Deep in the lush Highlands, a powerful laird with everything to lose must risk it all for the lass who storms into his keep - and his heart.
Raised on the debauched margins of society, Amelia Taylor depends upon her quick wit and fiery spirit to survive. When danger closes in on her already precarious home, she flees into the Highlands and finds refuge in the iron-strong circle of Clan Mackenzie. There, her lack of propriety and intriguing beauty draw the attentions of their formidable leader. But to remain safe from pursuit, she must conceal her identity, even if it means deceiving Laird Knox Mackenzie.
A fiercely guarded and staunchly moral warrior, Knox never expected a ravishing stranger like Amelia to reawaken his desires. Yet as their heated confrontations unlock untold passion, temptation proves impossible to resist. So when Amelia's tapestry of lies begins to unravel, the secrets from her dark past threaten both his Clan and a future they can only dare to dream of....
©2014 Juliette Miller (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~
This is the third book of the MacKenzie brothers. This is the story of Amelia, who is a determined spitfire and Knox who is a strong and honorable Laird. They meet after Amelia and her nephew escape from Edinborough Scotland and end up at the Laird's land. The story evolves into a tender, sensual, and tension filled love story with light adventure.
The narration was really good. I liked her unique way of pausing and emphasizing when she's reading.
If you enjoy sweet, feel good romances like me...then this is for you. (FYI: this book is written in the first person.....so if you don't particularly enjoy books written like that, you may want to skip this one.)
Really lovely story! Narrator has a very enjoyable voice to listen to!
Many through out the book.
Hamish, however I enjoyed the entire performance.
Lush, delicious, enjoyable. Only draw back is too much talking.
One of the better, definitely. Unique story, with differentiated characters, though I wish there was more time devoted to the beginning, before she runs, to give a better feel for the situation, and would have made it less of a fluffy piece.
Amelia. She is a strong protagonist without becoming a shrew. I suppose since it is first person, that might skew my opinion slightly, and she might be a tad of an unreliable narrator, as she views the keep with rose tinted glasses.
Boat scene...the one not in the water. Yep, listen or read the book, and you will understand. Yummy, with a taste of determination.
A gambler to the core? Not sure
This is a rare find, a good historical romance written in first person. I wanted to smack Hamish quite a few times; the author kept telling us he was brilliant, but he was a bit annoying overall, and I did not see how he was anything above the norm. There isn't much detail given on the everyday hardships of the people at the keep, though this might be intentional, to show the protagonist viewing the place as paradise. I wish it were a touch grittier. As it was, it was good, but missing that extra something that would have made it great. The narrator was a nice surprise. Haven't listened to her before, but she did a very good job.
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I loved this story and the narration. Carolyn Bonnyman has a bit of an accent that brings a great tone to the story and she did very well in distinguishing between the character voices. I did not want the story to end. I look forward to more from this author.
I tried to listen to this book but I just could not suspend my brain for the length of time necessary in order to get through it. The narrator is good but even she couldn't make the book bearable.
Amelia (the main character) can't even answer a simple question without the writer delving into her characters head for 10 minute long sojourns which when completed I couldn't remember the question. Don't worry though this only went on for a few hours. (That's sarcasm folks!) On top of this the character she's attracted to is supposed to be intelligent and the leader of a large sophisticated Clan, yet each time Amelia is caught stealing, breaking and entering, or cheating he's overset with lust and desire as is, the "virginally innocent" Amelia. Come on, this book was more pathetic than the Denver Bronco's performance at Super Bowl 29.
This was a story well written and entertaining. Just steamy enough and I was sorry to see it end. Can't wait for another one....hopefully! The narrator was excellent. I had never heard her before, but will definitely listen to her again..
I have alway enjoyed being read to, but when found audible it was a dream come true, love listening to books
IF A BOOK SOUND GOOD I WILL GIVE IT A CHANCE AND I HAVE LIST TO OTHER BOOK THAT BEEN NARRATED BY CAROLYN BONNYMAN AND ENJOYED
PROBABLY NOT.. BECAUSE IT'S TAKE TO LONG TO GET TO THE POINT OF WHAT REALLY GOING ON AND FIRST HALF THE BOOK IS JUST SLOW.
SHE WAS JUST OK IN THIS BOOK I HAVE HEARD BETTER FROM HER
NO I DIDN'T LOVE THE BOOK . I THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF SHE SOME TIME JUST GOT TO THE POINT INSTEAD OF ALWAY GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE
THIS IS MY SECOND BOOK IN THIS TRILOGY AND I LIKE THE SECOND BOOK IN THE SERIES BETTER THEN THIS ONE. AT TIMES IT FEELS LIKE THE BOOK IS NEVER GOING TO GET TO THE POINT. I FEEL AMELIA GOES ON AND ON AND SHE THINKS TO MUCH. ALSO FEEL LIKE SHE IS A VIRGIN AND SHE KNOW TO MUCH ON HER FIRST TIME OUT.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
Yay! It's finally Laird Knox MacKenzie's story!!! I have been intrigued with Knox since he was introduced in "Highlander Taken." As laird of the vastly, prodigious, and wealthy Kinloch Keep, he is a master of his universe with a steady, intense authority, and influence among other leaders in the highlands. Laird Knox is appealing because he is the ultimate, brooding, eligible bachelor that any lass would love to get her hands on. His heart has been broken by the loss of his wife, as she and his son died in childbirth.
The laird is playfully referred to as the "laird of laird's" by Amelia Taylor the beautiful, voluptuous, and intelligent woman who captured Knox's attention at first sight. Amelia and her 9-year old "brother" Hamish find themselves in a fortress of protection from the trouble they fled in Edinburgh. Yet, despite Knox's evident and immediate attraction for Amelia (and she for him), he can't help but feel suspicious that she withholds more than the truth of her story from him. The conflict of maintaining his princely manner while uncovering Amelia's secrets becomes the lure that reopens his heart and releases his past wounds. And for Amelia, a gorgeous, strong, independent woman…well, she's met her match in this breathtaking man. She finally learns to release the weight of her choking responsibility, and realizes that she needs his help, and Knox is more than capable to be her hero.
In this story there are secrets to uncover, trust to be gained, an injustice to address, a sister to save, a sinister gaming lord to best, and an unfolding love to get lost in. I adored the crackling, hot chemistry between Knox and Amelia. The love scenes are some of the most beautiful, tender you will read/listen to….very intimate, very passionate (sometimes playful and sometimes intense). I also loved how romantic Knox was as Amelia's lover.
The epilogue was just amazing. As a gift, Miller allows us into the lives of the other MackEnzie brothers and the ladies who have captured their heart. Oh, I just loved the epilogue!!! And, there was a surprise that will surely lead into a 4th book!!! Yay! (BTW, Audible---please put the first book on audio…I'm dying to listen it!!).
Narrator: I really missed the texture, and beautiful voice of Gemma Johansson as she narrated the previous book. Even though Carolyn Bonnyman has a lovely, crisp voice, I had to get used to her breathing and pace. She was good though.
Wishlist: I have been waiting for the release of this book, and because I adore the MacKenzie's, and really like the author, this is why I did not give up on this book, because I nearly did. The internal monologue of the heroine, as the story is told through her POV, was excessive and in need of heavy editing. Many times, it felt as though the characters stayed motionless as she got lost in her thoughts. I couldn't help but feel like Amelia was a little ADD because of her long, extensive day dreams as she contemplated a stream of thoughts during her moments with Knox, and others. I'm hoping this problem will be caught by the 4th book. So, I'm really looking forward to Christy and Blake's story!!!--It has to be swoon-worthy!!!
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