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My Seduction: The Rose Hunters Trilogy

by Connie Brockway

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It was fine, a little too predictable and not at amusing as some of her others. But I'd read #2, figured I should read #1. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
Not as good as the other Connie Brockway's I've read. Where was her trademark humor and snappy repartee? Plus, it didn't really get good until half way through the book. Somewhat of a disappointment, hero lacked development as well as heroine, never got inside their heads enough to care about them - what happened?

http://ktleyed.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-seduction-by-connie-brockway.html ( )
  ktleyed | Aug 5, 2011 |
This is the story of Christian "Kit" MacNeill, a Scottish soldier, and the woman he's sworn to protect, Kate Blackburn. These characters were very well written, and the romance between them was very moving. It's been a while since I've read a book by Connie Brockway, and I'd forgotten how good she is at spinning a story and pulling you into the strong emotions and dramatic events of her books - My Seduction is no exception. I can't say this is one of my favorites by her, simply because the plot is a bit out there - I don't want to give anything away but the revelation of the bad guy and the dastardly deeds he's wrought throughout the book could have come out of the wildest of melodramas, complete with buried treasure. It seemed a bit disjointed to me, as if maybe she was trying to pack in too much at the end of the book, and wrapped it up too quickly. But then again, if you just go with it, such intrigues can make for an exciting story.

I far preferred the first half, during which Kit and Kate have to journey across the Scottish moors. The unfolding of their relationship during this episode was very compelling and tender, each coming to know the other but resisting because, of course, there has to be something holding them apart. Even though that's common enough in romances, here, fortunately, there are reasons, and they make sense.

A big aspect of the book and Kit's character is his desire for revenge - he and his three friends were betrayed during the French Revolution, at the cost of the life of one of their number, and he is tortured and driven by the need to find out who betrayed them and exact vengeance. Kit is a great character - kind of intimidating, definitely violent, but completely at Kate's command because he's in debt to her departed father. You'll have to read the book to find out the particulars of the circumstances that bind these two together.

Kate is equally as interesting and sympathetic as Kit. She is used to living a certain lifestyle, one of luxury and wealth, and with the death of her father she's been taken over by the desperation bred of poverty. Her actions are all very understandable, and she's fully three-dimensional. Like I said, loved the first half, not so much the second. Despite the deus ex machina conclusion, it was overall a great book, romantic in every sense of the word. ( )
  theshadowknows | Dec 19, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743463226, Mass Market Paperback)

Connie Brockway sweeps readers back to the rough beauty of Regency-era Scotland and into the scintillating, passionate, and surprising love story of a mysterious Highlander and the woman he is pledged to protect.

Desperate to keep her two sisters and herself from the poorhouse, Kate Nash Blackburn embarks upon a journey to northern Scotland, where she hopes to gain the gratitude and patronage of a wealthy marquis. When fate maroons her at a tavern full of ruffians, a brawny Highland soldier comes to her rescue. It's Kit MacNeill, the man whose pledge to her family has haunted her for years. When he offers to escort Kate through the treacherous Highlands to Castle Parnell, she accepts even though her instincts warn her against trusting this rough and dangerous man. But soon Kate is startled by the Highlander's cultured speech and courtly manners. Who is this man of contradictions, shaped by a shadowy past, who fiercely wards off an attempt on her life, whose broad shoulders beckon her touch, and in whose arms she comes fully alive?

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Desperate to save her family from the poorhouse, Kate Nash Blackburn journeys to northern Scotland to enlist the aid of a wealthy marquis, only to run afoul of some ruffians, from whom she is rescued by Highland warrior Kit MacNeill.

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