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.
Riona's fierceness, love for her clan, and loyalty, and Caelan's fierceness, love for his clan, and his loyalty. For some reason their story was my favorite out of all 3, or maybe it was just a great ending to an wonderful series. I think I loved this story the most because these two had the most internal conflicts out of the 6 main characters, and I think I identified with that most.
The end! No spoilers from me
YES! We want more, we want more!
Maya Banks has written a wonderful highland romance. I love all of the books in this series. Kirsten Potter is now my favorite narrator. Her accents are spot on and convincing. Together Maya and Kirsten offers a gripping and fun ride. Listened to all three books in two days. Wish there was more in this series.