Brianne Dunbar survived the massacre that claimed the life of her husband and son and vows to seek revenge when she learns that the king has ordered her to marry the lecherous son of the laird she believes is responsible for the attack. Can she follow through with her plan, or will the secrets she carries change her destiny?
Despite every effort to resist temptation, Gavin MacClurry finds himself captivated by his brother's betrothed and must find a way to stop the wedding, prove his clan's innocence, and win Brianne's heart.
©2015 B. J. Scott (P)2016 Tantor
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
What a great story. Author B. J. Scott has written an exciting, intriguing and very sensual story. Lovely romance and great suspense. I was carried away as I listened to this book. I highly recommend it.
Narrator Angela Dawe is one of my favorite female narrators and doesn't disappoint in her performance.
Time spent commuting passes by much easier listening to books. I prefer romance books but I do enjoy other books as well.
This was my first book from this author and I have to say, I hope not my last. Not only was the romance filled with all the good things we love, tension, lust, great sex, true love and a happy ending, but overall the core storyline was really incredible. From the start, you'll love the hero and heroine and hate the villains. More than once I caught myself thinking about how hard it would be to be in Brianne's shoes. There were a couple of times where I thought the storyline was slightly rushed and bit unrealistic but all in all, I highly recommend this book.
The lead couple, Gavin and Brianne were very well balanced. They had confidence, courage and even a little self doubt. And as for the villains... I found myself rooting for the demise. of Laird Keith and Dermid. Their characters were so well done you just couldn't wait for them to get what they deserved. Laird MacClurry was no saint either, Through most of the story, I just wanted to reach in and shake the guy. Although, he did redeem himself somewhat at the end.
The narrator for this book is one of my favorites too. Ms Dawe is one of the few female narrators in my opinion, that does well at creating distinctly different voices for each character and she makes men sound like men. She's also an accomplished actor when she narrates. All of the emotional ups and downs are portrayed in a way that does great justice to this book.
**Note: For those who don't like to read books with explicit sex, this book isn't for you. While nicely done and in my opinion necessary to the storyline, it does contain explicit sexual scenes. And for those who are concerned with language, the "F" word also popped up a just few times.
Breanne is a very wonderful woman and I feel bad for her you would think her own father would be like she is my daughter and I love her enough for her to be happy but no. Her father is like I will get the druid stone no matter who gets hurt Terian and Gavin, Aiden, Evan are the ones that love her unconditionally than her father did he wanted her to obey love honor him but he hurt her very badly but probably did the same to her mother because she gave him only a daughter and no sons. He was jealous of Terian him and Breanne had a son Aiden and then Evan that will protect the druid stone feircely as his father did.
So, 24 reviews and no one mentioned the words sex or sexual tension. I almost didn’t buy this book because of that. That’s also how a lot of authors get 1 star reviews, someone looking for a book without sex and then finding out there is. Or someone looking for a book with sex and having it not mentioned so they by-pass this one. You’d have thought that in 24 reviews someone would have mentioned it. I looked up the word “sex” in the search box and there was none. How stupid is that. The minute I read the part where Gavin thought of what he’d like to do to Brianne I knew I wouldn’t be sorry for buying this book. I liked the storyline immediately, add some sex into it, and it was bound to be good.
The part I found a little strange was that Brianne referred to her dead husband, Tieran, as “the love of her life,” and she would “always love him” and she would “never love again,” yada, yada, yada. BUT it was not that long before she was telling Gavin she loved him. That part was rather rushed.
However, it was a really good story. There was three men you loved to hate: Brianne’s father, Laird Keith, and Gavin’s brother Dermid, and Gavin’s father, Laird MacClurry, but I’d have to say Laird Keith was the worst of the three. Two others were “hateable” also: Angus and Ulrik. They were pretty terrible. There were so many bad guys in this story! But I did like Colin, Caledonia and Alice.
The sex in this book was explicit, so if you don’t like that then keep looking. And the F-bomb was used 4 times.
I will definitely be reading more by this author.
As to the narrator: Angela Dawe has become one of my favorite narrators over the past year. She reads with emotion and gives every character his or her own voice. AND the men sound like men. You can’t ask for more than that.
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