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Elizabeth

I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

Member Since 2012

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  • Highlander Most Wanted: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (677)

    Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.

    Leesa says: "A strong, intelligent, courageous woman"
    "Touching Romance with a twist!"
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    Would you listen to Highlander Most Wanted again? Why?

    Yes. We'll written, different plot twist, same sexy highlanders!


    What other book might you compare Highlander Most Wanted to and why?

    Banks's Seduction of a Highland Lass.. Very similar but this book offers a bit of a twist.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    She's not as big a character in this book but is in the first... But I love how she plays Rory. Potter is the very best there is! She makes me lose myself in every book she narrates. She is the PERFECT ACCENT narrator. They ALL sound real and so believable. Men and women and children alike... She is THE BEST!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes yes yes! Sleep is overrated. This book was impossible to pause!


    Any additional comments?

    While the Montgomery and Armstrong Series is WONDERFUL....it is not quite as good as Banks's McCabe Series. The McCabe Series is my all time favorite....Montgomery and Armstrong series is a close second! Banks is BRILLIANT! I wish she wrote only highland romances because she does them so perfectly.

    This books title doesn't make any sense once the book is listened to.....but that's just a petty thought.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mistress Diaries: Pembroke Palace, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Cassandra Montrose cannot deny that she lost her head a year ago when she was whisked out of a London ballroom by the most desirable man she'd ever met. But now she is disgraced and desperate, and the father of her illegitimate child, Lord Vincent Sinclair, is engaged to another. When Lord Vincent learns of his unbreakable bond with the passionate lover he knew for only one night a year ago, he soon finds himself drawn in. But with his inheritance at stake, he must marry the woman his father has approved.

    Elizabeth says: "The Rake and the Mistress...saving each other"
    "The Rake and the Mistress...saving each other"
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    I was so excited to start the second installment of the Pembroke Palace books.
    This book started out in a flurry of passion and the excitement just continued on!

    In the first book we found that Lord Vincent had good reason to be cynical and despise his brother. While I felt for him they way he was written made the reader not like him that much. So as the second book started I found it hard to immediately care for Lord Vincent. Cassandra on the other hand captured my heart right away.

    The characters are so well written and developed. I was swept away and never wanted it to end. Supporting characters returned from book one and were a great addition and important to the book...not just wall dressing.

    I could barely pause this book I wanted to see what was around each turn.

    Don't miss this series.....it is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In My Wildest Fantasies: Pembroke Palace Series, Book One (Avon Romantic Treasure)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Lady Rebecca Newland cannot forget the captivating nobleman who saved her life, and she sets out to meet him again when she is of an age to be courted. Unbeknownst to her, her timing is impeccable, for Devon Sinclair, the future Duke of Pembroke, has just been informed by his mad father that he must take a wife before Christmas in order to thwart a family curse and preserve his inheritance. Lady Rebecca is everything Devon could want in a wife - she is beautiful, charming, and she desires him openly.

    Nicole Laverdure says: "Captivating!"
    "Fantastic & Steamy....I wanted more!"
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    First off Rosalyn Landor is AMAZING. She acts out the book...not just reads it....If the character is breathless...she reads it that way! SUPERB!

    Rebecca and Devon are a great match. I didn't want this book to end but when it did...I immediately downloaded the second book in the series and started it the same night.

    This book is definitely not for the listener who wants PG love scenes. These aren't over the top...but they are super steamy!

    I highly recommend this book and am already enjoying the second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Laird of Mine: Highland Bachelor, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gerri Russell
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Claire Elliot has two weeks to win the heart of Jules MacIntyre - and then break it. To save her wards from a vicious blackmailer, she dares to enter the laird’s castle, claiming to be the wife he’d recently wed. But no such wife exists! The brooding Jules invented a bride to silence his well-meaning, matchmaking friends, so he never expected her to arrive on his doorstep. He is suspicious of this beautiful stranger, but he’s also steadfast, courageous, and effortlessly seductive.

