Wednesday, October 18, 2023

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Her Scottish Hero by Theodora Taylor

 

Her Scottish Hero
Scottish Wolves, Book 3
By: Theodora Taylor
Narrated by: J.Y. Kora & Will Watt

All this Scottish grump wants to be is

Alone

But I need his help....

When a swarm of mail-order brides and his ex-fiancée invade Alban Scotswolf's small shifter town, no one can blame the giant war vet for deciding to retire to his centuries-old cabin in the mountains. This is a tranquil place meant for him, and him alone. Per tradition, no she-wolves are allowed there, and that’s the way he likes it. All he wants to be is alone.

So, how aggravated is he when he finds us squatting in his cabin?

Me, a single mother, hurt and broken after escaping from my abusive ex. Plus, the vulnerable daughter I’ve sworn to protect.

All Alban wants to be is alone.

But I need his help to heal from my wounds—the ones on both the inside and the outside.

Will he give it to me?

Her Scottish Hero is a seriously steamy, contemporary shifter romance featuring

· a Scottish grump who only wants to be alone

· a polite and innocent single mother who needs his help

· a small Scottish town with lots of brawny male wolves in need of brides

· tons of Marmite

· And an adorable girl wolf who’s hoping her gentle mother and her new grumpy best friend will give her the family she’s been praying for all along.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
I'm really enjoying this Scottish Wolves series by Theodora Taylor, and this third book with its grumpy hero is such a fun read. Alban is about as contrary as it gets, and when young Dorie still manages to wrap him around her finger, it's totally sweet. If anyone needs a hero, it's Leora - in fact, each has what the other needs in a mate. He needs someone patient and sweet to counter his gruff on-the-outside personality, and she needs a big burly Scot to keep her safe.
The story slows down maybe a little too much at times, but it's not enough to keep me from continuing on with the book, and it didn't prove to be too distracting. Part of that is Leora's inner monologue about the rules she's been following for years and the punishments she endures. The slower pace in those sections fits with the character, and they're necessary to understand her frame of mind. My heart broke for Leora and Dorie.
The narrators, J.Y. Kora and Will Watt, give a fine performance. This was my first time listening to J.Y. Kora, and I really liked her voice for Leora. The innocence and fear come through so well. Will Watt has just the right amount of gruff in his voice for Alban. The Scottish accent is quite thick, so it was hard to understand him at first, at least until I got used to the accent. Once I did, I understood him very well.
To sum it up, this third book is a solid addition to the series. I don't know if there are plans to continue with the Scottish Wolves or not, but if there are, I'll look forward to listening. I enjoy Theodora Taylor's romances, so whatever she does next will be on my TBR. 


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