"You and No Other positively sparkles with historical details, real-life characters, and an utterly unforgettable hero!" (Past Romance historical romance blog)
Thomas Mardouet, seigneur de St. Briac, is a man with a perfect life - bold, witty, and splendid to behold, he is the King of France's trusted knight.
But the day that captivating Aimée de Fleurance appears in the woods to interrupt a hunt, St. Briac's life is turned on end. When she takes her sister's place and joins the royal court to avoid an arranged marriage, St. Briac is drawn unwillingly into her impetuous scheme.
To save Aimée from the king's bed, St. Briac shocks them both by declaring that they are betrothed. After all, marriage is the last thing he wants, especially to this infuriating maiden....
Journey back to the magical world of 16th-century France and join Aimée and St. Briac for an adventure filled with enchantment, laughter, and sensuous passion!
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This is a lovely historical romance with an adventurous plot and delightful characters. Because this is a longer book, the writer was allowed to delve into more French history and develop characters that are delightful and written with dimension. I enjoyed the romance between Thomas and Aimee a lot. From the beginning, the push and pull of their relationship made for a fun adventure and a beautiful ending.
I'm never disappointed with anything that Tim Campbell narrates. He is exceptional with accents and his male/female voices are superb. 👏
Note: This book contains sex scenes so 18+ recommended
I definitely recommend this book to all the historical romance enthusiasts who enjoy a longer story. 😋
Once again Cynthia Wright has proved that her Renaissance Romantic Books are the very best. She has even mad them more memorable with the talented Tim Campbell's narration. Her book "You And No Other" is one of my favorite because of the handsome Thomas St. Briac who is determined never to marry but than he's never met the impulsive and bewitching Aimee de Fleurance who pretends to be her sister and finds herself in the court of the King of France where St. Briac unwillingly aids her in keeping the King fooled as to her identity. This book has plenty of twists and turns and finds St Briac falling hopelessly in love with Aimee who constantly needs saving from the romantic advances of the King who thinks she is her sister.
With the fantastic Tim Campbell's narrative and his wonderful voice that captures each and ever character's personalities. This is an Audiobook that you must have to listen to and read long with Cynthia Wright's great book. So set back and let You And No Other take you on an amazing journey with Thomas and Aimee. You won't be sorry!
This is my absolute favorite book that Cynthia Wright has written and I didn't think it could get any better until I listened to Tim Camball narrate it. I couldn't stop listening.
Two strong willed people refusing to give into love, it's simply prefect!
I still have my well-read/well-loved paperback copy of YOU AND NO OTHER. It has long been one of my favorites, but I confess to not having reread it in awhile. This time, instead of my paperback, I switched between my ebook copy and the audiobook. After reading and listening to this book, I recalled how much I really loved reading romances set during medieval times. YOU AND NO OTHER provides the back story to Cynthia Wright's Beauvisage books. She also recently updated it a bit to drop hint about the famous DaVinci painting of François I that is a major plot point in THE SECRET OF LOVE.
Aimée de Fleurance inadvertently insults King François I upon meeting him, but his good friend, Thomas St. Briac, is able to smooth things over. Soon after this meeting, to escape an unwanted marriage, Aimée disguises herself and joins the king's court, but realizes that as soon as the king recognizes her, all will be lost. St. Briac reluctantly agrees to help her, but she can only hide for so long. They both become more embroiled in schemes and intrigue than they imagined, while desperately fighting their attraction to one another.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story, including the historical details of François I and his court. Wright's descriptions of the clothing and food of the time give the reader a strong sense of time and place. Aimée is a spunky heroine, always ready to try a new scheme to escape a tangled situation. St. Briac is an alpha-hero with out being too overbearing or dominating. I enjoyed his humor, sensitivity, and friendship with François.
Fans of Cynthia Wrigtht's other books, will enjoy reading about the Beauvisage ancestors, not only for the connection, but for the story itself. Those unfamiliar with her work, will want to read more!
As mentioned, on this reread, I read my ebook and listened to the audiobook. Sometimes at the same time and sometime not. Tim Campbell is the narrator and as expected, he did a fabulous job. While the story is set in France, Campbell limits his French accent to the French words in the text and the narration is more of a British English. I am grateful for this, because if the entire book was read in a French accent, I think it would be harder to understand. In his narration, there is enough French to get a strong feel for the setting. Despite the fact that I finished reading the ebook before I finished listening, I continued to listen to the book, well, just because. I look forward to listening to more Wright-Campbell audiobooks!
I was given a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I was also given a free version of the updated ebook, that included minor text edits as well as an additional scene with the DaVinci painting of François I. (Before receiving this ebook, I did already own the original paperback and an older edition of the ebook.)
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