When a blackmailer threatens her Aunt Zoe, Iphiginia knows she can ferret out the villain. A 26-year-old vixen with the intellect to match her beauty, Iphiginia descends on London society as the dazzling mistress of the missing Earl of Masters—another supposed victim of the blackmailer. But when the missing earl suddenly reappears at a ball, Iphiginia is caught in her own clever lie.
©1994 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC
If you're a Ragency fan, Amanda Quick is a great bet. Mischief is one of her best. Humor, spooky thrills, feisty heroine, strong hero. Barbara Rosenblatt provides an engaging narration with exceptionally good male voices that enhance the fun.
Someone said Quick's stories were too much alike. I disagree. I think maybe it is the narrator that leads one to that impression. Although this narrator is not my favorite for women's voices, she does the male parts quite well. The story kept my attention, and I liked the characters. This may be one of my favorites by Quick.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
I truly liked this listen. The lead female is strong, the hero intriguing, and the story is amusing. Definitely a good use of time. This is the only AQ I have listened to, having the rest of my exposure to her in print. But this was so enjoyable, I may listen to the books I borrowed from my sister.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I love the charming historical novels of Amanda Quick. Her female leads are always strong and self sufficient yet not afraid to get a little cuddly with a man. They are intelligent and it's fun to how they go about solving a problem. I first listened to her "Paid Companion" and haven't been disappointed yet. Talent like Amanda Quick's is a rare find!
The best laid plans of nieces and earls.....
Another Quick worth rereading, another good fun.
Publisher's blurb gives plot clues, but cannot convey the situational and/or conversational humor.
Moves along quickly (I know, horrible pun), twists along quite nicely, and with truly enjoyable characters.
Barbara Rosenblatt's performance really does add to the enjoyment!
Iphiginia is such an entertaining and intelligent person, I couldn't help but love her. Her ability to react smartly in an unexpected turn of event and her boldness get her in very laughable perdicaments which she navigates with daring and confidence. Her personality shines in the midst of this historical setting. This is a mystery to determine who the blackmailer is with just the right amount of romance (I am NOT a fan of long, trashy sex scenes). The narration is top notch, as well.
THERE WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE A TIME WHEN I FEEL THE AUDIO VERSION OF A BOOK IS BETTER THAN THE PRINT VERSION. IN PRINT MY IMAGINATION RULES FROM THE LOOK OF THE CHARACTERS, TO IMAGINING THE SCENES DESCRIBED, TO THE VOICES, ALL COMES FROM MY IMAGINATION WHEN I READ.
THAT IS WHAT IS SO GOOD WITH AMANDA QUICK BOOKS THE ENTIRE BOOK IS MEMORABLE THAT IS WHAT MAKES AND AUTHOR A BESTSELLER WETHER IT BE JUST ONE BOOK (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) OR NUMEROUS NOVELS.
BARBARA ROSENBLAT DID SUCH AN GREAT JOB THAT EACH CHARACTER WAS SEPARTELY AND DISTINCTIVELY BROUGHT TO LIFE. FABULOUS.
ITS AMANDA QUICK! YOU LAUGH, YOU CRY AND YOU SIGH. YOU HATE TO HAVE IT END. THATS WHY I OWN BOTH PRINT AND MOST AUDIOS. I HOPE SHE STICKS WITH ROSENBLAT WHO IS 100% BETTER THAT FLOSNCK. I WISH THE JULIE GARWOOD WOULD USE ROSENBLAT FOR HER AUDIO BOOKS SHE WOULD BE GREAT.
Not one of my favorite Amanda Quick novels. I find both lead characters difficult to relate to. I definitely think their romance and relationship is meant to be--they are indeed made for each other. However, their romance does not pull at my heartstrings as much as some of her other novels. I also wanted Iphiginia to not be so resistant to marrying Marcus. I did not like the mistress aspect to the story, and I wanted it to come out that she was indeed a virgen. Not sure why it bothered me this much with the reading as it never bothered me in the past.
The reader was ok, but a lot of the voices started to sound the same toward the end. There were a lot of characters in this book, so it must have been difficult for Rosenblat to find unique tones for them all.
Ms. Quick succeeded again in creating a delightful, interesting mystery and romance. This is my favorite book by AQ and I have read and listened to it quite a few times over the years. It is lots of fun to imagine the character's facial expressions in the comical scenes. Thank you Amanda for lots of smiles and lifted spirits!
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