Lady Kristina MacQueen suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a ruthless Highland chief, Blackburn MacCromar. Two years later, he kidnaps her for a journey across the chilly, windblown Scottish Highlands to flush out her sister, Anna, the woman Blackburn forced to wed him. Red Holme, Blackburn's second-in-command, is equally brutal and determined to possess Kristina. A Highland warrior and future chief, Colin Cameron has no intention of becoming entangled in the whims of another highborn lady. However, upon witnessing Lady Kristina being held hostage by the enemy, a knife to her throat, he resolves to rescue her and bring her to safety.
This was a good paced story with plenty of action. Kristina is a brave lass who has coped remarkable well with her blindness. Colin is a brave, handsome highlander but he has a caring side too. Colin comes into contact with Kristina and is very taken with her. I liked the closeness of Colin and his family. They have quite an adventure together and develop deep feelings for each other but Kristina feels her disability will stop her from being a useful wife. There is a despicable villain on the scene who causes havoc. It was good to hear of others from the previous book. The narration by Dave Gillies was excellent, as usual, he really brings the scenes to life. This was an engrossing story to listen to.
As the new chief of the MacDonald clan, Neacal will do whatever it takes to honor his late father and to help his clan thrive. But whispers of his madness abound and many in his clan turn traitor, wanting MacDonald of Sleat to lead them instead. Conflict ignites between the bitter rivals when Sleat garners the help of the man who tortured Neacal in the past.
I was completely enthralled with this story. Neacal and Anna are two people who have experienced devastating events in the past. They become aware of each other when Anna sings in Neacal’s castle. Neacal is the clan chief but many of his clan refuse to recognise him as such and he is trying to prove himself a worthy chief. Anna has her secrets and although they have deep feelings for each other there are forces at work to prohibit them from taking it further. This is a fast paced story with dangerous enemies and traitors but also of good friends that can be relied on. Dave Gillies gave an excellent narration as usual that holds the listeners interest and keeps one involved in the story.
Miss Estelle Darcy is running from her past. Everyone believes she drowned in a shipwreck off the French coast, and many times she wished she had. The smugglers who rescued her are not the sort of men one crosses. Still, London is a vast city with plenty of unsuitable places where a lady might hide. Lord Trevane's pledge to find Miss Darcy has him in a quandary. The only woman ever to haunt his dreams is dead. Renowned for being the most dangerous lord of the ton, ladies are scheming to bed him. Jealous men are plotting to drive a blade through his cold heart.
This was an entertaining story full of action. I was waiting for Vane’s story and wasn’t disappointed. I liked the main characters, Vane and Estelle. They had both been through so much during the eight years they had been apart. The obviously still had strong feelings for each other but both had changed during the years apart. The secrets were slowly revealed as to why Estelle left suddenly and what happened to her. However there is also another problem to be solved concerning another peer. I loved the secondary character of Mr, Erstwhile and his insightful observations. I thought the final scene with him was very touchingly. The narrator certainly brought the characters to life, using different voices for the various characters.
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During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries.
Yes this was a short story but I found it riveting. The way the love developed between Shamus and Maili was very endearing. In this fast paced story, there was plenty of action right from the start and all this was brought to life by the excellent narration by Dave Gillies. The different voices he uses gives an added Interest for the listener. This is an ideal length for when time is short.
Beautiful and fiercely protective of those she loves, Lady Seona Murray captured Keegan MacKay's attention when she first set foot in Dunnakeil Castle. Though she is a chief's daughter and forbidden, Keegan has fallen in love with her from afar and burns to possess her. But so does the clan traitor, Haldane, an obsessive outlaw bent on murder and kidnapping.
What a good story this was and further enhanced by the excellent narration of Dave Gillies. He is able to hold my attention throughout and he has an interesting voice to listen to. This story gripped me from beginning to end. Keegan was everything one could want in a hero, he was brave, handsome and very protective of those he loved. Seona was a strong and caring lady, always looking out for others. There was plenty of action and I loved the camaraderie between the friends and Rebbie and his teasing ways. His time will come, I’m sure! Whilst reading I couldn’t imagine how a satisfying end would come about and this is the type of book I enjoy most, when I haven’t worked out how it will end.
