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I was captivated from beginning to end!
I was immediately in love with the characters. Even the secondary characters were very well written and I enjoyed every single character in this book! The story is riveting and interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat. Garwood weaves an interesting tapestry of mystery.
Caine and Jade's relationship is fiery and delightful from the moment they meet. Definitely a delicious romance.
I was glad that the previous book's characters (Lyon & Christina) were included in this book. They weren't just thrown in randomly.....there was good reason for them to be part of this book.
The narration is again wonderful .... Susan Duerden is a real talent. While sometimes it might take some getting used to some of her whispers....she brings the story to life and let's each scene become a vivid movie in my mind.
I didn't want to pause this book and I didn't want it to end. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Every character, every sentence, and every moment of this book was exciting and well-developed. This may very well be one of my favorite books of all time.
While it is a romance, Garwood has written a great story that makes you constantly wonder what's going to happen next. I laughed...I cried.....I shouted.....I cringed.....I smiled.....I got goose bumps! SO VERY CREDIT WORTHY......LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!
This is one of Garwood's best! I was hooked from the first few minutes. Romance, mystery, drama, humor, excitement......this book has everything! I didn't want to press pause. Well developed story.....well developed romance.......well developed characters. I really can't find a weak element of this book. I LOVED IT! Susan Duerden is extremely talented as a narrator. I'm always shocked when I hear her male voices after a few books by other narrators....she does have a different male voice style but after a few minutes it's all good and she makes the story come alive.
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK....AND SERIES!
This book inspired a wide range of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, and I felt sympathy. It was a good listen. Great narration.
Yes, I love Garwood's historical romances. It seems I have no choice in trying more Flosnik....she seems to be the most used narrator....but one of my least favorite. :(
This isn't one of my favorites of Garwood's but it was enjoyable and I liked the overall concept of the story. I felt like the characters were well developed and the supporting characters were great (especially Milford) ...the romance growth was done well too. What I thought was lacking was the development of the "suspense element" of the storyline. At times I forgot Caroline was even in danger.....then all of a sudden we are inundated with the "who done it" and why all in one chunk of time. I think it would have added to the story if the mystery and suspenseful elements were more interspersed and sprinkled across the whole book.
Every time she said "Boston" or "father" I wanted to scream! Other than that I guess I'm just getting used to Anne Flosnik. She is good with female voices but makes the men sound pompous and arrogant......which in this case was quite appropriate for Bradford.
Bradford was hard to like. I still don't know if I like him. It ended up being a nice HEA and I did like the book....but Bradford just said some things and did something's I had a hard time wrapping my head around.
This book started with a bang fir me! Normally it takes at least an hour before I get totally into a book. Then the plot didn't really go very far.
One minute Madelyne wants to kill him...next minute she is comforted in his arms....I wanted to slap her. Duncan seemed like a good guy to me...I wouldn't have had that much trouble!
There was definately an element of mystery in the first part of the book regarding why Duncan really had Madelyne in his home. Then it was kind of anti-climatic when we found out.
Anne Flosnik is a good female voice narrator but she completely butchers male voices making the males sound pompous and arrogant and you immediately don't like them because of the voice. Unfortunately she narrates a lot of books that I like to listen to. I have slowly become accustom to the way she does her male voices so I'm ready when I start a new book...but man its bad!
There wasn't much of an intriguing plot. This book just wasn't very well developed overall. The banter between the main characters Garwood is known for wasn't really there either. The banter got better closer to the end so that was nice.
The reader that just wants a love story ... HEA with no real bells and whistles to distract from the main characters romance will probably like this book. I enjoyed it and am glad I listened to it.
While I enjoyed it....it wasn't one of Garwoods better Historical Romance efforts.
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!
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