He thinks she's an annoying know-it-all
Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even if Hugh did grow to enjoy her company, it wouldn't matter. A reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.
She thinks he's just plain mad
Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought three years earlier, the one that forced her cousin into exile, nearly destroying her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn't matter. She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect, it's his personality she can't abide. But when the pair is forced to spend a week in close company, they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless.
by Julia Quinn
by Julia London
"Rosalyn Landor is excellent at differentiating characters, giving each a distinct voice and accent, and in this humorous romance, she doesnÕt disappoint. Lady Sarah Pleinsworth cannot forgive the elusive and handsome Hugh Prentice, who was involved years before in a duel with the Earl of Chatteris, which cost Sarah a possible marriage opportunity. But she still finds herself attracted to Prentice. Landor's delivery is elegant and well acted. She makes each upper-crust British accent distinct and enjoyable. Her portrayals are passionate and enthusiastic, making the clever dialogue fun and giving depth to the characters. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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