Shrouded in mystery and shame following his regiment's defeat to the French, Sylvester Gilbraith is back in England to find that he is the inheritor to the title of Earl of Stonebridge. He won't receive the necessary money to keep up the estate, however, unless he marries one of the former earl's granddaughters. Sylvester sets his eyes on the beautiful and headstrong Theodora, who initially refuses his advances despite the ever-present chemistry between them. Jane Feather's romantic tale is enhanced by the performance of Gemma Dawson, who captures the wild passion that erupts in Valentine.
From beguiling New York Times best-selling author Jane Feather comes this classic tale brimming with intrigue and passion.
A quirk of fate has made Sylvester Gilbraith the heir of his sworn enemy, the earl of Stoneridge. But there's a catch: To claim his inheritance, he has to marry one of the earl's four granddaughters. The magnetically handsome nobleman has no choice but to comply with the terms of the will, yet when he descends on Stoneridge Manor prepared to charm his way into a fortune, he finds that the lady who intrigues him most has no intention of becoming his bride. Maddeningly beautiful and utterly impossible, Theodora Belmont refuses to admit to the chemistry between them, even when she's passionately locked in his embrace. But soon the day will come when the raven-haired vixen will give anything to be Sylvester's bride - and risk everything to defend his honor . . . and his life.
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The heroine was fabulous, the hero was brilliant and deserving of the title and the plot was just super. LOVED IT!
"Poor narration spoils the story"
The story is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play and quite a good adaptation. However, clunky mispronouncations detract and distract from the narrative
"They keep getting better!!"
wonderful performance & another fabulous Feather romance! This novel has all the ingredients a good love story needs to be great: a disadvangtaged hero & a disapointed herione set in 19th century England
It's not my favorite Jane Feather book in terms of story but it is still a very entertaining listen, surprisingly funny in parts.
The other books in Jane Feather's 'V' series, all beautifully complex romance stories but with a greater element of history woven in. I read them all years ago and am happy that I can now listen to them.
Gemma brings humor, emotion and life to the story. She is masterful at distinguishing characters (and there are a LOT in this story). I am glad she has narrated all of the V books, I am excited to listen to them all.
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