Wednesday, January 13

Audiobook Review: Redeeming Vows by Catherine Bybee

Author: Catherine Bybee 
Narrator: David Monteath
Title: Redeeming Vows
(MacCoinnich Time Travels #3)
Genre: Historical Romance, SCIFI, Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 314 
Published:   December 17th 2010
Where I got It: Audible

For her own safety, modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the medieval men who surround her when she's thrust back in time to the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzie finds herself trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him to rid Scotland of the evil witch, Grainna. Finlay MacCoinnich's attraction to Lizzie sizzles the very air they breathe. Tearing down the solid walls the woman has built around her won't be easy, but he's willing to do anything to keep her by his side. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws them forward in time, will they manage to find their way back in time to save their family from peril? And will Lizzy willingly stay in his time, or abandon him altogether?

Book 3!!!! This has been  the one I have been itching for. I wanted Fin's and Liz's story really badly, but you need to read/listen to the first 2 in order to know what the heck is going on. 

Things are coming to a-head with the evil witch Grainna. Lizzy is stuck in the past and she isn't happy. Sure, she loves being with her sister and all, but she has been so independent and self-reliant since she was a teen and was pretty much kicked out of the house when she got pregnant. Soooo being stuck with medieval men is driving her mad. Especially Fin who is both irresistible and maddening. When a spell cast by their deadliest foe throws her and him back to modern day, they are stuck with each other and need to work together to get back to the past and save their families. 

OOOOoooOOO Grainna. You evil, evil beyotch! BUT you gotta love a super bad baddie. Makes it more scary and fun. I was not sure how they were going to get rid of her once and for all. 

I liked Lizzy even though she was too stubborn sometimes. Fin was adorable but he was too alpha sometimes. It worked between them and I am happy they found a compromise and realized they are two beings from two completely different worlds. It isn't an easy love or romance. And yesssss it did take forever for them to admit feelings. Sure...the lust is obv, but the love? NAH, they have a lot to work out. I do think this is my favorite couple so far of the series. I loved the others too. Heck I want a prequel with Fin's parents. They have such a deep love and I want to see their tale!

This is technically the end of this arc of the series. I am curious to see what is going to happen in the next books. We know its a few years in the future since Liz's son is grown up and so are the young siblings. I am curious and I can't wait to start them! Hopefully the baddie is just as bad....or worse. EEEEK! HOWEVER, I am super nervous for the next few. Hopefully the author doesn't copy/paste pretty much. Sighs. 

Oooo the narrator is winning me over. I like him a lot and his American girl accent has gotten SO much better. Still makes me giggle once in a while, but I am proud of him. I can't imagine anyone else doing these books. His Scottish accent is perfect!

All-in-all, I do think this was my favorite of the series. I am curious, but scared for the next books since this "arc" is done. MMMMMM but I do highly recommend this series so far. I'll give this a 5. 

- #3 for Audiobook challenge



Melliane said...

oh great to see you had such a great time!

Jen Twimom said...

I probably won't ever read this series but I completely look forward to your reviews! So much fun. But how can this be the end of the story arc if the baddie is still out there being bad??

Blodeuedd said...

Ohh, a 5! dang :D

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, yess it has been fun

Jen, ooooo can't give any spoilers ;)

B, yess I was surprised!

Sophia Rose said...

I love a truly well-written villain, too. Both main characters sound pretty strong-willed so that will even out the balance in the relationship. :) Hope the next generation of stories are just as fab for you.

Carole Rae said...

Yessssss makes the story that much better! I am worried, but I'm excited.