How to Seduce a Scot (Broadswords and Ballrooms) by Christy English
Overview by Amazon:
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 barbarians…no 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.
What could be better than a Scot who is hot for you?? I have to say that this was a very good book and the best part about it was a huge Highlander who braved the Sassenach to be with his lady.
The story is really clever and while I have read similar books before (the Highlanders come to London to find a bride/groom), Christy English makes this telling highly entertaining. The banter between the two lead characters, Catherine and Alex is hot and saucy. I loved how Alex always seemed to have scorching and blazing eyes on her. How could you resist?
Catherine doesn’t really resist, but it’s a tale of the heart versus the head. You know that old conundrum. What the head thinks it should do – what is prudent and cautious, is not what the heart wants. I really enjoyed the push and pull of this dilemma that Catherine goes through. It didn’t get repetitive or boring, because there was some steamy kisses in between the wavering.
Alex’s sister Mary Elizabeth had to be one of the best parts of this book. She is so vivacious and alive in the dull and boring drawing rooms. Her vivid conversations of fly fishing, hunting and sword play are not the talk of debutantes. At first I thought she may be touched in the head, but she is the best comedic relief!
This book is well conceived and executed. The characters are developed in pace with the story and I really liked the innuendos and dialogue bantered about. Alex is a hot Scot and it was such a thrill to witness the merry chase Catherine takes this bachelor on!