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Townsfolk called him the 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. Now country-bred Sophy Dorring was about to become Ravenwood's new bride.

Drawn to the glitters of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, Sophy had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in it's pursuit she would entangle Julian in 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.

©2007 Amanda Quick; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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why do I like this book?

Let me count the ways:
I liked the characters (they are fun, funny, and overall likeable. Wish we could have known the bad guy a little more).
I liked the setting (awww, who doesn't like a little historical romance?)
I liked the narrator (Great voices, pretty consistant).
I like the voice (easy to understand, not passive or irritating)
I like the pacing (moves along with fun detail)
I like the story ("and they lived . . ." well, you'll have to read the book to find out).

All in all, it was a fun read.
Enjoy.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Entertainment!

"Seduction" is one of Quick's earlier books, a straight forward regency (before the PNR elements entered into so much of her work) and one of her first historicals.

The story begins with the cynical widower Julian, the Earl of Ravenwood, proposing marriage to country-bred Sophy Dorring in the hopes that she will prove easy to manage while providing him with heirs. Julian, believing Sophy to be firmly on the shelf, having failed during her one and only season, should be grateful for his offer, but she turned him down. Although Sophy has loved Julian for years, she will not agree to marry him unless he agrees to specific conditions. Not to be one who takes "no" for an answer, he finally agrees, and they marry immediately. Julian thought that because of her age and having resided in the country he was getting someone who would provide him an heir and be no trouble. Little did he know! Sophy has a hidden agenda for wanting to marry Julian.

The story-line may not sound very different than a hundred other historical romances, but this is not your typical, run-of-the-mill historical romance, it is quite UNIQUE. There are aspects of the story that I don't remember encountering in other books, and I have read and heard hundreds of historical romances.

You'll find scandal, humor, intrigue, revenge, unusual duels, romance -- with strong secondary characters.

As great as Anne Flosnik is, I think she has out-done herself in "Seduction", she was flawless! ....Well worth a credit, but I was happy to get it on sale--3 books for 2 credits!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Lee
  • Seymour, WI, United States
  • 04-27-10

Good light read

Overall a good story that was enteratining, but Sophy was a bit petulant. Gotta love the tough guy husband, though.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Wow

Love this book the narrators English accent made this book real, it had my attention for start to finish I enjoyed every word

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Margaret
  • Riverside, CA, United States
  • 08-11-10

Reasons why I liked this story

It started with the usual formula of the nobleman marrying ,for whatever reason. He wanted the heir and no trouble and she wanted love and equality. Underlying, the trappings of the story was an honest discussion of a women's status in these type of marriages. Each character debated (or though very heated arguments)
the male and female perspective. Julian had the preceived notions on marriage
for the times. Sophy was more progressive. The only difference between a
mistress and a wife, was the later had a retirement plan. Julian's aunt and her female companion had a deep, loving and understanding friendship. The author
questioned the ability of a married man and woman capable of achieving the same . Julian character did develope into a loving and understanding husband, due to Sophy's sheer will. I appreciated the authors attempt to discuss marriage and the role of woman during that time but, being very entertaining in the process.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberly
  • Wallingford, CT, United States
  • 05-05-10

great ending

the beginning of the book was ho hum, but the second half was interesting and full of drama. it's worth a credit, not money...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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THE BEST older Quicks are becoming available!!

This particular period of Amanda Quick's books have long been my favorite, especially Scandal, Ravished, Dangerous and Deception. I have read them all countless times, and they never get old. How wonderful that they are now going to be in UNABRIDGED audio!! Abridged is just a travesty. I always buy Amanda Quick, but her new books can't compare to these older ones. THANK YOU AUDIOBOOKS!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love Anne Flosnik

I love this story, and really all stories by Amanda Quick. I did not think they could be improved until I heard Anne Flosnik re ding one. I highly recommend anything that she reads as well as this classic tale from one of my favorite romance authors.

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Always about Amanda Quick

Love all her books especially her books with anything about ZANTI AMARA (I know I did not spell that right.) But you know what I mean. Need new books from her can't wait.

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Sofie is annoying

Not my favorite Amanda Quick novel. Sofie was too annoying. Took too long to dispel fears.