- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (1 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061456837
- ISBN-13: 978-0061456831
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,073,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
With Seduction in Mind (The Girl-Bachelor Chronicles) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Sep 2009
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From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
Laura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned more than twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction's highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave.
Top Customer Reviews
But despite what flame-haired, outspoke critics might think, writing is the hardest thing in the world for Sebastian to do. Not even the chance to critique Daisy's work as she in turn helps with his, inspires him enough to write.
An offer of kisses and a hint of seduction, however, are something different entirely...
The fourth of LLG's `Girl-Batchelor' series (And Then He Kissed Her, The Wicked Ways of a Duke, Secret Desires of a Gentleman) focuses on the outspoken, forth-right Daisy, who can't keep her opinions to herself, nor hold down a job either. Yet at heart she's a dreamer and a romantic, who longs to become a published author herself. Sebastian is a true LLG tortured hero, but his struggles and his addictions, not to mention his strength and well-hidden romantic streak save him from unbearable angst.
Daisy's reactions to Sebastian and her stubborn determination to make him write again make her the perfect partner for him. Her optimism versus his cynicism, his perfectionism versus her passionate joy means that their every encounter sparks with wit, temper and heat. Together they make a good team.
Putting the pains of writing, perfectionism and obsession up against the joys of inspiration, success and love, the Girl-Batchelor series continues in fine style. Only LLG can generate this much romance and heat without a single touch.
I only hope the person reading this will forward my note. Regards, Marjorie
Punting and a rather unsatisfactory book
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
They end up isolated together in the country, sparks fly, they inspire and challenge each other etc etc. The dialog is witty, the developing relationship rings true and everything works beautifully until the ending. The conflict of the relationship is based on the hero's cynicism and inability to recognize his feelings even while he seduces the heroine. Without giving away any more specifics, the problem is not the conflict but the resolution. I would guess that readers will want the hero to suffer a little more and see a little more humility and growth after the way he had treated the heroine, ie; taking her for granted. The pacing was far too quick and didn't seem true to the earlier characterization of either hero or heroine. It actually felt like the author had reached her minimum page limit and decided she was done. UGH.
It feels a little ironic writing an unfavorable review about this book. Much of the plot centers around the conflict between writers and critics--specifically critics that don't have the right credentials to review books. LLG has a lot of quotes about the difficulties of writing beginning each chapter. One quote in particular rang true (not only regarding LLG, but all genre authors who must be given insane deadlines): that a writer begins an artist and ends a prostitute.
That said, LLG's latest book is well worth the time and money. I have enjoyed everything LLG has written and I look forward more and more from her . . .