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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this book and audible version were free and for once it was pretty good. The female character did get annoying with her denials ...but the other characters in the book were very good. The narrator was very good also
Most of the complaints about this book were based on the heroine being too stubborn to believe Rhys was the dog and it took too long for her to accept it. I didn’t have a problem with that because there was so much more story going on around her stubbornness: Rhys’s backstory, his escape from the Romans and his fights in the arena and his thoughts about it, and his feelings about Morgan that made him want to protect her, and then his protection when she was attacked by the meth-head, his willingness to die for her, his excitement when he realized he was human again, after two thousand years of being a Grim for the Tylwyth Teg, his instant friendship with Leo, as they sat in jail together, then going home with Leo, then going with him to Morgan’s house, then going with Morgan to help and injured horse. AND that was only in the first 30%. So, no, I didn’t care that Morgan was stubborn. The excitement went on through the entire story. I loved this book as much this time as the first time I read it.
There was explicit sex in this book and swearing and the F-bomb was used 4 times.
And all the human characters, and one not so human, were fabulous: Ranyon, awesome little creature that he was, Jay and Starr, and sweet old Leo. I loved all of them.
As to the narration: Mostly Justine Eyre was OK but I really hated the voice she gave our hero Rhys.
The Narrator, sry, but her voice is dull. She makes Reese sound like a 90 yr old man. Her voice doesnt change except a little bit when she tries to do the voice of Morgan. Besides that, sry but I dont know if i want to keep listening. Which sucks, cause the series is my type of books. Its a good book. Thats all i can say what i liked. To bad wont go be going to Book 2. Unless i read it myself. But to busy for that right now. I am sorry, to the both of u.
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.
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.
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