I always enjoy Julia London's books. And narrated by my favorite, Rosalyn Landor. What could be better? I settled in to listen.
Half hour i..Show More »nto the story, I paused and went back to read the synopsis. And the Amazon print reviews. All stellar reviews. Okay, maybe it's just me. I started in again.
Four hours later I gave up. Even RL's soothing voice couldn't save this story. It was just bad. I couldn't find one redeeming quality in any of the characters. The heroine is an extrememely self absorbed woman who is working as hard as she can to break her step-brother's engagement to an equally unlikable girl.
You see, the heroine, her mother, and younger sisters are completely dependent on their dying step-father for the roof over their heads. Their step-brother, who will inherit the title, seems a decent sort, but Honor is convinced that his soon to be wife will force her husband to eject Honor's mother and sisters from the family home. Honor is, at first, horrified that she will be relegated to the country where there is NO society! GASP! That's not mentioned again, because Honor comes up with a moral reason to try to break off the engagement. Her mother is 'ill' and oh what WILL we do? It appears that her mother has suffered a brain injury and is having memory trouble. So, of course, she must do everything in her power to make sure all remains as it is. She explains to George Easton, the rogue who she has chosen to seduce the ill-favored fiance away from her step brother, that she just needs a little more time. A little more time to do what, we haven't figured out yet.
I will never know how the story ends. I stopped caring and was actually beginning to root for the brother's fiance.
This book is based on the man's fantasies of bondage, whipping women, multiple women and more. The woman feels she has to sumitro these activities in ..Show More »order to relieve him of his "demons". It is quite an uncomfortable book to listen to and honestly I could not finish it. I was disappointed since I liked the first of this series pretty well.