Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Title: Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5)
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: August 18th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)
Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She's a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper's daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She'll take obscurity, thank you very much.
All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He's an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he's also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn't just a scandal waiting to happen. He's waiting to happen to her...and if she's not careful, she'll give in to certain ruination.
Oh no! The final book of the series has arrived. Technically it is only a novella/short story, but it is still part of the series and counts. Hehe. But yes, I am sad that this series is now over. This was a good series! Makes me want to read more by the author. I am worried they will not be as good as this series.
The story follows Rose and Stephen. Both are SOOO different, yet SOOOO similar. Rose is a shy, but smart girl. She is also black (or part black? I’m blanking) but she is not treated the nicest. Stephen is a writer for an all women's newspaper. He is also an Irish Catholic…soooo he isn’t treated the nicest. It also doesn’t help he is a rake. The two meet and they fall in love. But this isn’t an easy love for many reasons.
This was a very sweet one with two lovable characters. I liked Stephen in the last book. He was a hoot. He is quick with a joke and he doesn’t let things get under his skin. Carefree. He even jokes about this fact. No hidden depths of sorrow or tragedies. I wish I could be like him! He knows life sucks, but he doesn’t let it hold him down.
This was very sweet and short. I do wish that we were able to explore more of the aftermaths of their marriage at the end there. He had a bad reputation for being a rake and she is a woman of color…I would like to see what happened. Sure you can imagine, but I feel like it would’ve made the story better to get a couple of chapters that go over events AFTER the marriage. They have a lot to overcome for sure especially when they have kids.
The narrator was the same as in the previous of the series and she was just as good as previously.
In the end, I enjoyed it. Very sweet and short. I wish we had a couple of chapters after the two got married, but I still enjoyed this. I will stamp this with 4 stars.