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The Seduction of Emily
     

The Seduction of Emily

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by Rachel Brimble
 

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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

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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 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. . .


80,000 Words

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ISBN-13:
9781601830876
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
241,718
File size:
1 MB

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The Seduction of Emily 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
Zeeelicious More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, quick read...Yes, the hero wins his woman (predictable), but the twists and turns along the way made this a fun story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book very much. It showed you how things were or pretty close in a different era of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A slow story and very predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Frost79 More than 1 year ago
Good guy shows good girl that bad guy is really a bad guy and a whole lot more.  Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was unexpectedly good. It had lots of twists and turns and surprises and the writing was great. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was different that made it interesting, but it was kind of drawn out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the interaction between the main characters, but I had some issues with the author's use of language. She uses some modern colloquialisms that are jarring in the context of the story, and constantly uses the word "wolverine" to describe what I presume she means to be a "wolfish" or "lupine" smile. I do not think this word means what she thinks it means. I also had a minor issue with relationships which did not seem period-appropriate. Even though Emily is not apparently in the first rank of society, her close relationships with working-class women would not have been acceptable in that time period. Even now, it is highly improbable that a well-off young woman would be close friends with either her maid or a shopgirl. All in all, not something I would have paid money for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an author i would read again however I agree that the characters feelings on the arranged marriage were sometimes a stretch. Also didnt care for the end it felt a bit rushed. Nice attempt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!
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It was a good read from beginning to end!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong female lead with a loving father. Good story. I would read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story. Great for a free read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Seduction of Emily by Rachel Brimble. This is her debut novel. It is a romantic historical. Loved the story. Rachel appears to be a promising author. I give it 5 stars.