Thursday, September 15, 2016

Audio Files: Her Highness and the Highlander (The Princess Brides #2) by Tracy Anne Warren

The Story:

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.

I loved the set up. I fell for Daniel almost instantly. When Mercedes landed at the pub and asked for help nearly everyone laughed at her because really a Princess? No question about it. The chit was crazy. They were about to throw her out and Daniel stepped in and made sure she had a place to sleep, food, and new clothes provided. He didn't believe she was a Princess either but she was in need and he wanted to see her safe and cared for. I mean. I was like *swoon* lol Their journey of getting her from Scotland to London and her friends was entertaining. The slowly brewing romance, the friendship, potential danger as those who were out for her tracked her down again. They were likable characters and I just enjoyed their journey--both the physical and emotional ones. Warren effortlessly captivates and draws you into a wonderful world of love, romance,and adventure. I'll definitely be reading more from the series!

The Narration:

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.

While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden's coach is set upon and her personal guard is killed. Barely escaping with her life, Mercedes seeks help at a nearby inn. But since she has no money and looks little better than a beggar, her claim that she is a princess is dismissed by the townsfolk as a far-fetched tale. Utterly forsaken, Mercedes wonders what is to become of her.

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.

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