Author Aleen Malcolm’s complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. Aleen Malcolm Biography – – Aleen Malcolm Biography and List of Works – Aleen Malcolm Aleen Malcolm Is the author of books such as Children Of the Mist. The Taming. from: $ #1. Ride Out the Storm. from: $ #2. The Daughters of Cameron. from: $ #3. List View | Grid View. Books by Aleen Malcolm.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Taming by Aleen Malcolm. The Taming Cameron 1 by Aleen Malcolm. With the pure, unspoiled spirit of a child and the ripening womanhood of a temptress, she was an irresistible challenge to every man who met her Until that windswept night when the emerald-eyed, fiery-spirited Cameron charged into his world atop a rearing black stallion Together they crossed the Scottish isle from the raw, sea-worn cliffs and endless moors to the lavish mirrored halls of Edinburgh’s high society.
Together they plunged toward the inevitable moment that would rule their lives forever — and carry their hearts to the rapturous brink of Paperbackpages. Cameron FraserAlexander Sinclair. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Tamingplease sign up.
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Anyone know of a ebook? See 1 question about The Taming…. Lists with This Book. Oct 28, Misfit rated it really liked it Shelves: Cameron no last name givenhas been raised by her ‘grandfather’ in the northern Highlands of Scotland. Although raised isn’t quite the right word, since there was only her ‘grandfather’ and a nutty housekeeper and Cameron was allowed to run wild like a boy, until one day the old man is on his deathbed and he needs to give her into another man’s care Having a child put into his care was the last thing he expected, and boy-oh-boy is he surprised that the ‘boy’ turns out to be a girl.
A very wild girl who has no concept of lady-like behavior and dresses and all those bits of clothing that go under them. Let’s just say his hands are full and sparks are a-flying.
As dark and disturbing as some of the story twists are and those arguments! I do want to malcoln readers that this was published in and there are some old skool elements that just aren’t going to sit well with some readers. I don’t want to give much away, but anyone malfolm had issues with Outlander and the infamous spanking incident probably should not be reading this book.
View all 23 comments. Dec 29, Karla rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The book opens with Sir Alex Sinclair arriving at a desolate keep on the coast of extreme northern mainland Scotland, his presence a mysterious request by an old family friend. He’s not happy to find out that his friend wants to “gift” him with the guardianship of a wildly out-of-control child who tries to outrun storms and gives primal screams for no reason at all.
The old guardian has allowed the child to be as free and unfettered as Scotland itself, setting up both the child and Alex for inte The book opens with Sir Alex Sinclair arriving at a desolate keep on the coast of extreme northern mainland Scotland, his presence a mysterious request by an old family friend.
The old guardian has allowed the child to be as free and unfettered as Scotland itself, setting up both the child and Alex for interesting times indeed. Once Alex discovers that his new charge is actually a girl, it complicates things. He resents his dead father for falling apart upon the death of his wife, and so Alex has an aversion to being vulnerable to anyone.
Cameron likewise refuses to show weakness, preferring to be prideful and self-destructive, much like Scotland itself. The story takes place in the years after Culloden Moor, where the English boot heel became stronger and there was a sharp divide between those malcollm sought to co-exist out of pragmatism and those who wanted to keep throwing themselves against the wall of a lost cause. Alex represents the former, and Cameron the latter – the book is almost a metaphorical struggle for Scotland’s future, distilled down to two people.
There is very little “historical” in this romance, beyond some details of the changing nature of Scotland industrial serfdom. It is mainly a story of two strong-willed people, violent and frustrating to each other, who learn how to compromise and co-exist without losing what makes them who they are. In the meantime, objects fly and they both abuse the other in different manners, both physical, mental, and sexual. Alex is frustrating in his cruelty borne of his fear of the effect Cameron has on him, and Jalcolm is aggravating in her stubborn contrariness though the psychological baggage she carries dares a reader to imagine she could act any other way.
However, she is only 14 years old when the story opens, and always had free rein of her temper and impulses. Her age will probably turn off many modern romance readers from following this book through to the end. Not knowing about “civilized propriety,” she follows her sexual urges, and even before she makes a move, Alex fantasizes about her “in that way” and then hates himself, and her, for it.
By the end of the book, she has just passed 15 and they are fully man and wife. If malcol, is one of your squicks, then I doubt ma,colm will be a nice read.
Also, there is a scene where Alex cruelly forces his mistress to sleep with another woman. Again, if you don’t like that kind of stuff, then you might want to give malcol one a pass.
A positive note, however, is that Alex undergoes a huge redemptive change in his personality, far more so than Cameron, which may keep hold of those readers who aren’t turned off by the squicks mentioned above.
I have no problem with these un-PC “bodice rippers”, so I found the book a fascinating change of pace from the more cautious, “acceptable” tone in historical romance from the past 10 years. A Bodice Ripper Readers Anonymous group initiative to review the un-reviewed! View all 3 comments.
