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  • Anything but a Gentleman

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 8
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Miss Augusta Widmore has no time for proprieties. She must force her sister's ne'er-do-well betrothed to the altar with all haste - or watch her sister bear the scandalous consequences. But with the blackguard resisting his duty, she needs leverage. And only one man can provide it. Sebastian Reaver has no time for presumptuous women. He has a club to run. So, when a perfect nuisance invades his office, demands a fortune in markers, and refuses to leave until he relinquishes them to her, he knows just the thing to send her scurrying back to Hampshire....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story/ horrific narration

  • By karen on 02-23-19

"SHE wants the green GIANT over there.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The red hair over there knows how to get what she needs and want from the GIANT.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Lord

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 7
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

With the enemy growing bolder and Lady Maureen Huxley contemplating marriage to another man, Henry Thorpe, known to society as the affable Earl of Dunston, is caught in the crossfire between his mission to catch his father's murderer and his heart. Any move could exact a devastating cost. But losing the woman he loves is one price he refuses to pay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Cathie on 01-05-19

This is a GREAT story.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

What a Revelation! We find out who the girl is (from book 3) that the villain had hidden away for so many years and left all his money too, and why he had her hidden away. Those of you who have read this series, know what I am talking about, and those of you who want to know will have 2 read it 2 find out. It is worth buying this book to find out. This love/mystery story is well written and is a great addition and a must read in this series. If you have not read it you are missing out on a good one. The hero is a spy of the first order and has almost been killed several time. He has put off marrying the women he really wants for several years because he dose not want anyone close to him to get hurt or killed, but he has run out of time. Girl friend has decided she is not going to wait any longer and has put her self on the market to get a husband. The man that wants her has it going on and has more to offer as the hero.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • When a Girl Loves an Earl

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 5
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Miss Viola Darling always gets what she wants. Always. And what she wants more than anything is to marry James Kilbrenner, the earl of Tannenbrook. She's fallen hard for the giant, taciturn, surly brute, and she positively will have no other. The problem? He's not interested. Not even a little. But Viola cannot afford to lose. And she has her heart set on James. If only he will bend to a bit of persuasion.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Braden knocks it out of the park again.

  • By Wanda Spinner on 11-08-18

Ms. Braden knocks it out of the park again.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This is a great story. I really like the in's and out's of the characters in each other's story because you get to find out how their stories start and continue from book to book. I have enjoyed each and every book in this series. Viola is a rare beauty and petite in size, while James is such a giant of a man it makes you wonder how are they going to fit. It is the lovely Viola who turns out to be time enough for the big man James, in spite if their mix match sizes. It was a lot of fun finding out how they made it work, and turned out to be perfect for each other.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil Is a Marquess

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 4
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

A walking scandal surviving on little more than wits, whisky, and wicked skills in the bedchamber, Benedict Chatham, the new Marquess of Rutherford, is at the end of his rope. Deeply in debt and down to his last farthing, he must marry nothing short of an absolute fortune, or risk utter ruin. Enter Miss Charlotte Lancaster, unfashionably tall heiress to just such a fortune and a clumsy, redheaded disaster in her five London seasons. While she dreams of leaving England for a life of trade in America, her father schemes to trade her dowry for a title.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Rescued From Ruin series!!

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 10-21-18

WOW, WOW, WOW . . . . . . . . WHO KNEW! ! !

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Who knew the sly, slick, and wicked devil the Marquess of Ruthford, would turn out to have one of the best stories in this series. I fell in love with these characters and their story. Chatham lives up to his reputation as a lover- bar none. After finding out the story behind the man, I was in his corner all the way. Even tho he had a rough time, Charlotte made sure he would win all the battles he was forced to fight. His battle with himself being the roughest of them all. Charlotte had it going on. Girl, she is smart as a whip and used her knowledge and intelligence to help Chatham, and herself, win all the battles they where faced with. Ms. Braden has reached new heights describing the many sex scenes in this story. They are well placed and needed to tell Chatham and Charlotte's story. Chatham being the sexy man he is, as well as the sexual attraction between these characters. I will be listening to their story again, and again.

