Diana of Drummond is frantic. Tired of waiting for her to choose a husband, her ailing father has selected one for her. Unfortunately, the man he's chosen could not be further from her childhood fantasy of the perfect knight. From the instant she meets him, she knows that her betrothed would make a frightful partner. Luckily for her, the handsome, intrepid Micheil Ramsay is part of the group that escorts her to her betrothed's home. He spirits her away and promises to save her from the ruinous marriage by helping her find the knight of her dreams.
Too infatuated with all women to select just one, Micheil Ramsay is determined never to settle down. But when he rescues Diana of Drummond and brings her to Edinburgh to snare a husband, he finds himself swayed by her beauty, her bossiness, and her bravery. Now he finds himself in the position of trying to help the object of his affection woo another man.
As they embark on a rapid-fire quest to save Diana from her disastrous situation, Diana and Micheil find themselves battling their own hearts. Will they manage to overcome their preconceived notions and recognize the love that's right in front of them?
Sword fights, kidnappings, tantrums, and tyrants: this novel has all the ups and downs to keep a reader hooked. As with most romances half the fun is yelling from the sidelines things like "Get a clue!" And "you idiot, you love her!" Imagery and characters are developed beyond the superficial; I just wish the peril felt more dire. I was too certain he would save her every time. I liked that the plot had many twists and turn and that it didn't just end when the initial conflict was solved. It felt more like a full slice of life, albeit a rather improbable one. The only annoyance for me was the "innocence" of the protagonist; sometimes it just felt like pathetic airheadedness. Thankfully Diana was endearing in other ways.
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Diana was so naïve. Some explainable, but at times it was ridiculous. I almost returned the book. However, about halfway through, it got a little better.
arranged marriage proposal flee from abusive betrothed. New Found Love from her protector. female Laird.
about the Grants and Ramsey's. this is Diana and Michael's story.
twists and turns make for an interesting trip into romance and turmoil.
Don't miss this one
Where does My Desperate Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I loved this story!!! awesome storyline, just the right amount of action adventure and romance.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Still love Logan and Gwyneth, Alex and Maddie, and all my other favorite characters, Brenna, Lily, Torrian, and all the other Grants and Ramsays. I have a bit less of a mental image of Michiel from this book which is a wee bit disappointing. I wish I knew how tall he is.
What about Antony Ferguson’s performance did you like?
Excellent narration as always.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, had my box of tissues at hand as always.
It's always a pleasure listening to this narrator; he can be a bit "quirky" at times but it adds a bit of unintended humor to the books.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
This is the only book in the series I did not enjoy. The female lead made me want to scream. I felt like Keira was bored with the series and didn't give her characters enough thought. Almost didn't buy the next book but I'm glad I did it was back up the the standard and I enjoyed it.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The plot felt like an after thought... not as griping and the other books in the series
Has My Desperate Highlander turned you off from other books in this genre?
No - I will try the next in the series..
Would you be willing to try another one of Antony Ferguson’s performances?
Horrific.... no more words required
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
I Liked the story very much the only thing that bugged me was the whiney voice for all the females. The male voices were fine though.