Hired Bride : Beaufort Brides

  • by Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • Series: Beaufort Brides
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads.
Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough to manage as a wife.
He couldn't be more wrong.


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Good Story-Angela Dawe made it EXCELLENT

I enjoyed this story when I read it shortly after it's initial release; Noelle Adams writes simply eloquent & lovely stories. However Angela Dawe's performance truly made it come alive! I've been a fan of hers since discovering Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzie series. She has this rare ability to perform male and female voices and make them sound not just believable(which is a feat in itself) but emotional and deep. A stellar job in this performance!
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- Amazon Customer "MY MIND IS AN ENDLESS SPONGE;) A self proclaimed Anglophile, I love everything from World & British History to Philippa Gregory-like historical romance. I adore Sherlock Holmes, author Sara Donati & peer into useful self help, esp regarding mental health & childhood trauma."

Seriously is any heroine that obtuse?

Would you try another book from Noelle Adams and/or Angela Dawe?

Not sure I ever want to read another Noelle Adams book. I don't understand how listeners/readers tolerated, let alone highly praised this most annoying book. Storyline was one we've heard before, well to do guy needs a temporary wife, temporary wife is reluctant, feelings grow, are revealed and then the HOA. BUTTHIS STORY made it the most miserable EVER. My romance novel library consists of over 500 combination of hardback, paperback and audio. I've read excellent, good, marginal, and bad....this book is AWFUL. Awful for one primary reason DEANNA, the heroine, yes there are typos, yes there are some poor situational dialogues but the absolute number one reason for my rating was Deanna, simply hated her...... Deanna's reluctant attitude was understandable at first, given what she heard, but to maintain her reluctance and bad behavior towards Mitchell midway through Chapter 13 out of 15 Chapters is a bit much. Additionally to have Deanna's Grandmother threaten her with another suitor and her sisters discuss how great Mitchell is, before she Deanna discovered "oh I really love him", what a crock of poop. I don't understand how the author would reasonably expect readers/listeners to believe someone like Mitchell would tolerate the relational disruption, immaturity and elementary defiance Deanne exhibited and acted out well throughout the story. I want my money back!

Has Hired Bride turned you off from other books in this genre?

Thank goodness I've read more books in this genre otherwise this would have turned me off from every Romance novel.

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Very good narration, too bad the storyline was so bad.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Narration was very good

Any additional comments?

Noelle, get some character balance and depth writing training. There needs to be consistency and continuity in a character throughout the story, but they should show growth and compromission. Deanna destroyed this book for you, because she had no depth, no growth ability, no ability or effort to learn her H how obtuse can someone be living in the same house.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Noelle Adams