Multiple award-winning author Sophia James pens scorching hot romances her eager fans devour. In One Unashamed Night, reclusive Lord Taris Wellingham shuns the possibility of intimate relationships. His traveling companion, 28-year-old Beatrice Maude Bassingstoke, on the other hand, doesn’t expect to attract a man as handsome as Taris. But when they are forced to spend the night together during a snowstorm, passion erupts between them as they lay in each other’s arms. And when the night ends, a new day of love dawns before them.
©2010 Sophia James (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
With more than 1600 audio books to hitchhike along with, I've realized only now that I started "reviewing"...boy I need to catch up!
Yes! A very pleasing story to the soul.
I'm torn between the two lead characters. Bea was so level headed and calm throughout, that it is was easy to step into her shoes and understand, and feel the emotions in every decision she made. Then there was Taris, to whom made an every day life seem so simple to those around him, yet you also felt the anguish in his every decision to help him get to the next step in life. Two very powerful characters living such afflicted lives - wonderful to follow!
The narrator was wonderful. Very pleasing to follow each transition and I felt enveloped within the saga in the first five minutes. With listening to over 300 audiobooks over the last two years....that's a HUGE thing!
I did! It was very powerful to me to have the step by step action flow within the story. I could feel the anguish, the happiness, the pain, the sorrow, and most of all, the passion without needing such explicit details that some stories feel necessary to paint their pictures. With this, the painting was made with delicate strokes, embellished to bring the emotions to the forefront of the moment and then receeding back to a broad, all-embracing structure built out to simply carry the charaters on to the next. Fun ride!
I highly recommend this story if you love historical romance. This is a very passionate story without the smut, but filled with all the necessary butterflies and warmth as needed to make a girl smile!
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
I loved this story perfectly written my favorite exclusive Lord Taris Wellingham as I wonder how this blind man could ride a horse and make passion love to,Bee to survive was fascinating how it all unfolded 5 starts in my book.
I don't know, I've not read the print version. This was a really good story and I think I would like either the print or the audio.
I thought that when Beatrice thought that Taris had a drinking problem was the most memorable. It was actually kind of funny.
I've only listened to the other book in this series. But I thought that Simone did a great job and I would definitely listen to other books narrated by her.
I wish there were more books by Sophia James available on Audible. I think she tells a great story and is creative with her characters.
my favorite! i listen to this one over and over
i like the main characters and their interaction with each other. they're wounded in their own way but they try so hard to be near each other.
both the main characters.
"if you liked The Age of Innocence, you'll want to see this."
it's not too long, the narrater is awesome, the characters are human and real. it's a wonderful lover story. parts of it make me cry.
Could not live without my 2 dogs, humor, books, books and more books ( wishlist is almost endless) oh yeah, I try myself at gardening..lol
A night of passion...so much promise but I have to say soon after that first night I find myself distracted and hoping for the story to pick up but it never does.
I'll admit to being a fairly pragmatic person and, because of this, I expect to have to suspend reality quite a lot when reading romance. However, I usually anticipate the fairy tale sort of unreality that leaves you with that tiny glimmer of possibility. So I found myself pretty switched off to this particular romance as it pushed the boundary into ridiculously unlikely. In particular I found it very hard to swallow a heroine who is in one breath portrayed as an enlightened intellectual and in the next shown to be too ignorant to know the difference between someone who is visually impaired and someone who is drunk. The whole idea that Bea would not discern the heroes' visual impairment was just way too far fetched for me.
The hero, Taris, is partially blind and fears he is losing his independence; Bea's spirit has been distorted from a terrible marriage. This little peek into Taris and Bea's story is a journey towards accepting who they.
Simone Phillips does such an excellent job with the characters that I was engaged from the start. Her reading and acting was perfect for the story line. It didn't feel forced when she read the hero's parts. Great inflection when she read both hero and heroine. Can't wait until she does more historical romances.
Never judge a book by its movie
2 great characters, they were 2 wounded souls who met on a public carriage.
Taris & Bea were a match from the beginning. Both like able, both unsure.
The Narration was beautiful, I could listen to this book over and over again.
Which came first... the books or the glasses?
I really enjoyed this story. It wasn't your typical romance with the couple's bickering the whole way through. Both the male and female lead were mature and had background issues they were dealing with that made it interesting. I recommend the book. The narrator did a splendid job. I would gladly listen to her again.
I need more ears!
Every once in a while, I'm in the mood for a romantic story with a carefully crafted narration. Here, the two fit together like a hand in a glove.
There are a few books that fit the bill -- mostly read by Rosalyn Landor. There are others, such as The Proposal by Mary Balogh, and Three Nights of Sin by Anne Mallory. This book is another. It isn't silly or sweet, or overly dramatic. But sexy and deeply soulful. It's a story about adults who fall into love. And it's so refreshing after all the high tension books I tend to read, to just take a pause and breathe. This is a keeper.
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