Jennifer Ashley : The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Mackenzies/McBride Series #5)
Back Blurb :
properly Improper, And Daring To Love. . .
Juliana St. John was raised to be very proper. After a long engagement, her wedding day dawns – only for Juliana to find herself jilted at the altar.
Fleeing the mocking crowd, she stumbles upon Elliot McBride, the tall, passionate Scot who was her first love. His teasing manner gives her an idea, and she asks Elliot to save her from an uncertain future – by marrying her.
After escaping brutal imprisonment, Elliot has returned to Scotland a vastly wealthy yet tormented man. Now Juliana has her hands full restoring his half-ruined Manor in the Scottish Highlands and trying to repair the broken heart of a man some call irredeemably mad. And though she is both beautiful and spirited, Juliana wonders if that will be another to win a second chance at love. . .
My View :
Oh how much do I love this series? and I am ashamed to say that I have only just started reading it, if it wasn’t for some fantastic fellow bloggers such as Carol at Rakes and Rascals, Shivalika at The Whimsey Journals and Lyndsey at Kilts and Swords I don’t think I would have come across this magnificent series, and now that I have been introduced to the Mackenzies and the McBrides I personally think that it is a crime not to read these book’s and get to know these brilliant characters.
The Seductions Of Elliot McBride is every thing that we would come to expect from this series and from Jennifer Ashley we have the brilliant Mackenzie brothers to fawn over and the equally brilliant McBrides. Elliot is such a great character he is so complex and tormented from what he has been through and your heart goes out to him as he struggles through day to day trying to regain his life and regain the peace and normalcy that he tortured soal craves for.
The relationship between Elliot and Juliana is hot and furious and every bit as loving and tender that we would expect from Ashleys heroes and heroines, the way Juliana brings Elliot back from his own tortured mind is so beautiful to read, at times these two brilliant character’s are just so beautifully written that you do feel that you are eavesdropping into very private lives.
“I love you, my wife.” he let his voice go soft. “Tha gaol agam ort.”
A smile spread across her face. “Is that what that means? I love?”
“Then. . .Tha gaol agam ort. Did I say it correctly?”
Hearing the words, in beautiful Gaelic, while she lay under him in bed was undoubtedly the best of all.
“Ye did lass. Tha gaol agam ort-fhein. I love you too.” He kissed the line of her hair. “Thank you.”
“Mmm. For what? Letting you teach me Gaelic?”
“For all of it.”
Juliana knew what he meant. Elliot loved that he didn’t have to explain himself all the time to her. She understood.
Julian touched the tip of his nose, and gave him her most beautiful, warm, and loving smile. “In that case,my love, my bonny husband. . .Your welcome.”
I really cannot do this series justice, it is incredible and the more I get to know the McBrides and the Mackenzies the more I want to know them, they really are some of the best characters around.
I know I said before that my all time favorite character from this series is an Mackenzie but I have to say that Elliot is right up there even with Ian. I absolutely adore Elliot, Jennifer Ashley has once again created this character that you want to put your arms around and hold tight.
I am as always in complete awe of Jennifer Ashley, she continues to amaze us over and over again with her incredible work and The Seduction of Elliot McBride is really no exception.