Lady of Seduction
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publish Date: June 1, 2011
It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the windswept coast of Ireland. Even so, she doesn't expect to find herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would never see again. A man who, long ago, held her life in his hands . . . and with it, her heart.
Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the beautiful woman he once endangered nor will he ever forgive himself. But history seems doomed to repeat itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland-or turn deadly for all. And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he dream of ever letting her go?
This book is the third in a series, but it’s not necessary to read the other two first. The story takes place in Ireland in the early 1800s. Caroline is a widow, who is in love with libraries, books, and the history of Ireland. In fact, she is recording Ireland’s history and there is one rare book in particular that she needs. Caroline knows that Grant Dunmore, who lives on the island of Muirin Inish, has a copy of this book.
Grant and Caroline have a little bit of an unusual history together, but they haven’t seen each other for a while. Caroline decides to go to the island for the book, and just maybe to see if Grant is the same person that he was when she knew him last.
This book takes you on an adventure from the first page with Caroline traveling by sea to Muirin Inish. She gets shipwrecked and then rescued by none other than Grant Dumore. Caroline and Grant have good chemistry together. They seemed to find themselves in one situation after another, and it was interesting to see how it would affect them and how they would pull through.
I really like how Caroline is portrayed as a strong, determined woman. Something she says to Grant is, “We will speak of this again, and again and again, until you see things my way.” (p. 23) She knows what she wants, what she likes, and she doesn’t question or doubt herself. Her character is refreshing that way.
There were a lot of times when I wanted to stop reading (to sleep or run an errand) but the chapter would end in a cliffhanger and I had to keep reading to find out what happened! However, there were also times when I found myself rereading the same paragraph because it just wasn’t captivating me at that point. Overall though, it was definitely a good read.
This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.