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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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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-25-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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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 29 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-11-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 11-11-13 Member Since 2011

    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.

    4 of 4 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 2012

    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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    Chantelle Parkville, MD, United States 01-02-14
    Chantelle Parkville, MD, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2011

    Audible-addict...

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    "I want MORE...."

    Ms. Ashley, there has to be one more story here. This book was fantastic... I am listening to it again because. It's hot and steamy and full of love. Nice work here....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MARANA, AZ, United States 12-29-13
    Amazon Customer MARANA, AZ, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this book!!!"
    Would you listen to The Seduction of Elliot McBride again? Why?

    I Loved this book!! Some of it broke my heart, it was funny at times, the characters were so amazing and enjoyable! I'm thoroughlyl enjoying the MacKenzie's and their extended family!!! And I wish all of my books could be read by Angela Dawe!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seduction of Elliot McBride?

    The first formal dinner, with the chicken bag pipes and the "happy ending". Wow - what a great dinner that turned out to be!!


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    I thought Julianna was the best!!! Prim, proper and very organized. But became so disorganized to make her life with Elliott work. And his out-of-nowhere kissing her against walls and in various rooms and the gardens; how scandalous!! But loved her through it all!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!


    Any additional comments?

    Read or listen to this series!!! It's one of the best ones I've ever read and I've read A LOT!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 12-10-13
    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "wasn't at all what I expected"

    If your looking for a book about war time flashbacks or post traumatic syndrome I guess you would like this book, it jus t wasn't my idea of a highlander romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 10-29-13
    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Sweet story.Ashley knows her stuff!"
    Would you listen to The Seduction of Elliot McBride again? Why?

    The story was believable, compelling, and interesting. The characters were likable and sympathetic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seduction of Elliot McBride?

    When the main characters first arrived at the estate. The author did a good job of using the house as a metaphor for Elliot's mental state.


    Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dawe is very consistently good. What a talent! I feel that I am watching a film as opposed to simply listening to a book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several moments of Elliot's vulnerability. The author does an EXCELLENT job of making Elliot human without making him wimpy or a liability for the female character. I think this is tricky, but she pulls it off!


    0 of 0 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 2013
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 08-22-13
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 08-22-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Seduction of Elliot McBride: #5 Highland Pleasures"
    What made the experience of listening to The Seduction of Elliot McBride the most enjoyable?

    This is the fifth in the Highland Pleasures series. I cannot wait for more.

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Elliot & Juliana's relationship evolution. I also LOVE that it starts out hot and continues throughout.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Elliot-Angela Dawe never lets me down with her Scottish accents.


    Any additional comments?

    Sexual Situations

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen SYKESVILLE, MD, US 08-22-13
    Karen SYKESVILLE, MD, US 08-22-13 Member Since 2007

    O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!

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    "Sometimes crazy men are the sexiest!"



    This book has a lot going for it, My personal favorite, a crazy person who knows they are crazy!! Can you beat that?
    A historical afghan war vet. PTSD and second chance at love, now come on how can you go wrong with a recipe like that.

    Ms Ashley does deliver. With new characters that blend in seamlessly with the old, glimpses of old well loved characters and a love affair that proves that yes! in deed opposites attract and first loves rule.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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