Audiobook Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn #LoveAudiobooks

Posted June 21, 2017 by Felicia S in 2017 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn #LoveAudiobooksSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins

Date Read: June 2017

Genre: Historical, Romance

While you were sleeping...

With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie...

I told everyone I was your wife

When Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out six months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England.

If only it were true...

Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.

More Information:
Publisher: Avon
Series: Rokesbys #2

Also by this author: Because of Miss Bridgerton
Also in this series: Because of Miss Bridgerton

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: This is going to be a hard review to write because the last 1/3 of the story drove me freaking nuts. I am an ender aka how a book ends can change my view on the whole thing. My problem with this ending was that they had a WHOLE FREAKING BOOK to at least get to the big issue without having to rush all of it into a couple of chapters. It just all resolved too fast for my taste and I felt it totally shorted two characters who had earned a bit more satisfying HEA. This is just how I felt though and many have loved the story start to finish. I didn’t hate it or dislike it just isn’t my favorite by Julia. I highly recommend you decide on your own 🙂

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor /Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins

I adore Rosalyn Landor and her narration. She is so properly suited for historical romance (or most historical settings) that I get giddy when I see she is going to narrate something. I highly recommend you listen to this series so you get the full experience!

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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn #LoveAudiobooks

  1. I’ll probably listen to it because I enjoyed the first book. That said, a rushed ending in print usually bugs me. We’ll see. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

  2. I wouldn’t say I’m an Ender, but I do notice when a book is moving along steadily and then whoosh we’re there leaving me blinking and looking around like I fell asleep and missed something.
    I am not familiar with the narrator- but good with historical perks my interest since I read a lot of those. 🙂

  3. OOoh I hate it too when they rush or squeeze everything towards the end. It loses the impact of the resolution IMO and cool point, what happened to the book? Why were they lollygagging?!?! lol

  4. I will admit that I felt the same way about this one. For Me I struggled to even get into it for the first half, and then I was a bit too frustrated with the heroine. It got really good at the end though. Or my rating would have been much lower. Looks like the narrator was fabulous though.

  5. Oh, geez! I hate a rushed ending. Endings will definitely make or break a book for me. I’d still put it on the TBR for light entertainment because I really do enjoy Julia Quinn, but it’s good to know not to have high expectations for the ending 🙂