Thursday, May 22, 2014

"The Scoundrel's Seduction" by Jennifer Haymore


SERIES: House of Trent #3
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn't question his mission. But Sam doesn't know his deed has a witness—the beautiful and mysterious betrayer's wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner—one he can neither trust...nor resist. Élise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor—including seducing him senseless. She didn't know of her miserable husband's crimes, but she has secrets of her own, secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames Élise's deepest desires. But how could she ever trust a man who won't let her go? Caught between the crown he's sworn to serve and the woman he's come to love, Sam will risk his heart—and his very life—to keep her safe.


When I received this book for review, a part of me was excited and the other was terribly sad because it seemed like the time to say goodbye to the House of Trent had come. But Sam—Oh Sam—made the end of the journey so pleasurable and adventurous that, in the end, I didn't shed any tears but I had a satisfied smile on my face.

Sam and Élise are a perfect match. Attraction clicks instantly between the two of them, and restraining themselves from taking any kind of action on the matter requires a lot of work from both parts. Ok, mostly from Sam's. Nevertheless, when passion arises, prepare yourself for something seriously intense... But, even though seduction and romance play a big role, so do action and thrilling twists. The author does a great job in revising all the main events happened in the past year, putting even new readers in a comfortable position before finally revealing secrets and mysteries. Of course, the mystery around the Dowager Duchess disappearance is the one everyone was expecting the most and, indeed, here we get our answers. I admit that I found myself disagreeing with certain Duchess' reactions, but what came out from it all is something good and perhaps unexpected.

Jennifer Haymore has undoubtedly written a wonderful historical romance! Needless to say, a piece of my heart will always remain at Ironwood Park and in dreamingly hope for Lady Esme's own story one day...

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