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The Seduction of Emily [NOOK Book]

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Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .

Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily ...

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Overview

Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .

Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily realize quite how much a loveless match will cost her.

Will Samson has advanced from expert pickpocket to confidence trickster of the highest caliber. Now he has come to Bath to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his mother--the man Emily will soon marry. But from his first glimpse of the enemy's bewitching, spirited fiancée, Will's plan changes.
Amid the ballrooms and salons of elegant society, heated glances explode into scandalous kisses. Revenge is sweet, but surrender will be irresistible. . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601830876
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 50,577
  • File size: 796 KB

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Will is one of my favorite heroes ever! A man who respects women

    Will is one of my favorite heroes ever! A man who respects women, no matter their station in life - he's got my vote! Emily is a lovely, smart heroine trying to live within the traditions of the times for women, regardless of how unfair.

    The sexual tension crackles between these two, and I not only rooted for them as a couple, but turned those pages faster and faster to get to the happily-ever-after I craved.

    Awesome story! I heartily recommend!

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Free Friday offering. Valentine's Day, 200 pages

    This is a hysterical, bodice ripper. ( hitorical romance) sorry, I could not resist. This 200 page, free Friday offering was the typical formula for this genre of book. It was well edited. These types of books are my second least favorite. BUT.......this was so well written, the characters so realistic, the descriptions suberb and it has such a great flow, it is a above the normal fare. The relationship between two of the characters was so volatile and went on so long, I wanted to slap some sense into one and beat the snot out of the other. I really liked Will, he made no excuses for his past and was a true gentleman, trying to better his future. Readers of this type of book know what to expect in regards to sex, violence etc. For adults, chick lit, ages 18 and up. A good Valentine's Day pick from B&N.

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    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    I did enjoy the romance between Emily and Will and I thought th


    I did enjoy the romance between Emily and Will and I thought they were a perfect match. Emily's strength of character and kindness was the perfect salve for Will's hatred and vengeance. I was a little bit irritated with Emily's attitude towards Nicholas and their arranged marriage. Also, I couldn't understand the change in Nicholas. I mean, if he was a friend to Emily and based on the backstory, he seemed like a nice person and I just can't understand how taking over the business would drastically change a person.

    I also liked Will's drive to avenge his mother. He was a likable character even if he was a con artist.

    Originally posted on my blog I Heat Romance.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    Unique Setting, Delightful Hero, and Heavy Issues Make For an Entertaining Read

    As a person who reads a lot of romance novels it's not often that I come across a story that sets itself apart from the rest of the genre. Ms. Brimble has done just that however through her unique setting and by making her characters not of the nobility. The main characters are of the working class which places them in a decidedly different set of rites and circumstances and adds a bit of grittiness to a story dealing with the difficult issue of rape.

    Emily has been promised in marriage to Nicholas for the benefit of their family's business. Since childhood they've been together and though she doesn't love him she's consigned herself to marrying him. For the sake of her father and their future she continually overlooks the glimpses she sees of Nicholas' temper bubbling below the surface. I found this extremely frustrating as she's a smart woman not easily led astray. She's strong enough to stand up for herself so it's hard to reconcile her strength with her martyrdom, especially since her father was willing to let her back out of the arrangement.

    Will was a delightful character unashamed by his past as a pickpocket. His upbringing was harsh and heartbreaking but he came out of it as a kindhearted soul. The bad things he did enabled him to enter the same circle as Nicholas inhabits in order to enact his revenge for the vile deed the man did to his mother. The deed is in fact one that Nicholas has perpetrated on numerous other women and Will is determined to see Nicholas pay for what he's done and stop him from doing it again. Will at first doesn't care who gets in his way of revenge, but once he sees Emily he'll do anything to protect her and make her his. He's a truly heroic character that completely won me over despite his past.

    Nicholas is a truly vile character who's gotten away with hurting one woman after another for a very long time. There are many moments that show his true character and I wish Emily had heeded the warning signs sooner as her being in his presence had me constantly worrying for her safety. Ms. Brimble deals with his crime of rape in a sensitive way with realistic ramifications. You don't normally see heavy issues dealt with in this genre and I thought its inclusion was seamless and made for good drama. Will's final act of revenge by bringing Nicholas' past victims to confront him felt a bit modern, though it made for a satisfying conclusion.

