Secrets To Seducing A Scot [NOOK Book]


Meet the Highland Knaves, an infamous clan of outcast Scots who live for justice, lust for freedom, and long for lovers bold enough to tame them...
Torn from a pampered life of luxury and thrust into...

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Meet the Highland Knaves, an infamous clan of outcast Scots who live for justice, lust for freedom, and long for lovers bold enough to tame them...
Torn from a pampered life of luxury and thrust into the midst of a Scottish revolution, Serena Marsh is shocked to meet the brutish man who has been assigned to protect her from the rebels trying to kill her—Malcolm Slayter, the most rugged, most dangerous, and most undeniably attractive man she's ever encountered...
Malcolm has no loyalties, no country, and no sense of propriety. Hired by her father, Malcolm agrees to protect the lovely lass for a fee. But when Serena challenges Malcolm's authority—and engages him in a risky flirtation—all bets are off. When the battle heats up, it's anyone's guess as to who's seducing whom...and who'll surrender first.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Serena Marsh is a typical Regency romance heroine: smart, sassy, and well-educated. Her society column, the "Rage Page," is a mainstay of the Town Crier. But when her father sweeps her off to mid-rebellion Scotland, what's she going to find to write about? Luckily for Serena, she meets a renegade Scotsman, Malcolm Slayter, whose dark past haunts him and makes him an outcast in a land where clan means everything. Plenty of snappy banter, steamy sex, and a wealth of historical detail, such as an Invergarry country fair where Malcolm can show off his caber-tossing skills as well as his shapely kilt-clad legs, make this a nice bridge between Regency and Highland historicals. (Sept.)
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“TOP PICK!  4 1/2 Stars!  Marcos brings her latest Highland Knaves book to life in a way that sends shivers of anticipation through readers. The depth of emotions, realistic characters, history and sensuality make her novels keepers.”

Romantic Times Book Reviews

"4 1/2 Stars!  SECRETS TO SEDUCING A SCOT has rocked my world!  A wonderful breath of fresh air in the highly saturated world of sexy Highlander historical romance.  Michelle Marcos most definitely knows her craft, her talent ultimately shining through her characters’ inner mettle, charisma, and heartfelt journeys.  A winning read from start to finish!

Romance Junkies

“Michelle Marcos expertly weaves history and romance in this exhilarating tale.  The action begins at the first page and flows effortlessly throughout the novel. Marcos weaves a Regency era romantic tale with witty banter, romance, action, and drama into one tightly bound package. For fans of the author, this book is not to be missed. For new fans such as myself, you will enjoy it. I recommend giving Michelle Marcos and SECRETS TO SEDUCING A SCOT a try!”

Romance Reviews Today

"Michelle Marcos is famous for her interesting and intriguing heroes and heroines and she definitely does not disappoint in this new release! The interplay between Malcolm and Serena is rapier sharp and fascinating. The story line is strong, filled with interesting secondary characters and unanticipated happenings. This is a treat Scottish romance lovers will not want to miss!”

Fresh Fiction

“4 1/4 Stars!  SECRETS TO SEDUCING A SCOT is an enthralling and adventurous Scottish romance. The characters are entertaining and the dialogue between Serena and Malcolm is razor sharp…the series promises to be a treat for fans of romantic tales filled with highlanders and lots of action.”

Night Owl Romance

“5 Stars!  Entertaining Highland Regency romance starring a strong support cast and a delightful pairing of seeming opposites who readers will root for.”

Harriet Klausner, #1 Reviewer

“This is Michelle Marcos’s gift—to pull every element in and keep you on the edge of your chair.”

The Reading Reviewer

“Seduced me from the very first page! Marcos is a masterful storyteller who brings the Regency period to vibrant life. Passionate and pleasurable!”


“When I want a great historical romance, I’ll reach for anything by Michelle Marcos!”

LISA KLEYPAS, bestselling author of MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429962575
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Series: Knaves of Scotland
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 484,602
  • File size: 304 KB

Meet the Author

MICHELLE MARCOS is a native of Miami, Florida. Having worked as both an English teacher and an actress, she writes romance to celebrate perfect love. Visit her on the Web at

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Secrets to Seducing a Scot
GOD, GIVE US MEN!GOD, give us men! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; 
Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office can not buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not lie; 
Men who can stand before a demagogue And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog In public duty, and in private thinking; 
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds, Their large professions and their little deeds, Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps, Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps. 
--JOSIAH Gilbert HOLLAND (1819-1881)Copyright © 2011 by Michelle Marcos.
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  • Posted July 28, 2011

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    We are given a name and presented with a title but do they forever brand us?

