I normally love this author, but this is probably the least entertaining of those I've read. Although the main characters' relationship is quite cute as are their conversations, it was too much talk and very little action. The plot was kind of stupid and it is hard to believe that a woman could have been that naïvely assertive in the middle/dark ages with such easy acceptance from men (regardless of how beautiful she was).
I love Julie Garwood's medieval and Scottish Highlander romance novels from the '80s and '90s, and this was one of the best.
It defintely feels "aged," as writing standards have improved greatly since this was originally published (we now expect tight points of view, non-cliched/stereotyped characters, etc.), but it's still fun to revisit the books I loved as a teen/young adult.
Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators for historical romance, and while her Scottish accent isn't excellent, she keeps it light enough, with just enough rolled Rs and inflection, that it doesn't detract from the story the way some other narrators' fake Scottish accents do.
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.
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....
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.