Book Review-With Seduction In Mind

Book Review-With Seduction In MindWith Seduction in Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke
Also in this series: And Then He Kissed Her
Series: Girl Bachelors #4
Published by Harper Collins on August 25th 2009
Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Era
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9780061903670
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Her proposition . . .
London Society is harsh for a young woman with no family connections who has to work for a living. But when Daisy Merrick is sacked from yet another job, the feisty and outspoken miss comes up with a plan that could give her a future beyond her wildest dreams. There's only one problem. Her success depends on a man, the most infuriating, impossible, immovable man she's ever met. His resolution . . .
Sebastian Grant, Earl of Avermore, is England's most infamous author. Known for his notorious reputation, he is more interested in play than work, and has no intention of cooperating when Daisy shows up on his doorstep with a mad plan. The provoking, fire-haired beauty stirs his senses beyond belief, and Sebastian knows he has only one way to stop her. Seduction.


Daisy Merrick, is outspoken and independent, and with every job her sister manages to find for her, she manages to get fired for being too opinionated, which is her downfall. However she loves writing, and goes to Marlowe Publishing for a job. When she gives a review on a play written by a man she once loved reading his work, she provokes him. Sebastian Grant, an infamous writer in England at one time, now hates to write, for it brings to him feelings of fear and helplessness due to his past. Sebastian is determined never to write again, but when the unrelenting Daisy comes to him with a resolution to solve both of their problems, he never expected that she would seduce him into writing again, when he at one time hated doing it. Sebastian has never believed in ‘happily ever after’ ending, but after being moved by Daisy’s beauty and spirit, he dreams of a happy ending for himself.

The Hero 
Sebastian Grant, Earl of Avermore, at one time produced great works of writing, and became infamous in England. But then all the tributes get to his head, and he lost his spirit for writing, and after ten years of trying to write and forcing himself to write, and got addicted to drugs, and now having recovered, fears that if he starts writing again he will get back to his addiction, and knows that could lead to his death. Sebastian is stubborn, and angry and frustrated with the world, but also he is angry at himself for losing his life’s passion and for all his past mistakes, that has caused him to whom he is now. But meeting Daisy is like a breath of fresh air to his soul.

The Heroine 
Daisy Merrick, is very trusting and believes in those that are close to her.  Daisy’s mother died before she could ever get to know her, and her father became a drunk and broke promises to her, and yet despite all that, she continues to believe in people. Then she has a chance to publish her writing, but only with the help of Sebastian Grant, whose earlier works inspired her. Now if she can help him to start writing once more, she can accomplish her dream of becoming something great for once in her life. Daisy doubts herself and her looks, thinking she is not pretty, especially not compared to her sister, and far too opinionated for any man to accept in her, that is until she meets Sebastian who unsettles her.

My Thoughts 
With Seduction In Mind is the fourth in the Girl-Bachelor series written by Laura Lee Guhrke. Now this series is about young women who are independent, outspoken and both the hero and heroine have yet to find love.  I have truly been entertained by this series, and With Seduction In Mind definitely hit the bar. I love the whole interaction between the characters, both witty and sensual. At the beginning it started out slow, and things in the story didn’t really pick up for me until halfway through the book, but once I got to that point I just had to flip through the pages to see what would happen between Daisy and Sebastian. One of the things that I just loved about this book was how engaging the story and the characters were to this reader, and I felt emotionally involved like I was drawn into the story, and seemed very riveting, and I wont lie, but brought a tear to the eye, especially at the end. One of the things I didn’t like however was I wished it didn’t drag a bit at the beginning, But definitely a satisfying read!!

My Favorite Quote 
And I want you to marry me, and come back to Avermore with me, and write your books right across from where I write mine, so that whenever I am working, I can see your sweet, freckled face.

About Laura Lee Guhrke

From the publication of her very first historical romance, Laura Lee Guhrke has received numerous honors and critical acclaim for her novels and her writing style. She has been honored with the most prestigious award of romance fiction, the Romance Writers of America Rita Award, and she has received additional awards from Romantic Times and All About Romance. Romantic Times has proclaimed her, “One of the most natural voices in historical romance to be found today”. Her books routinely hit the USA Today Bestseller List, and Guilty Pleasures has been honored with the Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004. Among her publishing credits are twelve historical romances, including her latest, And Then He Kissed Her, now available from Avon Books.

Laura is currently hard at work on her thirteenth historical romance for Avon Books. She has also written articles for various publications, including the Romance Writers Report, The British Weekly , and the Irish-American Press.

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