Romance review: Secrets of Seduction

On sale May, 2014, Secrets of Seduction (Legendary Lovers)

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Secrets of Seduction had the makings of a great romance and was an enjoyable read. My main concern: I wish it was longer; I wanted a few of the plot lines to play out more. A recommended read for any romance lover!

Here’s my rankings:

3.75/5 stars for hero/character
3.0/5 stars for plot
3.5/5 stars for overall

Recommended readers:

  • all romance lovers, especially historical- who like less dramatic and believable characters

REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER

Secrets of Seduction by Nicole Jordan tells of the story of the emotionally and physically scarred Earl of Hawkhurst and a persistent and comfortable Lady Skye.  Part of the Legendary Lovers series, Jordan sets the tale in the Earl’s run-down and emotionally haunted castle, where Lady Skye has planted herself on his doorstep. While I wanted more build-up to this moment on how Lady Skye could have fallen so hard for this man, the book immediately pulls the reader into an intense moment, followed by a series of events that have a great flow and rhythm.  Despite Hawk’s reservations, he finds himself falling but is forced to put his duty first. Hawk chooses duty and I desperately wanted the plot to continue on this path for longer, teasing the reader.

I was happily surprised that the book was not an exact copy of Beauty and the Beast. The publisher synopsis scared me with those words – but the plot had a believable tweak to the classic tale that fit well into a historical romance. Lady Skye was a believable character, with maybe a little too much patience for a typical heroine, and the Earl of Hawkhurst certainly earns the reader’s respect and concern.

In Secrets of Seduction I met a variety of characters, and I’m looking forward to reading the next Legendary Lovers novel too!

On sale April 29.  Order:

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