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  • Scandal's Splendor

  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Seonaid Ferguson, a lady of Craiglocky Keep, is through with London's Marriage Mart. After learning she has the second sight, the haut ton attempts to exploit her abilities. Even though it means she condemns herself to spinsterhood, Seonaid sets a desperate course to rid herself of her gift turned curse. As she rushes home from England, a snowstorm strands her in a crowded inn with the last man she ever wished to see again. A handsome French baron who once thought her a courtesan. And just her misfortune, only he stands between her and certain harm.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True love revealed

  • By Joann Maggio on 01-12-18

True love revealed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Scandal’s Splendor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️by Collette Cameron

As a loyal reader of Ms Cameron, I have waited for Seonaid Ferguson’s story and have not been disappointed. Seanad has always been a special person, having the second sight being one of her gifts but her heart open to care and love for both people and animals as a healer.

In a hope of marriage, Seonaid goes to London only to realize people would exploit her gift as a seer. In her haste, Seonaid leaves to return back to her home resigned to her life as a spinster. It is on this return trip Seonaid runs into Jacques an impoverished French baron. Her past meeting with him was quite disturbing to her and she does not relish his company.

Ms Cameron has mixed an intriguing potion filled with affection, mystery and danger. I enjoyed this story immensely and would highly recommend it.

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  • A Diamond for a Duke

  • Seductive Scoundrels, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge disdains Society and all its trappings, preferring the country's solitude and peace. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he's become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom's responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay story and perfect narration..

  • By Trish R. on 12-15-17

Childhood romance comes true.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18


Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge, has had his fill of society. His preference is the countryside. He loved once at a young age and has since sworn of marriage. His uncles and aunts constantly prompt him to marry. Ton mamas throw their daughters at him.

It is at one of these overbearing events, as Jules is dashing away from a young lady that he comes upon Jemmah Dament his childhood friend and childhood confidant. They were the best of friends. Jules finds her asleep on one of the library settees. As she awakens, she also awakens Jules desires for her. Jemmah has loved Jules from afar for many years but always believing he was far to above her station.

Jemmah' meddling mother, of course, wishes for Jules to make a match with her older sister. Both her mother and sister have treated Jemmah harshly she has been neglected and ignored by them. Jules, however, thumbs his nose at society and pledges his love for her.

This is truly a Cinderella/Prince charming novel. Ms Cameron carefully developed her characters and pulls at your heart strings routing for them to make it. I enjoy this book from being to end. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Bride of Falcon

  • A Waltz with a Rogue Novella, Book 2
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

After five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she's a haute ton undesirable. Always a bit ungraceful, her suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, she's resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn't mind her fate, since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India years ago without an explanation. When Ivonne's father, Viscount Wimpleton, refuses Chance's request for her hand in marriage, he transfers to the East India Troops.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable Proposal

  • By berlinerin on 03-27-18

Falcon and Ivy finally find their love for each other.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-17


This was a fully packed novella. It was full of chuckles in all the right places and love and compassion. Not to mention romance.

Yvionne Wimpelton has been in love with her brother Alan's friend Chancy Falconhurst since she was fifteen. Chance, too, has loved Ivy. When is asks Ivy's father for her hand in marriage with her only 15 her father tells him to make his mark in the world and then if he still loves her ask him again. Chance at that point enters the army for a six year tour in India where he suffers severe injuries losing several of his fingers.

Upon his return when he see Ivy he finds the attraction still as strong. Ivy, however, is angry that he never answer any of her many letters. Ivy knows she is only fooling herself cause she love him too.

After many twists and turns Chance asks her father again and he is very agreeable to their marriage. I really enjoyed the story. Ms Cameron brings her characters to life and you cannot help but falling in love with them.




  • Virtue and Valor

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Bartholomew Yancy never expected to inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of Ramsbury and last in his line, he's obligated to resign his position as England's War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exciting story of drama and romance

  • By cheryl on 03-27-17

Will love conquer all.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Virtue and Valor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ written by Collette Cameron
(Highland Heather Romancing a Scot #2)

Bartholomew Yancy, Earl of Ramsbury and England's War Secretary is ready to resign and get to producing his heir. For years Yancy's sights have been on Isobel Ferguson the sister of his best friend. Yancy does not understand Isobel's distain for him. They at one time did rub along fine but as of last year she has despised him.

Isobel is not the usual as a woman of the times. She is intrigued by archaeology, is a master of language and very strong willed. All of which is perfect to Yancy and he find himself vulnerable to her charms.

Yancy arrives at Craiglocky Keep at the behest of the King and believing this to be his last assignment before he resigns his post. He is hoping to woe Isobel and propose marriage. Isobel, however, is under the impression Yancy is betroth to another and finds him a rogue trying to compromise her. Isobel as a child has had a strong feeling and has been in love with Yancy for years.

Only Ms Cameron by her skilled writing and narrative could sweep you away in this heartfelt romance. You feel you are in the book and the characters come alive as only she can do for her readers. I loved this book. Many twists and turns finally the end is worth it.




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  • Triumph and Treasure

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love - before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to the estate of her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she'll never trust a man again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By S. Holstein on 01-19-18

Can love bloom for Flynn and Angelina

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-16



March 1818, Angelina Ellsworth marries and discovers on her wedding night her husband is a bigamist and a slave trader.

