New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the world’s most popular Regency romance novelists. She sweeps listeners to the Irish countryside for this saucy tale of deception. When Lady Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family’s estate in England, she encounters the dashing Darragh O’Brien. Too bad the common architect is well below her station.
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Warning: You will not be able to put this book down. I found myself listening to it much too late into the night. I know some of the other reviewers were disappointed by this book, but I can honestly say I wasn't. If you started with book 1, you're going to be surprised to see that Lady Jeannette does, in fact, have a heart. I thought the author did a good job of explaining her behavior in the previous novel. But, the person you're really rooting for in this book is Darragh O’Brien. He has just the right mix of bad boy attitude and good guy behavior. I also like that this book doesn't end with the oft-employed "they got married and lived happily ever after" ending. Instead, she chose to show some of the problems they had after the marriage.
Like any good historical romance novel, Tracy Ann Warren's writing style brought you back in time without beating you over the head with mundane, useless descriptions of attire and buildings. Instead, she gives you just enough to be able to envision the world she describes. And Bianca Amato continues to do an excellent job as narrator.
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I really enjoyed book 1 and could not put it down. I also really liked book 3. So I thought this one would be right up my alley. Not so much, I hated the main character, she was selfish and self absorbed and I found it hard to believe that anyone would find the character attractive. After Jeannette's horrible behavior in book 1, the author was going to have a hard time redeeming her. Tracy Anne Warren tried but I think she came up short. Still, the book is well written and entertaining at times. I'm not saying pass, especially since the other books in the series are so good, but don't start with this one and don't let this one put you off book 3.
I would recommend it to a friend. I enjoyed it a lot. The story was a little different from the other 2. It kept the characters in what I thought was their original personalities.
I guess it compares some what with the first book in the Wallflower series just because of the fact the characters want to be loved but are afraid to give all the have because of fear of rejection and their love being unrequited love.
When they were in the most compromising situation. I laughed so hard. Their reactions were priceless. Can't say more or I'll ruin it for the other readers.
I left this book for last because Jeannette was my least favorite character in book one. I could not stand her and her uppity attitude. She was such a snob. But after finishing it I wish I would have listened to them in order. The third book took a little of the fun and shock out of this last book. But all in all the series is pretty good.
I like that it made me laugh and almost cry as well.
When the leading lady pushes the man in to the pond. lol made me laugh so hard.
She is great the only problem i have is tht she makes the men sound old and kinda grumpy.
This is a long book but if it was shorter I would think you would miss a lot of the fun it has to offer.
This was an enjoyable listen. As in The Husband Trap and The Wedding Trap T.A.W. delivered. This was the second of the trilogy but I listened to this one last... I wish I had listened in order but it was ok out of order too. I felt it ended rather quickly with just a "the end" and left me wanting more, at least an epilogue... I guess that bodes well for book in a whole... wanting more is a good thing. Especially if it hadn't been out of order!
I stumbled into Regency Era London romances by accident and was immediately addicted. I enjoy the whole feel of it. I suppose the whole class system of existence should be offensive but that attitude still exists we just use different words. And what gal doesn't want to imagine the world full of fancy balls and extravagance anyway?
I found the dashing Darragh to be one of her best characters yet altho in retrospect I think the leading man in each book to be more charismatic then the females. Somehow the men just stand out to me.
Bianca Amato did a fabulous job with the narration, as usual. Not only are her individual male vs female voices clear and distinct but her cadence and emotional expressions are flawless as well. But what really strikes me is how 'comfortable' she is to listen to, something in the tone or timbre of her voice is very appealing.
In my opinion its worth the credit providing you too enjoy the 19th century London romances...
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I rarely re-read books. There are too many books out there, I read and listen to books. I have no time to re- read
I loved that Jeanette learned and recognized who she was and what she wanted. Well done to the author who had to make us like like her after book 1
I did, I think she did a great job
I did laugh at her first dinner attempt
I enjoyed the humor on occassion. I thought the main female character so shallow that her awakening to a more compassionate nature unrealistic.
This story was fairly predictable. As I mentioned the humor was fun and lively in several areas.
Many expectations are placed on the heads of the narrators now. I expect a pleasent voice, that doesn't put me to sleep, and one that can distinquish each character with accents and variation as needed. This was accomplished.
The tamming of the shrew comes to mind. But I think those actors are long gone.
Pleasent innefectual read. It did not appeal for depth but made me laugh. Sometimes that is enough.
This is a great adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew. It has humor, sensitivity, and romance…all the best ingredients for a romance. The narrator does a good job with the Irish lilt, her voice is soothing and easy to listen to. I’ve listened to the whole series and will again and again.
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
I didn't want to read this book because Jeanette was a spoiled rotten little girl. She does not deserve someone so good. But I had to because it's part of a series and I am OCD in doing things in order. I don't agree with some of the reviewers saying Darragh abused her by making her work, she deserved to learn how to be grateful. I am hoping the third book is better.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
This is a riveting, wonderful book. I could not stop listening until I was done. The background, psychological aspects, schemas and values of the characters are so well-developed. I love a story with redemptive themes and that is exactly what this book is about. In this case, a spoiled yet beautiful young woman finds her inner beauty with the help of a patient passionate man who is fully invested in seeing her develop into more than what she is; a superficial & overindulged lady of society.
The heroine, Jeanette was introduced to readers in the first book which lays down the foundation for the journey of hardship and tough lessons that inevitably await her due to her spoiled character and nature. Darragh, the hero, is the epitome of masculinity interwoven with his traits of kindness, patience and passion. He is a breath of fresh air and exactly what Jeanette needs to help her improve her life and value system.
Jeanette is a beautiful woman, with peeks of redeeming qualities that have readers hoping that she will eventually learn to find true value in life that is substantive and not superficially grounded as in her current state.
Jeanette is the result of natural beauty, spoiled by a permissive parenting style in which she was never held accountable for her actions. This spoiled nature was further affirmed by society. Such shallow constitutions in one's character has a way of making the individual truly miserable at heart. This is why Darragh is just the medicine she needs to help her wake up to the beauty that surrounds her and find a deeper meaning in life.
I completely agreed with his "intervention," if you will, in teaching her lessons of life by taking her to the cottage he claimed to be his home and having her develop independent skills. I know he paid a price for that, but I think the fall out was just part of the process on this road to recovery that Jeanette embarked upon.
Ultimately, she has touched by true love which melted away the emptiness of living solely for society, parties and selfish pursuits.
Overall, I loved this book! I could not put it down. Many times, I laughed out loud at the banter and teasing pranks that kept Jeanette & Darragh's chemistry real, powerful and tangible. Having read both the Husband Trap and the Wife Trap, I'm about to read the 3rd book in the trilogy and I can hardly wait. Tracy Ann Warren is undoubtably one of my new, favorite authors. She is brilliant!!!! Thank you for the gift of the WIFE TRAP, oh and the Husband Trap....both fabulous, wonderful books.
The chemistry between Darragh and Jeanette and the theme of true love.
BIANCA AMATO IS AMAZING!!! What a fabulous, talented narrator. She did a superb job in bringing the characters to life. I was so impressed with her work and I hope to listen to more books she has narrated.
Steaming, hot chemistry!...LOL....I really don't know...
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