“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
The Mackenzie family was interesting as a whole, but the character of Ian was very captivating. The concept is very unique and was well executed by the author. Overall, this is one of the best historical romance novels I have read.
The Mackenzie family was interesting as a whole, but the character of Ian was very captivating. The concept is very unique and was well executed by the author. Overall, this is one of the best historical romance novels I have read. The only negatives of this book was some odd comments made by the heroine, Beth. Sometimes her reactions seemed forced or unnatural, even odd. Also, the author tends to repeat unimportant information multiple times throughout the book... it is distracting.
From beginning to end, the story is captivating; the theme different and truly unique. A mentally ill hero? Wow. To be honest, I usually do not like Angela Dawe's narration (Nalini Singh's novels)however, Angela did a great job. It was even a plus to find this book on sale.
If you like romance, I believe you'll truly believe like this book.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Ian is so great. He is not mad but then again, he is completely mad!
I like how Beth could tell right away there was something interesting about him. I love the bluntness of Ian. The fact that he was so direct made him seem mad to everyone, but not to Beth, his Beth. Very cute story. The bed talk was just so cute and funny, but so erotic at the same time. Very good. Worth the credit.
Just A little bibliophile!
This is a well-written "period" romance with engaging and compelling characters. A plot with substance, a good arc and pace to the story. I was entertained and enjoyed my time with this story and the characters featured. I felt the narration was excellent! This may seem a brief summary, but really there's no higher endorsement I can give to this story by going into more detail (which I try to avoid giving away too much of the story in my reviews). One of my favorite listens this year. Highly recommend, don't miss this one!
Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?
A beautiful love story between two very flawed people, Ian, who today would probably be labeled slightly autistic and Beth whose childhood was rough and ever changing. The author brings them together quickly and then let's their story play out as it will. The couples flaws are the things that help them understand each other. I loved Ian's ability to understand the things most of us over look and Beth's ability to understand a man others thought was mad. Ian's family has the best intentions when they try to protect him from the outside world but Ian is a man with a mind of his own. I loved the way the authors understands Ian's disability and how it affects him. The narrator Angela Dawe does an excellent job with all the voices. Each character has its own personality and the listener can distinguish each one by its personality. I enjoyed this story so much I am going on to listen to the other books in this series.
Absolutely, It was a fun read with an interesting Hero and Heroine.
I don't want to give anything away but it has to do with the inspector and his reasoning for getting so called justice on this family.
You will fall in love with Ian. He as autism and he continues to fight it for the women he loves is just beautiful.
I liked Beth. I like that she wasn't cowed by the mighty Mackenzie brothers. She stood her ground and really stood up to Hart.
After Beth had been stabbed and was dying, Ian never left her side. Most men wouldn't have been able to care for her, but due his oddities he had read all of the nursing and doctors manuals and was able to provide better care for her than anyone could have imagined.
I also like that his brothers weren't afraid to shed a few tears. They love each other even though they may have a hard time showing it or may show it in awkward ways - they still love each other very much.
This is my first Angela Dawe and I'll be listening to more by Ms. Dawe. I thought she did a great job.
This is my first Jennifer Ashley book and I like that she took on condition that is rarely discussed (Aspberger's syndrome) and I'm glad that she also added a bit of a mystery. She writes well and obviously did her research. I've already started reading the second book in the series and will probably buy the audio version too.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
I don't like historical romances....I really don't. I like vampires, hot romances, and highlander books complete with castles and lairds and strong women who steal the lairds heart. I do not like simpering woe-is-me I shouldn't even like to kiss you...you big strong man...a lady doesn't enjoy being kissed...blah...blah...blah.
I got this book during an Audible sale because it was part one of the Highland Pleasures series...I focused on the word HIGHLAND and didn't even read the blurb. The book opened up by saying it was taking place in the late 1800's and I basically said "oh crap"! I told myself I would give it a half hour and be done with it....and thank goodness I did because it was wonderful! The male lead of this book has a form of autism, he doesn't understand emotion, can remember every word or music note he ever heard, he was locked in an asylum for half his life, and he has an obsession with porcelain bowls! All in all he appeared to be just enough off kilter to be one of my favorite male leads of all time!
I once again became concerned that I would hate this book when the female lead was introduced. Mrs. Akerly was a widowed wife of a Vicar, who was engaged to marry the town pretty boy who you could tell had zero substance. So I rolled my eyes and said oh crap again...another simpering female who has no backbone and is so prim and proper I'm going to die of boredom! But, wrong again! She grew up in the slums, she did marry a Vicar but he was an unconventional Vicar, and then she became a companion to a rich lady who died and left her everything....so....she isn't a "Lady", she just all of a sudden had money....humm....this had potential written all over it!
And it was a great story! It had romance, even some hot romance....as hot as you can get with 14 petty coats, a bustle and a corset, but still the chemistry was hot! There was passion, intrigue, a real family back story that had problems and some very seedy undertones that were just fun to listen to! All in all I have to highly recommend this book, I really didn't think it was going to be good at all but was SO pleasantly surprised.
"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ Reviews should never contain "spoilers" ;-)
I was really drawn to this book from the first few minutes. Beth and Ian's love story was so sweet and touching. The way that Beth was so understanding and caring to Ian was so tender and sweet. I'm not sure but I think maybe Ian is Autistic? His "disability" was definitely an asset to his personality. This book was a joy to listen to! I want more madness!