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A Wicked Earl's Widow

Once upon a Widow, Book 2
Narrated by: Harry Frost
Series: Once Upon A Widow, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins

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Eliza is forced into marriage with no idea her life will change for the better. Married less than a year, her unwilling rake of a husband is surprisingly kind to her - until his sudden death. The widowed Countess of Sunderland remains under her in-laws’ protection to raise her newborn daughter. But her abusive father is on the brink of financial ruin and has plans for another wedding. 

Nathaniel, Viscount of Pendleton, gains his title at the age of 12. His kindly but shrewd estate manager becomes his father and mentor, instilling in the boy an astute sense of responsibility and compassion for his tenants. Fifteen years later, his family urges him to visit London and seek a wife. The ideal doesn’t appeal to him, but his sense of duty tells him it is the next logical step.

Lord Pendleton stumbles upon Eliza on the road, defending an elderly woman against ruffians. After rescuing the exquisite damsel in distress, he finds himself smitten. But Nate soon realizes he must discover the dark secrets of her past to truly save the woman he loves.   

A sweet regency.

©2019 Aubrey Wybbe (P)2020 Aubrey Wynne
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  • Diana in SC @AudiobookObsession
  • 25-05-2020

Extraordinary narrator, compelling story

First, I must say that the narrator Harry Frost is fantastic. He has such a sexy voice and delicious English accent! He totally impressed me from the very first sentence to the end of this novella. His voice is as sizzlingly hot as that of Alex Wyndham, and that is high praise coming from me. In addition, Harry Frost did a perfect acting performance of all the characters. He very versatile and totally believable as the brave hero, the admirable heroine, the chilling villain, the adorable toddler, the older women, and everyone. Each character’s voice was distinctive and pleasing to my ear. The narrator even perfectly conveyed the scary, sadistic villain in the chapters from his perspective.

I loved the thoroughly compelling story. The writing was excellent, and the storyline was believable for a Regency romance. I absolutely loved the main characters, Lady Eliza and Lord Pendle. They were so great together, and their romantic dialogue was very memorable. This novella is written in third person perspective alternating between the heroine, hero, and a few short chapters from the villain's perspective. It is a clean, sweet Regency romance. There was flirting, kissing, and simmering chemistry between the main characters.

Note: there is some harsh physical abuse perpetrated by the heroine’s father, so elements of the story might be too dark or triggering for some readers. I generally have a low threshold for abuse in a novel, but the multiple happy elements of the story made it not too dark for me. The inner strength of Eliza, the wonderful support she received from Lord Pendle, the adorable bloodhound, the cheerful toddler, and the lovely supporting characters all counterbalanced the dark elements of the plot. I heartily recommend this audiobook for Regency romance readers who are okay with some dark elements in books. I also recommend this audiobook to everyone who loves a sexy, male, English narrator.

I requested and received a free audiocode from the author via @AudioBookfly, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 17-05-2020

A widow on the run from her own Father


Aubrey Wynne has crafted an intense, honest portrayal of what life was like back in the day for women. Historically accurate with poignant characters dealing with strife so gut-wrenching, I can’t even imagine how I’d respond. Gripping story with an explosive ending. The romance between Nathaniel and Eliza was touching as was the immediate affection Nate has for her daughter.

The narration was perfect Harry Frost did an amazing job bringing all the characters to life.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 10-05-2020

Widow, Abused Daughter and A Wicked Earl

Eliza’s husband, a man who also had a difficult past, was killed in a riding accident. An evil and abusive father seeks to continue his abuse and sell his daughter and use his granddaughter.
In the course of escaping her father she and her children stay with the Earl of Pendleton, Nathaniel. Nathaniel must marry soon, having taken over the earldom at 12, but is concerned about his ability to be faithful as he was told his father had been.
Eliza and Nathaniel slowly fall for each other as well as Eliza’s little girl (so cute)
Some suspense, action, wonderful characters ...great story I couldn’t put down with a fantastic narrator who told the story with perfect voices..males can’t always do a good female voice (they try too hard) but this narrator was perfect.
Looking forward to more stories of the Wicked Earls.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 02-05-2020

evil and drama

Eliza's father (in the loosest terms) was a vile mercenary beast on a good day. I love how this bully demon was affronted that anyone should harm him, but it's okay for him to abuse and use anyone for his own gain! Disgusting!!! I liked the
mother son talk Nate had, but why did it take so long to wake up??? smh? hea after all the trauma and drama! The narrator did a good job. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and zm giving an honest review.

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  • NASCAR ROCKS!!
  • 01-05-2020

WOW, WOW!

A Wicked Earl's Widow is truly an awesome book!! Young Widow, Lady Eliza has been through a very rough time in her life so far. Her father is an abusive, mean, and despicable man. He physically hurt her and her mother many times as she grew up and married her off for money. Her husband was tragically killed in a fall from his horse during a race leaving Eliza to raise their newborn daughter Althea. Eliza's father tells her that she is to marry an old man [again the father is doing it for the money]. Eliza does not want to marry the old man so she takes off with her daughter. Eliza steps in to save an old woman who was being roughed up by two men [who were trying to rob her]. Eliza and her daughter meet Nathaniel, Viscount of Pendleton and end up at Pendle Place. Nate [Nathaniel] and Eliza start to have feelings for each other. Then one day Eliza's father finds her and takes her to this shack in the woods where he has her mother tied up and gagged. What happens between Eliza, her mother and her father? Does Nate [Nathaniel] find them in time? To find out you really need to read this book!! Awesome job on this book Aubrey Wynne!! I truly loved this book!!

I love the job Harry Frost did narrating this book and he did awesome with the different voices!! His voice is very sexy!!

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  • Ulrika
  • 01-05-2020

Love conquers all

This is a sweet story about Eliza, who’s recently widowed, and Nate, who’s in the market for a wife. They meet by chance when Eliza is running to get away from her horrible father and things devellop between them. I wasn’t prepared for how much fun this book was, the blub didn’t make me expect that. Eliza and Nate are a well suited couple and I believed in their HEA.

Harry Frost was the perfect narrator for this story, his voice is very pleasant to listen to and I liked his voices.

I can recommend this book for romance fans of all ages.