HIGHLANDERS!!! Yes! lol This was a lovely little romance of a Highlander and a Princess on the run. So the quick of it is that Princess Mercedes found herself in a nightmare. She was heading home when her coach was stopped and all of her companions killed. She was able to make her escape and eventually found herself at a small pub in desperate need of help which was found in the form of a Highlander who became her champion.
This was my first time listening to Justine Eyre. In the end I enjoyed her narration but it did take some getting used to. I know it's a weird thing to be bothered by but when she did breathless or whispering type moments it just drove me crazy. I liked her female voices, though, and her male voices grew on me rather quickly. She had a nice pace and pulled me into the story. It typically takes me a good two weeks to finish an audiobook since I listen to them on the side but I finished this one in less than a week. I do think her narration played a good part in that. I also quickly downloaded another of her narrations after finishing. So breathless whispery moments aside...not bad. Not bad at all.
After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. While at an inn, he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesn't believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard; in turn she promises to reward him handsomely once they reach London.
But Mercedes is still being pursued by ruthless hunters whose motives remain unclear. The danger increases, as does the desire that she and Daniel feel for each other, until the two of them must face the greatest danger of all: falling in love.