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Seduction (1990)

von Amanda Quick

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Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath. Now country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood's new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawny-haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.… (mehr)
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First read: 3 stars
Second read: 2 stars, it seems that my preferences for heroine's action have changed with time. I like Quick's stories because the heroines are usually very straightforward, which I didn't find in this novel. ( )
  aini72 | Aug 28, 2021 |
Sad to say i am an ardent Amanda Quick fan and this particular book seems to be sadly lacking.
Have not yet completed the book. I am about 3/4 way through and really wondering if i should continue or leave the book unfinished.However, so far, i would say it has been my worst Amanda Quick book. The chemistry is practically non existent. The heroine seems like an absolute idiot. The hero has not displayed any endearing qualities ( )
  deepatarak | Jun 29, 2021 |
Seduction by Amanda Quick
4 Stars

My Synopsis: The enigmatic Earl of Ravenwood and his new bride, Sophie Dorring, each of their own reasons for marrying. Julian seeks a woman who is the exact opposite of his promiscuous first wife, whom he is suspected of murdering. Sophie desires the freedom to seek vengeance against the man who defiled her sister and believes marriage to Julian will give her this opportunity. Little do they know that this marriage of convenience will ultimately set them on a collision path with a dangerous mad man.

My Review: The story is fast moving and has some amusing moments including a visit to a popular courtesan and an early morning duel. The heroine is intelligent and independent, and the conversations are witty and entertaining. The mystery, however, is where the book encounters difficulties as it is somewhat lackluster and formulaic. In addition, the excessive foreshadowing regarding the villain gives his identity away quite early.
Recommendation: A solid romance well worth the read. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
This was one of the first authors I'd read once I started reading romance novels and after re-reading it was still a good book. ( )
  MyaB | Apr 25, 2018 |
u davno doba kad se cast branila dvobojem Sofija je uspjela da od jednog grofa koji je bio povredjen od bivse supruge napravi zaljubljenog covjeka koji ce razumjeti njenu strast za ljekovitim biljem i nju samu... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
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Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath. Now country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood's new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawny-haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.

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