Friday, September 3, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn

Title: Seduced by a Highlander
Series: Children of the Mist #2
Author: Paula Quinn
Available: Now
Number of Pages: 384
Reading Level: Adult

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Description from publisher:

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.

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 thoughts:

Isobel Fergusson and Tristan MacGregor meet while in England, unaware that they are members of rival families. When last names are disclosed, Isobel is angry she let a MacGregor get close to her. Tristan, who is used to getting any woman he wants, finds his thoughts constantly preoccupied by Isobel even after she tells him he doesn’t have a chance. Being a man who never back down from a challenge he sets out to win her over. 

I loved this one even more than the first. I fell victim to Tristan’s charms like so many ladies in the book. He is uber dreamy! Isobel was a strong and fiery character. I loved how she was able to resist Tristan’s advances, and put him in his place with a snarky retort. I don’t think I would have been strong enough ;) Her dedication to her family was also a huge plus for me. Instead of falling apart when orphaned, she set out to make a good life for her brothers. Even when faced with a forbidden love and the risk of family secrets being discovered, she remains strong, and thinks of her family responsibilities first. She is a truly admirable character. I loved the scenes involving her younger siblings and Tristan. Several times I couldn’t help but to laugh out loud.

One of my favorite things about Paula Quinn’s writing is that she is able to include steamy scenes without it becoming the main focus of the plot. The courtship and falling in love is the main element, and the hot bedroom scenes come after. I can’t wait for more! While I recommend reading this series in order, it can easily be read as a standalone. If you want a romance novel that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy this is the book for you!

Paula Quinn on the web:

Fun Extras:

“I Didn’t Choose to Write Scotland, Scotland Chose Me”

I also have 5 copies of Seduced by a Highlander up for grabs thanks to Anna with Hachette Book Group.

Open to residents of the U.S & Canada
No P.O Boxes please
Book ships directly from publisher
Leave a comment to enter.
Ends @11:59 PM on 9/19

*Received from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my review.


  1. This book looks so good! I am so looking forward to reading it!

  2. This is a wonderful series! Please count me in!!!!! How can you have one highlander and not the other one... lol! So... Please.. count me in!

  3. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Thank you for including me. =)
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  5. I'm collecting the series and would love this one too!

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  6. I have been so anxious to read this book! Crossing my fingers that I win!
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  7. This is #1 on my To-Read list! I can't wait!
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  8. I haven't read any from this series yet, would love to read this one. Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  11. This sounds like a good book. I love those names--Tristan and Isobel. Thanks for the contest.

  12. My family ancestry is Scottish!

  13. Sounds great.
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  14. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  15. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! :D

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I'm collecting the series and would love this one too! Thank you for a great giveaway!!!

  19. This book sounds good. I have been wanting to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  20. Would love to win this book!

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  21. I have enjoyed other Paula Quinn Highlander books, and I am looking forward to reading this one. It sounds great!
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  22. I would love to read Seduced by a Highlander :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  23. I love Highlander books. Thank you for this giveaway!

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