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Book Cover Ash’s review of Secrets to Seducing a Scot (Highland Knaves, Book 1) by Michelle Marcos
Historical Romance published by St. Martins 02 Aug 11

This will be a short review because I feel like there isn’t much to say. It’s an okay story about okay characters.

The romance aspect is really lackluster. There is no tension or build up, Serena and Malcolm just slowly end up wanting to be together with hardly any conflict. I suppose for people who prefer the sweet and light romances this would work, but I am definitely not one of those people. I want to read a love story that gives me butterflies, and Secrets to Seducing a Scot gave me drowsiness.

The little conflict there is has to do with Scotland revolting against England. It’s basically a bunch of angry Scotsman getting riled up and saying they will do something, but by the time anything happens in the story, I was already bored. Every time I put the book down I forgot it, it doesn’t stand out in any way.

If I had to describe it in one word it would be boring. I kept waiting for action or passion, and Secrets to Seducing a Scot never delivered what I was looking for.

Ashs iconGrade: D+


Meet the Highland Knaves, an infamous clan of outcast Scots who live for justice, lust for freedom, and long for lovers bold enough to tame them…


Torn from a pampered life of luxury and thrust into the midst of a Scottish revolution, Serena Marsh is shocked to meet the brutish man who has been assigned to protect her from the rebels trying to kill her—Malcolm Slayter, the most rugged, most dangerous, and most undeniably attractive man she’s ever encountered…


Malcolm has no loyalties, no country, and no sense of propriety. Hired by her father, Malcolm agrees to protect the lovely lass for a fee. But when Serena challenges Malcolm’s authority—and engages him in a risky flirtation—all bets are off. When the battle heats up, it’s anyone’s guess as to who’s seducing whom…and who’ll surrender first.

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