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Friday, May 30, 2014

ARC Reviwe: The Scoundrel's Seduction by Jennifer Haymore

I love books like “The Scoundrel’s Seduction” by Jennifer Haymore. It has, what for me, seems like a perfect book! The plot is fantastic. It is filled with emotion, adventure and a bit of mystery. The writing is engaging and very good. The characters are interesting, fallible and you can’t help but like them. I can’t believe that this is my first book by this great author! I will be on the lookout for her upcoming books and add her already written books to my to- read list.

Ok, so the story begins with a murder! Page one the story is interesting and I was immediately taken into who is Sam and why is he killing Lord Dunthorpe. ( I do have to say that I wish I had read the previous two books in the series.) We quickly learn that Sam Hawkins is an English spy. It is no coincidence that he has killed a Frenchman. While he kills Dunthorpe he realizes that his wife Lady Dunthorpe, or Élise, witnesses the whole thing. Sam is left with no option than to take her with him. Sam is such a great character. He is the illegitimate/ never cared for child. Although he has two other brothers he feels a loneliness because of his lack of legitimacy. He is very dedicated to being a spy and is very good at his work. There were so many wonderful layers to Sam. He was a mixture of imperfections and admirable heroic qualities. He’s brothers play an important role in his life and he finds his own way… eventually. No stranger to heartache (he is twice a widower and also lost a child) he is emotionally very guarded.

Élise was an equally fantastic heroine. She also feels alone. She is recently a widow. But because her deceased or murder husband was not the greatest of husbands, she feels only slightly sorrowful for his loss. The reality is that Élise is finally free. She married too young and to a much older man. She did not live a happy matrimonial life. Besides losing her husband she is all alone. She lives in a country that distrusts her because of her nationality.

Everything about this story was so enjoyable! The chemistry, the romance and the suspense! How can these two very wounded and lost people find their way together while trying to escape with their lives? Read and enjoy this fantastic adventure! I highly recommend it and enjoyed it

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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