Hunter Maxwell has suffered from the savagery of outlaws and the faithlessness of a woman. And he will trust no female - nor will he rest until the raiders who destroyed his family pay for their crimes.
A woman in need, a man in pain, in fury and fire they must now stand as one - to fight for something cherished, something lost...and for a passion neither dreamed could live.
©2007 Elizabeth Lowell; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Hunter and Elyssa's story draws to a satisfying finish that makes it a good bet for Lowell fans and western romance aficionados." (Publishers Weekly)
I seem to be on a self-imposed bad streak of selecting mediocre books with inappropriate/incompetent narrators that destroy what little merit the books had
to begin with. Such is the case with Autumn Lover. The female narrator trying to
do the main male character's voice in this book is plain terrible. I can't even
think of a way to describe how his voice sounds--it is not pleasant to listen to.
The romance storyline is almost funny; and would be if it weren't intended as
serious. In sum, I wouldn't give this audiobook as a gift , even to someone
The characters are somewhat ambiguous sometimes, one can't be sure if the heroine is an easy floozy or an innocent young woman by some of the remarks made and behavior exhibited when the story begins. It was a little confusing at first, and it was difficult to like either the heroine or the hero. Eventually they redeem themselves and become somewhat entertaining, though it is not a great love story.
I generally like Elizabeth Lowell stories, so I don't understand what happened. I had no empathy for the hero, Hunter, who seemed to be a woman hater. He didn't change his mind even when he saw how the heroine, Elyssa, didn't fit his stereotyping, and up until the last minute was dead set against her. I don't even understand what it was that changed his mind about her.
I didn't understand why Elyssa put up with Hunter's verbal & emotional abuse. She seemed numb as a post - not brave - frequently going into "enemy territory" and risking her life on purpose.
I gave this story two stars because the reader was OK and because I chose to listen to the whole thing. If it was too much, I probably would have stopped before it was over. Maybe I just wanted to see if Lowell would turn it around.
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