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  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Taming
  • Aleen Malcolm
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 0440185106

The Taming[Reading] ➶ The Taming ➬ Aleen Malcolm – Essayreview.co.uk AS WILD AS THE WHIPPING SEA WINDwas Cameron beautiful, innocent, shameless a spark of Scotland s blazing past With the pure, unspoiled spirit of a child and the ripening womanhood of a temptress, she AS WILD AS THE WHIPPING SEA WINDwas Cameron beautiful, innocent, shameless a spark of Scotland s blazing past 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 STRONG AND PROUD AS THE SCOTTISH COASTwas Alex the dashing son of a highland warrior tormented by a tragic past, he had vowed to live only for today Until that windswept night when the emerald eyed, fiery spirited Cameron charged into his world atop a rearing black stallionTogether 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 ofThe TamingThe immortal tale of a man and a woman who dared to share a dangerous love, a reckless destiny.


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10 thoughts on “The Taming

  1. says:

    I give you my child, my bairn into your keeping The girl Cameron no last name given , has 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 careWhat madness had made him ride the length of Scotland in answer to a curt messageI give you my child, my bairn into your keeping The girl Cameron no last name given , has 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 careWhat madness had made him ride the length of Scotland in answer to a curt message from a man he scarcely remembered meeting The guy Sir Alex Sinclair 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 flyingCameron, young ladies dinna go about throwing off their clothes at the first sign of water That s probably all you need to know going in, but be aware both Cameron and Alex have hot tempers and issues from their past that need to be dealt with along with that bitch of a mistress Alex has been keeping As dark and disturbing as some of the story twists are and those arguments , I couldn t stop reading and have already ordered the sequel The resolution leading up to the HEA probably dragged on a bit too much for my preferences, but YMMV I do want to caution readers that this was published in 1979 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 who had issues with Outlander and the infamous spanking incident probably should not be reading this book

  2. says:

    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 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 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 who 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 Cameron 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 that is one of your squicks, then I doubt this 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 this one a pass.A positive note, however, is that Alex undergoes a huge redemptive change in his personality, farso 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 thecautious, acceptable tone in historical romance from the past 10 years.This book review has been provided by the No Book Left Behind Campaign A Bodice Ripper Readers Anonymous group initiative to review the un reviewed

  3. says:

    In 1746, the 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 So is the point of view of the author Aleen Malcolm in her sweeping historical romance The Taming.Her hero, Lord Alex Sinclair, is one of the next generations of Scotsmen who decided it waspragmatic to bend the In 1746, the 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 So is the point of view of the author Aleen Malcolm in her sweeping historical romance The Taming.Her hero, Lord Alex Sinclair, is one of the next generations of Scotsmen who decided it waspragmatic 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 1761 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 of 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 represent 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 hide spoiler The book is divided in three parts Summer, where Sinclair and Cameron trek through the Scottish highlands encountering adventures, bonding through a very intense love hate relationship, and culminating in a rather contrived forced 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 that 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 lotfrom 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 enough 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

  4. says:

    Alex is a 25 year old man that finds himself saddled with a 15 years old wild girl, Cameron, that had to grow up on her own without much help from her guardian.While Alex represents the new generation of Scots chosing to bend the knee to the english crown setting aside their nationalistic pride, Cameron has only known the way of living of an old warrior full of hatred for England and still clinging to what remains of that scottish pride.She s mostly survived on her own, with her loyal dog To Alex is a 25 year old man that finds himself saddled with a 15 years old wild girl, Cameron, that had to grow up on her own without much help from her guardian.While Alex represents the new generation of Scots chosing to bend the knee to the english crown setting aside their nationalistic pride, Cameron has only known the way of living of an old warrior full of hatred for England and still clinging to what remains of that scottish pride.She s mostly survived on her own, with her loyal dog Torquil at her side and Alex scares her because he tries to force her away from the only life she has always known.Little by little she overcomes her fears and discovers she s actually attracted to him At the beginning, Alex tries to keep his distance because she s his responsability and she s so young.Soon there s intimacy between them and Cameron is eager to explore her sexuality while Alex is still unsure about bedding her.She wasn t sure, but her young thrusting body knew.Alex longed to penetrate and explode inside her, but he feared for her youth and knew he d not be able to face her or himself if he did He fought for control as he told himself that in less than two days they would be home and Fiona would be available to him.I didn t like that he thinks about his mistress Fiona while in bed with the heroine, Nor did I enjoy their interactions when she acts sex crazed and he rejects her Alex lay back, seduced by her hands as she gently touched the tip, sighing with excitement Then coming to his senses he firmly removed her hands and, picking her up, deposited her in the cold tub of water.Cameron sat, too shocked to speak, as he pulled on his breeches, muttering to himself about how he should be the one cooling off in the tepid water Cameron gave out a loud scream of rage and beat at the foam that still floated on top, splashing the water all over the floor as a flood of abuse poured out of her mouth.He also ends up being a jerk to her, even if he knows well she raised herself with no guidance whatsoever Doesn t even know her own name Doesn t know how old she is Doesn t even know her parentage Or what a birthday is Acts like a bitch in heat There she is, everybody, my wife Lady Sinclair Has no table manners, talks with her mouth full of food, oh, but she can swear like any barroom trollop and throw a knife better than any cutthroat scum Cameron tried to block the cruel stream of words and tried desperately to prove him wrong by dressing herself Need help, Lady Sinclair he asked mockingly.He s so awful to her I wanted to strangle him Cameron has never known affection and love and it doesn t take much to realize that s why, when Alex tries to protect her, her feelings are amplified She stepped out to be embraced by the fire warmed towel Alex held She stood in front of the fire like a docile obedient child as Alex dried her hair and body with the coarse towel Never before had she felt so safe There had never been tender mother s hands for her and, without her understanding why, Alex s ministrations fed a hunger that Cameron didn t know she had.The writing wasn t bad, I just wasn t into the plot and I had too many issues with the romance to keep on reading.DNF at 28% but I read further on bits and pieces that made me even angrier about this story.The supposed hero decides it s a good idea to turn off the affection he s developing for Cameron by screwing around even if he s already married to her while she tries her best to change herself into a proper Lady to get his attention back.A cheating and stupid asshole, a doormat child bride, a crazy mistress NOPE 1 Stars My Ratings Writing Plot Hero Heroine Secondary Characters MC s chemistry Steam Triggers Hero is attracted to underage heroine but in the 700 800 it was normal for a 14 years old girl to marry a 25 30 years old man often much older than that , hero cheats on her after marriage not properly consumated with OWs and an official mistress, OW drama.Are you looking for a specific mix of ingredients for your next read

