Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn

From the author's website:
Book#2 in the Children of the Mist series
His kiss is her undoing...

Tristan MacGregor is famed throughout the Highlands as a silver-tongued seducer and an unrepentant rogue. Bold and charming, he’s dallied with many women, yet none as beguiling and mysterious as the lass he steals a kiss from at the king’s court. Little does he know this beauty is one of his clan’s greatest enemies. br>

Isobel Fergusson has despised the bloodthirsty MacGregors ever since they murdered her father. When she learns the handsome stranger who melted her resistance is a MacGregor, she vows to forget him. But Tristan means to possess her at any cost and Isobel’s body turns traitor at his touch. Can a man she’s sworn to hate be the only one she can ever love?


I had not read Ms. Quinn's first book in this series, Ravished by a Highlander, but when the opportunity arose to read the 2nd book in the series, Seduced by a Highlander, I jumped on it!

10 years ago, young Tristan MacGregor got into a fight with young Alex Fegusson. It spiraled out of control and when the dust cleared, Tristan's favorite uncle was dead, and Alex's widowed father was dead too - leaving his older brother Patrick as leader of the Fergusson clan. Patrick and Isobel were still children themselves, and had to take care of their 5 younger brothers, leaving them susceptable to raids from stronger clans nearby. The bitterness between the MacGregors and Fergussons was deep and strong.

I am a sucker for handsome, rogue-ish Highlanders. The kilts, the speech, the stubborn perseverance...I love it all. I liked Tristan, very much. He was a sympathetic hero - I don't know if you could call him a Beta hero or not - he knew how to fight and was good at it, but he preferred to convince you to see his way of things instead of beating you until you give in. His father and brothers were more prone to get their way by fighting, Tristan was more like his dead uncle.

Isobel was a terrific heroine - spunky, opinionated, fiercely loyal to her family. She was a hard worker and cared for her brothers very much.

I was captured from Isobel and Tristan's first meeting. The back-and-forth between them was lively and engaging. When Tristan goes to Isobel's home to try to set things right - hilarity ensues. Isobel's brothers were very funny, as was Tristan's reaction to them. I've said before I don't like kids in my romance stories but these kids were funny.

I really, really enjoyed this book - the end was a bit abrubt, I would have liked a bit more detail, but other than that it was a sweet story.

My rating:

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Sounds great, I am counting down the days to read this one as well! Who can resist roguish hero!

  2. I have this one! Can't wait to read!

  3. I do love highlanders, they make my heart beat faster every time ;)

  4. My favorite aspect of Highland romance books are the accents.

    Why can't my hubs give in and wear a kilt?! Gah he is so high maintenance!

  5. I do love me some Highlander... this one is going in the TBR pile.
    Great review!

  6. I've been meaning to read this author for awhile now. You can never go wrong with highlanders!

  7. Oh a Highlander with a silver tongue! Irresistable! So is the enemies turning lovers theme. :)

  8. Marissa: Yup, I love roughish heroes!

    JA: I hope you enjoy it - for whatever reason I didn't picture you as a fan of historicals :)

    Chris: Yes, kilts - that says it all!

    Blodeuedd: I'm a sucker for the highlanders, I can't help it!

    Smokinhotbooks: I can't do accents, and sadly, I can't imagine them in my head either - but I love hearing them when I get a chance :)

    Danielle: It was very cute :)

    Buckeye Girl: I'd been seeing her name around too and I'm glad I picked this one up.

    Janna: You're so right!