Improper English

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
3.4 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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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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hard to like the main girl

insecurity overload with a man who puts up with more than is believable. they had awesome chemistry, but not sure that equals love. overall a stressful listen.

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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.

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It was okay

Sadly I was not that impressed with this book. I loved the cover and the concept but it just did not have a real pull to it. I finished it but only because I was really hoping it would get better. On a good note the ending is cute.

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Worst female character ever!

I was excited to read this book when I read the synopsis but the main character is terrible! So awful I had to stop listening..if you want to read about a selfish, childish, self entitled 29yr old read this book. So awful!

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Annoying Main Character

I found myself completely annoyed with Alix! So much so that I struggled to finish the audiobook!! She seemed reprehensibly shallow, silly, whiney and too dramatic. I would have loved for Alix to say to Alex(ander) that she apologized for being a selfish twat for not considering his feelings and disrespecting what was of importance of him (his profession in particular). Yes, she did apologize, but I didn’t feel as though this was fully conveyed. Her unfortunate friends all deserved an apology for her being so rude to all of them. I really enjoyed the concept, storyline of the book, narration, book title and the character of Alex(ander). He was a complex, yet simple, man that was so sexy!

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Story great! Male lead great! Female lead...

So I LOVE this story. The settings are described just enough that non Londoners or anyone outside of the UK can understand but not enough to spoil it for anyone who wants to visit for themselves. The story with in story is perfectly ridiculous! I can't tell you how many times I laughed from the sheer horrible writing. The male lead and side characters are amazing, full of emotion and variety that really makes up for the female lead. Because the female leads is AWFUL! I know she's supposed to represent the stereotypical American traveler and as an American I KNOW there are Americans like this but dang!!!!! She's annoying but it does help move the story forward, but I will not lie and say that I didn't want to hit her with a loaf of bread... If you can make it pass the naivete of a late 20-something woman with a penchant for over thinking and ridiculous behavior then you'll enjoy this story. Trust me at the end of it all it's worth it!

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Ugh

Okay so I normally love Katie’s books soooo much but not this one. The main character is a selfish brat and I feel bad for her fella. The voice actor did well but she can only do so much to redeem it. I just hope you’re more prepared for the character than I was. Honestly I wish I hadn’t listened to the whole thing. At least we still have the guardian books which are fabulous!

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Nope, couldn't finish this one.

Saskia is great. I love Katie MacAlister's writing style & other books. However I couldn't finish this one. The main character Alix made me want to scream out of frustration.

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Too Melodramatic

It’s hard to believe someone would be as melodramatic in their late 20s as Alexandra. And it doesn’t make any sense that a mature guy in his mid 30s would put up with her immaturity.

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  • 10-03-19

not my cup of tea

The main character is immature, sexually manipulative and borderline emotionally abusive toward her love interest.