Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her....
But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love...for then, she must also forsake her precious secret...and her promised destiny!
©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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I don't think that I would try another book. Romance novels are okay once in awhile but not too often.
The ending was predictable but one that I was happy with.
No, I would not listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden. She narrated the characters fine but the narration done before the character spoke sounded sing-song to me. I did have a difficult time listening to this part of the narration.
I can't come up with anything at this time.
I will say that the sex scenes were quite graphic. However, the two of them were making love quite a lot throughout the novel, which in and of itself is fine but enough is enough. I began to wonder if that was what their marriage was based on. The 18th century was quite different from the 21st and this might have been reason enough, especially because in that era, women are portrayed as having to endure intercourse for the purpose of creating a new life and not for pleasure. Therefore, for people who do enjoy romance novels this would be a great read.
I'm still listening to the story but I needed to write the review of narrator. She does not take away from the story but dragging out the last word of each sentence is nerve racking!!!
Susan Duerden does an awesome job.
Julie Garwood's writing is always entertaining. If you are already a fan of her novels, then you certainly won't be disappointed with this audiobook.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I realy enjoy Julie Garwood's books and this was no exception. I can say that I was exceptionally pleased that the story was unique and the interactions between the main characters was very entertaining and made me smile. The narrator was great, but I did have a problem with some of the older male voices in the beginning of the book, but not enough to distract from the story.
The story was interesting, the narrator wonderful, (I love Susan). It kept me listening, wanting more. I love Julie Garwood historical novels.
Love to get lost in a book!
Years ago I found Castles in paperback at the grocery store, and I loved it! When I saw there was a series, starting with The Lion's Lady, I was excited....that was short lived! Long long boring story! I have just over an hour left and I'm forcing myself to finish. The narrator is awesome....no problem differentiating the characters. But unfortunately that did not help the VERY dry story. Don't waste money or a credit on this one!
Her voice has a monotonous way of trailing off in the same sing-song manner at the end of each sentence. The gravelly tone of the male characters is annoying at best, and they all sound the same with the exception of Rhone whose voice she manages to make clear, and distinctive.
I am not yet finished, because I can only listen to the narrator for short periods of time, but the story has me coming back to it faithfully.
I got the entire Crown's Spies series, and am dismayed that all are narrated by the same narrator.
I liked the story but I was so annoyed with the narrator. I wish I could tell you why but she was just not good. I liked her in The Secret but in this story it just didnt work. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it. I really like Julie Garwoods stories and for that reason I will probably just read the rest of the series.
I really like books by Julie Garwood and this one was no exception. The narrator was irritating when she performed the male voices. They all seemed to whisper and sound like they had a cold or sore throat. If the story had not been so interesting I would had stopped listening early on because of the narrator. I will listen to the series despite the poor narration just because the Garwood's stories are so captivating.
This was a great book, but the narration was atrocious. Half of the time, the male protagonist sounded like a rapist or axe murderer; the other half, he sounded like he was taking his dying breath. The female protagonist, Christina, was given a voice so high-pitched and empty that it made her sound like an airhead--totally in-congruent with the character's strong personality and clever mind. I wish I could say I enjoyed the story, but it was too hard to get past the terrible reading. I'm very disappointed.
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