Two noble teenagers are married against their will.
Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events.
Disgraced, Julian is banished to the Continent.
Nine years later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist, only to later discover it is her husband returned incognito!
Can Deb forgive his cruel deception?
Can their marriage survive beyond seduction?
Meanwhile, Julian’s nemesis plots to destroy them both…
Rating: A+ for narration; B+ for content
Midnight Marriage is the second book in Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family saga, but is the first of them to be made available in audio. It works perfectly well as a standalone, and the good news is that the other books, all of them narrated by the hugely talented Alex Wyndham (squee!), will be released in the coming months.
The book opens with the Midnight Marriage of the title. Twelve-year-old Deborah Cavendish is roused from sleep, drugged and taken to her brother’s study, where she is faced by her brother Gerald and two older men she does not know, one of whom is obviously a man of some consequence. She is sleep-fogged and the effects of the drug are addling her wits, but she is sensible enough to understand that she is about to be married to someone she has never met. A very drunk, very angry boy a few years her senior is dragged into the room and the ceremony begins.
You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.
There’s a great interview at AudioGals with Lucinda Brant and Alex Wyndham HERE. You can listen to the whole first chapter of Midnight Marriage and if you’re quick, there’s a giveaway of this and the next book in the series.