Thursday, October 7, 2010

Giveaway and Review: "A Season of Seduction"

As part of the "A Season of Seduction" blog tour, I have my review and a giveaway of 5 copies of the book, sponsored by Hachette!

"A Season of Seduction"
by Jennifer Haymore

Publisher: Forever
Release Date: Oct 1, 2010

Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Becky is still scarred from her disastrous first marriage that ended four years ago. She definitely doesn't want to get married again, or give her heart to another man. So Becky chooses to have an affair with notorious rake, Jack Fulton, knowing he'll never want to settle down. Jack feels tremendous guilt, but his life literally depends on marrying an heiress. How far will he go to get Becky, the Duke's sister, to marry him?

This story was definitely out of the ordinary, and I like how Jennifer Haymore pushes boundaries and introduces new themes. There's one event that I've never seen done in historical romance, and I have read a lot of historical romance!! Unfortunately, even though I appreciate the author doing something different, this particular event really made the book lose its momentum for me.

It was hard to get past the fact that Jack set out to use Becky for her money. But the beginning scenes were pretty suspenseful because you knew Jack was plotting something, but weren't sure quite what.

I really liked that Jack was obvious and blatant about his affection for Becky and he didn't give up. It's too bad his motivation was a little blurred at the start.

I really liked Becky's character in the previous book, "A Touch of Scandal," and I was glad she remained true to herself here. Since I did already feel attached to these characters, I got a little irked with one scene with Sophie still with both of 'her men,' Garrett and Tristan. Meanwhile poor Kate is at home, still playing second fiddle to Sophie. But, hey, that just shows how invested I am in these characters!

The story isn't really very holiday-inspired, even though the events do take place close to Christmas. And I did like how Jack sometimes called Becky "the Winter Queen."

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5

Setting: 3/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line: This was a great way to revisit characters from the rest of the series, and the leads have a lot of chemistry!

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