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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

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.

31 of 35 people found this review helpful

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 11-11-13

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.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 04-25-15

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

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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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My second favorite characters after Ian and Beth

If you could sum up The Seduction of Elliot McBride in three words, what would they be?

Great love story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elliot cause he worked so hard to overcome his PTSD caused by him being held captive for almost a year

What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

How she did such a wonder job of bringing the story and characters to life for me

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

Yes I would have loved to listen to it all in one sitting as I was so engrossed in the story

Any additional comments?

I know some reviews did not like the story but this is my second favorite of this series right behind Ian & Beth. I loved how Elliot loved Juliana so much she was his reason for surviving his horrible ordeal. While they may not come out and call it PTSD back then that is what Elliot had to learn to deal with. I loved how Juliana and his family that Elliot gathered to him helped him work to deal with his PTSD

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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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very nice story

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

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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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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....

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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