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In this case, you still get the hackneyed setup and subplot, but the romance is utterly unsatisfying! My husband was in grad school and money was tight, so I would check out all her books from the library. With 41 bestsellers to her credit, Jayne Ann Krentz aka Quick still approaches a new project as if novel writing were a just-discovered pleasure she can’t wait to share.

He did adopt a higher pitch and harsher tone than he used for his narration, but I felt it was in keeping with the character because Arthur is harsh — on the outside at least. This isn’t really so much a HR as a mystery romance. Some like to collect ancient artifacts, others like to study ghosts or solve mysteries.

The hero, Arthur, is logical, powerful, and unapproachable.


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How could I ever forget listening to you! I also thought that the stern tone worked very well with the humour in the book as St.

Th is also one of those male narrators who is able to perform female characters convincingly by softening his tone rather than raising the pitch of his voice to a silly degree. It’s obvious he likes the heroine but it was in a dry way, I needed some sweeping romance that wasn’t provided.

I like that he treated Elenora as an equal and it was evident that he really respected her.

That was a very nice combination. Discover what to read next. It’s worth the listen.

The sex scenes are fairly tame, but I rather liked the humourous tone, which was a nice link between their usual, day-to-day interactions and this new turn taken in their relationship. Her dowdy attire and pinned-up hair cannot hide her fine figure and the fire in her golden eyes. Blythe Smith Review Date: When people are told to do something, it is usually for sensible reasons.

Merryn is clearly hiding something, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy Rain Street home. Why is she clever? Here is one of my favorite parts of the story and a major turning point when Elenora mistakenly reveals more about her feelings for Arthur than she intended: Companiin 01, Qyick rated it really liked it.


I loved the hero I liked Quick’s handling of Elenora’s rising awareness and exploration and Arthur’s expectations and responses were a continuation of the byplay and give-and-take of their relationship I enjoyed most. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, amanea fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer.

It was ab Oh this audiobook! I know, I’ve seen it. The premise is dumber than dirt. Arthur, Earl of St. The romance was believable and I rooted for their happy ending.

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I prefer them to her series installments, which are even more formulaic and predictable. Ademas la pareja secundaria fue muy linda sin embargo que lastima que al final no contaran mucho de ellos Another inch and a quarter now exists on my bookshelf for new stuff and Goodwill has another donation. In Amanda Quick’s The Paid Companion, she told us a daring historical romance that had action, adventure, drama and plenty of romance in one wonderful book.

But the mystery part was unnecessary lol I skimmed over those parts.