"You think you are in control of your life?" Fate asks as she looks down upon this Earth. "If so, I advise you to think again...."
No matter one's station in life, Fate mocks us all. None is exempt - a lesson two of King Henry's favorite knights are about to learn...the hard way.
Book 1: The McKinnon, The Beginning Parts 1 & 2
It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list.
For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand of Morgan Pembridge, seventh duchess of Seabridge, in marriage. The only issue is Nic isn't interested in the bounty, and taking a wife is certainly not in his plans. However, he understands that seeming ungrateful to Henry for his gift or disobeying a king's command is never wise. Nic reluctantly agrees to marry, but living with his duchess was not one of Henry's stipulations.
The stage is set for the battle to secure Morgan's birthright: the lavishly appointed Seabridge Castle. Currently, the prosperous dukedom is in the hands of the lecherous Lord Brentwood, who seized control after Morgan's family was killed in a fatal fire.
Nic must fight to regain what Brentwood never had the right to possess. Will he succeed? Or will true evil prevail? There can be only one victor.
Book 2: Unfinished Business Parts 1 & 2
Connor Holden, earl of Featherstone, has it all: looks, money, power. He's a man with a lot to lose.
Pride goes before a fall. We all know that to be a universal truth.... And Connor is about to find out exactly how far from grace that fall will take him.
©2015 Ranay James (P)2016 Ranay James
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"Shallow & Predictable Historical (sort-of) Romance"
Very rarely do I not finish a book once I've started, but I just can't continue listening to this one. The characters are flat, cookie-cutter stereotypes. The plot is predictable. The bad guys are 100% bad and the good guys are 100% good. Predictable romantic conflicts caused by lack of honesty and communication. Characters fall in love in the space of a paragraph (but taking a few hundred to admit it to themselves or each other). "Sex scenes" that go from starting to untie a bodice to waking up the next morning. (If the characters are going to be this flat, at least give me a heaving bosom!) And phrases such as "He was frequently always right." Which is it? Frequently or always? Oh, and "time travelling"? I'm 66 chapters into the book and haven't seen it yet. It reads like an Outlander wanna be, right down to a a stubborn Scot (sort of) and a female healer with knowledge of the future. If marketed as a YA novel, I might be able to forgive it, but even then, I would hope teenagers would want more depth to their stories. The voice actor does an admiral job with what she was given. I will be asking for a refund on this one, as well as suggesting Audible check their algorithm for recommending books, because they missed the mark on this one!
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I have found this book absolutely fascinating, it has kept me riveted to my seat and on edge waiting for the next scene to happen. I have not been able to sleep since I didn't want to turn my iPad off so I will have to finish it soon. As you can probably tell I have never even written a review of a book before but I felt I had to because the other reviewer may not have given it a fair chance, maybe if she would have read deeper into it, but that is just my opinion. Thanks for letting me share. Susan.
"nice mix of characters"
the story weaves a intelligent web of emotions across all characters across the high's and lows of their life's experiences.
I liked the history warped in a good fictional story. It is a good audiobook to listen to as I do my chores.
"SLOW START BUT THEN 5 STAR!"
Just got better and better and better! Interesting characters you really care about and several plotlines intertwined. Mystery, really interesting time travel, suspense, historical facts, genealogy angles and well thought out. Looking forward to Book 3 narration!
"I can't wait for Book 3 !!!"
I had a hard time turning off this book , even past bedtime ! Loved the storyline and narration. When is Book 3 coming out? Please notify me.
"Save your credits Don't by 1-2 just get 3"
I purchased thinking this was the third book in the series. I was sadly mistaken this is the first 2 books in 1. Save your credits and just get #3. This should be clearly marked.
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