A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him.
Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings...and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.
©1985 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"[Johanna Lindsey] creates fairy tales that come true!" (Romantic Times)
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"UGH! Read it rather than listen to it."
i would recommend someone read this book. the narration detracted from the story.
The hero of the book sounded like an old woman -- as did every other man. And every now and then I'd detect a bit of "less than proper aristocratic" accent on the hero as the narrator was affecting a British accent (it was not natural). I may have enjoyed the story more with the right narrator. As it is, this is the first Johanna Lindsey book I've listened to (I've read and enjoyed her stories) and I'm seriously doubting I can get through the series with this narrator. What a shame as the reviews indicate the series is a good one.
Loved it from start to finish, was actually sad to finish. Loved every character. It has a bit of everything, drama, love, secrets, interfering family members that make you laugh alot, misunderstandings, triumph. The main characters are great, actually all the characters are great. Some of the voices are shrill but there are so many different characters the poor narrator probably was unable to talk for a few days, lol. I loved it, hope you do.
The narration was bad. There are a lot of male roles in JL's Malory series and this narrator does not have the voice to play men. It ruined the books for me.
It depends on the book. If the main characters are female then yes I would. But she does not have the voice or range to play male characters.
When you have a series and the main characters are male, a male narrator or very versatile female should do the narration. It is hard for me to understand how the production staff can allow this quality to come to Audible
"I love her books!!!!!!!!!!"
I have followed the Malory clan from book one, this one is as good as the others, as audiobooks goes this is number one.
Reggie, because of her spunk.
When Nicholas found out that the woman he thought was his aunt was really his mother.
The book was great.
"not enough hero/heroine action"
one of the worst romance novels I've ever read. Even though the hero/heroine interaction was quite good, there was sooooo little of it, and soooo much of other characters doing irrelevant things (e.g. men plotting revenge and violence). The reconciliation between hero/heroine came all at once at the very end and felt contrived and too easy after a book where they spent so little time together, I'm not sure why they thought themselves in love.
I was at first not crazy about an American narrator doing English voices, but she did them quite well and it made the narration easier to follow as it was easy to differentiate from the characters' voices.
Very poor from Johanna Lindsey, and I'm surprised it's got some good reviews!
"Love Only Once"
This story is wonderful! I laughed, I cried, and could not stop listening to it until it was finished. It's about time Johanna Lindsay's books were narrated.
This narrator is excellent, she brings it to life with her wonderful voices. I plan to keep a hopeful watch out for the other Malory family books to become available in audio, as well. Thank you for the great listening experience!
"One of my favorites by Johanna Lindsey"
Love the characters....good development
Love the interactions between the main characters...very entertaining.
She did a great job differentiating characters. very talented lady!
I really enjoyed this book, right amount of smut to story.
"Really weak series!"
It was such a thin and predictable plot I hoped the series would improve but the 2nd book was even worse and annoying!
How about some original plotting.
Material was so bad can't really judge the performance.
No was just plain silly.
"Great introduction to the series. Love the heroine"
I actually liked this book because the heroine was fabulous. She was innocent without being too naive. I also loved how much she loves her family. I liked the love interest though his stubbornness started to get a little old by the end of the book.
The author did a great job describing the people, places and clothing and it helped bring the book to life. For the first in a series, she also gave enough of teasers to really keep you wanting to read more of this endearing family.
The narrator did not bother as much as other reviewers but her attempts to differentiate the characters by accents did get a little annoying. I will see if it bothers me in the next book.
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