Star Crossed Seduction

Star Crossed Seduction

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by Jenny Brown
     
 

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A beautiful thief has stolen the heartof the one man in London whosesecrets are as dangerous as her own . . .

Shrewd and wily, pickpocket Temperance Smithneeds no man’s favor to survive on London’sunforgiving streets—even when she’s caught red-handedby an officer of the hated dragoons.

On leave from India to find a proper

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A beautiful thief has stolen the heartof the one man in London whosesecrets are as dangerous as her own . . .

Shrewd and wily, pickpocket Temperance Smithneeds no man’s favor to survive on London’sunforgiving streets—even when she’s caught red-handedby an officer of the hated dragoons.

On leave from India to find a proper bridein London, Captain Miles Trevelyan is easy prey for aseasoned pickpocket like Temperance. But whenthe dazzling thief steals first his wallet, then his heart,his pursuit throws them into a deadly world oftreason and betrayal that will force them to questioneverything they know about love, loyalty,and desire. For there can be no middle ground forthese two stormy-tempered Scorpios entangledin the star-crossed romance that threatensto destroy them both . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061976063
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Jenny Brown earned a graduate degree in 19th-century history.Her very first professional sale as a writer was a biographical pieceabout Louisa May Alcott’s childhood. Years later, her favoritehobby continues to be reading biographies of people who livedin the 18th and 19th centuries. She has earned her livingin many different ways: performing as a singer-songwriter inWestern Massachusetts and Nashville, writing nonfiction, and,for the past fifteen years, running a successful small press.

Jenny has been a student of astrology since her teens. This ancientart helps her make sense of her life and accept that the way she is,with all her oddities, is the way she’s supposed to be. Though shehas always loved reading love stories set in the past, what got herwriting them was finding, at last, the Hero of Her Own Romance.

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Star Crossed Seduction 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AAR More than 1 year ago
STAR CROSSED SEDUCTION by Jenny Brown is an exciting historical romance set in 1820 Regency England. It is Bk #2 in a series "Lords of the Seventh House" that began with Lord Lightening,but can be read as a stand along.This is a story on Astrology and Zodiac signs. "Star Crossed Seduction" is based on the Scorpio sign. This is the story of Captain Miles Trevelyan and Temperance "Tem" Smith. Their struggles with secrets,the past,betrayal,passion,loyality,romance,sweet sensuality,romance and love. While, Captain Trevelyan "Trev" and Tem must learn trust,they also fight their attraction.Captain Trevelyan is a dragoon that was stationed in India for a decade.He has issues with trust and loyalty. Tem is a pickpocket,who also has trust issues. Captain Trev is assigned to retrieve a valuable jewel,but along the way Tem is not only a distraction but someone he could loss everything for in order to gain the love and peace they both are seeking in their lives.A story that will leave you wanting to know more on Astrology and the Zodiac sign. A must read.A fact paced,action packed thrill with mystery and suspense. Received for review from the publisher.Details can be found at Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and My Book Addiction Reviews.
RBtWBC More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in a new Astrology series for Ms. Brown and it made a wonderfully stand alone. To be honest, I had no clue that it was a second in a series until I started to write this review. Lol Though I didn't love this book I did like it quite a bit. The concept was intriguing, a historical romance based on astrology which was a skeptical thing back then. I adored Ms. Brown's writing style which was very poetic and fluid, weaving together a dark and heavy plot of royal intrigue and government subterfuge with a romance rife with deception and distrust. Though I did enjoy the concept I was unable to connect with the characters or even picture them in my head. Also, Temperance and Trev's relationship lacked realism for me. They were so back and forth with each other and constantly suspicious, it was hard to believe that they were so much in love in such a short time when they couldn't trust one another. The story also gets over detailed in the astrology department for those unfamiliar with it which can be confusing and take away from the actual story arc. Over all though, Star Crossed Seduction was still a good read and I would recommend it to someone looking for a different kind of historical romance.
ScooterTheCat More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually a big romance reader but this well written historical novel with a strong romantic element had me hooked from the start. The author kept me turning the pages until the very end and the emotional twists and turns were a delight. Well done and I look forward to the next one!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1820 Dragoon Captain Miles Trevelyan has just retuned home to find a proper "military" bride after a decade stationed in India. One week in London and the bored Miles wants to go "home" as he was only fifteen when he enlisted following his father's death. A tiny girl sells Miles a poorly drawn picture of a broadsword while all in black Temperance "Tem" Smith picks his pocket. However, Miles catches her in the act, but is frozen when he sees her. She flees knowing he saw her. Miles cannot forget the woman in black and searches for her. She loathes herself for feeling passion for a dragoon as his unit killed her lover. While his mom seeks advice for her son's marital hunt from an astrologer who runs a homeless shelter for young women, Tem learns her dead lover lives in America. Trev finds her and persuades her to be his mistress. As lust turns to love, trust remains difficult for this pair of Scorpios to accept. The second astrological Regency romance (see Lord Lightning) stars an intriguing pair who meet when she steals his wallet. The story line starts slow until the second encounter speeds up the pace as the two Scorpios battle one another and their respective hearts. Anchored by real historical tidbits interwoven into the plot, readers will enjoy this fun nineteenth century tale as love is in the stars. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful, seductive, rebellious pickpocket meets her match in a disciplined soldier engaged in a secret mission.