Sometimes, a woman needs a hero.
Miss Caroline Jennings is facing a life of shame and poverty. She has lost everything: her home, her father, and any chance of happiness. What is more? If her father's secret is exposed, she will be known as the daughter of a traitor.
Surely, life cannot get much worse.
When a carriage accident throws her into the river - fitting punishment for her father's crimes - she is tempted to allow herself to succumb. It is only the thought of her two younger sisters and the strong arms of her rescuer that keep her among the living.
Alexander Vessey, Viscount Beachmont, ex-soldier, and one of the richest men in Britain. A classic hero if she'd ever seen one. Big, strong, and commanding. Any woman's heart would flutter like hers to be saved by him.
His heroics unfortunately have saved her for a life of loneliness and want.
However, when he offers her a marriage of convenience, it seems the perfect solution to regain her life. The only danger she faces now is the possibility of losing her heart.
©2015 G.L. Snodgrass (P)2015 G.L. Snodgrass
Thankfully the story saved this audiobook. The narration added nothing and, in fact, detracted from the enjoyment.
As in the previous book, the narrator threw in American accents where they certainly didn't belong. Quite distracting. When a reader makes one stop and think "what the heck?" instead of absorbing the story it's unfair to the author. This happens frequently by this narrator.
And the author could use a better editor. There were several times "could care less" was used. Bad! Then she popped in a "couldn't care less" so someone finally noticed. Fingernails on a blackboard to me. And, I may be wrong on this but why is the wife of a Viscount referred to as a Countess? Shouldn't she be a Viscountess?
The characters were interesting. I would have liked more with young James. As I said, the story was decent and it was worth listening to. I think it may have been better to read it, though. I will listen to the next book only because I've already bought it.
The plot is rather simple and although the story has it's moments of actually being interesting, the love described in this 6 hour book comes about unrealistically. It's also silly to imagine the passion they shared the first time was his very best ever. With a virgin whom he marries out of convenience and with a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of coupling? Not impressed at all. Can not say I recommend this book.
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