Ravishing the Heiress

  • by Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more...Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabella, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife...
As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?


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Customer Reviews

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8 hours of monotony - lacks poignancy and passion

What disappointed you about Ravishing the Heiress?

Having downloaded and loved many romantic historical novels by Diana Gabaldon and Maya Banks in this genre, I purchased this download with great expectations. Unfortunately it fell far short and ended up being a disappointment. While the narration was sufficient, the writer fails to create a compelling dialogue.The plot is disclosed in the description and does not change in the book. The monotony of whining over potential love does not really create the tension that you typically find with similar heroine and unreachable disenchanted lover. The flashbacks become annoying. Even though only 8 hours, I found this book a challenge to listen to. As an aside it lacks to the historical fact basis and poignancy of the authors cited in my past downloads.Save your money, or your credits, and look somewhere else for a stimulating and credible romantic historical novel set in Great Britain.

Has Ravishing the Heiress turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. If it had been my first book in this genre, I would answer Yes.

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

Jenny Sterlin did a good job reading this novel.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Kiwibird

Not enough groveling

While I enjoyed this book, I just couldn't get over Fitz being such a selfish turd in the beginning. And Middle. And part of the end. I mean seriously, it's not like Millie personally made him marry her. He treated her terrible! Millie girl, you were too much the Saint. He needed a good smack in the head and you just let him tromp all over your heart time and again. Honestly, he needed to do more groveling.

That being said, I'm a fan of Sherry Thomas and start a novel of hers knowing that it will be full of angst. This one had just a bit too much for me to ever come around to liking the characters more than mediocre. I'll still continue the series and I think the next one will be the best of the trilogy.
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- Nichole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books