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Let me count the ways:
I liked the characters (they are fun, funny, and overall likeable. Wish we could have known the bad guy a little more).
I liked the setting (awww, who doesn't like a little historical romance?)
I liked the narrator (Great voices, pretty consistant).
I like the voice (easy to understand, not passive or irritating)
I like the pacing (moves along with fun detail)
I like the story ("and they lived . . ." well, you'll have to read the book to find out).
All in all, it was a fun read.
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"Seduction" is one of Quick's earlier books, a straight forward regency (before the PNR elements entered into so much of her work) and one of her first historicals.
The story begins with the cynical widower Julian, the Earl of Ravenwood, proposing marriage to country-bred Sophy Dorring in the hopes that she will prove easy to manage while providing him with heirs. Julian, believing Sophy to be firmly on the shelf, having failed during her one and only season, should be grateful for his offer, but she turned him down. Although Sophy has loved Julian for years, she will not agree to marry him unless he agrees to specific conditions. Not to be one who takes "no" for an answer, he finally agrees, and they marry immediately. Julian thought that because of her age and having resided in the country he was getting someone who would provide him an heir and be no trouble. Little did he know! Sophy has a hidden agenda for wanting to marry Julian.
The story-line may not sound very different than a hundred other historical romances, but this is not your typical, run-of-the-mill historical romance, it is quite UNIQUE. There are aspects of the story that I don't remember encountering in other books, and I have read and heard hundreds of historical romances.
You'll find scandal, humor, intrigue, revenge, unusual duels, romance -- with strong secondary characters.
As great as Anne Flosnik is, I think she has out-done herself in "Seduction", she was flawless! ....Well worth a credit, but I was happy to get it on sale--3 books for 2 credits!
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