Miss Wonderful : Carsington Brothers

  • by Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Carsington Brothers
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

War hero Alistair Carsington really really loves women, and his romantic impulses have landed him in nearly as much danger as the Battle of Waterloo. To avoid his usual temptations and perhaps even repay the friend who saved his life, he's exiled himself to a place far from civilization - Derbyshire - in winter! Fate laughs at his good intentions and drives him straight into conflict with Miss Mirabel Oldridge, his match in tenacity, intelligence, and deviousness - who also happens to be wildly irresistible.
Mirabel Oldridge is already overwhelmed by her responsibilities, caring for her brilliant but eccentric father and the family lands, constantly on the verge of trouble. She does not need a devastatingly handsome, too smart, and empathetic aristocrat reminding her that she has a heart and a delectable body, so unfashionably clothed that he claims undressing her is a moral obligation. Now neither of them can resist temptation - how can something so wrong feel so very wonderful?

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Finally! The Carsington's Come to Audible

This series starts with the third Carsington brother. He has been wounded at Waterloo and suffers from PTSD like many returning soldiers. The story line centers around the attempt to build a waterway from a small hamlet in the English rural countryside to carry coal to market. His antagonist is a beautiful, distracting spinster who is incapable of keeping her hair neat.

I am a huge fan of Loretta Chase's Historical Romances. She shares the pinnacle of the genre with few others. She has paired her wonderful romances with a Grand Dame of narration, Ms. Kate Reading.

I hope you enjoy this treat like I did.


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- Equusdreamer "Day dreaming book lover!"

ENDEARING HERO & Interesting Heroine

I really enjoyed Miss Wonderful, narrated by Kate Reading. Kate Reading has a way of taking you back in time to experience the period in an authentic manner with her accent, even pace and representation of characters. She did a great job of bringing this book to life. Although the title is about Miss Wonderful---Miss Mirabel Oldridge, my favorite person in this book was Alistair Carsington, the hero. I loved his character! He was referred to as a "dandy" because of his fancy and ostentatious manner of dress, but there was a reason behind the close attention to detail of his clothes and dress. Alistair was always the impeccable gentleman and his backstory was very warming as he moves forward in this book while processing his experience at the Battle of Waterloo. War definitely reaps severe consequences on the psyche and mind and perhaps Miss Wonderful's best contribution in this book was helping Alistair through that process.

Even though I did like a lot of things about Miss Mirabel Oldridge, she wasn't completely likable and that's why the story lost some Stars in my perspective. I suppose I might be judging her too harshly because her actions may be more reflective of her culture and time period, but OMG she drove me crazy with the confusing messages she continually sent in Alistair's direction. The poor man had to decipher both her action and her words. For this reason Mirabel could be the poster girl for "confusing message women send that drive men crazy" sign. She was refined, intellectual and composed by day, and by night she was a teasing vixen--who seemed to always push her way through into Alistair's room for one reason or another. OMG, take it easy girl! Also, her reluctance at their wedding annoyed the heck out of me!!

I did enjoy all of the supporting actors and the person behind the villainous acts came as quite the surprise for me. In the end, there was a sweet conspiracy that was revealed....ah! So nice!

I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
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- Yvette "I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2015
  • Publisher: NYLA