Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family - he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien - one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England - he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.
Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her.
Although Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.
©2013 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Recorded Books
Loved the Mackenzie books. Loved the men and their women.
I have read some more than once.
I think this was my favorite of all. I laughed continuously, it was a little "what next??", and I cried like a baby towards the end, for reasons I won't tell you because it will ruin it!!!
What's not to like about Daniel and Violet? Both have had heartache and hardship in their own ways. Neither let it hold them back. Then they find each other. And when you think the situation is hopeless....it's all ok. Daniel is the best of the best MacKenzie's.
EVERYTHING!! I love listening to her and her interpretation of the story. I love her characters and how they all come to life to wonderfully through her voice. I could listen to her all day!
Fun, free, riveting, heart wrenching and then warm and fuzzy!! It's got it all and you'll want to see it again and again for the good feelings and the road to get there!!
Even if you are not a fan of historical romance, this series is worth the read. No two books are alike, the women are independently strong, warm, giving, loving, and charismatic. The men are masculine, sexy, playful, trouble-makers, and adorable! So worth the read/listen. So hard to put down and I know I'm probably going to listen to them again and again.
I've read the almost the entire series on Audible and Daniel Mackenzie was one of my favorite charcters. I'm glad that the author moved the story along so that we could see him all grown up and falling in love. The narrator Angela Dawe is one of my favorites. She always does a great job. If you haven't already, get the rest of the series. They are all credit worthy in my opinion.
I think Ian's story is the best romance ever; I think Elliot's story was just slightly #2. But the ick factor of Daniel's story was just too much. I finished it thinking it had to eventually have something I would enjoy. It did not. Sorry.
Yes. Daniel is a changing man in a changing time. He loves his motor cars and other gadgets. He needs a special kind of girl and he finds her in Violet.
Daniel of course. He is so caring, kind, tender yet tough.
Yes. It was as wonderful as all her Mackenzie Novels.
A romance across the continents.
Great story, Great narrator.
I loved Daniel and how he grew from each book
I enjoy her performance it took awhile but I think she is great and would listen to her again and again. She has a certain style her own and it's great.
Not this time. But it was enjoyable listen
A great finish to the series. Ian gets you pulled in at book one which was my favorite. But I enjoyed them all with no regrets.
FUNNY, PASSIONATE, EXCITING
Daniel Mackenzie. Reminded me a lot of Ian, who is my favorite character of all the Mackenzie clan. Daniel is focused, intelligent, compassionate, insightful and funny. Who could not fall in love with Daniel and the men of his family. They are all an enigma, I like that. Jennifer Ashley has written a tremendous soulful account of all the Mackenzie men; with Daniel being the youngest (although the mention of Jamie, Ian & Beth's oldest son happened a few times during this story) I hope this isn't the end.
Don't want to spoil anything, but when Daniel gets back up from family as he is fighting Jacoby and his cohorts.
Yes. I was both sad in places and the Mackenzies, especially Daniel, never cease to entertain with witty comments and off-the-cuff humorous remarks throughout.
Please let there be more.
The main characters Daniel and Violet. Well defined, very likeable people.
Oh, Daniel, without a doubt what a charming, interesting hero.
I'm not going to buy or listen to any more books narrated by Ms Dawe. She consistently sounds p.o.'d and has an odd cadence to her reading. She almost ends her sentences in question marks. She has become such a distraction that I listened to just the first chapter before turning it off to read the book on my tablet.
Initially I had an extreme negative reaction to the poor narration of what is a 6 star story - not 5 stars, 6! I was completely charmed by the story, all of the characters and what a wonderful job the author did describing her scenes. I felt almost like I was there.
Juliana St. John, all dressed up and ready to utter "I do's" has been stood-up by her spineless fiance. However, Juliana, poised and self-assured is more concerned about the scandal rather than the heartbreak of losing her betrothed. Elliot McBride, the brother of Ansley, Juliana's closest friend, is catching a quick snooze in one of the church pews at Juliana's wedding. To his surprise, he is startled awake by the weight of none other than the bride herself, sitting on him in an attempt to collect herself before she announces the runaway groom.
I really enjoyed this book. It is simple in its construction, but the characters are so well formed that I loved reading about the interactions between them all, including and especially the supporting cast. Juliana is perfectly matched for Elliot. She is calm, organized, and logical, carrying around a list of to-do's that she uses to meticulously uses while her untamed, spontaneous, and broken husband runs amok. It helps the believability of the story that the two main characters where childhood friends because their loyalty to each other became steadfast quickly and with the events of the book, it needed to be otherwise the relationship would have failed. This is one of the best parts of the story, the loyalty and trust between Elliot and Juliana. That being said, there are a few twists in this tale, giving the novel a lot more substance than just a romance with a HEA. Also, as with all the other Highland Pleasures books, this one has the Mackenzie's and their growing brood around to lend a hand. I love that about this series, being able to see previous characters and a small update into their lives.
Narrator: Angela Dawes
Another excellent performance by Dawes. She reads for the entire series and I am loving the consistency of the voicing. Dawes is great with the accents, the distinction of the various characters in this novel and the pace. Her tone and volume make it easy to listen to through speakers of earphones.
THE NARRATOR!! I wanted to give up on this story numerous times because of how irritating the narrators voice is.This was painful to listen to,enough so I found myself grinding my teeth together. There is little or no inflection in the narrators voice and she ends each sentence with an up note.Also there is the feeling that she is not able to breath correctly.HOW IRRITATING!
I personally could not point out an individual most memorable moment.The story was a struggle to pay attention to because of the narration.
A different reader.How about Susan Duerden , Faye Adele,Mary Jane Wells?
A different reader,yes.But I think that this story could have benefitted with a male and female reader on this project.I find the male scottish voice silly sounding when a woman performs it.As a broad generalization.
No ,I think I have vented enough,Thanks.
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