I bought this for the autistic hero. Being on the spectrum myself, I am always intrigued by fictional depictions of people like me. It didn't disappoint, but I also didn't go out and buy everything the author writes, so I had to dock stars for it being non-obsession-inducing.
I already have. Lord Ian Mackenzie is believe has Asperger autism which is what my nephew has and acts the same way about many things.
I like Beth. From the moment she met Lord Ian Mackenzie, she didn't realize it but she was lost. Not only did he ask her to marry him within five minutes of meeting her, but her own body was willing to go with him. It Ian's brother hadn't entered the opera box, she would have probably done it.
When most of the McKenzie family is at the dinner table, Beth who had had her first riding lesson, commented that she needed a softer horse, Ian laughed, a warm, velvety sound. Everybody at the table, except for Beth was stunned. Nobody had ever heard Ian laugh before.
BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING, AWESOME
hmmmm that's a good question because in this book my focus and awe comes from Ian's asperger's or some form of autism I'm assuming? Which holds a special place in my heart that Jennifer Ashley incorporated this into her historical novel. It was nice to imagine how someone, but mainly others, dealt with differences during that time period.
She brings the characters to life, making them real for me. If I read the book, then they would all have "my" voice so to speak. She puts personality to the characters giving them voice for lack of better words. So much to the point to where some of the character's voices (i.e. Eleanor in Book 4) get on my nerves. Angela is that good, that all of these characters are real in my mind LOL!
Overall the connection and understanding between Ian and Beth still gives me tears and I have already completed book 4 of this series. They are still my favorite couple by far! Most of all, I love and admire Ian's understanding and acceptance of himself.
LOOOOOVED THIS ONE! STILL MY FAVORITE!
Absolutely. This is a well-researched story with strong characters and an intriguing plot.
When Ian is shooting the pistol in one of his rages.
Easy to tell the voices of different characters, and she didn't detract from the story.
Prejudice doesn't stand in the way of love, or something cheesy like that
This is a one-of-a-kind story. An autistic hero? A strong, independent heroine that doesn't lose her personality? I love this story.
I really enjoyed this book because Lord Ian isn't perfect. He is a flawed human being just like the rest of us. Nobody is perfect. The book is interesting and had me under it's spell from the beginning. Will download the rest of this series.
I listened to this book and although I did not like Angela Dawe's performance at all I decided to buy the second book because the story was really good. I did not like the second book, not even the story, but I gave a shoot to the third book and, thank God it was a little better. After that I skipped Hart's story and went strait to Fellows just because it was on sale otherwise I was probably given up on this series. I did like that one though, I thought the story was cute and by then I was used to Angela's voice but her performance again was not good. She needs to put the emotions in practice, she misses laughs, cry, anger etc...She might say " he laughed when he answered...." but when she does the voice of the person she misses the laugh. I probably sound weird but listen to Rosalyn Landor and you'll know what I'm talking about.
The story was not the best in this genre. But a good listen. But the narrator makes the the most disgusting gastric noises as she reads. It's disgusting! I can't believe the producers didn't edit this. And she does it in all the books in the series. Her dialect and tone are great, but the noises are quite distracting.
Take a Tums!
I really enjoyed this one. A lot of the Highland romances start to run together, but this one had a murder mystery along with the "madness" of the hero and it gave it more dimension. The narrator isn't perfect but she isn't bad at all. It's pricey for the length, but I thought it was worth a credit and I've already bought and started book two in the series.
After every romance novel I've read since this one I find myself sighing and saying "well it's no Ian Mckenzie". This is the one to beat, in my heart of hearts.
A Well read story and so amazingly written! I am in awe of how well done all this is.
His brother's kiss.
Brilliant! Can't wait to keep reading/listening!