Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seduced By A Highlander By Paula Quinn Blog Tour

Seduced by a Highlander   
       Mass Market Paperback 384 pgs.
       Publisher : Forever (Aug 31,2010)
      Written by: Paula Quinn
       ISBN-10: 0446552372
       ISBN-13: 978-0446552370




Product Description from the back of the book:

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?

My take on this book:

Tristian MacGregor blames himself for his uncle's death, fighting with  Alex Fergusson brought the wrath  Alex' father to their door to exact revenge for the fight, when Tristian's uncle Robert Campbell is killed during the mele it starts a clan feud.
Fast forward ten years Tristian finds himself in England attending court for a new kings coronation where  he meets a beautiful young lady whom captivates him to the point of obsession. When he realizes that she is Isobel Fergusson, the daughter of the man who had killed his uncle he knows he should just walk away and be done with it, but he is drawn to her in a way that leaves him longing only for her!

When Isobel meets a dashing young highlander at court she is immediately drawn to his dashing good looks and his charming ways, but once she realizes he is a MacGregor, the clan who murdered her father, she wants nothing to do with him, the only problem is she can't forget his kisses !

I loved this story, the main characters are a great, Tristan  is an honorable man who isn't afraid to go after what he wants. Isobel hasn't had an easy life after her parents died she had to step in and take care of her younger brothers. I felt myself really wanting something better for Isobel, and I felt like that something better was Tristan. This was a romance novel in every sense of the word, I would have to say I loved the humor woven into this story. My favorite parts of the story were when Isobel's brothers pulled the little shenanigans when Tristan first arrived at their home, the vivid descriptions of the things that went on were really funny.
I also enjoyed how Tristan stood with Isobel's brothers when another clan came to burn their crop and later he showed them how to fight with swords. Over and over we were shown what a great guy  he was.
I really think it might have been easier to write what I didn't like about this book because that would have been nothing, I enjoyed every aspect of this story and if you are a fan of historical highland romances then you wont want to miss this book!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I was the kid in school who raced to get to English class, especially on Poetry day. There just wasn't anything better than standing in the front of an audience and reading moving prose. Of course, Sister Mary Elizabeth didn't consider Bad Company lyrics stunning verse, but I made sure to toss some Edgar Allen Poe into the pot for balance. The true thrill came from reading my own work. I still have every journal, and there were many, stashed away in my closet, each page filled with my careful script, i's dotted with hearts.

I typed my very first novel on an Adam computer. Yes, that's Adam, not Apple. A paranormal romance (the first one of it's kind in the early eighties) but no one was interested, much to my shock and amazement. Will I admit it was a cheesy novel? Never! I still have it, dot matrix as black as the day it was first printed up.

Putting away my trusty Adam, I went on to bigger and better things, like marrying my childhood sweetheart and having three children. But I once read that authors don't choose to write; writing chooses them, and there were an endless store of characters in my head to prove it. So we traded in the Adam for an Apple. I promised my husband that I wouldn't be gone long, and off to Camelot I went. Most of me returned home, but there's a part that remained in the medieval world of knights, castles, and chivalry. I've since brought my family there and they love it as much as I do, although I suspect my husband was a crusader knight long before I envisioned him in a red cross tabard. But that's another story entirely. I think I'll write it in pen and dot my I's with hearts.
I'm a disgustingly sappy romantic moved by music, beautiful words, and the sight of a really nice pen. I live in Manhattan with my knight in shining armor. We have three beautiful children, two dogs and too many reptiles to count. I love to read romance and science fiction and have been writing since I was eleven. I'm a faithful believer in God and thank Him daily for all the blessings in my life. I love all things medieval, but it’s my love for Scotland that pulls at my heartstrings.


7 comments:

  1. I really want to read this book. Its been all over the place and it sounds so good.

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  4. Oh it sounds like a good one... I have got to make more time to read!

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  6. I loved this book!! Especially Tristan!! I liked how you said it would be easier to say what you didn't like-nothing!! :) Great review!!

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am following you back from Friday Follows.

    I read the first two books of Paula's and liked them quite a bit, but I felt something was missing them. I planned on giving up, but I think I will read the book about Tristan!

    Thank you for writing the review!

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