• A Husband for Hartwell

  • The Lords of Bucknall Club, Book 1
  • By: J. A. Rock, Lisa Henry
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He must marry, or risk his fortune.

The whole of London society has long assumed Lord William Hartwell will marry his childhood best friend, Lady Rebecca Warrington. After two seasons, Hartwell remains quite content with bachelorhood - his parents do not. When Hartwell learns they intend to cut his purse strings unless he makes a match this season, he resigns himself to a marriage of convenience with Becca, and yet he can’t help but be drawn to her younger brother, Warry.

He must marry or risk his sister’s ruin.

The Viscount “Warry” Warrington is used to being viewed as the tagalong little brother. Now a grown man about to enter his second season, Warry is desperate to be seen. When Lord Balfour, a handsome older peer, takes Warry under his wing, Warry thinks his dream is finally coming true until Balfour reveals his true intent - to make public a letter that will destroy Becca’s reputation, unless Warry agrees to marry him.

Time is running out for both of them.

When an injury forces Warry to recover at Hartwell House, the two succumb to a secret flirtation. But, Warry’s sudden announcement of his engagement to Balfour drives Hartwell near mad with jealousy - and right into Becca’s arms. With the clock ticking for Warry to save his sister, will Hartwell discover the truth of Warry’s feelings before it’s too late?

A Husband for Hartwell is the first book in the Lords of Bucknall Club series, where the regency meets M/M romance. The Lords of Bucknall Club can be listened to in any order.

©2021 J. A. Rock and Lisa Henry (P)2021 J. A. Rock and Lisa Henry

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Excellent Narration

First of all, the narrator was fantastic and gave this silly story his all. That alone was almost enough to make up for the unlikable characters and thin plot. The writing itself was good, but the time jumps were confusing and something about the lack of scene setting made me constantly confused about where the characters were and what they were doing. Mostly just standing around and talking. Oh, and the mains are 19 and 23. I actually think these ages were very well written, because the 19 year old is very believably an angsty teen and the 23 year old is the sort of arrogant that comes from being young and full of himself. It was hard to really get into the romance when they just felt so immature, like this was a summer fling or something. I'm almost twice the age of the youngest main, so I guess I'm just not the target audience for this NA book.

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Yes!!!!

I have been waiting for something like this for forever, and it did not disappoint! So much angst and humor and adorableness… I loved every second.

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An okay story elevated by an amazing narrator.

This one was . . . okay. Enjoyable enough, but I never got invested in the relationship between Hartwell and Warry, and it was sometimes hard to follow this wayward plot.

Cornell Collins, as one of my favorite narrators in this genre, was definitely the highlight.

I'll definitely be listening to book two, as I loved Cornell's performance of Christmas Gale and need more of that character in my life.

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An utter delight.

I adored Warry and Hartwell, and am just desperate for the remainder of the series to be released in audiobook!

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Nice start to a series

First, loved the narrator. He did an amazing job with Regency England accents and pronunciation. I thoroughly enjoyed his reading of this book.
Story-wise, it was lacking in a few places. I had a hard time with Hartwell being so mean, then being in love with Warry. And Warry for forgiving him for some of those mean things. However, it was a fun romp, with a dastardly villain who is randomly arrested, even though we weren't aware he was under investigation; a sassy sister who broke her own rules; and two men who danced around each other, poking each other in the chest.
It did introduce the character of and I absolutely adored his sarcastic, bored nature. I'm hoping to get to hear more of him.

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  • 01-08-22

Historical Regency mm romance

I must confess I am not a seasoned reader or listener of historical fiction. So that might colour my review.

The narrator did an amazing job, he brought the story to a higher level than the actual book seems to me. The storyline is a very light one. I enjoyed the use and frasing ( is that even a word?) of words.

The story is set amidst he upper classes in London. Hartwell needs to marry, according to his family. He and his best friend Rebecca arrange to be married, so that they each can live their own life. Worry/ Joseph, Rebecca her brother, and Hartwell are attracted to each other. However Worry is being blackmailed to be the husband of a supposed friend. Listen how the situation unfolds and both men fibs their hfn/hea together.
Narration 5* Story3,5-4, Overall 4*
I was given an audiobook by the authors in exxhange for an honest review

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  • Kazza - On Top Down Under/Dark Hints Book Reviews
  • 06-10-22

Funny. Heartfelt. Superb Narration.

I read this book first and gave it 4 stars but this, this wonderfully, passionately, pitch-perfect narration by Cornel Collins lifted A Husband for Hartwell to the next level. Things I missed the first time - gruff things, poignant things, endearing things, hilariously dry and charming things, the quiet moments - all popped because Collins brought Rock & Henry’s characters to three dimensional, living, breathing life. If you ask me book or audiobook for A Husband for Hartwell, I unequivocally say audiobook! What a joy.