Thunder and Roses : Fallen Angels (Putney)

  • by Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by Peter Bishop
  • Series: Fallen Angels (Putney)
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicolas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside. Desperation drives quiet schoolmistress Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid - only if Clare will live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene. Furiously, Clare accepts his outrageous challenge, and finds herself drawn into a glittering Regency world of danger and desire.
As allies, she and Nicholas fight to save her community. As adversaries, they explore the hazardous terrain of power and sensuality. And as lovers, they surrender to a passion that threatens the foundations of their lives.
Thunder and Roses was nominated for a RITA award and was a finalist for the RWA Golden Choice award for best audiobook of the year.

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Good Book. Narration Just OK!

I`m usually not too fond of stories where the heroine is forced into relationships through blackmail by the hero. The premise of this book sounded as if this was what it was about. Luckily the hero wanted to ruin the heroines reputation (which is bad enough and would be a disaster back then) - he didn`t want to force her into any sexual relations apart from a kiss a day.

Nicholas, the hero, doesn`t trust women and for good reason. He doesn`t believe Clare and her good and honest motives because he doesn`t think women can have good and honest motives. After a while he starts trusting her motives but that makes him want her even more and he finds it hard to let her go. Luckily Clare doesn`t want to go either.

Nicholas is half Rom, which was an intriguing part of the story, but I felt there was made too much out of him being half "gypsy" - as if it makes him an entirely different person.

Clare was a perfect heroine. She wanted to do good and she wanted to be devout but struggled in silence with her faith. She still sacrificed herself for the safety of her fellow villagers and that endeared me so much to her. It was hard not to love her and wish her happiness.

The narrator Peter Bishop was just OK. At times it difficult to tell which character was speaking in the book because both lead characters sounded exactly the same
The book was bit confusing to listen to for this reason.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Great start to a series!

If you could sum up Thunder and Roses in three words, what would they be?

Well-told
Poignant
Entertaining


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the characterization of every character in the book.


Which scene was your favorite?

The scene in which the heroine meets the hero for the first time is very memorable. I loved the way they conversed in that scene and how they went after one another.


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

Definitely, but as always what we want and what we can do is sometimes not one and the same. I managed to listen to it within three days.


Any additional comments?

I liked the narration a lot. I was actually glad that the narrator had only slight nuances between male and female voices. I hate when a male/female narrators butcher the dialogue by sounding 'cartoonish' as they try to sound male/female.

Job well done by Peter Bishop!

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- bookworm2bookworm "Mel"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2013
  • Publisher: Mary Jo Putney, Inc.