Gareth Fitzallen is celebrated for four things: his handsome face, his notable charm, his aristocratic connections, and an ability to give the kind of pleasure that has women begging for more. Normally he bestows his talents on experienced, worldly women. But when he heads to Langdon’s End to restore a property he inherited—and to investigate a massive art theft—he lays plans to seduce a most unlikely lady.
Eva Russell lives a spinster’s life of precarious finances and limited dreams while clinging to her family’s old gentry status. She supports herself by copying paintings while she plots to marry her lovely sister to a well-established man. Everyone warns her of Gareth’s reputation, and advises her to lock her sister away. Only it is not her sister Gareth desires. One look, and she knows he is trouble. One kiss, however, proves she is no match for this master of seduction.
Rating: A- for narration; B+ for content
When I read His Wicked Reputation a few months back, I enjoyed it, but came away from it feeling as though there was something missing I couldn’t quite put my finger on. As any regular listener to audiobooks will know, there are times when listening to a book rather than reading it can enhance the experience and enjoyment of the story, and I’m pleased to report that his was one of those times. Thanks in no small part to another excellent performance by Mary Jane Wells, I enjoyed the story even more this time around.
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