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Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction

Alec Mackenzie s Art of Seduction Alec Mackenzie earns a living in exile as an art instructor a cover for his search of several countries for his missing brother Lady Celia an Englishwoman who refuses to marry gentlemen her martinet

  • Title: Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction
  • Author: Jennifer Ashley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Alec Mackenzie earns a living in exile as an art instructor, a cover for his search of several countries for his missing brother Lady Celia, an Englishwoman who refuses to marry gentlemen her martinet mother chooses for her, is sent to Alec, the mysterious Scottish recluse, for drawing lessons her family commands her to learn a skill if she s put herself off the marriageAlec Mackenzie earns a living in exile as an art instructor, a cover for his search of several countries for his missing brother Lady Celia, an Englishwoman who refuses to marry gentlemen her martinet mother chooses for her, is sent to Alec, the mysterious Scottish recluse, for drawing lessons her family commands her to learn a skill if she s put herself off the marriage mart Alec decides that the courageous Celia needs to expand her talents in painting the human figure, especially that of the maleCelia is intrigued by the man who pretends his name is Mr Finn He s a Scotsman, she deduces, but he can t be one of the Highlanders who rose against the king, else she d be allowed nowhere near him, and he d be under arrest or already dead But as Celia lets her curiosity guide her, she uncovers about Alec, including his name, his title, and the fact that he was indeed one of the Highlanders at Culloden She sees the loneliness in Alec, his terrible sense of loss, his tenderness toward his daughter, and realizes he s a complex man trying to survive now that his home has been destroyed She also wonders why he s left the safety of France to come to England, and the learns that he believes she s the key to finding his missing brother.But Celia unravels too many secrets, which put not only her life and Alec s but also her heart in grave danger.Note Alec Mackenzie is the brother of Malcolm from The Stolen Mackenzie Bride He is an ancestor of the Mackenzie family whose story begins with The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

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    1. Alec Mackenzie is the brother of Malcolm from the Stolen Mackenzie Bride. We start with Ian Mackenzie, telling Beth tales of his family of old. This book is now available for pre-order for a pub date of November 14, 2017. Angela Dawe is narrator for the audio! The print and e-book will be available worldwide! I have posted an excerpt here: jenniferashley/jennife

    2. This book takes us back in time, (for those of us who have been reading this series on the crazy MacKenzie family!) It's a lot less raunchy than JA's usual style but a good read nevertheless.Here we have a sweet love story (no angst re: the relationship, which is a nice change!) with lots of colourful description of the politics and social issues pertaining to Scotland shortly after the Jacobite revolt is put down and Bonnie Prince Charlie has done a runner. And created a whole lot of shite for [...]

    3. Sweet love story with loving characters but sadly it wasn't steamy or angsty and I need steamy love scenes and angst when I read a historical! Other books in this series were better.

    4. Good writing, very weak plots. Readable but not enjoyable. I think Jennifer Ashley can write. Her imagery is vivid and she has a fluid style. It isn’t a chore to follow her writing. But I think we have read enough about this family. Either that or JA really isn’t very good at plotting. Alec Mackenzie, the artist in this generation, had to save his brother Will. To do so he had to gather intel from a certain duke and he had hoped to accomplish his goals by getting to know said duke’s daught [...]

    5. 3.5 StarsWe are back in Medieval England and Scotland looking at the forefathers of the original Mackenzie brothers. Although everyone thinks that the Mackenzies were killed in Culloden, that’s not quite true, only two of the brothers perished. But, now Will Mackenzie is missing and Alec Mackenzie is on the hunt to find him, suspecting that the English are holding him in an secret prison. To find his brother, Alec thinks he would do whatever it takes…including manipulating and seducing an in [...]

    6. I was provided with an ARC by the author for my honest review.Our story begins with Lord Ian Mackenzie ("The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie) in the attic at Kilgoram organizing past Mackenzies' journals, diaries, art, etc. Ian's wife, Beth, finds him and is curious about the collection. Ian and Beth settle down and Ian, in his own unique way, tells Beth the tale of Lord Alec Mackenzie (our hero), his formidable ancestor. It is 1746, after the Battle of Culloden, in London, England where we find L [...]

