All About Seduction

All About Seduction

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She had never known passion like this...Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover--at her husband's command. For fifteen years, Carolinehas done everything her much older husbandhas desired--except provide an heir. Now he hasgiven her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentlemanand bear a son. Caroline would never think ofbowing to such a shameful order, but thenshe meets Jack Applegate.Jack has longed for the beautiful, untouchableCaroline for years, but the chasm between them wastoo wide to ever dream of crossing. Now, fate and passion have thrown them together, but thepotential scandal threatens to smother their love.And when a violent secret comes to light, only a terrible sacrifice will prevent the flame of their affection from being snuffed out forever . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0062017357
  • 9780062017352
  • 760,110

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"Katy Madison has written a beautiful story that teaches a woman how to feel passion and how to feel loved."--Tazzie Book Reviews
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221 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 21% (46)
4 27% (60)
3 32% (70)
2 14% (30)
1 7% (15)

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***original extended review posted at Romancing Rakes*** Basically, Caroline has been married for 15 years to Mr. Broadhurst and never once, have they conceived a child. Okay, you're thinking, maybe she's infertile. Nope, Mr. Broadhurst has been married three times and has never once gotten any of his past wives with child. That tells you it's his problem and to top it off, there's suspicion as to what happened to those past wives due to the fact no children were brought forth. He wants her to have a baby with one of her brother's friends but she can't bring herself to seduce any of them. Cue in the dashing Jack Applegate, hurt Mill Worker. They've both been secretly attracted to each other for a while but knew their social differences would not allow the attraction to become more. Denial, thy names are Jack and Caroline. As she nurses him back to health, they both must come to terms with their feelings while her husband keeps pushing her to conceive with one of the men. I'm glad I gave this book a chance. In a time of arranged marriages, gaps in social class and money and bloodlines are a social currency, Jack and Caroline are able to overcome those obstacles towards a HEA. At times, the continuous mention of Caroline not wanting to seduce any of the men made me want to tear my hair out and scream 'Do something about it! Find some dirt on your horrible husband!' As for the social class difference between Caroline and Jack and the constant need to point that out and use it as a barrier, was only delaying their happily ever after. I did feel bad when Broadhurst kicked the bucket and waited for lightning to strike after wishing throughout the book. Okay, but only a little. I will read another book by Ms. Madison. ***review book provided by NetGalley***show more
by Kati R
Katy Madison has written a beautiful story that teaches a woman how to feel passion and how to feel loved. As the title suggests it is all about seduction. I loved how Katy set the story in England during the time of Queen Victoria. The setting of the Mill was a great way to the different class during that period and I found it really helped to distinguish the differences in the characters by the way they spoke and by the way they lived and worked. My favourite character was Caroline because I found her to be the most intriguing person because I found her to be different from those around her. I got a sense of her wanting society to be seen as equals. She wanted to make so many changes to her husband's mill to keep the children safe and to help them get an education while her husband didn't like the changes she was making, he didn't think she was capable of running his Mill. My favourite part of the book was the developing relationship between Caroline and the injured Mill worker Jack Applegate. I loved how they both wanted each other but at the same time they didn't feel worthy of the other. Throughout the book they tried to avoid each other but love prevailed in the end. I found this book to be delicate and seducing as well as highly moving. This book is well worth reading.show more
by Tracey Jago (Panton)
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