This was a different story from some of the Highland stories I'm use to. In this story an English lady is forced to marry a Highland Laird and visa versa. I was refreshed to hear that this English lady was not all prime and fluff. She actually did work around her household and hunted which made her a talented and outspoken lady. They made fun of her name being Jamie (which is a man's name in Scotland) which repeated over and over again and was not really funny, but overall the book was well written and narrated.
I was first interested in this story by the well written description of the book and I was looking forward to listening to this book since it's been in my Wish List for a while. The book starts off very good with a typical forbidden love story of a lady that falls in love with stable boy and of course they can't be together because of their social class. He then gets sent away by her father after their snuggle session was witnessed and they're forced apart. When he comes back years later, they fall in love again. However, (now here's the lame part), she doesn't give her full heart to him because she is now superficially damaged. I can't believe she'd rather spend the rest of her life as a spinster because she has a few scars on her legs and she's embarrased to show him. Instead she lets him go AGAIN, without a fight, and he promises to leave for good if she doesn't marry him. Luckily, it all works out at the end, but come on! Talk about shallow sense of worth if she thinks he's better off alone rather than tell him she has a couple of scars. That part was LAME!
Worth the credit? Eh, probably not, since I told you most of the story but I'll leave it up to you. I bought this on sale luckily so it saved me the credit.
The story is well written and narrated. I skipped the 2nd book because I didn't like Violet's sister in the 1st book and didn't care to hear her romantic story. But after listening to book 1, I was definitely curious as to how Violet's friend Eliza would fare after being raised as a timid wall flower in search of a husband. Eliza soon finds her wings and confidence when she gets a makeover by Violet and Kit. It's a cute story and worth the credit.
This was a great love story on how 2 people came together in a special circumstance. I love how Izzy is a strong willed character that doesn't mind sticking up for herself when it comes to her family. However, when it comes sticking up to her lover/husband, she really doesn't get around to it until the end. When listening to this story, I wish the characters would just stop and sit down to talk about their situations instead of avoiding each other and secretly wishing they could explain their point of views. Instead, they're longing for each other from a distance, stewing over their situations, and then regretting the actions they take. Arrrh, I just want to scream..."get to the point already and explain yourself to each other!" So if you have patience (like I don't), then you'll enjoy the listen. Just take time out of your day to do it.
I love books with romance, humor, and sexy highlander lairds and this book has all of that. I read the reviews on the narrator being awful, but I disagree. It can get a little annoying listening to the male character's voices at times when the male characters start yelling in outrage but the story is wonderful. I couldn't stop smiling to myself while listening to this book because there is a lot of humorous moments in there. I wish the story was longer with a better ending but it's definitely worth the credit.
I love all books by Jeaniene Frost. If you're not familiar with the author, try "Halfway to the Grave" first and then go on from there. Then you'll enjoy the "Once Burned" book and then this one. This book was just as exciting as Once Burned and can't wait for the next one to come out. The narrator is great!
If you're a Fifty Shades fan, you'll love this book. Full of erotic sex scenes with a good storyline. In Fifty Shades, the woman character seems submissive and weak. This female character is strong, independent, but slightly flawed.
It's nice to see the layers of her protective self slowly come apart throughout the story.
The narrator of this story pulls off the Scottish accent well and the different tones of her voice gives each individual character. There are funny moments that made me laugh out loud and there are sad moments that almost made me cry. Her great narration of the story brought those emotions out of me.
The ending is moving. I won't spoil the rest, but it's definitely worth the credit.
Awesome story which makes you twist and squarm in your seat. I will definitely listen to this story again, just to relive the stories the guy is telling of all of his conquests. Worth the credit!
I purchased this book because it was on sale but I should've listened to the first book of the series to get a better back ground on some of the other characters. Overall good story and worth the sale price. I was hooked on the story description of her being a massage therapist because I'm a massage therapist, but the story only highlights that, that's her profession, not a massage therapist turned seductress like I thought the story would be. But alas, she only seduces one client which predictably becomes her boyfriend at the end.
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.
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