The narrator needs a lot of work. Just put your device on a faster speed (since Mary Sara seems to be the narrator of choice) so you can really enjoy this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Desperately Seeking a Scoundrel

  • Rescued from Ruin, Book 3
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Miss Sarah Battersby is in dire need of a man, preferably one skilled at deception. Upon her father's death, she will be left with no home and nary a penny. With time running out, she must either accept the proposal of a man she loathes or stall long enough to secure a teaching position by telling one teensy, trifling lie - that she is promised to someone else...who doesn't technically exist.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Redeemed! Another Great Story in The Series

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 09-25-18

Half Good/Half Bad

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This story was good, although not as good as the first 2 Books. Because it was a continuation of the series I brought it. It was not until the half-way point did it really get good. Colin and Sarah are good charters, it is interesting how they met, come to care for one another very deeply, and wanting to protect each other. There is still a mystery tied to the story maybe - will we find out who is the girl that the villain had locked away, but left her all his money - I'm hoping it will come out in one of the other books. Let's hope so. As usual, this Author can write some sensual and detail sex scenes. Even tho it took some time to get to them, it was worth the wait. The sex scenes are different from book to book, in a very good way, that is why I really enjoy this Author. All in all I - enjoyed this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Truth About Cads and Dukes

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 2
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Painfully shy Jane Huxley is the furthest thing from a diamond of the first water. Bookish, bespectacled, and, well, plain, she never expected to befriend a dissolute charmer like Colin Lacey, much less agree to help him retrieve a lost family heirloom. Fortunately, he is nothing like his cold, rigid older brother. Unfortunately, he is not above deception if it means winning a wager. And that puts Jane in a most precarious position. For Harrison Lacey, the Duke of Blackmore, protecting his family honor is not a choice, it is a necessity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-03-18

. . . . . the Romance, Passion and Drama continues

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

The second book in this series does not disappoint. It appears the narrator has gotten her flow together, and did a good job with the reading of this story. I could not put this one down. Book 1 draws you into the story, the passion, and the steamy hot sex scenes this Author can write. I was so glad Book 2 was waiting to be read. The unlikely pairing of Harrison and Jane will surprise you, and I was glad they did. If you enjoyed Book 1, then Book 2 will take things to another level. While Harrison (the DUKE) takes his responsibilities to Family and Title seriously, Jane (PLAIN) shows what Friendship and Love is all about. There appears to be enough interesting characters in these books to fill the other books in this series, and I can not wait to start Book 3 and to see where they go from here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 1
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Life for Victoria Lacey should be perfect. And it is - perfectly boring. Agree to marry a lord who has yet to inspire a single, solitary tingle? Why, of course. Smile as though this is not the thousandth time he's mentioned hounds and hunting? It's all in a day's work for the oh-so-proper sister of the Duke of Blackmore. Surely no one would suspect her secret longing for heart-racing, head-spinning passion. Except, perhaps, a dark stranger...on a terrace...at a ball where she should definitely not be kissing a man she has only just met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful HR listen

  • By MVA on 12-27-17

What a GREAT find.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I was just roaming around looking for someone new to read, and this title stood out. I always read the reviews, and was turned off about what was said about the narrator. She is really bad, but I increased the speed. That made the listening so much better. This is a great story with some good twists and turns to make it different. I am on to the second book, but I will listen to this one again. Sex scenes are very sensual and moving (if you know what I mean). Glad I took a chance on this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Diamond for a Duke

  • Seductive Scoundrels, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge disdains Society and all its trappings, preferring the country's solitude and peace. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he's become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom's responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay story and perfect narration..

  • By Trish R. on 12-15-17

What a good short should be.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This is a great short story. After the long narrative in the beginning, it got right into the story. I read some reviews and was not going to buy it, but the good reviews out weigh the bad, and I was glad I jumped in. I listen to a lot of 10 -20 hour books and was just looking for something short and good. Well, I got it. I had not purchased this author books before this one, and I may purchase another longer one. I would recommend this one to new listeners to audible.

  • The Beast of Bath

  • A Regency Fairytale
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

Lord Victor Mayhew, Viscount Norcross, lives in the shadows, hiding his scarred face from those who would fear him...or worse, pity him. He's become accustomed to the dark, and to the aching loneliness that is his only and constant companion. But while traversing the city in the dark of night, he encounters a beautiful woman who is running for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Regency Story

  • By LeMiliere on 10-23-17

2 Love a Beast

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Great listen, great short story. I really liked this book and will keep it in my player so I can listen to it when I am in between books. Good sex scenes.






  • Unforgivable

  • By: Joanna Chambers
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Gil Truman has eyes only for the beautiful Tilly - until he is forced to marry plain, sickly Rose Davenport to reclaim the lands his father foolishly gambled away. After a disastrous wedding night tainted with his bitterness, he deposits Rose at his remote, Northumbrian estate, soothing his guilt with the thought that she need never lay eyes on him again. Five years after the mortifying wedding night that destroyed all her romantic fantasies, Rose is fed up with hearing second - and third - hand reports of Gil's philandering ways. She is no longer the shy, homely girl he left behind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Beat me again it's my fault!!

  • By Glenda on 04-24-18

OK Story Different

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

The narrator was the worst I have ever listen to. Having a fast speed on my player was the only reason I was able to finish this book. The story was good for me, but L. Rayner needs to listen to herself and see if she can get through this book. Come on Lucy, you got to do better or give up the job, it is not for you.