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The #1 New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance. Katherine Brandon is a hoyden who bewitches a powerful, sophisticated nobleman, but can't hide her terrifying secret from him....

©1979, 1994 Catherine Coulter (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with NAL Signet, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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an entire book about head drama

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book had promise, but then turned into a bitchy woman being mean, ugly, and everything that is horrid about a head case woman. yes, she was raped as a child, and I don't even mind Coulter addressing the issue, but seriously?! an entire book about someone being psycho when she had been a likeable character? save it for the psych magazines, not pleasure reading

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

yes, I love some of her books - like Lord Harry. Fabulous book

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

she has a great narration style, but can't save a bad story

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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just couldn't get through it

each to his own opinion when it comes to narrators but this woman's voice grated on my nerves so bad that despite passable enjoyment of the story I gave up in chapter 33

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lewisville, TX USA
  • 02-05-16

I enjoy the narrative by Anne Flosnik.

Anne Flosnik makes the story real. the novel moved along without too many sex scenes that don't add to the plot.

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So Stupid

It is so histrionic that I want to vomit. People get upset over his rape of her, but it was a relief from the heroine*s utter stupidity. I liked her at times, then I literally began skipping ENTIRE CHAPTERS because it was only the stupid woman"s annoying ,crybaby, incredibly moronic behaviour.

The hero was the only redeeming quality of the book. Uhgh.

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Disgustingly Glorifies Rape

Horrible story line wherein the male lead rapes the female lead and the author tries to pass it off as romantic. Glorifies rape and controlling spouses. I'd give this book a 0 if possible.

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gripping

fabulous story excellent characters... story told and read well. entertained from beginning to end. held interest thru and thru

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Needs someone else reading

listening to the horrid pronunciation of the lady reading the story almost made me put it down. at times, it is very hard to understand what she is saying. it may just be her accent, but a clearer reader would have been nice.
the book is awesome, however. I highly recommend it for your next read!

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Worst Coulter Book Ever

The "heroin" was a sniveling, spoiled, witch of a woman from the first chapter until the next-to-lasr chapter. Can't believe I listened to the whole thing. Guess I kept thinking it would get better. Well, it didnt.

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Declaring ownership of a woman is not romantic

What would have made The Rebel Bride better?

The author seems to think that if a male finds it charming that a Victorian generation woman likes fishing and fencing then it's okay to marry her against her wishes and rape her. Because the main male character tries to "please" her it's okay that he forces himself on her. Really! What era are we living in?

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

No

Which scene was your favorite?

Several scenes had possibility but then it just flopped.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The author should have made the main male character find the female character's personality more of a priority and mounting her less of one. Isn't it true that we want to feel a priority because of who we are and not for what we can give?

Any additional comments?

If Julian said one more time "You belong to me" I think I was going to throw the kindle against the wall!!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Hard read due to the sensitive of topic

Book was good and Ann Flosnik as always did a great job. This book was s harder read as the characters specifically the heroine has a lot to over come about her past. The Hero was not very forth coming and rather arrogant about the entire situation.
All worked out in the end but it was a hard won HEA

0 of 2 people found this review helpful