All about Seduction

All about Seduction

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by Katy Madison
     
 

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She had never known passion like this…

Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover—at her husband’s command. For fifteen years, Carolinehas done everything her much older husbandhas desired—except provide an heir. Now he hasgiven her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentlemanand bear a son. Caroline would never think ofbowing to such a

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She had never known passion like this…

Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover—at her husband’s command. For fifteen years, Carolinehas done everything her much older husbandhas desired—except provide an heir. Now he hasgiven her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentlemanand bear a son. Caroline would never think ofbowing to such a shameful order, but thenshe meets Jack Applegate.

Jack has longed for the beautiful, untouchableCaroline for years, but the chasm between them wastoo wide to ever dream of crossing. Now,fate and passion have thrown them together, but thepotential scandal threatens to smother their love.And when a violent secret comes to light,only a terrible sacrifice will prevent the flame of their affection from being snuffed out forever . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Madison’s tissue-thin historical throws plausibility to the wind. Well-born Caroline Broadhurst was forced to marry a brutal but affluent mill owner in return for lavish payments to her family. After 15 dutiful years of childless marriage, her husband learns that he’s sterile. He’s so determined to have a child that he commands Caroline to seduce one of her brother’s aristocratic friends or be disinherited. Caroline is more attracted to an ambitious mill worker, Jack Applegate, than to the loutish guests, and when Jack is injured at the mill, she brings him into her home, nurses him back to health, and sneaks into his bed. Unsurprisingly, a young and virile mill worker is better able to introduce her to passion than a sadistic elderly husband. Caroline is more pitiable than sympathetic, and the stilted language and gaping plot holes keep the reader at a distance. (Nov.)
Romantic TimesBOOKclub
"Those who thrill to the chill of a gothic romance will enjoy Madison’s homage to the great Victoria Holt."
Anna Campbell
A firecracker of a book! TAINTED BY TEMPTATION grabs the classic gothic romance by the scruff of the neck, gives it a good shake and sets it ablaze to heat up bookshelves everywhere.
Carla Cassidy
Katy Madison’s Tainted By Temptation has it all - richly drawn characters, a tightly woven plot and a breathless romance set against a backdrop of gothic elements.
Harriet Klausner
“...readers will enjoy this entertaining Regency romance.”
Brittanys Thoughts
4 1/2 stars “I enjoyed this read. It was well written and the plot was well laid out. I felt bad for Jack, he had so many bad things happen and I so wanted him and Caroline to have their happy ending...Great read!”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Those who thrill to the chill of a gothic romance will enjoy Madison’s homage to the great Victoria Holt.”
Tazzie Book Reviews
“Katy Madison has written a beautiful story that teaches a woman how to feel passion and how to feel loved.”
Joyfully Reviewed
“All About Seduction was a truly fast paced read with engaging characters finding that marriages in that time didn’t always have to be of convenience, and if they were, there was still the possibility of finding happiness later in life!”
Harriet Klausne on BN.com
“...readers will enjoy this entertaining Regency romance.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062017352
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 4.22(h) x 1.00(d)

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Anna Campbell
A firecracker of a book! TAINTED BY TEMPTATION grabs the classic gothic romance by the scruff of the neck, gives it a good shake and sets it ablaze to heat up bookshelves everywhere.
Carla Cassidy
Katy Madison’s Tainted By Temptation has it all - richly drawn characters, a tightly woven plot and a breathless romance set against a backdrop of gothic elements.

Meet the Author

Katy Madison has always loved stories and books. As a child she was always lugging a book around. In third grade, she fell in love with the romance genre when her mother fed her voracious appetite for books with a romance novel. Sidetracked by real life, a husband, kids, and a career at The Kansas City Star, where she authored a few incident reports and a system manual, she returned to her love of the genre with her gothic romance, Tainted by Temptation.

Katy makes her home on a tree-lined street in Kansas City, Missouri, and thinks there is nothing better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book while a storm rages outside.

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