How can you not love a big, strong, handsome and challenging laird? Love those Highlanders. This love story was definitely worth the time and credit spent. I recommend it to those interested in passion, love and action, though not much.
A very well written story, likable characters and a super juicy hero. His physical strength and softness toward the heroin will steal your heart but his handsome look just adds a delicious topping to this spicy story. I absolutely adored this book.
The story is a bit Cinderellaish but the heroine kept pushing with one hand and pulling with the other. The draw for the Duke seemed to be her beauty (though apparently not literal) and constant mild though not full rejections but then is this not what draws men anyway? The Duke seemed to have weak morals and could not make up his mind for himself. Lady Clara had to make up his mind for him. It is easy to judge a book because we don’t like the characters or their morality etc. which I feel is unfair. So if we put morality aside was this a good book? I think it was. I liked it enough to want to purchase the next book in the series.
I LOVE guys with the persistence of the hero in this book, so needless to say I liked his character immediately. He tried to better himself to deserve the heroine. His chase for a rich heiress changed to one of defiance against a powerful and controlling father and his desire to be independent and self-sufficient for the woman he loved. The love scenes were not as passionate as I would have hoped and the language was mixed with modern terminologies. That aside the storyline was cute and the hero really made the book.
I love the heroine in this book. She goes against everything socially important to right a wrong she has done and at the cost of her own reputation and good name. She is also fiercely loyal and goes to extreme extents to clear the man's name she has wronged. The hero is also a very likable character. He is an honorable man with a soft heart and gentle personality. The story began as interesting and got REALLY exciting about 2/3rds into the book. I like suspense and that certainly got worked into the story nicely. But the best part was the ending. I never suspected who the villain was. It’s a book worth the credit.
I find it difficult to truly express how I feel about this book. It was not bad but it was not a page-turner for me either. A very very soft mixture of BDSM and vanilla sex combined with two very possessive characters was the beginning of a good story that quickly turned flat. Issues were solved and dealt with too easily and as much as I had hoped this book was going to keep me on the edge of my seat, it didn’t.
The author kept using current terminology for this historical romance. That was a bit distracting. In addition, the story was too simple. By that I mean not much imagination was put into the storyline. I actually found it boring. I normally LOVE passion and sex in my books and even that could not help this book. Though it contained lots of sex, it lacked a gripping storyline so it fell very short. I can not recommend this book. Save your money or credit for a better book.
I think we can all agree that the times were really hard on women even 100 years ago. Men had it all and women were chaperoned and watched so carefully because most girls seemed so susceptible to “sin” and ruination. And it was ridiculous that the Ton’s standards dictated keeping employment out of the aristocracy. Well this story is also about those limitations and forgoing of one’s chastity over the desire to experience passion. But then again, the men in our historical romances never disappoint so an offer of marriage is always accompanied with the indiscretions. This book had some very funny lines and I enjoyed reading it. A definite 4.5 but since we can’t score like that I just gave it a 5. It won’t disappoint.
I LOVED the story. It had a nice balance of love, passion, and action. The only part I found disturbing was the abuse delivered to the heroine by her father, and in a much much much smaller scale the brother. I realize this is something that happened at the time and even nowadays and I do NOT fault the author for including it in her book since it was necessary to the plot. I however was so completely disturbed by her abuse that I had nightmares after reading the book. So this is just my way of warning anyone who has issues with abuse to know what to expect going in it. Otherwise I have to say this was an absolutely lovely book with a great hero and a daring strong headed heroine.
Ok. I admit I was so excited the next book in the series was out that I did not look to see if a new love was to be introduced in this book. Well it was not. The story is somewhat interesting but I love romance and this is just about the same two main characters. I’ve finished about ¾ of the first half and am having a very difficult time listening to more so I stopped torturing myself and started a new book. I loved all the books in the series to this point but am just not interested to revisit the same love story with a new mystery plot around it. Not my cup of tea.
I was initially very upset at Audible to have broken down a book into three parts and so after reading the first book, I did a search and found-out that was how the books were released. This is one story cut up over three books and each short enough that all would have made one book of about 12.5 hrs total but the readers will pay for three books. This May the books will be released as one, so if you can wait, it may be best to pay one credit rather than about $18 for all three. Great story but I really like how witty Kresley Cole is. Wonderful one liners are throughout the books. A definite 5 stars.
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