Lady of Seduction

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
"4 Stars! As powerful and romantic as McKee's fans could desire. McKee shows readers she is a force to be reckoned with, an author who can turn a villain into a delicious hero. The action, romance, suspense and intriguing historical details all add to readers' pleasure."
FreshFiction.com
"The third of this thrilling Irish series by Laurel McKee left me with no doubt that this series is truly a winner. McKee is able to spin an Irish tale like no other romance writer I have read before . . . [she] sweeps the reader away on a fantastical and romantic journey through ole Ireland."
RomanceJunkiesReviews.com
"Stellar writing, a charismatic hero, and fearless heroine, an amazing blend of suspense, action, and romance, Lady of Seduction will entice, exasperate, and enchant readers without mercy . . . [The characters'] journeys have been unforgettable and their happily-ever-afters rewarding beyond expectations. As a devoted fan, I look forward to whatever stories come next. Laurel McKee books are automatic 'Must Buys.'"
Elizabeth Boyle
"A hero to steal your heart!"
Mary Balogh
"My kind of story!"
4 Stars! RT Book Reviews on Countess of Scandal
"McKee sets the stage for a romantic adventure that captures the spirit of Ireland and a pair of star-crossed lovers to perfection."
From the Publisher
"4 Stars! As powerful and romantic as McKee's fans could desire. McKee shows readers she is a force to be reckoned with, an author who can turn a villain into a delicious hero. The action, romance, suspense and intriguing historical details all add to readers' pleasure."—RT Book Reviews

"The third of this thrilling Irish series by Laurel McKee left me with no doubt that this series is truly a winner. McKee is able to spin an Irish tale like no other romance writer I have read before . . . [she] sweeps the reader away on a fantastical and romantic journey through ole Ireland."—FreshFiction.com

"Stellar writing, a charismatic hero, and fearless heroine, an amazing blend of suspense, action, and romance, Lady of Seduction will entice, exasperate, and enchant readers without mercy . . . [The characters'] journeys have been unforgettable and their happily-ever-afters rewarding beyond expectations. As a devoted fan, I look forward to whatever stories come next. Laurel McKee books are automatic 'Must Buys.'"—RomanceJunkiesReviews.com

"McKee sets the stage for a romantic adventure that captures the spirit of Ireland and a pair of star-crossed lovers to perfection."—4 Stars! RT Book Reviews on Countess of Scandal

"My kind of story!"—Mary Balogh, NYT bestselling author, on Countess of Scandal

"A hero to steal your heart!"—Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times bestselling author, on Countess of Scandal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446544771
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Daughters of Erin Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 472,898
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 4.26 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurel McKee lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a pug, and a bossy miniature poodle, and loves dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network-even though she doesn't cook.

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LaurelMcKee.net

Twitter @ AmandaLaurel1

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Laurel-McKee-Author

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Great Read

    Lady Caroline Hartley sets off on a mad, secret journey to windswept Muirin Inish, an island off the Irish coast, ostensibly to find an ancient manuscript, but also to find the man she's never been able to forget...Grant Dunmore.

    The recently widowed and youngest Blacknall sister, bookish Caroline finds herself shipwrecked, and then rescued by the very man she was traveling to see. Grant Dunmore carries the bedraggled Caroline to his island castle where she is bathed, fed, and given clean clothing. Puzzling to Caroline is Grant's change. Not only is the once devastatingly handsome former rake scarred in face and body, he is a loner, quiet and secretive, yet he still pulls Caroline in a way she's never before felt. Marriage to her much older husband was a companionable mating but not a passionate one. Now, she's on a hunt to find the Chronicle of Kildare, which she suspects Grant still possesses. What she discovers is much, much more-lust, danger, and adventure only read about in her books, but never experienced.

    Grant, estranged cousin to the Duke of Adair, has forsaken his pro-Union stance and now works on redeeming himself. He's on a secret and dangerous mission which he refuses to reveal to Caroline. However, as they spend time together, and as the danger ratchets up, he realizes two things: he's never forgotten his desire for the bluestocking young woman who seems not at all repulsed by his disfigurement and they seem to take turns rescuing one another.

