- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (Oct. 28 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060092149
- ISBN-13: 978-0060092146
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 240 g
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #682,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Sabrina Jeffries is a treasure!” (Rexanne Becnel)
“Powerful Romance.” (Rexanne Becnel)
“One luscious romance filled with sensuous moments that will make your heart beat a little faster.” (The Oakland Press, MI)
“Another winner from Sabrina Jeffries - it sizzles with passion, humor, and adventure. You won’t want it to end!” (Christina Dodd)
“An intriguing premise...and well-drawn characters...add interest to this lively...occasionally bawdy romp.” (Library Journal)
“Dance of Seduction is a treasure of a book, written with wit, charm and burning sensuality. This skillfully written novel is an absolute pleasure to read. Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” (Lisa Kleypas, author of Lady Sophia's Lover)
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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A few months later, much to Spencer's surprise, Abigail shows up on his doorstep during a party, claiming to be his bride. Apparently Spencer's brother married them by proxy, with Abigail believing Spencer had wanted the marriage. Now the brother has disappeared with her considerable dowry in his possession. To avoid scandal, Spencer has concocted a scheme where he and Abigail will pretend to be happily married, until he can locate his brother. But even though the controlling Spencer is determined not to have a wife in truth, will he be able to resist Abigail's charms, especially since she wants them to remain married?
I was really looking forward to reading a book by this author, after reading some of the glowing reviews of her work. Obviously, I had rather high expectations of this book, and unfortunately it turned out to be a major disappointment. The story was lackluster and unoriginal. The main characters were one-dimensional cardboard cutouts that, along with their story, never managed to engage my emotions. In fact, this book was just plain boring. I kept expecting it to improve, but too late I realized this was as good as it would get. I did manage to finish it, but only because I began skimming to reach the ending sooner. The whole premise of why he didn't want to be married became ridiculous, after it was carried on for so long. I kept thinking, man, just tell her and get this over with!
On the bright side, there were a couple of places where the author did succeed in adding something humorous, but those few times were not worth the effort of reading this whole book. Even the sex became mundane and boring after awhile. Don't walk, but run away from this one!
Some months later, Spencer, was highly irritated that Nat had failed to show up for his betrothal dinner to Lady Eveline. He was furious at having to make excuses to her for his brother's tardiness when he was informed by his butler that he had an uninvited female visitor. A visitor claiming to be, of all things, Lady Ravenswood, his wife! Unaware of Nat's machinations, Abigail smilingly informed him that before sailing home a month earlier, his brother Nat had stood up for him and had married Spencer and her 'By Proxy'. Evidently, it turned out that his brother Nat had forged documents in Spencer's name and now it appeared that he had absconded with Abigail's dowry. With the surprise announcement of their being a 'Lady Ravenswood' made in front of the biggest gossip columnist in London, and in order to avoid a scandal over his brothers seemingly nefarious deed, a furious Spencer convinces Abby to go along with the ruse until he can locate Nat, get Abby's inheritance back to her, and extricate himself from this beautiful and too attractive 'bride'.
Written with undeniable charm, humor and a beautifully scripted sensual love story, this latest offering by the master word-smith, Sabrina Jeffries, is sure to be a hit for the dedicated fans of this author. While I was really furious at times with Spencer's high handedness in dealing with the innocent and duped Abby, I forgave him at the end as the author skillfully wrote him a beautiful and touching redemption. The sensuality was really hot, especially the scene where Spencer fought so hard against his base inclination to ravage his wife, and she so innocently convinced him that they could just be 'playing'. The dialog was witty and skillfully crafted secondary characters all added to making this a completely wonderful romance that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. - Submitted by Marilyn, Official Reviewer for [...] ---
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