Say something about yourself!
Short and sweet story about Magnus Sutherland a highland warrior who marries a Lady Arbella English woman to save her life after he rescues her from rebels and she is separated from her father. The chemistry between the two characters develop and we have a highlander love story.
Great narration can't wait to listen to book two.
For the store to actually have gone somewhere.
It seemed like the book had its highs and lows. It was kind of get interesting then the narrator would speak in her "Scottish" male voice and it would kill it. Not a horrible book but I could not finish it.
This book seemed like it would be a cute listen, you know the normal romance stuff. But the book really does not go anywhere and the logic behind the characters choices is just ridiculous. I tried several times to listen to this book but stopped after about 2 hrs.
I have downloaded almost 900 titles since I joined Audible and this was the worst book I have listened to in my tenure as a "reader". The heroine was just plain stupid. I lieu of a plot, there was sex instead, which was repetitive. Our author needs a thesauras for the word "passion". I cringed more than once while listening to this book, and had to laugh out loud in places I am sure the author never intended. The writing was just ghastly.
Used it for recycling.
No, she seemed to think that rolling an R equaled a Scottish Burr.
All of them
This is a good one. If you love these Scottish romances, this one can be added to your list of good books to read.
I am in love with James Alexander Malcom Mackenze Frazer.
each book in the series can stand alone without a lot of back story. The story is told in the point of view of the two main characters which I found refreshing
Corrie James is a pretty good narrator. A few times she makes the male hero, Magnus, sound like a corny, sensitive, school boy. That may have just been the lines she had to read but her inflection was not right for the character. A lot of the dialogue was ridiculous.
Arabella (English) is saved by Magnus (Scotish) during a battle. He decides he has to marry her to keep her safe (makes no sense) instead of sending word to her father that she is well and protected and returning her. She refuses to consummate the marriage so it can be annulled. She holds out 2 days. The short period of time is unbelievable. She wanted to keep everyone safe. 48 hour later that no longer matters. No good explanation. His clan welcomes her english self with open arms. No hostility even though they are basically at war with England and hate each other.
If the situations happened for better reasons or were thought out by the characters instead of just happening this book would have had some depth to it. Example: Arabella runs away. She decides to go but takes no provisions, doesn't know how to get where she's going and travels alone in a country (Scotland) where she doesn't know anyone...while the English are known to be going around burning villages and the hostility towards her kind is high. She can't get the stable hand to let her ride without a guard so she walks. To England. No clothes, no food, no water, no money, no directions. It's ridiculous.
Sorry. I really wanted to like this book but it's just not gonna happen.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I enjoyed this story. I thought the narrator brought the story to life. I enjoyed that though they both kept their secrets they didn't let them get in the way of how they truly felt for each other.
I love romantic historical novels.
I love reading books, but sometimes it's also just great to be able to close your eyes and listen. And this is one of them.
I love Arbella, because she is just so naiv, but she can still fight.
She can give the book more life.
Yes, and i did that.
Magnus and Arbella is the true highlander story. The Highlander safe en young englich girl.
He is bewitched by her beauty and decides to keep her. And of course there are some obstacles they have to go through.
The Heroin wouldn't betray the hero's trust in the worst ways. She knocks out a trained knight and not knowing which way her father was or which way England was decides to wander the country side hoping in her wanders her father would find her. He's trying to explain and he thinks she is forgiving him and is going to kiss him but she knocks him out instead. As he said "she betrayed him in his most vulnerable state. She could have sliced his throat as he was unconscious." All this on the ranting's of a mad woman. The book is sadly riddled with these stupid scenes.
Sure I like the secondary characters and the story line except when it comes to the romance for the two act so stupid.
I like the secondary characters so yes
Honestly, I didn't like the first few chapters at all, and so had a bit of a hard time continuing to read after the first half hour. Once in the middle of the battle at Stirling and her being whisked to safety I got a bit more engrossed. I hardly had occasion to put it down for more than a few minutes after their marriage. The premise was a bit trite, but I liked that for once the girl knew how to defend herself. The plot was pretty predictable, both in regards to their relationship, as well as the conflicts and potential conflicts with their families and scorned betrotheds. But that predictability didn't take away from the enjoyment. And there were more than enough steamy seduction scenes peppered throughout- most were very specific graphically, but never crude. Frankly worded and hot, but tasteful.
At first the narrator's affected male voices made me grit my teeth, but they smoothed a little, and I got more accustomed to Magnus' voice. The range of female voices was fine, and otherwise was a good performance, cadence-wise and no lack of clarity of dialogue. I always enjoy good Scottish accents.
Overall, a good listen, but not the most original or fantastic Scottish romance I've ever read...