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The Night Before the Wedding

By: Debra Mullins
Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
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Publisher's Summary

To win the woman destined to be his bride...

Catherine Depford is the wealthiest heiress in London, and she is all but promised to a proper English lord...so why is she having dreams of a Scottish warrior claiming her for his own? She can't imagine that her heated fantasies would come true, until she locks eyes with the stranger of her dreams in a crowded ballroom.

A Scotsman will do anything.

Highland chief Gabriel MacBraedon has come to London in search of Catherine, the woman an ancient curse dictates to be his bride. But he can't very well sweep the English beauty into his arms and carry her off to Scotland in the dead of night. Or can he? Nothing is impossible when a Scotsman's passion is making the rules.

©2009 Debra Mullins (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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So frustrating that I couldn’t finish

This was an interesting premise, I think, and I’m always a fan of a touch of the magical. Unfortunately, though the first chapters were promising, the story—and in particular the hero Gabriel—became quite irritating and frustrating by 1/3 of the way through. He is extremely high handed, seems overly entitled and makes assumptions and expectations about the heroine that are unreasonable and presumptive. In short, he is very unlikeable and very inconsiderate. He is constantly resentful of the heroine and excuses his constant pestering of her with the fact that his people are suffering, but never stops to consider why the heroine, who has never been to Scotland and knows nothing of the people or the curse, should give up the life she wanted just to save strangers who’ve never done anything for her.

Quite a shame, because like I’ve said, the story premise had promise.

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Night before?

Ok, so the name is not exactly correct.... and.... there are some mixed up series of events (or of emotions and realizations) that a good editor should have caught.... and no one listened when I scolded them.... and maybe the narration wasn't quite comfortable.... but this was still good entertainment! I truly enjoy Debra Mullins, and liked the use of a curse driving the story.
I'd buy it again.

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Good story with EXCELLENT narration!

I really enjoyed the story. It had a good plot that wasn’t totally cliche. The main female character had points of circular “reasoning” that started to annoy (if reading the text I would have skipped a paragraph or two in parts) but then the plot moved forward and it was fine. What I really loved was the narrator! She did a great job with the character’s voices but did FANTASTIC with phasing during the narrative that illuminated the mood and really carried the story. Her accent transported me to Scotland! The narration made the book very enjoyable! I was sad when it ended. :0(
I would recommend this text to anyone who loves a good Scottish story without too much brawn and is a bit of a romantic. This was steamy in places but not smutty.

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Going mad never looked so delicious

Catherine watched her mother kill herself and her father prayed everyday that she would not fall prey to her mother’s madness. On Catherine’s 18th birthday she started having vivid dreams of a man with vivid eyes. When she spots her dream man at a ball she believes she is going mad. Gabriel is there to claim his destiny and help appease the curse. A wonderful book with a great ending.

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really fun listen

I greatly enjoyed this book. I did get irratated with heroine being a bit too selfish, but she also had good reason. overall this was a fun and entertaining listen! definitely recommend

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Clean but still for adults

Interesting subject. Liked the idea of curses being real rather than debunked. Not very deep but the characters seemed like real people with real feelings. Misguided dad.

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Nice little story

It’s was overall a nice little story. The female lead could have been a little more intelligent but it was still a nice little listen. The narrator has a really nice soothing voice and that made up for any negatives really.

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Another great book, by Debra Mullins!

Katherine is a wealthy heiress, she has dreams
about a Scottish Warrior.
She has never met the man in her dreams,
until she looks across the ballroom.
This love story has Chief Gabriel McBraedon
who has to find the woman to break the
curse over his clan.

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A very good story.

I really enjoyed this story. A highland curse, a stubborn highlander & an English woman brings together a great story.

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great listen

beautifully read if not flat where the humor was intended. The narrator's scottish accent was perfect for a scottish romance

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  • 10-26-22

Great storyline

Wonderful book. Enjoyed listening. I liked the Scots accent and the whole gothic nature of the curse and the problems the two main characters have before they finally have the happy ending on

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  • shirley pickin
  • 10-22-22

ooh saucy

very good storyline interfilled with saucy moments and good tense happenings very good listening

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  • Mo Bass
  • 08-22-22

Ridiculous

Lust, a dread curse and a stupid heroine are ia recipe for a really ridiculous romance.

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  • Lynette
  • 08-21-22

Spoiled by the harsh, nasal narration.

Sadly the pleasure of this audible book was spoiled by the very harsh, and mostly ‘nasal’ voice of the narrator.
The Scottish accent which is usually so beautiful to hear was at times gratings and so shrill and high pitched that it became difficult to concentrate on the storyline.
A number of times I gave up and turned it off as it was too painful and disturbing to listen to.
Audible books are more pleasant when a lower voice is

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  • W. King
  • 07-23-22

Unusual.

A really unusual storyline makes for an interesting listen. The Scottish connection and the curse reminded me of Outlander. The main Scottish character in the book is just as full, rounded nd nice as Jamie from Outlander. This is the 2nd Audible book I have listened to by this author and I will happily 'read' more.

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  • Shell Barrett
  • 07-16-22

Really Enjoyable Book

This is a sudden book to the one I normally listen to but I really enjoyed it.
The different twists & turns of the story kept me listening instead of watching the telly.
I also loved listening to the Scottish accent.
I would recommend it.

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  • GS
  • 07-09-22

Very nice

Pleasant and light with much suspense. Great work by the reader as well as the author.

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  • MRS M CHISHOLM
  • 07-03-22

Excellent story

Great story of curses, clams and fashionable London. Will the chief of the clam get his bride? A real page turner, so an excellent listen!

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  • JJacs
  • 06-18-22

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

For a free book I was absolutely delighted with this book. It kept me riveted from beginning to end. It's one of those books that you can't wait to get to the end but you don't really want it to end. I was totally invested in these characters, the twists and turns throughout the story kept me holding my breath in places.

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  • SteffieOoh
  • 05-27-22

Lovely story

I loved it!
The main female was a bit insipid and I’d have liked a few more strong character moments but otherwise I really loved it.
Loved listening to an audiobook with a Scottish female reader. Her English voices sounded spoilt but hey, that’s who the characters were anyway so great performance! x

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 06-20-22

interesting and enjoyable

wow, what an interesting and unexpected story. It had a bit of everything: the Ton, Highlands, likeable characters, lust, romance and century old curses.

The story was well written and the narration was perfect. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Julie A. Darcy
  • 04-02-22

A great romp

Great story. well rounded characters, Romance, action and a little magic. What more could you ask for?