Number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts returns with the classic tales of the MacKade brothers - their rebellions, their passions, and their loves.
Shane MacKade enjoyed everything about women - the look of them, the smell of them, the taste of them. So the last thing he expected was to become a one-woman man. And even more surprising is that it's the Ph.D.-toting academic Rebecca McKnight who has him headed for a fall. Could Shane's days as a bachelor be coming to an end?
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"Not the best"
I have enjoyed all the Mackade Brothers books and Luke Daniels narration except for the female lead in this one. She sound infantile. When he read Rebecca I was cringing as I listened. Love those sexy brothers though.
"The narrator was too much!"
The story was good,as most of Nora Roberts are.
Shane himself. As with all the MacKade brothers...yummmm
Luke Daniels has a wonderful voice,but honestly he should never attempt women or children voices! Almost didn't get through the series because of him. Rebecca's voice was the absolute most ridiculous. For being a genius, and for being someone that might interest the suave Shane..she sounded like a little baby! It was difficult to get by.
"Falling Can Be Good for You"
Yes, it is a charming story well-performed with a nice romance and a bit of supernatural mystery.
I liked the opposites attract relationship between Shane and Rebecca.
The narrator has a nice voice with a good, fluid style and subtle but unmistakable differentiations between characters.
No, it stands on its own. However it is part of the Brothers MacKade series so there are more chances to read about the characters of this novel.
"Luke Daniels' s voice"
When Luke narrates a book each character has its own sound and he has stayed consistent in each of the four books about the MacKade brothers stories I loved it.
Female protagonist is extremely unlikeable and narration grating, male lead unbelieveable and kind of rape-y.
"The Fall of Shane MacKade"
A love story about two people who are very different find love while solving the mystery of a group of ghosts.
"#4 in the Series"
This series was first published in 1996, so some of it seems dated, but not enough to ruin the book. The stories are of the 4 brothers MacKade who each fall in love, have a complication that is worked through and resolve to a happy ending. They are sweet, not sexually explicit and with enough drama to hold interest.
The narrator did not do well with the female character in this book - other books were actually better with female narration - maybe he felt he had run out of female voices, His voice portrayal of her made her seem like a 15 year old. But, all in all, I enjoyed the 4 books. I do enjoy Nora Roberts and binge on a series of hers, like this one, now and then.
"Perfect ending for a wonderful series."
This last book in the series was the best yet. It tied all four together and have a wonderful ending to the historical story that was woven into the four books. This is one of the best series I've ever read.
Loved the MacKade Brothers series, another Nora Roberts success! The history & romance made for a wonderful story!
"Funny and Touching"
Yes. But I love all of Luke Daniel's narrations. He really brings the book alive.
I loved Rebecca's cool, calm and doctor like assessments of Shane when they were arguing. It made him even more mad, but it really cracked me up.
He really makes the leading men in this serious so sexy. It was nice to finally meet Shane.
However, I struggled at one point with Rebecca's voice. It was slightly childish, which I could stand, but when **spoiler** she got drunk on a bottle of wine and tried to seduce Shane, she sounded, at most, like a 6 year old. The ick factor of listening to what sounded like a first grader trying to get a full grown man to sleep with her was so gross that it really killed what was supposed to be a really funny scene.
Very enjoyable book. Shane has been my favorite brother throughout the series, and I was really looking forward to his story. He is the farm boy out of the bunch, and being born and raised on a farm, I was interested what Nora Roberts would do with a farm boy. I was not disappointed. Rebecca was very likable as well, and watching her discover the farm and herself was really sweet.
Overall, I would suggest this series for any Nora Robert's fan, and for any romance novel fans who happen to like the civil war. If you need a quick escape, these books give a really humorous, yet touching story to fall into. I would suggest reading the entire series in order, just so you aren't spoiled at the outcomes of the others. However, this is a romance novel, so the leading man and leading lady of each are pretty much going to end up together, so reading them out of order might not spoil much, but you'll miss the three backstories needed for the conclusion of the ghosts.
Near the top
I love to see that it not the kind off woman that make him fall
He bring out the humour ,love , hurt , just love his performances
Yes the bit in the kitchen wen he opened up to her
"Great end to the series"
yes. It will stand alone but read / listen to the other 3 books first would be good
He was good at the voices for the different characters
when the characters realised they could see and hear the solders from the war
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