Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle, but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.
This was my first time listening to a Proper Romance book, but it won't be the last! I like that there are clean romance books out there. The author did a good job in making a quick, enjoyable story that doesn't drag, and with the right amount of twists and turns to keep the plot interesting.
My only complaint would be that while the narrator has a great voice, she spoke a tad too quickly for my taste. It made the story seem a bit rushed. Overall, though, it was a great listen!
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This is second read through for this story. Storyline is fantastic with the narration superb. Top notch variety in voices with completely believable men's voices. Very well done
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Well written! This is an adorable story that I highly recommend. I appreciate good stories that are also clean on the romance side. It had Great characters and the readers voice was excellent too.
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I did enjoy reading this story however found it a little hard to get through. The hero took a while to like, he was very gruff to start with but soon softened and became rather likeable. The story was rather predictable and towards the middle I did become a little bored but I persevered and did finish it and was glad I did.
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I was really hoping this would be a good listen, but it just fell flat for me. I had a hard time getting into the story the first 8 or 9 chapters. I had to keep going over and relistening to it again. However, I think this is due to the narrator, not the story. The narrator sounded as if she was deliberately trying to lower her voice, which made it sound straind, especially at the end of a sentence and when saying her h's and r's. It made the story fall flat. I think she could have put more inflection, and there for, more life to the story, if she wasn't straining her voice. I think I would have liked it better had I read it myself.
The story itself was good. I liked the back-and-forth banter between the hero and heroine. There was a little bit of mystery and danger for our hero, but it didn't go to far over to the darkside, and didn't take away from the romance of the story. Overall it was a good, lighthearted, humorous at times, typical Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth stubborness, type romace. I would have rather heard it read by Liz Pearce or Sarah Zimmerman. I recommend buying the book and reading it yourself, as opposed to paying more money for the audio book
Delightful book. Warm, funny, romantic, intriguing and throughly entertaining. Thank you for allowing us the joy of this read.
Picked up this one for a road trip with my daughters - who love reading these kinds of books on vacations. We made it about 1/3 of the way through before they declared it too boring to listen to on an audiobook. When we got home I finished it up over a few days and I tend to agree. These "book candy" books are fun to read but lose quite a bit in the translation to an audio format. I'm sure the narrator did her best but by the end of the book I laughed out loud every time the male protagonist spoke because he sounded like Batman to me!
The story was cute. Predictable but cute. But I like it better when the character voices are in my head than in my car. 🤔😂😂
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
In this Regency twist of My Fair Lady, Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title—and securing the welfare of his sister and mother—means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carlisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle but surviving the conspiracies against him—as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.
This was my first read of an Allen book, and I was not disappointed. I found the story engaging, and I really liked the Elliotts. I loved Jack's desire to be independent while trying to protect his mother and sister. While the mystery element of it was no surprise, I'm not sure it was really meant to be. The important part was the growing connection between jack and Ivy.
It was just what I was looking for in a fun, sigh-worthy listen.
4 1/2 stars
Judging by the title, I thought the story would be a lot more along the Pygmalian, My Fair Lady, lines. It wasn't, but I still enjoyed it.
The narrator did great job. It was a very gentle, proper, love story. good read.