Will do anything for books!
I do love a highland book, this brings us the mix of Highlanders and the English. Takes place in 1102/1103. Good story, sweet, scary, hot and the list goes on!! I LOVE this couple, perfect! Jamie (the heroine) is spunky and fun, quirky and very entertaining! Alec...well what can I say...YUMMY!! Hard, Strong, and of course STUBBORN!! Perfect dominant Highlander. I wish I could look under his plaids :)
I will say this is an excellent story will be a repeat listen for me! Narrator always does well and continued to do well this time.
I found that the vocabulary used in this book isn't nearly as authentic as some I've heard and honestly, that is a good thing, it can be difficult in some books to keep up and really get involved with the story when you have to focus so much on the language, that said, it sounds good and is very entertaining too, so really I'm good either way, but the point is that the language in this book is slightly closer to today's language than actual 1100's highlanders.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Probably, but I am on the fence about reading the others in the series-leaning toward reading them.
Highland Pleasures series by Jennifer Ashley or the historical romances by Maya Banks-I enjoyed the narration by those two series more.
Solid, adequate, steady
By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie, the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian.
Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire promised to conquer her heart...
It did follow a predictable model, however it was quite entertaining...a lot of cheeky humor-which you don't always get in historical romances.
NOTE: One minor description of sex. This is a new genre for me...I usually read contemporary, mature romances but have run out of books in this category. So please take this into consideration while reading my review.
Sure. It has a witty and humorous leading lady paired with a gruff but loving man who are getting to know each other. It's a fun combination.
Jaime was my favorite lead and the priest my favorite supporting character.
When she unknowingly was crying in front of the king.
I can't think of anything witty.
I didn't think I'd enjoy this book as much as I did. It was delightful.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I made myself listen to this whole book. I purchased it so I was going to listen! It was a battle. Not the narrators fault.
It was just to soft for me. The book is cute but the way the men act in this book towards her is unreal. This book should be under fantasy and not just romance. I felt like I was reading a teenagers brain.
I truly enjoyed this story. This is the first Julie Garwood book I listen too. The story was wonderful, and the people in the story were fantastic. The only complaint I have is the Narrators Male voices. They were just too cold and they sounded like if they were all robots. The female voices were great. This book is worth a credit. A must have book.
I really enjoyed this book, the first by the author that I've read or listened to. I totally loved the narrators voice, and the fluent way she moved from one character to another, each with a distinctive, expressive, and pleasant voice that really fit the character. I found the story very interesting from start to finish, amusing, and very moving, especially toward the end.
I found the characters and the dialogue absolutely horrid. Immature, annoying, stupid dialogue, it was very hard to get past. The characters were silly and shallow most of the time, or suddenly incredibly romantic and out of character. It was just not very well written. Not a favorite of mine.
On the plus side, the 'intimate' scenes were written well....
I loved this book - it kept me in suspense till the end. Narrator is great as well.
This is the second book I downloaded from Audible.
The first one is "The American Heiress", which I listened to when driving.
It is very entertaining and the narrator pronounce clearly and easy to listen to without having to focus too much.
But for this one, the narrator did not pronounce words clearly.
Sometimes she slurred the words.
Her man voice was hard to listen to when driving with all the outside sounds.
(And makes me wanna cough, she sound like someone with a sore throat)
I have to press my stereo all the time while driving to adjust the volume between her man voice and normal voice.
If I could refund this, I would.
I'm not native English speakers so maybe it's just me.
But if you ask me, I don't recommend this one.