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Noble Intentions: Noble Series, Book 1 | [Katie MacAlister]

Noble Intentions: Noble Series, Book 1

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, his new bride turns the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Scotty Great Smokey Mountains 03-07-14
    Scotty Great Smokey Mountains 03-07-14 Member Since 2009

    jdk

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    "Great Book!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Nazareth, PA, United States 02-10-14
    Angela Nazareth, PA, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Noble Intentions to be better than the print version?

    The audio preceded the book, I am so happy I saw the review for it on the listener page.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There heroine created humorous situations wherever she went.


    Which character – as performed by Alison Larkin – was your favorite?

    They were all well done but Crouch was entertaining.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times.


    Any additional comments?

    I was enjoying the story so much, glad to know there was a sequel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MM New Windsor, NY, US 12-18-13
    MM New Windsor, NY, US 12-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "HOW DID I PASS UP ON THIS BOOK SO MANY TIMES?"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    R United States 07-11-14
    R United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Definitely Entertaining"
    What did you love best about Noble Intentions?

    I laughed out loud!


    What does Alison Larkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When i wasn't laughing out loud i was smiling.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl H Tomball, tx 04-29-14
    Cheryl H Tomball, tx 04-29-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Okay book, not terrible, but not wonderful"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you recommend Noble Intentions to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I can't say that I would recommend this book. I found it to be unrealistic, and actually boring in some spots.


    What does Alison Larkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did have a British accent, but that's about all the narrator added to this book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AtlantaBabe Atlanta 04-22-14
    AtlantaBabe Atlanta 04-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun and delightful listen."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay TX, USA 03-16-14
    Jay TX, USA 03-16-14 Member Since 2009

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    "Very good read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise BURLINGTON, CT, United States 02-18-14
    Denise BURLINGTON, CT, United States 02-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "This book was more like a cartoon..."
    Did Alison Larkin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly felt like I was listening to a Scooby do comic,

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    siggy2219@aol.com Northern Virginia 02-14-14
    siggy2219@aol.com Northern Virginia 02-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator detracted from the story"
    What would have made Noble Intentions better?

    I better Narrator, maybe Anne Flosnik could have saved this book. At least I know not to waste my time on purchasing or listening to the rest of the series or anything narrated by Alison Larkin again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nora Roberts


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alison Larkin?

    Anne Flosnik


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    save your credit and money

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura WARRENTON, VA, United States 01-07-14
    Laura WARRENTON, VA, United States 01-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "JUST AWFUL!! Not worth the credit!"
    What would have made Noble Intentions better?

    Maybe better narration could've made a mediocre, silly, unintelligent storyline into a passable 11 hours but even that may be a stretch. I'm halfway through and for the first time EVER I'm considering not finishing and getting my credit back. It is that awful.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katie MacAlister again?

    doubtful


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her "american" accent coupled with her attempt to portray Gillian as dopey really comes across like nails on a chalkboard.


    Any additional comments?

    The dialogue is trite and the humor is unsophisticated and far from amusing. The heroine is insipid, moronic, and silly and there is little to make you want to know her or be anything other than annoyed by her. The story takes various cliches from the historical romance genre and mashes it together in a very unpleasant manner. Does this author think she's amusing or clever? Far from it. I can't for the life of me warm up to any of the characters and I don't care about what happens to them. Really, we've all read the tortured hero who's afraid to love a hundred times - it's nothing new. But Katie MacAlister has failed to give us a reason to care about Noble and his redemption and she has failed to give us a heroine that we can champion. She wants us to believe their love-making is this soulful experience but she has failed to give us the connection necessary to make it believable. I will never again try a new author with so few reviews!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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