Saturday, June 18, 2016

Once Upon A Marquess by Courtney Milan (Audio Edition)

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
The Worth Saga #1

♥ ♥ ♥ By the end of this book I started to enjoy it more. Early on however, I found it confusing and almost too full of conversation, which surprises me as the conversations are usually my favourite parts! These however, would go from past to present, to hypothetical all in the space of the same paragraph. Perhaps had I actually been reading it this wouldn’t have mattered, but while listening, I found it did.  The Narrator - who does a wonderful job any time I have listened to her in the past - seemed to read rather quickly, not “fast” as if I couldn’t understand the words, more like there was just an over abundance of them. And always repeating..  “It hurt .. for this reason, It hurt, for that reason, it hurt for more reasons.. “You must hate me … for this reason… you must hate me because… remember to hate me because.. Etc”  anyway I could go on and on but then I would be repeating…

The characters Judith and Christian were quirky, and unique. The storyline was pretty good, once you dug through all the excess stuff being discussed…  however it does end with a teeny cliffhanger, which I dislike. I have read one other book from this author and I enjoyed it. This book had soo many rave reviews, so I picked it up. I admit, I expected a lot better. Regardless of this book, I am sure I will try another of hers.

Here's the blurb:

The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Charles Trent, the Marquess of Ashford—the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night…and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he’s the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he’ll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won’t even have to talk with him.

But Ashford has never forgotten Judith. He knows she will never forgive him for what he’s done, but when offered the chance to assist her, he arrives in person. His memory of Judith may have haunted him, but it pales in comparison to the reality of the vivacious, beautiful woman he rediscovers. Throughout his life, he has always done what is correct. But now, he finds himself doing something utterly wrong…falling in love with the one woman he can never have.

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