Interesting book. Very typical of many societies where protection of the family name is important no matter what must be done to protect that name. What goes on in the palatial home stays in the palatial home.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
a very good read, or rather listen, loved the story line as well as all the characters. Love most of the books by this author, she as never let me down yet. When shopping for a new novel I'm a;ways looking for works written by her. The narrator was very good as well.
Addicted to books, but especially to audiobooks!
I've a few of Linda Howard's books in my audio library (After the Night, Kill & Tell) and for the most part, I have really enjoyed her writing style. She brings a good balance between, action, mystery & romance to her novels. The romance aspect of the book is typically well done with a level of sensuality but in good taste.
I have to say thought, that I found Shades of Twilight's description of incestuous relationships very disturbing to say the least. The author didn't do a good at describing those relationships in a more critical light, but rather they are presented to the reader as almost normal and acceptable.
Ms. Howard is a great writer and she always does a good job at transporting you to the time & place where her characters are located but this one is by far my least favorite of her books.
Natalie Ross has become one of my favorites narrators, she brings the right level of emotion to the story without overacting. She also is one of the few female narrators that has a perfect pitch to handle both male & female voices (Let's face it; some female narrators sound very creepy when doing male voices!!)
If you are a fan of Linda Howard, you'll probably enjoy this book. If this if your Linda Howard book, I suggest you start with something a little lighter than this...Cheers and happy reading!!!
I enjoyed the book, however, this is the first romance novel I have ever purchased and was a bit surprised by the sexual nature of it. I probably will not purchase any romance novels in the future but I found this one interesting.
I really liked this book when I read it. The narrator is okay and the beginning is a bit slow, but I loved it from about 1/4 of the way straight to the end.