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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 13 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 17 Oct. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FYJ7MTO
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Top Customer Reviews
Laura Landon brings to feisty characters together in Annie and Griffe. He is charged with taking care of her when her brother dies and she, of course, feels she can survive on her own. They both need eachother's help to deal with life. He feels responsible for her brother's death; she falls for him, but doesn't want to marry a drunk just like her father. There is also a dastardly plot afoot as Anne's cousin, the evil Earl of Brentwood, tries to get his hands on her and her land. Great stuff.
There is one drawback in that quite a few American expressions are used in the story and seem rather strange to the English reader. It might have been better to edit the book more closely for British readers.
Storyline - the usual hero wracked with guilt that everyone who live around him end up dying - result - drink oneself to death, if possible and also be guilt-ridden.
Heroine - a lovely spirited lady who had a father who was a drunk - see where I am going with this? Due to the premature death of her brother, she has to marry in order to support herself and her sister.
If I was just looking from the writing's point of view, LL writes well. She is coherent and gets her point across. Certain situations were quite believable. There is detail in the story, descriptive people and their surroundings. It does quite draw one into the story but makes one irritated with a few shallow and contrived bits - like misconstruing what the hero said or what the heroine meant - especially towards the end of the story.
If one can ignore these little niggling bits, it is an okay read.
I also liked the heroine, Anne Carmichael and she definitely had some of the best lines in the book. She was a character who stood up for herself, and knew what she believed in but was still willing to show vulnerability. I thought the relationship between Anne and Griffen both realistic and well paced, growing from mutual respect and desire.
There were of course some elements of the book that I didn’t like hence the four star review. My main issue was how swiftly Griffen got other his alcoholism, certainly when they are married that problem is hardly mentioned again in place of the other main conflict in the book that I won’t mention due to spoilers.
Overall this is a really good regency romance that combines a bit of angst, some humour, good character development and plot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful story, with sadness ,happiness, mystery ,intrigue and love. This book has it all . Read morePublished 14 months ago by Monarch Butterfly
This was a fairly enjoyable story which would be good for reading next to the pool while you're on holiday, but it's not the type of novel that I'd read a second time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matthew's Mummy