by Amanda Mariel
Series: Scandal Meets Love #1
Narrator: Aiden Black
Length: 2 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
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Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.45x
Born a noble woman, raised a hellion, Lady Narissa moves with ease between Londons elite and its seeder occupants. Never quite accepting her role as an earls daughter she started a secret female only gaming hell catering to the ladies of the ton. She is determined to protect her legacy at all costs.
Seth Blakley, Duke of Blackmore, has his hands full with his spirited sister. His only desire is to see her properly wed before she gets herself irrevocably ruined. He never could have imagined what he’d be walking into when he followed her into Lady Narissa’s gaming hell.
Seth is captivated by Lady Narissa and determined to learn more about the headstrong, unconventional beauty. Never mind that all she wishes is for him to be gone and his memory of her club forgotten. Passion pulls the two together as they discover that love is more important than the obligations and loyalties that threaten to keep them apart.
Love Only Me by Amanda Mariel is the first audiobook in the Scandal Meets Love novella series narrated by Aiden Black. A feisty heroine and a scoundrel provided a delightfully fun story filled with banter and twists.
Lady Narissa, an Earl’s daughter who easily slips between high society and owner of a women’s only gaming hall. I rather liked Narissa. Her father taught her to gamble and ride race horses. This is how she first encounters Seth when while riding she bests his horse and wins.
Both characters were strong and unique. Together they created delicious tension and exchanged witty barbs and banter.
A hater to lovers clean romance complicated by Seth’s younger sister who wants to join the Fortuna’s Parlor Ladies’ club. (Narissa’s gaming hall). Seth is a scoundrel, admonishing Lady Narissa’s behavior one moment, then asking her to repeat it for his own benefit. Which made me laugh.
At around four hours, Aiden Black did a delightful job narrating both the voice of Seth and Narissa. He captures their banter and chemistry. Listening enhanced and strengthened this novella, and I enjoyed the telling of it.
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Debbie S Haupt
Ooh this sounds scrumptious Kim thanks
Lover of Romance
Great review of this one, I haven’t heard of this author but you definitely have me intrigued. I love seeing some great tension between characters
I love it when the narration makes the book. I have read so many like that. Nice review Kimberly.
A ladies’ gambling hall… how fun!
It’s great that the narration enhanced the story
narissa sounds like a hoot
A ladies gaming hall sounds fun for this time period. I can imagine that wouldn’t have gone over well.
Felicity Grace Terry
A sucker for a feisty heroine and Narissa certainly sounds as if she’s this.
Whilst not a fan of either novellas for audio books I do like the sound of this.
I do love this trope! I hope the next book is even better.
Wicked chemistry and banter, nice combination. Glad to know that listening helped to make the story better. Kudos to the narrator