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Lady Grace Carpenter is ready to seize the day - or, rather, the night - with the most compelling man she's ever known. Marriage would mean losing guardianship of her beloved siblings, and surely no sane gentleman will take on seven children not his own. But if she can have one anonymous tryst with Mattheus, Earl of Worthington, Grace will be content to live out the rest of her life as a spinster.

Matt had almost given up hope of finding a wife who could engage his mind as well as his body. And now this sensual, intelligent woman is offering herself to him. What could be more perfect? Except that after one wanton night, the mysterious Grace refuses to have anything to do with him. Amid the distractions of the Season, he must convince her, one delicious encounter at a time, that no obstacle - or family - is too much for a man who's discovered his heart's desire.

©2016 Ella Quinn (P)2016 Tantor

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"[A] light, cheery romance" (Publishers Weekly)

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Boring with an irritating heroine

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

No. The narration was terrible. It is read like someone who is practicing their British accent.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I'd get a different narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator read the story like she was reading the story. . . very slowly with each word over-enunciated. The dialogue is virtually impossible to follow as she doesn't read it like a conversation.

Was Three Weeks to Wed worth the listening time?

No.THe main character, Grace, is irritating almost beyond the telling of it. She is supposed to be this strong, self-possessed woman who has taken on the responsibility of raising her 7 brothers and sisters after their parents die. She runs the household like a champ, the kids are all awesome and well-behaved. But Grace decides on a whim that she's going to cash in her V card with a man she crushed-on during her first season. Then she sneaks off at the crack of dawn because she's in love with him, but she can never marry because of her guardianship. Guess what! He's in love with her too! After one evening's conversation! He can't believe she's gone, so he draws a picture of her and enlists everyone he knows to help him find her.

Matt is a good guy, I even like him as the hero. But Grace is insufferable.

"I just met you, let's have sex!" "I love you! I can never see you again!" "Crap! You found me! Let's have sex!" "We can't be together! Let's have sex!" "You can't touch me until we're married!" "I can't marry you because you'll a) send my brothers and sisters away; b) oppress me and take away all my decision-making; and c) get tired of me (who wouldn't?) and cheat on me (with no evidence to support this assumption)." "I know I said we can't have sex, and I cried the last time you touched my nipples, but let's have sex on my desk at (another) inappropriate time in (another) inappropriate location!"

It reads like a comedy of errors with the only shining lights being the awesome kids, staff and dogs that we get to meet here and there in the story.

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Hated the reader

She didn't narrate. She read and even though I sped it up it g a very me a headache .

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Mixed feelings

The story line was very enjoyable. I'm glad I listened to the book. The narrator did a very good job with the voices. I'm not certain why, but sometimes, it dragged just a little. I think maybe the narrator's pace was a little slow for me, or maybe the dialogue needed to be a hair wittier. Not sure. It was good but not like, say, a Lisa Kleypas or Julia Quinn book read by someone like Susan Duerdon or Rosalyn Landor. Still - cute, and worth a listen. I'd have liked to have a 1-10 rating, this time, rather than 1-5. The narrator was a little better than a 3.

I'm just trying to bring out the points I'd want to consider in using my own credits.

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
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Couldn't finish it.

I just couldn't listen any longer. Undying love and sexual addiction at first look/touch so totally far fetched that it only drew attention to how poorly the narrator was.

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Cat Gould narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from Ella Quinn? Why or why not?

Yes, it was an okay story

Would you listen to another book narrated by Cat Gould?

Yes, she needs work on her male characterization.

Do you think Three Weeks to Wed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Since I have read this volume, I will read follow-up in the series

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