The most dangerous and desirable man in all of England, Nikolas burns to possess Emma Stokehurst, but the proud, headstrong beauty is promised to another. Still, there are no limits to how far the wealthy, bitter exile will go to win her exquisite hand - though owning Emma’s body, but not her love, will do nothing to fill the empty spaces in his heart.
But Nikolas’s destiny awaits him elsewhere, as passion’s magic transports him to a different place - a land of splendor and romantic dreams. For only there can he experience true ecstasy in one remarkable woman’s tender touch - achingly familiar yet gloriously new - and learn, at last, to love.
©1995 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I read so I can write
This could have been an interesting story because of the time slipping, but the hero is overdeveloped as a bad guy, and there is way too much sex for it to be an interesting book.
I love Lisa Kleypas's historical fiction, but Susan Duerden should never try doing a Russian accent again. I almost quite listening to the audio story because of Ms. Duerden's poor Russian. However the overall story I enjoyed.
Get rid of Duerden Russian Accent
Yuk, yuk, yuk!!!!
I'll purchase other books and audio books by Lisa Kleypas, but not if Ms. Durden is narrating them.
I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!
I could not stop listening to this book!!! It took me a few chapters to get used to the narrator and in some places I wished she had more inflection in her voice... but she nailed the male lead....dark and brooding. This had more of a gothic flare than other Kleypass novels and I LOVED IT!! You have to love tortured hero's and the women who change them to love this book. Beautiful love scenes, intricate plot, and loveable characters. WORTH A CREDIT!!!
I admit I was liking the story a lot up until it backtracked to 170 years before that point in time and the hero began to live as his great, great, grandfather. It was too much time devoted to reliving the past for my taste. However, once it was done, I realized why it was so important to have that section in the book. It ended up being such a sweet story that I almost felt my heart skip a beat. S Duerden was also as amazing as always. A definite must buy.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
Be careful not to get whiplash with all of the swift turns and twists in this book. This novel follows Midnight Angel. I really enjoyed Midnight Angel, but had a harder time with this second book in the series.
The novel centers around the love of Nikolas Angelovsky and Emma Stokehurst. Nikolas is a Russian prince who was exiled after being tortured due to the suspicion of killing a governor as retribution for his brother's murder. Nikolas is a conflict-ridden character due to the emotional and physical abuse of his childhood as well as his physical torture as an adult in Russia. Emma Stokehurst the fiery-haired, free-spirited beloved daughter of Luke Stokehurst (hero from Midnight Angel). Emma comes across as a "rebel without a cause" type and in a moment of emotional vulnerability she decides to marry Nikolas despite her family's protest.
It was a hard read because of the suffering that Emma encountered in her marriage with Nikolas. As a young woman, she did not realize what type of man she was marrying. Her happy ending comes after much heart-ache, suffering and tumult.
This book was divided into parts and I must say that I forwarded the majority, if not all, of Part 3. The surrealism and magical aspects that arose were somewhat odd to me. Even at the end of the book I wasn't sure if Nikolas and Emma were reincarnates of his ancestors a century past, or if he had some really strong connections through dreams to his ancestors's past love experience.
But, I must say, even though Prince of Dreams was an angsty-read, it was still interesting. One of the challenges I faced was in forgiving Nikolas for being such a miserable husband to Emma. Yet, even after he asked Emma for forgiveness and changed his ways, I still had a hard time with him as a hero because of his coldness and infidelity to Emma during the bad times.
I'm glad they found their happy ending.....no matter how hurtful the path to get there....
This is not one of my favorites by LK but it is really hard to pick a bad one. It was confusing in parts but ended well. I am glad I started with one of her other books.
I love Lisa's books and this is no exception but with so many to choose from I have to say it was not my favorite. I vaguely remember reading it years ago, but it was not a sharp memory. However, Lisa is always worth a second read or listen.
Classic romance set in 1800's, yet with modern themes, such as vegetarianism and animal rights. Didn't seem to fit well together. The actual romance story is OK with a love triangle and lots of conflict surrounding it.
The story line was great and I was really excited about it, but it just didn't keep my interest like other Lisa Kleypas books do.
No, I still love romance and Lisa Kleypas, but this book was just not interesting to me.
Susan's performance was great.
Disappointment...I was really wanting there to be a better love story between Emma and Nicholas.
The story is the second of a series, and I would recommend reading the first one, Midnight Angel,before this one, though as with all Kleypas's books, it can stand alone. I found this story incredibly touching, in spite of the length of part 3, which is very important to the story but a bit hard to listen to since it presents historical background that interrupts a suspenseful part of the contemporary narrative and the reader is dying to find out what's happened.
While the narrator is great with many voices, I found her male voices a bit hard to listen to. When I first heard the sound of the hero of this book, Nicholas, I thought he sounded more like a thug with a sore throat than a leading man, and the necessity of Russian accents makes it even worse. Nonetheless, I did adjust to her sound, and it definitely did not ruin the book.
Despite these flaws I would definitely recommend the book, especially if you are a Kleypas fan.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.