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The Seduction of Elliot McBride | [Jennifer Ashley]

The Seduction of Elliot McBride

USA Today best-selling author and RITA Award winner Jennifer Ashley pens heart-pounding tales that keep listeners spellbound with torrid romance and finely crafted intrigue. Juliana St. John faces the ultimate mortification when she's stood up on her wedding day. But then fate places her face-to-face with her first love, Elliot McBride, and she finds herself falling for her half-mad former paramour.
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author and RITA Award winner Jennifer Ashley pens heart-pounding tales that keep listeners spellbound with torrid romance and finely crafted intrigue.

Juliana St. John faces the ultimate mortification when she's stood up on her wedding day. But then fate places her face-to-face with her first love, Elliot McBride, and she finds herself falling for her half-mad former paramour.

©2012 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Recorded Books

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"Ashley simply has a gift with her storytelling.... " (Night Owl Reviews)

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-11-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-11-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "I lost interest..."

    I wanted to like this book because I like the author's style and the narrator is very good. But unfortunately About two thirds of the book in I lost interest completely. There was no conflict at all. It was just pretty monotonous. The hero is an ex soldier dealing with PTSD. The heroine was stood up at the altar. The hero happened to be there and in a very casual conversation decided to marry her. The story was hot but nothing interesting happened. I guess it was missing the Mackenzie spice of the previous books. I'm returning this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-25-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "5 STARS - 5 WORDS LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK"

    Although Audible hasn't listed it yet this is book 5 of The Highland Pleasures series and phew ..... what a book it was.

    You have a very damaged Highlander - in walks Elliot who was mentally and physically tortured in India and who has returned home to the Highlands to try to stop the wedding of his childhood sweetheart however he is barely but desperately clinging on to his sanity. Juliana is about to be married but her heart has really always belonged to her childhood sweetheart Elliot - then fate steps in and gives the two another chance.

    If you're a historical romance lover then this book will move you, excite you, sadden you, thrill you .... but above all, in the end it will give you that 'Ahhhhhhhh' feeling that comes after finishing a book that has ticked each and every box. This plot has passion, romance, sex, kilts, drama, funny moments, sad times, a couple of sub plots but above all there's a broken man clawing his way back to life and a woman willing to help him.

    This could easily be a stand alone listen but the others in this series have each been a really great listen as JA's brilliant writing brings to life her fantastic characters and, as you mentally play each scene, you too will be drawn into a bygone era.

    Worth a credit? Well that's a billowing YES across a clear blue sky.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 09-24-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 09-24-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Pretty good..."

    I prefer JA's shifter bound series.... that is JA's best writing...

    This book falls under the Mackenzie Brother series... The female is the sister or daughter-in-law or something... of Cameron's new wife...

    The smex of course is great... in that regency way... this kinda feels a lot like Ian's book...but Ian's book was way way better. I still liked it though...

    Narration was great.. This is Dawe's best type of narration... (regency-like)...

    Great credit if you have the Mackenzie Brothers series.. this falls after book 4... next comes Cam's son book... I hope it's better than this one...

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Donna KAYSVILLE, UT, United States 09-10-13
    Donna KAYSVILLE, UT, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Good but Not Great"

    Okay, I'm a fussy reader. That said, this is an entertaining book. It combines a troubled hero with a harsh backstory, a very sweet heroine, and tops it off with the most delightful group of secondary characters I've ever seen. The story has enough twists and turns to keep it unpredictable and fun. The writer obviously knows what she's doing. The narrator is Angela Dawes, and she does try. She's just not my cup of tea. When a novel is set in some place other than the US (where I reside), I do prefer a narrator that can handle the accents. There are plenty of narrators who can, but this one can't. Her Scottish accent needs work, and her English accent isn't any one of the broad spectrum of English accents I've ever heard. Bless her heart, she's probably a nice person. Sorry Angela.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Griggs Alexander, AR United States 05-21-15
    Kim Griggs Alexander, AR United States 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!!!"

    Love all of this series. Narrator does a great job. Excellent story that was well written.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-25-15
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Beautiful, romantic duo!"

    Elliott is the brother of Ansley who is married to a Mackenzie and I love the Mackenzie brothers. They are mentioned from time to time but this story is about Elliott overcoming his darkness with the help of his first love Julianna. The narrator is perfect for these stories, she does a wonderful job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cecelia 03-16-15
    Cecelia 03-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "In line for my favorite!"

    Who knew PTSD could be so sexy?! Okay, so not really. But imagine with me Chris Hemsworth as a Scottish soldier in India; captured and tortured, finally free to pursue health and happiness in Scotland. A beautiful lass that he loved even as a youth waiting at the altar.
    Great book. Goes to a darker place sexually & sensually than any of Ashley's other books. As always, great characters & perfect narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    casie elkhart, IN, United States 03-02-15
    casie elkhart, IN, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "very nice story"

    i love the whole series so far! this one stans alone well & has a great story.

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    SpeechPathMom 02-26-15

    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "Loved this one! One of my faves of the series!"

    This is one of the best books of the series. I love the take charge attitude of the heroine and the way she takes care of and stands by her man, no matter what. Definitely recommend this one!

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    Rhonda USA 01-29-15
    Rhonda USA 01-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Good but not my favorite in the series"

    I enjoy this series because it has many books in it. I enjoy the characters from book to book. This one was dark which might be the reason I was not drawn to it as I am to the others in the series.

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