reviews for fun
More like a spoiled brat. I liked the story but I couldn't stand Jillian St. Clair and her mouth. Her character could have been toned down a little bit and the story would have been better. Her childish tantrums irritated me.
Before I started this series, I was a fan of the Fever series. I followed up the Outlander series with the first of this series and was a bit disappointed. Not only was it nothing like Outlander (not that much could come close to the story and Davina Porter's incredible portrayals of the characters), but it wasn't even on the same level in terms of story as Fever. But I had already bought the first few, so I continued with this one. While it's still no Outlander, this story was much more compelling than the first. It's still a little odd to hear Phil Gigante do women's voices because his is so very deep, but he did pretty well, and I enjoyed this story much more than the first one.
Maybe I'll try more of KMM's books, but it depends of the book. No so sure of Phil tho. I don't really like his female voices or his Scottish accents.
It's not my story so I wouldn't change it. However, what detracted from the story was all the bickering between the 2 main characters. At a certain point it was just too much. All in all, it felt like a writer's first work or a piece that didn't go through enough drafts before publishing.
Phil's female voices were very hard to listen to. I rarely enjoy a man trying to do a woman's voice tho.
Some readers like the hero and heroine to have a strong antagonistic relationship before they get together and this gives it in spades. Also, there are those who like a romance that has a pregnancy with a strong protective male story line, that too is in this.
Many people read reviews for plot info. So here it goes. I was a little confused at the beginning because it gives background information and then we jumped forward, and forward again. We then have parents plotting to wed a 21 year old to one of 3 men that the father chose. Apparently Grimm and Jillian have past issues. We proceed in to hours of banter with private 'I love you' type thoughts with why 'I can't be with you' thoughts as well. After several hours of this it really starts to get on my nerves a bit. Grimm finally gives in to his feelings for a couple of days, while the other 2 men are sick and in bed, then, cowardly, talks himself into running away. J's parents return to announce that she will have to marry one of the other two men and post the bands. All the while, the parents are convinced that G will return to stop the wedding. Of course, as with all good romance novels, he charges in at the 11th hour and 59 min and 59 sec. to stop the 'I do's'. They then ride off to hide and she has morning sickness...so we have to stop at his place for awhile. While there, he confronts his past with his father.... Are you getting the picture of the plot? The reason I listened to this story a second time is that I forgot what the story was about. I read/listen to alot in this genre, so I rate a little harder than most. I give this a 2 star under the 'It was Okay' category. Was it a waste of time and credit? 50/50. Could the author have gone though more editing? Yes. Could they have found a better narrator for this story? Yes.
I don't like to give bad reviews, but I count on reviews to determine what I will choose next. Sorry KMM. This just wasn't my cup of tea.
This book along with the others is the series are one of my favorites. Karen Marie Moning is such a wonderful writer, she brings you into the story and your hanging on for a ravenous ride, eating up every word along the way.
What did I like the best you ask? Jillian's determination to break Grimm's steely reserves. Karen' makes all her warrior's strong, delicious and stubborn and it takes a strong willed woman who is equally stubborn to break the barriers these men put up.
What can I say about Phil Gigante that if you have listened to him read, that you don't already know. He brings the story to life with his voice. He makes it believable with his spot on interpretation of the men and the women don't sound sappy when he reads them. Phil is a great performer and when his voice is behind the words, they seem to leap off the page.
The chemistry between the two characters is unbelievable. I was so frustrated with Grimm at tumes as well as with Jillian. I think that when they finally got together I had tears in my eyes.
If you want to read a romance that will keep you from wanting to put down the pages, then To Tame A Highlander is the perfect choice. Let it take you away to Scottland on the wings of Karen's writing and Phil's seductive and thoroughly entertaining voice. Let Mr. Gigantcowhide you away to Scotland in the 15th century and let him take you through the journey while Jillian entices him to take the leap and Tame the man she loves.
I thought it couldn't get better than Beyond the Highland Mist, but To Tame a Highland Warrior took the adventure and romance to new heights.....its a wonderful bodice ripping story and the narrator, Phil Gigante is incredible and makes me shiver with his delightfully sexy scottish brogue! I loved his readings in the Fever Series as Jericho Barrons and the Sidhe males in the same series...
love the development of the characters and folding in of old celtic lore. truly a great author.
Just like the others in this series this book did not disappoint. Love that reachs through time and binds hearts forever. Great narrator
I can now do my work and listen too. Hearing a professional reader is the best--great way to pass time.
I am a reader and a Librarian--Personally I find all of Karen Marie Monings books an escape that I look forward to reading. I fly through each book only wishing it wouldn't end. Her books have a balance of plot, character development, adventure, action, and sex to keep you interested and wanting more. Excellent!
I really liked this one, it was a change of view for me, and I was instantly entertained by the reader and stroy line; a bit long in the beginning but story kept me listening.
please.....make us come to happiness.....write more stories....ther are far too many of us who cant find this man