When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?
A whimsical Regency-era tale of flying machines, fancy, and love among the hedgehogs.
Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate Midsummer Moon as a fully voiced audiobook, creating a unique work that brings all the life and color of the original to audio.
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“…personalities and wit expertly delivered, further adding to the charm of this delightful performance.” (Audiofile Magazine)
Brains. Velvet. Strength. (actually I WANTED to say "Smithsonian" but who would get that?
She is so smart and clueless that you can't help but love her. He has controlled and protected so much of his life that he needs someone brilliant and clueless to shake up his color-inside-the-lines life.
Well, if this is your first, you fell in love a little. Listen to Flowers In the Storm and fall in love A LOT. I am tempted to buy a ticket to see him in Wolf Hall in 2014 in London. So I guess that is an answer of sorts.
If you can fly, I can love.
This book romantsizes date rape. The main character is so controlling, and doesn't get that "no, means no."
Elderly, bookish person, omnivorous reader, only bothers to review books she considered worth reading.
Richly plotted romance with appealing characters. A fun read.
Richly plotted romance with appealing characters
This was my first book by Ms Kinsale, not knowing what to expect I must say I was happily surprised. I found the characters realistic and totally charming. Nicholas Boulton was great! I never listened to this type of book with a man narrating but I'll tell you I could listen to him all day long! His performance really brought all the characters to life and he brought out the subtle humor throughout the story which was really fun.
Thanks for a fab read. I really recommend this story and I look forward to another of Ms Kinsale's books.
Loved it and the British foreplay in all accounts , sex and the word phrases. Will listen again as the detail was amazing!
This book makes very little sense. The plot meanders and is full of holes whereupon one is obligated to suspend belief in one more plot twist. None of the characters generates the least sympathy or interest.
I bought this book on sale for a friend who likes romances based on the charming sample snippet. While certain parts are definitely charming and even funny, the male lead is at turns hopelessly emotionally dense and ridiculously manipulative and sometimes downright rapey! This tendency towards dubious consent is, unfortunately, not uncommon in the genre but I was still disappointed that such a charming book otherwise had THAT throughout... I would change less male manipulation into sex and marriage and more hedgehogs!
I guess I would with the warning that the male lead is spectacularly manipulative when it comes to sex and could be very off putting if your not expecting it.
I think that the voice actor did a wonderful job with all the characters making each very distinct but not "cartoony" as sometimes happens with a deeper male voice performing multiple female characters.
Excellent narrator with impressive expressions. The story is well written with an interesting plot premise but I had to stop listening halfway through chapter 14. I just couldn't take the absolute brainlessness of the female lead any longer. As long as you don't mind brainless leads you should enjoy this story. I would have enjoyed it if not for her. I sort of wanted the French to assassinate her.
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I had a hard time making it through this one. It's a sweet enough story and I enjoyed the narration but the plot felt a little repetitive. Without plot spoilers, at one point the heroine says "not again" and I had to heartily echo her sentiments.
if you want to read a romance that has a different twist to it choose this book. The Duke who wants to Merlin, the woman who wants to build her flying machine and cares naught to marry the man who has ruined her and the Hedgehog.
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