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The Foolish Friend

Book Two in the Regency Romps Series
Narrated by: Julia Eve
Series: Regency Romps Series, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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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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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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  • MARK SLADE
  • 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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  • Megan Wells
  • 16-02-20

Short and sweet regency romance

I am really enjoying this series. Lady Henrietta has been in love with Lord James since she was a little girl. James has never really paid her any attention. He goes away for a year and comes back and Henrietta realizes that James isn't ever going to look at her as anything other than a friend. So she decides to be herself and not try to be what she thinks James wants anymore. And she ends up having a lot of fun and alot of suitors. So that's obviously when James starts noticing her as more.

This book was extremely sweet. It's about two friends and I liked that. I liked that Henry was herself and I like that she enjoyed being herself.

I am looking forward to the next book!

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  • Brenda L.Murphree
  • 13-02-20

Sweet Story

I really enjoyed the narrator Julia Eve. I loved her British accent and the way the story came to life. The characters were great and sometimes funny. A Regency Romance with all the balls and parties in full swing. Henrietta is a little spoiled but most ladies of leisure were spoiled in this period of history. There were a few light curse words that I wished the author had left out. Other than that it’s a very clean and sweet romance.
Read or listen to this book to find out if Henry finally gets her wish.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the narrator but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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  • Rachele L
  • 07-02-20

A fun, light listen

This was such an enjoyable audiobook! Lady Henrietta had the classic naïveté of historical novel heroines but she was spunky and I really enjoyed all the other characters too. The story and characters were well developed. I will say, the one thing I didn’t enjoy is her “foolish friend.” James is a thought-loss fool indeed and I would have preferred a different ending. Where’s Devenesh’s book? #teamdevenesh The narrator was great too.
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  • Cyn
  • 31-01-20

Just as good as the first one, LOVED it

This was so much fun, being friends love sometimes comes a long and hits you without you knowing it is there which is the case for James. Henrietta has known her feeling since she was but a child, James it is taking him a little longer to understand they are meant to be. He learns it isn’t in his best interest to make the lady mad, when she gets mad she does things he doesn’t care for. It was a delight to watch him dig his self out of mess after mess that he finds his self in. I totally enjoy watching Henrietta teach him a thing or two.


The narrator did an outstanding job from her true emotions to her character voices. I always knew who was talking and how they were feeling, it really showed in her voice. Her different character voices were wonderful, she really bought the story to life. There were no volume changes, no background noise just a wonderfully delightful and very enjoyable audio that I got lost in. Her character voice were powerful, her tones right on the money. I had not listen to any of her work before but I look forward to listening to more of it.

I thought the author did a great job pulling the listener in, giving a delightful story that took you way not wanting it to end. Her characters show strength, power, passion and have become to feel like part of my family. The women stand up for their selves not backing down but also showing true passion. Her men are hard but kind, true gentleman. The romance is sweet, daring, filled with fun, thrilling, a little danger and so much passion. I truly enjoyed this from start to finish. I can’t wait to start the other ones in this series. I totally enjoyed this authors writing very much, it is one that I will listen to again.

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  • tnfarmgal
  • 25-01-20

Enjoyable

Book 2 in this series. It has a good plot and the characters are well developed and interesting. These are stand alones but each book does have characters from the previous. For the most part, the narrative was good, I did have trouble with understanding occasional words/meaning. There was some mild cussing in it of which I wasn't expecting, that was a downer for me. I'm not sure Regancy is for me, but will finish out the series.

I received this for free and am leaving an unbiased review.

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  • LadyBelle
  • 22-01-20

It's Okay

The storyline is good but it is missing...passion. There is no jealous hero to fight for heroin.

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  • Catrina P
  • 15-01-20

The Foolish Friend

I really enjoyed this regency romance. Even though Lady Henri has loved James for years, he was to foolish to see what was right there in front of him... Now when there are other men in the picture, is it to late?

The Regency Romps Series by Elizabeth Bramwell is very entertaining. This is book 2 in the series, but it definitely stands on its own.

Once again, Julia Eve delivered a great performance.

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

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  • Dorothy Dooley
  • 10-01-20

Good story

What a wonderful story of loving someone all your life and finally realizing that he loves you too. The narration was good

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 11-12-19

Funny, entertaining and romantic...:)

I liked the first book in the series quite a lot, I like the second even better:)

It's a sweet romance with a plot that develops smoothly and at a good pace, with quite a few nice twists on the way to the happily ever after, sparkles of humour here and there and characters that feel real and relatable, even though they are lords and ladies and I'm not:) I would still like to befriend most of them. The three main characters - Lady Henrietta, Lord Cottingham and the Duke of Devenish - are very well written, full of life and wit, and you do keep your fingers crossed for them:)

Narration by Ms Eve is quite good; I kind of got used to the way she reads after book 1 in the series, though I still think it's a little too slow. The voices are well done and most (when sped up:)) sound natural. I also generally like the way she reads dialogues - there's no problem with recognizing who is who.

Overall it's a sweet humorous historical romance that you'll enjoy a lot:)

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