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This book was a decent romance, but it might go over better with someone younger than myself. For me personally, I like my heroines with a bit more life experience. Young Cara, the heroine of our tale, is a mere 18. Her hero Lucan is an immortal of some 300 plus years. Talk about an age gap!! She's innocent, of course, and essentially convent bred. But somehow, only days after becoming familiar with the brothers, their enemy and their unique situation, she's making logical rationalizations that not one, but all three, immortal brothers have failed to make in nearly 300 years. The trouble is, her conclusions are not that astounding, but rather obvious, which makes you wonder what in the world these guys have been thinking about for all this time.
I love paranormal romances. When I bought this book, I was hoping that this series would compare with Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series (read by the amazing Phil Gigante). It did not. Perhaps I had set my expectations too high. This book reminds me more of some of the racier romances from the 80's. Or perhaps it reminds me more of something someone in their early 20's would enjoy (as I was in the 80's). Whatever the case, I just didn't get the same level of passion from or for the characters that some authors and readers provide.
The sex scenes in this book are explicit, but they are not racy or daring in the style that you will get from the more erotic books popular today. The scenes themselves are shorter (which I know some people prefer) and less..ummm...well, lets just say "less adventurous".
All that aside, this is a decent book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it if you like paranormal and highlander scenarios. It does tick all the romance boxes, and the paranormal elements are explained in a way that's understandable.
Antony Ferguson does a pretty good job with the accents and the narration in general. I subtracted one star from a perfect 5 because his female voices weren't very good, but that's really my only quibble with his work.
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I recently finished Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant, the first novel in her Dark Sword series. Cara had lived with the death of her parents and did not remember much of what had happened when they were killed. Raised by the nuns, she had just turned eighteen and was about to become a nun herself. She was not a member of the local clan and knew that love and marriage would never be an option for her. That is until Lucan MacLeod saved her. From this point on, Cara and Lucan begin to form a tentative bond. As their relationship grows, so too do they begin to divulge their deepest secrets to each other. Unfortunately, they are not able to find peace. Cara and the brothers are all being hunted, and it becomes evident that they face a dangerous war. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next stories about the three brothers. If you like your Highlanders with a bit of magic and paranormal twist, you will enjoy this series. Lots of sizzle too!
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