Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

Review: Seduced by A Scot | Highland Grooms Series by Julia London

SEDUCEDBYASCOTThere’s no matchmaking an unruly heart

When a prominent Scottish family faces a major scandal weeks before their daughter’s wedding, they turn in desperation to the enigmatic fixer for the aristocracy, Nichol Bain. Remarkably skilled at making high-profile problems go away, Nichol understands the issue immediately. The family’s raven-haired ward, Maura Darby, has caught the wandering eye—and rather untoward advances—of the groom.

Nichol assuredly escorts Maura toward his proposed solution: an aging bachelor for her to marry. But rebellious Maura has no interest in marrying a stranger, especially when her handsome traveling companion has captivated her so completely. Thankfully, Nichol loves a challenge, but traveling with the bold and brash Maura has him viewing her as far more than somebody’s problem. Which raises a much bigger issue—how can he possibly elude disaster when the heart of the problem is his own?

5 stars

Romance | Adult Fiction | Historical 

***Received a gifted copy during a Blog Tour with TLCBookTours in exchange for an honest review***

Holy moly, fried chicken nuggets that was amazing! I mean, amazing! I love a good historical fiction, especially in the romance world. It is something about the world the author creates, whether a little off, a smidge more, or even rather captivates the essence of that time frame, historical fiction is one of my favorites. Seduced by a Scot really had me just with the synopsis, I drool for that forbidden, unwanted attraction because it just makes the drama and connections that much more juicy.

Jumping right in, I will admit when I saw this, I knew it was a series but I found out that it can be read strictly as a standalone without spoilage on other books within the series, so that did not deter me from diving in head first in book six without reading the others. Though now that I fell head over heels in love with this one, I have to go back and read them all anyways! 

The main characters for me in Seduced by a Scot were amazing. I absolutely loved Maura and Nichol. Maura was just a flipping spitfire, she was witty, intelligent and for all reason very much dominant personality, there was zero inferiority in her step. As a matter of fact, even when she was being punished by Mrs. Garbett (evil step mother who really isn’t a step mother but I will dub her this) in front of an incident which Maura clearly was not the root cause off, Maura was still very much defiant. She held her ground, even when being told she was in the wrong, I seriously loved her spunk. Nichol on the other hand just made me drool. I liked his personality from the moment he entered the storyline. He had this charismatic presence, an understanding in his manor of attitude and just a mutual respect for Maura that really shined through the pages with his personality. 

And speaking of Maura and Nichol together – whew. Between their relentless banter, Maura’s ability to completely dictate the conversation in her passionate rants while Nichol sits there waiting, honestly just perfection. Though there was an attraction based right off the front of their meeting, it wasn’t even really until their interactions became more and more developed between their traveling shenanigans to their actual dialogue did you really start feeling the connection growing. It is one of the many historical romances I can honestly say that the romance build wasn’t rushed, it was very much beautifully paced, believable and utterly captivating. 

Putting even Maura and Nichol aside, I really enjoyed both the drama, surrounding events and the secondary characters. They really had a great additive to the story that did not once overshadow the main romance of the main characters but also didn’t get overlooked enough to create definite plot holes in the build of the story itself. 

It was just a really great, beautiful romance read, one that really took me in a choke hold. Once I got started I could not put this down! Julia London has a new stalker and I promise you this weekend I am finding as many books as I can of hers and binge buying them all!! MUST HAVE MORE. 

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