Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9) by Jennifer Ashley

Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9)

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 marriage mart. Alec decides that the courageous Celia needs to expand her talent...

Details Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9)

TitleAlec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherJA / AG Publishing
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Cultural, Scotland, Adult

Reviews Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9)

  • Stacie
    4+ "Mackenzie" Stars!I love this family. Both the men and the ladies. I've finally caught up. Now I can't wait for Will. Happy reading!
  • Ursula
    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 do...
  • Jenny
    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.
  • Zoe
    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...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    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...
  • Carolyn
    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 Batt...
  • April Symes
    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/brin...
  • eyes.2c
    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 barg...
  • Giedre
    A much quieter romance than I expected. Thankfully, that didn't translate into boring. Just quietly satisfying.
  • Sheila Melo
    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 book.THE STORY: Alec Mackenzie is 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 wh...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    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…...
  • Michele
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Ltlmer2
    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 ...
  • Annie
    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, use...
  • Tracy DeNeal
    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 Eng...
  • Janet
    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 lessons ...
  • Glittergirl
    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 fa...
  • Lindap
    4 StarsIan MacKenzie finds writings from his ancestor, Alec, which tells the story of when Alec met Celia. Beth, his wife, goes up into the attic to see what Ian's up to and he proceeds to tell her the story....During the Jacobite uprising Alec and his family lost a lot....from their home to family members. Those that survived have fled to France, including Alec. The English think Alec is dead, and he wants to keep it that way because he needs to...
  • Cynthia
    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.
  • Julia David
    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 arr...
  • MountainKat
    *4+ Stars*I loved this! Alec and Celia were wonderful! This story made me happy, but most of them in this series have.I loved Angela Dawe's performance in the audiobook.
  • Rene
    4 Teacups / 2 Handcuffs
  • Melissa McHugh
    First, A RantSoooo in my review of The Stolen Mackenzie Bride, I wrote that I was happy because I knew for two more books in this Georgian-era trilogy, Daniel and Ian wouldn't show up. And then the framing device of this book was Ian and Beth.Just...why. Why. Why. Why. There is literally no point to this. In fact, it's actually a break in the trilogy because Stolen Mackenzie Bride did not have this framing device, so it's completely unneeded here...
  • Esther
    to sappy there is no conflict between them even though there are so many things going on
  • Roses R Blue
    As reviewed at Roses Are Blue: 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 de...
  • Barbee
    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 Br...