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The Blustocking

Lady Corinna Mowbray has three passions: Excellent books, intelligent conversation, and disdaining the libertine Earl of Chance.

The Rake

Lord Ian Chance has three pleasures: Beautiful women, fast horses, and tormenting high-and-mighty Corinna Mowbray.

Neighbors for years, Corinna and Ian have been at each other's throats since they can remember. But when a twist of fate forces them to trade lives, how long will it be before they discover that they cannot live without each other?

©2014 Katharine Brophy Dubois (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Kimberly
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 06-29-14

Interesting premise

Setting: England 1822
Genre: Romance

Narration was average. I wasn't immersed in the story, nor was I kicked out of it by mispronunciation or overly melodramatic delivery.

The premise of this is not new, but the author freely admits that it is a take on the switched personalities trope in a historical setting. The characters had definite personalities, and they definitely set off sparks in their dealings with one another. Their chosen lifestyles are so diverse, you have to wonder how they functioned. The author didn't take the opportunity to give humor to some of the situations except for Lady Corinna's confusion over what to do with a man's morning erection. However, the mutual hatred went too far and too deep. You have to wonder how they could ever forgive some of the things they said and did. But it does make the conciliation more dramatic in a way. I just wish the story had been tightened up and shorter.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 07-15-14

Fun Story! Awful Narration!

This was a fun story and would have been great had the narrator been better. The narrator was awful. The men sounded like old crotchety, scratchy voiced men. It was almost unbearable to listen to her do the hero's voice.

The story itself was good, I liked the Freaky Friday twist. There was lots of good dialogue. Sexual tension and one well written sex scene.

A strong hero and heroine. The Heroine was not whiny, shy and whimpering, which is a plus in book. The hero was strong and handsome (but did not sound that way due to the awful narration)

Narrator Veida Dehmlow should practice doing men's voices or don't narrate.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Olga
  • Boston, MA
  • 12-02-16

OK story, but very bad narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story was fine however the narrator just killed it for me.
Her male voices sounded like 70 year old men
Terrible. Kills the atmosphere of romance at the core.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Unlike other books by other authors I have listened to (and there great many) in this one I did not relate to any one single character. Could be the narration...

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Veida Dehmlow?

There are great many excellent narrators. I think a male voice would have worked well for this book.

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

Can not imagine it

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 10-29-16

Excellent!

This book was so much fun! There was room for more humor.... a lot of room.... but it didn't need to go there. For as much fun as it contained it was also serious without ever being too serious. I loved the tale, the characters and the telling.

NARRATOR: Excellent as well....

HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!!!!

CREDITWORTHY?: oh yes.

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body swapping in a historical...

The concept of body swapping in a historical was unusual and well executed. She's smart and prickly around him, not respecting his lifestyle of idle pleasure. He is more than he seems but cannot tolerate her arrogant assumptions.
But what is under neath their dislike? What would they do if forced to live in each other's bodies and lives? I enjoyed this book, these characters, and consider it a repeat listen.

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What a pleasant surprise!

This is the first Jennifer Ashe book I read and I really enjoyed it! The argument scenes between the hero and heroin are really funny. I was a bit apprehensive at first with the narrator but then as I got used to her style,
I enjoyed it.

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This is a brilliant page turner!

The story was new and refreshing, and I'm, now, happily a new fan of Katherine Ashe. This was one of those kind of stories that make you laugh, and cry, and fall in love. I think the characters were delightful. Isn't it great when you try a book by an author you haven't read, and they turn out to be wonderful?

The narrator was enjoyable to listen to, and I would listen, happily, to other books narrated by her.

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  • zahra
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 08-29-14

Interesting twist to a story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes it was a fun story

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one in particular

Which scene was your favorite?

When he woke up in her bed for the first time

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Seeing things from a different perspective and overcoming pre conceived ideas

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Very unusual

What a great storyline. Something different for sure and really interesting. I recommend this book to other readers!

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  • Ruth
  • 03-11-17

Confusing to listen to

Due to the nature of the story line, this novel would be better enjoyed as a book.