I was so looking forward to this book to the point that I'd had it on preorder for months. Rodale is usually a very fun writer, with clever plots and..Show More » fleshed-out characters. This time...not so much. The story felt flat and contrived. Even though this wasn't her best effort, I would have liked it a great deal more if it had a different narrator.
Maarleveld needs to learn how to pronounce words that are common to regency romance. Words like Almack's (ALL-max), Viscount (VIE-count), Marchioness (MARSH-ee-on-ESS), valet (val-ETT) and about a dozen others. Her narration was lifeless and dull, and the constant mispronounced words yank you out of the story. It's her job to understand these words and how they are pronounced. (And seriously, Audible, aren't there editors or directors listening to these things?)
The sub-par narration really ruined this one for me, and Maarleveld is now on my lousy narrator watch list.
This was a decent story, not my favorite Maya Rodale book. I am a big Maya Rodale fan too.
I liked Amelia and Alistair together. They made a ..Show More »good couple and there was some good witty banter between the two on their excursions together. They did have some good chemistry together. There was a couple nicely written sex scenes.
The story line and plot was okay. There was no mystery, not too much angst, no villains. It was more about the scandal they caused. Like I said it was a decent story but not a favorite by no means. The dialogue was great, there was lots of it!
As for the narration, Saskia Maarleveld did a great job. I really like her. All the men sound like men, everyone gets a voice and she has a very nice reading voice to listen to.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Claire she was so funny with her math. And Fox was too funny with his thoughts during some of the math lectures. T..Show More »hey made a great couple. They had some great chemistry and some great witty banter.
The story line and plot was great. I loved it. Trying to make her a Jewel of the Ton and her filling her dance card with Lords all named after math equations. Too funny.
I am a big Maya Rodale fan, she writes fun enjoyable books with great characters.
As for the narration it was great I really like Saskia Maarleveld. She does a great job on the men's voices. She has a great reading voice and reads with emotion. Everyone has their own voice and you always knows who is speaking. Great job!