First, I'll say the cover for this book suits the story so well! I love that the the Duke, being close to 50, is still portrayed as a v handsome and ..Show More »virile man, with just a touch of gray at his temples. Amelia is a very likeable, strong, female character that you can't help but appreciate. Being older herself, 29, and supposedly "on the shelf", it is so refreshing to read a tender love story white characters that were closer to my own age rather than the a beautiful, young, 18 year old lead female character who is closer to my daughter's age. I really enjoy all of my historical love stories but found it refreshing to be able to identify a bit closer with the characters. The writing is excellent, and for the audio to use both a male and female narrator, it made the audio book come to life. Both the male and female narrators did an outstanding job! I'm sure all of my friends will enjoy this audio book very much! I was fortunate enough to be given my copy of the audio, so I really needed to let those who may be unsure about buying an audio book, that I'm sure they will fall in love with them after listening.
This was a sweeping tale that transports you from Italy to Morocco, back to Italy and then finally to England and it follows a relationship that slowl..Show More »y builds as distrust eventually leads to trust, then friendship and that happily leads to love.
Marcus (Ren) buys and saves Angelia (Lia) from the slave market but there are lots of hurdles to overcome before he can get his hands on her but when he does he just can't keep them off her. Plenty of passion, sex and romance as Lia involves Ren in her quest to get her brother and nursemaid back and he discovers some important secrets she failed to share. Likeable characters, good action packed storyline and some twists all this and with a few dislikable evil villains too.
This is actually a dual-narration by DK and Victoria Myers (the jury is still out as to whether I like or dislike a dual narrated listen) anyway...... WHY O WHY did VM give the heroine (who is Italian) an English accent??? everyone else in Italy had an accent - including her maid and brother, but Lia didn't - she had a posh English one which (sorry) but this annoyed the hell out of me.
Worth a credit? Absolutely YES and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book.
Lucky’s Lady is the last book in the Caversham Chronicles. I have thoroughly enjoyed this interesting series. While Lucky’s Lady is not my favorite, i..Show More »t is an excellent conclusion to this wonderful series.
Sandy Raven writes emotionally-charged romances with intricate plots and unforgettable characters. Lucky’s Lady has both these ingredients. This book is fast-paced and flows beautifully with an excellent balance between dialogue and narrative. For such a long book, it did not have any parts that slowed the story.
While I struggled a bit with some of the choices Mary-Michael makes throughout the book, I like her character a great deal. She is intelligent and hard-working and although she does not have a complete marriage with her elderly husband, she does have a deep affection for him. She has a constant war between doing what her husband suggests and her growing attraction for Lucky. I could feel her anguish and guilt over, first her infidelity and second over the deception with her lover.
Although Lucky makes a dashing and handsome hero and has a wealth of charm, I did have a great deal of trouble with his morals. He thinks it’s perfectly all right to engage in adultery with a married woman. There is something about his character, though, that had me loving the rascal anyway. He does recognize that what is between him and Mary-Michael is much more than physical and when he realizes he is in love with her, he is willing to do whatever is necessary to keep her safe.
The attraction between Lucky and Mary-Michael is combustible from their first meeting and only grows stronger as the story progresses. Ms. Raven’s love scenes are sensual and filled with emotion, and I enjoyed them a lot.
I listened to the audio recording performed by Dennis Kleinman and Victoria J. Mayers. This was an unusual narration. Mr. Kleinman read all the narrative for Lucky and all that character’s dialogue. Ms. Mayers did the same for Mary-Michael’s character as well. While this kept the problem of the male sounding too female and vise versa for the female, I found this took some time to get used to, and at times the dialogue sounded abrupt. Nonetheless, both narrators read with the right amount of emotion. I would listen to both narrators in the future.
If you enjoy complex characters with good depth and a unique plot, then you will love Lucky’s Lady as much as I did. While this is a standalone novel, I do recommend reading the rest of the books in order. Happy reading!