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The Bridegroom Wore Plaid: MacGregor Trilogy, Book 1 | [Grace Burrowes]

The Bridegroom Wore Plaid: MacGregor Trilogy, Book 1

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes. But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.
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Publisher's Summary

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes. But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.

©2012 Grace Burrowes (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Burrowes is superb at creating connections that feel honest and real, and the side romances for Ian's siblings, treated with the same tenderness and care as her central pair, makes this tale even sweeter." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-15-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2010

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    "SORRY BUT IT NEVER REALLY WARMED UP"

    Well, despite the promising cover, I have finally found a Highlander book that didn't wow me - it was soooo s l o w - and I was listening on double time!!

    The story just progressed at such a slow tempo that I was thinking about skipping parts to get to the good bits but even if I had done that there were such few good bits to find I may have missed them altogether. There was sex but it left out most of the action, there were too many romances going on at the same time (4) which detracted from the main one which was sweet, tender but rolled on and on. GN used too many words to describe just one thing that I thought "just get there already".

    Everything seemed to happen in the last 2/3 chapters so, if you are tempted, do yourselves a favor - listen to the first 2 chapters then skip to the last 3 chapters and you won't have missed much.

    However, finishing on a 'positive' I loved RG's Scottish brogue which saved the book for me and awarded it a 3 star listen.

    Worth a credit? No and I must try not to buy any of her next ones in the series.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    CHRISTINE D., BX BX, NY 12-15-13
    CHRISTINE D., BX BX, NY 12-15-13
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    "Changed Everything"
    What made the experience of listening to The Bridegroom Wore Plaid the most enjoyable?

    This is the first audible book I purchased , so I didn't know what to expect. Hoped for different voices and such. I got everything I wanted and more. It made the book so much more enjoyable. I read/heard the book in two nights. Didn't read without voice, which curtailed reading at work. My boss was probably thrilled. : ). It is great, try it.


    What does Roger Hampton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His own voice is so smooth, all the others are so interesting and believable. It also made the characters more real and easier to follow. Too many characters and you start to wonder "who is this again?" Loved it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 12-13-13
    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 12-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Too many romances going on"

    First you get introduced to too many characters at the beginning of the book and it takes half the book to figure out who's who and then everyone who's eligible gets involved in a romance and sometimes not with the person they should so you lose sight of what should be the story of the two main characters. Unfortunately I wasn't able to care enough about the characters or what little story line there was to continue with the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bookworm2bookworm Chi Town, IL USA 11-12-13
    bookworm2bookworm Chi Town, IL USA 11-12-13 Member Since 2013

    Mel

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    "Romantic; Intriguing; Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Without a doubt! My main reason for recommending it would be the solid writing of this interesting love story, and the second would be narration. I truly enjoyed Roger Hampton's narration and talent in covering multitude of characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bridegroom Wore Plaid?

    There really are many, but the first one to come to mind is the scene from Chapter One in which Ian is showing Augusta the taps in the water closet. His thoughts about her were very entertaining and revealing, but the narration of that scene was priceless!

    "The next few moments happened in a series of impressions.

    First came the sensation of the door thwacking into Ian from behind. A stout blow more unexpected than painful, but enough to make him stumble forward.

    Then, Fiona’s voice, muttering the Gaelic equivalent of “Beg pardon!” followed by a patter of retreating footsteps.

    And then, in Ian’s male brain, the woman with the pretty, anxious eyes became the woman who was soft, lush, and still beneath Ian’s much greater weight.

    She didn’t push him away. She didn’t even touch him. The sole indication that his weight was any imposition as he flattened her to the wall, that the impropriety of the moment was any imposition, was her closed eyes.

    The final impression threatened to part Ian from his reason: her breasts, heaving against his chest. In preparation for her bath, she’d left off her stays, and the feminine abundance pressed against Ian ambushed his wits.

    Shrewd, noticing, and astoundingly well endowed.

    When he wanted to press closer, Ian pushed himself away with one hand on the wall and made sure both feeder taps were open. “I do beg your pardon, Miss Merrick.”

    “A mishap only. I stumbled upon leaving the coach.”

    She would recall that, while Ian had thought nothing of it. His damned male parts were thinking at a great rate now, and all because…"


    What does Roger Hampton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Hampton did an excellent job with Scottish accent and that's something I could never manage! I also loved the way he portrayed the villain of the story, Willard Daniels, Baron of Altsax and Gribbony.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but alas it was not to be. I did listen to it within two days.


    Any additional comments?

    This book's well written story and Mr. Hampton's brilliant interpretation of multiple characters had contributed to some hours of priceless entertainment for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marion L. Mccaughey Wauconda, IL United States 08-28-13
    Marion L. Mccaughey Wauconda, IL United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "NOT BURROWES BEST"
    Would you try another book from Grace Burrowes and/or Roger Hampton?

    I have enjoyed many books by Grace Burrowes. This is the first audiobook. The kindle version is fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MM New Windsor, NY, US 05-08-13
    MM New Windsor, NY, US 05-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "TOO MANY CHARACTERS"
    Any additional comments?

    It might be just me but, I started this book over twice trying to figure out who was who. There were too many characters all at once, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, chaperones, etc. I never got to figure out who the main two characters were until well into the book. For me the characters were just not likeable. That could have been the narrator's fault. Sorry...and I was really looking forward to a new Scottish series. :(

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ihrtaudbks LA, USA 06-30-13
    Ihrtaudbks LA, USA 06-30-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Fantastic narrator makes great book better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the author and this narration made the book even better. Roger Hampton read all Scottish and English characters beautifully and even though the narration was great it only served to make listening to Grace Burrowes' wonderful prose that much better. I'll look for him on other books.

    I'm finding that I enjoy a male narrator better for romance novels.


    What other book might you compare The Bridegroom Wore Plaid to and why?

    Maybe Outlander because of the Scottish/English romance and great reading, not the time period or time travel genre.


    Have you listened to any of Roger Hampton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I will


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. And one I'll listen to again and again like Davina Porter's of the Outlander series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amie Michael Indianapolis 05-14-13
    Amie Michael Indianapolis 05-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Grace Burrowes stories are always worth listening to, but this was not my favorite. It seemed to me that there was too much going on. I had to relisten to parts to keep the story straight in my mind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who doesn't love a big Scotsman, so Ian was my favorite. But, I also liked the side story of Mary Fran and Matthew.


    What didn’t you like about Roger Hampton’s performance?

    It was ok, I just found some of the characters voices annoying.


    Could you see The Bridegroom Wore Plaid being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    n/a


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Lisle, IL, United States 05-11-13
    Judy Lisle, IL, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "SLOW TO START"

    I probably would have given up on this book after the first five chapters, but I did not have anything else new to listen to. Roger Hampton's wonderful narration helped me through this slow moving story, which I must say, did improve during the second half of the book. Even though I am a big fan of Highland romances, I'm not sure if I will continue with this trilogy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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