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  • Someone to Romance

  • A Westcott Novel, Book 7
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Someone to Romance

By: Mary Balogh
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
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Summary

Love comes when you least expect it in this captivating new novel in the Wescott Regency romance series from New York Times best-selling author Mary Balogh.

Lady Jessica Archer lost her own interest in the glittering excitement of romance after her cousin and dearest friend Abigail Westcott was rejected by the ton when her father was revealed to be a bigamist. Ever practical, however, once she's 25, she decides it's time to wed. Though she no longer believes she will find true love, she is still very eligible. She is, after all, the sister of Avery Archer, duke of Netherby. 

Jessica considers the many qualified gentlemen who court her. But when she meets the mysterious Gabriel Thorne, who has returned to England from the New World to claim an equally mysterious inheritance, Jessica considers him completely unsuitable because he had the audacity, when he first met her, to announce his intention to wed her.

When Jessica guesses who Gabriel really is, however, and watches the lengths to which he will go in order to protect those who rely upon him, she is drawn to his cause - and to the man.

©2020 Mary Balogh (P)2020 Recorded Books

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A good solid story

It is a Westcote saga, but still manages to stand on it's own. Though it is good to know the stories of the other characters. The danger of long sagas, is the books start to peter out, this hasn't happened.
Jessica has grown up and though she wishes to marry, she hasn't met the right man.
The only thing wrong, was the concept that you can still inherit after you have killed the sitting lord.

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Intrigue and love

Enjoyed immensely. Wish Westcott, writes update book covering all the previous books a chapter each.

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I have fallen in love with Gabe and Jessica

True to Mary Balogh's style, this book lives up to the Westcott tradition! Lively characters and great plot. I would listen to this again!

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Simply adorable!!!

As before this book didn’t disappoint- not only are all characters presented beautifully- the plot of the story lures you in …
No stopping until the end !

The joy was that the story didn’t stop with the wedding but kept going ….

Now it would be wonderful to learn what happens in the new home :-)

Have to dash - I downloaded the next book by the author :-)

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An Outstanding story!!!

I love love love this story and I always love it when Rosalind Landor is the reader!!

I could not put it down till the very end

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  • Donna
  • 26-08-20

Balogh and Landor are Back!

Yes, I know. I read some of the responses to Balogh's novella, Someone to Remember, that insisted that there was too much internal dialogue and not enough plot. They cannot make the same accusation with Someone to Romance. Balogh is back to her talented roots, giving readers deep characterization with interesting conflicts pushing the story along. I prefer this investment in characterization, and Mary Balogh is so talented at showing the humanity of her characters through their integrity and their flaws. I do not care for novels that claim to be romances, but are mostly mysteries, with romantic scenes thrown in like an afterthought. I'll admit that Jessica is my least favorite character, since her appearance in Someone to Love, and her selfish tantrums concerning Anna. But I admire Balogh for staying true to Jessica's character as she is protrayed as now being an adult. Even as the heroine, readers still see signs of that selfish, spoilt girl. But Balogh always provides her characters with hope and growth. Readers will see that despite her flaws, Jessica has grown and will continue to grow through her love for Gabriel. Thank you, Mary Balogh, for giving us characters that reflect the strengths and weaknesses that we all possess. I am greedy, though. Can we now anxiously await Harry's story?

Rosalyn Landor is responsible for ruining almost all audible books for me, for she outshines nearly every other reader. I am always amazed at her talent, especially in portraying male characters. Nothing is ever affected; the shift to male voices is so subtle and so believable. Landor doesn't read; she acts, and her acting gives us Oscar worthy performances. I don't even have to read an Audible review before purchasing. If Rosalyn Landor is the reader, I know I am in for a delight!

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  • Jonana
  • 25-11-20

Perfect!!

Mary Balogh is my favorite ! I had purchased this book as a pre-order, then saved it for when I needed a diversion and pick me up. It really fit the bill, just what I needed and impossible to put down. The characters were charming and the narration outstanding. Gabriel, who first appeared cold and distant, turned out to be, despite his self doubt,, sweetly and unassumingly romantic, swoon worthy. Who would of thought touching little fingers could be so memorable. I’m sorry it’s finished, I definitely will listen to it again, as I do all of her books. Thank you, Ms Balogh and Ms Landor for another unforgettable and beautiful love story!,

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  • Nicety
  • 28-08-20

I love the Wescott's

Mrs. Mary Balogh has done it again. I love Jessica's story. He is perfect for her. The Wescott family knows how to make things right. Yes! Buy the book, you won't regret it. Of course Rosalyn Landor nailed it. Perfect combination 😍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-22

Another enthralling listen by Mary Balogh

I have enjoyed listening to Mary Balogh's Westcott series and recommend it to anyone interested in regency romance. Rosalyn Landor does an excellent job narrating the series, in fact she is one of my favorite narrators.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-21

Jessica Archer’s Modern Romance

My favorite Westcott novel yet! The storyline is perfect sampling of a romance and satisfies fully more than it leaves you wanting more. The scene in Hyde Park with most of the previous male protagonists all together was the most thrilling scene I’ve read in a long time!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-10-20

BEAUTIFUL! LOVED IT!

I enjoyed this story emendously!
The characters were enchanting!
MB's words paint a wonderful picture as she takes us on an exciting journey back in time.
Rosalyn Landor is the consummate narrator bringing all the characters to life in her most delightful way!
ENJOY!👱‍♀️🙏🌻💞👍

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  • julia ny
  • 19-07-21

She is back

I enjoy the book and Rosalyn Landon is one of the finest narrators I would definitely recommend this to any historical romance lovers .the story line is never boring and good characters.

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  • DzCnti
  • 20-03-21

tedious and disappointing

not up to Balough;&s nusual standard. recapping Westcott familyhistory is no substitute for believable character development or story telling.

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  • ZeraGirl
  • 18-07-22

A mere touch, a single rose...

Great story in the Wescott series. Jessica, sister to the Duke of Netherby, gets her chance at love. She's twenty-five now and is determined that she will choose a husband this season. Her regular stable of admirers increase by two when two new suitors arrive on the scene. One a clear charmer and handsome, the other a bit of a mystery but she is drawn to him despite the mystery surrounding him. When Jessica uncovers who her mystery man really is and the secret he hides, will she give him up or stand by his side? Great story with most of the familiar Westcott family members making an appearance.

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  • Agatha Istanbul
  • 14-07-22

I like anything narrated berry Rosalyn Landor!

I liked this story by Mary Balough because it dealt with many insecurities people deal with! For example, Jessica Archer was so full of fear that, at first, she would not let Gabriel close to her - she would not love him. And he, even though he chose her to marry after one meeting, did not choose her for the right reasons. He only wanted her to"fulfill" her role as his future Countess because she was now a Duke's sister and knew how to be haughty!! They both learned that love should be behind all their actions and that they DID love each other. I would recommend this book!