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Summary

Lady Henrietta has been in love with her neighbour since she was eight years old, and always known they were fated to be together. Unfortunately for her, Lord Cottingham seems oblivious to the fact they were made for each other. 

When Henrietta is forced to acknowledge that Cottingham thinks of her as nothing more than a friend, she is determined to make him realise just what a diamond he has let slip through his fingers by making the ton fall in love with her instead. 

When James Douglas, Lord Cottingham, returned home from a year in Montreal he expected life to be exactly as he left it. Unfortunately his best friend, Lady Henrietta, seems to have got a bee in her bonnet over his never replying to her letters, and suddenly he finds himself fighting for her time and attention not only with the best and the brightest of the ton, but with the handsome and roguish Duke of Devenish, who seems to be very taken with Henrietta. 

As the two friends battle with their feelings for each other and the ton seeks to meddle at every turn, Henrietta must decide if there are better men out there than the boy she grew up with, and James must uncover the truth of his own heart before he loses something he loves forever. 

The Foolish Friend can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel or as part of the Regency Romps series.

©2016 Gemma Noon (P)2019 Gemma Noon

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Wonderful Heyer-esque books

I love the Regency Romps series!! I am a big Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer fan and I have also ready many “regency romances”. I’m not keen on the ones with raunchy scenes so I am thrilled with this series with its lovely romantic, funny, true to life in Regency England themes. I highly recommend these books. The performance is spot on and I can’t find one flaw in keeping of the language of the day. Very well done! I’m off to listen to the next one!

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Frothy

I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. Julia Eve's narration was a bit better though.

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Well written, exciting, good pace

This book was quite exciting and funny in places , I am looking forward to the next book

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Enjoyable read

I loved it. It's a lovely historical romance novella. Great main lively character. A quick and enjoyable read. Enjoyed the narrating by Julia Eve.

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Another exceptional classic romance

These stories have been such a delight to listen to. They are fun, refreshing and romance in its most classic form. I adore the storyline and the incredibly charming characters. I just can't get enough!

Julia is such a wonderful narrator. I love her voice, her accent, her charm and the character she brings to these stories. She really makes these something special.

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The foolish friend

This is a friend to lovers sort of book. I prefered this one more then I did the first book.

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Very good

I loved this; sweet, romantic and funny.
I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.

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  • 29-08-19

Great narration!

A wonderful story and miss Eve does an excellent job !! Perfect book to listen to and share with loved one.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 07-08-20

Great Series!

This is the second book in the Regency Romps Series, a clean Regency Romance. You can listen to this story as a standalone. Henrietta and James's friends to lovers story is sweet and beautiful. The characters are great, and the storyline is well written, and captivating. If you like Regency Romance, you will love this one. Julia Eve did an outstanding job with the narration. I love her voice.

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  • BradTL3
  • 16-06-20

Great book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Julia Eve is a fantastic narrator. This is book #2 in the Regency Romps series by Elizabeth Bramwell. I recommend listening to this book (and the series)

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  • Shaylin Maxwell
  • 01-06-20

Cute book

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was great and the story was very entertaining. It did have a few minor cuss words but nothing horrible. I was happy that there was a happy ever after at the end.

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  • KGood
  • 14-05-20

Great read

I really liked this book! The characters- while not always true to themselves, were well developed and fun! The storyline was slightly predictable but satisfying. I love that you could read it as a stand alone- but that it built on the last book. I’d recommend this book for anyone wanting a clean regency read!
The reader’s performance was fantastic! She reads at a great speed and has a perfect voice for the genre.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Kimberly D
  • 24-04-20

Book #2 of Regency Romp Series a Winner

Both the skilled narrator and well crafted story make this audiobook a great listen! I looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Jennifer Seaman
  • 18-04-20

Let's hear it for number 2!

This book was a great addition to this series!

Henrietta and James have known each other pretty much their whole lives. And they have been in love nearly that long, it's just taking James a bit longer to realize this. Henrietta has given up on making him see her and she has decided to move on to find someone else to marry.

I enjoyed listening to this book. It was a fun and sweet book that captured my attention immediately. I enjoyed reading about both Henry and James. They had a great relationship and I wanted to see more of it. I do wish that there were more of their relationship instead of so much of them being apart. It felt like it took too long for them to realize that they could be together. But that did provide tension so it was enjoyed at the same time as it was frustrating. But overall, it was a great read and I look forward to reading the rest of this series!

Julia Eve did a fantastic job yet again! I loved her portrayal of all of the characters. She really brought the reader into the world and made the listening experience super enjoyable!

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  • Ria
  • 03-04-20

Another fun romp

Sweet romance. James is very dense and it takes a good knocking for him to understand his feelings. Henri is maybe a little petulant but her heart is broken so it is understandable. It is a quick reading, light, and fluffy romance. Nice for an evening's entertainment.
I listened to the audio version and found the narration to be well done. I plan to listen to the rest of the series as well.

Sex: no
Language: a bit, Deity
Violence: no
*I received a complimentary copy of the audio-book and voluntarily chose to review it.

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  • Kim
  • 01-04-20

Entertaining

The Foolish Friend is an entertaining story with witty dialogue and fabulous characters. The storyline is well paced. The narrator did a great job narrating.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 01-04-20

Overall A Fun Romp

Title: The Foolish Friend
Author: Elizabeth Bramwell
Format: Audio
Narrator: Julia Eve
Genre: Regency Romance
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 2 in the Regency Romps series
POV: Mostly Henry and James
Steam Level: Clean
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This started out so fun - with Henry's unrequited love of her best friend and neighbor James. However, it quickly became drawn out and, frankly, a bit boring. There was a lot of unnecessary drama and hurt feelings. The story ends with no epilogue. Both James and Henry were TDTL and got annoying quick. The narration was fun with a bit of flair that was entertaining to listen to. Overall it was a quick, fun historical romance that keeps the audience entertained.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.