Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. However, when she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention. As Mick wants desperately to become a gentleman, Edwina decides to transform him into a man with class. From the start, she notices the way he looks at her. But what she doesn't yet realize is that as much as she is preparing him, he is preparing her for a place in his heart--and in his bed. Narrator Steven Crossley elevates the mounting passion of Ivory's prose, building tension with every breath and every sensuous word.
©1999 Judith Ivory, Inc.; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
I really enjoyed this story. It has characters with depth. It has humerous parts, sentimental parts, a touch of mystery and an all around interesting and fun book.
The Proposition was a very enjoyable "listen". The story was well written, entertaining, and fun. I loved the narrator. He was able to transition between the various English dialects so smoothly...it was a delight to listen to him. Ms. Ivory really knows how to create sexual tension without being overly crass. This book is definitely worth the credit!
Loved listening to Mick & Edwina fall in love. The characters were developed so perfectly.
I bought this book a while ago and hadn't had a chance to hear it. I'm so glad that I did! It was very well written and very funny. The narration was terrific!
The the story emulates the plot of "My Fair Lady". I like story of Pygmalion, but the pace in which the narrator chooses to tell the story is sooooooo slow that it becomes down right boring. I plowed through it but I was glad when it was over.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
"The Proposition" is the first book I have listened to by Ms. Ivory, but it will not be my last. The hero is a rat catcher and the heroine is a spinster Lady who is paid to teach the rat catcher to act like a Gentleman, a reversal of "My Fair Lady". The love story centres around the H/h falling in love without any hateful interference from old girl/boy friends, meddlesome family members, or major threats regarding their safety. Ms. Ivory also lets the reader see the story from both the Hero and Heroine's point of view. There was good chemistry and a few good sex scenes between the H/h and Mick and Winnie have LOTS of THAT!!! You can't miss on this one. Enjoy.
I need more ears!
This is a perfect gem of a novel.
I admit that I bought this book on Kindle first because I wasn't sure I'd like the reader, but after reading the reviews, I purchased it. I'm so glad I did. Steven Crossley is amazing, and his voices for both Mick and Win were both fantastic. I ended up enjoying this listen so much more than I thought I would (and I got a great discount on the price!), I'll be looking for more books read by him.
The main characters, and the story, are pygmalion-esque (think "My Fair Lady" only with a man). She's prim and proper while teaches him to speak like a lord, he teaches her how to live, and they fall in love. The ending is predictable, but you won't mind it because the story is lovely, well written, and enchanting.
I highly recommend it. I know I'll relisten over and over again.
Who doesn't enjoy being transported to another world, and traveling on an unforgettable adventure? Thank you audio books! Happy dance <3
This is a gender reversal of Pygmalion or also more commonly known as the musical/ movie My Fair Lady. This being one of my favorite movies, I was extremely happy to come across this gem of a book! While the story does follow the basic formula of the movie it does have it's own unique flavor that suites it quite well.There are plenty of twist in the plot to keep those who know the story hooked and those who don't, well you'll be sure to be a new fan of an old classic. Not to mention it has a wonderful ending that was quite satisfactory albeit not very realistic (a bit of a far stretch) for the feel of the rest of the book. It is a lovely happily ever after ending though, that I secretly wish the movie had a bit more of. So perhaps that is why I adored it so much.
It is a very sweet book with a touch of comedy, some sexual tension, and plenty of romance. It is one of those books where the characters develop an adoration of one another through mutually getting to know one another via actions and spending time together. Definitely my favorite way for the H/h to fall in love.
The characters are very well drawn out. They have their own little quarks and habits that make them very relatable and realistic. I could see them clearly and loved their personalities. Mick's transformation in itself was perfect in that his core character didn't change. He just grew as a man should, not without questioning his beliefs and goals, and making adjustments to get where he wanted to be as he changed in his understanding of the world. Jeez, I just love it!
The narrator was fantastic as well. He told the story as it was meant to be read. Truly a pleasure and asset to the book.
Not to mention there was a dog and a ferret. Lol, for me that really is like the whipped cream and cherry on top.
Defiantly worth the listen!!!
As the story began, I thought this was going to be another "Liza Dolittle" tale but it was far more than that. I like the occasional light story with simple entertainment. The Proposition fit the bill.
Narration was good, especially going between a proper British accent and the tough Cockney accent. Though slightly predictable, the story and narration was thoroughly enjoyable b
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