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  • Seductive Surrender

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 6
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Gwendolyn McClintock has resolutely slammed the door on romance and marriage. Intent on beginning a new life, she sells her beloved familial home in America and totes her orphaned niece and nephew to Scotland’s Highlands. Dugall Ferguson, a covert agent, comes perilously close to being trampled beneath horses’ hooves. And the remorseful, deliciously tempting woman responsible for nearly killing him isn’t even aware of the peril awaiting her at her new home. Forced together in order to oust a would-be killer, irresistible passion erupts between Gwendolyn and Dugall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Collette's best!

  • By M. D. Moseby on 05-19-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

This was a very entertaining story. Some of the phrases used certainly brought a smile to my face. I liked the character of Gwendolyn, she was strong and forthright but also very caring of her family members. Some of her expressions were priceless and had me laughing out loud. Dugall was also a handsome, strapping hero with a protective side for those he cared for. The children give an added interest. There is romance and menace and it was good to catch up with the characters from the series. The narrator used different voices and accents for the characters, which helped bring the scenes to life .

  • Passion and Plunder

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 5
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Lydia Farnsworth - the sole surviving heir to the Laird of Tornbury Fortress - has lost nearly everyone she loves. Now her father lies on his deathbed. And as if this isn't dire enough, he's invited men from the surrounding area to a warrior’s contest - the winner to claim Lydia as his bride. Alasdair McTavish, son of Craiglocky Keep's war chief, is a seasoned warrior in his own right. So when he's sent to Tornbury to train the Farnsworth soldiers, he's more than equal to the task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Virginia on 11-10-18

An entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Two people, Lydia and Alasdair, who have had previous loves but are attracted to each other. Due to family interference, they have to spend time in each other's company. Lydia wants to be able to act as she wants, without the restrictions placed upon her as a woman. Alasdair has his own reasons for resisting his attraction to Lydia. There is a villain to add to the mix. This story starts off quite slowly but really builds to an absorbing climax. There are some very amusing turns of phrase that had me chuckling but also some heart rending moments. The narrator gave a very good reading, bringing the scenes to life with different voices.

  • Heartbreak and Honor

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Tasara Faas learns she's the long-lost heiress Alexandra Atterberry and is expected to take her place among the elite society she's always disdained. Lucan, the Duke of Harcourt, promised his gravely ill mother he'd procure a wife by Christmastide, but intrigued by the feisty lass he saved in Scotland, he finds the haut ton ladies lacking. Spying Alexa at a London ball, he impulsively decides to make the knife-wielding gypsy his bride despite her aversion to him and her determination to return to the Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Collette Cameron put to audio

  • By Christina Jacobs on 07-02-17

Romance and intrigue

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

This was such a good story to listen to. There was plenty of action and intrigue throughout the book. Alexa and Lucan were very likeable characters. Although they had an attraction, Alexa wouldn’t agree to a marriage without love. They are a number of secrets to discover about Alexa’s past and this will keep you enthralled until the end.
The narrator was excellent, he really brought the scenes to life and his voices was so easy to listen to. He used different voices for all the characters, Scottish, English and French,

  • Her Scandalous Wish

  • A Waltz with a Rogue Novella, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

At two and 20 and scarred from a fire, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood, but to ease her dying brother's fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London season - to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once by love, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Kindle Customer on 02-18-19

An endearing story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This was such an endearing story. I really felt for Philomena, she had suffered in the fire and lost her love, Bradford. Now, years later Bradford has returned and they meet at a ball. Bradford had thought that Philomena had died in the fire. Is it possible that their love for each still exists? Things do not go smoothly. Both Philomena and Bradford are very likeable characters but his aunt was a delightful added extra.
The narrator read the story with expression and different voices to bring life to each scene. She had an easy voice to listen to. This isn’t too long, just right for when time is limited.

  • I Spy a Duke (Covert Heiresses Book 1)

  • By: Erica Monroe
  • Narrated by: Fiona Honan-Bowes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When bluestocking Vivian Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she's hunting for clues about the murder of her brother, not romance. But Vivian didn't count on one thing: James Spencer, the intrepid Duke of Abermont, who has a tortured past of his own. As head of Britain's elite intelligence agency, James can't afford the scrutiny the Marriage Mart would bring to his family once the season starts. After discovering Vivian's quest for vengeance has made her a pawn in a plot of one of Napoleon's most deadly spies, James realizes they can help each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spies and romance

  • By cheryl on 01-11-19

Spies and romance

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I did enjoy this story but it did seem to lack pace in parts. It started off really well with a tense introduction to James Spencer , Duke of Abermont and his sisters. Then when the governess Vivian was on a secret mission to enable her to discover who had murdered her brother, this was engaging. It was the lead up to the marriage and after that, the pace slowed down. However, the ending was dangerous and exciting. The sisters of the duke seemed very interesting and unusual characters. I liked the relationship between James and Vivian.
The narrator read well and she did vary the speed, particularly at the end to make it more meaningful and exciting. She also deepened her voice for the male characters.

