I didn't really care for the first Maya Banks book I read, "Be With Me" (erotica), but I decided to take a risk after reading the reviews. I am so glad I did. This was a great love story and very touching. Eveline is an incredible woman with an incredible story. Graeme is an honorable man. The characters and story is well developed - it is easy to feel like you know all of the family members and can picture the countryside. Kirsten Potter adds another level to the story. She is a fantastic narrator. She does excellent with male voices and increases the speed of the story as the action increases. It makes you feel immersed in the story. Overall, an excellent book - well worth the credit.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Yes, it was your usual highlander story with a twist...
The development of the love between Graeme and Eveline and I enjoyed seeing Eveline come alive....
This woman can narrate a love scene like no other....
The way the two cared for each other when they were sick or injured was a tender moment...Their possessiveness was fierce!
Story was good and enthralling! Tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I wanted to inhale it absorb it! It was my first exposure to Maya Banks and I am now a fan of Scottish tales, never having listened to or read one before. I am also now adding Kirsten Potter as one of my favorite narrators. I have 2 credits to spend...guess what I'm going to get?
It wasn't a bad book by any means.. I quite enjoyed the story and I thought the narrator was great I read the other highland series and thought it was wonderful. This one is not quite the same... much more "loving" in the other ones which I liked. This one not so much although the story was entertaining. I will probably buy the rest just because once I start series I have to finish it. The real question is do I wait for the others go on sale? or give up a credit? Hard choice.
I really got involved with the story and I felt for the characters when things happened to them.
I cried at one point in my car for about 5 minutes
worth the read!
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
Maya Banks has once again hit it out of the park with this first book of her new series. I thought Eveline was a great character, strong in spirit but still vulnerable and needing of protection without being weak. Graeme was the perfect fit for her in this story, which keeps you interested every minute. I am looking forward to listening to the next book in this series, and it will be a must have.
I didn't read the print version but I don't feel like I missed anything.
Eveline is a great female character. She is strong and knows what she wants.
She was great at the Scottish accent.
When the families make the choice to come together or fight.
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I bought the audio book. I love foreign accents. Since English is not my first language, Spanish is...I have one, thick and funny at times. For audio books though, accents may be tricky. Some are good, clean, clear but some are very difficult to understand. The narrator was good but her voice was so husky, no octave and hardly different tones of voice...it didn’t give the story the excitement it deserved.
I do liked the story, different from what I have been reading lately. It is different era, different principles, and different behavior but at the same time so much like now a days in many ways. I liked the characters and the chemistry among them. The loyalty and solidarity among them are encouraging Graham is such a macho, a well example of his time in the novel. Evelyn is so strong, with pride and courage, values I cherish in women.
It was a good.
As a mother of 4 you have a lot of laundry. Audible books made washing a whole lot nicer. Walking isn't as painful either.
How Evangeline managed to protect herself by pretending
that an accident did more to her mental stability than her family thought.
This lead her into a marriage that seemed hopeless until you
discover the gentle way in which her husband comes to
know and respect her.
It was a little different than the usual Scottish storylines.
She did a fabulous job. Her Scottish brogue was infectious.
Along with her ability to adjust to men vs woman. That's not easy
and for me important for the romance story.
This would be a great movie!
Ranks up there with good....close to great....romance with out all the description!
No but enjoyed it.....