The enchanting Sabrina enthralls Duncan much more than his own intended does, and she shares his passionate feelings as well. But duty and circumstance - plus a scandal in Sabrina's family past - have made it impossible for her and the dashing highlander to be together...unless true love can somehow, miraculously, find a way.
©2001 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I usually like Johanna Lindsey’s books but I struggled a bit with this one. I think my main problem was the fact that I read “The devil who tamed her” first, and so I already had most of the storyline figured out. I find I am not overly impressed with the male hero Duncan, whose behaviour seems a bit childish at times. The heroine, Sabrina, is a rather boring character in my opinion, so it is just as well that Ophelia has such a prominent place in the plot. She’s spoiled, vain and selfish but at least she’s entertaining! In fact, along with the grandfathers, she made this book just about ok. Not the author’s best work, but worth reading, if only to acquire some background information on the heroes from the next book in this series.
"Don't Waste Your Credits on This One"
The reading of this book is so gastly, especially when the reader tries to do a Scottish accent, that I felt that my cringe might just become permanent. As with the last reviewer I found this book so bad that I too (with almost 200 books in my library) find myself writing my first review.
"Weak Premise for Scandal"
I am a great fan of period romance and I know to expect certain tenets, e.g. a heroine who is unaware of her own beauty or natural assets, a man who is roguishly handsome (and inevitability taller than most, if not all, other men in any given room at any given time), and some sort of predicament that may hinder their chance at happily ever after. So, when the predicament in the “Heir” revealed itself I was entirely disappointed.
The female protagonist has sex with the male protagonist, but he cannot marry her because he has to marry a female antagonist to avert the inevitable scandal of being seen alone with her in a bedroom. Seriously? The protagonist gave her virginity to this guy, in a carriage no less, yet his honor won’t let him leave the other woman to deal with an at best questionable scandal. Mind you both were fully clothed, only one person saw them and this antagonist supposedly rules the ton with her extraordinary beauty, so even if this person revealed what they saw the antagonist could have easily weathered the storm, while the female protagonist could have suffered real scandal – not being a virgin upon marriage, possible pregnancy, etc.
Also, when the time came to correct misunderstanding, right wrongs, etc. the author added useless dialog that incited me to literally yell at my car stereo “get on with it!” I almost did not make it through this book, but my frugality would not let me waste a precious credit in vain.
"Beware of Trying to Manipulate a Highlander!"
Everyone has plans for the Heir...but they forget one thing - He is a Highlander and refuses to be manipulated. Then He comes to the rescue of the innocent lass who is blamed for sabotaging all their plans. Ahh, love is born.
Nice book glad I listened to it. Light reading. Will share with others.
"I just can't get enough of Johanna Lindsey!"
This is another wonderful book by one of my favorite romance authors. This is humorous, romantic, and a page turner. She always has to throw in a heart twist which is essential to all good romances.
Laurel Merlington is a gem as the narrator. You never have to worry about the quality of the narration when you see her name.
Such a disappointment after the Mallory series. The plot was simplistic and old hat. I thought the hero and heroine's interactions (which were few) lacked any spark. Both characters had no strength of character, polish or depth. The grandfathers machinations were foolish and the whole story seemed contrived.
I have been a member for 5 years and this audiobook was such a waste of my credits I felt obliged to write my first review!
"I guess I've grown up..."
I have enjoyed a lot of Johanna Lindsey books through my college years and well into adulthood. This one bored me to the point where with only 30 minutes left of the book, I gave up and just deleted it. The story couldn’t hook me, and the characters were pretty thin. This will be my last romance book, heavy on the romance. Ever since I fell into the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, I just can’t enjoy all of the dry romance, sighing, tingling, heart aching so called love stories.
Love and sex is messy, the should I or shouldn’t I, wishy-washy stuff bores me. I guess I have outgrown the bodice rippers.
"A very good story"
This book holds your interest from the beginning. I sometimes dislike narration with a British accent, however, Laurel made the characters come alive. You won't be dissatisfied with this book if you enjoy romantic historical novels.
"old title, still love the story"
I like this story. It's sweet and simple, however for you all looking for steamy, this one is not it. It's a typical romance development, with a loveable hero and heroine. The narrator was OK, although her Scottish brogue was a bit teeth gritting at times. I found speeding up the sound improved it!
In the world of happy ever after romances this one was a hit for me! I don't get the bad reviews. if you want historical accuracy, no silliness and something serious then buy non fiction! Great characters.... fun plot.... exactly what it is.
NARRATOR : Cudos to Laurel Merlington! She has perfected any complaints I had in the
beginning of her career.... and they were strongly negative too. ... but no more !
Strictly A+ all the way!
CREDITWORTHY? Yes....if you're buying this genre for sure...
HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!!!
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