  • To Love a Highland Rogue

  • Heart of a Scot, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

As an infant, Mayra Findlay's hand was pledged in marriage. So closely has her virtue been guarded, she's never been permitted a beau - has never even flirted with a man. However, after a chance encounter with a dashing rogue who sets her pulse and imagination cavorting, Mayra initiates a scheme that's sure to force her affianced to call off their union. Until Logan Rutherford, Laird of Lockelieth Keep, inherited a near bankrupt estate, he had no intention of wedding the lass he was betrothed to as a wee lad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing Story Line, Masterfully Done

  • By M. D. Moseby on 02-27-18

An endearing story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This was an endearing story of two people, Mayra and Logan, who were betrothed at a young age. Logan was a lovable rogue who was trying his best to make things right for his land. Mayra has been very protected by her family and she longs for some freedom. When she meets Logan there is an attraction between them but Logan hasn’t been completely honest with Mayra. How will she react when Logan’s deception is revealed. As usual, with Collette 's work there are some priceless phrases and the banter between Coburn ( Logan’s cousin ) and Logan is very amusing. Coburn must surely have his own story! The narrator had an easy voice to listen to and used different voices to bring the scenes to life.

  • 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 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

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

A delightful story

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Yvonne had loved Chance Faulkenhurst since she was a young girl. Chance had returned her love but had nothing to offer her. Now, five years later, he had returned from India but was scarred and injured. Both were very likeable characters, Yvonne was determined not to marry a particular odious suitor. Chance would like to marry Yvonne but again had nothing to offer her in the way of financial security. There are a few rivals to spice things up. This was a delightful, sweet romance, that is ideal to listen to over a few days. As usual, an excellent narration by Stevie Zimmerman. She really does bring the characters to life.

  • The Buccaneer and the Bluestocking

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 4
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Captain Oliver Whitehouse has two goals: Make the final payment on his ship, and exact revenge for his grandfather’s murder. He certainly shouldn’t interrupt years of planning to rescue a damsel in distress and see her safely to England. Nor should he foolishly entertain romantic notions about a future with the impulsive beauty; even if, she is the loveliest creature he’s ever laid eyes on, and only she makes him forget his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!

  • By Jhommie Kem-ing on 01-10-19

A captivating story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This was a captivating story from the beginning. Blaike and her twin, Blaire are finding their way back home from their finishing school. They run into difficulties and can see no way out of their troubles. This story reinforces the strong family relationship. Captain Oliver Whitehouse, at odds with his father and an enemy to content with, has strong feelings for Blaike but knows he is unworthy. I loved how strong and brave Blaike was and the growing relationship between Blaike and Oliver. This a story that has romance, danger and a loving family. Stevie Zimmerman used a variety of voices for the characters, including a realistic one for the cockatoo. This brought the scenes to life. This was a thoroughly enjoyable story that I can recommend.

  • The Marquis and the Vixen

  • The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses.
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe, the one man she detests, to assist with her coming out. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts have abounded whenever they meet, yet she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he's near.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 02-13-17

Another entertaining story in this series

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Another entertaining story in this series. I loved the family connection and how they look out for each other. Blythe and Tristan have an enemies to lovers relationship. However, the more they are in each others company, the more they become attracted to each other. There are some amusing scenes but also some menacing ones. Stevie Zimmerman uses different voices to bring the characters to life and has a voice that is easy to listen to.

  • The Earl and the Spinster

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

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
  • great enemies to lovers story

  • By Harmony on 02-15-19

A most engaging story

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This story was such a joy to listen to. I loved the family love between the sisters and cousins. Brooke was such a caring person, the way she put her family first. Heath was a loveable rogue but he had met his match in Brooke. There were tantalising glimpses of two friends of Heath, Leventhorpe and Hawksworth, who surely have their own interesting stories. Stevie Zimmerman narration was excellent, as usual, she used different voices to bring the different scenes to life. This was a very entertaining story.