He was her bitterest enemy….
Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family—and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….
And her dearest love
Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who’s stolen her fortune and her father’s legacy—the man she’s been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties—and the tantalizing promise of passion.
©2011 Courtney Milan (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
The story started out slow for me with the characters being almost uninteresting and the story line blasé. It didn't quite pick up until half way through, but when it finally did I ended up really liking the characters and the way the story and ending turned out.
Ash Turner is ruthless and focused on his endeavor to steal the dukedom inheritance from a heartless distant cousin, but what he lacks in finesse he makes up for in charisma. He is loyal and fierce in his love for his brothers and that later includes Lady Margaret. Lady Margaret, on the other hand, is strong-willed with a sharp-tongue and although she knows she should hate Ash for what he's done to her family, Ash wins her over with his kindness and sentiment.
This was a heartbreaking story because the characters are damaged and try hard to be the better individual in the tale which helps as well as hurts their progress. The supporting characters in this story were fascinating and I am intrigued enough that I've purchased the following two books.
In addition to a great romantic tale, the bits and pieces within the story is smart and interesting. There are hints of a fanatically religious mother and an upbringing that may prove to be devastating and shocking.
Narrator: Rebecca De Leeuw
De Leeuw did a decent job with the narration. Accents remained pretty consistent and the tone and pace were easy to follow at the speed I listened to her read at.
Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.
This one had an interesting story. It wasn't my favourite, but it was good. The story was well thought out. Hidden identity themed historical romance.
The narrator was great, the story was passionate, Margaret was cool and Ash was so sexy.... Both of them trying to do what is right for their families yet they can't resist what is between them, I didn't want it to end, but it did so now I'm reading the next book about Ash's brother Mark which has started out very promising! Unveiled is well worth the credits and one that will go on my "Listen to again " list.
add substance to the story line
no, it would just be "more of the same"
need to add more substance to the characters
Courtney Milan writes with depth and sensuality. The storyline draws you in and the characters are developed with interesting layers of vulernability. Add to that the rich and expressive voice of Rebecca De Leeuw and you've got a winner! I purchased the othe two books in the series and am enjoying those just as much as Unveiled.
Due to being on the road hours most days, I'm an avid Audible fan! I live vicariously through the stories as the miles pass.
Interesting story, nice twists, romantic. What really impressed me and made it come to life though was the narration by Ms. De Leeuw. Her characters and emotion and perfect timing made it simply wonderful. Looking for more books narrated by her! Mrs. B.
It was OK, predictable.
Affected. Her voice was grating at times, trying too hard to portray a snobbish affectation. Voices of different characters sounded the same. She does have a clear, easy to understand narration.
I was disappointed in this book, given the positive reviews. I liked it enough to finish it, and enjoyed parts of it. There were excruciatingly long passages of characters' thoughts, many times repeating the same thoughts/worries throughout the book. Ash was likeable, but way too good to be believable. Margaret had no backbone; the scenes with her father made me wonder why she bothered. The premise was a good one, plot was interesting, but characterizations, repetitions, and sleep-inducing internal monologues made this a 3 star read at best.
There was not one character I found likable--she was too spineless, he was too nice, and all their family members were horrid.
There was not one part of the story I found likable--They fell in love immediately, I got tired of hearing about his disability, I got tired of her putting off telling him who she was (though it would have been obvious to even a blind man,) I got tired of all their repetitious internal dialog, and I got tired of looking for even a hint of humor and finding none.
Narrator was unbelievably dull.
I absolutely LOVE Ash. He is everything I've ever wanted in a man and then some. Extremely protective, kind, and generous. He makes sacrifices for his loved ones at his own expense and loves them to no end. At the same time he is strong and protective, he has his tender side that provoked so many emotions in me.
The book had a few very funny lines that jerk non expected spurts of LOL moments. Initially I was not as engaged in the book. But as the story continued, I became more and more invested in it. I can not say enough how lovely this book was or how profoundly it touched me, but I can say I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did and if not you'll still walk away completely satisfies. Finally, a man with a sense of duty, honor, and generosity!
Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.
I found the language and content so obscene that I did not finish listening to the first chapter to even see if it had a plot. Nothing to listen to on an IHome, If books had ratings, this should be an X
Feast For Crows While Fire and Ice is earthy, the saga is fascinating to read, see, or hear.
The author created a world with credible personalities that brings this beyond a simple fantasy.
I would like books to have a rating from audiobooks to indicate if the book is appropriate to be listened to by anyone, of only with earphones and an Ipod.
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