    The romance between Emily and Will was sensual and slowly built to its erotic conclusion. They were a perfect match with their strong-willed natures and focus on doing what was right. All in all there was a lot I liked about this book, but I felt it went on a bit too long and the beginning felt a bit clunky as though there were problems depicting the designated time period. In fact I'm still not quite certain when this story exactly takes place. I was also immensely frustrated by Emily staying with Nicholas as long as she did, almost to the point of becoming his next victim. I would've ran far and long away from him at the first sign of his anger and possessiveness. On a whole though I applaud Ms. Brimble for doing something different and memorable and look forward to what she has planned next.

    3.75 STARS!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Enjoyable

    I loved that this was about a merchant class family rather than the peerage. A bit of a mystery with romance, splash of dark underbelly with beauty of fashionable Bath. A good bit of escapism, just want I want in a historical romance novel.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Mediocre

    Badly edited. Decent story, interesting characters though inconsistently drawn. It's a romance novel and stays true to the genre but not top tier. Good effort though, keep trying and fire your editor! WARNING: rape and physical assault/abuse are depicted in this novel and while not horribly graphic it is still descriptive so if you are sensitive to that type of violence it may be better to skip this one. It is handled with grace and sensitivity but could be a trigger to some.
    Glad this book was free, thank you bn.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Please state genre combo and age rating in blurb

    From reviews it is gritty and less romance than rape and future problems and not a romance but a historical/lower class poor man's Dickens and certainly want to know if short novella or short novel even if a free Frriday mom wants to know before she has to archive after three pages.

    3 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Unexpected

    This book was unexpectedly good. It had lots of twists and turns and surprises and the writing was great. I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Like most have said before, it follows the typical outline, but

    Like most have said before, it follows the typical outline, but I have read much better. Honestly, I only finished it because I cannot leave abook unfinished. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    3.5 to 4 stars

    Good, quick read...Yes, the hero wins his woman (predictable), but the twists and turns along the way made this a fun story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Great read!

    Seriously? Someone complaining about a free romance on Valentines day as an offering? Get real and go review a book that you have actually read!! B&N really needs to moniter these reviews and stop the people that are either using the review area as a chat session or are rating the book without reading it because they don't like the type of book it is. I am reading this book and enjoying it! A great free friday book especially for Valentines day. Thank you B&N!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    great

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Predictable

    A slow story and very predictable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Would not recommend

    The plot was contrived and the characters were not likable. I couldn't care about the heroine who was determined to stay in an abusive relationship for the money nor the hero who was motivated by revenge.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Good guy shows good girl that bad guy is really a bad guy and a

    Good guy shows good girl that bad guy is really a bad guy and a whole lot more.  Good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    good read, very under-rated

    If this book has one drawback, it's that the author gets caught up in too much verbage at the wrong times ... but on the plus side, it's a short book (200 pages) and the action is vividly described. I loved the book which is set in "merry old" England in an era when the man of the house was king, and the woman (wife) was merely a serf to provide for ALL his needs WITHOUT questioning.
    There are enough twists and sub-plots in this movel to keep anyone interested from cover-to-cover.
    Even if you're not a fan of novels in historic setting, this would is worth breaking from your genre into this one. I loved it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Characters don't make sense

    The characters in this book just didn't make sense. Emily is determined to marry Nicholas, whom she despises (for his money) even though they never have a single pleasant conversation during the book. She still considers marrying him even after he tries to rape her and calls her a "slut." She is the most pathetic "heroine" I have ever come across.

    Emily's father signed a contract so that she couldn't inherit unless he married Nicholas. Why? He is so unconventional that he invites Will (a complete stranger) to live with him and his unmarried daughter, yet he is so backwards as to tie her inheritance to a marriage.

    This book had little action and no interesting secondary characters. Emily seems to have no real friends or interests. She just sits around dreaming of Will and despising Nicholas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    just ok

    It was all a little fluffy and no real meat or heat. The female lead was pretty one dimentional.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Predictable

    Sweet

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    On the fence

    The story was different that made it interesting, but it was kind of drawn out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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