    7. This is my first time reading a MacKenzies book by author Jennifer Ashley and it was a delight to read. This is book 9 in the Mackenzie’s series and this is Alec Mackenzie’s story. Alec Mackenzie knows that Lady Celia is the key to finding his missing brother. Only problem is, Alex is supposed to be dead along with his father & brothers after Culloden. So Alec does what he needs to in order to find out what he can in order to get answers/bring his brother home by pretending to be someone [...]

    8. Another sparkling gem in the MacKenzie crown!Once again the MacKenzie Clan steals into my heart. Bring those stories on! I just love them all! And yes! Ian still remains my favorite. Ashley taking a step back into previous generations is brilliant. The story of Alec MacKenzie and Lady Celia Fotheringhay is rewarding. Celia has fire and determination and Alec, who seeks to use her, quite finds his world turned upside down. She is more than he bargained for. It's great to see where the artistic ta [...]

    9. A much quieter romance than I expected. Thankfully, that didn't translate into boring. Just quietly satisfying.

    10. We are back in Medieval England and Scotland looking at the forefathers of the original Mackenzie brothers. Although everyone thinks that the Mackenzies were killed in Culloden, that’s not quite true, only two of the brothers perished. But, now Will Mackenzie is missing and Alec Mackenzie is on the hunt to find him, suspecting that the English are holding him in an secret prison. To find his brother, Alec thinks he would do whatever it takes…including manipulating and seducing an innocent yo [...]

    11. FINAL DECISION: This was a very enjoyable book. I loved Alec and Celia together and there is a good plot surrounding the romance.  I can't wait for the next bookE STORY: Alec Mackenzie is dead least to the English who are searching for the traitors after the Scottish uprising that ended with Culloden. After his remaining family fled to France, Alec has returned to England with his young daughter in order to search for his brother Will who may have been captured by the English. Alec is masquerad [...]

    12. And now it's October 2017 geez. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~So it was June 2016 but I had a bad feeling when we never heard a peep. Now it's January 2017. *Scowls* This is my life lately with books, man.

    13. Alec and CeliaWhat do you do with your life once you've been officially killed in the Battle of Culloden in 1746? The Mackenzie brothers have a lot to tell us about that apparently. This time Alec Mackenzie, the sensitive artist speaks to us. Anyone who has read THE STOLEN MACKENZIE BRIDE knows that all is not what it seems. Having survived that deadly battle with a large contingent of the family intact and relocated to Paris, Alec returns to England to seek out their clever, but reckless, broth [...]

    14. Lord Alec Mackenzie knows that Lady Celia is key to finding his missing brother. The trouble is, Alec is supposed to be dead, he was listed as dead along with his father & brothers after Culloden Alec will do anything to find his brother Will, including pretend to be a penniless drawing master to London aristocrats. The one man who might know where his brother is being held is a powerful duke, and that duke has a daughter who needs art lessonsLady Celia is intrigued by the Scotsman, so obvio [...]

    15. When I read a Jennifer Ashley historical I can feel the air, smell the streets and river, see the furnishings and touch the clothes. I find myself transported into the story. She knows London as well as those who live there. Awesome, just awesome. Ian MacKenzie has been researching the family history and tells the tale of Malcolm's brother, Alec the artist, who leaves the safety of exile in Paris to locate his brother Will who has been missing far too long. You see this family was supposedly all [...]

    16. Good but dragged a littleJennifer Ashley's stories are always well-written and enjoyable, but this one just wasn't one of my favorites. While I liked both Alec and Celia, their romance was just a bit bland for me this time. Also the whole plot of finding and rescuing Will didn't seem to have the urgency one would expect and dragged and meandered a bit throughout. Lastly, the intrigue with Lady Flora and how it ultimately played out was a strange blip in the story. Definitely still worth the read [...]

    17. Ian Mackenzie effortlessly brings to life his ancestor, Alec, when he finds their diaries and sketches. The world of Alec and Celia slowly unfolds with the words, Once upon a time.

