You no longer follow ~~ DARA ~~

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow ~~ DARA ~~

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

~~ DARA ~~

~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain Spoilers ~~

"Beautiful" Niagara Falls | Member Since 2011

722
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 156 reviews
  • 167 ratings
  • 527 titles in library
  • 62 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
80

  • Being Me: Inside Out Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lisa Renee Jones
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (397)

    Sara McMillan is still searching for Rebecca, the mysterious woman whose dark, erotic journal entries both enthralled and frightened her. Tormented by a strong desire to indulge the demands of her new boss while also drawn deeper into her passionate bond with the troubled artist, Chris Merit, Sara must face a past as deeply haunting as Rebecca’s written words. In one man’s arms, Sara will find the safe haven to reveal her most intimate secrets and explore her darkest fantasies. But is safety just an illusion, when the truth about Rebecca has yet to be discovered?

    Jordy says: "Inside Out Trilogy"
    "Wait, was I reading Fifty Shades? No, I guess not."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was excited to listen to this book because I wanted answers to the questions from book one. Just like the first book this book is written well, great narrator, moves along quickly, was sexy and kept my interest. At times, however, I just couldn't help feeling like I was having de ja vu. Every once in a while I noticed similarities with this book and the Fifty Shades Trilogy. That being said, this series is still worth listening to and I would recommend it. Just don't be surprised if you feel a little de ja vu.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Captured by a Laird: The Douglas Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Captured My Heart"
    "Captured My Heart"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This first book in the Douglas Legacy series is a dramatic, well paced Scottish historical romance. It delivers a true "Scottish era" tale of Alison and David. Alison is a gutsy young woman who was married at 13 to a dishonorable man. Enter David, a determined Laird, who captures her castle, lands, and her heart. This story has just enough passion, danger, courage, and vengeance to keep any historical romance enthusiast entertained.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. ;-)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Healing a Highlander's Heart: Clan Grant, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Keira Montclair
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Kidnapped at knifepoint in the middle of the night, healer Brenna Grant is spirited across the Highlands to heal a chieftain who's near death. The last thing she expects is for her patient to be a handsome laird who steals her heart. Unable to deny him - or anyone who needs her talents as a healer - she travels to his clan to treat a mysterious invalid. Laird Quade Ramsay awakens to find a beautiful healer at his bedside.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Heartfelt Highlander"
    "Heartfelt Highlander"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I almost passed on this second book in the ‘Clan Grant’ series because the ratings were all over the scale, but I’m glad I took a chance.

    This book is different than many Highlander stories in that it concentrates more on issues within the clan rather than Highland battles between clans. Its a touching story with many heartwarming scenes that, unless your heart is made of stone, are sure to bring a tear to your eye.

    Quade is Laird to his clan and deeply loves his family. Brenna is a revered and dedicated healer who doesn’t back down from a challenge. Their romance is sweet and progresses into a deep and tender love. The secondary characters add charm, wit, and many poignant moments to this emotional story.

    This one is worth a try if you enjoy tender—heartwarming stories. ;-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • My Fierce Highlander: Highland Adventure, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Vonda Sinclair
    • Narrated By Andrew Bryan
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Chemistry 101"
    "Highland Chemistry 101"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Vonda Sinclair delivers a delightful first book in the Highland Adventure Series. I appreciate Ms Sinclair’s descriptive writing style. This is a book that is written not only with words but with feeling.

    This is the story of a widower, Alasdair, a strong and compassionate Highland Laird, and Gwyneth, a determined and passionate English Lady who happens to be a healer. Their relationship is built on indebtedness and progresses to a love full of sensuality and chemistry. This couple is very compatible…..in more ways than one!

    If you enjoy Highland historical love stories then you will enjoy this one. I'm looking forward to the remainder in this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Twist of Fate

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Karen Michelle Nutt
    • Narrated By Mil Nicholson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Everyone claims her name is Annabelle. The year is 1814 and she's married to Captain Keldon Buchanan, a man who despises her. The more she learns about her life, the more she realizes why she's chosen to forget it. She's a liar and an adulteress. She doesn't understand why she wanted to destroy her marriage when her heart tells her she belongs with Keldon. Keldon harbors his own secrets.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love Transcends Time"
    "Love Transcends Time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a charming, uncomplicated time travel romance set in South Carolina during “present day” and the American “Civil War” eras. The romance between Keldon and Arianna not only has to overcome “everyday” relationship situations, but also has to deal with the limitations of a different Century, along with trust, betrayal, and doubt issues. It is a lovely “Southern” story and has just enough history (the good and bad of the civil war) to delight history lovers.

    So, sit back with some sweet tea or lemonade and enjoy the travel back in time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Yielding: Age of Faith, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Convent-bound Lady Beatrix Wulfrith is determined to aid her sister in escaping marriage to their family's enemy. Unaware of the sacrifice that awaits her, she leads their pursuers astray only to meet with an accident that forever alters her destiny and takes the life of a young knight whose brother vows he will not rest until the lady is brought to justice.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love & Forgiveness Can Persevere!!"
    "Love & Forgiveness Can Persevere!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story


    This is the 2nd of 3 books in the Age of Faith series by Tamara Leigh. The books in this series are “clean read” books and can be read by young teens and adults alike.

    This story continues with the Wulfrith family and focuses on Beatrix Wulfrith who is the sister of the “hero” from the first book. Beatrix is a woman with strong integrity & faith and Michael is a man who struggles with family loyalties, trust and faith. Their romance blossoms through tragedy and develops into an engaging love story.

