strong passionate characters
Outlander - male lead reminds me of Jamie Fraser
the ending, when Caelen is saved
Caelen realizing he loves his wife
Not only has this author become one of my favorites, this series ranks in my top 5 favorites and I'm ready to go back and listen again already. These books had everything - adventure, marvelous characters, intrigue, humor and, of course, steamy scenes (whew!). The narration was nothing short of spectacular! I actually forgot while listening that it was a woman speaking she gave such an amazing performance. I highly recommend this author and series!
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I disagree with the bad reviews. I think the hero showed a lot of care and love towards the heroine from the beginning. You just have to look at the subtle signs from the first scene and on in this book. He was a strong hero and had lost soo much, so I totally understood him and his pain. I loved our heroine too, she wasn't overly strong or overly weak. So had a good balance. I don't like the women to be to strong and out do the males, so this was a good balance I thought. I did want to here about Gannon more and see if he will find a mate.
A good example of saving the best for last... the third and final installment following Calen and Rionna was by far the most satisfying of the series. It followed a predictable path (sudden marriage, he tries to change her, she is strong willed, they fall in love, their strength is tested against the antagonist of the series in a crescendo and final showdown), but it was no less enjoyable for that formula. Each of them were headstrong, and ultimately after the same thing, but their clashes of personality kept the sparks up and their ferocity kept things interesting.
The only thing I think I noticed that I took issue with was how Calen repeatedly draws attention to the fact that he is not particularly well spoken (and that he expresses himself better on paper than aloud) and yet throughout their intimate scenes he is constantly spouting loving and poetic compliments - then in the epilogue when we finally hear a piece of his writing it is some of the Least eloquent narrative in the whole book. But maybe that's just me.
In any case, I enjoyed it so much I finished it in a day. A great Scottish romance read, a perfect embodiment of its sub genre.
Narration was good, the only trouble being discerning some of the various male voices, as has been the case with Potter's dialogue throughout the series.
I hate that the series seems to have ended, bittersweet. I hope she continues with the kids! The narrative was again awesome. I have some books I can't even finish because the reader is awful.