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)
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Oh yes as the reader brought great life into all the characters.
I love Cam's story as it is not dark, but fun to watch all the heroines be as smart and witty as the author intended.
This is a great series that I am listening out of order. Ian's story is the best as author took modern day ideas and set them in a historical setting. All the brothers stories are good as you get intrigue, romance and humor, but don't think they are all on the same par as Ian's book or you maybe a bit disappointed. I love Hart as they don't get anymore masculine than his character.
I purchased this book and the rest of the series due to Ms Dawe as the reader. Her Scott's accent is so yummy. See Nora Robert's MacGregor series for more fun Scott's stories.
Yes, I did devote a day to listening to this book. This story is not as dark as the McBrides.
These are historical romances written for the modern woman who happens to love period writing. I have not listened to historical romances since the 90's classics and was deeply surprised how well this series was written. My all time favorite, Judith McNaught's Whitney My Love is a true classic.
This series was a wonderful introduction back into this period from a very good author. Try her paranormal series with the 4 brother's which includes "Tain's".
If you love strong, smart, witty humorous women, then this series is for you. The author sprinkles light humor i.e. in this book, the part of the "sheep" in the 2nd carriage conversation. If you are drifting a bit, you will miss it.
This is a great series and I have loved each book so far! Angela Dawes is one of the best narrators out there.
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was hesitant to listen to this series as the cover suggests a trashy romance novel status. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how likeable the characters are. These are not your typical "perfect" specimens of romance novel heroes, they are men that are imperfect and flawed. This allows the reader to connect with these men and see how they struggle with wanting to maintain their manhood and status yet loving a woman in a way that was deemed most "unmanly" in that time period. Their fierce loyalty to their women and their love is what makes the series so attractive. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book and this series without reservation.
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.
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.
Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.
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.
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."
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