Saturday 22 January 2022

Audio review: His lessons on love

Narrated by: Justine Eyre

Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins

Release date: 01-25-22

Publisher: HarperAudio

Historical romance

To review

Clarissa and Mars think the worst of each other. She is boring, he is too much. But we all know they will fall helplessly in love.

Mars used to drink too much, but he has gotten better. But then his ex mistress shows up and leaves a baby. Wow, what an ahole. She did not care one but, just left the baby and said she had someone new. Ugh. And he is so unprepared and rushes out to get help.

Which brings us to Clarissa, who just lost her job and behind her stands a bunch of scheming older women. She will help out as the nanny.

Stuck in a house with a cute baby, check!

There is more too, drama with an old enemy, his evil mother shows up, and lots of time for them to fall in love.

I enjoyed it. They had to work for it and he had to let go of some old grudges to be what she needed, and what he wanted to be.

Good narration. Distinct voices and easy to follow along with. It is Eyre after all, she is always great

Lesson number one: A man, even titled and handsome, cannot be careless forever.

The Earl of Marsden - better known as Mars to all - has lived his life by his own rules…until he is presented with a very big problem in a very tiny package - a baby girl, his daughter cast off by his ex-mistress. Mars won’t let his child be cast adrift, except he doesn’t know the first thing about babies.

Panicking, he turns to a woman for help. Not just any woman, but Clarissa Taylor, village spinster, matron-in-training, and Mars’s greatest critic. Still, who better to tend a motherless child than a woman who was abandoned as a babe herself?

Lesson number two: Life always plays the upper hand - especially when it comes to love.

Clarissa desperately wishes to not to be beholden to anyone. She has spent a lifetime being pitied by the village. Her plan is simple - to use what the intolerable earl will pay her to become her own woman. It all sounds so straightforward until the threat of scandal sends her and the one man she can’t abide toward...marriage?

Mars and Clarissa are about to learn the greatest lesson of all - that sparks always fly when the iron is hot.


  1. Yeah, I get leaving the baby with him because you're destitute and she would starve, but just to have a new guy? Ugh.
    Sounds like it was a good set up for a romance.

    1. Yup, she had a new guy so she showed up with a baby and never even told him she was preggo

  2. I love that kind of premise - left holding the baby, of yes!

  3. That cover gives me Princess Bride vibes.

  4. Wow, left the baby and he's got no clue. Sounds like a good book.

  5. I don't think that I have read Cathy Maxwell before. This sounds really good. I bet the baby is better off anyway.

    1. Much better. She have two loving parents now

  6. Wow. Sounds like a lot of drama. What's with his name? Is he named for the God of War?

  7. glad he tossed his ex douche bag to the curb what a creep leaving a baby! Glad you liked it sounds good!



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