Zachary Bronson has built an empire of wealth and power, but all London knows he is not a gentleman. He needs a wife to secure his position in society – and to warm his bed in private....
A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times best-selling author of Someone to Hold....
When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and brother was easy....
Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class....
“Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead....”
Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities....
When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of How to Marry a Marquis in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a cruel joke....
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged....
The Duke of Ashbury's to-do list is short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir....
When Sophie lands her philandering brother-in-law backside first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn....
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance....
Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget....
Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom - which is why, to avoid a marriage to an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott. A torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society. Though a legend in the bedchamber, Logan is, in truth, an intensely private man tormented by past betrayals. Now a forward little minx is disrupting his life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty, a high-spirited enchantress completely at sea in London’s sophisticated whirl. But when what begins with a kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real, will Logan and Madeline have the courage to drop the masks they hide behind in the name of love?
The characters are typical Kleypas: likeable, enagaging, well-developed. However, the conflict between the hero and heroine picks up too strongly in the second half of the book and goes on for too long. I kept waiting for the negative tension to be addressed and resolved but it kept going and going. The nature of the conflict is also pretty cringe-worthy and a little heartbreaking.
Despite this, I don't regret spending my credit on this book. The rich characters and unpredictable plot is (eventually) rewarding.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What a romantic story. I lost myself in it. Once I finished the book my hand accidentally pressed a button and "here without you" began playing on my iPhone. It was a great ending to a completely fulfilling listening experience. Another winner! Thank you Lisa for adding color to my life.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is one of the worst books I have listened to in a long time! Although I ordinarily love Rosalyn Landor, I was not very impressed with the narration even from the beginning. By the time I had heard Lady Madeline go on and on about her insecurities for the 10th time I was ready to jump out of a window! I don't ordinarily like to write negative reviews because doubtless someone out there will or probably does love this book, and I totally respect that. However, I found this book to be terribly boring, predictable and repetitive, I could not even finish listening to it. I listened about 3/4 of the way and gave up for hopes of something better.
Madeline is very young, 18 fresh out of the schoolroom and promised to be married to an old man (sound familiar). She decides the best way to solve her problem is to have an affair with the most popular current stage performer, Logan Scott. Logan won't allow himself to fall in love but ultimately gives in to the beautiful Maddie (again, familiar). I like several of Lisa Kleypas' books and think she is amazingly talented. She has a strong ability to create detailed characters with true heartfelt problems, not to mention her ability to write a steamy love scene. Although, she must have been having a rough month (I highly doubt it took her longer than that) when writing this book because it comes nowhere close to the talents displayed in books such as "Stranger in my arms" or the "Wallflower" series. If you want to take the chance and like the book, great and I'm very happy for you. Those of you with histories like mine, skip it and go onto something better.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
This is the second book in the Capitol Theatre Series and it is better than the first. I liked the characters better. They were more fleshed out than the characters in the first book and the heroine, "Maddy", is more likable than Julia, the heroine in the first book. This book is a good stand alone book even though it is a part of a series. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance story that causes laughter and tears - and a huge sigh of contentment at the end of the book.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Where does Because You're Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It probably ranks like 3rd. I love her stories and how she keeps them going with her series. The reader she chose does the voices incredibly well!<br/>
What did you like best about this story?
That it was a continuation of her characters.
What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The voices she does and how she can use the grammar so well!<br/>
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me laugh and feel anxiety.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Because You're Mine to be better than the print version?
I only had the audio version
Any additional comments?
The reader was fantastic! Her voice inflection was captivating and entertaining.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It was an entertaining listen from Lisa but not her best . Was a bit bored at times . But as usual Rosalyn Landor's narration is the best !
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I love Lisa Kelypas and although this book has a good story (although somewhat implausible) and has some nice surprises, That said, I hated the character of Logan Scott so much that it basically ruined the story for me. I don't care how scarred he is, he is just so terrible to poor Madelyn that I can't imagine anyone having the patience not to tell him where to go. (At times I had a hard time listening without screaming at Madelyn to stand up for herself!) Worth a listen, but beware the ass masquerading as the hero.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The older actress who takes Madelyn in.
What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rosalyn Landor! She makes all the books she reads so interesting!!! I love how she can do both male and female voices that are completely convincing!!!
Was Because You're Mine worth the listening time?
I guess so
Any additional comments?
Read the Hawthorne Series and Wallflower Series. They are both WONDERFUL!!!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Eventhough I've read this story in paperback many many times, I still stayed up until 4 AM to listen to the audiobook. The story is great and the characters pull the listener into the story and keep us there. The characters are compelling and passionate. Great listen.
The story was drawn out and predictable .
I wasted a credit on this one. I will be returning this book