Also in this series: One Night Is Never Enough
Series: Secrets #1
Published by Avon on May 25th 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Scandalous and provocative, The Seven Secrets of Seduction is an intoxicating insight into the mind of men and the desires of women; and the book has all the ton talking.
Secret #1: Every good seduction begins with a baited hook . . .
Well-educated, but not part of society, Miranda Chase is just as captivated by the erotic pages as everyone else in London. Intrigued by the layers she sees beneath the book's surface, she writes an editorial about it, never realizing that her passionate words will draw an actual viscount to her uncle's bookshop.
Maximilian, Viscount Downing, has very particular ideas about passion and sees truth only in desire. He freely flaunts his sensual power and seeks nothing more than another conquest; the one that could justify his entire debauched existence. But Miranda's blend of innocence, trust, and love cause a strange thing to happen on the way to this seduction. Something that just might threaten the very fabric of his jaded heart . . .
Miranda Chase, runs her uncle’s bookshop, and has a passion for a good read. While totally captivated in the newest gothic novel, she is interrupted by a stranger who makes her think of silken sheets and temptation beyond her wildest dreams. When there is a mix up in his book order, she heads off to return his book to him. She there learns that he is none other than The Viscount Downing, the one man that is notorious for his sensuality and power. Miranda knows that she in trouble when she reluctantly agrees to take on a project, organize Max’s library to a sense of order. Miranda is there day after day, and finds herself starting to feel being seduced, and though there is a part of her that resists, there is a larger part that only aches for his touch. Max, knew that Miranda was the one woman he wants to seduce more than any other. Her sweet innocence calls out to him in a way that he has never known. Miranda finds herself falling in love with the scoundrel who makes her burn, but she suspects he is hiding a secret, a secret that could tear their love apart.
The Hero Maximillen, Viscount Downing)
Max was raised in a home where both of his parents had constant affairs. Even though in the beginning his mother loved his father, but she hides her pain underneath all the men she seduces. Max enjoys life, loves to read, and more than that loves share the sensual pleasure to be found in bed. When he finds Miranda Chase, she is unique and special, he has never known a woman of such innocence and purity, one he wants to show her the pleasures of the bedroom. As he starts his game of seduction, he in turns find himself being seduced by a young woman that sneaks past his guarded heart.
The Heroine (Miranda Chase)
Miranda, even though she isn’t a part of society, was raised by her mother to be proper but now her life has changed. Even though she is well educated she craves freedom and has a very passionate side to her. When a erotic book comes out, she is intrigued by its pages, and see’s beneath every sentence and paragraph. She see’s a beauty about it that most don’t see. When she first meets Max, he stirs her blood, and she finds she can’t resist his tender seduction that tempts her the most sensual of pleasures. But how long will it last?
For the most part I have truly enjoyed reading this author. It usually takes me a few chapters to get into her books, but once I get fully into them I am totally hooked. This book is the first in her Secrets series. From the first few pages, I was captivated. It started out instantly able to grab the readers attention. There is also such a unique sensuality about this book. Maximilian is total Rake and Rogue type, loves the pleasures of the bedchamber and see’s Miranda has unique and has never seduced, he see’s her as a challenge. He is very bold and full on sexiness. I found him to be irresistable at times, Miranda I found to be at time a complex character, a liked her quite a bit for the most part. She seemed to be independent and strong willed but also went after what she wanted. Although there were times that portions of the books had flowery writing, I also found that it held a unique freshness about it, that made me only want to read more. There is also such a sizzling chemistry and sensuality to this book. I almost felt like as the reader this book was seducing me as well. Even though it wasn’t my favorite from this author, I would highly recommend this to anyone that like a historical romance full of sensuality and freshness that will only entice you!!! A read you don’t want to miss out on.
Miranda Chase leaned against the smoothly worn counter and absently curled a finger around a tendril of hair, rubbing her thumbnail along the hump, creating a soft, steady rythm of sound against her ear as she devoured the words on the page.
“Did you just ask me for sex, sir?’
A strange smile stretched across his face, no less appealing than the previously half-mocking one but more mysterious in nature. “I asked for the section on erotic matters. though if you feel the desire to pass over the instruction and go right to the participation, I would be delighted.”