Two thousand years ago, Rhys was the fierce Celtic warrior branded by the Romans as the Bringer of Death. Mortally wounded in battle, he was captured by the Fair Ones, cunning and powerful masters of the Welsh faery realm. They spared his life...but for a price.
As a child, Morgan Edwards marveled at the faery tales spun by her beloved grandmother, stories of the magical beings hidden in the heart of ancient Wales. But now Morgan is all grown up, a veterinarian who believes only in what science can prove - until the night a massive black dog saves her from a vicious attack. Suddenly a stranger stands before her, the man of her dreams made flesh and blood, not by science, but by a magic that could bring them their hearts’ desires...or cost them everything they have.
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Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
the Wild Hunt. good use of a paranormal outline. If you like paranormal, this is for you.Light listen, which can make you feel good while you do your routine stuff.
not make all of the clues come in the last 20 mins, but this is not a complaint. a good use of imagination with all the paranormal stories to select from.
this is a good one from her. I am not sure if she is brit as her british accents are so very ez for her. this story is right up her ally and well perform.
nice good listen for the $...leaves you with a good feeling. Good use of friendship, respect as well as love in the story.
I am now on to the 2nd story I purchased as these are a very good spend.
I am open to reviewing quality products.
For anybody who follows my reviews, you know I love mythology in all forms, this is a delightful turn into Celtic myth. They had the first fae stories and their fairies were far from the sweet versions we see today. They are beautiful but cruel creatures who one should always tread lightly around. Best not to have them take notice of you!
The beginning of the story is rocky as it sets up our hero's past, we get a little too much warrior detail for my liking. Rhys has had a tough life and things don't get much better for him when he comes across the fae. This section made me fall in love with him more than a little bit.
Jump forward to modern time to meet out heroine, Morgan, who believes in science and is skeptical of magic. She has a big heart and an affinity for animals. I love her spunk and moral fortitude, but I hate that she took so long to see what was right in front of her face. No matter how improbable.
The romance move at a slower pace, which surprised me cause I expected Rhys to be all Alpha, guess the time as a Grim taught him to be patient. When they do get together, oh boy, they could burn the barn down with all that hotness!!! Things get nice and spicy, sadly it was only for a scene or two.
The narrative alternates between the two leads POV. This is great because you get a fuller view of events. It definitely helps get into how Rhys is working to make the relationship work. You also feel Morgan's struggle between science and the man she has come to love.
The story flowed beautifully, great descriptions and implementation of old world myth with modern times. The cast of supporting characters are dynamic and engaging, they really help to sell the story. I might be a little in love with Leo and his new house guest!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Justine Eyre, who has a wonderful feel for the story and characters. I loved all her voices and never had trouble distinguishing who was speaking. The accents are divine, I always was a sucker for an Irish brogue! Her pace was terrific and she has a wonderful way of using her voice to add to the energy of the moment. Definitely going to look for more of her reads!!
Overall, this book as a great find. I was enthralled from the beginning and can't wait to see what happens next. I hope it is connected to this book and not a similar theme in a different location. I really did love the characters and location Ms Harper created.
This was just okay, barely. I was glad when it was over. I thought this book had so much more potential. The author seemed to have lost her imagination. The heroine was so closed minded for someone who's grandmother pounded the impossible in her mind her whole life. The author in the beginning makes you think the heroine will believe in other beings or creatures or whatever, but noooooo she has to go into complete denial and not believe a darn thing. The ending was abrupt and dull, the middle mediocre and somewhat boring at times.
The sex happened one time for real (not in her dreams) and it was a quickie in horse stall.
There was plenty of dialogue which was good.
The narration was fine, its Justine Eyre so you know what your getting. The same voices as usual.
Credit worthy? not really. Find something better there are plenty of much better books to read or listen too.
Way up in my top list
Morgan, because the world needs more Vets like her
Loved her as usual, not the first narration I listened to.
Yes, when the Grim saved Morgan
I was certain, I had picked all my favorite authors, boy, il was wrong. Miss Harper joined the circle with this book. I loved it from first page to THE END.
I love the twist she gave the fairies, not all are bad but boy, they are outright mean, no wonder, you'll hold your breath for Morgan and Rhyse.
If you think logical, what story about the death dog Grim could fill a whole book with excitement, humor and romance. If you want to know, read this one!!!!
Couldn't make it past chapter 2. The plot is slow but the narration makes it worse! I wasted a credit on this......refund please.
very beautiful story, worth the money. Justine Eyre is one of the best readers...
"More research needed!"
The book is about welsh folklore and has very strong ties to wales - a lot of Welsh words which I appreciate are hard to pronounce but there whole dialogue is done in a very bad Irish accent! Not impressed
"Only buy this if it is on sale."
The story was ok, nothing spectacular though. More then anything though it irked me that the Welsh accents sounded distinctly Northern Irish. And it was so hard to distinguish characters via the narrationas there seemed to be only two variations. Male and Female.
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