Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Spotlight Tour: How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English (Review + Giveaway)

How to Seduce a Scot, the first book in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series by Christy English goes live today!


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.

Exclusive Snippet:

Her lips on his were like a bolt of lightning.

Alex had never been struck by lightning, for he still lived to walk the earth, but he had seen a tree that had been split in two by a blast from above. Now, he knew what that tree felt like. A fanciful piece of his mind thought of that tree as his angel kissed him. His life was now like that tree, divided into two parts: before she kissed him, and after.

Her lips were soft, and warm, and more than willing. He tried in the first few moments to remember that he was a gentleman, that he was sworn to protect this girl, even from her own folly. But as she pressed her sweet, round breasts against his chest, winding her fingers into the long dark of his hair, drawing the ribbon out of it, he found that he forgot his oath. He had forgotten every oath he had ever taken, every breath he had taken before that moment. There was only that girl, and her soft sweetness in his arms.

About the Author:

Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in North Carolina.

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

How to Seduce a Scot was another one of those books that I decided to read based on the pretty cover alone again and judging a book by it's cover really worked out for me. This book was an absolutely amazing historical romance.

Catherine and Alex's story was such a cute, sweet, and funny read. I honestly couldn't get enough of these characters. Alex was pretty much exactly what you would expect from a Scottish hero in a historical romance novel but Catherine, the heroine, really surprised me. I was expecting her to be just a women obsessed with her reputation in society but she was so much more than that. I mean, yes, she was focused on finding herself a husband that would make sure her family didn't lose absolutely everything with her father dead but she had real problems and responsibilities and the way she dealt with them made me really respect her character. But, while, I loved Catherine, she did make some decisions that really made me want to smack her. I won't go into them because I don't want to spoil the book too much but let's just say that I'm incredibly happy that Alex realized that he was in love with Catherine and ran after her before she could do something really stupid.

Anywho, the highlight of this book for me was the Waters family in general especially Mary Elizabeth. Her character was just the best and she almost managed upstage the main couple with her antics. While the Waters family was a high point for me in this book, Catherine's family was an annoyance. Not so much her sister because she a little girl, but her mother. She wasn't sinister or anything but she was just so useless and causing more problems for Catherine to fix and I can't stand parents like that. Although, she did get better by the end.

Overall, I really loved this book. Alex and Catherine's love story really doesn't disappoint. It was so much fun to read and I highly recommend it to any lovers of historical romance.

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