Winner of numerous RITA awards and multiple Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times, Jo Beverley keeps listeners hot under the collar with her riveting period romances.
Here, the lovely Petra d’Avernio is on a desperate hunt to find her real father—an English lord who doesn’t know she exists and may be the only person who can protect her. On her journey, she meets the devilishly clever earl Robin Fitzvitry, and a passionate affair is enflamed.
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I had trouble getting into this book. The attraction between the main characters lacked depth...perhaps because they fell in love in 24 hours. Also, the "passion" was not emotionally charged. The scene in which they were first in danger (trying not to give it away) was compelling but I wouldn't call the balance of the book much of a nail-biter. I wish I had spent the credit on something else!
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Cute enjoyable story... 💜
I enjoyed the book. Petra is trying to get to England, after her mother died, to find her father, who has no idea she exists. She and her mother had been in a convent to keep Petra safe from her evil brother. However once her mother died, the brother decided to give her to an awful man who Petra had had relations with (thinking herself in live at the time of the relationship). On her way to England, she meets Robin who is intrigued and decides to be her champion. Their journey is fraught with one peril after another as they try to get to England while being hunted by the ruthless minions of the man who wants her, They both hold close their own identities, drawn to each other but unsure if they can trust each other entirely. Its kind of a fun bantering relationship that they have that draws them together. Yes, its a bit of a silly book, and the storyline isn't super deep, but its a great contribution to the Malloren series (which I didn't even realize was). I haven't read the Malloren series in years and it makes me want to go back and revisit it.
Jill Tanner did a great job. To me she has a unique voice and the first time I heard her, it took me a bit to acclimate, but once I did, I’ve been a fan ever since. Still my absolute favorite narration of hers is The Tea Rose. Fantastic narration of a fantastic series.
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- michele mann
Great read. Great performance.
Jo Beverley writes intelligent, intricate and intriguing period romances. I know I will not be disappointed with her books but this particular one was most enjoyable. Both the heroine and hero are charismatic and charming Their situations and interactions are at turns funny, engaging and heart wrenching. It was an interesting twist how she included already established characters in the story. It brought satisfaction to visit the Mallorins again. I will re listen to this one multiple times.