How to Seduce a Scot

How to Seduce a Scot

by Christy English
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How to Seduce a Scot 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Loved it! How is it that I've never read anything by Christy English before? By the time I got to the 75% mark, I'd already added her entire backlist to my TBR--and I absolutely cannot wait until book 2 in the series ( How to Wed a Warrior is out! Not to mention Mary Elizabeth's book.... (fingers crossed that it will be out soon:)) Heck, I even want to see "his Lordship of Love" find his HEA... I really enjoyed Ms. English's style of writing--she took us right into Catherine and Alex's heads. Alex's especially was so much fun--the way he referred to Catherine's mother as "Mrs. Angel" for the entire book (Catherine being the original "angel" of course) and his nicknames for Lord Farleigh, Catherine's other suitor, made me smile. "Lord Somebody-Or-Other", "Lord What's-It", "Lord Whose-It", "Lord MambyPamby", "Lord Loverboy" to name a few--just too funny! Underneath it all, though, he was such a great guy. There for his family, protective of Catherine, her mother and sister... "I thought you were apologizing," she said. "I was apologizing," he said, sounding like someone else altogether. "I am apologizing." Catherine felt his weakness as he leaned against her. It seemed he was fighting himself. No doubt he wanted to kiss her again, as much as she wished him to, if not more. For the first time in her life, she felt a heady sense of power. She was not the only one brought low by her obsession with him. It seemed that her hulking Highlander was just as obsessed with her. "Then why did you stop?" "I am reminding myself that I am a gentleman." Sigh. This quick, romantic, charming story is just what I needed to celebrate the end of the semester! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series. When Highlander Alexander Water come to London to find a husband for his sister, he never imagined that a proper English girl would catch his eye. But the minute he spots Catherine Middlebrook he is smitten. Catherine is in need of a rich, titled gentleman to marry so that her family's debts can be paid. She can not allow her attraction to Alex get in the way of restoring her family's fortunes. It seems as if their wants are interfering with their needs…can Catherine and Alex get them to align? I really enjoyed this story. I always love when the hero is dead set against something, in this case marriage and the English, yet when he finds the one for him, that all changes. I love a story that includes a Highland hero and an English heroine because with the animosity between the countries, it always adds an extra element of conflict that needs to be resolved. Alex doesn't want to be in England and he is very vocal about it. Even though his mother is English, he thinks there is no way that he would fall for an English woman. No one is more shocked than himself when he does. Catherine needs to marry a wealthy English lord so that her family can pay off their debts. Her mother is spending money that they don't have, so when she finds a lord that seems intent on courting her, she doesn't want him to get away…even if it means that she is not following her heart. Good intentions can sometimes lead us astray… Mary Elizabeth and Robert, Alex's sister and brother, are great additions to this story and I can't wait for their stories to be told. Robert's story, How to Wed a Warrior, is next and it comes out in February. I have to admit that I've already read it and it is also a great read!! Look for my review in a few months! Thanks go out to Sourcebooks via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it very much. Alex Waters has come to London with his brother Robert and sister Mary Elizabeth to find a husband for Mary. Mary makes friends with Catherine Middlebrook a shy girl from the country trying to find a wealthy husband to care for her mother and younger sister. Alex has no intentions of marrying anyone, especially an English girl. So of course, he falls in love with her. Complications arrive and I do not write plot spoilers so read the book. I think you'll like it. My only complaint, and it was short lived, was that Catherine was so unsure of what to do and made mistakes. But, when I remembered her age and having lived in the country it made more sense to me. The secondary characters are fun and interesting. I will be reading their stories. I received an ARC from Net Galley for an honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
How to Seduce a Scot was a cute, in a mature audience kind of way, highland romance. Catherine needs to marry well to save her family from a very bad financial situation. Bottom line, she needs a husband and she needs to find him fast. Alexander Waters is attending the season with his younger sister, Mary Elizabeth. Catherine and Mary Elizabeth become friends. Mary Elizabeth is not keen on finding a husband or even attending the season but she trudges along, not hiding under the regular social civilities. Catherine has captured the eye of Lord Farleigh but she has also caught the attention Alex. Lord Farleigh offers her the stability she’s looking for but no chemistry. Alex quickly steals her heart…unfortunately, Alex isn’t looking to be tide down by a wife. This is a very slow building romance. There is chemistry but you just didn’t feel the passion. Enjoyable but nothing that jumps out to make it more than a very nice romance… and that is exactly what it was… a very nice and easy romance. I received this ARC copy of How to Seduce a Scot from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for a honest review.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English Book One of the Broadswords and Ballrooms series Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication Date: December 1, 2015 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): 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 I Liked: My rating is really 3.5 stars, more positive than it appears. I thought this book was cute! But maybe my expectations were too high. I LOVE Scottish romances - the Highlanders are special type of hunky, alpha males. But there were some things in this book that didn't quite work for me, and I didn't love this book as much as I'd wanted. Still, I think I'll be reading the next book (which I just got this week!). Catherine Middlebrook needs to spend her one and only Season finding a husband - a rich one, at that. Her mother has spent all of the family's money, so Catherine and her twelve-year-old sister have to look out for her and themselves. They don't even have enough money for Catherine's first Season, so she better make the most of it. She's caught the eye of Lord Farleigh, who is kind and a lord, but he has nothing on the heat and intensity of the rich Scot, Alexander Waters. Alex and his older brother Robert have brought their little sister, Mary Elizabeth, to London to find her a husband. But it might not be the young Scot girl that will get married... This book is so cute - if I were to describe it in one word, it would be "cute". It has a different tone than most other historical romance novels that I'm used to reading. While we are well aware of Catherine's plight and worry (in terms of her family's financial situation), we can't help but giggle at all the encounters between Alex and Catherine. They become interested in each other practically on spot, which surprises them both. Alex has no interest in the English, and Catherine has no interest in anyone who isn't a rich lord (the debts must be paid!). Mary Elizabeth and Catherine become friends after the first ball at the beginning of the book, which is how Catherine and Alex are able to interact and get to know each other. Alex is actually a sweetheart and a gentleman, and Catherine is innocent and sweet, but she does not want to tangle with him because she has Lord Farleigh's interest, and she needs to marry - and marry well. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
My feelings on How To Seduce A Scot were all over the place. There were areas that had me in stitches. Alexander's approach to finding his sister a mate is priceless. His opinions on handling matchmaking mamas, marriage minded ladies and London society in general was chauvinistic. Where the problems came in for me is that some of the characters could have been probed into more deeply. I also thought that the momentum of the story itself was not very steady. The main characters: Catherine and Alexander were likable but I do not think that there match was a love one. I received an ARC of How to Seduce a Scot in exchange for an honest review. This novel is the first I have read by Ms. English and I found the story to be delightful.