Sunday, April 27, 2014

ARC Review: Secrets of Seduction by Nicole Jordan

ebook, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 29th 2014 by Ballantine Books 

Stunning sensuality and breathtaking romance mark this dazzling new Legendary Lovers tale from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan, where an extraordinary beauty teaches a handsome, reclusive “beast” to love again.

The most charming Wilde cousin, Lady Skye has secretly loved the enigmatic Earl of Hawkhurst since girlhood, long before the tragedy that left him scarred both physically and emotionally. When Skye learns that the celebrated hero has returned to England from his self-imposed exile to make a cold marriage of convenience, she brazenly plants herself on his castle doorstep, determined to convince Hawk that she alone is his true mate and destiny.

An elite member of the Guardians of the Sword, Hawk has vowed never again to risk the pain of loving—but that’s before he deals with the most enchanting, annoyingly persistent seductress he’s ever encountered. One night of blazing passion leaves him impossibly torn. Will Hawk choose duty over love, or will he open his heart and let Skye’s healing light penetrate his darkness

From Nicole Jordan's Newsletter

The youngest Wilde cousin, Lady Skye (a delightfully charming Beauty who doesn’t understand the word “No”), teaches a reclusive, emotionally scarred nobleman (the Beast, aka Hawk) to love again. Once in a while in a romance writer’s career, a special couple comes along, leaving a lasting impression on the author. I never like to pick favorite characters since I love each of them for different reasons. But if forced to choose, Skye and Hawk would definitely make my top three most-loved character list.

Reviews are coming in, and I’m thrilled. In addition to the 29 positive reviews readers have posted for the book on Goodreads thus far, I’ve also received praise from some wonderful book review sites. Check out some of their comments about SECRETS OF SEDUCTION at the bottom of this newsletter.

You can get the scoop on my website Books page and read Chapter One, where Skye begins her campaign to win Hawk’s affections.

Currently Amazon is offering both the paperback and the Kindle version at a big 25 percent discount, so pre-order your copy today! Or, you can pick up a copy of SECRETS OF SEDUCTION from your favorite books retailer on April 29. 

  Once more Ms. Jordan takes us on a wonderful reading trip with the Wilde Clan and their legendary Lovers quest. This time we are journeying with Skye, she is following the tale of Beauty and the Beast.

I so love this family, so wild and carefree and full of life. They live life to the fullest! Skye doesn't follow the rules of society to the tee, she likes to push the limits (as do the whole family).
This book starts out fast, and continues that pace. But it is not distracting or does not mess up the story.
Skye and Hawk travel all over, in the process he falls in love with her. He has been so depressed for 10 years yet a week with Skye brings him out of his funk.

Skye is just so determined to make Hawk realized that they are a perfect match, she is not above seduction or anything, except lying. She will not lie to him. She even helps him redecorate and refurbish his house for the lady he is to court and marry ( not Skye).

A wonderful story, and I look forward to more of the Legendary Lovers!
I received my copy for review from Netgalley

Nicole Jordan 
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan spins delightful tales that simmer with passion and sensuality. In her former life, Nicole grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently and attending high school in Germany. She later earned a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech and spent eight years as a manufacturing manager making disposable diapers and toilet tissue! Currently Nicole lives in the Rocky Mountains of Utah with her real-life hero (her husband) and beloved kids (her horses).

With over two-dozen historical romances to her credit and four million books in print, set in numerous eras and locales, Nicole now enjoys chronicling the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.

One of her novels had the dubious honor of being humorously spotlighted by Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." On a more serious note, Nicole's romances regularly appear on numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today, and have earned such honors as RITA finalist, RWA's Favorite Book of the Year, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance, and the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, presented by a group of over one hundred romance reviewers.

 From Nicole Jordan's Newsletter

I’m also hosting two Facebook Sweepstakes—one in April and one in May—with prizes of gorgeous jewelry sets custom-designed by my friend and fellow romance author, Kelli Ann Morgan. Readers can also enter to win my Website contests, where I’m offering more lovely, vintage-inspired necklaces.