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.
The story keeps you riveted, although Susan Duerden's whispering was a little disconcerting at times, yet not enough to keep me from enjoying the book. She's a very talented narrator, for the most part.
This well written book had me laughing out loud on several occasions, while feeling like shedding a tear at others.
I recommend it for all romance lovers -- there's humor, intrigue, romance, what more can you ask for?
I'm a prolific reader of books...all kinds of books. This has translated into audiobooks as I'm able to actually get stuff done this way. My children think my earbuds are an appendage, I wear them so much!
I must admit I am a (not so closeted) historical romantic fiction fan! But I am leary of simpering females, fluffy dialog and Disney characters masquerading as the leading man. So, to my surprise, I found Christina (the heroin) to be one of the best leading women I have read in some time. Without giving away too much of the story Christina was raised by Native Americans in the 1800's and then shipped off to London when she reached adulthood. It was almost like reading a time travel story where the heroin is from the future and travels back 100's of years into the past, only to find herself stifled by society.
Anyway, I'm not going to go into the details but she really was a breath of fresh air. Especially when so many women characters of this genre sit around and wait to be rescued by the dashing duke or what-not. Definitely worth your credit if your an historical romance enthuse.
Yes. Just the book not the audible.
Absolutely NOT!! She made the hero whisper everything he said and made the heroine sound like a five-year-old. I quit listening at about 50% and finished reading the rest.
I'm not really sure.
I liked Lyon but Christina was subservient one minute and yelling the next. She was supposed to be so good with a knife but we were shown no real evidence of that and was supposed to be a great horsewoman but that was only mentioned for about a page. I like Rhone almost as much as I did Lyon and I thought Jessica's journal was quite good. Aunt Patricia was just evil, as was the Baron (Christina's father.) This book was just to wordy for me. I know a lot of you want to read all abut the clothes, furniture, scenery outside, trees, flowers, etc, etc. But I don't. I like the clothes but I don't care about the rest. FILLER, I think the call it. But sometimes there's just too much filler.
I found myself skimming a lot and I do hate that. If I have to skim, then something is boring! Ms. Garwood has a lot of books and they seem to all have a lot of pages so I doubt I'll read anymore from this author. Sorry...
I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!
Julie Garwood is an automatic download for me and this novel did not disappoint. The couple is sweet and funny. There is plenty of sexual tension, and the love scenes are beautifully written and moving. I love the fact that the hero did not struggle for long with his feelings and that he was not ashamed to admit them to the heroine. The villian of the piece is ROTTEN and pure evil. You sympathize with these characters and want the best for them. Worth a credit! Susan Duerden is much more suited to this title than to the Highland titles. I would suggest you always listen to the sample for the narrator, but I found that I liked her style in this novel. Happy Listening!
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