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! :)
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.
Say something about yourself!
In my search of an antidote for a psycho thriller I read in August that highly affected me, I stumbled across the McCabe Series. They are a good distraction with the excellent help of Kristen Potter, the narrator. I love her voice and ability.
This particular installment was good until a particular scene where Alaric McCabe, the second brother in the McCabe clan decided to be a bit “over-enthusiastic” with the newly deflowered Keeley McDonald (love interest) in one scene that kind of turned me off of the rest of the story. I’m not certain why Maya Banks chose that particular form of 'affection' at that particular time in the relationship – but had it been me – it would have been a deal breaker.
The rest of the story is – typical, not surprising, and anticlimactic. I liked the first story the best. It isn’t bad, a good distraction, Kristen Potter is easy to listen to. Depends on how much of a distraction one needs. Apparently I needed a lot!
Poor Rionna is the pawn in all of these stories and reappears in the last installment.
Depending on what you want – it isn’t literature – narration is excellent – romance is pretty predictable until the one scene I alluded to above, plot predictable, narration excellent (oh, I said that). I don’t regret the credit. I could return it if I wanted to so that says something.
Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.
I'm pleasantly surprised with Maya Banks' highlanders. She an excellent storyteller and you really feel for her characters. I'm definitely going to listen to the third in this series. I also recommend reading Paula Quinn highlander books.