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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)

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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • Nazareth, PA, United States
  • 02-10-14

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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  • MM
  • New Windsor, NY, US
  • 12-18-13

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.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Fun!

I particularly enjoy books that make me laugh. This was a delightful and funny read.

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Mixed feelings

This story was really great at times and frustrating at others. Sometimes there was too much that didn’t really have to be that long and other times felt like something needed to be elaborated but was skipped over. Both main characters at times I wanted to ring their neck. Most of the narration was fine except you could never tell the main character from her cousin which caused confusion when they were having a conversation.

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Katie MacAlister always makes me laugh!

Usually, an air headed heroine drives me crazy but Gillian is just so charming! Makes you feel sorry for Noble

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  • Yuefang
  • Luwuk, Indonesia
  • 01-26-15

Funny + Witty Make Unusual Romance

I assumed that Katie McAllister make her own signature by creating funny and witty leading female character, that makes her story enjoyable as light romance, especially if you looking for something uncomplicated story to listen at the end of the day. I love the way the narrator bring out the characters so well makes the story much more entertaining.

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enjoyable

I don't usually laugh while reading but this recording had me laughing out loud. I enjoyed this very much and will listen again

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Needing a good laugh.... Oh my

Would you listen to Noble Intentions again? Why?

There is just something about romantic comedy that puts one in the right frame of mind.

What other book might you compare Noble Intentions to and why?

This book reminded me a little of Mary Balogh’s or Lisa Kleypas’ historical series though this book seem to be more comedic rather than the comic relief you get with Mary or Lisa’s books. The humor is just right and well placed

Which scene was your favorite?

There were many but perhaps the scene where the Husband realizes his wife is meeting with his former "Lady Bugs (mistresses)"

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moments with Nick (the Earl's son) were very touching. It is not very many women who can open there hearts to their husbands illegitimate children particularly doing this era.