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Summary

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride....

He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second-or third-look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

Iris Smythe-Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. And when his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something...even as her heart tells her to say yes. 

This final installment of Julia Quinn's delightful Smythe-Smith quartet is witty, romantic and utterly addictive - guaranteed to make you smile, while tugging on your heartstrings.

©2015 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2015 Hachette Audio UK

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Tedious

The Hero is a hypocritical Cad, who likes to throw his weight around.
The Heroine's character is built up to be intelligent, strong and kind. However, this all goes out the window, when he touches her. She spends most of the time begging and craving for his attention. A delaying tactics is thrown in, so some sex can be described.
The unveiling of the diabolical plan takes forever; he berates himself on his cruel and selfish plan to use an innocent woman. He has no choice, is marrying her, giving her all his worldly goods etc, etc. He will depend on her kind heart to forgive him. She has tolerate and always forgiven, her irritating younger sister. Naturally this will spread to her lying, manipulative husband, who demands obedience from his wife, to forefill the plan he is forcing on his womenfolk.
None of the main characters are appealing, the secondary ones come out better

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Well written and the narrator as always is great.

Enjoyable listening. The narrator makes it all worthwhile. Great story line. Great all round.

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It's ok

Not as good as the rest of the symth Smith series, first half was quite dull

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Something a little different

Another family 💖 story.💞 imagine the tough, but ethereal woman taming her husband and his sisters.

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A long and tedious story

A hero who lacked balls, a heroine who had more than enough balls, and a soapy and uninspiring plot, in which the reader wants to kill the hero for being so tied up emotionally. It is a tedious story, not helped by the syrupy voice of Rosalind Landon ,who lacks depth and character in her reading. I often reject audio stories when she reads, as I deplore her voice so lacking sparkle.