The Husband List by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
Narrator: Lerelei King
Length: 8.5 hours, Unabridged
American heiress Caroline Maxwell grew
up playing with her brother Eddie and his friend Jack Culhane. But
now that Caroline is twenty-one, her formidable mama has a husband
list of eligible rich men she hopes will ask for her daughter's hand
in marriage, setting her biggest hope on the English Lord Bremerton. But Caroline
longs for Jack, even though he is considered an unacceptable suitor
since he has no title even if he does have money.
This was a fun and fluffy historical
fiction set in New York City in the late 1800s. I haven't read any of
Janet Evanovich's popular contemporary novels, better known as the
Stephanie Plum series. So this is the first time I read one of her
Caroline was a strong female character
with a mind of her own albeit having a dominating and sometimes
foolish mother. Jack was the dashing dark hero, of course. Caroline
took some sexual risks with Jack, which could have led to disaster,
but all turns out well in the end. It's a simple and predictable
story, but great if you want a break from the heavier dramas.
This is a feel-good book, a romantic
tale that is pure escapism. I listened to the audiobook version with
Lorelei King as narrator, who did a great job with all the accents.
She made listening to this book fun and easy. I would definitely
listen to her again.
Note: This book is rated S = sexual scenes of kissing and touching, no sex.
Reviewed by Laura
Disclosure: I borrowed this audiobook from the library. I was not told how to rate or review this product.
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