An Outrageous Proposition
Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. Preferably one who won't be too picky about the morality of her proposition, or his reputation. Lord Constantine Alexander can't afford another trip to debtors' prison, which makes him the perfect candidate. She doesn't expect him to have a heart of gold, or to hold up his end of the bargain - particularly when his high-in-the-instep family gets involved. Nor does she expect to find him irresistible, because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.
A Wicked Bargain
When a beautiful courtesan offers to satisfy his creditors, Con leaps at the opportunity. Never mind his mother and brothers are suspicious of his newfound fortune - being with Elizabeth is intoxicating enough to wipe any thought of scruples away. He soon realizes it's not just his future he's been gambling, but his future family. How can he convince London's premier courtesan he's more than a callow rake?
©2013 Emma Locke (P)2016 Emma Locke
I haven't read the printed version so I'm unable to comment.
None that I can think of, this isn't like any story I've read before.
Yes I have and as usual Marian performs a wonderful narration, really bringing the characters to life. She uses different accents and tones for the various characters and brings such meaning to the written word.
I wasn't able to listen in one sitting as it was over 10 hrs long. I listened to about an hour or so each day.
I would recommend it, although it took me a little while to get into the story, I found it quite gripping, particularly once the storyline had developed. Con and Elizabeth were two interesting characters, both affected by their relationships with their families. Elizabeth was determined to get her son back and she was paying Con to help her. However, things get quite complicated and very intense at times. During their time together, they grow closer but will circumstances stand in their way to develop their feelings for each other?
I received a free copy for an honest review.
Well this was a little better than the first book in the series. I am not a fan of the courtesan's for historical romance books. I also thought the hero was a bit too young or naive or immature or something. He just wasn't a very good hero for a historical romance. Elizabeth was okay I guess. Nothing great about her character or personality really.
The chemistry between these two was barely okay, it didn't seem too real or genuine until almost the end of the book. There was a lot of dialogue which was great. I do like lots of dialogue. The story line and plot were kinda meh.. And the end of the story was kind of stupid to be honest after everything they went through. I was SMH...
As for the narration, well I am a huge Marian Hussey fan so I loved it. She did make the story more tolerable. She does the men's voices very well, gives everyone their own voice and has a wonderful reading voice. I highly recommend her narrations, particularly for historical romance genre.
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