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Alden Granville, Viscount Gracechurch, bet everything he owned in a card game?and lost. Now, his only hope is to accept his opponents' final, fateful wager: he must bed the mysterious Mistress Juliet Seton?otherwise he is well and truly ruined.
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Alden Granville, Viscount Gracechurch, bet everything he owned in a card game—and lost. Now, his only hope is to accept his opponents' final, fateful wager: he must bed the mysterious Mistress Juliet Seton—otherwise he is well and truly ruined.
Posted May 5, 2004
Set in England, early 19th century. I enjoyed this story very very much. It had my attention through out. Didn't want to put it down. Once Alden's week was about over I seriouly wondered how he would accomplish his plan of seduction. His time was sure running out, big time. Read it, you'll enjoy it. I wonder if Mr. Robert Dovenby will get his own story soon?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 4, 2002
Ross creates the Georgian world in beautiful language and stunning settings...a place where Alden, Lord Gracechurch, has lost his home and fortune at a card game; where he is offered a chance to redeem his state by seducing the proper widow, Juliet Seton, by week's end. A mere trifle for this rake but Juliet is more than she seems with a mystery attached. Their games of chess mock and solicit; their true natures are revealed and the mysteries continue to evolve and develop. The story line is fun and the two protagonists are well drawn and most likeable. A very well done tale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
He has just lost everything including Gracehurch Abbey to Lord Edward Vane, but his arrogant opponent offers one last wager. Desperately willing to further hazard his already ruined reputation since he cannot pay his current debt, Viscount Alden Granville-Strachan accepts the bet on a last hand of cards. If he wins his debt is clean, but if he loses he must bed the widow Miss Juliet Seton with proof being her locket. Alden a renowned rake feels he cannot lose either way. <P>Alden begins THE SEDUCTION of Juliet in her garden only to be stung by a bee that leaves him unconscious at her feet. Wary of males bearing romance, Juliet takes her wounded suitor into her home to recover. Soon he plays chess with her that quickly leads to other games, but Alden finds himself falling for his charming, beautiful, cautious hostess even as others play puppetry games of degradation for no apparent reason except perhaps debasing the duo. <P>If Regency buffs read the above two paragraphs they will conclude that Julia Ross has written a typical sub-genre romance. However, that would ignore the author¿s incredible ability to freshen the era through her strong characters. THE SEDUCTION is no paint by the numbers tale, but instead a gripping novel starring two wonderfully tainted romantic skeptics as lead protagonists. How can readers ¿be sure in a world that is constantly changing, they can be sure¿ with Ms. Ross. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.