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 one of my favorites from Kleypas. I enjoy the steady incline of the plot and the intricacies of each character, but my favorite is how she closes her novels. The epilogue leaves the reader with true closure and a warm heart. More than anything I enjoyed the narrator. Rosalyn Landor is by far the best. I don't know how she does it, but the male characters sound rough, masculine, and sensual, while the female characters are delicate and beautiful. This is a must read!!!
Great story, interesting characters, believable passion, authentic conflicts, enjoyable narration! Well worth the purchase. I will be buying more from this author and narrator
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
A story by Lisa Kleypas and narrated by Rosalyn Landor is an automatic buy for me. All the stories are good, interesting and romantic. And a good story only gets better with a great narrator that adds so much emotion and depth to it. If you like historical romances you will enjoy this story about two people that were meant to be together despite time and distance...
I am a sucker with any stories involving a Duke and now add gentle, handsome, powerful, besotted and tall and I am hopelessly in love. You won’t go wrong with this book if you want plot twists and a passionate love story as is Lisa Kleypas’s signature.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite Historical Romance Novelists, and when teamed with Rosalyn Landor - you can bet you will be listening to another winner.
Having said that, Somewhere I'll Find You is definitely worth the credit; although, it is far from my favorite LK novel.
The Hathaways, and Wallflower series, respectively are amazing, can't put down, loving every character, audios! If you haven't purchased these audios yet, you really must consider them.
Somewhere I'll Find You is good, but it took longer to gain my interest, and "investment" in each character. I knew though, that once I had given it a chance, it would be worth it, and that I would enjoy the journey.
In my opinion, if you have not been exposed to LK or RL yet, begin with The Wallflowers, and then The Hathaways. Put this novel in your wish list and revisit it later.
Remind me again, where did I leave my ipod?
I've been indulging in a lot of Lisa Kleypas lately. I find her books soothing and a great escape. Especially as read by Rosalyn Landor. This one was very much like the others, though it didn't stand out for me. I think the problem was the female protagonist. She was independent enough to become an actress to support herself at a time when that profession was scandalous, but not strong enough to realize she was in love . . . ?
That was just weak. A woman like that would know what she wanted and go for it. So much time was wasted with her in denial that it kind of ruined the whole book. And the male character was a neanderthal. Period.
Dear Ms. Kleypas: You have a good thing going. Stop making your female characters so stupid, and your male characters so one dimensional. Thank you, a loyal fan.
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.
Love Kleypas and Landor!
Always! But This Heroine was frustrating and bland... Hero came off as a brute.. not even a likeable brute :-) Ending was lackluster... I always judge a good book by asking if I would read/listen to it again... this one was a no... but it wasn't bad or awful.. just average
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.
I'm not a period romance reader but this was an easy, excellent read!!!!
Not an overwhelming amount of period detail, although just enough to know what era you were readng about.
The fire at the theatre.
No but I was enthralled with the book and finished it rather quickly.
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