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Above all others

Everything Griffin Calverson ever touched turned to gold, but his worldly success has only isolated him. Despite his millions, he is essentially alone and sworn to remain so - until he meets Araminta Woodhall, whose sultry beauty sets his heart on fire. Griffin loves her beyond all reason - though by the rules of his social circle, they cannot marry. But Araminta will not agree to be merely his mistress.

Against all odds

Raised in humble circumstances, Araminta has grown strong in the face of adversity - her courage and pride have always gotten her through. But Griffin Calverson may be her only weakness - and her only refuge in an unforgiving world. She can't seem to tell him goodbye...and she will settle for nothing less than all his love.

©2015 Kate Rothwell (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Somebody to Love

Stephanie Cannon did a superb (5star) job of bringing to life the characters in this intriguing romance written by Kate Rothwell. I'd say they both deserve 5 stars for not only the performance but also the creativity written into the story and the characters themselves. It's a wonderful, steady moving story that holds your interest until the very last page. I liked that the plot was well thought out and the storyline original. Having listened to the audible version first, I can easily say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and whole heartedly recommend it to my friends. Kate Rothwell writes the types of romance novels I can get lost in. She's an excellent, creative writer!

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Wow!! I think I may love this book!

I really liked the book in series before this one so I decided to continue on and I think this story is even better! The leading lady is strong, capable and knows her own mind. She doesn’t need a man to save her and I love that! It was also a really nice and interesting change to read a book from this era about a woman is interracial pursuing an interracial relationship. It was so good that I’m already ready to listen to it again.

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Not as good as the first one

Not sure I would have wanted to use a credit on this one. The first half was good — engaging, interesting. Heroine and hero were also intriguing and different. Araminta is 1/4 black and Griffin is the rich brother our heroine from the first story. He has always been intrigued by the only woman who challenges him with criticism — because he is so rich all the people around him are toadies. A bit of a typical set-up on the criticism part. Rothwell sets story in NY and stays away from “ton” high society settings, as she did in the first story, and that is refreshing. The problem is that she seemed to run out of things to say or perhaps she just kept saying the same thing over and over. We had to watch the heroine for almost half the book avoid going to bed with the hero (having already done so in the first half of the book) because he wanted her to be his mistress and she didn’t want to be a “whore”. We also get very little about NY during that time period (we got a lot of that in the prior book in the series, here there is almost nothing — it could have been set on the moon). We do learn a fair amount about Araminta (who she is and her past) but Rothwell didn’t do a very good job on Griffin. He remains wooden and basically unknown, except when he is taken with passion and strategizing about how to get Araminta back into bed — that’s about all that goes on in his inner dialogue. SPOILER: toward the end Araminta agrees to be Griffin’s lover but not for money. Seems that could have happened during the first half of it the book and the mystery/danger part, Griffin’s character, NYC and the story more generally could have been better fleshed out. We never really understand what caused the issues between hero and bad guy except at the most superficial level. SPOILER: instead the bad guy disappears for quite a while in the last third of the book until the heroine purposely walks right back into his clutches at which point he is easily vanquished. Thus the second half fell apart for me. I’m not sure I would have been happy about spending a credit. The first of this 2 book series was definitely better. On the other hand, the heroine is quite unusual and the setting remains refreshing.

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Girl Power

What I love about this author besides her superb writing is that all the female characters are strong heroines who take no shit from any man where most regency books do not.

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A great listen!

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means a great introduction to it. I loved the historical aspect and enjoyed the character interaction and character development. The characters were human, nothing conjured about them. The tension created both between characters and within story plot was well done. Stephanie Cannon, too, did an excellent job as narrator. I’m looking forward to listening to more of Ms. Rothwell’s books.

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I tried to finish the book because the narration is good but it felt too long and I DNF.

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wonderful story!

Great story, loved it from the beginning until the very end. will read again. The narration was very good as that can make or break a story.

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great story, happy ending

the only critique of the narrator is that she doesn't pause between points of view when the story shifts, so it's a bit jarring to have such a quick perspective change.
but the story is heartwarming and has a good ending.

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Loved it

The narrator, Stephanie Cannon is the best I’ve listen to since I started listening to audio books

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First Interracial Historical Romance

Wow, biracial heroine!! Loved it eventhough she was a cook. An enjoyable read for me.

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Something Missing

The magic didn’t continue from book one. The subplot, which could have and should have been more intriguing, wittered away to an aside, when it could have been more rousing.

The plot of the story also held promise - Ariante had more personality and fire in book one and Griffin came across as more impressive.

Something was missing in this, but I can’t put my finger on it. It could be that the cast of supporting characters were not as fully rounded out, or as endearing as the previous characters (but given who they were, I guess that endearing would not have sat well).