Yes, but I would suggest she read the series in order. This is book 2 in the series. Maya Banks is such a good writer. I love and HAVE all her highlander books. Kirsten Potter is one of the best narrators that I have every listened to. She gives each character their own sound. She has one of the best scottish burrs!
Everything! . She describes everything so well that I felt like I was there or at least was watching a movie.
When Aleric took Kaylee to the rock by the sea when she was so sick. I cried through the whole scene.
I did - twice!
I love most all highland love stories. I love alpha men, which highlanders seem to be. They are such strong characters, they love their woman so deeply yet they don't let their love make them less strong. It only enhances their personalities. I hated when it ended, I wanted it to go on and on.
No spoilers from me. I enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, 4 me.I'm running out this typeAudible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery.
Yes, I love the accents!
I cannot say, this book kept me on the edge - not knowing - until the very end!
No, not before this series. She is great!
I don't usually have extreme reactions to books however, this one came the closest to making me tear up!
As my title noted-I don't go for 'historical romances' however, I love Maya Banks and since this was on sale I thought I'd give this a try. I love this series and look forward to her other Scottish series.
A Book Worm
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, thus my expectations for book 2 was not very high. In my experience very few authors devote as much attention to books 2 and 3 in a series as they do to book 1. Not so with Maya's McCabe series. Alaric and Keeley's story touched every inch of my heart. Their story caused laughter and a great many tears. I don't remember the telling of a story touching me so. I felt every bit of pain they felt leading up to their separation.
The narrator did a wonderful job. During the telling of book 1, when speaking as a gentleman she often sounded like a bad Dracula imitation. But her dialect improved greatly during book 1 and was impeckable during book 2.
I'm going to start book 3 now and I'm looking forward to the adventure.
Yes yes yes! I have given some good reviews to some very good books of late. Yet this one deserves it so much more! I cried... streaming tears for a long time. .. to where my eyes were red and puffy. That sounds like its a sad story but it is more moving then sad. Its now in the very top of all the books I.have listened to.
This question could be such a spoiler! The moment in Maddys kitchen made me giggle. It was priceless. When the laird found Crispen missing from his bed... I can name quite a few. Just find out for yourself. ..!
I have to say that at first (as in book one ) She sounds so much like Martha Stewart that it's distracting. I have to admit I am not a fan of hers. However I very quickly forgot all about it. Her personalities are flawless. Her accents, cadence, emotional interpretation and textures are fabulous!
Oh my... yes, I sure did. I stated that fact already and I stand by my original opinion. This one is, without a doubt,well worth the listen!
Worth the credit? Yep!
steamy, exciting, enjoyable
Very romantic ending - powerful images.
Great voice and makes it easy to discern the multiple characters.
Great historical depictions with exchanting Scottish flair. Characters are interesting and likable. I liked the first book and this was even better. Can't wait to download the third!
loved everything.....wasn't disappointed at all, love how it ended too. Need more.....
I hope there's a follow-up, I would like to know what happens with the brother that marries the Mcdonalds Lass
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
This is the 2nd book of the McCabe series and it's a good one. Love the way the relationship grows between h/h. Emotion,fun, wit, action, & love that endures. I didn't want to stop listening. You can read them alone but I recommend starting at the beginning of the series for you are familiar with the characters from previous book which adds to the depth of the story.
So many books...so little time! :)
I would say the narration for sure!
So I listened to this book third out of this series...and the third book, Never Love A Highlander, is still my favorite. That being said, I think I really liked how Caelen's character came out in this one! Don't get me wrong, I loved the story between Alaric and Keeley. Each of them go through so much, and I was of course so happy with the ending. But having already read the third book and knowing what happens, I loved seeing Caelen really open up in this book!
I love Kirsten Potter's narration...she always does such a good job of making the story come alive!!
Didn't really have an extreme reaction...it was the most intense out of the three I would say as far as the intimate moments go. I had to stop doing anything while I listened! :)
Still love Maya Banks...I want more Highland books from her...I'm running out of them! :)
loved the romance and the unpredictable action of the story.
It did match the pace, however, the narrator's scottish accent sounded more like spanish or italian most times. It was a distraction from the story for me.
Loved the book, however, a better narrator makes all the difference in a story! One of the best I've heard is Phil Gigante...he can do male and female and different voices for different characters. Makes a huge difference.
Yes. I have listened to it twice since purchasing it and will listen to it again.
The scene where ulric takes keely to the loch to die. I cried real tears. It was almost like I was there watching along with everyone in the book. I felt every emotion
Kirsten used her voice to make you feel the emotions of the characters. The cadence of her voice allowed to you close your eyes and literally picture the faces of the people. I swear I could feel the cold of the winter. It was her voice along with maya's writing that made me actually cry when ulric and everyone at the keep thought keely was going to die.
I cried,laughed and got angry and felt joy when keely and ulric finally got their happy-ever-after.