Publisher: Grand Central
Line: Forever
Release Date: May 31
Pages: 384
Retail Price: $7.99

Lady of Seduction
Laurel McKee
Heat Level: 5 (Scorching)    

It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the windswept coast of Ireland. Even so, she doesn't expect to find herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would never see again. A man who, long ago, held her life in his hands . . . and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the beautiful woman he once endangered nor will he ever forgive himself. But history seems doomed to repeat itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland-or turn deadly for all. And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he dream of ever letting her go?

Lady of Seduction is a great concluding tale to the Daughters of Erin series.  Fantastic characters and a wonderful romance make this novel a great read.

Sir Grant Dunmore never thought he would see Lady Caroline Blacknall again.  Yet here she is, shipwrecked and on the shore of his exotic isle, Muirin Inish, to capture his heart once again.  Grant once endangered the life of Lady Caroline in an attempt to win a marriage to her sister Anne.  That was long ago and while times have changed, so has Grant.  He has lived a life mostly in solitude in order to atone for his sins.  

Caroline has come for a book in Grant’s possession that will assist her with a piece she is writing and now he just wants her safe.  Which he concludes would be anyplace else but with him, because Grant is currently involved in a secret plot concerning Ireland’s freedom.  Unfortunately, Carolina has become involved as well.  Since they have found each other again, new emotions are developing between them, and they realize they may never be able to part again.  

I loved Grant because he was a great tortured hero.  Feeling sorry for himself because of his past, made him such a charming and sensitive soul.  Before Caroline walked back into his life he had nothing to loose, but now his attraction to her developed into something far more serious.  He realized he would do anything to see her happy and would be lost without her.  His character’s development during the book was fantastic.  It was like he was just a man of existence, but came alive when he finally had Caroline in his arms.  

Caroline was a jewel of a heroine!  She knew what she wanted in life and while she may have been hesitant to take it in the beginning of the novel, by the end she was a true fighter.  I adored her understanding and caring nature that she extended to everyone.  Her character had a very life altering experience, because when she was with Grant, she felt alive and adventurous.  You couldn’t help but see she was the perfect match for him.      

Lady of Seduction is a bit more passionate than your average historical romance.  McKee writes spectacular love scenes for her characters in this novel that leave you breathless.  The power of Caroline and Grant’s amazing attraction could be felt through the pages.  Yet at the same time, their emotional connection during these scenes is strengthened to such a degree, it’s makes the romance that much more satisfying.  It delivers a romance that is sexy yet charmingly sweet as it explores the extraordinary passion and connection these two characters share.

I have not read the first two books in this series and I hate to admit it, but I felt at times that the emotional value of this book would have been increased had I known their back story.  It sounded like these two had a rocky start when they first knew each other and I would enjoyed knowing more about it. While the first two books are not required prior to reading Lady of Seduction, I would still recommend reading them first.  I’m sorry I hadn’t...but only because I did not feel like I knew the characters as well as I could have!

I enjoyed Laurel McKee’s Lady of Seduction very much.  I loved the characters, the adventure, the Irish history...all of it combined to make a great novel.  While you may not want to pick this up as a stand alone novel, you still will not be disappointed if you do.  I can tell you that the enjoyment I had from reading this installment has encouraged me to pick up the rest of the trilogy!  McKee pens a lush and fabulous historical romance that will steal your heart and make you smile.  I strongly encourage any romance reader to try her work.

~ Lisa

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