The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle
Narrator: Susan Duerden
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Date Read: December 2014
Genre: Historical, Romance
In New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle's fourth novel in the Rhymes With Love series, a resolute young woman goes toe-to-toe with the Beast of Mayfair...
She has no desire for love...
As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor's house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.
...until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane.
Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep the meddling Louisa out of his home, invading his daily life with her "improvements," and his nights with the tempting desires she sparks inside him. Wounded in the war, he's scorned society ever since his return . . . until Louisa opens the door to his heart and convinces him to give love a second chance
Publisher: Avon, HarperAudio
Series: Rhymes With Love #4
Also by this author: If Wishes Were Earls, Along Came a Duke, The Knave of Hearts, Six Impossible Things br> br>
Also in this series: If Wishes Were Earls, Along Came a Duke, The Knave of Hearts, Six Impossible Things
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Viscount Who Lived down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle was an emotionally fun read!
Read It File It Thoughts (short review): This was my kind of historical romance: issues dealt with, spunky leading lady (with a bit of a meddlesome personality), damaged leading man (war damage), and a story that made me both laugh & tear up! Miss Tempest is going down as one of my favorite leading ladies!
Narrated By Susan Duerden / Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
I am a fan of Susan’s narration skills. She has great pacing! She can make spunky characters shine and her male voices aren’t bad either. Historical romance and her voice are a great match!
NOTE: Normally I would have a sample but I was unable to find one from either the publisher or narrator. You can go listen to a sample out on Audible though.
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I’ve never listened to an Elizabeth Boil’s book before as much I’ve listened to historicals. I’m adding this to my list..Gosh I love a good Historical and this seems to have everything I love about them…They are sooo romantic!
I enjoy Susan Duerden’s narrations so this should be a win, win 🙂
Ah, those meddlesome, sassy ladies. They’re the best!
This sounds just like my kind of historical. I won’t go with audiobook, but I’m sure going to read the book.
Sounds like a good Georgette Heyer read.
Sounds good Felicia, adding it to my wishlist.
I would totally read it 🙂
Sounds like a good one, so it’s going on my ever growing list. 🙂
This one sounds good. I need to get back into historical rom as I entered Anna’s historical romance 2015 challenge, and this one is very appealing!
The whole series is really good 🙂
This sounds like a historical romance that is a bit more realistic. I really struggle with the ones that aren’t
I loved the story! I like when unusual things are dealt with in a historical context 🙂
Have you enjoyed the earlier books in the series? This one is a slam dunk for me.
I have enjoyed the whole series 🙂