The Mésalliance : Rockliffe

  • by Stella Riley
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Rockliffe
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Duke of Rockliffe is 36 years old, head of his house, and responsible for his young sister, Nell. He is, therefore, under some pressure to choose a suitable bride. Whilst accompanying Nell to what he speedily comes to regard as the house-party from hell, he meets Adeline Kendrick - acid-tongued, no more than passably good-looking yet somehow alluring. Worse still, her relatives are quite deplorable - from a spoiled, ill-natured cousin to a sadistic, manipulative uncle. As a prospective bride, therefore, Adeline is out of the question. Until, that is, a bizarre turn of events cause the Duke to throw caution to the wind and make what his world will call a mésalliance.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Awesome narration.

Awesome narrator! Impressive Duke. Heroine with too many secrets and mistrust in said Duke.

This started so well. Sure, the "compromise" was a bit contrived but it worked. The later part of the book bogged down way too much with keeping secrets and all of those ramifications. It became tiresome and I disliked Adeline a lot.

The saving grace was the narrator. I could listen to Alex Wyndham read a cereal box!
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- Maine Knitter

The first half was great but......

Would you try another book from Stella Riley and/or Alex Wyndham?


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Minimized the misunderstandings

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

Everything. He's great.

Was The Mésalliance worth the listening time?

Eh... Yes

Any additional comments?

This story had such great characters. For the first half of the book or so, it was great and showed great potential. Then, the author made a turn onto MISUNDERSTANDING LANE which happened to be a dead end. I can't understand why this particular misunderstanding consumed the entire second half of the book. It became tedious and repetitive.

The author could have shortened the book to bring the issue to a head faster or she could have exposed the reason for the misunderstanding and masterfully created a rouse to expose the villain which would have allowed a longer book without all of the angst. Rockliffe deserved so much better than what he got. I fell in love with his character in The Parfait Knight and I still love him. Adeline had potential at the beginning and I really liked her.. she was sharp tongued and charming but by the end, she was a shell of the character I fell in love with.

Of course every romance book has a HEA but be warned it'll come after chapters of tedium.

The narrator is AMAZING. No complaints about Alex Wyndham's performance. He's masterful. I could listen to him all day!

First half of the story: 5

Second half of the story: 1

Overall story: 3

Narration: 5

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- The Duchess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: Stella Riley