Friday, September 2, 2016

How to Seduce a Scot


Today's post is on How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English. It is the first in her Broadswords and Ballrooms series. It is 345 pages long and is published by Sourcebooks. The cover has the two main characters on it with the heroine looking at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes historical romances, humorous stories, and happy endings. There is mild language, sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close of the two main characters moving from one to the other. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- He's the terror of the ton...
The plan is simple:
1. Descend from the Highlands to face the aggravation of a London Season;
2. Foist his wild sister off on some gullible English lord;
3. Retreat before the ladies of the scandalized
ton can get any ideas.
Determined to see his hellion of a sister wed, Highlander Alexander Waters is willing to face anything—even the English. He just didn't expect his own rough manners to cause such a riot...or for a blooming English rose to catch his eye.
Gently bred Catherine Middlebrook must find a respectable man to marry or her family will be ruined. She won't allow herself to be distracted by Highland matter how her body may thrill whenever Alex is near.
Catherine wasn't part of the plan, but as their battle of wills escalates, Alex comes to realize this "proper" English girl is as wild as the Highlands themselves...and nothing will stop him from having her.

Review- A very sweet historical romance. The blurb makes it sound much racier than it really is. I liked both main characters but Mary Elizabeth was the best part of the book. She is just so much fun. She does not want to be married off to some English and she is going to go home and to her fishing. Catherine is a good heroine because she is not very stupid. She misunderstands some things but no more than Alex does. They are both mostly innocent when it comes to love and Catherine when it comes to the opposite sex at all. The little misunderstandings were funny not annoying. While I did not have many laugh out loud moments with this book I did have many grins and chuckles with it, so I had a very nice time with this book.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.