Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: A Season of Seduction - 3rd in the Tristan Family series
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Publisher: Grand Central
Release Date: October 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1827 England
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Jennifer's Website/Blog: www.jenniferhaymore.com
Lady Rebecca, who is a widow, has been burned in love before and wants nothing else to do with marriage, but she does have feminine needs for male companionship. Lady Rebecca desires an affair with Jack Fulton, a known adventurer and playboy, and with the aid of her friend sets up a rendezvous with Jack. Unfortunately, Jack needs to marry an heiress before Christmas or a secret, which could destroy him, will be revealed. In an effort to force Rebecca to marry him, Jack arranges to have them found in a compromising position.
I'm truly glad that I was given this book for review. I may not have given it a chance if I weren't reviewing it. From a book, which started out as a possible wall-banger, A Season of Seduction slowly became a keeper. This reader couldn't see how Jack could possibly be hero material, but Ms. Haymore does a wonderful job of redeeming him. Jack learns some valuable lessons and grows into a better man, because of love. Rebecca may be one of my favorite heroines-- she almost ranks up there with Elizabeth Bennett. Rebecca grows stronger and more independent throughout the book, I love the way that she took charge in a crisis situation. The fact that Rebecca is a blue-stocking, who studies surgical texts, also enhances her appeal. The secondary characters also proved to be very appealing and I'm awaiting the next story about Jack's friend, the Earl of Stratford, with much anticipation.
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