• A Dangerous Kind of Lady

  • Longhope Abbey, Book 2
  • By: Mia Vincy
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (365 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A desperate situation calls for dangerous deeds....

Proud heiress Arabella Larke has little respect for rules and no time for scruples - not when she faces marriage to a man she loathes and fears. Determined to save herself, Arabella comes up with a plan: a fake engagement with her childhood nemesis, Guy Roth, Marquess of Hardbury, recently returned home after years away. To Arabella’s surprise, Guy has become strong, honorable, and unexpectedly attractive...but he refuses to even hear her plan.

After leaving England to escape his corrupt, controlling father, Guy has vowed never to do anyone’s bidding again - certainly not Arabella’s. To Guy’s surprise, Arabella has become intriguing, quick-witted, and unexpectedly attractive, but he has enough drama trying to gain custody of his younger sisters, and he wants nothing to do with her dubious schemes.

Until Arabella shows up at his house one night, and Guy finds himself entangled to a dangerous degree....

Warm, witty, and moving, this historical romance tells the story of a proud, flawed lady and the man brave enough to love her. ​

​Longhope Abbey​ series:

A Beastly Kind of Earl

A Dangerous Kind of Lady

A Wicked Kind of Husband

Each book in this series can be listened to as a stand-alone, and the books can be listened to in any order. As the characters move through the same world, they do appear in each other's stories, but without any overarching plot.

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I liked this

But not as much as the previous two books. I love Arabella but wanted to smack her a couple of times. This first few chapters are difficult because no one would listen and it was frustrating. I also wanted to smack Guy a few times since he was SO obstinate. However the book just gets better and better.

Kate Reading is terrific. Highly recommend.

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5 Stars!!

I've enjoyed each of Mia Vincy's stories, but I'm tempted to say that this might be my favorite. If not favorite, a very close second.

Because Vincy has written some strong and independent-minded women, the angst of this oppressed heroine who felt imprisoned by her father’s stipulations, was unexpected and it hit me hard. I blame my 21st century mindset, rather than the heroine or her predicament. I really liked Arabella and felt she was an honest portrayal of a female straddling the line between independence and aristocratic propriety.

My fascination with the hero (Guy) is hard to explain. He wasn't the typical rake or rogue, yet he did periodically come across as arrogant. Oftentimes, while purposefully playing the antagonist with Arabella. Even in those times, he was humble when Arabella pointed out his entitled past. Their childhood history was a fun precursor to their enemies to love romance. Yet, it was their antagonistic repartee, a revolting and perverted fiance, and a conniving extended family that increased the angst ten-fold. For this romance reader, Guy and Arabella's eventual relationship was well-earned.

While a happy ending is the definition of the romance genre, I'm sometimes dissatisfied with how they're executed (ie. cheesy lines, ott grand gestures.) Without a doubt, Vincy excelled in this book. While I enjoyed the story from the beginning, the final chapter had me breathless. It was the literal definition of romantic "feels." And, I mean, chest heavy, dopamine-addled romantic euphoria. One of the best and most romantic endings of the year. Finally, as always, Kate Reading was a fantastic narrator.

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Love it!!

Mia Vincy is my absolute favorite author. The writing is funny and the humor dry. I can hardly wait for her next book. Kate Reading is the perfect narrator and makes the whole thing perfect!! Hurry up Miss Vincy another book please!

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I wasted a credit

I could not get past the first chapter from introduction the main female character was annoying and I could not commit to listening to someone who is just gonna annoy me.

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Not as good as the first

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, but am definitely not a fan of this one. Besides the gratuitous sex, there was a lot of repetition in reflection. After the first book, my expectations were high. Not sure if I will continue to the 3rd...

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A tad angsty but totally within the plot/personality

Eventually all the unspoken words gets frustrating, it’s like SAY IT ALREADY! There are only so many unspoken words we can take! It’s like head trauma.... thrown in your face! Yet it all works. It’s a very enjoyable regency romance. I know it’s odd to say so after a complaint but it’s true. I totally enjoyed this book!

Kate Reading is a good narrator but has a slightly odd cadence to her delivery, or is it the accent? I can’t quite put my finger on it... so it’s not too obvious, huh?

Yes, there is sex. The appropriate heat, and no more than needed. This book isn’t one that survives on ridiculously long “bedroom” scenes.

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One of the best romance novels I’ve ever read

This hits all the right places and I could not recommend it more. Somehow, it manages to stay true to the regency romance genre while updating the themes for modern readers. Such a satisfying read!

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My new favorite HR author!

I've now read all three Longhope Abbey books and if you haven't read any of Mia Vincys books, you better drop everything now and do yourself a favor and enjoy! Such great banter!

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Not my favorite of the 3, but still great

I discovered Mia Vincy and started looking for all of her books. She writes with wit, and fun, but also pathos. Extremely talented.

Ms Reading was wonderful.

This is was not my favorite in the series, but luckily, they all stand alone.

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Great book

It is nice to see an aloof and bored but complex heroine. It can be trying to the nerves sometimes because of her indecision and torment but Arabella is quite likable.

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  • Julia
  • 01-10-21

Liked book one much better

I skipped book 2 because the reviews said it was all over the place but in the end I found this one all over the place too.
I did like book 1.

The timeline was also confused, because clearly book one happened after this one and I found the characters not really recognisable. (Except by name).

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  • alison
  • 07-28-21

The Longhope Abbey Series - a perfect remedy

While I really enjoyed Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series, devoured Loretta Chase's Carsington Brothers series (with an honorable mention for Lord of Scoundrels) and of course have been completely obsessed with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series - this Mia Vincy Longhope Abbey series is ABSOLUTELY my FAVOURITE.

So much comedy, banter, sizzle, love and intrigue, it's completely addictive and life-affirming. I adore the way Vincy manages to bring just the right amount of character depth and plot complexity with a fun and light, slightly ironic self-awareness. It's a perfect remedy to the dull monotony of real life! I've listened to all three in the series twice now and enjoy noticing more detail and interconnection every time.

The series is perfectly matched with Kate Reading's delicious narration, with her funny and endearing voices for each character, and her clever ability to seamlessly guide you through the difference between what is internalised and out-loud. Her pace, comic timing, ability to flip from one character to another in rapid succession and her unique English accent are a compelling and engaging mix.

Thank you Vincy and Reading!!!

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  • 09-22-21

loved this story!

I loved the characters and the story was great.
I was captivated until the very end.

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