    When they have to flee the island for Dublin, Grant trusts Caroline enough to tell her part of his plan. Caroline must now decide if Grant has truly changed from the self-serving man he was, even though she doesn't know the real reason for their trip to Dublin or who he's going to meet. What she does know is that she's never before felt passion as she does with Grant, and can she bear to part from him once they reach their destination?

    Lady of Seduction is book three in Ms. McKee's Daughters of Erin. I enjoyed very much the story of Caroline and Grant, loved his transformation from rake to concerned lover and patriot. Both characters are well drawn, and the setting of Ireland following the 1798 uprising and Unification is one not commonly written about in historical romances and I appreciated its unique appeal.

    This Irish history enthusiast felt Ms. McKee did her homework well. That said, there were a few bothersome items: initially, Caroline's purpose seemed somewhat indecisive. She was all over the map with her feelings and I felt both Caroline and Grant could have declared their feelings for each other sooner than they did. Also, there are multiple uses of the term "climax" for orgasm which etymologically did not come into use until 1918, which was a bit too anachronistic for this linguistic purist. I also wondered why Grant uttered numerous Irish exclamations but never used Irish phrases at any other time.

    Despite the niggles, other readers will enjoy Caroline's and Grant's story as I did, and will warm to a well-conceived, unique plot. Ms. McKee does an outstanding job with setting, drama and sensuality and populates her stories with enchanting characters.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    Is love the ultimate leap of faith out of your safety net?

    Lady Caroline Blacknall may be the youngest but she is also the strongest and most tenacious of the sisters. She decides to get on a ship in the worst of traveling season to find her way to Sir Grant Dunmore and his isolated island so that he will give up what she craves the most in life - The Chronicle of Kildare. Caroline is a bluestocking and has a passion for historical information and that book will fulfill her inquisitive search for knowledge or so she thinks.

    Grant never would have expected to see Caroline again after the disaster that drove him to the island he now rules from his haunted castle, but when she shows up he realizes all too quickly that she has grown up to become the sister he feels is the one that he was meant to be with. He has saved her before and now Grant starts to believe that she may be his complete redemption in love. Caroline expected to be greeted by a bitter and ruined man in Grant yet what she encounters is a few scars and allot of attitude in a ridiculously attractive man.

    However, Grant is hiding a terrible secret that is proving difficult to keep from Caroline especially when visitors arrive unexpectedly at his door. When the truth of what he is really up to conflicts with her chances to get The Chronicle of Kildare the fireworks take place in bed as well as the library. Caroline wants that book but Grant needs to figure out how to keep her happy, his visitors occupied, and a war from exploding on his own island. Grant will do whatever it takes to protect Caroline even drag her home and admit to his sins before faith and family in order to have her in his life forever.

    The only bad moment in this book is when you finish and know the series is concluded. These women are sassy, independent, and incredible characters that are matched up with great men and the stories have been historically enlightening. I am proud to be a fan of Ms. McKee's knowing that while this series ends there are so many more waiting to be written.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    The final Daughters of Erin Regency romantic suspense is exciting

    In 1803 Lady Caroline Blacknall never expected to die off the coast of Ireland, but nasty weather left her shipwrecked and clinging for her life. Her goal was to obtain The Chronicle tome on the barrier island Muirin Inish, but now she prays she survives her ordeal at sea.

    Sir Grant Dunmore saves Caroline from downing. However, he is also the man who put her life in peril. She believes there is a good soul inside his rakish exterior and obstinately decides to bring his goodness to the surface. As visitors begin to come to the island, Caroline is caught in the crosshairs of dangerous schemes in which her safety depends on believing her heart that Grant as the man she loves will protect her this time.

    The final Daughters of Erin Regency romantic suspense (see Duchess of Sin and Countess of Scandal) is an exciting thriller starring a courageous heroine and a man seeking redemption even if it means his life. The story line is fast-paced as fans of the series will marvel at Laurel McKee's talent showcased by the metamorphosis of Grant. Sub-genre fans will enjoy the entire well written trilogy.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Great book,

    . I enjoy historical remance, if you like them as well you will really like this book, however read the other in the series. I definatley recommend this author.

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