Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 6 March, 2015 by Amanda / 4 Comments

Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn {Amanda’s Review}Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
Series: Children of the Mist #2
one-half-stars
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Goodreads

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 the 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. When she learns the handsome stranger who captivated her so 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 truly love?

Probably should’ve been a DNF book.

My Thoughts on Seduced by a Highlander

You know those books you know you should stop reading, but for whatever reason don’t? Yeah. Seduced by a Highlander was one of those books for me. By the time I got into this audiobook, I was committed, especially since I wanted another book to add to my 2015 Goodreads challenges (because apparently I am that reader now), and audiobooks are easy.

I can’t say I was particularly seduced, though Tristan did have women fall all over him. His being a rogue was shown. And brought up repeatedly by Isobel. (REPEATEDLY.) I don’t have many complaints about Tristan (other than the overly experienced hero bit that’s getting boring). But Isobel.

Oh my word, Isobel. All I wanted to do was roll my eyes at her, the way she flip flopped between liking and hating Tristan. I get that their families were enemies, but… seriously. SERIOUSLY, WOMAN. Tristan couldn’t do ANYTHING without her second guessing his motives and assuming the worst of him. EVERY. TIME.

I actually quit listening to this for about a week because I couldn’t handle all the eye rolling. But eventually the reward of FINISHING A BOOK! and adding it to Goodreads won and I finished. I can’t say much about it was terribly surprising. In fact, it was rather predictable, considering. (Though maybe only predictable in the sense that I could clearly see how the novel would need to end before the characters could figure it out for themselves.)

There may have also been a sex scene that literally made me laugh out loud, and I’m quite sure that’s probably not the reaction you’re supposed to have during a sex scene. It read like some of the weird erotica Kelly and I have read, with his life seed and her womb.

I wasn’t so keen on the voices, either. The accents were fun, but the voice the narrator adopted for Isobel often made her sound like a nitwit. Which, maybe, created some of my problems with her. Poor Tristan.

one-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 3, Review: Amanda,

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4 Responses to “Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I’m so bummed Amanda! I saw the word “highlander” and got really excited because I love highlander books something fierce, and then you got talking about Isobel and all my enthusiasm waned. I’m not a fan of heroines who blow hot and cold like this, I just want to throttle them. Yes, I have the benefit of knowing this is a romance and that Tristan is the hero so she just needs to trust him already, but still. I will say I really want to read that sex scene now though ;-)
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