All's Fair in Love & Seduction (The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5) [NOOK Book]

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She hopes to gain his affections

For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true...that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, ...
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All's Fair in Love & Seduction (The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5)

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Overview

She hopes to gain his affections

For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true...that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort...

He is determined to ruin her

Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing...

But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.

This is a novella and 29,000 words. Included is a three chapter excerpt of the third full-length book in The Elusive Lords series, AN HEIR OF DECEPTION. The total word count for this book is 43,000 + words.


Prior books in The Elusive Lords series are:
SINFUL SURRENDER (Book #1)
A TASTE OF DESIRE (Book #2)

Praise for A TASTE OF DESIRE

Deliciously intense - Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling Author

Sexy and Dramatic - Sophia Nash, RITA award winning author

"Finely wrought emotion."--Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of Nine Rules to Breaking When Romancing a Rake


Praise for SINFUL SURRENDER

"A delightful debut! Beverley Kendall writes with wit and passion!" --Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author

"A fresh new voice in historical romance." --Anna Campbell, author of Captive of Sin
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012762566
  • Publisher: Season Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Series: The Elusive Lords , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 72,731
  • File size: 705 KB

Meet the Author

Beverley discovered her love of books while growing up in, the then, small city of Barrie, Ontario Canada. With her love of books and romance, she always wished that everyone would find their happily ever after.

Beverley has lived on two continents, in three countries, two provinces, and four states. She stopped her nomadic existence and settled in the southeast. All things artistic feed her creative passion, but none more than writing. Readers can visit her at: beverleykendall.com or TheSeasonForRomance.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2011

    Good for a Novella

    I generally don't like novellas because I find them rushed. Authors often use the same structure of story arcs that they use for full length novels and it doesn't seem to fit right and offer the depth that a better structured short story would. That said, this is a good novella. Kendall dragged me into the story despite my general reluctance and even though this is nowhere near as well written as her other works.

    I am realllllllly looking forward to the next book. There is a lengthy except included at the end of this novella and I am riveted-it will likely be her best book yet. It is not due to come out until this fall according to her website, but hopefully by "Fall" she means September and not November.

    21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    My Word!

    This was hot! I adored this novella. The hero and heroine are not in the first two books but many characters from the first 2 books show up in this one.

    I thought I knew exactly how the plot was going to unfold and I was wrong, which is a good thing. Loved the chemistry between the Derek and Elizabeth and the author definitely wants to pull you into the story after this one, which will feature Alex and Charlotte. She does a great job there because she includes a real cliffhanger of a teaser for An Heir of Deception. I personally canNOT wait for that book.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    good

    160 pages

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    A MUST READ

    I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE IT IS TRULEY A MUST READ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Hot and Steamy - Found a new must buy author

    While this wasn't a erotic romance, it was very hot. I loved the sexual tension between the hero and heroine and the ending. I was relieved that it wasn't one of those 50 page novellas, but much longer. Great excerpt of the next full-length book in the series. Oooooh, I can't wait for An Heir of Deception. But while I'm waiting, I'll go back and read the first two books in the series. The excerpt for both look to be very good reads. D.A.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    All's Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley Kendall The Elusive

    All's Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley Kendall
    The Elusive Lords Series Book 2.5
    Lord Derek Creswell is bitter towards a family that tried to trick his brother into a marriage 6 years ago. When he sees the beautiful Elizabeth Smith, he does not realize that she is a younger sister to the chit who caused such trouble with his brother Henry. And by the time he finds out who she really is...his heart wishes it weren't true.

    Elizabeth finds that Lord Creswell is even more handsome than she thought when she was fifteen. When he kisses her in the garden at a party she could almost feel like a wanton. Too bad the biggest talk of the town has caught her in the act...thankfully the woman don't know who she was with. But her cousin aims to see Derek married to her. Elizabeth knows she has to tell him the truth of who her family is but as in all good tales...the time never seem right and they always find out the wrong way. It seems while her heart softens towards Derek, his heart hardens toward hers.

    This is a free ebook and is part of a series. The characters from the earlier books are present through out this one and the book after. If you enjoy a good Regency series, this is a well written book and from the sample chapters at the end of this book...the others look well worth the read. Book 1: Sinful Surrender, Book 2: A Taste of Desire, Book 2.5 All's Fair in Love and Seduction and Book 4: Heir of Deception.
    **Some sensual situations.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Loved this ebook

    The characters and action was great. I would have loved more...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Fun and Hot!

    All¿s Fair In Love abd Seduction

    I have never before read Beverly Kendall, and I saw several of the bloggers that I follow talking about, and highly praising, All's Fair In Love and Seduction. Me being me, and always on the search for a great new read, I took their advice and invested in this book. Let me say, wow!
    This novella was a fun read. I did not want to put it down; I wanted to see what was going to happen next. Derek and Elisabeth have a good chemistry that explodes into hot desires. Dialogue that keeps you smiling throughout, Ms. Kendall takes you into the story with ease. If you are looking for a short story to enjoy, I recommend All's Fair In Love And Seduction.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND SEDUCTION

    GREAT BOOK! The preview book ( AN HEIR OF DECEPTION),leaves you wanting to read the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Excellent Read

    Could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Too short!

    Not the best( the other books in the elusive lords are sooooo much better! Sinfull surender, a taste of desire, all is fair in love & seduction, an heir of deception. Are all great books. This one was not like the others.(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Buena

    Me gustan los protagonistas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Great love story

    Keeps your attention from beginning to end. AHhh, love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    First srory ok. Rest was very difficult to follow

    Not really worth the .99

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    A novella

    This novella of 81 pages was a very quick read and was very much like a previous book I have read. I wish B&N gave the number of pages in a book like Kindle does. I prefer books with at least 200 pages to them. 2.5 stars because too short and just like a previous book but it was longer. GJRA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

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    I enjoyed the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Short and sweet

    Quick read

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Good read.

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Excellent

    Short, sweet and very well written. None of the extraneous stuff that drags and repeats. I will definitely read more from this author!

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