this was recommended automatically by audible because I kike the outlander saga.
this is just a silly harlequin novel, poorli written a researched that just happebd to be set up in Scotland.
not worth it, i returned it.
Honestly the story wasn't as interesting as I hoped it would be and the sudden twist at the end wasn't much of one. It felt a bit like a fan fiction and the author just put the character through things that a teenage author might dream of. It's saving grace however for me was the treatment of how one might act around a person with a mental disability in that era. I thought it was very unique to write about something like that, but it honestly was the only reason I stuck through the whole thing.
LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, COMPASSION.
How someone who is mentally challenged can receive understanding and love.
when upon their first meeting she shows him kindness.
A lot of sexy scenes, but balanced by a strong story.
An unusual story about a man with aspergers who didn't think he could fall in love.
I don't think I'm giving anything away by saying he finally found that he could love. This was a romance and mystery; and while I thought some of the plot was contrived, overall I enjoyed learning about the mystery and seeing it resolved.
The narrator wasn't the best. it kept pulling me away from the story, as I tried to figure out how it might be read by someone else. Most of the Mackenzie men had the same voice, and at times it was hard determining who was speaking. The inflections were strange as well. A character could scream for help, say "damn you" and 'hello" and it would be pretty much the same inflection for all.
Overall though, I enjoyed the story, itself. I liked the romance, the sex, the characters.
Author of Five (Maor Series)
Lady Beth Ackerley, made suddenly respectable in the eyes of society by the substantial inheritance left to her by her employer, is ready to take the plunge and marry again. She’s accepted the suit of a gentleman and plans to live out the rest of her life in peace and quiet with him.
Until she meets Lord Ian MacKenzie and he reveals some unpleasant truths about the man she is betrothed to, then promptly declares his own intention to marry the widow. Beth feels inexplicably and scandalously drawn to Lord Ian MacKenzie, but soon finds out that the gossip mongers are more than a little right. Ian MacKenzie is mad, in more ways than one, and he’s got some very dangerous secrets too. Can Beth see past his madness and learn to love again?
What a charming story this was! As historical romances go, this one ticks all the boxes. The characters are charming with rich back story. The romance is steamy. The setting accurate. Ashley took a risk with the character of Ian MacKenzie, and her gamble paid off handsomely. While most historical romance novels feature brawny, rich, handsome men, very few of those heroes have serious flaws, other than the typical arrogance and womanizing. Generally, readers of historical romances are looking for the perfect man for their heroine to tame. Ian MacKenzie is anything but perfect. His madness, which in today’s terms I would probably categorize as some for of autism, makes him flawed and very real. Ashley’s descriptions of his behavior are heartbreakingly accurate, and yet she manages to retain his independence and heroism. The vulnerability of Ian’s character is offset quite wonderfully with the independence of Beth, and together, their love story is beautiful!
The story was alright, I guess. The love scenes were very overdone and predictable. I really had a hard time with the narrator, though. Almost stopped listening. The sing-song cadence and long pauses drove me crazy!
I loved this story. This is my first time that I listened to a book by this author. Brilliant writer. The characters were well developed, the storyline is interesting and the narration was absolutely PERFECT!
I really fell in love the the entire characters especially the stars of this book, Ian and Beth. I can't wait to begin the next books in this series.
This author and Narrator have been place on my most favorite list. If the rest of the books and performances are as great as this one, then they will easily slide to number one.
I could not stop listening. My heart broke and then mended again and again. I anguished for Ian and Beth, each time they remembered their childhoods and upbringing.
I highly recommend this book, author and narrator. excelled job!
What could have made it worse? Very little.
I couldn't tell the male characters apart when they were in conversation together.
I can't think of any.
Passion mystery and an autistic man? You will probably think no thank this doesn't sound right, but let me tell you! Ian is so sexy and so appealing. Narrator did a great job too. The story flowed right, not too long good amounts of sex passion and teasing over all well balance and one book I keep listening to
Weird Scottish accent and slow moving performance. The story was mediocre and has some long winded explanations of uninteresting points.