    18. I really enjoyed this story. Now I have to go get the other stories that are associated with this one. I want to know the story of Alec's brother, Malcolm. Alec is looking for his brother, Will. He thinks that Celia's father knows where he is. He just needs to get close to her to get the answers he needs. But, when he gets close to Celia, he finds out that things aren't what they seem. Celia is so much more. Celia's mother is always trying to arrange a proper match for her. Celia doesn't like th [...]

    19. Quick and easy read.I really think Ashley dropped the ball on Celia though, half the time she only felt like the outline of a character. She ticked all the boxes of a Likable Heroine (sensible, good with children, kind, etc.) but lacked any sort of real personality. The only character with less substance was Jenny, Alec's daughter. I don't even know why the author bothered to include her (or Genevieve, her mother); Jenny was basically a prop, used to tell readers that big, tough Alec could be ge [...]

    20. As reviewed at Roses Are Blue: wp/p3QRh4-GhAlec Mackenzie, his father, and his two surviving brothers are believed to be dead. Because of their involvement at Culloden, they are considered traitors, and fled to France until such time as they can return to their Scottish home. Alec's brother, Will, has left the safety of France and returned to England for some purpose unknown to his family. Having lost three brothers already, Alec is determined that he will not lose another, so he follows. In Eng [...]

    21. Book: Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction by Jennifer AshleySeries: The Mackenzies Series, Book #9Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of1)Tartan Book Reviews2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review BlogOverall Rating: 5 STARSBlog Rating : 5 KILTSThis is Jennifer Ashley’s ninth book as the story's hero is the handsome, charming and swoon worthy Alec Mackenzie! He is the brother of Book #8 Malcolm, from “The Stolen Mackenzie Bride.” Also ancestor of long time MacKenzie favor [...]

    22. Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction is the ninth book in the Mackenzies & McBrides series by Jennifer Ashley. I hadn't previously read any of the other books in the series so can happily say that you can read this book easily as a stand-alone one. Since the battle of Culloden, which the author managed to portray both sides of superbly, Alec Mackenzie lost some of his brothers. His father, himself and surviving brothers went into hiding after making sure their names were on the 'dead' list. Ale [...]

    23. The ninth book in the Mackenzie & McBride series is set in the past before Ian, Cam, Mac, and Hart Mackenzie were born. Alec Mackenzie is the older brother of Malcolm from the previous book. He is an ancestor of the Mackenzie brothers whose stories are the first four books in this series. The book opens with Ian Mackenzie finding some diaries and letters from ancestors of generations past, which become the story. Ian settles in the attic with Beth to recount the old story to her, beginning w [...]

    24. Alec Mackenzie is a ghost of a man, reported dead along with his family during the war. Hiding out in the open as Mr. Finn Irish painter and art teacher. Alec has been commissioned to teach art to Lady Celia Fotheringhay. Alec has a reason for getting close to Celia, he needs info on where to find his missing brother Will. Word has it that Celia’s father may be hiding Scottish prisoners and Alec plans on using Celia to fret out information including seduction if necessary. Celia is nothing lik [...]

    25. Once again Jennifer Ashley goes into the past history o9f the Mackenzie family to tell the story of Alec Mackenzie. Using Ian Mackenzie (the mad lord) as the teller of the tale she ties the current generation of 19th century Mackenzies to the 18th Century ancestors.The story takes place in the aftermath of Culloden and the defeat of the Scots and the hands of the English. The remaining Mackenzies are living in France except for brother Will who has been taken prisoner by the English.Alec Mackenz [...]

    26. Thoroughly enjoyable! I liked the mystery aspect of the story trying to solve what happened to Will. I must say I wish all authors wrote widowers this way (view spoiler)[he talks about the dead wife with a fondness but never with a deep anguishing type of loss or love. He doesn't go on and on about how he misses her or mourns her passing or ever compare the two women. In fact the dead wife was really only mentioned a few times. So it doesn't take away what he had with his first wife but simply i [...]

    27. A very, very good read if you like Jennifer Ashley's style, which I love. This is one of my all time favorite series. There's a lot of story and a lot of sexual situations. In a nutshell, Alec Mackenzie is a survivor of the Culloden massacre that took place in Scotland during the 1600s. He and his entire family are listed as dead, however, his father and one brother are living in France. His brother Will is missing so Alec is in England looking for him. Believing him to be a prisoner of an Engli [...]

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