The toast of the town.... All London is at Julia Wentworth’s feet — and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention... and cannot love.
For years Damon Savage has been searching for the stranger his parents wed him to without his consent, hoping to legally free himself from matrimony’s invisible chains. And he is astonished to discover his “bride” is none other than the exquisite lady he’d hoped to make his mistress! But though his wife by law, Julia will never truly be Damon’s — until he conquers her fears, his formidable rivals... and her proud, passionate, and independent heart.
©2005 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is the first Lisa Kleypas book I read/listened to. I really enjoyed it and found the story enjoyable. Although predictable at points, the story kept moving and kept me engaged.The narrator did a pretty good job given the many characters in the story.
I would recommend this book.
Lisa Kleypas is fast becoming one of my favorite authors!!! I first read The Stranger in my Arms, I believe that's the title. it was so fabulous, I had to find more of her novels.
What a great storyline. Strong characters and great dialogue. Couldn't stop listening till the end. Roslyn Landor is fantastic with the narration. Characters come alive when she reads. Married as children against their will but destined to find and love each other as adults. Domineering fathers. Family secrets and reconcilliations. And of course life on the stage.
Great story, great characters. Lisa Kleypas is one of the best historical romance writers and this is yet another example why. She always writes strong woman that still fit with the time, and men that aren't just studs, but actually think and feel.
I loved that the main character was a strong female protagonist. Julia Wentworth is a glamorous actress who escapes from her predestined future as a married woman to a man she barely knew.
Damon Savage is a great character who is charming, devout and determined.
He is charmed by the young actress while in pursuit of his "wife" to whom he was married as a youth.
When the two characters come to realize the relationship between them is far more than either of them first imaged.
Yes. The narrator has a good range of voice variations, it makes it a pleasure to listen to.
I always like a period romance, especially when the main characters ave strong personalities.
Ms. Landor has a beautiful speaking voice, very magnetic, easy to listen to. She always draws in the listener.
One critique -- I find it rather unbelievable that society would not be scandalized for a duke to marry an actress, akin to a prostitute in this era.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
A sweet historical romance is always a nice welcome after an intense thriller or heated erotica and a wonderful narrator makes it even sweeter!
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