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Summary

Virginia Whitebridge is trapped in a loveless, abusive marriage. The law says her husband can have whatever he wants from her - so he's taken her inheritance. And he tried to kill her. After a close escape, Virginia feels protected for the first time in forever, thanks to the Scottish Highlands and the Highlander Magnus Sinclair. But she must go back to England, regardless of the danger, to reclaim what's hers. Even if it means leaving her heart in Scotland.

It's just Magnus' luck that he's fallen for a woman he can't have. Virginia is rich and titled... and English. To keep her safe, he must follow her to the one place he loathes - England. Where the bowing, preening London Society has a secret language of manners unknown to him. Where he is too large, too uncivilized, too everything.

Despite omens that death awaits him there, Magnus vows to help Virginia go to London and restore her fortune. Get in. Get out. Or die trying.

Each book in The Highlanders of Balforss series is stand-alone: Tying the Scot, Betting the Scot, Forgetting the Scot.

©2018 Jennifer Trethewey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Another Brilliant Book

Yet another brilliant book in this series. I can't believe I've only got one more book left.
Yet again brilliant characters along with a brilliant plot.
Yet again the book was brought to life with the brilliant narration.
I would definitely recommend it.

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A good read

I feel the main character speech , a genteel lady, shouldn’t have used the coarse swear words that she kept saying. It wasn’t in keeping with her character. Apart from that, a great storyline and brilliantly narrated.

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Unnecessary language

Would not recommend this author if the rest of her books are like this. The continuous use of coarse swear words were unnecessary and added nothing to the story but instead spoilt it. Story line good but….

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Excellent story.

I have really enjoyed these books by Jennifer Trethewey , getting to know the Sinclair clan , the stories are believable and entertaining ,the narration by Ruth Urquhart is first class she defines each carictor really well giving them there own personality,


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Narration not great I found it annoying spoilt it for me.
I did enjoy the story but heroine bit soft

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Throughly enjoyed listening to this book

absolutely fantastic book.
Ruth has done has done well in bringing this book alive.
looking forward to listening to Ian story.
Thank you Jennifer for this book xx

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Entertainment at its best

These books are my first Audible that I have listened to the are fantastic .

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Loved it

Love this series so far. Enjoyed every minute of each book. Love all the characters in them. This was the 3rd book of the series and I wish there would be more after the 4th book, Ian's story. Maybe George's story, Lucy's brother, and Peter's. Jennifer Trethewey more please.
The narrator was good, but I really didn't like George's voice ihe sounded really insipid, and he wasn't an insipid character.
Now on to the next one.

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  • Elizabeth Steele
  • 09-06-20

Great story

The story was so good it was a page turner all the way right to the end - the narrator was excellent - definitely a re-reader.

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  • Emily Spinach
  • 27-10-20

My Favorite!

I loved this book. The hero is a big protective bear of a man who is instantly smitten and obsessed with the adorable, smart, caring heroine. The difference in station and nation provides interesting tension. I love that she wears glasses, interesting detail. The writing is beautiful and poetic. The Scot rescues his beauty from pirates and her evil husband. The narrator is strong and does an excellent job creating unique voices for each character. My only criticism is she says “damn & bollocks!” too many times. Over I love this book, will listen again and again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-21

Different

This story is different when compared to other books of the same genre. It continued the story beyond where others might have ended it. Jennifer is a talented writer and I hope to see much more from her. Ruth is an incredible voice actor. I’m amazed by all the accents and dialects she faithfully produces. I just wish her male voices didn’t make most of the beefy men sound dumb as rocks. Of this story in particular, I can say I didn’t like the leading lady. At all. Even her selfless dedication to her calling grated on my nerves. She was too self-absorbed and thought everything should be all about her wants, her needs. She was lovingly offered heaven on a silver platter by a man she loved to the marrow, but nooooo, she wanted to be Joan D’Arc. I wanted to smack her stupid head just to watch her eyeballs roll. Her insistence had nothing to do with female suffrage and empowerment. Everything to do with mememe. Jennifer writes flaws into her ladies, but this one was near insufferable. Magnus deserved so much more than her because he was magnificent. The author slyly suggests what these two enjoy in the privacy of their home, and it’s definitely a little spicier than usual.

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  • Kathryn Watkins
  • 22-10-20

Not bad- relatively entertaining

I listened to this because is was available free with my membership. Entertaining enough, but I would not have been happy if I had used a credit to purchase.

This book has a very promising plot line, and i found it generally entertaining.
Unfortunately the writing isn’t stellar. It’s very simplistic in style and lacks variety. The female lead Virginia is only a bit underdeveloped and she reads relatively believably. The hero is a bit more one dimensional (though not unpleasant)... he’s your run-of-the-mill Scottish hunk who is torn between being sweet and loving vs strong and manly. There were definitely a few steamy moments, and some felt more natural than others.

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As “mind candy” in the romance genre it was worth the listen. Overall I would say “relatively enjoyable”. I know that’s kinda damning with faint praise but even though it wasn’t a bad plot I often left feeling the writing/book just lack something.

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  • jn
  • 09-04-22

I am dumber for having read this

Daft characters. Damsels in distress requiring "champions" and "protectors" to breathe. Cliche after Cliche of misinterpretation of intentions and jumping to conclusions based on no evidence. If I heard one more stressed "her" at the end of of a sentence..... I'm embarrassed for having read this.

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  • Kathryn Green
  • 12-06-21

Forgetting the Scot

Jennifer Trethewey has done it again. Book 3, Forgetting the Scot, is another compelling Scottish love story! Magnus has been one of my favorite wild highlanders in this series. It's great to be able to read and visualize such an appealing man. I often switch between the ebook and the audiobook depending on what I'm doing at the time, so once again hearing Ruth Urquhart narrate is always a pleasure! 😍

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  • Joy
  • 21-07-22

Recommended for those who enjoy graphic sexual content.

I was really enjoying the story until it became very graphic and seemed to just keep sitting up conflicts for the chance to add more graphic details.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-22

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I liked the story very much. A woman reading so many male voices was disappointing. A man's voice would've made it so much better.

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  • JUDY
  • 13-07-22

like being with old friends

loved it! great storyline keeps your interest all the time. heroes and heroines abound.

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  • AshanteW
  • 25-06-22

I need my own personal Scottsman ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️

(Magnus & Virginia): TRIGGERS: kidnapping, domestic violence, trafficking. I love this series. From the narrator's accent to the way the author transports you back in time. This book however, starts a little differently as Virginia is married already but to a man who is not good. She's then attacked and kidnapped. Then there's a slight jump to the ship where Caya was found in the previous book. Yes, she's one of the captives taken by the pirates. The first person she meets besides the other women is Magnus and the attraction between both of them is immediate and strong. They try to keep their distance but can't. When the truth comes out about Virginia being married and how she ended up on the ship, Magnus is murderous and ready to go to Battle for the woman he's falling for. There's a lot of drama wrapped in this love story but it is a slow burn.