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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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    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 02-11-16
    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 02-11-16 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "LOVED IT! WILL LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!"
    Where does Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Yes, it was a good love story!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lilly's determination in playing match maker and trying to get her daughter back.


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

    I love to hear Roselyn's stories. Especially when she had narrated Julie Garwood books


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

    A couple of scenes made me laugh and cry, but I won't be a spoiler! :)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 10-23-15
    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 10-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Lisa Kleypas!"

    This is one of my favorite LK books. Alex is a wonderful hero. The narration by Rosalyn Landor is brilliant. After listening to so many books, one really appreciates a quality narrator.

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    ravenlocks 06-13-15
    ravenlocks 06-13-15
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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 2017
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    "Lovely"
    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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    Amazon Customer 02-16-14
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    What disappointed you about Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1?

    I thought this would be a keeper. I'm almost at the end of the book about the 11th chapter and I'm about the end of my patience! LILY IS AN IDIOT!!! She knows the hero loves her right in the middle of the book and yet she keeps her issue from him until this chapter!NO..... the author TRIES MY PATIENCE.!! I thought Derek Craven was suppose to be this underworld figure that should know whats going on in the ton and in the underworld slums.. so why can't he find the child's kidnapper? What's up with that?!! And after all that hype about Derek's supposed power in the underworld it took ALEX to find the child!Why did Ms. Kleypas make the kidnap issue last as long as TWO YEARS?! Why not three to six months and later meets with the Hero while trying to find her child, then the story goes from there...? Its such a stupid subplot that I want to throw my ipod across the room that's how stupid it was! BLECCCCH! I"m going to return this, what a waste of my time!


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    Dorothy 04-22-12
    Dorothy 04-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Just ok, the sex scenes were really overdone."

    There was a pretty good story here, but endless, needless, sex scenes that didn't further the story. If I wanted to read porn, I would order it. I'm not bashful of sex scenes in books, but once they started (in the second half), it seems that was all there was! To the point where it really detracted from the story.

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    Verity V 04-09-12
    Verity V 04-09-12
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    "Not up to Kleypas usual standard"

    Unlikeable, self-centered heroine is annoying. And when she hooks up with hero she continually tells him "no" and he doesn't stop. "No" means 'No". I couldn't finish this one and I love her Wallflowers and her Hathaways 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!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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