USA Today best-selling author and RITA Award winner Jennifer Ashley pens heart-pounding tales that keep listeners spellbound with torrid romance and finely crafted intrigue.
Juliana St. John faces the ultimate mortification when she's stood up on her wedding day. But then fate places her face-to-face with her first love, Elliot McBride, and she finds herself falling for her half-mad former paramour.
©2012 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Recorded Books
"Ashley simply has a gift with her storytelling.... " (Night Owl Reviews)
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Although Audible hasn't listed it yet this is book 5 of The Highland Pleasures series and phew ..... what a book it was.
You have a very damaged Highlander - in walks Elliot who was mentally and physically tortured in India and who has returned home to the Highlands to try to stop the wedding of his childhood sweetheart however he is barely but desperately clinging on to his sanity. Juliana is about to be married but her heart has really always belonged to her childhood sweetheart Elliot - then fate steps in and gives the two another chance.
If you're a historical romance lover then this book will move you, excite you, sadden you, thrill you .... but above all, in the end it will give you that 'Ahhhhhhhh' feeling that comes after finishing a book that has ticked each and every box. This plot has passion, romance, sex, kilts, drama, funny moments, sad times, a couple of sub plots but above all there's a broken man clawing his way back to life and a woman willing to help him.
This could easily be a stand alone listen but the others in this series have each been a really great listen as JA's brilliant writing brings to life her fantastic characters and, as you mentally play each scene, you too will be drawn into a bygone era.
Worth a credit? Well that's a billowing YES across a clear blue sky.
Live, love, laugh...
I wanted to like this book because I like the author's style and the narrator is very good. But unfortunately About two thirds of the book in I lost interest completely. There was no conflict at all. It was just pretty monotonous. The hero is an ex soldier dealing with PTSD. The heroine was stood up at the altar. The hero happened to be there and in a very casual conversation decided to marry her. The story was hot but nothing interesting happened. I guess it was missing the Mackenzie spice of the previous books. I'm returning this one.
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!
Elliott is the brother of Ansley who is married to a Mackenzie and I love the Mackenzie brothers. They are mentioned from time to time but this story is about Elliott overcoming his darkness with the help of his first love Julianna. The narrator is perfect for these stories, she does a wonderful job!
Who knew PTSD could be so sexy?! Okay, so not really. But imagine with me Chris Hemsworth as a Scottish soldier in India; captured and tortured, finally free to pursue health and happiness in Scotland. A beautiful lass that he loved even as a youth waiting at the altar.
Great book. Goes to a darker place sexually & sensually than any of Ashley's other books. As always, great characters & perfect narration.
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is one of the best books of the series. I love the take charge attitude of the heroine and the way she takes care of and stands by her man, no matter what. Definitely recommend this one!
Great love story
Elliot cause he worked so hard to overcome his PTSD caused by him being held captive for almost a year
How she did such a wonder job of bringing the story and characters to life for me
Yes I would have loved to listen to it all in one sitting as I was so engrossed in the story
I know some reviews did not like the story but this is my second favorite of this series right behind Ian & Beth. I loved how Elliot loved Juliana so much she was his reason for surviving his horrible ordeal. While they may not come out and call it PTSD back then that is what Elliot had to learn to deal with. I loved how Juliana and his family that Elliot gathered to him helped him work to deal with his PTSD
I enjoy this series because it has many books in it. I enjoy the characters from book to book. This one was dark which might be the reason I was not drawn to it as I am to the others in the series.
Ms. Ashley, there has to be one more story here. This book was fantastic... I am listening to it again because. It's hot and steamy and full of love. Nice work here....
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