I think the MacKenzie series is one of the very best! You are with them each step of the story - amazing!
The other 3 MacKenzie Books - the Madness of Ian MacKenzie is the best of all!
The book is so moving and so well read! Angela Dawe is awesome!
Read them - The best Keeper to come along in a long time - what a fab discovery!
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
I gave this book 4 stars because it was good but not as great as the first in the series. It was fun listening to it but not as sit on the edge of your chair, can't put the book down good as I felt with the fist book. The narrator did a good job also though I would have preferred another narrator for this series but well done overall. I look forward to reading other books by Jennifer Ashley.
Many things: The narration was awesome, the story was engaging and exciting. I don't believe there is a woman that would not want to be loved the way Mac loved Isabella, and I am sure most men wish they had it going on like Mac. He is magnificent (after he got over his traumatic childhood issues).
The Love story. The strength that Isabella exhibited is the kind of strength women claim to have, but very few actually do.
She has the voices down extremely well. The sexy scottish accent, the British accent, the confident/sexy tone she gives Isabella and the no nonsense masculine twist of all the males, gave me goose bumps.
No. I wanted it to go on... So I tried but failed to strech it out.
The love scenes were HOT HOT HOT.
I found the first book in this series very clever, with good love scenes and interesting story, but sadly the second book was tedious and I couldn't wait for it to end.
The reader got by in the first book because her robotic style of reading fit with an autistic style of speech, but sadly not in the second. I don't think I will continue with the series.
This is the second book in the Highland Pleasures series by Jennifer Ashley. All of the books have been narrated by the very talented Angela Dawe. How she manages to do a proper English lady and a Scotsman plus a half dozen other regular characters I don't know. I have to admit I got the audiobook rather than just the kindle because I enjoyed the narration on the first book so much.
The story is a different twist on the romance and in particular the historical romance genre. Most romance novels follow a formula. Two people fall madly in love, then suffer a misunderstanding or misfortune, finally to be reunited and live happily ever after. Lady Isabella's and Mack are already married and are in the midst of a scandalous separation. It's set in the late Victorian era but the story could fit in modern times as well which made it that more relatable and enjoyable.
I'd definitely recommend the entire series and anything narrated by Angela Dawe. I learned the hard way that a good narrator makes or breaks a good story so when I find one I like I remember.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
Loved the first book and the narrator. However, this book seemed to drag on and the narrator's anxiety ridden voice the entire book made for difficult listening. I don't know why she changed so much from the first????
Katherine Kelligren, Moira Quirk, anyone other than Dawe.
I really liked this book. Not as much as Ian's story but good just the same. Loved Isabella and Mac. Loved seeing Ian, Beth, Cameron, Daniel, etc.
Payne was a trifle whacked and ended up getting what he deserved. An overall great read. However, The narrator just kept hesitating in the middle of a sentence before going on. I thought it would get better but it never did. It was so annoying! I can't see myself listening to another book narrated by her, unless I try speeding up her voice on my iPad.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
After a slew of not-so-great romance novels that forced me to flush their memories out with some great science books, I was reminded by a new friend on GR about this series.
I enjoyed this book because it was set-up a little different than most romance novels that I've read. For one thing, the main H/h are already married, however, due to some wrongdoings they are separated. The story reveals their scandalous beginnings and their heartbreaking experiences that lead to their separation with flashbacks while the two characters begin their journey to mend their broken marriage. I like the growth that both characters went through in this novel. Although not overly complex or sophisticated, it was right for this sort of novel and my mood. It was interesting to read about a couple's troubled marriage that didn't stem from infidelity or falling out of love, but rather an inexperienced love. I also liked the banter between the two characters and I realized that was what was missing in the other romance novels that I read before this; the fun and witty banter that make the characters real.
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Dawe does a great job with the accents and the voices. Her voice is clear and her pace is good.I read this book at 1.3x the speed and I thought it was perfect speed.