Belle of the Ball: Seduction

Title: Seduction

Author: Amanda Quick

Published: March 1st, 1990

Pages: 343 pages

Genre: Historical Romance

Disclaimer: 18 + for language, violence and sexual situations.

Amanda Quick was one of my go to writers in high school, she writes lush and engrossing historical novels. They have dashing heros who don’t believe in love and the sassy heroines who teach them the error of their ways! Now to be honest I have not read this book in years but when I was thinking of History Romance spotlights it was one of the first that came to mind.

Julian the Earl of Ravenwood is world weary and known for losing his temper, Sophy knows she is a local girl but that wont let her stop her from her goals. This is a story of a marriage of convenience that turns in to a love match. Both Julian and Sophy must face their demons and come together to find the love they deserve. I loved the added mystery to this story and the gothic setting of the Ravenwood house.

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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