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I was so looking forward to this book to the point that I'd had it on preorder for months. Rodale is usually a very fun writer, with clever plots and fleshed-out characters. This time...not so much. The story felt flat and contrived. Even though this wasn't her best effort, I would have liked it a great deal more if it had a different narrator.
Maarleveld needs to learn how to pronounce words that are common to regency romance. Words like Almack's (ALL-max), Viscount (VIE-count), Marchioness (MARSH-ee-on-ESS), valet (val-ETT) and about a dozen others. Her narration was lifeless and dull, and the constant mispronounced words yank you out of the story. It's her job to understand these words and how they are pronounced. (And seriously, Audible, aren't there editors or directors listening to these things?)
The sub-par narration really ruined this one for me, and Maarleveld is now on my lousy narrator watch list.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
This was my first read by Maya Rodale. It was an interesting story but slow in some places. It was good enough for me to get the second book in the series
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What a fantastic collection of snippets from Bridget Jones's diary, Pride and Prejudice and Mean Girls. It made me laugh. It may me sigh. There were surprises that I had not anticipated. The characters felt as if they were real. I can't wait for the rest of the series.