©2008 Lisa Kleypas; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I first discovered Lisa Kleypass when listening to her modern romance novels which are a must read/listen. I normally enjoy more of the modern romance books but tried seduce me at sunrise on one of the sales audible was having, and, well… leave to Lisa Kleypass to hook you right in. I really enjoyed the Hathaway's series.
This is just another typical Kleypas novel. Same basic plot, only the names have changed. This time, instead of the two main characters "hating" each other while really being mysteriously attracted to each other (usually the females act like raving beotches), this hero denies the obvious and throws up ridiculous barriers to love. As usual there is about 20 mins of interesting story. Unfortunately there is more eye-rolling silliness, and people behaving so stupidly, you want to scream at them.
Too much anger and rejection for me.
I liked the character definitions. When Kev was a boy he was treated like an abused pit bull trained for fights. He is emotionally damaged and refuses to act on his love for Win. He thinks he must never have her, but he doesn’t want anyone else to have her. The beautiful Win loved him from the moment she met him. After years of being rejected by Kev, she finally gives up and agrees to marry another.
The story didn’t work for me. I didn’t feel fun anticipation of a developing romance. Most of the book has Kev being angry at everyone. Although he changes at the end I didn’t feel good. Part of it may have been the narrator’s interpretation. Even during sex, Kev did not sound warm.
Kev and Cam have identical tattoos which was mentioned in the previous book. That mystery is now solved, and it’s a good story.
Rosalyn Landor has a lovely voice for females, but she is not good for men. It sounds like they are holding their breath. Her emotional interpretation for men is reserved and harsh. It lacks warmth or desire. I compare her to the narrator Susan Duerden. Susan is sensual, passionate, sexy, seductive, and shows desire when reading a man. She turns me on. Rosalyn has none of that.
Genre: historical romance
I listen to audiobooks as I have a brain injury which makes it hard for me to read for more than 10--15 minutes. Jewish grandmother to twins
The plot sounds great, but the narration is so rough and stilted that it is incredibly hard to get into this novel. It has taken me 8 tries so far, and it is still not grabbing me. It might be time to re-record this one Audible.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
My first Lisa Kleypas book. Kev and Win's story. There was something missing from this story and I can't quite put my finger on it. The sub story was more interesting than the main story imo. Kev was an ass for most of the story. Win wore her love on her sleeve, and no matter how many times he rejected her, like a lil puppy she kept going back for more. I know this is Victorian times and women weren't that forward, but........anyway it wasn't that bad, and it has a happy ever after ending.
However the narrator wasn't that great, the governess sounded like she was 80 years old, where she was suppose to be young. Also Kev's voice left a lot to be desired, and talking loudly doesn't make a man sound manly.
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