Maya Banks should stick to writing highland stories. She is at her best in this story! I enjoy all of her highland novels, but this first book of her new series is her greatest yet!!!
I laughed and cried at this beautiful story. Don't miss this one!
I think the title is a little miss leading because this story is really about falling in love not a seduction. Saying that I think this is by far my Favorite Maya Banks story yet. I am not one to wirte reviews with spoilers and I DO NOT recap the whole story, but I will say there are some interesting twists to make this special. I loved the charaters, they had depth, and honor and feelings. Kudos to Maya for making what could have been another "ho hum highlander" romance into something so much more. Kristen Potter is always great. Can't wait for the rest in this series.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Great characters! Great Story! I think it could have used a bit more love scenes personally, and it took a little too long to get to the romantic aspect of the these two, but I understand why. Graham thought Eveline was daft or crazy, but when they find out she wasn't, boy did he fall super hard. Well he was falling hard already, but when he knew it was ok for him to be with his wife, like a husband and wife... the man took on his whole clan! Loved it.
~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~
I wasnt expecting to be moved as much as I was with this book. Maybe it was just the hormones but I cried at the ending. I guess I was taken in from the beginning because of the disability of Eveline and the tenderness of Graeme. Im such a sap! The story is so sweet and touching. I will definately be reading book 2 of this series.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
I kept passing on this one did not seem appealing deaf lass married off to her families enemy but turn out a perfect told story not to give any of it away perfect love story along with excellent narratored. If I could give more than 5 stars I would have
I"m a audible addict. My eyes have gotten really bad so I really hadn't read much in the last 10 years until I discoverd books on CD and Audible. Now I'm a fiend. Other than audio books I enjoy my family, work and dabbling on the computer.
I loved the story. It was refreshing and different. Can't wait for the next in the series.
Kirsten Potter is one of the best in narrarators. Give this one a try...
I love a little romance...
I love Lisa Kleypas books and felt utterly crushed once I finished my last book of hers. I've been searching for months for a similar author only to be suggested others who were not even half as good as hers. Fortunately for me I came across another users review of this book and decided to give it a chance. This book is by far the best thing I've listened to since Mrs. Kleypas. The author Maya Banks is amazing and the narrator just as great. This book is not just a normal historical romance, more than once I found myself tearing up listening to this book, feeling the heartache and the struggle of a woman who had to overcome a disability and her ferocity. Your able to feel the main characters pain and joy with such great descriptions. I was totally riveted and finished this in two days (meanwhile nothing was done at my work.) I honestly never wanted the book to end and can't wait to listen to others in this series. I've decided based on this book to try more of this authors books and am hoping for the same.
A narrator can either make or ruin the content of the story and Kirsten Potter's brougue in this book and the McCabe series by Maya Banks are all outstanding due to her narration.Eveline Armstrong and Graeme Montgomery are both strong individuals and wonderful characters who come from warring clans. The King makes them marry to cement a bond so that neither clan will go up against the other. (Spoiler) Eveline has had a fall from her horse where she was out in the elements for 3 days until her brother found her and so became very ill. She finds that if she pretends to be a simpleton she will not have to marry the evil McHugh with whom her father wants to align himself. This monster person acts one way in front of her parents and another to her. As she gets out of the marriage to one man now she is to marry Graeme Montgomery.......Kirsten Potter's voice makes this book and the other highlander series wonderfly enjoyable. The characters are all very distinct and understandable. No baby voices or shrill womens voices. Purchase all the books. You won't be sorry and see what happens to the Armstongs and the Montgomerys as well as the McCabes brothers. Good listening!
Audiobooks have changed how I drive! I look forward to driving for work when I have a good book on deck.
The premise of this book was new for historical romance. I've been reading HR for years and years and I'm not sure if the rest of the series will be as good, but this was an excellent start and a fully stand alone novel. Eveline and Graeme were likable throughout, which is rare as most HR main characters are rarely likeable throughout the entire book. The women have whiny moments and the men random stubbornness but these main characters were consistent and likable. The narrator is no novice...she was good. I liked her men and her Scottish accent sounded quite good.
I read so I can write
Fantastic story carried by strong believable characters and told just right. Tender and romantic and everything just right. Great ending. Definitely 5 stars.