I found the constant, graphic sex scenes annoying and a distraction from the story. Maybe this just isn't my kind of book but those additions took WAY too much time without adding anything. In fact, they detract.
If Harlequin Romance is your thing, you will love this one.
I paid more for this book then I normally do because it was a historical fiction with great reviews. I was very disappointed. I never felt like I knew the characters. I didn't buy into who they were and got lost in all the diatribe and unnecessary verbiage.
Kate Reading did a fantastic job.
I was bored, frustrated and wondered how in the world people could give this such high reviews. I'm wondering if we read the same book. I saw it through to the end because, well because I buy books with the promise to finish it.
She spoke a little fast. Her accents for the Native Americans weren't believable, but her others were.
I waffled on getting this book, after it had been recommended by fellow Outlander readers. Yes, the author mentions Outlander characters in a historical sense (this book is about 15-20 years after the events of the most recent Outlander novel), and there are bunch of other nods to Diana Gabaldon's Scottish-American historical leanings. But it is in no way comparable to the Outlander series. Repeat. NOT OUTLANDER.
Ok, here's why. If you are looking for any scrap mentioning Gabaldon's characters, anything remotely Scottish, a love story of two slightly mis-matched star-crossed lovers in the wilderness of colonial-era America (or just after), this is for you. If you enjoy romance as a genre, here's a 30 hour treat for you. But that's what it is. 30 hours of stereotypical romance, mostly flat characters (the ones with potential didn't get developed), and predictable plot. It hardly even gave me a sense of the historical setting, with how little it was emphasized or described.
If you're looking for a book as well written, researched, plotted, and populated as Outlander, skip this. Outlander has a romance woven in to the rest of the storyline, but the quality of writing, the research Ms. Gabaldon does into her characters, setting, and plot points, and the depth of her characters (their faults, strengths, reactions, and choices) are some of the best I've come across yet. This book is a romance, with all the sex you want, but little else. Outlander fans, skip this. Romance fans, go ahead.
I was looking for a romance type historical fiction along the lines of Outlander. I found the story tedious and long and unsatisfying. I was disappointed.
Yes, I actually began this series when it was recommended to me by fans of the "Outlander" series. At first, I wasn't sure if it was comparable, but the author opens of a world of characters, history, and action which kept me entertained. I am actually re-listening to the whole series now, and the story is just as good as it was the first time around.
I would say Outlander is a close comparison - both are historical fiction filled with romance.
Beginning is a little slow, but the story picks-up and there is action,drama,and plot twists. Author really does a great job keeping the story moving throughout the series.
could not stop listening, the author and the narrator were brilliant cannot wait to listen to book 2. best audio book since Diana gabalton and Davina porter outlander series.
Overall a good read or listen. Kate Reading excellent narrator as always. Reminds me of Outlander series (and references Ian Murray & Claire) but doesn't spend the same time developing characters. As a result relationships seem a bit rushed and shallow at first. Looking forward to seeing where she takes this in the next book.