I loved loved loved Her Husband's Harlot! Both the story and the performance were first-rate. This is a different kind of Regency romance (definitely ..Show More »erotic and not for those wanting a sweet Regency), with characters that had me rooting for their happy ending all the way through.
There was so much I loved about the story (the steamy scenes and sexual tension between the hero and heroine, the humor, the heart-warming moments). There were lots of really funny scenes with dialogue that just sparkled. The narrator did a terrific job of doing all the voices, female and male, and the accent was spot on. I hope there is a sequel!
It is an entertaining book. I thought the premise was good, the characters were developed well, the plot development was done well...
I think..Show More » it's the language that threw me off. Honestly, I really enjoy sex in novels. If I'm involved enough with the novel, I can even dismiss occasional vulgarity, especially if I feel like it fits the character or the scene. I don't expect all vaginas to be a woman's "core" and all penises to be a man's "shaft." I mean, it's okay to call it what it is or to use less pretty language to describe a hot moment (sex can be pretty feral, right?). It's realistic. However, there was so much... strong.. language and it felt so out of place that I couldn't really get lost in the story. I kept getting jolted back to reality every time there was a sexual thought or act.
So, yes, I feel like it's well spent as long as you're not easily distracted by vulgar language. You can return anything for any reason as an Audible member, so I'd definitely say it's worth giving it a try.