Aug 13, Naksed rated it really liked it Shelves: Inthe battle of Culloden in the Scottish highlands destroyed the old Scottish way of life. The victorious English confiscated the lands of the “traitors”, banned the wearing of kilts and playing of bagpipes, and basically tried to assimilate Scotland into “Northern England.
Her hero, Lord Alex Sinclair, is one of the next generations of Scotsmen who decided it was more pragmatic to bend the Inthe battle of Culloden in the Scottish highlands destroyed the old Scottish way of life. Her hero, Lord Aleenn Sinclair, is one of the next generations of Scotsmen who decided it was more pragmatic to bend the knee to the English no matter the wound to his personal pride and nationalistic fervor. The book begins in the summer of when Sinclair is summoned to a decrepit and deserted castle lost in the Scottish highlands by Duncan Fraser, one of the last remaining “outlaws” who fought in the civil war two decades prior and who was besties with Sinclair’s dearly departed father.
On his death bed, Fraser leaves the guardianship of his “bairn” Cameron to Sinclair, who balks at being saddled with a 12 year old highland savage brought up to hate the English and keep to the old ways nalcolm the Scots. Except that savage is really a 15 year old girl with a murky past, an uncertain present, and a very dim future.
If it wasn’t obvious that the pairing of these two alewn the conflict between the rigid, prideful, passionate past and the compromising, civilized, and corrupt future of Scotland, the author spells it out for us midway into the book.
The Taming was a captivating, “can’t put it down” read even if the conclusion left this reader very unsatisfied, consisting of view spoiler [a very wobbly HFN and a cliffhanger involving a rather dull mystery surrounding Cameron’s birth. Also, the villain of the piece, Sinclair’s odious mistress Fiona, is not given a very deserved comeuppance and even worse, she is apparently very much a continuing nuisance in the next book, which makes this reader very unsure whether to continue with this saga.
Summer, where Sinclair and Cameron trek through the Scottish highlands encountering malcolmm, bonding through a very intense love-hate relationship, and culminating in a rather contrived malvolm marriage before they even reach Sinclair’s home near Edinburgh. In the second part, Autumn, Sinclair goes from a potentially worthy hero to a complete and utter cad.
There is no depths to which he will not sink, including parading his mistress before his wife in name only, and being absolutely physically, sexually and emotionally so cruel akeen I started rooting for the Other Man in this scenario. Frankly, it was only the wonderful portrayal of Cameron, who, despite being a screeching hellion at times, does really tug at your strings and win over your admiration by her sheer strength, that kept me going.
In the final part, Winter, circumstances once again throw Sinclair and Cameron into yet another journey this time in the opposite direction from the city towards the highlands. I expected a lot more from this. Not enough groveling and holy guacamole, the dysfunction between these two actually got worse, not better. I just didn’t end up feeling like the hero redeemed himself and I am also not sure that the carrot the author dangled in her cliffhanger ending would be alen to make me continue.
If I do, it will be only due to Cameron and some wonderful secondary characters including her faithful old mutt Torquil, because I just love stories that incorporate pets as an integral part. Despite my dislike for Alex Sinclair, The Taming was overall a wonderful, old-timey, historical romance that was structured very neatly into three parts, struck the right balance between giving a history lesson while at the same time never losing its central focus on the two main characters, some great dialogue, and moments of loss and grief that were hanky-worthy.
Definitely would recommend it to fans of this genre. Jul 16, Tina rated it did not like it Shelves: I can’t tell who is suppose to be the heroine here at this point. The supposed heroine or the aleeen. The hero and the heroine spends 2 weeks together and get into some very heavy patting. She’s enchantingly free and unspoiled by her surroundings, this makes her wanton, a wild child, in a intriguingly endearing way. All of this was just so refreshing and wonderful to read about for me.
This girl literally had me rolling and roaring at her antics.
I really thought I found a keeper here! But then, the hero hit the ” I’m fighting my feeling” phase macolm so annoyingly common in a romance novel. Thus he spends months and months screwing aleeh women, while he’s apart from the heroine. Mean while, that courageous heroine turns into a limp noodle, trying to change herself into a Lady doormat in hopes of attracting the stallion who’s off busy screwing his mistress.
True, he and the heroine never officially had intercourse and they won’t until page but they did get into some very heavy patting. Furthermore, they’re married and this phase the hero is going through is just over-long and dragged out, which utterly killed my earlier enchantment with the book.
For the next pages all we see is him acting like a dog, being abusive to his mistress and some poor, hungry 16 year old prostitute malclm picks up off the streets.
Moreover, I can’t believe he actually forced them to join him in a 3-some although he didn’t penetrate thembut he was part of it mostly before leaving. This scene almost had me gagging. I was sick to my stomach. Heh so alen, I’m sitting here pondering if I should finish the last page, or ditch it. She IS a wonderful writer, but I guess all this adultery aleenn just ruining this book for me. Do read this book, although I personally didn’t find it satisfying, I’m sure this story may appeal to many.