"[Ivory's] powerfully evoked romance will satisfy readers with its subtle wit and rich characterizations." (Publishers Weekly)
Foul luck has caused the dashing American millionaire Sam Cody to miss his own wedding to an unforgiving bride...for the second time! Worse still, he's stuck in the middle of nowhere with a straight-laced noble beauty. But there is an unmistakable spark of courage, sensuality, and wild passion beneath Liddy's prim exterior, daring Sam to pursue even further what his heart and his soul now desperately desire - even though both the Texan's and the lady's vastly different worlds will be rocked if they dare surrender to...indiscretion.
Judith Ivory's lush, lyrical romances have won multiple RITA awards and are highly praised by authors, including Amanda Quick.
Well-written Regency romance
I have to confess, I love Judith Ivory books, she is (IMHO) one of the best authors in the genre. In fact, I read this book in paper a few years back, so got it as an Audible book as I knew it would be a sure-thing (well-written, interesting characters). Sadly, I have to admit this is probably the weakest of the Ivory books I have read (check out Beast and Sleeping Beauty for the best), but that said, a medicore Ivory book still rises to the top of the historical romance titles.
The story is a little slow to start, and towards the end there is a "misunderstanding" to move the plot along (I find such devices overused in the genre, but Ivory handles it well). If you are looking for a well-written Regency romance, with a few touches of humour, and some memorable characters, then you cannot go wrong here.
And the narrator does well -- our hero is an American, and heroine a British aristrocrat. She keeps the accents straight, and adds to the telling of the story.
Overall - 4.5 stars.
This is one of the best romances I have listened to.
It is Nobility meets a Cowboy at its finest.
The narrator is one of the best I have heard, (even though you can hear her making strange noises, maybe swallowing?) Her changing from a southern drawl to an english accent is effortless, and accurate, and before you know it, you are hooked.
I do not normally leave reviews, but felt I needed to, I wanted to make sure there was another 5 stars added.
- B. Leveto
Judith Ivory‘s Victorian era "lady and the cowboy" story would have been a light, enjoyable read on it’s own, but the narrator, Barbara Rosenblatt, breathed life into Liddy and Sam. She narrated the book in a non descript American accent, then gave Liddy an upper class British accent that was somehow filled with humor, vulnerability, and playfulness. And the fact that a woman was doing Sam’s voice was lost to me in seconds because his mumbly Texas drawl WAS Sam. I think I smiled through most of this audio book. What a JOY this was to listen to!
Very entertaining and well done.
I really liked this audio book although I've never read/listened to anything by this author. The reader is excellent and did a great job with Sam's and Lydia's characters. I usually don't think female readers do well voicing male characters, but this reader was right on the mark. My highest compliment is that I've already listened to it a second time and just love the story and the reading. Definitely a keeper and I love that it's Unabridged. Keep them coming, audible!
What is that sound?!
This book might not have been half bad if one could concentrate long enough to listen to the story, instead all you can hear is the god awful sound of the narrator swirling her saliva around in her mouth for the majority of the book.
a Texan in England a 100 years ago ...
The story and and particularly some of the dialogues are not the best or original ones. It simply is a romantic novel set in good old England. Who cares whether the details are correct or if such thing could ever have happened? The leading male character makes up all these flaws. He is everything a romantic woman dreams of and something you only find in a book. Don't expect too much and you'll enjoy the book. Good narration.
Loved it, narration was exceptional!!
If you really want some hours of entertainment without much thinking this is a great book for it. I enjoyed it very very much.
Great narrator's voice too. Only in between sentences there is a strange noise, just if she is doing something with her tongue in her mouth. A bit distracted.
I have a love/hate relationship with Judith Ivory. On one hand, she can flow words together in a sentence that makes me want to re-read just for the sheer joy of it. On the other, I find myself at some point in each book utterly hating one or more of her characters. There's a fine line between love and hate, I suppose.
Barbara Rosenblat is marvelous. I love that she creates distinct voices for each of her characters. Her performance of Sam Cody is especially appealing even if she didn't quite capture a Texas drawl.
This particular recording, however, would have benefitted from a bit of editing as the microphone was just a little too close, and there are some distracting "mouth sounds" that require some effort to mentally tune out.
A Pleasant Read
The Indescretion is a pleasant read that follows a well known romance novel formula. If you like these types of romantic escapist novels then you will appreciate this download.
Unusual and entertaining.
A lively step up on most romances of this type. An odd pair of lovers put through all the usual misunderstandings and will they/wont they get together moments; you know they will of course and when they do, it?s all the better. The narrator is an expert with this type of book and knows just how to bring it to life. Light, bright and enjoyably silly.
- Kindle Customer
Too much sex
Loved the story and characters, but felt there was too many descriptions of his "penis!"