Ok, so it is supposed to be funny, but it should still have some believability. Add the fact the narrator is horrid. I've lived in Atlanta and less than 1% of the people I've known from there have accents like that. Certainly not the educated ones.
I have enjoyed several of Ms. Putney's historical romances, and this one did not disappoint. It was rather a unique story line, but she made it work well with interesting and entertaining characters.
Simon Prebble as usual is a great narrator.
I couldn't turn it off. This book held my interest from start to finish. It is actually stories compounded and each level develops the characters more and more. Once again Mary Jo Putney has created a great love story without overdone sex, but instead with great story telling.
I am not usually that excited about male narators for romance novels, but Mr. Page does a good job.
I found it hard to accept the characters in this story. They kept going round and round with unrealistic emotions. He is totally selfish and unwilling to accept responsibility for his mistakes most of the story then suddenly becomes a golden boy. She is a doormat and suddenly becomes a lioness. Unrealistic.
As usual Ms. Putney has produced an excellent historical novel with good strong characters and an interesting believable story. Even these are romance novels, the romance doesn't overwhelm the story.
MacKensey is a realistic hero who never steps out of reality but functions with all the faults of a real guy.
Mr. Reynols is not Simon Prebble, but his narration is decent.
I enjoy Ms. Putney's books. The stories are well written and never overdone. In this case there are two very strong characters whose lives are woven together by a finely constructed story.
The story was spoiled for me by horrid narration. I'm not sexist when it comes to narrators but when a male narrator does such a bad job with female voices it takes a lot of patience for me to listen.
From beginning to end I was into this book. It did not disappoint. Unlike many historical romances nothing was overdone. The romance, war, crisis, etc was balanced into a most enjoyable story.
As a first book in a series it does a good job of developing interest in characters and entertains enough to make you want the next one.
Excellent well written mystery thriller. I'm not quite as dumb as Jo so I figured it out long before she did, but she was rather distracted. The hero of this series isn't your typical dashing, daring, unbelievable character, but rather just a normal guy with normal guy faults and strengths. That makes him perfect for this series. I look forward to more.
This is one of those really good books that come along on occasion. strong independent women, a messed up good guy who needs female influence in his life, a seriously evil bad guy, a mystery, and a couple of sweet love stories, all work together in a well written story.
It works and it works well. This is one that goes into my listen-again library.
This is yet another wonderful trilogy by Nora Roberts and book three is magic - a terrific wrap up to the whole story.
If I make a list of my favorite 20 books, this one would be top of the list.
The story is solid and the characters are all very strong and believable. There is not just one wonderful love story, but two, and both are sweet believable stories with no overabundance of sex which doesn't fit into the story.
There are also some wonderful secondary characters - truly characters- that give the story fun and interest.
Definitely on worth listening to more than once.
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