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This book is in my top 5 romance novels.
He didn't have a huge part, but I loved Jock the dog. :-) but really I like Anna. She was such a well constructed character.
The scene when Anna meets the Earl's London butler from under the bed covers was so well written and narration was fabulous.
Yes yes yes....almost did
This was a super sexy book with a twist on the typical romance story. A widow and a not so perfect man...but let's face it I could never picture him as anything but gorgeous!
It's a great story and it has super characters. Even supporting characters are wonderful! I love stories with good characters. So if the "meat" of the story ... Or some elements were slightly undeveloped. .... The characters made up for it.
I love Ashford. She is one of my favorite narrators. Her Storm was fabulous!
There were some crazy unexpected elements to the story that were kinda shocking... But definitely added to the overall book. I almost listened to this book in one day....I really enjoyed it. I plan on listening to the next book very soon.
First off --- I LOVED THIS BOOK! I could literally barely put it on pause to work. I was so enraptured in this beautiful and exciting story that I found myself day dreaming about what was going to happen next.
Now...I am not a fan of Anne Flosnik. She is one of my least favorite narrators. In this book she does a better job than most of the others I have heard her narrate. I don't like her male voices because she makes them sound pretty old but for some reason it didn't seem like as big of a problem for me in this book.
I do not read Carr's modern day romance, only historical / regency. So those who say this is not one of her best comparing it to her modern day romance books may be right, but I have read several of her historical / regency novels and this is BY FAR MY FAVORITE!
I found myself smiling to myself while listening. I even teared up on occasion. This book tugged at my heartstrings and made me run the gamut of emotions.
While it is appropriate...the name of this book kept me from it for a while. I'm not really sure why, but I guess I thought it would be a romance about a Troubadour (who I guess I was assuming would a weak skinny man) but that is so not what this is!
Rugged Knights, beautiful ladies, romance, excitement, mystery, plot twists, family drama....this book has everything! I would probably rate it PG-13 because the love scenes are not crude or overly descriptive but they are tasteful.
Yes it is credit worthy....but its a bargain and I just bought it out right instead of using a credit!
I read The Hawk which is the second book in the Highland Gaurd series so I couldn't wait to start the series properly with Book 1..The Chief.
I enjoyed this book a bit more than Hawk.. I think it is because it had a better romance element to the story. There is still the historical adventurous element to the book but the romance seems more prominent. There are also a lot more sensual sex scenes in this first book.
I really liked Christina and enjoyed how brave she was in the face of all the Highlander brawn!
I didn't like Tor/Chief quite as much as I enjoyed the Hawk character in book 2 (Tor is much more stoic & serious than Hawk). But he grew on me as he stopped being such a stubborn bullheaded man!
There were many of "moments" in this book that made me smile, laugh, cringe, or almost cry.
If you are a history buff and you like romance... this is the book for you. I absolutely love how the author uses true historical figures and events enter-weaved with her own touches to create a great historical romance! Credit worthy!
Again I like the narrators voice when he's telling the story, but his voice for Tor and most of the Highlanders is pretty annoying...I get used to it...but he's not my favorite.
This book is great....it's not perfect....but I love Ash and Margret's relationship and the path it takes.
The narrator was very good I liked her female voices and her male voices.
I did get a little bit tired of the constant father / daughter relationship in the beginning I mean it seemed like there was a lot of repeating. It was the same conversation every time they had one and once I knew they had the relationship they had I didn't need it to be beat into my head anymore.
I also felt like Ash's relationship with Mark was a little annoying the beginning it was kind of the same thing it was just a constant beating and are headed that Ash was doing everything for his brother and his brother was being a jerk about it.
I loved near the end when Margaret told her father what "how it was going to be" it was great!
All this being said, I loved this book! In the beginning I was annoyed with some things....but once I got over those things....I couldn't put it down! There were some really great aspects of this book that made the story really deep and interesting.
I got this book on a special sale...but I think it is for sure credit worthy!
This book was hard to put down. It got to the meat of the story quickly and I immediately started to try to figure out what the outcome would be. Although some reviewers said it was predictable....and parts were (it is a HEA after all!)...I was shocked once the mystery was solved. So it kept my interest throughout.
I did spend most of the book wishing Lara would give in and become a little less suspect of Hunter, BUT I also asked..."what if I were in her shoes" I would be just as skeptical and guarded. It made the story more realistic. Lara wasn't unlikable in my opinion...I became to like her quite a bit.
Its obvious from the reviews that this is one of those books you either love or don't like. I loved it. I thought the author did a great job with the romance between Lara and Hunter. It made me want more and I became impatient...but not out of boredom...because it was just that good!
Narration was great. Landor is one of my favorite although she does make the men sound a little older than I wish she would....she makes up for it in every other aspect of her narration.
This is my first Kleypas book and it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel it is definitely credit worthy!
This was a great story....even though it was a great HEA....it had a compelling storyline that made me care about most of the characters in the book....even many secondary characters. I highly recommend this book...great story....plot twists....sexy highlanders....sweet romance.....family bonds......magic (just a little). Definitely credit worthy......but I was lucky to find it in a special 3 for 2 sale.
I loved Hawk & Ellie's chemistry. She is a great heroine and he is a good Highlander / Pirate / Viking......nice combination!
I didn't realize this was the second book if a series ...but it's okay because it can serve as a stand alone book. That being said, what I liked most was that the story felt very real & possible.....since it was inspired by real historical events maybe that is why.
I like the narrators voice....but most of his character voices are pretty rough! His Hawk voice almost sounds computer generated. I didn't love the narration, but I was able to get pasts it and not let it ruin the story.
No...but I was definitely never bored and never felt like I might not finish. It held my interest. The only time I felt like it kinda dragged on was the second quarter of the book while we waited for the relationship to take its next logical step.
The love scenes were very long and detailed..but tasteful..never raunchy. I thoroughly enjoyed the authors note at the end. I love hearing the history behind her inspiration. I will definitely begin the series !
there are parts of the book where Joan or Tristan either have conversations with each other or basically conversations with themselves (in their minds) some of these seemed to drag on a little longer than I was necessary.
I enjoyed the conversation (its not one of those that drug on) at the very end of the story. I also loved the part where Tristan shows Lady Courtney & Joan his house.
she doesn't have one of my favorite voices because she sounds a little bit older. She does have a great voice but I prefer a narrator with a slightly younger voice.
Yes...while some of the conversations drug on and I thought maybe I was starting to waste my time ..... it always seem like it instantly picked up again and I did enjoy the listen. I got it on sale and it is worth a sale liaten for sure.
I enjoyed Joan and I especially enjoyed Tristan. I did really enjoy lady courtney and was glad she was part of the book.I thought maybe the end of the book was kind of rushed I guess I was expecting a little bit more Details about the Happily Ever After...seemed like just as I couldn't put it doen...it was over!
Garwood once again created outstanding characters and their banter is the best element of the book. Heather Wilds is an EXCEPTIONAL narrator and is only second to Kate Reading in my opinion. This book is not as good as The Bride, but is still great and credit worthy. If you enjoy Garwood's characters then you will like these as well. I actually liked the first half of the book much better than the last half. The first half had me laughing and crying. Then it seemed to slightly flatten out, but I still enjoyed it very much.
This book had a great premise and I think it could have been better. I got used to the narration quickly as I have listened to Coomes before and she is one of the narrators that I like her regular voice but she is kinda overboard with character voices. This is PG-13.....so if you want steamy...this is not it. I got this on sale..BOGO I think and it was worth it. I probably wouldn't get it at full price.
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