Although the widowed Lady Rebecca has sworn off marriage, men are another matter. London's cold winter nights have her dreaming of warmer pursuits-like finding a lover to satisfy her hungry heart. Someone handsome, discreet, and most importantly as uninterested in marriage as she is. Someone like Jack Fulton.
A known adventurer and playboy, Jack seems like the perfect choice. There's just one problem: Jack isn't interested in an affair. He needs the beautiful, mysterious Lady Rebecca to be his wife. And he doesn't have much time to persuade her. A secret from Jack's past is about to surface, and by Christmas Day he'll be either married to Rebecca or dead.
My take on this book:
This book begins Nov, 3 1827, in London. Lady Rebecca Fisk, also called Becky, was widowed at eighteen. The last four years she has spent living with her brother. Her husband really soured her on marriage,and she has decided its something that she will never do again, but she is lonely, so one evening she divulges to her friend Cecelia Devore that she would like to have an affair,a no stings attached affair. So Cecelia a widower herself takes it upon herself to teach her how a widow should manage an affair.
Jack Fulton, home after several years away needs to marry by Christmas,otherwise he will be dead. He has seen Becky and thinks she is the answer to his problem. Fortunately for him a friend of his knows Cecelia and so soon Becky and Jack are meeting. With Jack's background, Becky is sure that Jack would be the perfect person to carry on an affair with, she has no idea that Jack might have other ideas.
When scandal arises from their tryst, Jack decides that the only way to lessen the scandal is for them to get married. Will Becky accept his offer? What will happen to Jack if she doesn't?
This was a very fast paced historical romance, that starts out with a bang and keeps you turning the page until the very end. This story has a very well developed plot, with enough twists that really makes it hard to put this book down.
I enjoyed reading about the characters, it was so nice to see Becky slowly trusting someone outside her family, her marriage had left physical and emotional scars that ran deep. As for Jack he had such an interesting back story that keeps you guessing as to what will happen next.
Even though this was the third in a series it can easily be read as a stand alone story. I didn't read the first two and had no problems jumping right into this story. I am going to go back and read the first two, A Hint Of Wicked and A Touch Of Scandal just because this story was so well written that I am certain the first two will be just as great.
This is a well written historical romance, full of surprising twists and turns, and an ending that I loved which was very realistic. A Season of Seduction is a great way to get us into the holiday frame of mind and is definitely worth reading.
About the author:
I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil….
Wait, no…that’s what every other writer says! I started writing just before my eighth birthday, and it wasn’t on my own volition. I was sailing with my family in a 42-foot sailboat across the Pacific, and since there were no local schools (except those pertaining to fish) nearby, my mother home schooled me. She was a strict taskmaster! A veritable slave driver! She demanded a new story every day.
So I’d sit in the boat’s galley and write. And stare out the porthole, and write some more. And doodle, and write some more. By the time we arrived in Hawaii the following year, I had a portfolio of stories, and I was hooked. Since then I haven’t stopped. (Well, much. I did take breaks now and then, for things like college, young kids, and a master’s degree.)
I love to read just as much as I love to write, and actually the reading bug hit me at about the same time my mom was cracking the whip over my head and commanding me to write. What else to occupy your time with when there are no other kids to play with and nothing to do but stare at the endless sea? Some of my most recent favorites: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, River God by Wilbur Smith, and anything by Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase.
I was provided a copy of this book by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest reveiw!