Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum....
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries....
Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities....
Olivia Kingsley didn't expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first season....
Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited....
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford....
The epitome of privilege and power, the handsome Duke of Welburn sets all the ladies' hearts aflutter as he strides into the village of Fortune's Folly.
For Eve Nightingale this fluttering is a mixture of wariness and wonder. Once his glittering society mistress - caught up in his glamorous world by day and tangled in his bedsheets by night - she is now no more than a penniless yet proud shopkeeper.
It's a world Eve can't go back to - she has secrets to keep. But this determined duke seems very keen on unravelling them....
For a short story this was well done. I enjoyed it. The characters were likable and believable and the plot was interesting.
Story: 2 stars
The premise sounded interesting. The story started out with intrigue. Then somewhere along the way it just became tedious. The reason for the heroine leaving in the first place was a little bit of a letdown although understandable for the time period and her position, but it just didn't draw me in after learning the reason.
Performance: 2 stars
Elizabeth Jasicki is a good reader, but in my opinion, not a good voice actor in this story. The story was told without a lot of emotion. The characters sounded the same in every emotional situation whether they were meeting again on the streets of Fortune’s Folly, in bed, or in a heated argument. I wanted a little more emotion in the readings rather than just the soft, subdued reading the narrator maintained.
Overall: 2 stars
I finished the story only out of curiosity. It's not one I would replay.
Very good story, I love the historical romance stories that have that twist of a mystery. Recommend this story.
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This book was not entertaining. The performance was phony and the story too predictable.
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How could the performance have been better?
Too artificial, sound more sincere
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