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  • First Earl I See Tonight

  • By: Anna Bennett
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Miss Fiona Hartley’s huge dowry should have ensured that finding a husband would be quick. True, she’s a tad older than the average debutante and spends too much time sketching brutally honest character portraits. She desperately needs a husband, so she can access her dowry, lest the man blackmailing her reveals a secret that would ruin her family. So desperate in fact, that she’s willing to do the unthinkable - propose marriage to the most surly, irritable gentleman in town.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not well developed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

Not well developed.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

The plot in this story is not well developed and neither are the characters. It is just silly.

  • The Truth About Lady Felkirk

  • By: Christine Merrill
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When William Felkirk opens his eyes, the past six months are blank. What happened? And who is this beautiful woman claiming to be his wife and caring for his broken body? Justine will do anything to protect her sister, even if that means pretending to be a stranger's wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet but no surprises

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-01-18

Sweet but no surprises

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This a lovely story. Written just right. The characters are well developed and flow of the overall tale is quite satisfying.

  • To Enchant a Wicked Duke

  • The Heart of a Duke, Book 13
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Years ago, when Nick Tallings, the recent Duke of Huntly, watched his family destroyed at the hands of a merciless nobleman, he vowed revenge. But his efforts had been futile, as his enemy, Lord Rutland is without weakness. With his rival finally happily married, Nick is able to set his ruthless scheme into motion. His plot hinges upon Lord Rutland's innocent, empty-headed sister-in-law, Justina Barrett. Nick will ruin her, marry her, and then leave her brokenhearted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE this series, especially this one👏👏

  • By Donna Smith McG on 01-11-19

Broke Back Duke

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

The H totally loss his back bone. It is as though the the same book is being written with minor changes to the characters and it has finally ran its course.

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  • At Last Comes Love

  • Huxtable Series, Book 3
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded ton. Forced to wed in 15 days or be cut off without a penny, Duncan chooses the one woman in London in frantic need of a husband. A lie to an old flame forces Margaret Huxtable to accept the irresistible stranger's offer. But once she discovers who he really is, it's too late - she's already betrothed to the wickedly sensual rakehell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series so far

  • By M. Hudson on 05-10-09

What Honor?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-17

What did you like or dislike?
I really liked the basis for the story.
I really disliked the flow of the story. The plot was all too obvious, so there was no real tension.
There was not enough material to justify the length
i.e. this story could have been better told in half the time.

***Spoilers****
I really did not like the code of honor that the Hero lived by it was not ethical. He essentially allowed everyone that cared about him to believe a lie that really caused them pain there is no honor in that.

Then there is the stigma of raising a child in regency England as a bastard when they are not and thereby keeping them from the life that is theirs. There had to be a better resolution, that is what real fiction is about coming up with creative resolutions to the multitude of circumstances one encounters.
****End of Spoiler****

Why did you choose that rating?
The concept was great and the narration was wonderful. I loved the honesty of characters barring the spoilers.

  • Blackthorne's Bride

  • By: Joan Johnston
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie's long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle - and teach the duke a lesson in honor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dastardly Duke

  • By Annie on 08-20-17

Irritating Nonsense

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

What did you like or dislike?
I really liked the basis for the story.
I really disliked the execution.

***Spoilers****
Why turn the heroine into maid?
Why would said maid feel as though the Hero who had rescued and nursed her, be an insensitive, selfish, bore?

The prologue is the best part of the book after that it is all down hill. The h makes assumptions that at every turn prove to be incorrect , but she just keeps going. Reality seems to be meaningless concept to her.The H is under developed and thereby made weak, whereas there are too many side stories.

Whom would you recommend the book too? To writers seeking a deeper understanding of how a great idea can go sideways quite quickly.

Why did you choose that rating?
The concept was great and the narration was acceptable. I really would like to see this story reworked.