A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.
©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor
"Ashley's latest flawlessly written historical romance richly rewards romance [fans] with its multilayered characterization; sexy, secrets-saturated plotting; sharp wit; and enthralling writing." (Booklist)
Great Mackenzie family.
How close the family is.
I will listen to Hart's story but I'll have to listen to it at 1.25 speed on my iPad. It's the only way to get past Ms. Dawe's hesitation when she read.
This was a really good book but the narration leaves a lot to be desired. Once I finish this series I will never listen to another book narrated by Ms. Dawe.
Absolutely in the tops. I'm a relative newcomer to the Romance genre however, this series is delightful, well written and compelling. You feel for the characters and become easily involved in the storyline.
Cameron. He's rough around the edges but with good reason. A lost boy who finds his way to love.
She captures the flavor of the time period and her vocal expertise helps you track the various characters. Listening to her is a dream. She's a true pro--accents and all. Superb.
Probably when the true story of his demented wife comes to light. Cameron is proud but has sacrificed much to save his son. All of the Lords have had nightmare childhoods with a tyrant for a father, Cameron escaped much of that but was saddled with a cray-cray sex addicted suicidal wife. The truth about her misdeeds towards her child were shocking.
I seriously listen to this series over and over again. Simply enjoyed it immensely.
Lover of books both big and small.
JA is a fantastic author. I love how she brings her stories to life again and again. Even though these are historical stories, we can still relate to them on a human/emotional level. We can feel the pain and sorrow, the hurt and the love. This is a book that will remain on my bookshelf to be reread many, many times.
I loved the struggle between the two main characters. The pull they felt towards each other and finally how the heroine stood up to the Queen. Best ever!
I have said this in my other reviews about Angela Dawe, but she does a very good Scottish Accent. I have been to Scotland and it drives me nuts to hear fake accents. She does a very, very good job.
I loved the part where the heroine stood up to the Queen. In the opinion of a redhead, it was a great way to stick it to the woman.
All of Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures. Each one is a gem!
Yes - All were great!
Well worth the price!
I'm a huge fan of Historical Romance and have recently found how enjoyable audio books can be.
I now have this book on my Nook, Kindle and Audible and still disappointed.
My review in 2012 was so different from the many other great reviews I just had to try this book again. I decided to put out more money and purchased the audio narrated by Angela Dawe. The first audio book has so many wonderful reviews I figured it would be worth it.
Unfortunately, it was wasted money. I really struggled to finish the audio book. I'm definitely not a fan of Dawe's narration. There was very little to no British or Scottish accent in the narration.
Dawe narrates slowly when the characters are speaking then faster during the book's narration parts. Cameron, Ainsley and Daniel's voices are all unpleasant deep husky tones and often sound so similar. Ainsley's voice is not consistent - sometimes it sounds more like Cameron than Ainsley - then other times uses a softer voice for Ainsley that is almost pleasant.
Both Ian's wife, Beth, and the side character, Philadelphia Chase's voices are very pleasant - I wish Ainsley's voice was similar. Another disappointment is that there's very little emphasis during the intense and exciting parts - it's all pretty much the same throughout.
I've recently listened to a "Highland Surrender" narrated by Sarah Coomes and was blown away with the talent of Ms. Coomes.
I have read all of the Highland Pleasures series, and Lord Cameron's story is my favorite. I was awfully disappointed by the audiobook, though. Angela Dawe has a lovely voice, but her narration style is sing-songy. She's very weak on male voices, and Lord Cameron just sounded like someone with laryngitis. She used much more of a Scottish accent that the author wrote in the book, and it was hit and miss. And Ainsley, who is supposed to be young and fresh and joyful, mostly just sounded sultry and bored.
I had been looking forward to listening to the rest of the series, but I doubt that I will now.
This series was great. This main character was very interesting and complex. Well written and fast paced
Read the series in order.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
sexy, sad, sweet....
The storyline was a little creepy at times. I enjoyed hearing about the other brothers and how they were doing and of course the resolution of Cameron's problems.
I liked Ainsley..
I loved it when Ainsley got some ba#$%s and gave the queen a tongue-lashing, she deserved it!
Ian is still the best!!!!!!!
development of the characters
Her inflections were not the way I would have said it. It changed the meaning and emotions that were being depicted, because it was so "sing-song."
The second book in this series was so bad that I returned it. The only time I have ever returned a book. I took a chance and got book 3 of the series. I am so glad I did!
Lord Cameron was painted as such a selfish man in the prior books. It turns out he is just a traumatized man afraid to be hurt again. Ainsley is such a good woman. She transforms him back to a whole loving man. I liked Cameron's bad boy attitude and the way the two main characters bantered. It made for some humorous situations. I also liked Cameron's son, Daniel. He tried to pair Cameron and Ainsley together from the start.
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