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This historical romance was about a 2.75, which is not bad. It’s a good story that makes sense and flows well. But points are deducted because the heroine, Georgina, was constantly simpering, and there was constant concern about hurting her, which made Jeremy always question himself, saying how he wasn’t good enough, etc. In conjunction with that, Georgina found more reasons to cry than any person should. Finally, as much as I love romantic words, especially from a guy, Jeremy’s romantic proclamations to Georgina were faaaaaarrrr too many and waaaaaaayyyyy over the top, while Georgina, in between her crying, said little more than “I love you.” The author tried to make Georgina appear strong in some ways, but it didn’t work for me; it wasn’t believable b/c it was too little too late when compared to how she was portrayed the other 90% of the time.
The sex scenes were plentiful and romantic, though not gratuitous or, what I would call, explicit. There was detail provided, but explicit or raw language or terms were not present. And the sex was, generally, limited to basic f/m intercourse with a drop of oral sex. But, unfortunately, the sex scenes were a primary point of the overly-wrought acts and words.
There were several narrators but only 2 primary ones, I think, who performed as Jeremy and Georgina. And that was, mainly, really great. But the female narrator could not do male characters. When she narrated Jeremy’s part, she sounded like Georgina. I struggled to tell them apart. There are many benefits to multiple narrators, most of them enjoyable. But there are some drawbacks to switching among several narrators; all of them can’t do all of the characters well. So, in this case, it can be hard to jump from one person performing the heroine to another narrator performing her.
Finally, I think that the book was a bit drawn out. On the good side is that listeners definitely know the conclusion of everything, pretty much. And the story flows well, not being too much of a love-at-first-sight type of story. Still, though this is my first book by this author, it’s also my last.
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A beautiful prequel to the "Blackstone Affair " series. This book has everything you could want.... Love, romance, suspense, betrayal and regarding trust and respect and in the end.... the happily ever after that everyone craves but wholeheartedly deserves. It's a beautiful story!!!