Marrying Winterborne : The Ravenels

  • by Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by Mary Jane Wells
  • Series: The Ravenels
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A ruthless tycoon
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better....
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys' determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen's gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys' enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable...the reward a lifetime of incomparable bliss.


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Would you listen to Marrying Winterborne again? Why?

Yes The story is very good and so is the narration!!

What other book might you compare Marrying Winterborne to and why?

Secrets of a Summer Nights. There are similarities between Simon Hunt and Rhys Winterborne of Marrying Winterborne.

Have you listened to any of Mary Jane Wells’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am not sure. But she did an excellent job in narration Marrying Winterborne!! Very good Narrator!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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I Loved, Loved Marrying Winterborne!!

Let me say I saw a review that said this was a republished book by Lisa Kleypas. That is NOT TRUE!!. I have been reading this authors books since 1993 and this is NOT A REPRINT!! There is a similarity with Simon Hunt from Secrets of a Summers Night. But they are not the same characters at all.

Now on to the review. I loved Helen she is a strong female character and very feminine. She not hard or cold like so many Historical romance heroines are. She is strong as nails but as soft and kind and sensible as Cream.

Rhys Winterborne is my new imaginary lover. He is a wonderful hero and he does all that is necessary for his heroine Helen. The love they share just oozes off the pages. It's realistic and the story feels like a historical romance instead of a contemporary romance pretending to be Historic.

The secondary characters Mrs. Fernsby and Lady Berwick are colorful and delightful. The whole story is a pleasure to read.

This story starts out with hot sexy and sensuous loving making scenes, which I feel was necessary to the way the story is written. Also, it shows a clear commitment that Helen has made toward Rhys. I really like the fact that there is virtually no ridiculous Angst in this story. Angst is used for authors who have no story to tell. Lisa Kleypas is one of the best and most authentic Historical Romance authors there is!!

I Highly Recommend Marrying Winterborne!! I really can't wait for the next book in the Ravenel series.

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- Edwina "I Love books" "Edwina "I Love Books'"

So boring and dull. Seriously!

Wow I am surely in the minority here with my audible review as everyone else is saying this book was so "wonderful" etc. This story was really boring. Nothing at all exciting about it. Zero. The characters weren't even exciting. I don't understand the hype at all.

Let's see, Helen was just blah, not spunky, not witty, not meek, rather dull. Winterborne was okay, but all he really did was talk about his merchandise in his department store. He was kind to her there's a plus. Hate jerky hero's.

The story line and plot. What was it? Oh, Helen decided she would marry Winterborne on the 5th page and she was a bastard daughter of someone he hates. That is it. So what, and so typical. A little more ingenuity would have been welcome.

Words, words, words, so many unnecessary words to fill the pages. UGH! You could remove half the nonsense filling up the pages and this could have been a 4 hour novella. I still wouldn't consider it a great story but it would have been less of struggle to get through. Because the struggle was real.

Sorry to all the die hard Lisa Kleypas fans out there, but seriously?!

As for the narration, I liked it. I think Mary Jane Wells did a good job and she did a decent job on Winterborne's Welsh accent. She did give everyone their own distinct voice and she read with emotion. She has a nice reading voice too.
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- Tracy T "Audible Addict!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio