Noble Britton suffered greatly at the hands of his first wife, and he refuses to fall into the same trap again. This time he intends to marry a quiet, biddable woman who will not draw attention to herself or cause scandal. Gillian Leigh's honest manner and spontaneous laughter attract him immediately. It matters little that she is accident-prone; he can provide the structure necessary to guide her. But unconventional to the tips of her half-American toes, his new bride turns the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life. Perpetually one step behind his beguiling spouse, Noble suffers a banged-up head, a black eye, and a broken nose before he realizes Gillian has healed his soul and proven that their union is no heedless tumble, but the swoon of true love.
©2011 Katie MacAlister (P)2013 Tantor
"This story is a true romp. There is much to laugh at when listening to this book and much to miss when it is over. A true 'keeper' that will have [listeners] looking forward to the next one in the series." (RT Book Reviews)
I have to say I laughed so hard at times. This book was great and romantic. What a combination. Alison Larkin is the best. You have to listen to this one. I have the next book in the series. So looking forward to it. So, what are you waiting for? Just try it.
The audio preceded the book, I am so happy I saw the review for it on the listener page.
There heroine created humorous situations wherever she went.
They were all well done but Crouch was entertaining.
I laughed out loud several times.
I was enjoying the story so much, glad to know there was a sequel!
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
This book was very enjoyable. This is my first read from this author and I look forward to more. I can't wait to read about Charlotte's story. I was passing out laughing with the scene in the bedroom at the ball where everyone kept hiding when there was a knock on the door! Loved it so much. Noble was kinda harsh and weird in the beginning. I warmed towards him the more I listened and his accident prone wife was just lovely. I absolutely recommend this book.
I laughed so hard I had to back up the book to hear what I missed. This book is wonderful...romantic, funny, sad and just terrific. I am downloading the next book in this series right now...well well well worth the money or credit.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
There is just something about romantic comedy that puts one in the right frame of mind.
This book reminded me a little of Mary Balogh’s or Lisa Kleypas’ historical series though this book seem to be more comedic rather than the comic relief you get with Mary or Lisa’s books. The humor is just right and well placed
There were many but perhaps the scene where the Husband realizes his wife is meeting with his former "Lady Bugs (mistresses)"
The moments with Nick (the Earl's son) were very touching. It is not very many women who can open there hearts to their husbands illegitimate children particularly doing this era.
I laughed out loud!
at first i thought her voice was a little too thin for the character but after a very short time i realized it was PERFECT for the heroine.
When i wasn't laughing out loud i was smiling.
It was way too long. I had trouble listening to all 11 hours of it and found myself wishing it would be done about 4 hours earlier.
No, I can't say that I would recommend this book. I found it to be unrealistic, and actually boring in some spots.
She did have a British accent, but that's about all the narrator added to this book.
There are other excellent historical romances out there. This one wasn't absolutely terrible, but there are so many others that are much better reads.
This book was not what I expected and that is a good thing! I can't say that I've ever laughed while reading a Regency Romance. He wanted a biddable wife and Gillian was anything but. Gillian is more like Stephanie Plum before she became TSTL. Definitely worth the read or listen.
Somewhere in the top half.
If you've listened to MacAlister's Aisling Grey series, then you'll be familiar with the humor in this book... it's just in an entirely different setting... and no dragons.
This is one of many books I've listened to that Alison Larkin has narrated. She does a good job with the historical romances in particular.
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