Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome - and most arrogant. And of all London’s ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one: Caroline Richmond.
She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman - until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together…a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!
©1991 Julie Garwood (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Love Garwood, have been a happy fan of her work for a number of years.
Unfortunatly the whispered and odd emphasis on the sound 'hhhhhh' truely irritating.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
miss garwood did a good job with this book. i liked that it wasn't predictable as most of these types of books are. however the intimate scenes between to main characters could have been a bit more erotic or at the very least a bit more descriptive. the story it self was okay not a keep you in suspense story but it was entertaining for which when it comes to these types of books entertainment and a light story is what the reader is looking for i'm assuming, as it is for me
i'm not at all fond of this narrator but in this book she is far less annoying than in other books she reads.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This is not my favorite book by Julie but it was good to listen to it. My favorites are The Bride, The Lion's Lady, and The Secret. I hope the rest of her books come out on audio.
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I liked this book and the fact that it wasn't predictable as most of these types of books are. However the intimate scenes between to main characters could have been a bit more erotic or at the very least a bit more descriptive. I'm fond of some of Anne Flosnok narrations but in this book she she did a good job of the reading.
I really like the story, but for me, getting around Anne Flosnik's voice and accent were tough. I love a good English accent, but something about her's made it difficult for me to really immerse myself in the story and get a good visual of the characters. I may be interested to hear it read by someone else.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Loved the story but did not like the reader at all. She gave me a headache. I wanted her to cough or clear her throat the whole time.
I have read (or listened to) all the historic Garwood novels and no two are alike. Her descriptions are vivid and you are transported. Her men always start as beast but with the right women end up not as pussy cats but tamed lions. The women are smart, witty and strong. The plot keeps moving and the narrator is wonderful. Many good qualities and a welcome ending.
Yes because I like the story
When he decided to send her away
The american accent and caroline voice.
I liked it.
I LOVE Julie Garwood and wish more of her books were available. But this one did not live up to standards. Story was slow and characters were not as compelling. Not crazy about the narrator either.
"Rebellious Desire" is the first book in a very long time I enjoyed so much I didn't want it to end. It's intriguing, funny, mysterious, filled with sexual tension, has great dialogue, and amazing scenes.
It begins in England in 1788, when Caroline is only 4 years old, immediately capturing your attention with the events that take place. Later in 1802, 18 year old Caroline, returns to England at her fathers request, after living in Boston for the last 14 years with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousins. On the road to see her father, Caroline, her cousin Charity, and a BIG black man named Benjamin hear gun shots and Caroline thwarts an attempted robbery/murder. As she ministers to the gun-shot victim, she hears someone ride up; none other than Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, who holds a gun on her, as she holds a gun on him, and they argue about who will put their gun away first. The events that follow are hilarious.
The characters are likable, although I would have liked to slap some sense into the arrogant, stubborn Duke of Bradford, at times...but with Julie Garwood's superb writing and Anne Flosnik's excellent narration, you can imagine how infuriating it would be for a Duke, the most powerful title in England, just under a Prince, to be opposed by a strong-willed girl from the colonies. Even though the Duke is overbearing, you can understand it, because of his Title and what it means to be a Duke in England...it just doesn't mean that much to Caroline. As you are drawn into the story, you can understand, due to back-grounds of the characters, how misunderstandings abound.
Although this is one of Ms Garwood's older books I enjoyed it more than her later ones, and would like to see a follow-up of their family...the Duke and Caroline with children: girls with her feisty personality, and his heir and a spare...more about Charity and Paul and the other cousins from Boston.
It's well worth a credit, but I'm overjoyed to get it for $4.95. I highly recommend it.
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