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Not Quite a Husband

Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
3.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Their marriage lasted only slightly longer than the honeymoon - to no one's surprise, not even Bryony Asquith's. A man as talented, handsome, and sought after by society as Leo Marsden couldn't possibly want to spend his entire life with a woman who rebelled against propriety by becoming a doctor. Why, then, three years after their annulment and half a world away, does he track her down at her clinic in the remotest corner of India?

Leo has no reason to think Bryony could ever forgive him for the way he treated her, but he won't rest until he's delivered an urgent message from her sister - and fulfilled his duty by escorting her safely back to England. But as they risk their lives for each other on the journey home, will the biggest danger be the treacherous war around them - or their rekindling passion?

©2009 Sherry Thomas (P)2014 Tantor

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Narrator has speech problems.

I couldn't go beyond the first chapter as the narrator cannot say the F sound and sometimes the soft TH sound.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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It worked for me

This is the second sherry Thomas book I’ve tried - the first was His at night. To summarize, Leo cheated on bryonie before their wedding. Bryonie sees it happen but does not confront Leo - goes ahead with the wedding. After the wedding though, she cannot forgive him. This results in an awful year of marriage for both people and they eventually have it annulled.
I have to say I found this book more interesting and touching. I know cheating is awful and very hard to forgive so I totally sympathized with bryonie but I did think she was immature in that she didn’t confront Leo before dissolving the marriage. Leo made a huge awful mistake cheating on Leonie before the wedding and I struggle with the fact that he didn’t seem to truly regret his action enough before Leonie confronted him about it. I still liked the book because as much as this is a romance novel, cheating is a real issue and couples do move past it even in real life. No relationship is perfect and Leo’s love for Leonie seemed pretty deep and true in all of his other actions.

Narrator was ok - didn’t bother me as she seems to have bothered other reviewers.

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Awful narration

I enjoy Sherry Thomas’ stories and was excited to listen to another about the London society people I have come to love. However the narrator’s voice and characterizations were so awful I couldn’t get past the first chapter.

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  • Dash
  • Ferndale, Mi
  • 01-25-18

Couldn't finish...

narrator is awful couldn't finish. The storyline sounded interesting and I enjoyed this author in the past.

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Don't bother

If I could just get past the narrator, I might give this book a chance.

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Good story

I like all the Sherry Thomas books I've read. I'm not a fan of this particular narrator.

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glorified cheating rapist.

this book is disgusting. It is not sleep sex. It is RAPE. And if you're confused, when someone ask you to stop and you don't. IT IS RAPE. someone having to bar their door to keep you away is not an epic romance or great love. this is the story of a sociopath rapist and the author who honored his behavior by letting him get the girl in the end. Moral of the story: cheat before the wedding and only feel bad if you get caught because... well you're a sociopath; when your wife who knows you're a cheater denies you her vulnerability through sexual intimacy, start raping her in her sleep, and when she ask you to stop, don't, because... well, you're a sociopath; when she finally leaves, feel butt hurt about it and the offended when she tells you that you were dead to her... then basically SHAME her back into your life until she believes you're sorry and wants you again.

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Not a light read/listen.

Story is rather dark and the characters face only adversity.
Turns out ok. Thankfully.
Narration is devoid of the correct emotion.

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Beautiful second chance love story

One of my favourite books from Sherry Thomas ( together with “Private arrangements” and “Beguiling the beauty”)
Many reviewers put a lot of emphasis on a a “ sleep sex” and issue of consent between Bryony and Leo. In my opinion, this book is a historical romance and takes place in 1890 s, a lot of things were happening that are not acceptable for our modern sensibilities.... Do we need to sterilise everything and make it politically correct? The scenes work well within the story, it’s not forceful or ugly just two people desperately in love trying to find their way towards each other though misunderstandings and miscommunications ...

I also enjoyed Anne Flosnik narration, she is an acquired taste and sometimes tends to overact the story but in this case she did a beautiful job...

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Great story, horrible narration

I had to switch to the book. Couldn’t listen to her. She either had a speech impediment or a horrible head cold.