His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king....
The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown....
Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn....
Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help....
Two hotheaded Highlanders, the offspring of feuding lairds, are tricked by the King's Regent into a desperate choice: marry or die....
When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life....
Ian Mackintosh and his bride, Rose, return to McLaren Lands to rebuild all that was destroyed by the previous laird....
Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men....
Highland warrior Alexander Macpherson has lost his wife. When he agrees to take Kenna Mackay as his bride to advance his clan's power in the north, he expects a bit of an adjustment....
Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun, when her mother arrived at the abbey to take her home, so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister....
For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny....
Feisty, quick tongued, and smart, Margaret Robinson is delighted when her father receives a messenger from the king until she discovers what news he brings....
Loki Grant's first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own....
Highlander Galen MacDonald is on a mission of revenge: kidnap his enemy's bride and make her his. But what he doesn't count on is a clever, fiery lass wielding a blade....
Spring has been raised as a warrior, not knowing she's been stolen as a baby by Cromwell Gunn....
Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William's hell....
Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland....
Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother's cruelty ever since her parents' death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent....
Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: Wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty - and defiant ways.
Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?
I really enjoyed this second book in the series. Even though Alex is a philanderer he is still so charming, sensitive (in a warrior way) and very funny. Glynis was just as delightful. She is no shrinking violet....more of a dandy lion. She was not afraid to speak her mind, as well as, learn from mistakes and move on.
I'm glad they are staying with the same narrator for all the books. He did a nice job.
I do agree with the reviewer 'Candateshia Pafford' about reading book 1 first. There is a lot of prophecy that comes true in book 2 that is quite funny and poignant. If you don't know the prophecies the story will feel flat, leave you a little confused, and you'd miss out on a good laugh.
Looking forward to Duncan's adventure next!
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Wow...Alex story was awesome. I so had to go back to book 1 and listen to the prophecy of for four highlander's women... and it was so funny when Alex meet Glynis and she had pox! I laughed out loud when they started ooze off her face! OMG! This was so good. You must get book one to really enjoy book 2... You really need to pay attention to the prophecy in the very beginning of book 1. Each Highlander will get their women that way. This was just so good. Alex was the player of the group too, I didn't think his book would be this soon...but I am so glad it was. I can't wait for Duncan... I hope he get his gal! I have already pre-ordered!!! Best highlander series... This is actual better than Maya Bank's McCabe Brother Series and that is saying a lot...because I loved that series... that series was all 3 to 4 stars!!! Smex was really cute and fairly decent.. Not a whole lot of it in here, but enough to go along with this story.
Narration was great.
A great buy/credit.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
The story is basically about the life of Alex, the brother of the Chieftain of their clan. Alex is a gorgeous warrior who loves to fight, wench and tell stories. Glenna is the fiery, outspoken daughter of the Chieftain of a neighboring clan. Alex has sworn not to marry, and Glenna has swore never to remarry-- having knifed her husband and been set-aside.
The story moved a little too slow to hold my interest, so it took me awhile to finish it, but the last several chapters were very good with lots of action. All-in-all it was a decent read. The hero and heroine were likeable. The author did not use a lot of filler words, did a good job with her descriptions, and the sexual scenes were not too long nor too frequent, although it was often on Alex's mind.
The narration was superb. I will look for more books narrated by Derek Perkins.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Sinner the most enjoyable?
It was more realistic and the changes and emotions of the characters were deep and came through clearly.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sinner?
Alex finding the little girl.
Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?
Alex. His character was likeable in book 1, but Mr. Perkins brings out the depth of the character, layer by layer. He is outstanding in each character portrayal.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, and practically did.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Be prepared to be swept away and transported to the Highlands of Scotland as MM paints a vivid picture where the lucky listener can find Medieval Clans, myths, legends and proud Scottish Warriors who believe in fighting for their honor, their fellow Clansmen and, of course, their love.
This expertly written compelling story has everything for us H(Highland)R lovers and starts with an old Seer's predictions that lead to a thrilling plot that includes passion, destiny, intrigue, desire, duty and pride (mmm it was delicious). As Alex, the handsome, virile, fearless, blonde, kilt wearing, claymore weilding Highland hero (oh phew... I'm a gonner!) and Glynis embark on their turbulent journey there's instant attraction and sexual chemistry then Glynis slowly transforms him from being an arrogant 'love em and leave em' scoundrel into a changed man (and yes, he's even more yummy now).
However, along the way the lovers get embroiled in feuding clans, greed, marriage bargains, secrets, suspense and surprises and, as MM seemlessly blends an action-packed thrilling, plot with humour, witty banter, passion, sex, romance and sub plots she then infuses it with a bounty of secondary characters who enrich this multi-layered story. Finally, DP's Scottish brogue, when added to the narration, brings to life the tale so we, the all too willing spectators, can share in the imagery and events held within this book.
Worth a credit? Oh aye it was a bonnie bonnie book an well wirth yer wee credit an I think this cood be a stand alone listen but wen yu've hurd this yur gonna want ta listen ta book 1 too, so dinne waste yur time start there.
12 of 17 people found this review helpful
This is the second book that have listened to from Margaret Mallory. I enjoyed every celtic word..
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does The Sinner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
One of my favorites.
What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He makes you actually picture what the people and places look like.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I couldn't put this book down. I looked forward to Alex's story and was NOT disappointed. This was a delicious second book in the series "The Return of the Highlanders"
One of the best Highlander series I have listened to so far. Loved it!
I am not a fan of male narrators for romance novels, so Derek Perkins is fine and not a turn off, but not my preference.
Listen to the entire series...it is well worth it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was a fantastic 2nd book from the series. It had everything a Highlander’s book needs to make it great.
I liked the story, too much sex and I prefer a woman narrator or for the male narrator to make the women voices a little high pitched.