To Seduce an Earl : The Seduction Series

  • by Lori Brighton
  • Narrated by Fiona Underwood
  • Series: The Seduction Series
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Grace Brisbane will do anything to save her family from poverty, even marry for money. But to catch the eye of a worldly noble, inexperienced Grace will need to learn the secrets of seduction. And who better to teach her than a man whose life is devoted to pleasure?
Alex Weston is the top attraction at Lavender Hills, the all-male brothel that caters to the desires of London’s most fashionable women. His beauty and sexual prowess are legendary, yet his seemingly charmed life masks an ugly truth. Alex is a prisoner in a gilded cage, blackmailed into service. He wants only freedom - until the night Grace Brisbane walks through his door.
With a single kiss, what was supposed to be a business arrangement explodes into a passion unlike any Alex has ever known…or Grace dreamed possible. But love between a lady and a whore can never be - can it?


What the Critics Say

"Brighton provides an original story line, well-developed characters, and a plot-full of perfect amounts of sexual intrigue, twists, and lulls that allow the atmosphere of 1860s England to develop." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Really a 3.5 star for me

I was interested by this romance because of the differences from other novels....the hero is a "whore" in a brothel and the heroine visits him to gain experience (sent by her stepbrother) so that she can land an earl (hence the title of the book.) Another difference in this book is that the couple do not have intercourse until the book is almost over.
Now don't worry, because there is actually several steamy scenes of them kissing and touching. These differences and the fact that I would really like to read the next books in this possible series is why I am giving this book such a higher rating. It is listed as The Seduction Series. And I think the author is going to use 2 other male prostitutes from the brothel as her heroes for the next books...because she eluded to the fact that there was some connection as to why Lady Lavender (owner of the brothel) chose to "enslave" these 3 particular men when they were young. The 3 men are Alex (hero of this book) and Gideon and James. I am interested to learn more about these characters.

I think the narrator was the wrong choice for this book Fiona was just Ok with the delivery of the story.

Now that being said...the "good" of the book, let me try to explain some of the frustrating parts of the book/writing. The constant "negativity" of the hero, Alex, is almost too much. I understand why the character is like sets up the heroine, Grace, as his opposite in personality and he is completely attracted to the hope she brings to his life. But the constant "war" in his thoughts becomes rather tedious. There is a weird sub-plot of "treasure hunting" that doesn't quite "fit". It felt sort of thrown in and never seemed to really fit. And my last rant will be about the phrase of how the characters' were constantly curling their fingers into their show their rage or something. The Alex character does it so much, I was afraid he must of had arthritis or something. But he wasn't the only one....Grace does it as well; more than once. It wasn't just a few times......way over used. I hope the author comes up with a new way to relate her characters' frustration and rage in the next books.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"


I hadn't heard of this author before but took a chance as the book's Summary sounded interesting - an all male brothel is not the usual topic for Historical romances but ahhhh what a lovely tale it was.... of dreams, desire, hope and, of course, love.

Alex and Grace's story was bittersweet as it tells of Alex's hopeless broken soul and the utter desperation he feels his life has become now he has had a taste of Grace's pure, kind and honest nature. There's buckets full of a tender, sweet, romance as the H/H fight enemies both seen and unseen and, as the plot develops, so too does the intrigue, mysteries and secrets as we too slowly learn, along with them, the reasons why he has been held as an unwilling sex slave for years by his evil female pimp.

A well written story with interesting believable, likeable and dislikable characters who inhabit this easily visualised world where there's plenty of action, intrigue, drama, suspense, adventure and a totally drool-worthy tall, dark, blue-eyed, handsome but broken hero (and who among us can resist them?).

Worth a credit? Well it would easily have been and I wouldn't have regretted the use of a credit but, as you probably know by now, anything under $10 I buy thus saving my credits for a more costly, but maybe not as enjoyable, listen.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio