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Publisher's Summary

Noble Britton suffered greatly at the hands of his first wife, and he refuses to fall into the same trap again. This time he intends to marry a quiet, biddable woman who will not draw attention to herself or cause scandal. Gillian Leigh's honest manner and spontaneous laughter attract him immediately. It matters little that she is accident-prone; he can provide the structure necessary to guide her. But unconventional to the tips of her half-American toes, his new bride turns the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life. Perpetually one step behind his beguiling spouse, Noble suffers a banged-up head, a black eye, and a broken nose before he realizes Gillian has healed his soul and proven that their union is no heedless tumble, but the swoon of true love.

©2011 Katie MacAlister (P)2013 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This story is a true romp. There is much to laugh at when listening to this book and much to miss when it is over. A true 'keeper' that will have [listeners] looking forward to the next one in the series." ( RT Book Reviews)

What listeners say about Noble Intentions

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Great Book!

I have to say I laughed so hard at times. This book was great and romantic. What a combination. Alison Larkin is the best. You have to listen to this one. I have the next book in the series. So looking forward to it. So, what are you waiting for? Just try it.

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Loved it

Would you consider the audio edition of Noble Intentions to be better than the print version?

The audio preceded the book, I am so happy I saw the review for it on the listener page.

What did you like best about this story?

There heroine created humorous situations wherever she went.

Which character – as performed by Alison Larkin – was your favorite?

They were all well done but Crouch was entertaining.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud several times.

Any additional comments?

I was enjoying the story so much, glad to know there was a sequel!

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Okay book, not terrible, but not wonderful

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was way too long. I had trouble listening to all 11 hours of it and found myself wishing it would be done about 4 hours earlier.

Would you recommend Noble Intentions to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I can't say that I would recommend this book. I found it to be unrealistic, and actually boring in some spots.

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

She did have a British accent, but that's about all the narrator added to this book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

There are other excellent historical romances out there. This one wasn't absolutely terrible, but there are so many others that are much better reads.

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HOW DID I PASS UP ON THIS BOOK SO MANY TIMES?

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I laughed so hard I had to back up the book to hear what I missed. This book is wonderful...romantic, funny, sad and just terrific. I am downloading the next book in this series right now...well well well worth the money or credit.

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So disappointed with narration

I just cant listen to this book. The narrator is awful. Horribly irritating speaking voice and her character voice are just cringe worthy. I will see if the title is available on Kindle unlimited.

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Painful and ridiculous.

Heroine comes across functionally intellectually challenged (or the mental capacity of a pre-teen). I read/listen to hundreds of novels in this genre, and this is easily one of the worst.

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Reminds me of a great RomCom

If you have ever seen the old movie with the great Kathryn Hepburn and Cary Grant “Bringing Up Baby” this heroine will remind you of that wonderful naive madness. As perfect a use of the double entendre I’ve ever seen. The lover story was terrific between these two as our Hero tries to fight his attraction because of his old wounds, but can’t help himself and falls constantly and hard! The sex is steamy so don’t let the Hepburn/Grant comedy aspect mentioned earlier fool you. This book is a great blend of mad-cap comedy with great 1st and secondary characters full of heart, especially for the Earl’s troubled son, with the romance and steam of a true to the genre bodice ripper. Loved it.
One down side - narrator takes some getting used to. While she is good, her tone of voice is better suited for children’s books. Her male voices are disappointing

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is there no quality control?

This narrator! The female protagonist is a 25-year-old, 5'10", brash American in the very rigid and convetional English ton (which is French and is pronounced more like "tawn" than "ton" as in of bricks). Yet, the narrator apparently decided that a high pitched, airy voice was what that woman would sound like. Seriously?

The story is flawed, an early Katie MacAlister that only serves to point out how far she has come. It is, yet, a rather charming story, but at every turn the narrator's chosen approach only serves to highlight the naivete of the writing. With a better narration, this would be an overall four, at least.

This first book by KM has all the appealing quirks of her writing style, in a good way. Her books are always romps and her heroes and heroines have the kicks in their gallops that make them very much fun to read. I am really pulling out all the stops on the cliches, aren't I? Suffice it to say, this book has going for it an early look at KM's brand of writing, interesting characters, lots of chuckles and a satisfying HEA.

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Rated as Flirty is actually XX rated

I thought this might be cute and overlooked the honeymoon scene as funny but Audible rated this book as flirty and it has oral sex in it. If it were a movie it would be XX rated. Please rate your books by G, PG, PG13, R , X , XX,,XXX

The narrator reads too fast and doesn’t have a deeper male voice.

I did’t finish the book.

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Unexpectedly amusing book

When I first heard the narration I was going to return the book. But I am so glad I continued. Allison does an excellent job bringing the characters to life and the slap stick humor out in the story. What a fun listen! I loved all the names Katie wrote for the heroine to say about her husband. I have a terrible memory or I’d write a few. I’ll leave it for you to listen for during you enjoyment of this book.