Normally this is not my type of book. A little too erotic, but the author captured the flavor of the era and kept my interest. The narrators were great and I might consider listening to more of this authors books. I only wish that more time would had been devoted to the development of all the characters of the book.
This is one the best book I've listened to so far (I have already purchased 14 books). Rosalyn Landor has ruined me for every other narrator; this is the 6th book I have listened to with her as the narrator and she is by far the BEST EVER. From this day on I refuse to listen tp any books that she is not narrator of. I have already started to download another.
This is my first book from this author, so I didnt know what to expect. I was not disappointed. I plan on purchasing all of her books if they are as good as this one. The narrator was great as well.
My husband and daughter now think I am deranged from My random outbursts of laughter. This is truly a favorite of mine now and highly entertaining as well as a wonderful love story.
This book is a wonderful example of Garwood's subtle humor in the midst of a good book. I laughed over the densness of the heroin's attempts to fit into the clan & to reform her Laird husband.
It's hard to listen to this book, after finishing the Outlander Audible series, narrated by Davina Porter. For that very reason, I had a hard time adjusting to this narrator. I felt as though her attempt at male voices sounded more like someone with a bad case of sore throat. In all fairness, I got used to her male voices. The story is okay, but not really exciting. I found myself rolling my eyes at some of the cheeseball romantic parts. I'm a grown woman, but maybe a really young teenager would "swoon" at this. The plot was totally predictable and left me feeling a bit let down that there wasn't more adventure.
I love this book more than any other book I have ever read. It's first with "Again the Magic" by Lisa Kleypas in a close second. This story had the strong willed heroine and the errogant hero fighting til they fell in love. And then even fighting after. I loved every moment of it. The narrator is amazing as well. I have listened to this book numerous times.
This was the first romance novel I ever read as a teenager and it's still one of my favorites. I think I read this, and Garwood's others in this series at least 20 times. Good enough to read over and over for sure. When I saw it was in audiobook format, I had to get it. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I hadn't read the books in a few years and listening to it brought the story alive for me in a way it never did before.
Jamie is a strong compliment to Alec even though she is English - a sore spot, let me tell you. I love reading not only about her budding relationship and eventual romance with Alec but also her relationships with the other people in the story and the family she chooses and who choose her.
I enjoyed this book very much, the story is nice but the narrator is even better, the best I have come across so far, she really gives life to the characters and everyone is different, I liked it so much I went on and purchased Mine till midnight by Lisa Klaypas just because of the narrator and I am enjoying that one as well. Rosalyn Landor is hands down best narrator I have listened to, thank you!
'Disappointed' is not a strong enough word. It actually made me angry how awful this book is. I must have slipped into some alternate universe while listening to this thing - that's the only way to make sense of the fact that so many people seem to have enjoyed this utterly insipid, ridiculous, mind-numbing bit of tripe. Yes, fine, in picking a historical romance I'm not expecting Tolstoy. I'm prepared for something light, hopefully a bit fun and a touch sexy, packaged in a generic but atmospheric historical setting. The Bride did start out that way. I immediately disliked the extremity of the heroine's superwoman characteristics - she is perfect and can do everything and everyone loves her and yet she is ooooh so humble and blablabla. Standard fare with these stories, I guess, so I was willing to get over it. But ugh: "She is as flawed as a clear blue sky" (gimme a break). As if this statement is not bad enough, the author apparently does not trust that her reader has enough brain cells to figure out the irony here, so she has another character ask what the speaker could possibly mean, since a clear blue sky is not flawed at all! "No," says the other, "only to a blind man". Gag.
OK, so we have the utterly perfect heroine (to make her main character 'three-dimensional' Garwood inserts an ever-so-charming flaw: the lovely Jamie has a bad sense of direction), and the gigantic, irresistibly sexy, rough, powerful Scottish laird whom said heroine is forced to marry and who cannot wait to get her in the sack. Sure, I'm with ya, fire away.On the first day of their marriage he seduces her despite her determination to keep him at arm's length unti he loves her, and he promises to never lose his temper with her. And that's it. Really. The rest of the book is about her going "haha, I'm going to make you angry but you can't be angry because you promised. Although I don't mean to be insolent, my lord." Then he is angry, making her wonder if he really cares about her. Then he shags her and tells her how much he cares about her. Then she goes "haha, I'm going to make you angry but you can't be angry because you promised..." On and on, one idiotically contrived altercation, self-pity party and boring sex scene after another, ad nauseum. It's unbelievable, really.
Sure, the narration was fine.
I have to say I typically do not listen to historical romances but this book was so highly rated that I downloaded it. For me it dragged on a bit and I really got to a point where I wished it was over. The narrator was great and she is what kept me listening.