    As I stated in book one’s review, this series has “Christian” elements which gives dimension to the personalities of the main characters. These moral “standards” increase understanding of the character's motivations which add to the believability within that time period in history. It is not “preachy” in any way nor does it chastise any belief, rather, it quietly shows that love and forgiveness can persevere.

    I recommend this beautifully written series to anyone who enjoys faith based romantic stories.
    .

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark One: Dark Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Jim McCabe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    It is A.D. 1486. Fresh from his treacherous turning of the tides against Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth, Sir Gaston de Russe's reputation is dark and dirty. Those loyal to Richard hate him and those loyal to Henry Tudor fear him. He is, after all, The Dark One. In order to gain a strong foothold in Yorkshire, Henry sends Gaston to one of the largest fortresses in the north, a massive bastion called Mt. Holyoak Castle.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Epic Medieval Love Story"
    "Epic Medieval Love Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After listening to “The White Lord of Wellesbourne” I knew I liked the writing style of Kathryn Le Veque and I had to listen to this second book to find out more about Gaston, the Black Knight.

    Ms. LeVeque’s clever way of writing draws you into the story and makes you feel as if you are part of the action—actually feeling the events as they happen and love being there. This epic book has times of pure sadness, times of laughter and times of intense emotion. It's truly and emotional rollercoaster that kept me guessing throughout.

    Although I thought the language was a bit modern in places it didn’t take away from how much I enjoyed this book. If you enjoy Medieval historical love stories—put this one on your list!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The White Lord of Wellesbourne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Adam Wellesbourne and his four sons - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - comprise the most feared House in the service of Richard III. Adam's eldest son, Matthew, has earned such an influential reputation that throughout England he is known as The White Lord of Wellesbourne. Upon the eve of the Battle of Bosworth field, Matthew finds himself forced into a contract marriage that he has been avoiding for 10 years.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Medieval Heaven!!"
    "Medieval Heaven!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Its truly wonderful when you find a book that has characters that you love and a story that makes you laugh and cry. This is a touching story of Matthew, a compassionate knight, and Alixandrea, a sweet lady, who are betrothed through an arranged marriage. This beautiful medieval book is filled with history, betrayal, passion, war, jealousy, secrets, loyalty, friendship, grief, and even some humor. It’s got it all.

    It took me a while to adjust to the narrator, but he grew on me and overall he was very good.

    I highly recommend this book if you enjoy medieval romances. Now, because I have to know Gaston's story, I'm off to listen to Dark One, Dark Knight.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My Heart's Desire: The Barrett Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Andrea Kane
    • Narrated By Lottie Lush
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (11)

    Plunging from a well-bred lady to society’s most scandalous outcast, one woman faces danger and romance with a determination to live on her own terms London’s high society assumes that Alexandria Cassell, a lady of impeccable lineage, is eager to wed the first suitable aristocrat who proposes. But Alexandria despises the shallow mindlessness of London society. Craving adventure, she steals down to the docks and stows away aboard a merchant ship bound for Canada.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "High Sea Daydream Escape"
    "High Sea Daydream Escape"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This entertaining novel is a fast paced fun adventure that is a daydream escape for the young at heart.

    The “hero” Drake is a dashing anguished Duke who meets the beautiful feisty capable “heroine” Alexandria on board his ship. This charming high sea romance is a bit predictable but is lots of fun. It is truly a feel-good romance that is light on history and high on entertainment.

    If you are looking for a fun romantic adventure with great narration…..give this one a try! ;-)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unveiling: Age of Faith, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Twelfth century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind - to avenge her brother's murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Wonderful Story of Forgivenes and Love"
    "Wonderful Story of Forgivenes and Love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is my first book by this author and I’m sure it won’t be my last. I have to admit that I started and restarted this book 2 times within the first chapter before I continued further. I think it was the narration, as it took me a while to get into her rhythm of speaking. But, I’m glad I didn’t give up.

    Steeped in history, this is a truly gripping story that is filled with heartfelt characters. It is a believable story that deals with family conflicts, revenge, and forgiveness. It moves along at a good pace and definitely holds interest throughout. Both the main characters, Annyn and Garr, have well developed personalities that draw you in to their world. Their romance is engaging, challenging, and so very sweet.

    This story has “Christian” elements which gives dimension to the personalities of the main characters. These moral “standards” increased understanding of the character's motivations which added to the believeability within that time period in history.

    If you enjoy history, heartfelt strong characters, engaging story, and romance (no detailed sex) then this one is worth a credit. I will definitely be ordering the next in this series.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Highlander's Bargain: Loch Moigh, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Barbara Longley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    Nurse and future midwife Erin Durie is broke and alone, thanks to a roommate who skipped town and the psychic gifts that make relationships too intense and painful to bear. Then a kilted man magically drops into her arms, looking for a guide to the twenty-first century, and she can’t deny the attraction. But magical treachery soon throws open time’s portal once more - and puts a blade to Robley's throat.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "A Very Good Bargain!"
    "A Very Good Bargain!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story


    After finishing "True to the highlander" I knew I wanted to know Robley's story

    I was delighted to find that this book was just as cute as the first. In this story, Robley sets off for an adventure and meets up with Erin who is a 21st century career minded and college educated woman. They develop a quick friendship which evolves into a romance that defies centuries. Their journey is romantic, witty, clever, and magical.

    If you like fun and easy listening Highland romances then give whole series a try.

    .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.