May 1818, Flynn, Earl of Luxmore inherits his title after his father commits suicide. Flynn learns his father had gambled away everything and Flynn must release the estate, all its money and properties to the winner. Flynn finds himself responsible for the care of his disable sister and aging mother.

However, the Duke who has won all of Flynn's family belongings says he is willing to forgive the debt if Flynn marries his niece, the pregnant, Angelina.
Although, both Flynn and Angelina are reluctant to wed they realize how much they need each other. A small flame of attraction under the skillful pen of Ms Cameron has you wishing for them to find happiness together.

A heartwarming story filled with so many road blocks but they become the fabric that binds both Flynn and Angelina together. A great romantic read.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Earl's Enticement

  • Castle Bride Series, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society's dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects. Haunted by his past, Roark, the Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he's guarded and leery of all women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Minor SPOILERS..

  • By Trish R. on 06-25-16

Can Adaira's free spirit win the Earl

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-16

The Earl's Enticement ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Collette Cameron
Adaira Ferguson refuses to follow appropriate behavior. She wears breeches, rides horses astride and follows her own wishes.

When Adaira meets Roark, the Earl of Claredon, she mistakes him for his treacherous brother and imprisons him in the dungeons of her family estate. When he is finally released after she learns of her mistake he threatens to throttle her and he does to teach her a lesson.

Roark prefers his world to be very proper and at times can appear quite grumpy. As Adaira gets to know him she see a man who is sensitive to others in need. Roark is gentle and caring to his servants and his animals.

As a promise not to press charges against Adaira for his imprisonment Roark believes he can curb her spirit and make her a lady. He then realizes he is enchanted with this free spirited ways of this woman.

This is a very touching story for the couple because they both realize they need each other to complete themselves.

  • Burned by a Kiss

  • By: Tina Leonard
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Ever since graduation, when Santana Dark leaned over and kissed the brainy and shy Emma Glass, she has been smitten with the dark, brooding hunk. She thought about him while he served overseas, while she stayed home in Star Canyon, New Mexico, and tended to its animals. Now he is back, ready to retake his place with his three brothers and his spitfire of a sister at the family ranch. He'll have to be the man of his family now, as his father died in a mysterious fire that the police are still investigating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am so hooked on this new series

  • By Cyn on 05-12-16

A family story not to be missed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-16



I found this to be a great audio book. The narrator just pulled you into this contemporary romance. Emma the town veterinarian has carried a school girl crush for the high school jock for years. When Santana Dark returns from tours overseas Emma learns how much he has cared for her as well. Full of hot love scenes but not overly done to my estimation.

The story is definitely a to be continued. When the Dark family learns their whole lives have been a lie and their true backgrounds and their fathers deception is revealed it is certainly mind blowing.

I would recommend this book and I plan to follow what will develop as well.

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  • Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Brooke Culpepper resigned herself to spinsterhood when she turned down the only marriage proposal she'd likely ever receive to care for her family. After her father dies, a distant cousin inherits the estate and becomes their guardian but permits Brooke to act in his stead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story... delightfully narrated

  • By reader on 05-05-18

A bet sealed with love.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16



Our heroine Brooke Culpepper takes total responsibility for her sister and cousins upon her fathers death. She is charged to maintain the family dairy and farm. Her distant cousin, however, becomes their guardian and she must share her merger farm profits with him.

It is quite the shock when Heath, Earl of Ravensdale arrives at the farm and announces he is the new owner having won the farm in a bet with her cousin.
Heath is just blown away at the terribly poverty these five women have suffered. He is immediately attracted to Brooke and she is charmed but skeptical of him.

It is a bet between Heath and Brooke that finds them at the altar. Heath first proposes the idea of Brooke being his kept mistress but he realizes he is in love with her and asks her to marry him.

This is the perfect historical romance. Ms Cameron knows just how to ignite her characters bringing them to life. This author peppers her story with humor and sorrow which reaches your heart. Ms Cameron is a remarkable storyteller.
I would highly recommend this book.


  • The Viscount's Vow

  • Castle Bride Series, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Part Romani, noblewoman Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love-an immoral wanton responsible for his brother's and father's deaths. Vangie thinks Ian's a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her-snared in the trap of his own making.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent enough story. Good narration.

  • By Tracy T on 06-27-16

Evangeline finds true love.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-16

The Viscount's Vow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ written by Collette Cameron

Evangeline Cauthers, although, a noble women has been given the reputation of a wanton women. It has been believed by Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warwick that she was responsible for his brothers demise as a result of a duel.

Ian makes it his mission to further ruin Evangeline. However, the tables turn when he finds himself in a compromising situation with her and must subsequently marry her.

This books is full of twists and turns. Revenge and then love develop between this unwillingly married couple. Add to the fact Evangeline is from a Romani background this becomes a fully intriguing and delightful book.

Good show Ms Cameron.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Highlander's Hope

  • Castle Bride Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: J. D. Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress Yvette Stapleton is certain of one thing: marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-23-16

A truly romance tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

This was a great story. The tale of Ewan McTavish and Yvette Stapleton with their escape to safety and unconventional marriage was very enjoyable. Although Ewan carried a torch for Evie for two years his opportunity to save her from peril was what enabled him to have her really notice him.
Ewan the ever gentlemen work diligently to entice Evie into his love. Despite Evie not realizing his claim of her to be his wife had them married by Highland law.
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it as I have.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful