Blog Tour / Giveaway: Seduced by a Highlander by P. Quinn


Title: Seduced by a Highlander
Author: Paula Quinn
Published: September 1, 2010 by Forever
ISBN-10: 0446552372 |ISBN-13: 9780446552370
Pages: 352 pgs, Mass Market Paperback

Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group.

Synopsis:SINS THAT CAN'T BE FORGIVEN
Tristan MacGregor is famed throughout the Highlands as a silver-tonged seducer and an unrepentant rogue. Bold and charming, he's dallied with many women, yet none as mysterious as the lass he steals a kiss from at king's court. Little does he know this beauty is one of his clan's greatest enemies.

PASSION THAT CAN'T BE DENIED
Isobel Fergusson has despised the bloodthirsty MacGregors ever since they murdered her father. She's horrified to learn that the handsome stranger she kissed is of this clan. 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?

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

PASSION THAT CAN'T BE DENIED
Isobel Fergusson has despised the bloodthirsty MacGregors ever since they murdered her father. She's horrified to learn that the handsome stranger she kissed is of this clan. 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?


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REVIEW:
For the past ten years, Tristan MacGregor has felt responsible for the boyhood fight that sparked a feud between his family and the Fergussons; a fight where both families lost loved ones. He lost his uncle who he loved like a father and admired for his unwavering sense of honor. In retaliation, Callum MacGregor (Tristan’s father and chieftain of the MacGregor clan) killed Archibald Fergusson (chieftain of the Fergusson clan). And thus, the MacGregors and Fergussons became sworn enemies.

As a grown man, Tristan and his family visit England’s Whitehall Palace to celebrate the new king’s coronation. While visiting the palace, he meets a woman that enchants him with her simple yet alluring beauty. They spend the afternoon engaged in conversation and flirtatious glances. However, all too soon he learns that she is Isobel Fergusson, daughter of their enemy.

Isobel is enraged to learn that this insanely handsome, velvet-tongue rogue that nearly bewitched her with his smooth words and radiant smile comes from the family that is responsible for her family’s demise. She immediately vows to put Tristan MacGregor behind her and never think of him again. Oh, if only it were that easy!

Somehow, despite all of Isobel’s efforts to make Tristan understand how much she despises him and his family, he manages to creep into her life and into her heart. Tristan has never thought twice of the same woman, but he just can’t seem to let Isobel go. Not only does he physically ache for her like never before, but he wants to redeem his family in her eyes. The MacGregors are not the barbarians that she thinks they are and ten years has been long enough to hold to old grudges.

While visiting the Fergusson’s home, he is attacked by a devious eleven year old boy (Isobel’s youngest brother). Over the course of his recovery, he manages to win over almost all of Isobel’s brothers, but can he win over Isobel herself? Isobel’s resolve is indeed weakening but worse than falling in love with him, she fears he’ll discover a secret that she’s kept for ten years; a secret that can reignite the bloodshed all over again.

I really enjoyed this second installment of Paula Quinn’s Children of the Mist series. Once again, Quinn delivers a wonderful story of star-crossed lovers filled with romance, mystery and drama. Tristan and Isobel were entirely different from their predecessors in Ravished by a Highlander. Tristan was such a charmer and although he knew just how to wrap a woman around his finger, he had a deeply rooted sense of honor and honesty that made him even more lovable. Isobel was fiercely loyal to her family and would even risk her health to protect them. Both characters were incredibly stubborn which I found to be frustrating at times. Although Isobel’s hatred for Tristan’s family was understandable, I felt she was too hard on him most of the time. Conversely, Tristan was too persistent and it didn’t seem worth the fight. It wasn’t until they both conceded to their love that the cat and mouse game became worth it.

I also enjoyed getting reacquainted with the MacGregor family members that we met in the previous book as well as meeting the Fergusson men introduced in this book. appreciate the interesting and rich variety of characters that Quinn offers in this series as well as the authentic setting and language. She did a great job of making the distinction between classes and helping the reader to understand how very different life was during the middle ages. I look forward to reading the third installment involving Tristan’s fiery sister, Mairi and the highlander that got away.


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25 comments:

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