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 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 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 narrator was fine.
I truly felt like I was listening to a Scooby do comic,
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.
save your credit and money
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!
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.
Her "american" accent coupled with her attempt to portray Gillian as dopey really comes across like nails on a chalkboard.
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!!
it was funny but the main female character was almost too much for me. She seems to be lacking common sense and i have a low tolerance for people with this problem
it ended as it should
I had not listen to Alison Larkin before. She was very good. If i was hesitating on a book due to the story but if she was the performer, i would probably buy it.
When the Nob takes a wife
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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