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Seduced by His Touch by Tracy Anne Warren

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Cover art: Seduced by His Touch Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: Seduced by His Touch – 2nd Byron family Novel
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
Publisher: Avon
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-167341-2
Release Date: September 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1809 London, Bath, English Countryside
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual/Sexual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Tracy Anne's Website: www.tracyannewarren.com


Up until now Lord Jack Byron has escaped the matrimony noose. The turn of a card changes everything, however. With a staggering debt hanging over him Jack has a little choice but to marry the spinster daughter of the man who holds his debt--he can only imagine why she’s remained a spinster. But there’s a catch, he must make her fall in love with him. The thought turns his stomach, but perhaps he can forge ahead with the plan, maybe after they’ve been married for a period of time he can set her up in the country and live his life much as he always has.

He didn’t count on Grace Danvers capturing his attention or stirring his desire…

Grace has resolved herself to the fact that she’s firmly set on the shelf. Being tall and plain and well-learned are all disadvantages and add to that, regardless of how wealthy he is, she’s a merchant’s daughter. What she wouldn’t give for a love all her own. A man who appreciates her mind. A man who tolerates, if not likes, her hobbies and watercolors.

When she runs into Lord Jack there are sparks, but it’s simply a fluke. A man such as Jack would never be interested in her, a plain bluestocking spinster.

With careful planning, Jack maneuvers meetings and outings with Grace. And he’s becoming more and more captivated by her charm and wit. She’s becoming lovely in his eyes, more so with each passing encounter.

She’s in love. She’s getting married. Something she never thought would happen to her. Life with Jack was going to be wonderful if the thrilling whirlwind of the past weeks are any indication. Nothing could mar their happiness, their future…

I was transported into the pages of Seduced by His Touch, directly into invisible corners and alcoves as I silently observed Jack and Grace’s sweeping romance. It was easy to empathize with Jack and Grace and their separate plights as Ms. Warren makes it clear to the reader what makes each of them tick, which makes it oh so easy to sigh here and there, to root for them, encourage them to reach their HEA. Together.

What really captured my attention was the overall feeling of lushness surrounded by patent emotion that seemed to seep into each interaction between Jack and Grace. You could feel their joy, their pain; feel the hollowness of their success or defeat. Sensual in more ways than the obvious.

Connie

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