He is magnificently strong - and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For 300 years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses...and darkest desires.
Cara doesn't believe the rumors about MacLeod castle - until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his all-consuming attraction for Cara - or surrender to the flames of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them both.
©2010 Donna Grant (P)2012 Tantor
"Sensual, dark, and enchanting...sure to leave [fans] craving more!" (Lara Adrian)
If you're like me and you like your Paranormal/Romances then you're going to love the tales of these three hunky immortal MacLeod brothers who are possessed by different beasts/Gods. As the story unfolds it tells of how, what when and why, along with that there's a great plot with various sub plots just waiting to be taken up. There's an evil Druid who's after the good Druid (Cara) but she is being protected and 'romanced' by Lucan, the middle brother, and magic and mayhem ensue.
There was an instant attraction between Lucan and Cara which was a bit sickly sweet and repetitive on how much he wants to touch her or kiss her or make love to her, but that can be overlooked by the great chemistry between the two of them coupled with the relationship the three brothers have for each other as they band together despite each of them having problems of their own.
The battle between good v evil brings out of hiding more and more of these possessed Highland Warriors so the series can go on and on and on and on...... which is music to my ears.
Worth a credit? Ticked all my boxes so that would be a YES, it was very enjoyable.
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
This book was a decent romance, but it might go over better with someone younger than myself. For me personally, I like my heroines with a bit more life experience. Young Cara, the heroine of our tale, is a mere 18. Her hero Lucan is an immortal of some 300 plus years. Talk about an age gap!! She's innocent, of course, and essentially convent bred. But somehow, only days after becoming familiar with the brothers, their enemy and their unique situation, she's making logical rationalizations that not one, but all three, immortal brothers have failed to make in nearly 300 years. The trouble is, her conclusions are not that astounding, but rather obvious, which makes you wonder what in the world these guys have been thinking about for all this time.
I love paranormal romances. When I bought this book, I was hoping that this series would compare with Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series (read by the amazing Phil Gigante). It did not. Perhaps I had set my expectations too high. This book reminds me more of some of the racier romances from the 80's. Or perhaps it reminds me more of something someone in their early 20's would enjoy (as I was in the 80's). Whatever the case, I just didn't get the same level of passion from or for the characters that some authors and readers provide.
The sex scenes in this book are explicit, but they are not racy or daring in the style that you will get from the more erotic books popular today. The scenes themselves are shorter (which I know some people prefer) and less..ummm...well, lets just say "less adventurous".
All that aside, this is a decent book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it if you like paranormal and highlander scenarios. It does tick all the romance boxes, and the paranormal elements are explained in a way that's understandable.
Antony Ferguson does a pretty good job with the accents and the narration in general. I subtracted one star from a perfect 5 because his female voices weren't very good, but that's really my only quibble with his work.
Great Narrator & good story. I really liked the combination of the highlander and the immortal. Book one got this series off to a good start and I will be listening to book two soon.
Yes. There is so much to absorb. The delightfully fascinating details are irresistible. Besides... who can resist sexy highland men?
Karen Monings Highlander series. Had a similar blend of fantasy and romance with the suspense and eroticism.
I was very pleased with the narration! The distinct individuality of each voice along with tempo cadence and expression. His voice is comfortable and easy to hear.
Out and out laughing or crying... no. Neither did I want to toss it in frustration. I did, however, want to finish in one listen and anticipate the next one!
Altho the main storyline was basically complete I still felt cheated and even resented the fact that I needed to go on to the next one to find out what happens to storylines I had anticipated would conclude in this book instead of feeling like I had only bought half the book. I was very frustrated with the end and saw all of the set ups for the series obviously set up already.
it caught my attention, it had me holding my breath on what would happen next. The love story was good.
Unsure what I liked best. It is a good story and if you like this type of book, I would recommend getting it. The author has done a very good job with the book.
unsure if I have listen to Antony before or not, but this was good
yes. I found myself doing other things just so I could finish the book. I also caught myself so wrapped in the story I was doing nothing at times
cannot wait to get the next book.
The characters are well developed and the story flows seamlessly. A good story makes the reader feel a part of that world, regardless of how fatastical that worldd may be. This book does it well. AND...I think the series is going to get better. Which, of course, is another mark of the good book, leaving the reader wanting more.
Its definitely up there. But its so hard to choose favorites. Too many good ones out there.
Cara. She was so sweet.
Fallon. I think he did a great job of conveying his feelings through his voice.
It was all around really enjoyable.
A wonderful highlander romance! A beautiful story of three brothers lost to their Gods for centuries living in the pain and denial of their losses! Wonderfully written and Mr Ferguson narration is passionate and has that great Ireland brogue. I loved it!
Some people don't like him but I love him! I think he is great! When a book is from a male perspective I would rather listen to a guy trying to sound like a girl for the other parts than the other way around! I am always pleased when he is the narrator!
I decided to purchase this book based on the wonderful reviews. I should have gone to amazon and read some of the reviews giving it 1 and 2 stars to get the real scoop!
This book could have been a short story. ( a very short story!!) It just dragged on and on with nothing new to say. I kept wondering when the "action" or even the STORY was going to start. Cliff hanger at the end for book 2 which I certainly will not be listening to. Don't waste your credit!
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