Daniel Thorpe has made a point of avoiding Daphne Chambers ever since she refused his proposal of marriage. But three years have passed, and as experienced enquiry agents solving crimes against the aristocracy, their paths were destined to cross. Chasing criminals is no job for a lady. But the woman is too stubborn to take his advice. Is it any wonder she finds herself the victim of a silent stalker, one happy to hide and wait in the shadows?
There was so much to enjoy in this story of two investigators, Daphne Chambers and Daniel Thorpe. There is the mystery surrounding Daphne, who is following her, the renewed feelings between Daniel and Daphne and then there is Daniel himself, what is his background? I enjoyed meeting up with Lucas Dempsey from the previous books, he’s still as mischievous as ever. The narrator used different voices for the characters, helping to bring the story to life. This was as an entertaining read and will keep you gripped until the end.
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Battle-hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn't who everyone thinks he is. He's Dirk MacKay, heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom. Lady Isobel MacKenzie is a beautiful, young widow betrothed to yet another highland chief. But when her future brother-in-law accosts her and threatens to kill her, she is forced to flee into a highland snowstorm. She runs into a rugged, imposing man she thought dead. Tantalizing Isobel fires up Dirk's passions, but she's bound to another man by legal contract. She tests his honor, even as his treacherous clansmen plot his downfall.
Yet another captivating story from Vonda Sinclair and all brought to life by the excellent narrator, Dave Gillies. The different voices he uses all adds to the interest of the story. Dirk is a brave, handsome warrior travelling home when he comes upon Lady Isobel, sheltering from a snow storm. They have met when they were much younger. I liked the fact that Isobel was a strong lady and is prepared to use whatever is necessary to get what she wants. There are traitors and a villain, who all add to the drama and the ever present threat of war between the clans. Rebbie is also there with his teasing asides. An audiobook I thoroughly enjoyed.
Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides, and she's in dire need of his protection.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I loved the character of Lachlan, he tried so hard to prove himself to Angelique and to put his reputation in his past. There were many events working against him. There were many dangerous situations confronting them both. Lachlan’s friend, Rebbie, was a loyal friend but quite a tease! The narrator used a variety of different voices and accents. I loved his voice for Lachlan, in particular.
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Lady Daphne Fairchild braves the journey from London to the wilds of Scotland alone with one purpose in mind: confront the man who purposely and methodically set out to ruin the men of her family. But what he demands in exchange for answers will thrust Daphne into a world of mystery, hatred, and lust. Thirty days and nights in the bed of the Earl of Hartmoor...this is the price she must pay to learn the truth of the dark lord’s vendetta against her family. Yet, when she accepts the offer, nothing is what she thought it was.
Wow! What a captivating read! It had me hooked from the first chapter. Yes, this was a hot read but it was so much more, I felt the varying emotions that Daphne experienced as secrets were slowly revealed. The setting, a castle in the highlands of Scotland with various passages and hidden walkways, was certainly atmospheric. As for Adam, Lord Hartmoor, what a complex character, not someone you would easily forget. Darcy Stark used varying voices to bring the characters to life and had an easy voice to listen to.
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Chief Torrin MacLeod vows to possess and wed the spirited lady who stole his heart the previous winter. But Lady Jessie MacKay wants naught to do with the dangerous warrior, no matter how devilishly handsome and charming he is. When Torrin arrives unexpectedly at Jessie's home, along with Gregor MacBain, a man Jessie was formerly handfasted to, she is thrown off-kilter. She never wanted to see either man again, but now they are vying for her hand. Torrin promises to protect her from the devious MacBain.
This was a fast paced story full of action and adventure and of course romance. It did make a change for the lady to be reluctant to marry and the man to be determined to marry her. Torrin, Laird MacLeod is the handsome man pursing Lady Jessie MacKay. However, he has a rival who makes problems. Jessie is no shrinking violet and is equally determined not to marry. There are a number of battles and Dave Gillies narration adds to the tension. His voice is easy to listen to and this was a story I was reluctant to stop listening to. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.