She won't be tamed.
A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society's dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.
He can't forget.
Haunted by his past, Roark, the Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he's guarded and leery of all women.
Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she's appalled and releases him, but he's not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement.
He succeeds only to discover he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart.
©2014 Collette Cameron (P)2016 Collette Cameron
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I thought Adaira “capturing” Roark and putting him in the dungeon was pretty funny when she and Brayan first did it but it became unfunny when he ran out of candles and had to fight off rats with a broken chair leg AND she still wanted to keep him locked up until Ewan came to let him out. That wasn’t very good writing on the author’s part, I didn’t think. And after what his father put him through as a kid I can see why he hated the darkness.
Oh, while I think about it I’d like to thank this author for having beautiful heroines, instead of having one that’s too plain or too plump or too unattractive or too whatever and expect us to believe that a handsome god-like hero is going to fall for her. That’s not even close to believable.
This was another great read by Ms. Cameron, and now I’ve read about 12 of her books, and will keep reading until I’ve read read them. This one had just enough angst for it not to become monotonous or boring. There were just enough bad guys and bad woman to keep everyone on their toes, but I don’t think Helene, Otto and Freidrick got what the deserved. BUT Edgar got ALL he deserved, as did Brayan. It was an exciting read.
The other secondary’s were great, too: Lord and Lady Ferguson, Seonaid, Dugall, Yancy, Flynn. And I loved the servants: Westbrook, Maisey and Pepperhill.
There was no swearing to speak of, very nice sexual attraction and very sensual sex scenes.
As to the narrator: As with The Viscount’s Vow this narration was incredible. Ms. Zimmerman did a perfect job with the voices and excellent job with emotions. I don’t know how Ms. Zimmerman didn’t get a solid 5 stars from every listener of this book. Perfect male voices, perfect female voices, and perfect emotions! What more could you ask for? If you listen to the first book and this one, the 3rd, you won't miss anything. The second book wasn't all that much and the narrator sucked, IMO.
"The Earl's Enticement"
I don’t remember the last time that I laughed so hard while reading. The banter, antagonism, and at times cooperation between the main characters was absolutely priceless. At the same time, Cameron had me near tears at times, and always wrapped up in this intricate tale. The characters’ pasts and presents collide as they fight against forces outside their control.
I love the way that Cameron brings her two main characters together. They both had secrets that slowly come out into the open, but above that, they were fantastic matches to one another. They both balanced and accepted one another. And their chemistry was off the charts. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this whole cast, they were all so much fun and such vibrant individuals.
Cameron has definitely created a winning novel with this one. It was a lot of fun to read and also priceless as an audio book. No matter which format you choose, this novel is definitely a must read.
"Can Adaira's free spirit win the Earl"
The Earl's Enticement ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Collette Cameron
Adaira Ferguson refuses to follow appropriate behavior. She wears breeches, rides horses astride and follows her own wishes.
When Adaira meets Roark, the Earl of Claredon, she mistakes him for his treacherous brother and imprisons him in the dungeons of her family estate. When he is finally released after she learns of her mistake he threatens to throttle her and he does to teach her a lesson.
Roark prefers his world to be very proper and at times can appear quite grumpy. As Adaira gets to know him she see a man who is sensitive to others in need. Roark is gentle and caring to his servants and his animals.
As a promise not to press charges against Adaira for his imprisonment Roark believes he can curb her spirit and make her a lady. He then realizes he is enchanted with this free spirited ways of this woman.
This is a very touching story for the couple because they both realize they need each other to complete themselves.
"Saturday morning cartoon-ish"
The writing. The plot was good, but the execution of it was poor. The writing is very childish. The author uses words like: squeeze crab, dab, beer-moth, twiddlepoop, and an expression like " bum up windy". i don't know what any of these words mean and it takes me out of the flow of the story. I hate when authors try to be a little too cute, as this diminishes the story.Also the author kept using analogies that were just stupid. For example " like a bonfire on Guy Faulkes day" or " my mouth tasted like a hog wollowed around in it after rolling in mire". WTF does that mean.
No, I have tried 3 books by Ms. Cameron. That's enough to know her writing style is not for me. Maybe if I was a teenager again, but as an adult, it is not what I want or expect from an author. I don't even remember reading something so ridiculous when i was that young.
I really like this narrator. I have enjoyed her in the past and she was part of the reason I tried the book.
The issue is that this author does not write for a mature adult. there was only approx 25% dialogue , and the rest was internal thoughts. there was a scene that was not in the book, when the hero breaks up with his former mistriss. The reader never gets the details , which would have set the stage for what followed. Instead we get a detailed description of a sitting room that was once the hero's dead aunt's ( a dog lover). The author seems to enjoy providing description of things, more than dialogue between characters. An experienced and adult author would know that the dialogue demonstrates a character's personality and develops relationships. Since this is not in the book, you never get a good sense of the characters and their feelings.
The heroine was portrayed as smart, but she did every stupid thing possible.I really expected a more intelligent heroine from her earlier introduction in book 2 of the series. Ms. Cameron took a great premise and ruined it. I would have loved if after the hero got the opportunity to "make over the heroine", he had to watch her become a great success during her season. Maybe get into some trouble from the hero's brother and possibly some jealousy on the hero's part, all the while he is kicking himself for not realizing that he is the cause of his own misery. The hero's becoming less arrogant and realizing he liked her better the way she was could have made for a better book. There were also too many villans. By my count 5, which is way too much for a romance. The author threw everything in the mix, but nothing worked. Just a really bad and inexperienced author.
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