The story moved quickly before you could assume what would happen next. loved the characters, and loved that it was light, not melodramatic, didn't have to sit through tangents that writers get on with descriptions on the sky, or a rock, etc. it was a joy.
The story wasn't too bad; but I wouldn't call it memorable. The narration was certainly acceptable, and far above others that I've listened to. Overall, a simple, enjoyable story, though not one that had me listening every chance I got.
I love to multi-task with Audible!
Although I enjoyed the storyline... it was buried under layers and layers and layers of repetitive discriptions of feelings, body discriptions, emotions... etc
Like I said the story was good, it would have been better had the author limited her discriptions. Towards the end it felt like she was just filling pages. It became a little frustrating.
It was an okey book but if it wasn't on sale I would not have got it
Love to read!
I didn't LOVE this book, but I enjoyed it. There wasn't anything specifically "wrong" with it to make me not give it a 5 star rating, it just wasn't very memorable. The characters were likable and the plot was pretty good. There was sufficient romance and action. It wasn't boring or drawn out in parts. There was just something missing. It is definitely worth buying if it is on sale for $5 or if you have an extra credit.
In terms of performance, everything was very good EXCEPT the voice of Davina, the main female character. Sometimes the narrator made her sound like she was a 60 year old yuppie. Thank goodness, she actually didn't speak that much. It really got on my nerves.
Everything about this book is okay.... just okay. I don't really expect this kind of stuff to be great literature, and I didn't pay for that either. It's entertainment. Just know that going in.
This was the first "highlander" story I've ever listened to and I loved it! The narrator's voice for the main character Rob was all wrong. The voice did not seem to flow with the descriptions of the character and at times it was annoying. Despite that however the story and the love between the two main characters was great. I will listen to the rest of the series very soon.
I didn't make it beyond the first part of this book. The male lead is the happiest-go-lucky highlander I've ever seen in literature. He's better suited to a childrens' story than a romance. The attraction between the two main characters lacks depth, the accents are unbearable...sometimes sounding almost Hispanic at times, sometimes east Indian...rarely Scottish. There are way to many stock descriptions. The writing seems amateur, the narrator is lacking, and the motivations of the characters are underdeveloped. I would not buy this author again.
Say something about yourself!
Maybe it was because the main character wasn't a laird, but the son of a chief. Maybe it was because the leading lady wasn't tossed in with the male lead against her will...not sure what was missing but it was still a nice story.
As Rob, a highlander, passes by an Abby on the way to the Kings coronation he is dragged into a battle, he's shot with an arrow, and is begged by an English Captain to save the lady burning in the Abby. So, as any good highlander would do he saves the lady, but now what?!?! There are no survivors, and an entire English Army battalion was there protecting her....but why, who is she, and why does she have hundreds of men dying for her? She's not talking, and he's not buying she is a nobody.
There is an intricate plot, with many characters and takes place in both Scotland and England. There is a lot of talk about the English politics, kind of made it hard to keep up, but overall it was a decent story. Buy it on sale, maybe a credit if you really like this genre, but not worth buying in my opinion.
Edwina "I Love Books'
about a 5, narrator was good. More reading then characterizations! Poor Scottish Brogue.
I don't have a particular one
I disliked the lack of Characterizations the voices mostly sound the same!!
Davina Montgomery Has been living in hiding at St. Christopher's Abbey since she was born. Hiding as a Novice in training. She is being guarded by 100 English soldiers lead by Capt. Edward Asher. The Convent comes under attack with the intent on killing Davina. Robert/Rob MacGregor heir to the Chieftain and Laird of Clan MacGregor is on his way to The Coronation of King James the 7th. He runs right into the battle taking place at the convent. Rob is asked by Capt. Asher to help Davina and get her far away. Of Course Rob rescues her as the chapel is being burned to the ground and with all the Nuns inside he gets Davina out but can't help the other sister.
Davina is hiding her true identity from Rob and his Clan. Rob soon figures out who she really is. They fall in love as Rob takes Davina into hiding on the Isle of Skye were his Clan lives. I love stories like this with all the history behide it but in this case I think a lot of it was fictional. Still the story was very well written with great seconday charaters. The storyline moves fast. After sacrificing all of her life she finally gets her HEA. There are no surprises you will be able to figure out the storyline pretty quickly. If I had one complaint it would be I would have liked to see a more detail account of how King James carried out his retribution of his enemies and those trying to kill Davina.