Dance of Seduction (Swanlea Spinster Series #4)

Dance of Seduction (Swanlea Spinster Series #4)

by Sabrina Jeffries

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Overview

She vowed to resist . . .

It's difficult enough for Lady Clara Stanbourne to run her London home for reformed young pickpockets without having to contend with a criminal rightnext door! The mysterious Morgan Pryce is obviouslydealing in stolen property, and she will never allowthe handsome scoundrel to lead the children astray.Pryce is very much mistaken if he believes her adelicate rose he can wilt with passionate, unspokenpromises. Now if only Clara could douse the fieryyearning the charming cad ignites inside her.

His heated caresses . . .

This bold, beautiful temptress is indeed a distraction—and Morgan wishes he could tell the exquisite Clarathe truth: that he is working undercover to break upa notorious crime ring. His mind should be on hisduty—not wondering how it would feel to hold Clarain his arms and taste her luscious lips. But nowthat she has entered into his most dangerous game,Morgan knows he must have her, despite the veryreal peril to his secret mission—andto his heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060092139
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Swanlea Spinster Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 364,680
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

At the tender age of twelve, Sabrina Jeffries decided she wanted to be a romance writer. It took her eighteen more years and a boring stint in graduate school before she sold her first book, but now her sexy and humorous historical romances routinely land on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and have won several awards. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, where she writes full-time and is working on her next novel.

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Dance of Seduction (Swanlea Spinster Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1819 Lady Clara Stanbourne is a rare aristocrat, as she does not just shout about helping the poor, she acts on her beliefs by running a home for reformed pickpockets. However, she becomes concerned for her young charges when Morgan Pryce moves next door. Clara believes the strange goings-on in the Pryce household is caused by the mysterious newcomer dealing in stolen goods....................... Clara decides to assault this unwanted fence in his home, but both becomes shocked by an immediate wanting. Morgan knows he cannot afford to be distracted by romance at this time because he has a dangerous undercover mission to complete. Nothing, not even the beautiful caring Clara, must get in his way at least until he captures the dangerous Specter, who will gladly use a female do-gooder as a pawn. Morgan wonders how to succeed when the woman he loves watches his every move like a hawk prowling after its prey................................ DANCE OF SEDUCTION is a wonderful Regency romance that starts off with a series of amusing squabbles between the lead characters before turning into a taut thriller. The story line is loaded with fun and action due to a delightful cast, not just the lead duo, but also an eccentric group of Londoners. Though the Specter and his henchmen pale in comparison to the good guys and gals, sub-genre fans will appreciate this fine historical romantic suspense...................... Harriet Klausner
theshadowknows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If anything, Morgan Pryce, the hero of Dance of Seduction, is a lot more interesting than his twin brother Sebastian from After the Abduction. I could never really get a handle on Sebastian's character in that book, but just from passing mentions of Morgan in After the Abduction my attention was instantly caught by the accidental pirate and undercover smuggler spy - I love me those pirates. When Morgan gets a book all his own, he doesn't disappoint. He¿s not your typical rake/spy. He's clearly a nice guy trying to do the right thing - while still managing to maintain an aura of danger and excitement. A great combination that seems like it would be hard for an author to pull off. When our story starts, he's going undercover as a fence in an elaborate plot to catch a notorious London thief known as the Specter. This leads him to cross paths with Lady Clara, a reformer who runs a home for former pickpockets just down the street from the shop that Morgan's using as a cover for his fake fencing. Clara's on his case immediately because she's worried that he'll tempt her young charges back into a life of crime. Clara and Morgan have an instant chemistry that is fun and sexy and, as always with Jeffries, very hot. I love watching them spar, flirt, fight, and fall in love. I'm surprised at how much I like Clara, considering she seems custom made to get on my nerves - a zealous save the world type with a pack of cute little kids in tow. I'm expecting an incongruously sheltered, uptight, shrinking violet, but instead am completely won over by a surprisingly savvy, strong woman who, despite appearances, is the farthest thing from prim and proper. She spends most of her time in the seedy underbelly of London, the location of the Home for her kids, so she knows a thing or two about how tough and dangerous it is out there. I¿m vastly entertained when Morgan's attempts to scare her off blow up in his face. And I'm more than happy to root for Clara as she tries to save the world one pickpocket at a time because she's never self righteous or moralistic about her mission. Even more surprising, I don¿t hate the kids who show up in the story either ¿ no silly lisping sugary clichés here. Thank goodness. Nor does Clara do stupid things while bragging about how she can take care of herself. Well, for the most part at least. She does have some cringe worthy moments, but Morgan still has to work hard to keep a step ahead of her. Their relationship is all about the untangling of Morgan¿s subterfuges, from his top secret mission to his tortured past. Clara manages to be the ministering angel type without being apotheosized or appearing too meddlesome. Morgan is a bit whiney about how horrible he thinks he is, when of course he¿s not really horrible at all, but he gets over it eventually. Yay. When these two are finally able to overcome Morgan¿s past together and find true love, I¿m happy for them. Even with the convoluted plot, and the apparently obligatory damsel in distress finale, Dance of Seduction was a satisfying read over all.
Anniik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in the "Swanlea Spinsters" series, and I quite enjoyed it. Morgan Pryce, the twin brother of Lord Templemore of "After the Abduction" is a fun, roguish type of character - the type that Sabrina Jeffries is good at portraying. Clara is very much a do-gooder, the type of character that almost always irritates me, but at least she's proven wrong at the end, which makes me happy. I hate it when self-righteous characters are proven right. Sometimes I wish that Jeffries would concentrate more on her characters than her plot, but it is still an entertaining book and worth reading.
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The chemistry between Lady Clara and Morgan Pryce (Blakley) has wonderful. They are both passionate and when both come together it is dramatic. I also loved the ending, I think it was just perfect.
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I read everything she writes
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