I enjoy this highland romance. The characters were strong and the story exciting. However, Sarah Coombs put too much stress on too much of the narration. While the accents were good, there was no time to relax because stress was put on most of the narration. It's still worth your credit, but the narration can be irritating. I kept having to take a deep breath to relax my muscles!
I enjoyed "Never Seduce a Scot" better than this story. It's similar in content which is another highland lass forced to marry a laird who plays hard to get at first and then learns to love him. The love scenes are sort of steamy but there are not much of them.
Yes for Tracy Brogan not Sarah Coomes
All of them were good
To me she ruined the book.
She read it as if every sentence was an orgasmic sensation. It is really funny to think about it. So as you listen to it, everyone is high strung drama queens and all the people are in constant arousal.
I had to listen to it in parts from the constant high strung vibe from the orator. It took a long time to finish. It was like my break in between books - like a few hours then I had to have a break and would listen to something else.
The story is very good if you can get past the constant tension of the orator.
I love the highland stories, i love the time period, the country and the way they lived. Will always enjoy these stories.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I found this book to be a frustrating reading particularly because of how long it takes for the leading lady of the book, Fiona, to budge in her hatred of he husband, Myles. It isn't until more than halfway through the book that she even tries to meet Myles halfway in trying to at least make their marriage bearable.
Her initial blinding hatred of Myles, despite the fact that he was being extremely nice to her, bothered me so much. Because of that, the majority of the story, I wasn't even sure I liked Fiona and we're suppose to be rooting for these two to get together.
And in terms of Myles, who I did like quite a bit, it annoyed me that at the same time that Fiona is behaving horribly towards him that Myles is constantly being turned on by her because she's beautiful.
In the end, I enjoyed the ending and all the twists that were involved a lot, but for me they had come a bit to late. By then, all that I didn't like about this book outweighed what I did like.
Fiona Sinclair was raised on tales of the Campbells' perfidy and treachery, so when her brothers surrender her hand in marriage to Myles Campbell to seal a truce, it feels like the ultimate betrayal. For the good of her clan, Fiona acquiesces and marries Myles, but even as she speaks her vows before the altar, she privately resolves to never allow him into her heart. For his part, Myles had set his heart on a French beauty, but when his King commands him to marry the fiery Fiona instead, Myles knows he has no choice and is resigned to make the best of it. But when he collides with temperamental Fiona who resists him at every turn, sparks fly. And as Fiona examines the reasons behind the bitter feud between their clans, matters between them may not be as she had always been told. The attraction between them is undeniable, so how long will Fiona resist Myles? Where do her loyalties really lie, and will Myles ever be able to fully trust her?
This novel is a unique take on the arranged marriage theme, with the historical backdrop of 16th century Scottish history woven throughout the story. Betrayal, intrigue, deceit, loyalty and romance swirl around a young girl as she struggles to conquer the demons of her past and sort through all she has been told to uncover the truth about her family's past. At the same time, she must also come to terms with the idea that her brothers, the only family she has left, have bartered her away and given her into the hands of the clan she has been taught to fear her whole life as her mortal enemy--the clan led by the man believed to have murdered her mother in cold blood. Fiona's poignant struggle to overcome the hurt and fear she feels at her brothers' betrayal is beautifully chronicled, and Myles's difficulty in remaining patient with her antics without being portrayed as a wimp is masterful. While the conclusion of the plot is fairly predictable, there are some surprising twists along the way that keep the plot lively and engaging. The audiobook performance was excellent. The narrator uses a range of accents and inflections that help to provide a distinctive voice to each character that enhances the novel without being distracting. Fans of historical romance will enjoy listening to this book.
Absolutely. I am not usually a Historical Romance fan, however I love listening to a Scotish accent. That is what drew me to this audio. Ms Coomes does a wonderful job and I could listen over and over.
I did enjoy the battle for love with the virgin bride and the King decreed marriage.
A story of feuding clans, political intrigue in old Scotland. The couple battle their attraction with good reason. She feels his father murdered her mother -- the truth is far from that. Learning to come together and find what she has been told her entire life is not so. Great memorable characters.