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Tour: 5. Seduced by a Rogue by Amanda Scott...

January 12, 2010

FTC Disclosure: My ARC of Seduced by a Rogue was provided by Hachette Book Group for this blog tour. I am an IndieBound and Amazon affiliate, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

About Amanda Scott:
Amanda Scott, best-selling author and winner of the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion and The Romantic Times' awards for Best Regency Author and Best Sensual Regency, began writing on a dare from her husband. She has sold every manuscript she has written. More than twenty-five of her books are set in the English Regency period (1810-1820), others are set in fifteenth-century England and sixteenth-and eighteenth-century Scotland. Three are contemporary romances. Amanda lives with her husband and son in northern California.

seduced by a rogueAbout the book:
A fair-haired beauty at 19, Lady Mairi is heiress apparent to her father Lord Dunwythie's rich barony. He has carefully taught her how to manage their estates, but a feud between his clan and the Maxwell clan is brewing as the two families edge toward a clan war - their dispute over money owed. Mairi's father believes he owes nothing, and of course Mairi sides with him.

When the impulsive and blue-eyed Rob Maxwell chances to meet Mairi in a barley field, they feel instant attraction, despite their families' antagonisms. Knowing he must put his clan first, Rob enacts a plan to force Dunwythie to pay his debt: Rob kidnaps Mairi, making the abduction appear the work of a stranger; then he and his sheriff-brother offer to help Dunwythis rescue his daughter IF, and only if, he will pay them the monies due. Yet after Rob captures Mairi's body, she captures his heart. When Dunwythie summons the aid of the most powerful clan in all Scotland (the Douglases), clan-tensions rise to a fever pitch. Love takes its own feverish course, as Mairi and Rob join forces to prevent a clash between hot-headed clans, and to protect their budding love.
drey's thoughts:
Ok. I read and reviewed Amanda Scott's Tamed by a Laird last year, and enjoyed the story, so when Seduced by a Rogue showed up on the radar, I signed up for a review copy. And after reading the book, I wish I could say I enjoyed it as much as I did the predecessor... But I thought Seduced by a Rogue, while having pretty interesting characters, was a little more heavy on description and light on action.

Robert Maxwell has younger-brother identity issues, which I guess makes him a little more sympathetic to readers, but I thought he was acting like a brat at times (which his grandmother called him on, too). Kidnapping Mairi was an impulsive action, even if he was planning something kinda like it. And then he's trying to keep her hidden from his people, to not ruin her reputation... Um, you think you might have considered that before you picked her up and threw her in the boat?

Anyway. Mairi is pretty cool, and was strong and level-headed. I liked Gibby, and Robert's grandmother, as little as she showed up. However, they still didn't make up for the slow pace of the story in my opinion. All of the interaction between Robert and his brother ate up quite a few pages that could've been used for more Robert-Mairi storyline.

But don't let my opinion sway you, give it a try for yourself! Keep reading to find out how...

drey's rating: OK

Title: Seduced by a Rogue
Author: Amanda Scott
ISBN-13: 9780446541343
Paperback: 375 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon

Challenges: 100+, Pub

It's a lucky day for you romance fans! Thanks to Hachette, I have up to 5 copies (every 10 people entered gets another copy in the hat!) for y'all, so come one, come all! Let no one be left behind, lol...

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Anonymous said...

I love highlander's they have a very strong disposition : )

Sheila Deeth said...

I liked Tamed by a Laird too. Thanks for the helpful review.

And highlander romances? I went on vacation to the highlands as a teenager - fell in love with the scenery, so I'm bound to fall for the romances.

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