I realllly liked this book! It was a joy to listen to.... I laughed, and smiled, and shed a tear tear and there.... Amelia Grey has written a most enjoyable story full of rich characters, beautiful visuals and true emotion. This was a great happy-ever-after romance which will go onto my "Listen again, someday" list.
NARRATOR : Barrie Kreinek deliverd a excellent performance with all of the good qualities and none of the bad! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
CREDITWORTHY? : Heavens yes! If you love a good historical romance then you can't go wrong!
HEAT FACTOR? : Very little... Some chemistry... a clear visual, a little steam but no real heat.
What a fantastic job Bethany Claire did with this book! I couldn't stand all the twists and my heart had that suspense driven thump thing happening. Yes, this was very enjoyable! It fits perfectly into its genre and delivers everything we love about them and more. The mastery of two different centuries and two different countries accents is seamless.
Great characters, suspense and plot twist with romance, betrayal, and hunky highlanders!
NARRATOR: EXCELLENT... I thought at first that her narration would have too slow a delivery and almost changed the playback speed , yet within moments I was thankful that I hadn't as it was spot on in timing, cadence and and inflection. Her mastery of male and female voices is commendable. There is never any doubt as to who is speaking and the accents are are exceptional. I look forward to hearing more from her.
CREDITWORTHY? YES! YES! YESSSSSS!
HEAT FACTOR: A full rolling boil, HOT!
This book has such amazing potential for greatness... but sadly falls far short of acceptable. What there was of it was very enjoyable and even surprising. Yet the constantly skipping from what felt like a unfinished sentence to the next disconnected one that I found myself rewinding constantly to see what I had missed. Days, weeks, months passed between once sentence and the next often leaving so much unanswered that it was verrry confusing! It seemed that every time something started to develope that was proving would be quite interesting it was suddenly far in the future and often there was no knowledge of how that had happened or how that moment resolved. An entire subplot was given literally two or three sentences to (not) develope and was forgotten until it was needed to explain something further on in the story, not having been given the weight it needed to substantiate the importance that that little would carry much importance further on. There was such potential for something outstanding to be written into existence.The storylines that were merely teased at with the promise of something special and interesting and even exciting were merely hinted at . It felt like a half written outline with the ideas there but never fleshed out. Incredibly disapointing!
NARRATOR: Marian Hussey was the one and only saving grace to the experience which is / was this book. She is a remarkable performer with perfect accents perfect everything.
CREDITWORTHY? No, not really. l enjoyed what there was of the story. And the plot was very interesting but...
HEAT FACTOR: STEAMY!