AUTHOR:First time reading a book by Karen Moning. She understands romance in the greatest of ways. She really understands passion. I am already searchAUTHOR:First time reading a book by Karen Moning. She understands romance in the greatest of ways. She really understands passion. I am already searching for another book to read written by Karen Moning
SYNOPSIS Sidheach James Lyon Douglas known as "Hawk", 3rd Earl of Dalkeith meets his match when forced to marry Adrienne de Simone. There is a mysterious force the has dropped Adrienne into a time not her own. She is forced to pose as Janet Comyn and forced to marry the Hawk. Hawk is known as a lover of all women but meets his match in his wife Adrienne. Adam Black pursues Adrienne although she is married to "Hawk". The game is on between Sidheach and Adam. Who will win Adrienne's heart?
SEX SCALE: Of the following (5) : (NOT very descriptive and requires imagination); (WILL make you wiggle a little); (WISH it was me); (OH boy, do not have to use my imagination at all); (EROTICA and well over the top) ****** **************this book gets a WILL MAKE YOU WIGGLE A LITTLE rating because the author has blown ROMANCE completely out of the water. In this book, PASSION simply would not fit were it not for the emphasis on ROMANCE
LEAST FAVORITE PART: Adam "forcing" Adrienne to be with him
FAVORITE PART: When Sidheach (Hawk) woos Adrienne into submission.
YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: ROMANCE, ROMANCE and ROMANCE with a perfect balance of PASSION. Seeing a man really desperate to win the heart of a woman (gotta' love it). A mysterious force is behind everything that is going on in this book. I cannot wait to read other books by this author....more
Emphasis on the Lords and Ladies in Scottish castles and (not emphasis on Scottish "clans'). Children that escape for their young lives and a man thatEmphasis on the Lords and Ladies in Scottish castles and (not emphasis on Scottish "clans'). Children that escape for their young lives and a man that teaches them how to survive. Obsession over a woman that a man would dare to attempt to take her from her own (husband?). Two men (one a knight) (one an heir) the fight over a woman. Another man willing to trade allegiance for the right and for the love of another woman. The Protectors and the Protected. Stolen property and stolen wealth.
There is adventure, romance and action. Some humor. Fulfills a woman's dream to be obsessed over and to be loved.
Gave the book 4 stars because even with the romance, there appeared to be a repetition of intimate acts; pretty much the same mannerisms described over and over again. The author is tasteful and respectful of such acts however does not leave very much to the imagination in other words, ("I get it already")....more
I found England boring. Once I got into Scotland, the action and romance seemed to pickup. I like Jackie Ivie as an author but this book had me swingiI found England boring. Once I got into Scotland, the action and romance seemed to pickup. I like Jackie Ivie as an author but this book had me swinging back and forth on who was doing what and feeling what to whom. FAVORITE PART - when Colin first started breaking away at Elise's snobby ways LEAST FAVORITE PART - harsh treatment of Elise when she was first thought to have a son YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK IF: you enjoy seeing two people wrestle for love; you enjoy reading about things that happen as a result of keeping various secrets...more
Excellent book. One again The Murray Family clan makes a new addition. Book (2). The usual man rescues woman. Giselle on the run in France. Nigel becoExcellent book. One again The Murray Family clan makes a new addition. Book (2). The usual man rescues woman. Giselle on the run in France. Nigel becomes her protector. After many adventures trying to get past the bad guys, he finally gets her to Scotland. What do you think happens after that? I became a little bored with the hiding and chasing adventures but okay....still a fantastic book....more
Subject matter is intense. It is the one thing that I always pray will be stamped immediately out of this world. Due to the subject matter I always stSubject matter is intense. It is the one thing that I always pray will be stamped immediately out of this world. Due to the subject matter I always stayed on the edge as to how much of the details would be revealed. HH did a superb job at being careful about the written word...more
