All it took was a flick of the wrist. A deft touch of his sword point and Drake the Dragon bared her bound breasts. Then with the heat of his hands along her skin, he bared her soul. All the wantonness Jacquelyn had denied herself as a famous courtesan's daughter, all the desire she'd held in her heart while running Lord Gabriel Drake's estate flooded through her at his touch. Not that she could let a bloody pirate know it.
Gabriel may have left his seafaring days behind, but his urge to plunder was stronger than ever. Especially if it involved full, ripe lips and a warm, soft body. Unfortunately, he needed Jacquelyn's help, not her maidenhead, to learn how to behave properly toward a lady so he could marry and produce an heir. Yet Mistress Jack was the only woman he wanted, no matter what her heritage. And everyone knows what a pirate wants, a pirate takes....
©2008 Emily Bryan (P)2008 Audio Realms
I am sure the story was a good story, but having listened to many different narrators by this time, I certainly have my favorites. I just could not get by this narrator's monotone and lack of inflection which ruined the story for me. I skipped ahead just to get the "gist" of the story because it was too painful to listen to.
I liked that it was a good old fashioned bodice ripper, just like the title suggests. What I didn't like was the performance. All the mispronounced words, the inconsistency of pronunciation and the fact that I couldn't tell one character from the other. Some of the characters spoke in dialect, and those particularly sounded uninspired and passionless. Really, if it's going to take place in olden days of England then use an accent, or hire one.
I liked Jack a lot. She's spunky, but oh so human.
The narration was awful. The narrator couldn't quite get a Cornish accent so settled on a bit of a cajun one for some of it but gave up.. She should have given up all together on the accents, it would have been tolerable then.
The story however was good. I will be looking for more books from this author as long as they get a different narrator.
Reading is always well spent, but wont read/hear it again. The narrator is ok, but no accents... I need british or scottish or irish for my pirates!
I think better for contemporary or westerns
I recommend many others before this one... not enough pirate in this book.
It was easy to listen to...a very pleasing narrators voice made what could have been slightly boring much more interesting.
Stories set in different cultures always make for intersting reads. The descriptions of the geography were very well written and performed.
The fluctuations of her voice kept the story from being too melodramatic and brought candor to the characters.
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