Confronting a Rake

The Beaumonts, Book 1
Narrated by: Johanna Oosterwyk
Series: A Rake's Redemption Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.2 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Devlin Beaumont's liked being a rake. Whiskey, women, and fun, what more could a man want? All that ends with an unexpected title, three young wards, and a beautiful governess. If that wasn't enough, there is the minor detail that someone is trying to kill him.

Rebecca Jones has to be ever mindful of society's expectations. As the governess to three young girls, she must set an example, a requirement that is sorely tested with the arrival of the new Duke.

©2016 G.L. Snodgrass (P)2016 G.L. Snodgrass

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I had a hard time finishing this

I had forgotten I had put this author on my Not To Read Again list until I started this audiobook. The narration, first of all, is bizarre. Random American accents thrown in for the children, for example. I know there have been many mentions of the grammar, spelling, and misused words but most of those are not apparent in the audio version. The writing style, however, does come across and it's very stiff and heavy.

The story itself has been written by several other authors; Lord and governess is a common trope. And other authors have done it much better.

I was hoping this first in a new series would have improved on earlier books and would have a new narrator but no. Even the "mystery" was dull. I hope I remember this review when the next book is released.

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Ok story, un-ok narrative

The narrator was..... bizarre! The accents were crazy, a local sounded like he was Irish, another a wee brogue, American accents (yes, plural) thrown in willy nilly... and the rest of the time she read it in a way that was.... weird. Like she was trying to soften her voice like she was reading a child to bed... a reading with crazy performance attempts. Now I understand another reviewers ‘heavy’ comment, I felt it too, except I believe it was the narrative not the writing style. I tried repeating lines that were weird and realized it wasn’t the word style but the reading style that did it. Given all of that it’s not really terrible! I rather liked it. I think if I spent a credit rather than gotten it in the romance package I may not say it was worth it.. But under the circumstances I got it it was worth it... I may even get the second one and hope the narrator has improved as some really do.... there is one I always check the release date and skip it if it’s older, lol! If you take a regency romance seriously, as if it is true historical fiction the kind that is a writers life work... if that’s your style do skip this one, you’ll dislike it. If you like a regency romance for the fun of it and the happy ending, go for it!

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Steamy Historical Listen

Devlin Beaumont is happy as a rake, womanizing, gambling, and free from any responsibilities. When he unexpectedly inherits a Dukedom he's suddenly saddled with three young wards and their very attractive governess, Rebecca Jones. He also seems to be the target of a murder attempt that places them all in danger. This was a steamy read with a few explicit scenes that are not described in detail. I liked the straight laced Rebecca and the three sweet girls, and Devlin's interactions with them were lovely. The mystery had me listening to the end. The narrator did do american accents for the girls, but it didn't detract too much from the narration. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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AUDIO Stopped working

What the heck!! Audio just up and quit!! When it was getting interesting! There was only about 2hrs left.