of that book is two other wonderful characters, the chemistry between Rhys and Helen starts there. The majority of the plot focused on the developing romance, but the suspense built nicely. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful Narration. Brilliant writing. I adored it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Wesley 08-14-16
    Lady Wesley 08-14-16

    Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.

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    "10+ stars! Brava Mary Jane Wells!"

    Mary Jane Wells, who also narrated the first book in this series, gets 10+ stars for her performance in Marrying Winterbourne. Her Rhys Winterbourne is simply the sexiest, swoonworthiest hero I've ever heard from a female narrator, and I'm reliably informed that her Welsh accent is excellent.

    If you are at all into audiobooks, just skip the reading and head straight for the listening. You won't regret it.

    After a fairly 'meh' first book, Ms. K has gotten her groove back, and Rhys Winterbourne joins the ranks of Derek Craven (Dreaming of You) and Lord St. Vincent (Devil in Winter) as one of her most memorable and enticing heroes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-02-16
    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-02-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow at first but then WHEU!!"

    A little slow at first but then it made me laugh and cry! I'm seldom surprised at romance novels but this one got me. Great job, Lisa Kleypass and excellently narrated! Congratulations y'all!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Farmville, VA, United States 06-03-16
    Debbie Farmville, VA, United States 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!"

    What a wonderful ending to Mrs. Kleypas' series. She never lets her readers down. I loss sleep reading this lovely story about Helen and Mr. Waterborne.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    alice githire 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!!"

    loved the story, and the narrator was a joy to listen to. Lisa Kleypas has done it again. I can't wait for her next book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Sanger, TX, United States 09-26-16
    Carol Sanger, TX, United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT NARRATION"

    THE NARRATOR DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE DIFFERENT VOICES, ESP. THE WELSH ONE OF WINTERBORNE. I'VE LISTENED TO THIS AUDIO BOOK SEVERAL TIMES. AT TIMES YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD AT SOME OF THE DIALOG. LOVED THE TWIN SISTERS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO DIFFERENT FR0M THE NORM.

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    Christine 09-24-16
    Christine 09-24-16
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    "Great romaance"

    Love series. Lisa K is one of best authors. Mary Wells is a great narrator.

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    Kathy Fuller 09-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story!"

    I love the narrator of the book. The characters seemed so real. I love that you found out move about characters in the previous book. Very well done!

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    J. Byerly 09-03-16
    J. Byerly 09-03-16 Member Since 2016

    Due to being on the road hours most days, I'm an avid Audible fan! I live vicariously through the stories as the miles pass.

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    "Not my favorite."

    After numerous attempts, I just gave up on this book. Although the narrator had a lovely voice, it sounded as though she was reading a children's story instead of a romance. What should have been steamy, sounded like a little girl in an intimate situation...strange and inappropriate. All of the female characters were given little girl voices. I think the story line had great potential, but I couldn't get past the never ending angst and the narrator.

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