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A proper young lady should never attend a masque.... Aphrodite is no lady.

Betrothal to the callous Lord Blackhall painted a future devoid of love. Upon his death, Lady Caroline Wilmont is promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to allow her first taste of desire to be at the hands of a man who would rather have any woman but her. This, her last night of freedom, is to be a memory of lust that she can take with her throughout her loveless marriage. As Aphrodite, Caroline attends a masque determined to find a man to initiate her into the intimacies of erotic love.

Taran Robertson, viscount of Blackhall, makes no secret that he despises his obligation to marry the Sassenach heiress chosen for him by his father. As a last foray before his wedding, he attends a masque. However, the spirited vixen he meets and seduces has secrets...secrets that just may reveal he's to have an improper wife.

©2014 KyAnn Waters, Tarah Scott (P)2015 KyAnn Waters, Tarah Scott

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I'll Have What She's Having!!

I loved this book so much!! Despite the fact that Caroline had me scratching my head through about half the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narration was smooth with all the right vocal inflections, the Scottish accent was on point and totally brought Taran to vivid life. I'd love to listen to more books narrated by Marian Hussey.

The story itself was very well written, and seemed like it could very easily be made into a movie. I'd definitely watch it! The steamy bits were also well done and flowed well with the rest of the story. I didn't feel like things moved to quickly, and never once did I feel like I had missed something whenever Taran and Caroline hooked up.

Overall, an excellent book. I look forward to reading more works by this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great time period

Would you listen to The Highlander's Improper Wife again? Why?

I would definitely listen to it more than once, the narrator has an amazing voice

What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Absolutely loved her voice and accent

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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You Went There!

Narration - Marian Hussey - Really Good! British Accent with a touch of Scottish Highlander? How can you go wrong with that!

I was SO loving this book, and then...it had to go there.
You know what I'm talking about
The murder plot.
Seriously?

Why is it that everyone seems to think a romance novel has to have a murder attempt on one of the MC's?
Do you really have to risk your life to prove your love?
*sighs*

Other than that? I was eating this baby up! Thankfully the Scooby Doo danger is only a small part near the end because each and every morsel up and to that point was delicious!

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from audiobookBoom in exchange for an unbiased review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good read

Good story but could have been longer. Wrapped things up quickly. Would like to have explored more of their journey together.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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So properly improper!

This book was a great listen, I was pleasantly surprised! I read some of the other reviews and was a bit worried that I wouldn't like the book very much, but I really liked it! I only wish it were longer. I think life in Scotland needed to be filled out more, but over all it was a really pleasant read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 05-25-15

A good one!

I really have enjoyed this tale! I found the characters entertaining, the story line extremely intriguing. There is laughter, fears, excitement, intrigue and the full range of emotions. A most entertaining experience.

NARRATOR : Excellent. I heard the book and not the narrator which is how it should be.

CREDITWORTHY : yes... providing you aren't offended by some unnecessary crude terminology used for the many sexual interludes. I've listened more than once and still want to listen all at once.

HEAT FACTOR: if you don't mind the crudity then very high!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • MM
  • New Windsor, NY, US
  • 07-03-15

I TOTALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK

This book really surprised me. I passed over it a few times because I had not heard of the author before. Then I decided to give it a try...if you don't mind plenty of "Graphic Sex Scenes" (and I don't mind at all..I love steam with my romance stories) then this book will be a good pick. The story line was totally different and the narrator was very good. I will definitely be looking for more from this author....Remember...very steamy!! :)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

I loved this story! It was filled with plenty of love and adventure. It kept my attention from the start to finish.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Truly a good book!

I loved it! I love a Scottish highlander and throw him in with a beautiful woman and a little steamy romance and it's the perfect book. This was the first book I have listened to by waters and scot but I would not hesitate to listen to more! This book has definitely placed these two on my radar. The narration was great as well. The storyline was boy meets girl but it held your interest. There's a few sex scenes that are hot and steamy. The only issue I had with the book is it ends suddenly. I would liked to have know about their future.
Thanks for allowing me to review this book. It was provided to me free of charge for a honest unbiased review by the authors or narrator.

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Good but not Great

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

I am a fairly tough rater, so an overall 4 is a relatively high score from me. I started out disappointed. It got better.

I am not a prude and have no issue whatsoever with sex in a book. The way this book started out was vulgar. It seemed there was just sex to have sex in the book. I don't like that. I want to know and care about the characters. I want to not be disappointed in them. I don't need them to be perfect, I just want them to be inherently good. We read this type of book so that we can be emotionally involved with the characters. I don't expect very young women in the historical past to be talking vulgarity or even thinking the words in their heads. It was a bad way to start and threatened to lose me completely. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying she wouldn't be thinking about sex, just saying she wouldn't have thought the particular words the author used and it stuck out like a sore thumb.

A young innocent girl would not be thinking the words she did, and again I'm not a prude but I do not expect a girl like this to be using the p & c words, even in her head, and as often as she did? I expect a good author to be developing the characters and drawing me in, not trying to earn readers with shock and sex. Let's face it, people back then were not the same as now, and if they were having unmarried sex, it wasn't out in the open, and certainly wasn't being done by young innocent unmarried women, who would have died rather than lose their virtue which was often considered the only thing they could offer a potential husband.

The book got better, I did come to care a bit about the characters, not as much as I would have liked, but they can't all be 5 star. 2/3 through I was thoroughly enjoying myself and there is even a longish scene where I was laughing hysterically. You'll know it when you come to it. :O) Also, once the characters were developed a bit, the sex is no longer intrusive and out of place. I do have to give credit for that.

In the end, the author lost a bit of my involvement again, because (I call them Mcgiver's) there were just constant threats that never would have happened and always someone at hand to rescue the heroine.

Yet another book where I started out thinking I didn't like the narrator at the beginning and she surprised me and pulled it out and really did a terrific job.

Overall I gave this book 4 stars. It may not quite have earned it, but to be fair I was also less than attentive thru the 2nd half and not fair to give the team a 3 because of my lack of attention. All in all, it's worth a credit and a couple afternoons or evenings company. We all need a HEA once in a while! So Yes give this book a try. Once you get past the first couple chapters, you'll enjoy yourself.