  5. says:

    I m not done reading it but I am on the verge of just putting it aside I can t tell who is suppose to be the heroine here at this point The supposed heroine or the mistress 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 ha SPOILERS I m not done reading it but I am on the verge of just putting it aside I can t tell who is suppose to be the heroine here at this point The supposed heroine or the mistress 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 that s so annoyingly common in a romance novel Thus he spends months and months screwing other 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 380 but they did get into some very heavy patting Further, 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 150 pages all we see is him acting like a dog, being abusive to his mistress and some poor, hungry 16 year old prostitute he 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 them , but he was part of it mostly before leaving This scene almost had me gagging I m serious I was sick to my stomach Heh so anyway, I m sitting here pondering if I should finish the last 100 page, or ditch it She IS a wonderful writer, but I guess all this adultery is 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.Heroine is 14 15yrs old oddly enough her age didn t bother me Hero is 25

  6. says:

    I struggled with this book for almost a week I wanted to like it, want to find some redeeming quality, but I just could not.I couldn t stand either of the two main characters.The heroine was only fourteen or fifteen years old and I just could not get over it I cringed every time the much older hero described her still developing body Not unexpectedly because of her age, she acted childishly Every other page has her either throwing tantrums or running away I understood her back story but it I struggled with this book for almost a week I wanted to like it, want to find some redeeming quality, but I just could not.I couldn t stand either of the two main characters.The heroine was only fourteen or fifteen years old and I just could not get over it I cringed every time the much older hero described her still developing body Not unexpectedly because of her age, she acted childishly Every other page has her either throwing tantrums or running away I understood her back story but it would have taken a saint to spend any amount of time with the girl and not resort to something drastic Also, I did not find it charmingly uninhibited that she seemed unable to keep her clothes on for any length of time and refrain from humping a man she apparently distrusted.The hero was just rubbish He handled the heroine with zero tolerance or sensitivity A simple honest conversation, shortly after their first meeting would have gone a long way to prevent the unfortunate incidents along the way He seemed unable to use his brain for anything other thinking lustfully about his teenage ward.DNF 1 star

  7. says:

    4 and Stars A Poignant Love Story from the Highlands of Scotland After the Battle of CullodenThis post Culloden story set in Scotland, beginning in 1761, tells of Sir Alex Sinclair, the son of a laird who was exiled following the battle in 1746 When we first meet Alex, he is 25 and living in Scotland, called to Cape Wrath at the top of the country by a friend of his father the author includes a great map Once there, he learns he is to become guardian of a young hellion, Cameron no last 4 and Stars A Poignant Love Story from the Highlands of Scotland After the Battle of CullodenThis post Culloden story set in Scotland, beginning in 1761, tells of Sir Alex Sinclair, the son of a laird who was exiled following the battle in 1746 When we first meet Alex, he is 25 and living in Scotland, called to Cape Wrath at the top of the country by a friend of his father the author includes a great map Once there, he learns he is to become guardian of a young hellion, Cameron no last name , who rides a magnificent black stallion across the wild moors Alex decides to bring the child back to his estate north of Edinburgh to try and tame the hellion Along the way he discovers his ward is actually a 15 year old girl, and worse, he s attracted to her.This story echoes the heart of the Highlands and the Scots who lost so much on the Culloden Moor Alex tries to straddle two worlds the past and the new Scotland dominated by the English Cameron reminds him of the spirit of true Scotland wild and free but, alas, undisciplined and with no direction For her part, Cameron is struggling to live in a civilization she does not understand She wants only to ride free and bathe naked in the lochs of the far north She hates shoes and the female attire she is forced to wear in Edinburgh She is courageous and endearingly honest, though at times her anger directed at Alex got tiring Still, you can t help but love her Just to tease you, I ll tell you her past hides a powerful secret.The story held my interest and the characters were wonderful, some even memorable If you love the real Scottish historical romances, I think you might like this one I recommend it.This was my first by Malcolm and I intend to readsee the trilogy below The story of Alex and Cameron continues in book 2.The Cameron trilogy The TamingRide Out the StormThe Daughters of Cameron

  8. says:

    Another one I read when I was around the 12 14 age range and absolutely loved Again, who knows if I d like it today, I really don t care It s all about the nostalgia.

  9. says:

    Hero of this book is a nightmare abuser who should have been strangled at birth, but this book was crazy addictive and if you read an old school book called The Taming, you pretty much know what you are going to get so I can t complain too much.

  10. says:

    I don t think me and the Highlands are ever meant to be I ve tried several but can never get into them Maybe it s all the cannaes and dinnaes This one had the temptation of being a bodice ripper but it didn t ever get going for me and became a DNF Yawn Ye ken me

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