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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

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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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    ravenlocks 06-13-15
    ravenlocks 06-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read! "

    Could not put it down! The richness of both characters and the historical backdrop kept me up overnight. A must read for historical romance fans.

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    angie kennell 03-19-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

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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.

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    bluestategirl Vermont 12-18-11
    bluestategirl Vermont 12-18-11 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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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! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.

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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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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 11-03-13
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 11-03-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Very good book!"

    This was a very good book. The heroine, Lily, was strong, funny, and witty. Just loved her character, no whinny wimpy simpering girl here which is so refreshing. I really love it when an author makes her characters strong. The Hero, he is was just as awesome, strong, and masculine. There was plenty of dialogue so they actually communicated with each other rather than just assume what the other is thinking. Again refreshing.. There was plenty of hot and steamy sex. The story line is really good too. All in all a great read for sure.

    This is my first Rosalyn Landor listen. And I enjoyed it. I think she did a great job. She could have eased up on the Alex's voice a bit and not make him sound so hard all the time. Otherwise the narration was good.

    Credit worthy? Yes, for sure.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 03-18-13
    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.

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    If you could sum up Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Got Chemestry? YES!!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1?

    Way too many to sum it down to just one. I did like the moment he proposed though. Cleverly done! "How about THIS house?" :)


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    She pretty good with the exception of the male voices. Not bad enough to make me dislike it, just not very masculine or sexy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many!


    Any additional comments?

    I love, love, love, loved this book! From almost the very beginning it was fantastic. Not very often do you find the chemistry between the hero and hereon this good. Its just hard to re-create in a book but the banter between these two and the comedy is outstanding. Not over-done sex scenes either! I've read several of LK's books (well had them read to me) and this one is by far my fave. I couldn't help but laugh out loud several times. The hereon is quite feisty and she gives the hero hell but he loves her anyway!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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