Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.
Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He's off to propose to London's most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he's vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton's expectations.
When Fiona tries to warn a passing coach about a tree in the road, the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. Evidently he's not used to seeing women attired in clothes only suitable for archaeology, waving knives. After the driver flees, Fiona decides she may as well borrow the handsome passenger....
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"Charming and fun ;-)"
I thought this book was an entertaining Historical Romance and the kind of book that you should read when you need a diverting bit of fun. Its definitely not a detailed historical novel or a knight in shining armor adventure but this one is charming, has silly action, and humor. Rosalyn Landor narrates this book wonderfully. She is always consistently good.
Note: This book does have some sexual situations and adult conversations.
There was one chapter that Audible will need to fix. The audio skips repeatedly......I believe it was in chapter 25. I hope they fix this issue soon because it is distracting.
If you are in need of some lighthearted, silly, entertaining fun give this book a try.
I was given this book by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost for my honest and unbiased review.
"AN ENTERTAINING READ"
I very much enjoyed this book. Although I read the second and third books of the series first, it didn't hinder the story at all. The author, Bianca Blythe was new to me but hopefully, it won't be the last of me enjoying her books.
I was already familiar with the characters from the other books but enjoyed their in depth development. It tied them all together and explained so much more. There is some humor in the premise of how the main characters meet as well as the anguish until the characteristic fariry tale happy ending of a historical romance (That I love). If you haven't read any I would recommend reading them in order and do highly recommend the series.
This was my first audio book. I wasn't sure I would like it, but it was actually handy, with my Bluetooth I could listen while I did my stable chores making the morning fly by and finishing my book so much sooner, although I was sad to finish so soon!
This was a pleasant listen from beginning to end. The story didn't have all the annoying fluff and filler you get in most Historical Romance novels. The main characters are well written and intelligent, not to mention interesting. We are not treated to the usual bobble head females of the area although there were a few in the story, but just not our heroine. She has more on her mind than the traditional trapping of a Duke. He is the usual handsome hero with what is considered a major flaw, he's an amputee! This was no flaw for our intelligent leading lady! Good for her!
I can't say enough about Rosalyn Lander's narration. She does no wrong!!!! This one well worth the credit.
The only problem I found happened during the playback of chapter twenty five. My playback started to skip. I reported this right away and hopefully will receive a clean download once this has been fixed. Still very enjoyable listen!
"Recording skips for two chapters"
Enjoyed the story, but chapters 25 and 26 skipped to the point you missed a lot of content. It drive me crazy.
"A lovely story"
While listening to the first few chapters I thought it was a bit slow paced but then realized it wasn't slow but instead the author was taking the time to define the characters, get to know them and it made me rein in on dashing through the story and just enjoyed it instead. Ms. Landor is one of my favorite narrators too so she made the book all the more heartfelt. I listened every minute I could and thought about it when I was away from it. It grew on me and think it will be a story I will remember. That says a lot for me as I go through books like popcorn. I was given this audio book with the request to give an honest review. I am happy to say it was a truly lovely story.
Bianca Blythe is a new author for me and I must say that I am suitably impressed with her story. Rosalyn Landor is as usual totally professional and made listening to this audiobook a total delight.
We have Fiona, a keen Archeologist and unmarried young lady stopping the carriage in which Percival, the new Duke of Alfriston is traveling to warn of a fallen tree in the road and she is mistaken for a highway woman. Of course she goes along with that concept and hell breaks loose.
I loved that both main characters were strong and loving in their own way and that they didn't just sit down and sulk if things didn't go the way they wanted them to but seemed to make the best of what was dealt them in life.
I found this story to be most enjoyable and very entertaining and will be quite happy to read or listen to others by this author.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Yes, I loved the way the narrator's voice was so descriptive and the emotions were felt throughout the whole story.
Most memorable moment in the story when Fiona is mistaken for a highway woman, and one blunder follows another from lying to her grandmother,assuming she can find her archeological findings ( Roman city) and of course let's not forget she kidnapped a Duke.
Loved the ending, the whole story was awesome! Will definitely be listening/reading more of Bianca Blythe's stories!
No this was the first time, for me she has an amazing voice very easy on the ear would definitely recommend books she narrates.
Four Days to Capture a Duke, uncover a secret city and marry said Duke!
Bianca Blythe in my opinion is a very talented author, she has a knack of transporting you to a wonderful time when men were gentlemen and ladies were wooed, romance captured you in its embrace of a Happy Ever After.
"Okay story, Okay narration."
So this story was just okay. The characters were okay not the best not the worst. The romance portion seemed a bit forced to me. The chemistry was meh.
The story line and plot were a bit far fetched and juvenile. There was plenty of dialogue throughout the book so that was good.
As for the narration it was okay. Roslyn Landor uses her reading voice for the men's voices which is somewhat annoying. She does a great job with the female voices. Otherwise her narrations are just meh to me.
"Badly written, superbly narrated"
Story concept very good but spoiled by poor writing. Ms Landor who is always a superb narrator, did her very best to work round many poorly constructed sentences.
No, I couldn't recommend this book. The premise is a bit of a romantic comedy and not all of it is poorly written, but not one I'd recommend to friends.
Rewrite the areas where the author asks us to believe the H & H miscommunicate and use such poor logic for their decisions. In affect making them both glaringly stupid rather than in love and funny. It was an easy out for the author and needed more effort.
Personally I don't care for her male voices, they are annoying and total ruin the comedy. The more books I listen to in which she's the narrator, the more I like her less. I'm jarred out of the story when the male lead speaks.
Inspire me to do anything? Other than to avoid the author and the narrator in the future? It did make me wonder if this is a new author and if so, her editor let her down.
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