Finally, Miss Garwood's early works are out in MP3 format! Her Characters always capture your interest from the very beginning and entertain you all ..Show More »the way through with humor and love. There is a reason her books have sold millions of copies. Listen and see for yourself!
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STORY (historical romance) - I bought this book ages ago before I learned I'm not a fan of historical romances, and it's languished in my library ever..Show More » since. The story takes place in midieval Scotland. Brenna is English but, through a strange twist of fate, finds herself married to Connor, who is a Scottish highland laird. Connor's clan is feuding with their rivals, so basically you have a romance between a mismatched pair and a feud as the background story.
The characters are pretty good, but I wasn't crazy about any of them, nor was I wowed by the chemistry between Connor and Brenna. They begin their relationship disliking each other and bickering until their chemistry kicks in to bridge the gap between them. They have many of the typical male/female communication issues that we see in the present day, but they're compounded by the fact that Connor is a typical midieval male -- dominating and chauvinistic. The book isn't boring but it moves kind of slow. I did, however, really enjoy the last couple hours when things rocked into high gear.
PERFORMANCE - Great job distinguishing between Brenna's female voice/English accent and Connor's male voice/Scottish accent.
OVERALL - While there are battles and killing, the book isn't really violent or bloody. It's pretty "clean" as well. I don't recall any bad language, and there are only a couple short sex scenes which aren't very explicit. This is the second book in the series, but it stands alone. It is the first book I've heard in this series, and it will be the last as well. (I much prefer the massive Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and recommend you check it out if you like highland romances).