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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

American Alexandra Freemar isn't about to put up with any flak from the uptight - albeit gorgeous - Scotland Yard inspector who accuses her of breaking and entering. She doesn't have time. She has two months in London to write the perfect romance novel - two months to prove that she can succeed as an author. Luckily, reserved Englishmen are not her cup of tea. Yet....

©2017 Katie MacAlister (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Good for a giggle or two

Not bad, the main character is a bit over the top drama queen but otherwise a cute story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Couldn't finish. 2 chapters to go and I give up.

I can not describe the level of irritation and even a bit of disgust at the sniveling, childish, idiotic female that apparently everyone thinks is so smart and deserving of chance after chance. I get the point of the flaws is to watch the character grow once she feels she is deserving of love but man, I just want to see her get run over repeatedly.

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Not a fan

I have enjoyed all of Katie MacAlister's books up until this point. The main character was awful. I found myself upset with how stupid and selfish she was for the entire book. Even the steps she took to better herself were selfish. if I had listened to this book 1st, I would not have listened to anymore by this author.

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ugggg

I laughed out loud with my head phones on and people giving me odd looks. she was juts and made me uncomfortable with her crazy adventures. only one complaint the ending needed more. more what I do not know.

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Not as good as I hoped

This book is very silly. It starts off ok, but the main character is needy and insecure and won’t trust her own judgement. I tried to push through, but about half way through her and the love interest get into an argument that is horribly immature and almost insulting to adults with important jobs and real relationships. I had to stop listening. I find this part utterly annoying and ridiculous. If any real life woman acted like that and blamed her lover for what this character does, her friends and family would be appalled by her stupidity and selfishness not babying her like in this book. I hate to be harsh because I know how hard it is to write a book, but honestly I was so turned off by that part that I will not be finishing.

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Pretty Bad

I couldn’t get very far, it was very unrealistic & just plain bad for the hour or so that I listened.
I don’t enjoy being negative, but just thought I’d share my opinion & maybe save someone a credit.

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Ghastly!

I don't know which was worse, the book within the book the fearless heroine was writing, or the book itself, or the narrator. By chapter 5, I was counting how many chapters were left. By chapter 8, I gave up caring about the story.

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Glad I stuck with it.

I almost stopped listening, as the self - centered nature of the heroine was irritating. I was able to get past the immaturity by imagining the heroine being a younger adult and then I could appreciate her good qualities without being so annoyed with her lack of insight. The hero was great.

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I could not finish it.

voices of characters didn't do so well for me.... got to chapter 4 and stopped and refunded the book.

my mother READ this book and loved it. I'll try that bc I LOOOOOOVE the Dragon series. sometimes narrator can ruin it in your heart

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Self-rescuing princess.

Would you listen to Improper English again? Why?

Yes. For the humor...and the sex.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alexandra...because she changed.

What does Saskia Maarleveld bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emotion and tone. Male voices could use a bit of work, but otherwise good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Self-rescuing princess.

Any additional comments?

I'm a big fan of Katie MacAlister. I was happy to find this 2003 book made into a 2017 audiobook. What I love most about her books is her sense of humor...and her sex scenes. I'm a bit confused by some of the negative reviews. Yes, the main character is a bit annoying. She is likable, but flawed. She redeems herself in the end. I thought it was interesting that there were clips of the Medieval romance the main character was writing between chapters. Like the character, the character's writing got better. In Medieval romance, the hero must prove himself worthy of the fair lady. In this book, the heroine must prove she is worthy of the hero. I really liked this book and thought it was very funny and sexy.