ARC Review: The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell by Paula Quinn

Posted March 31, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell by Paula Quinn
The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell
by Paula Quinn

4.5 Stars


Released: March 25th 2014
Series: The Macgregors Highland Heirs #1
Published by Forever
Pages: 416
Format: eARC

“The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell is a wonderfully written Scottish romance. It was filled with light hearted humor and a very sweet romance.” ~ Under the Covers

I’ve only read one book by Ms. Quinn (Conquered by a Highlander) which I enjoyed quite a bit however; I just now had a chance to read more of her work. What great luck to end up with this book which is totally related to Conquered by a Highlander. In fact, the characters are directly related as in they are father and son. Edmund’s dad is Collin McGregor hence the series name The MacGregors: Highland Heirs. This spin off series starts out great and even better than Conquered by a Highlander, it earned a four and half star rating from me.

Amelia is to marry the Chancellor of Scotland, but the decision is not by choice. This marriage is to help her dad’s financial status but obviously, her heart is not in it in the least. Meanwhile, Edmund, a true Scottish patriot has plans to kidnap her in hopes to stop the treaty between Scotland and England. Edmund and his cousins will be successful with their plans but sticking to it will be harder than they thought.

The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell is a wonderfully written Scottish romance. It was filled with light hearted humor and a very sweet romance. Amelia had me laugh out loud with her clumsiness. She truly believed it was a curse that she kept getting into accidents. Edmund, on the other hand, just adored her and found it adorable. During captivity aka hanging out with Edmund and his cousins, Amelia earned their love and respect….earning a permanent spot in their family. They had such a sweet courtship and I have to say it was quite sexy.

Sub stories were quite entertaining, as well. Lucan and Sarah’s relationship started out odd, but it’s one story I really want to read more about. Sarah is such a delight. Darach’s story already has a great set up though I believe it is not the next book out. I also enjoyed Edmund’s dog, Grendel’s story. His love for his owner and his new found love was just adorable. It was both sweet and heartbreaking. Whether you’re a dog lover or not, you’ll enjoy his story And how it ties to Edmund and Amelia’s happy-ever-ending.

If you’re not up and up with the MacGregors and the Grant family, Ms. Quinn has their family tree on her site.  Click here.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Paula Quinn

Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval and Scottish historical romance. To date, four of her nine books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her latest, The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell is the first book in the Highland Heirs series and will be available March 2014. The series features the grown children of the beloved MacGregors from the Children of the Mist series.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Thanks for the review Angela.


Love scottish romance….yummy cover : D

Braine Talk Supe
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It’s been AGES since I’ve read historical romance but men in kilts are one of my favorites. I’m a believer that these Highlanders are the original Alphas, you never mess with them and landing one is equivalent to winning the lottery.

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Braine, Sometimes, you just need a break from all the other genres and go with a historical. Highlander is my ultimate fave when it comes to historical. You’re right they are totally Alphas. This book is a good one. I really liked it. ~Ang

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