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I purchased this book on a whim. I didn't really have high expectations and wasn't even sure what the book was about. I am happy to say that it was amazing! If you are looking for a deeply sensual or humorous story, this is not it. However, I felt that the writing was beautiful and that the author really tried to capture what life would have been like in the 14th century. The story is the process of growing from adolescence to adulthood. This is not an easy journey but unforgettable. I think for those of you that enjoy historical romance that is not filled with gilded rooms and easy lifestyles, you will enjoy this book. Some love scenes but mostly just building up to in by forming friendship.
I resisted this book thinking that it would be so similar to "Fifty Shades of Grey" that it wouldn't hold my interest. I does flow in a similar fashion but it is a unique and interesting storyline. I was surprised to find, I liked it! It is a simple story, no real depth but what is referred to as a beach read. Difficult emotional subjects such as "cutting" and suggestions of abuse are mentioned but neither are done distastefully but instead in understandable ways. I recommend this book to those that like the fanfiction style books from the "Twilight" series. I'm not sure if that is what it is but if it is Twilight inspired it is one of the better runoff books available. Enjoy!
This book goes hand in hand with "On Dublin Street". First of all, I loved Dublin Street but this book has absolutely blown me away! I was sucked right in and didn't want to stop listening until the end. There is so many emotions that this story brings up. I realized now that I too misjudged Johanna in the first book. Her story is heartbreaking and brings out the love and strength of family, no matter how imperfect.The love scenes were powerful, passionate and perfect (yes the triple P's). The narration is amazing!! Elle Newlands voices were perfection and that accent; YES I must make it to Scotland one day!! I highly highly recommend this book! I'm so grateful that I've had a chance to listen to it and can't wait to listen again. Perfect for driving in the car, housework/gardening, or even monotonous workplaces. No joke, if you like a great romance this book is for you!!
I found this story to be a charming classic love story. The emotion and passion reminds me of Nicholas Sparks book The Notebook. The two main characters go through a journey of discovery together. Sometimes everyone needs to break away from the ordinary to discover the extraordinary. The love scenes are detailed but their are not many. Some one else claimed that this story is similar to "50 Shades of Gray" and "The Crossfire Series" but I disagree. The story is not as sexual or filled with angst but instead classic passionate love story. The narrator did a wonderful job and I was very happy with this book!
I was SO excited to see this story has finally made it into audiobook format! This is classic Maya Banks and in my opinion this series is her best work!! Holly is nervous to accept the love and sexual affection of three men (and lets face it, who wouldn't) but she quickly learns that each of them are willing to do anything to make her happy. Very sexy series with lots of hot love scenes. Don't listen if anal play or multiple partners upsets you. All others enjoy!!
I had been anxiously awaiting the arrive of this book for years! The story of love, betrayal, friendship and passion between Blaylock and Quinn has always been one of my favorites! I was not disappointed! This story was wonderful sometimes I was laughing, holding my breath, crossing my fingers or crying!! I don't want to give anything away but I will mention that the book does not entirely surround Quinn and Blay, other characters are shown in more depth and new ones introduced. The beginnings of their stories are great and I can't wait to see where they go. Hopefully Scar and Layla will be next I'm looking forward to how their relationship will be able to progress.
One warning for those that haven't kept up with the entire series, their are A LOT of characters in this series and if you haven't read/listened to all of the books you may get a bit lost at times. JR Ward has to introduce us to new characters and keep us learning about ones we know little of. It can be a little overwhelming.
Also, please do NOT listen if you have problems with homosexuality! For those that do not have a problem with homosexuality, please listen and give your love and support to the beautiful relationship of Quinn and Blaylock!!!!
WOW! This is what a historical romance should be! I'm know questioning why I haven't gotten the entire series! I could fill the entire review with exclamation points for how I felt about this book. I have listened to or read a few books in this series and have yet to be disappointed. Simmon Prebble's voice is perfect for this kind of dominant male character and he does a fabulous time with the female characters as well. The story is filled with steamy scenes and yet the story moves right along with it. Not too predictable, Yes I knew she'd get her man in the end but it was the journey that was so entertaining. Wish knew a man's mind as well as she does! I highly recommend this one!
I usually do thorough research on a book before I decide to make the plunge and I felt that reviews on this one were sort of mixed. Giving it a chance I decided to try it out. I thought it was a cute story! A bit predictable and a few times I did do a little fast forwarding, all in all a fairly good book but not what I would label excellent. The narration was very good I felt (although other reviews did not). Maggie Wheeler does a very good job trying to carry the story in places it dragged or was redundant. I little to much whinny women stress for my tastes and I like a more detailed sexy romance but it was a cute story! If your looking for a book with a very sexy cowboy and a strong woman that is trying to overcome a terribly frightening history, this ones for you! Some detailed sexy parts with a little crewed speech but mild for serious romance readers/listeners. Enjoy!
This was a fun little story that was just a joy to listen too. The quirkiness reminds me of Sophie Kinsella's style writing. NO detailed sex scenes, not even detailed hot and heavy kissing. Probably rated PG or PG 13. Cute and light valentines day listen! Enjoy!
This book caught me in the first 30 minutes! It has a great story full of challenges and fulfillment. The sex is also amazing! I was enthralled and listened in practically one shebang, or at least every free minute I had. It's been a long time since I found a book that really satisfied me in the romance and story areas but this one stuck every need! Definitely worth a credit!
I found the sex scenes in this book very HOT! However, the storyline felt a little slacking. I wish they could combine more story with the sex scenes. I was interested in all the characters and was slightly disappointed not to found out more about them. If your looking for a book with great sex and a simple story this book is definitely for you! Happy Listening!
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