What a great book! I laughed (the romance between the chaperone and the French count is hysterical!) and cried (Nick is SUCH a wonderful character and Sara really gets to him) throughout the entire book. This book is going on my Keeper Shelf right beside my Julia Quinn books.
Here's the story: Sara Carrington has had it with men -- especially her five hunky brothers, the St. Johns. They are determined that her wild ways since the death of her first husband, should come to an end. And to make sure of that, they intend to pick a new husband for her. But Sara's no wet noodle -- since her brothers won't rest until she's married, she decides to pick her own husband. Someone who will free her from her bothersome brothers and let her go her own way.
Enter Nicholas Montrose, the disreputable Earl of Bridgeton. Nick has a secret (which I won't tell you about here!) and while he is fascinated by Sara and more than willing to offer her a place as his mistress, he wants nothing to do with marriage. Time is running out for Sara -- her brothers are on their way to town and soon she'll be so closely watched that her dreams of freedom are about to disappear. Nick, seeing a prime opportunity, offers to teach Sara the art of seduction so she can quickly capture a husband. Sara agrees and the stage is set.
The sexual tension in this book is so thick you could slice it with a knife. And Sara and Nick together are a powerful testiment to true love. I sighed at the ending -- it was just perfect.
Ms. Hawkins writes with a flair and humor that few other authors offer. I LOVED this book and can't wait until August to read An Affair To Remember, which I think is about Sara's best friend, Anna, and Sara's brother, Anthony.
Don't miss this The Seduction of Sara -- it will leave you wanting to read ALL of Ms. Hawkins's books!