    Elizabeth says: "Delicious...Sexy and DIFFERENT"
    "Delicious...Sexy and DIFFERENT"
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    Loved it loved it loved it!

    Gerri Russell does a great job creating stories that are different than the usual romance. Once again she has a different plot that keeps you interested and wanting to see how everything plays out.

    Claire & Jules's relationship is so ... Well...I don't know .... I just liked them so much. She is a strong woman and is a real challenge for the stubborn Jules.

    We get to se some of our favorite characters from "A Laird for Christmas" and they make this book that much more enjoyable.

    Read this series...and let's hope more books are to come. This is a fabulous romance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Laird for Christmas: Highland Bachelor, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gerri Russell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    After her father and brother disappeared, Lady Jane Lennox is managing Bellhaven Castle. Nonetheless, her aunt has invited six suitors to compete for the right to her hand - and to protect Bellhaven's towers of cool, pink-gray stone. Among the six is Nicholas Kincaid, the one-time object of Jane's affection. Two years ago, her brother banished Nicholas. A mere "sir," in want of title or land, Nicholas was not marriage material. Now, Nicholas will have the chance to compete in challenges of wit and skill, rather than heraldry.

    J. Poe says: "Not my thing – I’ve heard better"
    "The Bachelorette meets Historical Scotland"
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    Bachelorette in historical Scotland....very different start to a book...6 suitors...how could a girl choose?

    Loved this book, because it was so different from most that I have read recently. The storyline with six suitors competing to be Lady Jane's husband. There was excitement, danger, & love.

    I enjoyed all the characters and hope to see all of them in future books. The plot and characters were really well developed.

    Buy this book...it's really inexpensive and save your credits for more expensive books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Risk Worth Taking

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Tormented by the deaths of his wife and child, Griffin Blackmoor spends his days drowning his grief in whiskey. But when a bullet that was meant for him kills his best friend, Griffin makes a promise to the dying man that will thrust him back into London Society - and into the path of the one woman who could make his life worth living again. The daughter of a drunkard, Lady Anne Carmichael swore she would never love a man like Griffin Blackmoor.

    Elizabeth says: "A PG romance with a serious subject"
    "A PG romance with a serious subject"
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    This is a PG romance book. If you are looking for steamy love scenes...this is not the book for you. If you want a hero and heroine that want to deny their feelings until they can deny no more....then this IS the book for you.

    The author tries to use alcoholism as a issue in the relationship...but she doesn't use it to make the book too serious where it brings you down. Which is obviously not the way alcoholism usually plays out in people's lives....but it's a fiction romance book.

    I usually don't like male narrators but I really enjoyed this one. James Langton is the best male narrator I have heard yet.

    This book is a good easy listen....It is a cheap book so it is worth the price. I wouldn't use a credit simply because it is cheap.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daring the Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    After his brother is executed for treason, Ailig MacLeod returns to Castle Assynt bearing a heavy heart and a grim message: the Scottish king has ordered Ailig’s father to forfeit the clan chiefdom - or face deadly consequences. But before he can reach home, Ailig encounters Morainn MacRailt, a beautiful young widow living a solitary life in the glen. He is taken by her quiet confidence and the powerful connection that sparks between them, but his duty lies at Castle Assynt, where his clan is in turmoil.

    CAROLYN says: "Another entertaining Scottish Saga from Ms Wittig"
    "Middle of the road ..kinda cheesy at times"
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    Like the narrators voice. He's not great but he's good.

    This story is kind of cheesy at times. I liked it at times and then others I found myself bored.

    The plot is fine...but it isn't developed too well.

    The romance didn't inspire any special feelings or reactions.

    The male lead was too much of a wuss when it came to Mora...just too over the top sweet....not manly enough for my taste.