    During a tumultuous time in Scotland's history while it strives for freedom from England there are still individuals trying to continue on with their lives. One of those is Serena Marsh who loves London's life with its wonderful parties and the gossip that goes along with them. But Serena is drug away from all this when her father is appointed to the position of mediator between England and Scotland to try to avoid an uprising. He takes Serena with him to keep her safe, much to her displeasure and despite trying to talk him out of this move it still happens and Serena too quickly finds herself in Scotland, a country she considers primitive and guarded by a protector of all things.

    Malcolm Slayter is a man who has been cursed to live his life on the outside of any acknowledged clan due to decisions made by his family many years ago. He taught himself to survive disaster and serves now as the 1800's version of an expert bounty hunter. Malcolm believes this to be an easy assignment with this slip of a woman to watch over, but learns quickly that the role of Serena's protector is going to give him more pain than a hit to the head. She will not listen to his instructions, takes off as she pleases and will not sit still so that he can take care of her.

    When a wrong turn has Serena coming face-to-face with the force that will not be stopped she finally learns what the cost of this uprising is going to be, how critical her father is to finding a solution, and exactly how much Malcolm will do to keep her safe. While Serena knows how to control her independent ways she is not sure how to control her feelings toward Malcolm and if just one kiss from him is making her desire run rampant what will happen if she should touch him, should she dare do such a thing.

    Serena experiences complete fear when a life-altering event forces her to decide not when to act but how and her determination to correct this wrong pushes Malcolm to choose if is he on her side or not. Malcolm will fight for the woman he loves, the country that turned its back on him, the name he wants back and the family he lost found. These are tall orders indeed but Malcolm is not any man he is a Scot and they rule the alpha world of romance and Amen to that!

    This book is so much to take in because you have uprisings, romance, Scottish history and romance, wait I already said that, but it bears repeating for this book. When you read this book with the action, drama, and romance flowing so effortlessly you never feel confused or wondering what is going on. This is Michelle Marcos's gift - to pull every element in and keep you on the edge or you chair without a care to what you should be doing besides reading right now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011


    SECRETS TO SEDUCING A SCOT by Michelle Marcos is an interesting historical romance set in 1819 Scotland. Book 1 in the "Highland Knaves" series.In this story we meet the Highland Knaves,a clan of outcast Scots. Malcolm,is the Knave of Hearts,he has no clan,no clan name,is a mercenary for hire,watched as his family was murdered except for his twin sisters and his little brother.He and his three younger siblings was mercilessly branded on their hands "S" for "slaighteurs". Malcolm,mutilated,orphaned,terrifed and left for dead while his siblings were taken as captors to be given into servitude. Now he has no country and no loyalties. Serena Marsh,is a diamond in the tough,gently bred English lady,writes for a London newspaper"Rage Page",and lives a pampered life of luxury. Until, she is thrust into Scotland with her father,Earlington March, Ambassador to Scotland. They are thrust into rebels,uprising,threats to Serena,and treason.With a hreat to Sereana,her father hires Malcolm to keep her safe. But who will keep her safe from her attraction to Malcolm. There is a kidnapping,an excape,sweet sensuality,a bit of romance,danger,healin,lust for freedom,justice,and lovers who can tame each other. This is a fast paced story filled with sensual tension,turmoil of the Scottish land and the healing of a heart long ago broken. A great beginning of a wonderful Scottish series "Highland Knaves". "Secrets to Seducing a Scot" Is a great Scottish read that will appeal to all Scottish, historical,romance readers who enjoy sensual tension,and a delightful love story.Received from the publisher for review. Details can be found at St. Martin's Press and My Book Addiction Reviews.

    **COMING IN FEBURARY 2012 "Lessons in Loving a Laird"**

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011


    I can not agree with the others reviewers, I red others books a lot of better than this one. I had difficult to finish it, it was a little boring.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

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    This is an entertaining Highland Regency romance

    In 1819, the Prince Regent assigns Earlington Marsh as a diplomat whose mission is to settle the Scottish rebellion from turning into a war. Marsh decides his independent daughter Serena will accompany him so he can keep her safe. Serena prefers London where she writes the witty Rage Page column for the Town crier, but her dad says no.

    In Scotland Earlington retains mercenary Malcolm Slayer, whose family was massacred two decades ago which left him growing up without a clan, to protect his feisty offspring when rebels threaten her to get at the mediator. As the barbaric soldier of fortune and the cutting columnist fall in love, he is her only hope to rescue her abducted father from rebels.

    This is an entertaining Highland Regency romance starring a strong support cast and a delightful pairing of seemingly opposites who readers will root for a Wickedly Ever After ending. The story line is fast-paced whether the protagonists argue or kiss, and when they mount a rescue attempt or go to the fair. Sub-genre fans will enjoy the tale of Rage Page and the clan-less for hire warrior falling in love.

    Harriet Klausner

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