Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's high-spirited niece. Still tormented by an unfaithful former lover's past treachery, he is determined to resist Amy's charms. But an overpowering yearning for the enchanting minx threatens to defeat his defiant heart and force its sensuous surrender to a love that could stoke the fires of a perilous family feud.
©2005 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I'm writing this review in a state of total confusion! Johanna Lindsey is great as usual, But that's not what this review is about.
I usually like Laura Merlington as a narrator. But this performance seems a total aberration!!! I think I would have noticed before if every laugh sounded like Santa Claus in one form of HO HO HO or another. HA HA HA, HE HE HE, HM HM HM, .... WHAT?! I REALLY mean WHAT!
I have never heard a more blatant performance mistake, forget one so often repeated that I cringed every time I thought a laugh was coming. Even giggles ended up being a feminine Santa parrody!
What really surprised me was that I had just finished a book which was beautifully narrated by the same performer and did not hear that flaw even once. I'm sure of it, I could not of missed hearing it, it is THAT bad!!!
So.... is it just this performance? Was this a early affectation that she corrected? I'm obviously confused.
I did something I never did before.... I skipped most of the book! We all know how a HEA historical romance ends.... but this time the last 45 minutes were important as I skipped the previous few hours...( I am planning on giving up or trudging through if I ever have that urge again.)
LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!
It's been years since I read all of the Mallory books by Lindsey and listening to them is even more fun. Warren's story has a few twists and turns and you wonder whether or not he'll ever give in....but Amy is a wonderful character and she wins in the end.
This reader is great. She captures the personalities of all of the characters without making James and Anthony sound like old geezers.
Even though I read the reviews, I thought maybe some were just exaggerating, but they were right on the money! I forced myself to finish listening to this one. Amy is a stalker and a naive and foolish one at that! I think Warren took way too long to beat her butt, it was long overdue.
I am a big fan of JL books and the Mallory series but this one was bad. Amy is beyond annoying, she is like a modern day stalker. It is beyond unrealistic to be rejected so many times and yet remain so confident you are going to get your way. That plus the entire book hyped up all of the other characters more than the two stars of this one.
It is not the absolute worst read but it was close
I love romantic historical novels.
love this book
the characters are sweet, fun and well written.
worth your time, money or Credit.
I love this book! Amy is definitely a Mallory, and Warren is someone to fight for. Narrator has potential, but please lose the sound effects. Chuckles and giggles do not enhance, but rather annoy. Also, James sounds like a crusty old man. NOT the way he's described in the book. Tony was done pretty well, and Amy and Georgina were fine. I'll surely listen again. All the Mallory books are worth repeat "reads."
I enjoyed the developing love story about Amy and Edward the very best!! Amy kept her focus and pressed forward until she reached her goal! Absolutely wonderful!
It's hard for me to give a point value to this audiobook.
I love the Malory Family series. I love the characters, Johanna Lindsey's writing style, the dialogue. I was conflicted a bit by this story.
Let me say, I enjoyed Amy. The way the narrator portrayed her was great. And I liked Warren. But I was concerned by her forwardness and the age difference. Not enough to dislike the book. It was quite fun. But I had to drop my rating down about half a star. Still, it was quite good and I enjoyed it.
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