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What is seductive?
A dangerous man—and a woman alone...

With nowhere left to go, and a fortune in imperial Russian jewels to protect, Nicholas Massey had only one choice—to return to Shenstone, his late uncle's home and the legacy he had never intended to claim. The son of an expatriate Englishman and a Russian noblewoman, Nicholas was a consummate spy, yet murder and betrayal had forced him into the open—and into direct contact with his ...

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Overview

What is seductive?
A dangerous man—and a woman alone...

With nowhere left to go, and a fortune in imperial Russian jewels to protect, Nicholas Massey had only one choice—to return to Shenstone, his late uncle's home and the legacy he had never intended to claim. The son of an expatriate Englishman and a Russian noblewoman, Nicholas was a consummate spy, yet murder and betrayal had forced him into the open—and into direct contact with his uncle's widow, the lovely and aloof Elizabeth. Elizabeth, with her intriguing ties to the Russian court and her isolation at Shenstone. Elizabeth, with her intrusive questions and her mysteirous secrets. Elizabeth, who would soon discover that Nicholas numbered among his talents those of a very persuasive, and fantastically accomplished, lover...

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
...Thea Devine redefines women's erotica with her highly sensual love scens and titillating storyline...
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although most erotic romances do not require much in the way of plot, Devine (Sinful Secrets) delivers a multilayered story that sizzles with sexual energy from start to finish. At the turn of the 20th century, proud Elizabeth purposefully marries elderly William Massey, earl of Shenstone, despite her infatuation with Peter, a Russian aristocrat. The marriage elevates Elizabeth into England's highest social circles, but it isn't until her husband's death that she begins to believe that she may have a future with Peter. Before she can claim Shenstone, her late husband's aggressive nephew, the enigmatic Nicholas Massey, arrives to nab his uncle's title and his land. Nicholas's secret plan is to root out the "Unseen Hand," a ruthless killer who is intent on finding a fortune of stolen Russian jewels, but he is easily distracted by Elizabeth's presence. There's no romance to be had between the two, however, and Nicholas takes advantage of the impoverished widow by proposing that she sleep with him so that she can remain at Shenstone and encourage Peter to propose. Elizabeth swiftly succumbs to Nicholas's brutal advances, but Devine's crude dialogue ("You need no more than this one inch of my penis to pleasure you, my lady ripe and ready") does little to enliven their superficial union. Predictably, the two fall in love, and Nicholas discovers that the mysterious murderer is really one of his own guests. A dark and explicit erotic romance that is unfit for the faint of heart, this feisty bedroom drama will please fans of Susan Johnson and Bertrice Small. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
When her late husband's nephew and heir suddenly reappears to claim his inheritance, a move that would leave her destitute, the cool, pragmatic Elizabeth Massey enters into a sexual bargain with the interloper that nets her a consummate lover and a love she had never imagined. A tsar's ransom in Russian jewels, a clever, relentless murderer, and an intricately plotted story with more than a few surprises add to a historical romance that pushes the sexuality levels to the limits of the genre with an explicitness that practically sends the pages up in flames. Not for the squeamish or faint-hearted. Devine (Night Moves) is a noted veteran writer of highly erotic romance and lives in Larchmont, NY. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575667980
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,017,690
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2004

    hot little #

    This book has the perfect name, and I think any one who reads it will agree. I think that Thea out-did herself with this one, and the 60 inch string of pearls set it off perfectly, especially for those who consider themselves hot little #'s such as myself. I have put in a order for some pearls of my own, and after reading this so will you. It was a great read, I won't even lone my book out for fear of not getting it back. Go get this book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fast-paced erotic regency

    She loved Peter, but he was too blue-blooded for her. Elizabeth married an aging bull, Earl William Massey so she can go where royalty traveled. William wanted an heir of his seed, but seven unloving years later he died without ever obtaining a son. Elizabeth prays that now she is good enough to be a wife to Peter. <P>Nicholas Massey learns that his deceased father was actually brother to an Earl and that he inherited Shenstone. Nicholas informs Elizabeth that she is a penniless widow, who can stay if she has sex with him. He promises that as a by-product she will be able to seduce her Peter. As they make love in every nick and cranny, they begin to fall in love, but that does not stop Elizabeth from stealing kisses with Peter nor search for evidence to prove Nicholas is not the heir. Meanwhile Nicholas worries that a killer, perhaps Elizabeth, wants him dead. <P>SEDUCTIVE tries to satisfy too many diverse readers, as the tale never decides between what it wants to be: an erotic romance or a historical romantic suspense. The story line is fast-paced, but overwhelmed with too many subplots. Readers will feel a mixed bag towards Elizabeth, but admire Nicholas, a hunk, who belongs in the Olympics or Guinness for his ability to make love in the weirdest of locations. Thea Devine is a talented author, but her latest tale is not quite the divine novel expected from her. <P>Harriet Klausner

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