★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) [a:Tanya Eby|2926031|Tanya Eby|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1283192935p2/2926031.jpg] does a nice job here, using her alto range sultriness to full advantage. Which is a good thing, as the heroine, Samantha Elliot, is known for her sexy vocals. I’ve heard Ms. Eby narrate before, and I liked her deep sexy voice for the heroine, especially when she purposefully lowers it a few octaves to push the buttons of the hero and dashing duke, Blake Harrison. While his voice wasn’t perfection - I didn’t like the intonation she uses for him sometimes - it didn’t grate on me, either.
I thought I’d give [a:Catherine Bybee|2905789|Catherine Bybee|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1347980785p2/2905789.jpg] another go, since I was pleasantly surprised by the first book of hers I listened to in another series. She didn’t disappoint me with [b:Wife by Wednesday|12546674|Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides #1)|Catherine Bybee|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1355031471s/12546674.jpg|17533854]. Here is a sweet, quick little “marriage of convenience for the sake of an inheritance” story that has a nice little twist at the end.
The characters are charming, the dialogue is fun, the love scenes are steamy, and the epilogue is smile-worthy. Though there were only a few in the book, I especially liked Sam’s interactions with her sister, Jordan, who has suffered a stroke.
I’m looking forward to the rest in The Weekday Brides series, which are coming soon on audio. In fact, I’ve already pre-ordered the next one.
Titles Out on Audio -
<--coming out March 19, 2013.