Unveiled by Courtney Milan

UnveiledNarrated by Rebecca De Leeuw

After reading Courtney Milan’s The Heiress Effect, I knew I would be a devoted fan. Unveiled, first in the Turner series, did nothing to dispel this notion. In fact, it served only to strengthen my belief that Ms. Milan is a phenomenal writer of historical romance.

Ash Turner is soon to be named the Duke of Parford. He arrives at Parford Manor to take stock of what he is to inherit, and, if he is to be completely honest with himself, to take his revenge on the current duke, the man responsible for the ruin of Ash’s family.

Lady Margaret is the only daughter of the current duke, an ailing and exceptionally cruel old man. Margaret’s brothers are not much better, as they fled the estate once they learned of Ash’s impending arrival. Margaret is left to act as a spy. Disguised as her father’s nurse, she has been ordered to learn Read the rest of this entry »

Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant

vienna waltzNarrated by Derek Perkins

Vienna Waltz is a real treat for fans of meaty, intricately plotted and well-researched historical fiction. Set during the Congress of Vienna in 1814, when the ambassadors from the major powers in Europe – Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia and France – gathered in order to seek a long-term peace following the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, the book is the first in a series of mystery/espionage novels featuring Malcolm Rannoch, attaché to the British delegation, and his half-French, half-Spanish wife, Suzanne.

While ostensibly a diplomat and bureaucrat, Malcolm is in fact one of the British Foreign minister’s most Read the rest of this entry »

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

the anatomists wifeNarrated by Heather Wilds

It’s possible that I may have squealed with delight when I learned that Anna Lee Huber’s series of historical mysteries featuring Lady Keira Darby were being released as audiobooks. The books themselves (there are three so far; The Anatomist’s Wife is first in the series) have all proved to be highly entertaining, well-constructed tales featuring an engaging heroine, a gorgeous hero and a delicious slow-burning romance which has developed slowly but surely across all of the stories.

The widow of a renowned surgeon and anatomist, reclusive artist Lady Keira Darby was thrust into the limelight in the most unpleasant way following her Read the rest of this entry »

Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre

Kiss Me Like ThisNarrated by Eva Kaminsky

Kiss Me Like This is the first in Ms. Andre’s new Morrisons series, which will feature the love stories of the six Morrison siblings, Grant, Olivia, Drew (a rock star), twins Justin and Sean, and the youngest, Madison. The Morrisons are still grieving the loss of their mother, Lisa, to breast cancer three months before the beginning of the story. (I wonder if Mike Morrison, the patriarch will get a story? I’d like that. *hint hint*).

Sean Morrison is a star baseball player for Stanford University and, up until his mother died, a passionate landscape photographer. He’s been numb and self-medicating with alcohol since his mother passed away Read the rest of this entry »

My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

My Beautiful EnemyNarrated by Charlotte Anne Dore

My Beautiful Enemy is a very different story for Sherry Thomas – as she says in her interview here at AudioGals, it “is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon meets Downton Abbey“. There is even a prequel, available only in e-book/print, The Hidden Blade, which introduces us to Catherine Blade, the half-Chinese, half-British martial arts master heroine, and Leighton Atwood, while both in their youth.

Catherine, whose Chinese childhood nickname is Ying-ying, is the illegitimate daughter of a Chinese courtesan and an English adventurer whom she never met. She is trained in the highest forms of martial arts in order to protect herself. As the story opens, Catherine is on her way to England by steamer, in the company of 2 other English women, when they are attacked by an unseen and unknown assailant in a roiling storm at sea. We get our first taste of the Read the rest of this entry »

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

neanderthal seeks humanNarrated by Jennifer Grace

I’ve had Neanderthal Seeks Human on my giant TBR for a long time. When I had the opportunity to try it in audio, I jumped at the chance – my TBL is much smaller. It turns out; this was both a good and a bad decision. Good because I enjoyed it very much. Bad because there were some aspects which frustrated me and which the ability to skim would likely have remedied.

Janie Morris is a socially inept architect/ mathematician who is often oblivious to what’s going on around her. The story begins when she has a Very Bad Day. She finds out her boyfriend has cheated on her, one of her heels breaks, she spills coffee on her Read the rest of this entry »

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

one plus one

Narrated by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, Steven France

I was in the mood for Chick Lit, and One Plus One by Jojo Moyes fit the bill.

Meet relentless optimist Jessica Rae Thomas, aka Jess. She’s a single mom with two jobs, two kids, and a huge, drooling, flatulent dog named Norman. The older kid, Nicky, aka “goth boy,” is really Jess’s ex Marty’s son with his ex-partner. Those inter-connections are your first clue that this is a tale of what relationships make a modern family. Teenaged Nicky is constantly bullied at his school and his neighborhood, and spends most of his life playing videogames and withdrawn. Jess and Marty’s Read the rest of this entry »

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