“His Royal Highness, King David of Scotland and Norman king is on the thrown. 1141 AD, Normandy occupies Scottish lands and are at war with the Scots “His Royal Highness, King David of Scotland and Norman king is on the thrown. 1141 AD, Normandy occupies Scottish lands and are at war with the Scots. Normans consider the Scots uncivilized and barbaric. Sir RHOENNE Guy de Ramhurst, a knight and First Earl of Tynebury, is seriously injured in a battle. While attempting to return home, he runs into….. AISLYNN aka Lady of the Brook, a Scottish maiden who’s beauty is beyond compare. She attends to his wound with the constant reminder that she is a “healer”. Aislynn is “marked’ by many gifts. BRENT, to who others call "the Bastard", is the Rhoenne’s brother and heir. He is named High Sheriff of Tynebury when Rhoenne is absent and called to battle. Brent comes upon…. DONALD O’Rourke attempting to take certain liberties with Aislynn. Donald is a blacksmith and a man Aislynn may be forced to marry. Brent kidnaps Aislynn. Sir HAROLD Montvale, also a knight, is Rhoenne’s second. He grew up with Rhoenne and is his ever constant companion. He constantly exchanges annoying and amusing dialogue with Rhoenne. His intent is to make Rhoenne think about his actions on any matters. ROSIE aka Old Rosie, a free women who has been with Rhoenne since birth, is placed as Aislynn’s attendant. Rosie carried out her duties masterfully and did so without taking any nonsense from Rhoenne. RICHARD, 2nd younger brother to Rhoenne, is a knowledgeable man that is not suited to be a knight but proves himself worthy of Rhoenne’s trust. The DONAL CLAN aka Gallgaels are considered to be the most dangerous and notorious of Scots. They choose to make themselves visible to the Normans when and if they so desire. Can an alliance between the Celts, Gallgaels and Normans be made?
ADVENTURE - Forewarning of danger ensued. My heart raced and I sweated bullets when (2) of the main characters were in danger. The possibility of a siege and of betrayal was due to, non-other than, a king’s edict. The adventures that followed led to unexpected relationships. I profusely cried when protection was given and a very painful injury resulted. I also shed tears due to a death wish. Arrival at the Montvale manor led to misunderstandings which eventually turned into understanding, love and life (think I’ll read that part again).
HILARIOUS - Harold Montvale’s dialogue towards Rhoenne is always very funny that is, when you could follow what he said and where he is going with the conversation. He seems to always have the upper hand in that respect. Aislynn, on the other hand, is curious about everything. She is the typical “why baby” and can fire questions off in rapid succession. Pity should be given to whoever is caught between her and Harold dominating a conversation. Then there is the problem of trying to continuously speak in your native tongue while occupying the land of Celtic language. One could learn to speak a combination of the two which can cause confusion. The ability to tolerate or not to tolerate alcohol is unquestionable. Absolutely hilarious. The author did a great job in expressing that matter. Male reactions to Aislynn’s beauty is believable to the point that Rhoenne learned to quickly and stubbornly say “Nay”.
RECOMMENTATION - From my standpoint this is a fantastic work by the author. The only thing that I did not like is how she picked up the pace (too much) during the last few chapters. It is as though she is telling the reader, “whoops, I’m out of time and must hurry up and finish the book”. I highly recommend you reading this book and look forward to YOUR REVIEW....more
AUTHOR: JACKIE IVIE has a dialogue style. The characters talk to each other in such a way that it brings you directly into their lives. She writes toAUTHOR: JACKIE IVIE has a dialogue style. The characters talk to each other in such a way that it brings you directly into their lives. She writes to make you feel included and with humor
SYNOPSIS This book is about her rise to becoming a national hero and within that rise, love blooms. Setting in the Scottish Lowlands. A time of wars between clans and during a time when Scotland invaded by the Sassenach (Englishman). Left behind the clan wars are mostly the children of dead clansmen. They are poor and destitute. They are forced to raid the bodies on the battlefield for anything of value that will help them to survive A battlefield thief, a young woman dressed as a boy, arises and become a national hero. Her journey starts when she is forced to become the squire of a warrior pretending to be dead on the battlefield. The only problem: Her mind is set on avenging her clan's deaths and the warrior comes from the clan that she wants to take out revenge.
FAVORITE PART: She defeats the best Englishman in a competition that shows her talent.
LEAST FAVORITE PART: She is forced to walk for a day or so with a back injury. (I cried)
YOU WOULD LIKE THIS BOOK IF: You enjoy reading about a female rising from being destitute to becoming a heroine (but disguised as a boy). She has a talent that will best the best of any man. The confusion and disgust coming from a clan warrior that cannot figure out why he is desperately attracted to a person he believes to be a male.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS given because "I" hated the continuous use of God's name used in vain and some of the dialogue seemed to drag along. However, I recommend you read this book (...more