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
Edwina "I Love Books'
Yes The story is very good and so is the narration!!
Secrets of a Summer Nights. There are similarities between Simon Hunt and Rhys Winterborne of Marrying Winterborne.
I am not sure. But she did an excellent job in narration Marrying Winterborne!! Very good Narrator!!
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.
Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.
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
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!!!
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.
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!!
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.
Love the characters, and the time period.
Mr Winterborne putting his differences aside for his fiance's little sister.
LOVE LOVE Mary Jane Wells's performance. I actually have been looking for audio books which feature her.
None that i can think of.
I had never listen to audio books until recently when I went through Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers and Hathaway's series read by Rosalynn Landor. I always felt that Landor's male characters sounded much the same and had little inflection in what they said. I thought she did a much better job with the female characters, although, having read the print books first, I often disagreed with her interpretation of some of the sentences spoken by the characters.
On the other hand, Mary Jane Wells is a breath of fresh air and it's almost as though you hear Lisa herself reading. Wells delivers just the right mix of storyteller and actor. I hope she reads all Kleypas' books in the future.
I loved reading this book and enjoyed listening my only problem was the Welsh accent sounded not quite right but overall the reader was quite good
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