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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: A Taste of Seduction by Bronwen Evans


Print Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Loveswept (August 16, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Lady Evangeline Stuart chose to wed a tyrant with a title, or so society believes. That was five years ago—five long years she could have spent with her first and only love: Lord Hadley Fullerton, the second son of the Duke of Claymore. Now Evangeline is a widow, and her soul cries out for Hadley. But when they see each other at last, everything has changed. The passion in his eyes has been corrupted by betrayal. Somehow Evangeline must regain Hadley’s trust—without revealing the secret that would spoil the seduction.

Hadley is determined not to be distracted by Evangeline. He and the other Libertine Scholars are in pursuit of an enemy who has been striking at them from the shadows, and Evangeline’s mere presence could be dangerous. But with one smile, one touch, one taste of Evangeline’s lips, Hadley’s resolve is overpowered by much more pleasant memories. As the two enter into a discreet affair, Hadley vows to give her his body, never his heart. That she will have to earn.


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I have been an intermittent reader of this series (although why I have no idea as they ones I have read have both been wonderful reads). I was lucky enough to have read the first in this series, A Kiss of Lies, but then I was not able to read another until book four, A Whisper of Desire

That being said. I have found that you do not need to read the other books in this story to understand what is going on in this one (however it would probably be more enjoyable for you if you did). Throughout the entire series, there has been one overall story arc about a person who has been blackmailing (as well as doing serious harm) to the members of the Libertine Scholars - and in this book - you not only find out the who, but the why as well. 

When speaking just of this story alone - I definitely enjoyed the way the author was able to balance the hurt of the past with the danger of the present (with all of the surprises thrown in). I loved watching Hadley and Evangeline not only come to terms with what was, but be able to also build a future together while dealing with everything else that was happening around them. I also enjoyed seeing the characters from previous novels and being able to catch up with them and their current lives. 

I will say however, that even though we find out the why and the who - things are by no means resolved, and this book perfectly set up the next in the series (and one that I hope to be able to read). 

Overall, I would recommend not only this book, but all of the ones to date in this series, to anyone who enjoys a well written historical novel with a bit of mystery and suspense thrown in! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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A Taste of Seduction is available from Amazon.com

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