    It's not credit worthy...but I would buy it on sale...which is how I got it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desired

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (116)

    Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumored to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs. So it’s no surprise that every rake in the ton wants to bed her. If they only knew… through clever marriages to men who would ask nothing of her physical self, Tessa has remained rather innocent in the ways of the bedroom. But now she’s on the verge of losing everything and wants to take care of the stepson she’s grown to adore. Enter Captain Owen Purchase.

    Jennifer says: "On par with Lisa Kleypas"
    "Loved loved loved....why did it have to end!"
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    One of my favorite books ever. I couldn't get enough of the dialogue and relationship between Owen & Tess. So dang good I couldn't press pause. I just wish there had been much more after they finally really got together!

    Credit worthy for sure. A real sweet and sensual romance....with an American "knight in shining armor"

    I laughed....held my breath....got misty eyed...and cursed the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ranger: A Highland Guard Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Monica McCarty
    • Narrated By Robert McNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (144)

    Book three in Monica McCarty's USA Today bestselling Highland Guard Trilogy, of which Publishers Weekly raved, "Readers who deplore wallpaper historicals will appreciate not only the romance but McCarty's efforts to go beyond the superficialities of historical Scotland." Embedded deep behind enemy lines, Arthur “Ranger” Campbell is prized for his razor-sharp senses and his ability to blend into the shadows. But when Arthur infiltrates the clan of the chieftain who murdered his father, his heart is locked on revenge. Inside he faces unexpected resistance from the sweetest of obstacles—a honey-haired siren who is his enemy’s daughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "VT. FAN"
    "Couldn't get into this one..not bad..just not good"
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    While I liked the characters on their own....I just couldn't get into the relationship. I found I didn't care if they got together or not. The best part is the interaction between the Highland Guard guys... But I listened to most of this on double speed. Still moving on to the next in the series because I enjoyed the first 2 books in the series....maybe this book was just a bump in the series road for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intimate Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (303)

    Lady Grace Warren will do anything to protect her sisters, even betroth herself to a man so depraved that all of London fears him. Faced with a lifetime of misery, Grace has only one chance for escape: to relinquish her virtue before her wedding. Such abandon will destroy her reputation - and ensure her freedom. But when she disguises herself as courtesan to lure a handsome nobleman, she cannot anticipate the tender surprise destiny has in store….

    CAROLYN says: "10 HRS OF LISTENING PLEASURE"
    "Delightful, Heart-Warming, Sweet...LOVED IT!!!"
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    I absolutely LOVED this book! It was a perfect...."I don't want to think, just want to hear a good sweet romance" kinda book. I was THRILLED that the main characters actually started the real romance in the first to middle part of the book instead of the last 20 minutes like so many other books seem to do. You get to enjoy Vincent and Grace's relationship as it blossoms. The plot is a little different than most of these historical romances and I was interested in the plot aside from the romance as well.

    There were moments I got teary eyed, moments when I burst out laughing, and moments of frustration (but thankfully very few of those). This book was better than Silent Revenge but I also loved Silent Revenge.

    Sarah Coomes does a fine job. She is a good narrator...maybe not great, but I don't think she takes away from the book at all.

    I would listen to this book again.

    CREDIT WORTHY ---- YES!!!!! BUT it is so inexpensive I would buy it and as CAROLYN says "save your credits for a more expensive book"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (335)

    A Marriage of Convenience: Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn’t part of the deal.

    CAROLYN says: "A FAIRYTALE LOVE STORY THAT'S ENTERTAINING"
    "Never wanted it to end....WONDERFUL"
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    First off narration is excellent....Rosalyn Landor is one of the best.

    This book had me hooked from the first....once Jessica met Simon...I wanted to call in sick for work so I could just listen! Well developed characters and an interesting twist makes this a completely enjoyable romance. While there are love scenes...they are PG-13 so no one should be offended.

    My biggest complaint for this book is that it could have been longer...it just ended too soon!

    It is highly credit worthy...BUT at $9.79 ...just buy it and save a credit....just get it! Its sweet, heartwarming, romantic, touching, ....LOVED IT!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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