Lord Leo Byron is bored with the aristocratic company he keeps; he needs a distraction, preferably in the form of a beautiful new female companion. So when he sets eyes on fascinating and scandalous divorcée Lady Thalia Lennox, he's determined to make her intimate acquaintance. But the spirited woman seems to have no intention of accepting his advances no matter how much he chases - or how hard he falls....
Once a darling of society, Thalia Lennox now lives on its fringes. The cruel lies that gave her a notoriously wild reputation have also left her with a broken heart and led to a solemn vow to swear off men. Still, Leo Byron's bold overtures are deliciously tempting, and for the first time she finds herself wondering whether it just might be worth the risk to let the attractive rake into her life - and her bed....
©2015 Tracy Anne Warren (P)2015 Tantor
"Warren carries out her story with skill, crafting likable characters and delivering plenty of sensuality to keep fans satisfied." (RT Book Reviews)
Though this story was slow to start, it had a good storyline (sometimes predictable) and great character development. The ending was both satisfying and surprising. I look forward to the next book in the series. AND I want to go back read about the other Byron siblings. Too bad they are not audiobooks.
Believe it or not I’ve owned this book since July 10, 2015, and I’ve tried reading it a half dozen times, without success. I’ve gotten to 38% this time and I just can’t finish. It started off with Leo wanting Thalia as his next mistress and that’s still all he wants. He’s chasing and she’s avoiding, page after page. I can’t read 352 pages of that kind of nonsense. I liked Thalia but Leo was just too arrogant for me, and I usually like arrogant heroes. Maybe he was written all wrong for me, I don't know.
There wasn’t any kind of real desire. He simply wanted her and wasn’t going to take no for an answer. I'm sure there was sex in this book but I have no idea when.
As to the narration: Barrie Kreinik was barely ok for me. She could have done a better job on the men’s voices and it would have been great.
Loving my life and hanging out with my four grandchildren!
Two things surprised me about this one. 1) The heroine of the story was older than her love interest, and 2) The adversary didn't die like expected. I was very pleased to see the female lead being older than her love interest. We see it time and time again with the male being quite a few years advanced from the girl and no one bats an eye. For me this was what made the story just a little refreshing., the other thing was having the villain drop dead from a heart attack. I didn't see that one coming! Otherwise, the story is pretty predicable with the usual over the top sex. Entertaining, but very in the normal scope of things.
The storyline held my interest because there were things to be discovered about the divorce and the ex-husband. Since you found out things throughout the story you were always on alert.
I generally decline submitting a review however, this narrator was so outstanding, the characters and storyline very well established, I felt I must add my "two cents". An extra special listen!!
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