Just the narrator
Ian and his wife
Good story in its own right but feel sure there are more stories to tell within this family
Good and strong story line
Period. This is the beginning of one of the best Romance series that you will find. I have a limited number of repeat books (books I read or listen to more than once). This entire series is a multiple repeat series for me.
Ashley begins with great characters. The men in this book are wonderfully flawed. They are far from perfect, yet they are captivating, courageous, protective, sincere...The women that she incorporates into their lives are strong, funny, noble creatures as well. All of the characters are deep, multi-layered people that you gradually learn about over the course of a book and the series.
I would recommend this (and the following series) to anyone that enjoys romance, but certainly to those that love historical romance! Ashley utilizes issues that were current at the time, which I think just adds to the story.
The cherry on top of this masterful sundae is Angela Dawe. This narrator is one of my all time favorites. She gives the Mackenzie men each their own voice that goes so well with how they're described that you can see these men in your mind!! The women are awesome too...so many different accents. It is all lovely.
First time listener of Jennifer Ashley's book. I'm ooked with the family story. can't wait to start the other book within the series. this book have humor, humility, a heart wrenching sadness for Ian shortcoming and family love.
I was hooked from the first chapter when out of the no where Ian told Beth she should marry him. the narration was excellent.
I like Angela Dawe as a narrator. The narrator can make or break a book for me. This has a very good story that is intertaining with twists and turns to make it interesting. I am listening to the series for the second time. I am enjoying it as much the second time as I did the first. Recommend the series.
Rather high given the fact that I'm not really into romances. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp.
A deep, contented sigh.
A real talent for accents.
No laughing or crying but rather, a real interest in the happiness of the characters. A writer who can get you to care about the heroine and her hero is truly skilled.
Despite being a period romance the characters were so refreshingly atypical I became enthralled with the story almost immediately. They seemed accesible and complicated all at the same time and I eagerly burned through the book in one day. Hooray for unconventional main characters!
This book, although set in the 1800's, doesn't feel like it. It's a very captivating story. I love the way it unraveled in stages and kept you guessing who did it till the end. Lord Ian was socially inept and he was willing to learn, always asking questions. He met a lovely lady and fell in love with her but couldn't express himself. He worked hard at it and in the end, you couldn't shut him up from expressing himself. I love the Duke also, with his gruf character but he was soft when it came to the people he loved. He ruled with an iron fist, but loved with all his heart. Great love story, can't wait to start book two to find out more about Lady Isabella scandalous marraige.
What a terrific story. I think that Elizabeth Hoyt wrote about Jennifer Ashley, something to the effect that the heroes in her books were "my kind of manly man" that is paraphrased, but you get the point. SO TRUE, the best men!
She did a fantastic job describing a man in the late 19th century who obviously had Aspergers syndrome, if not autism. Wonderful wonderful
Unfortunately the reader (performer) was dreadful. It made it difficult to listen. Every sentence was the same , kind of a breathless statement always accenting the last word.
I can't believe the publishers listened to her read and said, "great, your hired". Jennifer Ashley's books are too good to be brought low by an incompetent reader.