Yes the characters are similar in that the hero is wounded by a woman, heroine imagines being married to someone other than the hero, hero wishes to b..Show More »ecome a rake because of a family experience, the hero is honorable and also dances with wallflowers other men don't in order to help them, all friends know about the secret plot characters are involved in so really not much of a secret, and of course a bad guy. Even though I knew all of that I still could not stop myself from seeking a moment free to go and listen to the book. Still enjoyable and now I am going to get another book by Julie Johnstone. You should too.
I started this audiobook so many times. Finally I got to the point where I had 4 hours left and couldn't take it any more. I did something I never do..Show More » - I skipped to the end. This was dreadful. I gave it an extra credit for the narration alone.
Whitney was stupid. She drove me nuts. I hate TSTL characters.
I have to say this is my least favorite Julie Johnstone book.
The Heir to Trent Marquess of Davenport was not the Heroine son Audrey but Trent's first wife a French Spy that had him imprisoned and tortured. Trent..Show More » the hero didn't know of the childs existence until the end of the story. The Heir should always be the son of the heroine. If the author wanted to add a child at the end of the story it should have been a girl and not a son and Heir.
Well written, not quite typical.... politics instead of scandal. (more or less). The entire last chapter/epilogue was a complete waste. It was simply..Show More » a way to drag one issue back into view and dramatize it's conclusion quickly. As a result the 'walk away' feeling that comes at the end of a book was muddled and confused instead of solid and satisfying.
NARRATOR: Tim Campbell is my ALL TIME FAVORITE MALE narrator!! I love listening to him so much that it raises my opinion of what I'm listening to.