Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Audio Review: Axel - Grace Burrowes

Axel Belmont, though a wealthy and much-respected botanist, occasionally takes a turn serving as magistrate in his rural corner of Oxfordshire. When the owner of a neighboring estate is the victim of a homicide, Axel initially suspects the man's much younger wife, Abigail Stoneleigh, of committing the crime. But then Abby appears to be in harm's way, and Axel's investigation uncovers longstanding deceptions aimed at cheating her out of wealth and happiness. The solution to this deadly puzzle remains elusive, even as Axel captures Abby's heart and surrenders his own. Axel is a fine investigator, a devoted father, a brilliant scientist, (and an excellent kisser), but will he solve the mystery before the villain strikes again? 

Audio CD, 10 h
Expected publication: October 24th 2017 by Tantor Audio (first published January 1st 2015)
Jaded Gentlemen #3
I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

My thoughts:
When it comes to Burrowes books I do believe them when they fall in love. Because they fall slowly, and they fall for real. These are books where people talk, and hey, talk some more. No unnecessary silly drama either.

Axel is 40ish?, a widower, has 2 sons in school, loves his roses and his academic  pursuits.  He is also the magistrate. And really sweet too!

Abby is now a widow and well she blossoms during this book. I can not say more. I really grew to like her.

Her husband is murdered and Axel most solve the case. And it takes time. This is not a fast solving riddle. He puts in the legwork and grows to care for the young widow (and trust me you will be tooootally fine with this, damn that husband of hers.)

There is also a lot of food eaten, sandwiches, scones, teacakes, I got all hungry when reading.

Conclusion:
It really is a pleasant tale. That is the perfect word, a pleasant tale that I enjoyed.

Narrator James Langton
This is my 5th Burrowes book by him and I could not have it any other way. He does it so well. So proper. Not a beat missed and a pleasant voice listening too


26 comments:

  1. I love a good slow-burn romance, but mostly I love food descriptions so I've got to give this a try!

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    1. Food descriptions are awesome aren't they, and yummy

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  2. I love that you read five books written by this author, that just means that you really like this writingstyle and his stories. Falling in love slowly is better than those stories where they are instantly in love with each other. That's so fake! haha. :)

    ps: WOW! I have missed in all these years that I've not been blogging. You have a five month old daughter. How wonderful! You must be on top of the world right now! Enjoy being a mom. Time goes bye so fast! My older sister got a one year old and I can't believe how fast she's growing! Incredible. :)

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    1. Oh, I have listened to 5 books by her. I have read 19 by her

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    2. Yes you have sure been away for some time :D But hey you came right back when something happened. She is a sweetie, a handful, and growing so fast.

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  3. I've not read any of her work, but I really enjoy when there is real romance, and none of that rushed stuff these days. Sometimes, a relationship needs to grow. I also like that this is a mature couple, so I can relate a little more. Great review!

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    1. Mature, lets it grow. ALl good things. And the scones!

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  4. Gonna have to try one of her books!!

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  5. I have not read much of her work but it looks like I need to change that. This one sounds good.

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  6. This one sounds good and I like that the two of them have pasts but find love again. I read one by this author and I didn't like it I can't remember the name of it though.

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    1. If her style is not for you then I doubt this one will be

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  7. Ooh, a romance tinged mystery, sounds good!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  8. This sounds good, and I like that the romance unfolds slowly

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  9. I want to eat what they're eating! Like it when the talk too instead of unnecessary drama.

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    1. NO miscommunication! So seldom that happens

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  10. I really need to start reading this author. I have several of her books ready to go. I like that the characters are a bit older in this one.

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