With her trademark sensuality and dazzling storytelling, Julia London brings us the Rogues of Regent Street, four dashing, aristocratic gentlemen whose scandalous exploits are the talk of the ton. Adrian Spence, Earl of Albright, has earned his notoriety on the dueling field, and in the finest drawing rooms - and boudoirs - of England. This is his story....
It was strictly business as Adrian Spence claimed the woman his brother desired. A hasty wedding, and Lilliana Dashell was his - sweet revenge on the father who disinherited him and the brother who let it happen. Their wedding night is a revelation as passionate, innocent Lilliana ignites fires Adrian tries desperately to deny. By day he is a stranger. By night he is the lover of her dreams, and she a shameless wanton in his arms. But Adrian is determined that no woman will ever possess him. And Lilliana knows that her only hope of taming this very dangerous gentleman is to unlock his deepest mysteries and open his shuttered heart to love....
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"Not even Anne Flosnik's splendid narration..."
The contrived angst between the heroine and hero. Every time he comes home to try to win her love again, she does something stupid to thwart it. The brother in law that they let hang around is like Iago. How on earth can you purport to love someone if you think they are cheating on you?
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The last one since the book was over
The hero's brother should be cut. I am sure the hero and heroine can get into trouble without him
It was a reasonable read right up to the last 4 chapters, until the heroine does something contrived to definitely get herself into hot water again!
"Dreadful narration and weak story"
Dreadful narration again by Anne Flosnik. So melodramatic that it was distracting and irritating. The characters didn't have much substance and the entire plot twist turned on poor communication and incorrect assumptions. It was just frustrating and boring. I've read better books by the author.
Less melodramatic and pathetic
"Good story, regrettable performance"
Setting: England, 1834
Why, why, why? Why do I purchase books narrated by Anne Flosnik? This performance was so irritating that I was hearing her overly dramatic performance rather than what she was reading. Seriously. I had to back up several times because the narration was so irritating it was distracting. When the character was supposed to be intense, it came across as so much cringe-worthy over-acting. Ugh! I must remember this and just cave to Kindle when I see her as the narrator.
The story itself (insofar as I could really hear it beyond the narration) was okay, but well-written. The hero marries the woman his brother is about to offer for, out of revenge. She marries him because she feels she'll have a greater chance to experience life in more interesting places with him rather than his brother. He ends up taking her to his country estate, where the relationship is pretty cold except for in bed, until tragedy strikes. The author used miscommunication and tragedy as plot devices, so some will find it a bit hackneyed. However, I believe it was well done enough to hold the listener's interest - if the irritations of the narrator can be overcome.
The characters were pretty standard. Tortured hero, naive heroine. You know what I don't like (and it's true in many historicals)? The H/h seem to have nothing in common except for physical attraction. Yes, in this particular book, the heroine rises to the challenge when tragedy strikes but still, except for that the two seem to have no meeting ground. There are also accusations of betrayal as part of the miscommunication on which the plot depends. I hate those snits.
Was this a credit-worthy listen? Well, not for me, but you may be okay with the narration. It just leeched all the enjoyment out of the experience.
This was great! I love when characters bring out different emotions. I loved them and I was annoyed by them and I hated them and I sympathized with them. What a wonderful romance!
Misunderstandings, secrets, and stubbornness. The makings of a delicious story. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series.
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