The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after....
Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened....
Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title - only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited "wife" - certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new "husband"... and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!
©2011 Lynsay Sands (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ Reviews should never contain "spoilers" ;-)
I'm with the majority on this book....I thought it was funny and entertaining. It was romantic with just enough silly humor to keep me smiling. It is a good escape when you need some silly in your life. I realize everyone has a different sense of humor but if you enjoy silly romantic fun then you will enjoy this! If you enjoy only serious romances all the time then you probably need a good laugh. Try laughing sometime its good for you!!
I guess humor like many things is all relative. I thought this book was hilarious, verging on slapstick. I could just imagine the shenanigans in my mind. It is farfetched and silly, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you take everything literally, maybe this isn???t your cup of tea, but if you want escapism and some laughs this is it.
Silly but enjoyable just the same. Nasty husband dies. Heroine and her sisters try to cover it up so they won't have to go into mourning because the sisters need to marry rich husbands quickly to pay off father's gaming debts. Identical twin brother who is the real earl shows up although he's supposed to be dead. The dead body gets moved around. Fun listen.
Probably. Very entertaining.
When Richard showed up at the ball.
Love scene with Dickie's body in the bed.
At first, the narrator was a bit of a distraction with a strong accent, but I changed my mind and found her to be a delightful reader. I enjoyed her very much....she was especially great with her change of voice for each character.
Some parts I found quite "steamy". Loved it. Kept my mind off of my everyday worries.
Yes, as long as they have a sense of humor and they're not looking for the "usual" historical fiction.
Yes. I have many books by Lynsay Sands, just nothing like this one. Sands would have lost me on this one, if not for Sarah. I truly hope the next book really isn't a retelling of this one, I hate when that happens.
Sarah Coomes performance doesn't allow you to take the book seriously and that's the only way this book works, would ever work for me. I LOVE to read and have a great imagination, but I couldn't have read this book.I would not have made it through chapter two. The Countess is close to ludicrous parody of an historical romance and I admit, if it wasn't for Sarah's delivery/performance, I would have given up. Sarah Coomes performance totally MADE this book! I confess to "eye rolling" in the beginning, but Sarah not only kept me listening, but laughing out loud. Perhaps she read it in the way it written. It's like a farce and her delivery makes it hilarious instead of annoying. I actually laughed to tears a couple of times. Thanks Sarah =)
This book will join Helen's Babies read Kara Shallenberg as my go to pick me up, when I need a laugh.
OMGoodness! I laughed to tears. Yes, I had extreme reactions, but honestly my first was "you've got to be kidding me," but forget the negative reviews and just listen. If you would rather read than watch TV (read for entertainment) and do not expect the usual romance, you may just may enjoy.
I have found very few book that are not predictable, but just because you know where you're going doesn't mean you can't enjoy the trip. I am not one of those readers/listeners that looks for meaning or messages in works of fiction, but that doesn't mean I can't, don't, or won't see them if/when they occur.Christiana was emotionally/verbally abused during the year of her marriage to the so called earl. The self doubt and trust issue she has when her fortune change is very real and isn't overcome in less than 2 weeks, but that's why I read fiction. I'm definitely happy with the ending and the tiny small glimpse into a very real struggle, it beats having it skipped or glossed over.
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A fun read but for those people who are bothered by language, historical accuracy and realistic things it might be too much. You need to be able to ignore the too modern language usage and actions of the characters.
If you can, then some parts are laugh out loud funny and enjoyable. But I think I will stick to the Argeneau books which I love.
Maybe the author, but most definitely NOT the reader. She was extremely annoying: girlish, nasal, and shrill.
Maybe. I admit there were some funny parts, but the sex scenes were ridiculously overblown, and the farce wasn't that great.
I don't know, but most definitely not her.
I thought it was funnier the first time I listened to it. I just finished listening to it for the second time and I could barely finish it. It was just terrible. Maybe I blocked out the bad parts last time :)
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
Yes, I will almost certainly be listening to this one again. It is so funny and entertaining. When I sought out this book it was just the perfect comedic touch I needed on a rough day.
Get your daily dose of laughs.
I read so I can write
I loved it. The premise doesn't indicate it will be a comedy but boy howdy it was. I laughed and enjoyed the story beginning to end. Definitely worth the time.
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