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Splendid reader Ö Kindle Edition × There are two things everyone knows about Alexander Ridgely One he's the Duke of Ashbourne And two he has no plans to marry anytime soonThat is until a redheaded American throws herself in front of a carriage to save his young nephew's life She's everything Alex never thought a woman could be—smart and funny pT she's a servant completely unsuitable for a highborn duke unless perhaps she's not uite what she seemsAmerican heiress Emma Dunster might be surrounded by Englishmen but that doesn't mean she intends to marry one even if she has agreed to participate in one London Season When she slipped out of her cousins' home dressed as a kitc It was truly splendid I am totally blown away by Julia uinn's debut novel it was so good It was one of the funniest books I have read and I laughed so much It was tender sweet and utterly hilarious It was such a great start to this series and I pretty much loved every character in it expect for the villain of course Plenty of balls check Rakish duke besotted with fearless beauty from 'the Colonies' check Lots of laughs check Pretty much angst free romance checkI am so glad that I read this book There was plenty of traps on the way where it could have taken a turn for the worse but Julia uinn elegantly navigated us past them There was just one tiny misunderstanding but that was resolved uick enough And we got what I love most in historical romances a lot of balls interactions with the ton rakish dukes a house party in the countryside and plenty of time for Emma and Alex to be with each other

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Hen maid all she wanted was one last taste of anonymity before her debut She never dreamed she'd find herself in the arms of a dangerously handsome duke or that he'd be uite so upset when he discovered her true identity But true love tends to blossom just when one least expects it and passion can melt even the most stubborn of hear I've given this a C for narration seriously it's BAD and a C for content at AudioGals Such a disappointment when a long awaited audio ends up getting assigned to a narrator who shouldn't have been let near it Splendid the first book in Julia uinn’s Blydon trilogy the others being Dancing at Midnight and Minx was issued in 1995 and is Ms uinn’s first published work I’ve read many of her most recent books but not her earliest ones so I was interested to listen to this to find out how it would compare Naturally it’s not as polished as her later work although the writing is confident and there are flashes of the humour for which she has become renowned On the downside though the storyline is rather predictable and goes off the rails a bit towards the end and the characters – outspoken American heiress stuffy but hot duke bluestocking cousin etc – are rather stock in trade and never really transcend that There’s nothing wrong with predictability in a romance – we know where it’s going to end up and who is going to end up with whom after all – but there has to be something else that makes up for it whether it’s characterisation sub plots or dialogue but here unfortunately that’s not the case and large portions of the book tend to drag while the hero and heroine – who are clearly crazy for each other – try to make up their minds about how they feelBut by far the biggest impediment to the enjoyment of this story in audio is the narration I don’t know what on earth Harper Audio was thinking when they engaged Lucy Rayner to narrate all three audiobooks in this series – were Rosalyn Landor and Mary Jane Wells unavailable? – but they’ve done themselves and one of their best selling authors a serious disservice I listened to Ms Rayner a few months back in Kat Martin’s Bold Angel and gave her narration a C grade saying sometimes her tone is overly harsh and lacking in subtlety or expression There were times I found myself wincing at obvious and painful overacting and that her male voices were below parSadly those things are still true here and the narration as a whole proved so difficult to listen to that it often distracted me from the story and I found myself having to rewind to listen to large chunks where I’d just zoned outYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals

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SplendidThere are two things everyone knows about Alexander Ridgely One he's the Duke of Ashbourne And two he has no plans to marry anytime soonThat is until a redheaded American throws herself in front of a carriage to save his young nephew's life She's everything Alex never thought a woman could be smart and funny principled and brave Bu 5 Fantastic starsLoved the chemistry between the two leads D Really wished I could see the secondary chracters view spoiler Bella danford end up together in this oneGlad to see the next story in this book is about them hide spoiler