With Seduction in Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: Girl Bachelors #4
Also in this series: And Then He Kissed Her, The Wicked Ways of a Duke
Published by Harper Collins
Publication Date: August 25th 2009
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, General
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Her proposition . . .
London Society is harsh for a young woman with no family connections who has to work for a living. But when Daisy Merrick is sacked from yet another job, the feisty and outspoken miss comes up with a plan that could give her a future beyond her wildest dreams. There's only one problem. Her success depends on a man, the most infuriating, impossible, immovable man she's ever met. His resolution . . .
Sebastian Grant, Earl of Avermore, is England's most infamous author. Known for his notorious reputation, he is more interested in play than work, and has no intention of cooperating when Daisy shows up on his doorstep with a mad plan. The provoking, fire-haired beauty stirs his senses beyond belief, and Sebastian knows he has only one way to stop her. Seduction.
I enjoy LLG’s writing style. I really liked parts of this book, but something about the seduction of the heroine bothered me. I can’t quite put my finger on what. It might have something to do with me being a prude over a woman losing her virginity outside of marriage in a historical. I need to contemplate for a bit before deciding.
That aside, I enjoyed the setting and the basic premise. I like that LLG tends to write characters outside of the norm. In this case the hero is an Earl, …more I enjoy LLG’s writing style. I’ve read all but one of the previous books in this series and I was anxious to finally get to Daisy.
I really liked parts of this book, but something about the seduction of the heroine bothered me. I can’t quite put my finger on what. It might have something to do with me being a prude over a woman losing her virginity outside of marriage in a historical. I need to contemplate that.
That aside, I enjoyed the setting and the basic premise. I like that LLG tends to write characters outside of the norm. In this case the hero is an Earl, but also a writer. That’s refreshing.
I liked Sebastian’s character. He’s been suffering from writer’s block for years and he’s all but given up on finishing another book. His frustration when Daisy pushes him to write came across well and I really did feel for him. I like that Guhrke gave us a reason for his writer’s block.
Daisy was fun and feisty, and I really like that she didn’t back down just because society expected her to. Watching her and Sebastian verbally spar was great fun. I think one of the reasons I liked her was her willingness to admit when she was wrong, but still persevere. She kept going even when things got tough. I really admired that about her.
It was good to see the other Girl-Bachelors again. I like that the women formed a strong friendship and Guhrke really showcases it. Overall a good read. If you’re looking for something light and quick, this is a definite winner.
4 out of 5