SEDUCED BY A HIGHLANDER by Paula Quinn
Seduced by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
Children of the Mist, book 2
Reviewed by Vanessa
Tristan MacGregor blames himself for the death of his uncle and he has for years now. Because of this, he seems very shallow. He has locked the man that he should have been behind the pain of the past, and he chose to just accept what is on offer rather than fight for anything. The MacGregors hold the Fergusons responsible for that death of the family member and, of course, they had sought vengeance against that clan. With their vengeance, they had inadvertently left children orphans and without a clan to call their own.
Isobel Ferguson and her six brothers were forced to grow up quickly after their father had been killed. Yet from the first moment that Isobel meets Tristan, they are drawn together, but neither of them knows their true identities. Once Tristan pieces it together, he resolves to avoid the lovely lady, but he can’t seem to stay away from her and soon she is awakening that man that was buried within his soul. Tristan wants to protect and help her and her family, and Isobel wants to guard the secret from the past rather than lose another member of her family. Can Isobel and Tristan bring an end to the hatred and pain from the past? Will Tristan even be able to get past Isobel’s defenses, or will he choose to give up because it’s too much effort?
Seduced by a Highlander showed that there are moments in life when the choices you make will decide your destiny and how things will play out.
Seduced by a Highlander had some incredibly poignant moments intertwined throughout the novel. One of which was Isobel’s heartbreaking speech when she describes her family’s hardships over the years because of her father’s death. The guilt that Tristan carried around wasn’t any less memorable, but he was really a youngster when it happened and it was a result of a youngster’s choices. Because of his past, Tristan opts not to fight, but to try and resolve issues with his cunning instead. However, after meeting Isobel, some of his ingrained teachings start to emerge.
Seduced by a Highlander was filled with some cleverly amusing dialogue and interaction between the characters that helped to bring the story to life. They can all right a wrong that was committed years ago by some hotheaded actions. Tristan and Isobel help to begin on that path of healing.
Seduced by a Highlander showed that both Isobel and Tristan had good reasons for being leery of each other—she of him because it was his clan’s fault that she was made an orphan, and he of her because he had already lost one loved on in the past and he doesn’t wish to feel vulnerable again by that emotion.
Seduced by a Highlander made me feel good that all the characters worked through the trauma from the past and that even with those incredible obstacles in their paths some characters covertly helped during the hard years.
I can’t help, but joyfully recommend Seduced by a Highlander. I was in the mood for a good highlander romance, and Paula Quinn doesn’t disappoint.