In the midst of a Clan divided, two unlikely allies must confront the passion that binds them... and the treachery that may part them forever
To secure her family's alliance with the powerful Clan Mackenzie, Stella Morrison has no choice but to wed the notorious Kade Mackenzie. Unable to ignore the whispers that surround him, she resigns herself to a marriage in name only. Yet as the fierce warrior strips away Stella's doubt one seductive touch at a time, burgeoning desire forces her to question all she holds as truth.
Leading a rebellious army should have been Kade's greatest challenge... but conquering the heart of his reluctant bride becomes an all-consuming need. Now more than ever, he's determined to find victory both on the battlefield and in the bedchamber. But the quest for triumph unleashes a dark threat, and this time, only love may prove stronger than danger.
©2013 Juliette Miller (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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Since I try not to read "spoiler" reviews before I listen to a book....this book was a bit of a shocker to me. I knew it was a highlander story but I didn't know it would be so sensual. The sensuality just kept building and building throughout the story which it made it difficult to put down.
I thought it was refreshing for the book to be told in the 'first person'. It seemed to make the story more intimate. The narrator was wonderful and she really captured the essence of the story.
This one is now on my repeat list!
Absolutely- I will! This was one of the most pleasurable listening experiences I've had. The story is magnificent and the narrator is one of the best I've heard. She completely brought the story to life by creating a mood and super realistic characters. The story built to a climax perfectly (give it time b/c the story starts slowly but then builds and builds until you won't be able to stop) and the ending was sublime.... I LOVED IT!
KADE! He is the ultimate highland warrior- strong, tough, moody, and introspective, with a huge heart and an unquenchable determination to win Stella's heart. A SEX GOD! Every woman needs a Kade.
She really deserves credit. She MADE this story for me. I usually hate first person narrative, as it can be like listening to someone reading their journal, but with Gemma Johansson's narration I felt as if I was living the story through Stella. She captured the essence beautifully with a great accent, great characters and an emotionally stirring style.
Lose yourself in this electryfying highland tale of intimacy and true love.
Looking forward to hearing more from Juliet Miller and Gemma Johansson.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
This was a very sensual, edgy, romantic story.
While the story isn't NEW ... its still good. It is very similar to Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks.
Gemma is great! I will seek out more of her performances!
I wasn't as riveted at all times, but near the end I could NOT tear myself away. I listened to the last 6 hours straight.
The beginning was slow....but once Kade was in the story most of the time...it really picked up!
I don't read many books written in the first person so when it first started I was disappointed but that quickly gave way to interest which gave way to heart palpitations. When Stella finds herself engaged and married the Cade MacKennzie she fears he will be like every other man in her life, awful. She dreads being married to someone known as a "brute". Having only known Pain and betrayal at the hands of her father and his men, she fears her new husband and his reputation. The journey the author takes us on is one of a young girl learning that everyone has there faults and virtues as she explores her new marriage and life in the midst of turmoil and upheaval. Very well narrated and so touching you will fall in love with both characters.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Well I thought I was a BIG fan of kilt wearing Highlanders but this book proved me wrong 'cause swoon-worthy, leather troozer clad, weapon-wielding Highland Warriors certainly get my vote too.
This was a delicious listen even though I don't really like books only told in the 'first person' but this somehow captures your interest as the plight and life of Stella slowly unravels and sucks you right in as she is forced to wed above mentioned handsome Highland hunk Kade. It's a tender, sweet, sexy love story but it's also got interesting sub plots that's filled with either likeable, manipulative, rough, dislikable or just plain evil characters all waiting to help, hinder or double cross the newly weds so sacrifice, revenge and murder are waiting in the wings for their chance to join in.
Kade promises not to consummate the marriage for one whole month as Stella is so frightened of him so instead he tortures her with desire as he masterfully and skilfully stokes and strokes the flames of her passion in some very hot and imaginative ways and yet he's so kind, thoughtful and protective towards her too so who wouldn't melt in his arms. It's a sensual overload journey that she's on so for those of you who prefer a 'sex free' listen then perhaps look elsewhere.
This is actually book 2 of The Clan Mackenzie trilogy but I didn't feel it mattered at all, I'm just hoping Audible will soon stock the others.
Worth a credit? Yes, another highland tale that's a scorcher too.
I stuck with it because I was curious how it ended, and even that was predictable. I think this hours long bloom could have been said in 15 minutes. The characters were a bunch of idiots. Definitely would not recommend a credit used one this and would not even recommend it if it went on sale for a buck.
Taken... Yes. I am taken with the talent of Juliette Miller. This was my 2nd time listening to this book and I am as impressed as l was the 1st time! The characters are vibrant individuals with amazingly distinct personalities which are easy to know, love, hate.
The plot is Complicated enough to draw you in quickly and keep your undivided attention. The raw sensuality of the love this tale is wrapped around is literally incredible...
HOWEVER the entire tale is told by Stella, the heroine, and the overwhelming abundance of "I'' and "My" Can be beyond frustrating at times.
NARRATOR: Gemma Johansson is the one neqative to this book. Her "mouthy" speach almost has me turning it off within the first few sentences. I have no desire to listen to moist hissy narration. It took me a while to accustom to it enough to have the story make me forget about it. It's a shame really since the male and female voices are distinct with NO Confusion over who is speaking or the intention behind the words.
CREDITWORTHY? yes. for the tale...
HEAT FACTOR: Thermal meltdown (without being erotica!).
Hope to hear more from Juliette Miller and Gemma Johansson. The characters really stirred up an emotional tizzy inside. Loved the story and the ending perfect!
The story was pretty good but JM goes on and on with repetitive thoughts, so much so that scenes are chopped up almost after every sentence, therefore making it hard and frustrating to follow. Very disappointed because the storyline had so much potential, but it was so exasperating to go through scenes where I wanted to know what was to happen next only to face the same thoughts repeated multiple times. It made it difficult to really get into the book. I also found it strange that the clan didn’t even recognize their laird’s daughters? Don't waist a credit.
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