The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath
Narrator: Helen Lloyd
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Date Read: September 2016
Genre: Historical, Romance
One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin, the Earl of Greyling. But when tragedy strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother, Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe.
After her husband returns from a two-month sojourn, Julia finds him changed. Bolder, more daring, and more wicked—even if he does limit their encounters to kisses. With each passing day, she falls more deeply in love.
For Edward the embers of desire sparked on that long-ago night are quickly rekindled. He yearns to be her husband in truth. But if she discovers his ruse, she will despise him—and English law prevents him from marrying his brother’s widow. Yet he must dare to risk everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all.
Series: The Hellions of Havisham #2
Also by this author: Deck the Halls With Love, In Bed with The Devil, Between the Devil and Desire , Surrender to the Devil, When the Duke Was Wicked br> br>
Also in this series: Falling Into Bed with a Duke
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: Going to admit the first half of this book I did NOT like Edward. I am not a fan of the “take the place of your twin” troupe. He won me over though and I ended up rooting for him. I loved Julia all the way through. She was a great leading lady. This is one of those stories I think you have to judge on your own. It won’t work for everyone but I did end up really liking it.
Narrated By Helen Lloyd / Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Helen is one of my favorite narrators! She nailed the narration for Edward and Julia–making them come alive. I love her pacing and emotions. I highly recommend listening to this one.
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