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Catastrophe with a Count: A Steamy Regency Romance

Ravishing Regencies, Book 7
Narrated by: Julia Eve
Series: Ravishing Regencies, Book 7
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

A man with nothing to lose, and a woman with everything to gain - and neither trusts the other an inch….  

Count Anthony of Stratham almost drowned, and that's the second worst thing that happened to him this week. Now dragged into a courtroom battle with the owner of the ship that sank, the 28-year-old Count seizes his chance for a better life by blackmailing his adversary's daughter. All it takes is one invitation; all it takes is one night of passion.

But Nerissa isn't ready to be ruined, by the devilishly handsome count or anyone else, and she has more than enough tricks up her sleeve to take on the bankrupt lord. Will Count Anthony stick to his resolve to ruin and blackmail his archenemies daughter? Or will Nerissa discover that there is more than one way to survive a catastrophe with a count?

This is the seventh in a series of nine Ravishing Regencies. This is a steamy regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and part of a series that can be listened to in any order.

The Ravishing Regencies series:

  • Whirlwind with a Wolfe
  • Lost with a Lord
  • Drenched with a Duke 
  • Shipwrecked with a Suitor
  • Marooned with a Marquis
  • Voyage with a Viscount
  • Beached with a Baronet
  • Catastrophe with a Count
  • Emigrating with an Earl
©2019 Emily Murdoch (P)2019 Emily Murdoch

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A very enjoyable listen

I don’t often listen to Regency Romances, so this is a review taking the story on its own merits, rather than compared with a genre.

It was an enjoyable steamy romance with plenty of emotional turmoil, anger, revenge and misunderstandings, all set in Jamaica.

It was beautifully read, the narrator moving through the story and the tangled emotions with a very listenable clarity and ease. She made the interior world of the characters in the story come alive vividly.

The lead, Nerissa, is an independent-minded woman pushing against the expectations of the day, and I particularly liked, again greatly helped by the narrator’s performance, the sense of authenticity in that characterisation.

If you’re looking for escapist fun, angst and passion set against a beautiful backdrop, then I fully recommend this audiobook!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 11-11-19

Loved it!

This is the seventh book of eight Ravishing Regencies, a steamy and fun historical romance. The story of Count Anthony of Stratham and Nerissa is entertaining and has twists and turns, with a beautiful ending. I loved it. Julia Eve did an amazing job with the narration. I enjoyed listening to this story.

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  • Mustloveal/Liberty's Literary Loves/ACME Teen Books
  • 11-10-19

The Count's a Rogue but Nerissa's a Queen

Wow! So many twists and turns had me holding on tight but I loved this book like the others. Ms. Murdoch created a hero I actually quite detested for about half the book yet in the end, we had the HEA the heroine so deserved. There were plenty of feelings but less sexuality in this story. As Ms.Murdoch also weaved the Earl from the final book smartly through this book, I'm so excited that I can't wait to read it!

Julia Eve renewed her role as the delightful narrator with some fun new accents in the mix since this story takes place in Jamaica. As always, she truly makes the tale be filled with life and enthusiasm.

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I was given this free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sandra Sewell White
  • 14-09-19

From potential mistress to Countess

When placed in a difficult position, one must do whatever it takes to resolve the situation. Even if it means debauchery and deceit. But when the heart turns and truths are told, love can find its way home.

A lovely story and pleasant performance.

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  • Paw S
  • 13-09-19

Entertaining Regency Romance

I liked both characters - Nerissa and Anthony. They meet and it turns into a very interesting interaction. The dialog between them is snappy and entertaining.

I wish the story had developed slowlier, giving the characters more time to develop and more time to Nerissa and Anthony to get to know each other. Having in mind the conservative times the story took place, all happened way to fast, in my opinion.

I enjoyed that narration.

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  • Zena
  • 21-07-19

My Favorite of This Series!

I originally read and reviewed the ebook as an Advance Reader Copy when it first came out and this is what I had to say then:
"I was trying to work out which of Emily Murdoch's stories I had enjoyed the most and eventually came to the conclusion that it was this one. This wasn't an easy conclusion to come to and I suddenly realized that with each book, that particular one became my favourite.
"Such is the story telling ability of this writer. Each book is a definite improvement over the previous one. She is able to put in the right mix of excitement, the angst of falling in love, adventure, a good and novel background theme and keep it light and enjoyable at the same time. Each of her characters are well thought out and described and their personalities and natures make for interesting reading.
"I loved this book and recommend it to you as a very enjoyable one and hope you enjoy it as much as I have."
And now I have to add, having just listened to the audiobook, that the narration by Julia Eve is really good and certainly helps to bring this story to life.
So well done to both of these very talented artistes!
I originally read an Advance Reader Copy of the book and have now listened to the audiobook version and my review above is unbiased and given voluntarily.