Friday, April 20, 2012

The Seduction of Sebastian St. James (House of Renwick 2) by Rachel Van Dyken

When the angelic Duke of Tempest, Sebastian St. James, appeared unexpectedly at his boyhood friend’s home, he had but one goal: Find a suitable wife as soon as possible. However, his impeccable reputation made him a prime target for ambitious mothers of debutante daughters. He needed a plan.

Help came in the form of an unlikely alliance with Lady Emma Gates, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy viscount, who has deemed herself on the shelf, and only wants to marry in order to appease her parents. Together they could sort through the mire of would-be mates to find their perfect matches. That is, if they could keep their hands off each other long enough to pursue likely candidates.

When a man from Emma’s past makes a play for her hand, the truth about her life threatens to destroy Sebastian’s reputation, a reputation he has carefully guarded since his youth. In the end, the Angel Duke has to make a choice that will end up changing his reputation forever.

Reviewer: Dolce Amore
Duke of Tempest, Sebastian St. James was searching for a wife. Although he wanted the happiness his best friend, Nicholas, found with his wife, he decided that any debutante would do. He forms an alliance with Miss Emma Gates, the cousin of Sara, Nicholas’s wife.

But when someone from Emma’s past wants to hurt her, will be Sebastian there for her?

I didn’t understand why, if Sebastian and Emma wanted to marry and they were attracted each other, they didn’t just marry? And it’s not the only thing I didn’t comprehend. From the historical books I’ve read, there are a lot of scenes from the book that shouldn’t have existed. I guess Ms. Rachel Van Dyken didn’t fully research before starting to write this genre.

I have to admit that this book disappointed me. After reading the blurb, I was expecting something better. Large parts of the book were boring, the story was a little bit confusing and there were things that didn’t match with the time period. The characters are under developed and their behavior is absurd. Sorry, but I can’t give it more than 2 stars.

Publisher: Astraea Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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