Three nights of danger...
When her brother was arrested for murder, the ton shut its doors to Marietta Winters. No one would help her save him from the gallows - no one but Gabriel Noble. In exchange for taking the case, Gabriel requests three favors from the desperate young beauty, and Marietta has no other choice but to make a deal with the sinfully handsome devil.
Three nights of pleasure...
Searching for clues in the rough underbelly of London, Marietta must masquerade as a shamelessly wanton wench - much to Gabriel's delight. But Marietta swears to herself that her passionate moans are just for show. She could never fall in love with such a maddening, arrogant, seductive stranger...could she?
Three nights of sin...
Night after night, she satisfies his wicked cravings. But soon Gabriel wants more from Marietta than just three nights of sin - and even a sordid secret in his past won't prevent him from trying to possess her forever.
©2008, 2012 Anne Hearn (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I bought this on sale for $4.95. It was definitely worth $4.95. I liken it to a beach read. The plot was vaguely interesting, and the characters were build up enough to be invested in, but I probably won't listen again. Admittedly I was here for smut, and it was OK, not the best or worst I have ever seen or listened to.
There was nothing egregious about the story. The premise was sort of far-fetched, but it created a nice backdrop for the developing relationship.
I don't have 3 words, but Master's was significantly better with female voices, which was to be expected. I think it's tough for women to pull off a man's voice, especially if the man is supposed to be a love interest.I didn't particularity care for the voice she used for the hero, but I was able to move past it.
No. The plot wrapped itself up nicely.
This is not the greatest novel ever written, so don't buy it if you're looking for plot and substance, but it's fun and fits into the romance genre well. I had a pretty good idea of what I was buying, and it lived up to my personal expectations. I don't regret buying it or listening to it.
When I first came to romance novels I started with Regency. This one is better than most. I will admit the loves scenes could have been better written but this book had something more than the regular Regency Romance. I suggest if you are thinking about trying this book give it a whirl. It's a fun book with something more.
This was a great story. It was full of romance and mystery. Both the hero, Noble, and the Heroine, Marietta, were very strong characters, not sniveling, wimpy or whiney. Great chemistry between the two. Has Hot and steamy sex, which is always a plus too. Lots and lots of dialogue. I love dialogue in books rather than just reading/listening to the "thoughts/feelings". The writing was excellent. The narrator made the characters seem a bit short and brash in their dialogue. I had to imagine it as if I was reading to rid the effect of the short brashness. I would highly recommend this book, more so to read rather than listen. Not the worst narrator I have listened to, but not the best by far.
Three Nights of Sin is an enjoyable book. It is a little bit out of my "comfort zone" (I'm a sci-fi and thriller fan). I wanted to try something different, and I didn't regret it. It was nice to listen to the detailed descriptions of the personal interactions. I could picture small nuances in gestures and meta-communication, which is often not the case in an action-packed thriller. The sex scenes are not over-written, I found them quite right.
Home is where my books are.
The story begins as a family of disgraced members of the Ton, a sister and two brothers are dealt a blow. The youngest brother ends up in prison for a notorious serial crime of murder -- crimes he did not commit. But how to prove it?
The older brother is a spendthrift and a drunkard, so he's no help, which leaves it to the sister to find a way to free her younger brother. She is given a name of someone who might be willing to help her, a mysterious Mr. Noble, but when she meets him she's told she can either pay 10,000 pounds for his services, or agree to do three favors in return, no questions asked, at a future date. Well, she has no money, so favors it is.
There is a very good (and sexy) romance in this book, as well as an equally good mystery to be solved. It's a detailed and well written plot with many twists and turns to keep you guessing. The way that Mr. Noble calls in his many favors from those in interesting positions in the government to solve the mystery was clever. He would be an interesting character in a series on PBS, so I was very disappointed to learn this was not a series. Too bad!
The narration was very good. Also, the resolution of the mystery was very well done. I can't remember the last time I had this much fun reading an historical romance, and actually, this one belongs in it's own category. P. B. Ryan writes some very good victorian mysteries with romance available on Kindle. "Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series, Book 1)," is the first of her series. Highly recommended if you like this sort of thing.
I looked for other books by this author but was disappointed to learn that this is considered her best book. I would have loved to read more by her in this vein.
Definitely not your average historical romance. This book deals with a far grittier reality than that of ton balls and vouchers to Almacks. The protagonists are barely part of society (him) or clinging to the fringe of society (her). The book opens with Marietta going to Gabriel in desperation to ask his help in proving her 18-year-old brother innocent of a series of Jack the Ripper-like murders. Their relationship develops as she collaborates with him to search for evidence that could free her brother.
There are many things to like about this book, and the novelty of the characters and plot is a major one. Unfortunately, I was never able to warm up to Marietta enough for the romance aspect to completely work for me. Part of that may have been the audiobook narration. It was actually pretty good but it's possible that the portrayal of M wasn't as sympathetic as it could have been and that influenced my perception of her. I would also be interested to see what their life would look like a few years down the road, because their HEA seems a little fragile. It's great that they recognize that they love each other, but how are they going to make a life together?
The climax of the book was heartbreaking and will stick with me for a long time. I don't want to say much else about it in order to avoid spoilers.
Finally, the cover and title seem to promise one kind of book, while what we get is far different and, in my opinion, better. I can see someone being disappointed if they were expecting a very hot historical and got this complex, psychologically gripping murder mystery instead.
That it was exciting to the very end, it was hard to figure out who the killer was.
Gabriell, how he wrestled with his feelings, and what direction it took him in.
I really liket her.
I cried when it was time to make a break.
The book had a good story line and the characters were well developed. Their plights were believable and the characters weren't annoying or naive or silly. Really enjoyed the mystery and the love story.
The mystery was well interwoven in the romance with some spicey scenes that were well spoken by the narrator. Voice were well represented through the several characters in the book.
That it was a good mystery with romance and historical representation of the debauchery of the upper class of its time.
She did the voices well with ease in determining which character she was representing
Suacy upper class wench meets distrustful betrayed self made man and together they fight to save an innocent minor from death.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
Perfect title, hard to describe but I loved everything about this story,very well read by Angele masters and Anne Mallory have become another one of my favorite authors. All I can say its worth 2 credits would give it 6 stars.
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