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Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 Audiobook

Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.
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Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

Alex has lost one bride, yet he is enchanted by this remarkable lady who is willing to break any rule to flaunt her independence. When Lily offers him only scorn, he counters with kindness, and he parries her blistering barbs with gentle words and a soft, tender touch. The spirited miss will pay dearly for her interference – with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, unyielding heart. But will Alex's own heart be the prize to be won in this sensuous game of love?

©1993 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    "Really great story!"

    It was a great story with humor and feeling. Would recommend this book to anyone! Great narration too! Hope that there is more to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula 09-13-14
    Paula 09-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 again? Why?

    Lilly and Alex! That's all I can say!


    What other book might you compare Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 to and why?

    Dreaming of You by same author


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    All of them. She has a great voice and terrific accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me want to have a relationship like theirs! Loving and forever!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. It can make one feel like anything wonderful can happen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 08-19-14
    Jennifer 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "More Intrigue, Danger than average Regency Romance"

    Got this book on a bit of a whim, sounded like it had more of an intriguing plot than your stereotypical regency romance novel. Boy did it. Practically a rollercoaster of ups and downs, arranged marriages, elopements, society scandals, gambling, kidnapping and blackmail... And that's all in the first half of the story! All the while rooting for strong willed characters who enter each others' lives at cross purposes but with sparks in the air. Though I wasn't very fond of the mid-thought flashback style that was used to illustrate the pasts of Lily and Alex, their characters were drawn well and in a coherent way so that as the plot progressed, their thoughts and actions were consistent with their experiences (a plus, compared to some flatter heroic noblemen and sometimes featherbrained damsels in distress who don't know a good thing when it's handed to them in some stories I've tried). While sometimes just lusty, I like that they had compassion and intelligence. There was real depth and danger involved, and for once it wasn't the mere threat of family disapproval. It gave the story a few different suspense build-ups and lulls, multiple climaxes (if you'll excuse the double meaning), with multiple resolutions to root for throughout, and then provided them satisfactorily. This girl lead a life so sensational it is unbelievable, but it made for an entertaining story that I didn't want to put down.

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    Lady M 03-14-13
    Lady M 03-14-13
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    "Accomplished Author - Talented Narrator"

    "Then Came You" kept my interest throughout. I have read many Lisa Kleypas books, but having one read by such a talented performer was even more enjoyable.

    Rosalyn Landor was the perfect choice to narrate this unique, mysterious and stimulating story....it has everything needed for the romance lovers entertainment.

    I hope they will add more of this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 12-18-11
    bluestategirl Vermont 12-18-11 Member Since 2011

    Of all the books I own, I most love the ones that paint word movies in my mind.

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    "Thank You Ladies!"

    If not for the fabulous reviews I might have missed out on these treasures! As a big Jane Austen fan, I've been working my way through the classics, but haven't found a modern equivalent -- until now! Lisa Kleypas does the era proud, and I can't help but think that Ms. Austen would have first been shocked and then highly entertained by her marvelous novels. Of course, Rosalyn Landor is the perfect reader for these books and her amazing voices and accents elevate the experience from highly entertaining to entrancing. A BIG Thank You to all of you who took the time to review these books! I never would have taken the plunge without you!

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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-14-11
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-14-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!

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    "This could be my favorite love story."

    Lovely novel not to miss!!

    I am not into Harlequin novels, and I only recently began reading anything romantic. I was reading paranormal authors like J. Ward, Karen Moning, and Jeaniene Frost.
    I happened to finally give this a chance bc of it's great ratings.

    I am surprised at what a wonderful, engaging, sweet and loving story this is.

    The heroine and hero have lived with their own deep painful pasts. Alex is just plain amazing and Lilly is so easy to empathize with. He teaches her the best parts of life and protects her from the terrible debautry of the world she has had to live in. The gentle forward movement of the romance is just right. And I felt myself feeling tremendously for the characters.

    Highly Recommended!!

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    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 11-23-11
    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 11-23-11
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    "Don't bother."

    A waste of time and money. Muddy. Boring. Not worthy of purchase. Do you get that I did not care for this book?

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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 11-04-13
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "TO LISA KLEYPAS..And readers/listeners.."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was unable to remember the hero's name!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I like to read along while I listen so I don't have to constantly look at the words. So, if you intend to buy the audio and book you might be interested in this review.

    I'm only at 16% of this book and I'm going to finish it because my daughter said it was a really good read, and I trust her, but I had to write this review because I'm very, very frustrated at this point and my daughter says this happens throughout the entire book. The narrator doesn't seem to know the hero's name. She called him Ratherford once or twice but mostly she calls him Wolverton.
    HIS NAME IS RAIFORD!!

    The book said "the Lawsons" but the narrator said "Squire Lawson"

    The book said "Lawson was a scholarly man" but the narrator said "George was a scholarly man.

    The book said "Lord Raiford" the narrator said "Alex Raiford"

    The book said "Lord Stamford" the narrator said "Zachery Stamford."

    And, like I said, I'm only at 16%. I can hardly wait for the rest of the book.
    Now, I expect the narrator to make a mistake once in a while but if you want the hero to be called by his correct name you might want to just buy the audio and not the book along with it. Hmmm, will that work?
    This is my first audio by this narrator and I can't see myself ever listening to her again. Once or twice she's used his correct name, Raiford, but that's all.
    Maybe Landor has a different version from the book, I don't know, but, whatever, it is it makes the listening/reading very frustrating. Did the author change the hero's name when the audio was being read?

    I only have about 50 audibles in my library, some with good narrators and some not-so-much but I've never had a narrator make so many mistakes.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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