Seduced by a Stranger (Dark Gothic, #5)

Seduced by a Stranger (Dark Gothic, #5)

by Eve Silver

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If you love gothic romance, don't miss this edge-of-your-seat read! Romantic suspense in the vein of Linda Howard and Lisa Jackson in a historical setting.

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson (on His Dark Kiss)

Destitute and desperate, Catherine Weston accepts the summons from her childhood friend Madeline St. Aubyn to attend her at Cairncroft Abbey, a place of secrets, lies and murder. Madeline's health is in a poor state and she is terrified of her cousin, Gabriel. But Gabriel has quite a different effect on Catherine, stirring longings and desires she believed long buried.

Gabriel St. Aubyn is haunted by the horrors of both his past and his present, horrors he conceals behind a remote, unapproachable facade. He is drawn to Catherine, but is determined to protect her from the tragedies that yet have claws sunk deep in his soul. 

Then a young woman is found dead, and Madeline's ravings point to a link between this horrific crime and Gabriel—and Catherine must decide if he is a man worthy of her love or a sinister stranger determined to make her his next victim.

"Silver thrusts the gothic romance into the next century with the ideal merging of chilling and dark mystery elements and heated sexual tension. Victoria Holt would be proud!"—RT Bookreviews

“…absolutely phenomenal!”— Kwips and Kritiques

“…atmospheric… The mystery of Gabriel’s past…was fascinating and horrifying.” — 

Read all Eve's Historical Romantic Suspense with a Gothic Twist! 

Each book is a stand-alone and the series can be read in any order. 







Product Details

BN ID: 2940152237283
Publisher: Eve Silver
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Dark Gothic , #5
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 55,828
File size: 776 KB

About the Author

National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. In 2015 she won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award, and her work was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014), and was both an American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013). She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar.

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Seduced by a Stranger 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely the darkest and most twisted of the Dark Gothic novels. Had me guessing till the last chapter. Certain themes reminded me of The Fall of the House of Usher. Excellent development and storytelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better with each book. I hope there will be more!
Barbara25 More than 1 year ago
All it took was a few pleading words from her childhood friend and Catherine Weston immediately finds herself in the next available coach to Cairncroft Abbey. After all, it had been Madeline St. Aubyn who saved her life so many years before. Not long after her arrival, Catherine is plagued by the notion that there really is something terribly wrong. Madeline's condition is far worse than she could have ever imagined. And, as if her physical appearance isn't haunting enough, Madeline's mental state is far more deteriorated, leaving Catherine to wonder what exactly has happened to her friend. Then, Madeline's cousin, Gabriel St. Aubyn makes his presence known. Dominantly masculine and undeniably handsome, yet, he is also a man who seems eerily detached of all emotion. No matter how hard Catherine tries, she can't seem to penetrate his icy facade. With a few dark secrets of her own, Catherine knows exactly what it is like to hide your emotions well. She is intrigued by Gabriel, his striking features and mysterious appeal both fascinating and threatening all at once. And with each passing day, she finds herself irresistibly lured to the very man her instincts are telling her to stay far away from. The weeks pass and Madeline's health continues to deteriorate. She claims someone is trying to kill her. Someone very evil, and very close. Yet, even as she entrusts this knowledge to Catherine, she does so in riddles, leaving Catherine to wonder not only why anyone would want Madeline dead, but if-in her current state of distress-her friend might very well be imagining it all. But then, there is a murder. A woman, found methodically mutilated in London at the same time Gabriel had been there. Coincidence? Perhaps. But what about the maid from Cairncroft Abbey that has suddenly gone missing? Then there are the servant's pleas for Catherine to leave, and of course the sinking feeling that someone is always watching her... But, it couldn't possibly be true. Or could it? Could the very man whose tender touch and passionate kisses Catherine has grown to hunger for, actually be a cold hearted murderer? *** When it comes to gothic romance, Eve Silver's talent for formulating a gripping story is in a class all its own. How she manages to come up with these plots, I have no idea. Her tales are going to have you at the edge of your seat in wonder, and her heroes will undoubtedly cause your heart to pound in more ways than one. *waggles brows* But heed my warning, just when you think you have it all figured out, this author is going to throw you for a loop that will not only leave you in a state of shock, but craving for more
Anonymous 10 months ago
Silver deftly weaves a story that involves flashbacks and multiple points of view to create suspense andvtension on every page
saturnnalia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A darker, different romance. Catherine and Gabriel are wounded souls, who had to make difficult choices in order to survive. I likes them a great deal. The charactures were great, the story interesting, the mood dark. However , it took too long to get to the romance and when they finally get together the story is over. The conclusion was very abrupt. It just seemed the ending was rushed while the beginging was too drawn out. Too much tome in the killer's disturbing mind. Reminded me of Anne Stuart.
SherlockRK More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across Eve Silver's first gothic romance by accident and have been a follower ever since. This addition to the series does not disappoint. It is dark, tense, beautiful, loving, enthralling..... I could go on and on. The set-up of the book is a bit different than the others in that, at first, I was afraid the series had taken a turn and would be a bit too dark for my taste. Nope!! Fabulous as always!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it difficult to tear myself away from this book. I spent every spare moment (between work, sleep, exercise) reading instead of doing more productive tasks (laundry, cleaning). Totally worth it. I am going to read all of her novellas now (adulting is overrated anyway). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an spellbinding suspenseful tale. I loved the exciting surprises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was almost irritated by this one, but the ending is a whopper! Dark,dark, dark and horribly sad, but everyone gets what they deserve in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the last in the Gothic series by this author and while it is very good and certainly the longest it is not my favorite. I like the story, I just never felt much chemistry. .. Anyway, it is well-written, no typos that I found --but once again I felt like the end was rushed. I have said of previous books that it is as if there are only a finite number of pages allowed and the author tries to fit it all in at the end rather than ask for a few more. Other than being rushed these are lovely books in the Gothic tradition with a little spice thrown in. Definitely something you should pick up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I never knew of this author but she is WONDERFULLY GIFTED!!! It is 6 am so I have stayed up all night reading this. The suspense, mystery and romance!! Gabriel and Catherine are so scarred and flawed, which gives the story so much more depth. You will cheer even more for them to try to open themselves up to love. The ending threw me because I was off the mark of who the villian was.Totally worth the loss of sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to purchase more from this author......please treat yourself to this book. You won't regret it!!!!! (FRG)
Sherry Poplin More than 1 year ago
Please read, i love her books
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harstan More than 1 year ago
All her siblings died in childhood leaving Catherine Weston lonely and macabre thinking and dreaming all the time of death. Her only friend is Madeline St. Aubyn, but she is very ill and needs help. Worried about her friend, Catherine travels to Cairncroft Abbey, notoriously known for its evil past. Catherine is shocked with what she finds at the onerous estate. Anytime Madeline seems comatose, her cousin Gabriel appears. Catherine is attracted to Gabriel, but she is confused by the so called curse that haunts him and his family. Gabriel is stunned with his deep feelings for the visitor, but fears to act on it. When a woman is murdered, Gabriel is the prime suspect; even Catherine wonders if the man she loves is a killer as she has heard. SEDUCED BY A STRANGER is a terrific frightening Regency gothic that grips the audience from the opening scene of being buried alive near your four interred brothers as the readers wants to know what next to haunt the protagonist. The story line is fast-paced, but contains all the gothic elements as the heroine wonders if her beloved is a killer like everyone else claims. Eve Silver provides a tense historical romantic suspense. Harriet Klausner