Now all three must join forces and make their escape, or die trying.
©2007 Elizabeth Lowell; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Merlington's lightly accented delivery and textured characterizations breathe passion and tension into this story of survival and romance." (AudioFile)
I have read Elizabeth Lowell's "only" series and loved the narrator so wasn't sure about this one
with a female narrator. But when I got into the book it didn't matter.
I loved the description of the land and a woman's survival skill's among Indians and wild horses.
Like all Elizabeth Lowell's books that I have read
you always have the most handsome and potent man
vs an independent perfectly formed responsive woman.
The story has a little of everything including a
good Indian fight, danger, daring escapes and of course in the end a pledge of enduring love and marriage.
I was looking for a good western. Western with a love story is okay with me for sure and sex scenes are fine with me in a book but this was definitely "OVERKILL"!!!! On one particular day I listened to the book while on two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute lunch at work and the sex scene still was going on and on. The plot never happened until the last two hours or so of the book. I won't be reading this author again anytime soon. Just not why I read books. I like a plot that continues throughout the book. Glad I got in on a $4.95 sale because that's all it was worth if not less.
I agree with Betty! This book has everything a romantic could want. I just wish Elizabeth Lowell had continued this series with the characters (MacKenzies) that are listed in this book...I was waiting to read about Ty's brothers: Logan & Silver, Duncan, Case and also Bluewolf & Cassie's story. I hope Elizabeth will return to continue the series, as she has with other groups/trilogies.
Laural Merlington, did a great job reading this book! I think she had the perfect, deep, sexy sound for the characters, men & women! The intonation or cadence of her voice was very realistic & vivid for this genre. I could "see" the scenes happening. A lot of female narrators don't find the necessity to deepen/change their voice when reading male parts, however, they do the story and their readers an injustice. Laural, however, makes the story come to life from the written words. Isn't that the whole reason we like audio-books?
I first read this book about 10 years ago and I LOVED IT! After hearing the audio book...I STILL LOVE IT! I just wish Elizabeth Lowell had continued this series with the characters (MACKENZIES) that are listed in this book...I was waiting to read Bluewolf & Cassie's story and Case's story then...and I want it now!
Laural Merlington, even did a great job reading this book...and that's saying something coming from me...because she is sooo not any where near one of my favorite narrators! I usually find the intonation or cadence of her voice very annoying (I know people love her as a narrator...I don't), it took me forever to actually purchase this book, simply because she was the one reading it, but....even she couldn't distract me from this story!
Steamy, yes! Exciting, yes! Jenna and Ty are characters that you will both love and at times want to slap some sense into.
Great Book!!! Great Listen!!
First time reader of this author and I will be back for more. Civil war era and Cowboys and Indians with soft and pure love. The narration was good, the story excellent.
A timeless love story set in Post Civil War times of the wild western territories. Ty and Janna are thrown together by survival and heroism. Both raised by vastly different means, their integrity, honor and passions grow with each passing challenge and emotional upheaval. EL writes a brilliant story and I always return to it to listen again. Laurel Merlington does a superb job with narration as well.
I really like the beginning of this book. Janna was a strong, competent, independent young woman - a survivor. Enter the man she rescues and nurses back to health. Then the story turns to shit. The strong woman turns to mush. And I thought they would never get out of the canyons. The beginning had such promise but by the middle of the book I was over it. By the end I was angry. I prefer strong women, not mush. To bad the story line took that turn. If you like strong women who stay true to themselves, skip this book.
I quite enjoy Ms. Lowell's modern stories. I've also enjoyed a few of her historical stories. But this one misses the mark, because the hero is just not a likeable guy. Stories with flawed heros have their place in literature, certainly, but when I'm reading (or listening!) to a romance, I want to like both of the main characters. Ty MacKenzie is a jerk to Jana in the beginning, a jerk to Jana in the middle, and a jerk to her at the end. Until the last 5 minutes, when suddenly he sees the light and declares his undying love--and I don't buy it.
I'd skip this one, if I were you.
(Performance was good, considering the story she had to work with. But even an excellent performance couldn't have saved this one.)
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
This was a great western romp. Loved the Mustangs. It is a bit steamy with lot's of horse action. Very enjoyable. :)
No one who roamed the steep green mountains and red-rock canyons of Utah Territory was safe from El Cascabel and his renegade warriors - not Janna Wayland, not the wild stallion Lucifer - not even Ty MacKenzie, the stranger who had come for the stallion,and stayed to capture Janna's heart. Now all three must join forces and make their escape, or die trying.
After reading what I call her "real" books, these all too graphic personal intimacies are tiresome and unnecessary. The story was good, the action was good. If I want to read a Harlequin Romance, I will. Such a waste of her talents! As my Dad would say, this is just one man's opinion.
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