I've read Terry Spear's books and they are great. The narrator ruined this one for me though.
No. She doesn't have a lot of emotion in her narration. It was hard to distinguish the characters. I felt like she barely paused, it was fast even after slowing it down. I found myself zoning out throughout the entire read. I've read the book version and it was much better.
Not if Maxine Lennon was involved.
A quality narrator can make a bad story good. With that said, a good story can be ruined by a bad narrator.
This book was a great listen and made me happy after my disappointment of Kenneth's story (the heroin of the story was a fetus and extremely annoying). Anyway,I really loved this one. I loved the Scottish aspect and the h/h were great. Stephen's compassion was heart touching. He was a great hero, the best of the 3 IMO. I love that all 3 were heavily involved in this book, I felt like it was one big reunion! I would have given this a 5 star review if not for the 58 times "cornflower" blue was mentioned to describe the heroes eyes and the over description of the heroes frame, particularly his hands (I searched the book on Amazon and cornflower bought up 58 results). His hands were often described as 'great, large or massive' every time he touched the heroin--his body was described as well but not so much as the hands. Other than those annoyances, this was a great read.
4.5 read for me.
This was my first Stephanie Laurens. I absolutely love Medieval romance and overall this was a good one. It is nice to see an author with such talent step outside of her comfort zone by trying a new genre. It's a great first effort. I loved the h/h! They were perfect for each other. Alaun was so understanding, protective and loving towards Eloise. Eloise is strong, practical, wary and sometimes a big too stubborn. I enjoyed seeing their love progress. Secondary characters were engaging but didn't overshadow the h/h (Roland was a favorite and I enjoyed the scenes with King Edward III). The descriptions of the castle and surroundings were amazing,I felt like I was there!
I only had two issues w/ the book: The overall length and # of sex scenes. 1) While I enjoyed the plot, the story was drawn out. The book could have been scaled down some and still achieved the the desired result. I love long books in general but not when it is full of fillers. This book was 15 hours long--about 5 - 7 hours more than needed IMO. Which brings me to issue #2, I love a good steamy romance more than anyone else and enjoy the sex scenes but I found myself ffwd'ing through many scenes there were so many and they were over long at times.
Despite those two issues I really enjoyed it. Overall I'd rate this about a 3.7'ish. If you love Medieval and/or Stephanie Laurens, give this one a try. I am slowly starting to get into Regency and Victorian and SL's books are high on my list to read. I say that because I don't want to give the impression that the two issues I had with the story would keep me from this author. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style, she writes beautifully.
The narrator Jim McCabe was great, I enjoyed his accents and tones. He was perfect for the time setting.
YES. I love Allegreto. The only thing that could have made this book better was more from Allegreto's POV and not so much of the dom/submissive relationship between him and Elena. Even with that, this book was fantastic! Lots of twists and turns, betrayal and redemption. Elena and Allegreto had a weird kind of connection but it was definitely love.
Allegreto of course. I loved learning more about this heartless assassin and we see him fall in love more and more as the story progresses. The relationship w/ him and Elena disturbed me initially but that feeling deteriorated more and more as I read it. I realized that Elena really did love him and though I didn't like some of her decisions, she had her reasons. We see him become less cold and I feel that though he's done some horrible things, he redeemed himself.
He brought a lot of character emotion to the reading, he's awesome.
Yes although I paced myself to enjoy the story more :)
I enjoyed this one better than For My Lady's Heart. This is worth the credit, no worth two credits! Don't pass this one up!
Yes, only if I was re-listening to the entire series. It was an ok story but nothing spectacular.
It follows a similar format of all of the Murray series books. I absolutely loved the Cameron's!!! They reminded me a lot like the Murray's. The h/h didn't have much chemistry IMO. I found Diarmot to be very stubborn. I wanted to hit him upside the head a few times. IIsa was great but had some annoying moments.
Yes and she's about the same in all of them. She has a nice voice.
I did not. Although I saw who the culprits were early on in the book. It was predictable but like-able.
If you're a fan of the Murray series then this book is for you. It was more like 3.5 for me.
I would recommend it because Janet of Mar and Ewan Lamont made sparks fly. I absolutely loved Janet of Mar's personality and sense of honor. She was a great leading lady, 10 times better than her sister from The Recruit. Ewan was great but Janet was the star of this one.
Janet of Mar. She was defiant,determined, and willing to risk her life for what she believed in.On the flip side she was also vulnerable and still an innocent despite her age. I enjoyed seeing her evolve and especially loved how she went after what she wanted (Ewan).
When Ewan realized who Sister Genna was, he was furious!
The Hunter hunts the Nun
Sexy, Dangerous, Adventurous!
It would be The Ranger (Book 3 in the series) due to Kenneth's undercover work.
Yes and as always he is superb. One of the best!
When Kenneth realized who his nun really was.
I love Kenneth, he is a great addition to The Highland Guard. Mary of Mar was not my favorite however,I felt like she was a little too harsh but she did grow on me eventually. I love all of the books in this series. Worth a credit!
Yes I would. I am new to time travel so I decided to give this one a try. I was not disappointed. Gaston is your usual alpha male and very distrustful of Celine initially. Celine is a take charge 20th century woman who refuses to back down. He admires her from afar as she turns his castle upside down while earning the loyalty of some of his people. Despite the mistrust, they have great chemistry thus a wonderful romance ensues. There were several curve balls throughout the story which made me even more interested. Toss in a little magic, treachery, humor and you've got a winner. I listened in less than a day.
I've only listened to two of her narrations, both in this series. She does a fantastic job.
Less than a day!
I would highly recommend this to a friend. This story has romance, mystery, betrayal, add in the wonderful character & plot development and this story is near perfect. Royce and Ciara really well matched. It was great to see their friendship and love develop, despite the many odds against them. There's also a lot of adventure and twists & turns weaved into the plot. I had several mouth dropping moments while listening. This one kept me on my toes. Nothing is as it seems. This is a great listen and worth the credit. Remember, this is book 2 of 3 of the series. Listen to Forever His first.
None at the moment. It's in a league of it's own. .
I've not listened to any other of Julia Motyka's performances but I think that she does a fantastic job in this series. I enjoyed her narration immensely.
I laughed a lot, especially when Ciara and Royce first met.When she ordered him around like one of her attendants, his responses/reactions were priceless.
More of Shelly Thacker please!
I enjoyed that there was a true love connection between the lead characters. They didn't have issues w/ misconceptions and petty disagreements. They truly trusted and loved each other.
The Lady Ellowyn de Nerra - She was fearless! She spoke her mind and went toe to toe with anyone who slandered her husband. She believed in him without question and her love was absolute.She was kind to others but firm when needed. She had a very head-strong personality. She was a very enjoyable character!
When Brandt and Ellowyn were in the tent together after she was injured. I loved how they dealt with the stubborn nun. Then they slowly & shyly started opening up about how they felt about one another. It was so sweet and honest. I knew then that they would have a great love bond.
True Love Always Triumphs!
This was a well written romance, I enjoyed it a lot. More from this author please. Also, the narrator Daniel Dorse wasn't too bad. It took a while for me to get used to him but once I did, I really enjoyed his deep voice.
Someone who doesn't want a story, only ridiculous sexual innuendos and scenes. There was hardly any plot/story to this book.
He just wasn't that great
3/4 + of the scenes.
I still have an hour left but that is not enough time to redeem this story. I've read Mary Wine before and she's been great but this leaves A LOT to be desired. I wish I hadn't wasted my credit. Buyer BEWARE.
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