The Second Seduction of a Lady

The Second Seduction of a Lady

by Miranda Neville

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The Second Seduction of a Lady by Miranda Neville

Enter the thrilling, sexy world of GeorgianEngland in this splendid Miranda Neville novella—and catch a glimpse of Caro, the heroine ofThe Importance of Being Wicked,on sale December 2012.

Eleanor Hardwick and Max Quinton shared onenight of incredible passion . . . that was shatteredthe next day, when Eleanor learned of a bet placedby Max's friends. Now, five years later, Max stillcan't get Eleanor out of his head or his heart. He hasa single chance to make a second impression—onethat will last forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062243379
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Miranda Neville grew up in England before moving to New York City to work in Sotheby's rare books department. After many years as a journalist and editor, she decided writing fiction was more fun. She lives in Vermont.

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The Second Seduction of a Lady 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Stella_L More than 1 year ago
First, let me start off this review by stating that I just love novellas this time of year! Many times I want a short read that satisfies without hours and hours of commitment. This story delivers it all plus provides a wonderful preview of the continuation of Caro Brotherton's story. Max and Eleanor are two delightful characters that meet under trying circumstances at best. Max met Eleanor years ago and seduced her because of a bet. Max is an honorable man though and wanted to marry Eleanor after receiving the money won. He thought it would give them some financial security as they start off their marriage. This doesn’t sit well with Eleanor. Consequently, she leaves him. Fast forward several years, Max is fishing and sees Eleanor with a younger cousin. While Eleanor tries to keep her cousin from making the same mistake she did, Max is determined not to let her get away this time. Miranda Neville is a master in how she brings these characters to their happy ending. This story shows what a great writer can accomplish in a novella. If you’ve never read a Miranda Neville novel, this is a perfect start!! She’s an auto buy for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Medioce writing, predictable plot, and lackluster characters. I can't think of anything positive to say about this book. Don't waste your money.
PolishedBookworm More than 1 year ago
The Second Seduction of a Lady is a prequel to Miranda Neville’s new “Wild Quartet” series, which is centered around a group of badly behaved late-Georgian art collectors. This novella introduces readers to Caro, the heroine of the first “Wild Quartet” installment, The Importance of Being Wicked (to be published this December). Long before meeting Max Quinton, Eleanor Hardwick decided she would never marry. A whirlwind couple of weeks spent with Max Quinton soon has her reconsidering. Unfortunately the interference of a petty and cruel relation drives a wedge between the two and Eleanor escapes home to her well-meaning but neglectful father. To escape the boredom of her life (and thoughts of what might-have-been with Max), Eleanor travels around England visiting her many relations. It is on just such a visit to a distant cousin (Caro’s social climbing mother) that Eleanor encounters Max for the first time in five years. Max Quinton has never forgotten the beautiful young woman he fell in love with and intended to propose to. One moonlit, he and Eleanor let their passion overcome them – before he could ask for her hand. By the light of day, circumstances (and an odious relative) led to her believing him a seducer and a cad. Despite his repeated attempts to contact her and profess his love, Eleanor refused to listen. Five years later and Max has improved his lot in life, professionally and financially. He is serving as the guardian to a young man about to reach majority when he mets Eleanor again. This time he will not take no for an answer. Conveniently for Max, his ward Robert is smitten with Eleanor’s young cousin, the irrepressible Caro, paving the way for many interactions between the former lovers. If this were a full length novel, I fear I would have tired of Eleanor’s ‘assume the worst and run’ attitude. It was difficult for me to warm up to her. Once she starting relaxing around Max, her character was more appealing. I was glad to end this story believing she was worthy of Max’s devotion. Max was a steadfast and honest man throughout the entire story. Yes, he claimed the wager for having succeeded in kissing her, but only so they could start a life together – he did not pursue her to win the wager, the money was not a factor in his attentions. It was refreshing to read about a hero who didn’t have a sudden revelation that he was in love with the heroine. Max knew he loved Eleanor and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her quickly into their initial courtship – his feelings and intentions never wavered. This was a quick and entertaining read, with wonderful dialogue and fully realized characters. Other than the introduction of Caro and Robert, I’m not certain this novella has much else to do with the “Wild Quartet” series. It can definitely be read as a stand-alone.
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE SECOND SEDUCTION OF A LADY by Miranda Neville is an exciting Georgian era historical romance set in 1793 England. A novella. #0.5 "Wild Quartet". The introduction to "Wild Quartet" series. What a beginning! Take a romp through Georgian England. A quick fun read with a bit of drama,lots of passion and love. First love lost than found again. Eleanor Hardwick and Max Quinton have passion,but a bet causes them to lose all. Five years later, love may just be found again for Max and Eleanor,for their passion still alive. A fun read and a great introduction to what looks to be an amazing series. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR(Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all seriousness, who wants to read the book after being told all the major plot lines? Good god. Get over yourself; stop with the dissertations and give a simple review.