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Despite enjoying the first book in this series, If The Earl Only Knew, I wasn't sure if I wanted to listen to this second book. From the description it sounded like a retelling of the first book, encompassing the same time frame, characters and events. So I didn't have the highest hopes for Earl Interrupted, but I was pleasantly surprised. First, I will say that it is essential that you have read or listened to the first book, and recently too. Kate and Robert's past is only briefly recapped in this book, and your knowledge of the sequence of events as laid out in the first book is essential to understand what is going on. I had listened to the first book twice so found it easy enough to follow.
Since Robert barely talks in the first book, there is enough unrevealed in book one to fill a second book. I enjoyed the scenes that had appeared in book one but from a different perspective. Tbh, Emma grated on my nerves in the first book, and seemed a bit dim, but her seemingly senseless optimism is explained. Emma is a Christian and you are not allowed to forget it for the entire book. I was raised a Catholic, but even I found it a bit hard to stomach all the God stuff. It got to the point where she was actively trying to convert Robert.
Carolyn Morris is a well established narrator, and if you have enjoyed her other work you will enjoy this. I won't say that she has the greatest range in the world, but she is a lively narrator and puts a lot of life into the book.
If you enjoyed If the Earl Only Knew, treat yourself to this book to complete the story. I don't think the series is properly named, being 'The Daring Marriages' when neither of the marriages are at all daring. Robert is the Earl of Darington, and his nickname is Dare, so I suppose it came from that. It would make a bit more sense if Darington was Robert and Kate's surname rather than just Robert's title.
This book was so much fun. I loved every minute of it! It had great characters, loved Emma and Dare. They were great together, had great chemistry. There is a lot of attraction and desire and the sex scene was extremely mild but very nicely written.
The story line and plot was great, lots of action, and things happening all the time. Carriage crashes, high seas adventures and just a lot of fun. There is so much great dialogue throughout the entire book. Loved it.
As for the narration, it was Carolyn Morris so YES it was amazing! Love listening to her narrations. She has such a wonderful voice to listen too. She does a great job on the men and everyone gets their own distinct voice. She reads with emotion as called for. She gets better and better every time I listen to her.
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