What Every Lord Wants

Narrated by: Penny Scott-Andrews
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.2 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A woman with beauty, charm, and grace. Isn’t that what every lord wants? 

The lady makes a proposal. 

It took nothing more than her father’s death for Prudence Roxbury and her sisters to fall on hard times. The only flicker of hope in their bleak future is that their beautiful sister, Sarah, will marry and save them all from a life of destitution. But when Prudence hears that their father’s distant relation and heir has finally taken up residence in their old family home, Hagley Manor, she concocts a plan to rescue them from their miserable fate. After all, what lord wouldn’t want a beautiful wife on his arm?

The gentleman offers a bargain. 

A hundred years have passed since a bitter feud tore the Roxbury family apart. But now Max, Lord Roxbury, has an opportunity to right the mistakes of the past. When he moves into Hagley Manor he has no idea the former residents live but a mile away. That is until he finds an intriguing young woman on his front steps, wrestling with a drunken lout and a potted plant. Indeed, Prudence Roxbury might be the answer to his problems. Captivated by her wit and beguiling smile, passion soon ignites. The stipulations of his father’s will means he must marry within three months. But what is a gentleman to do when he swore never to marry for anything less than love?

©2016 Adele Clee (P)2017 2017

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Absolutely A Favorite Writer And Book

This was so much fun and enthralling chemistry and humour to the end. Awesome Narration!

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Narrators voice like fingernails on a chalkboard.

The narrators voices are so aggrivstinly annoying getting through this book is very nearly impossible.

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Ugh the narrator :(

I love Adele Clee's books. I've read this one in print. This narrator is terrible tho... like 2 minutes in and I couldn't keep listening. Squeaky, shrill(? I really hate that descriptor, but... it's unpleasant) and idk the accent sounds really fake.

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Eh...

It took me some time to get past the narrator in this book. I started it a couple of times in fact and stopped listening. She has a voice better suited to children’s books (imo) as it is nasally to the point that I want to pass her a tissue and say, please blow your nose! The story itself is pretty good though as Ms. Clee is an excellent writer. I just wish she would go back to Stevie Zimmerman or try Kate Reading, Rosalyn Landor, even Tim Campbell. I’m having trouble finding a book by her with a good narrator if that last sentence didn’t give you a hint, sorry.

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4 Girls, A Confused Grandfather and a Necessary Marriage

Prudence’s parents died and left her to be responsible for her theee younger sisters and a confused Grandfather.. Moved out of their estate home when someone else inherited upon her parents death. Max, a very distance relative to Prudence must marry in 3 months or lose his inheritance..and upon meeting Prudence begins to find she may be his salvation...he actually cares for her. Fun and interesting secondary characters..suspense, romance, character development and a fantastic narrator provide for an entertaining, fun and romantic story! Loved it!

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Hard to finish

I almost stopped listening to this book more than once. The story was okay but used some modern language in a Regency story that didn’t have much of a plot. My main problem was with the narrator. She made the H sound like a lecherous villain. And I kept checking the speed because it seemed like she was on a fast speed. Having just listened to books narrated by the incomparable Rosalyn Landor, this book was a big letdown.

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Short and sweet

For a short story this was witty and sweet. The narrator was not good but you get used to her

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Enjoyed the story!

I really enjoyed the story but it took me a minute to be ok with the readers voice. By the second chapter her voice wasn't a problem anymore. I would note that it has some descriptive sexy scenes and would rate it pg-13.

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A great Regency romance with a twist

I truly enjoyed listening to what Every Lord Wants by Adele Clee. The plot is involved with enough twists and turns that I was not able to predict what was going to happen. Ms. Clee, as she always does, created characters that are very human and you cannot help but like. The narrator, Penny Scott-Andrews, does a wonderful job. Ms. Scott-Andrews' interpretation of the book and its characters made her narration very enjoyable to listen to. Over all, I give a 5 to the story as well as the narration. I received an author copy through Audible and voluntarily chose to listen to it and review it. The review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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ROMANCE WITH A DASH OF HUMOR

This novel has a lot more tongue-in-cheek humor than previous ones by Ms. Clee. It is a delightful and refreshing love story. The author's characters are always unique and detailed. Max and Prudence are no exception. They are light-hearted and witty. Their HEA was quite effortless. Penny Scott-Andrews is a new narrator for me. This is the first work of hers I have listened to. It took me awhile to get used to her voice, but I ended up liking it by book's end.