Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Seduced in September
Author: Genevieve Turner
Series: A Year Without a Duke #3
Hero/Heroine: Edward Coyne/Adele Vere
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 95 pages
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: A Year Without a Duke
The duke has died. Long live the duke! The only problem is no one knows who the new Duke of Beckworth is. All of England wonders, but no one more so than the people who depend upon Beckworth for their livelihood. In 1816, a year so cold that the word “summer” is a cruel joke, that livelihood is even more uncertain. However, they are all about to find out, with the duke away, there is nothing more warming than scandal and love…
Seduced in September, Book Three
Adele Vere is the model of a perfect English governess: docile, good-tempered, and well principled. She’s worked her entire life to keep others from knowing the truth—it’s all a façade. If her origins were discovered, she’d fall too far to ever recover.
No one is more dangerous to her than Edward Coyne, the roguish stable master tasked with her riding lessons. His knowing gaze and bold touches make her suspect that he sees through her lies. When Mr. Coyne surprises her with an audacious offer, she must choose: remain safely behind the walls she’s erected… or dare the fall she so fears in her reach for love.
”You tempt me without mercy.”
Seduced in September is the third book in A Year Without a Duke series and brings us back to Beckworth Park to tell the story of the governess and the stable master.
Under the protection of the Duke, Adele Vere was expected to learn how to ride a horse. She dreaded and yearned for each encounter with Edward Coyne as he lead her riding lessons. But Adele has a secret history that no one knows about and Mr. Coyne makes her want to forget everything she’s been taught about how to be a proper lady.
The is definitely my favorite story so far in this series…and also the longest in length. I was immediately drawn into Adele’s story from page one; she had some interesting secrets and I was curious about her lineage. Then there was the sexual tension between her and Mr. Coyne: the looks, the touches, the seduction. I’m certain this is the first romance I’ve read where the heroine is wooed by a loaf of bread! (No, the Hunger Games does not count.) I completely believed their attraction and affections for one another were true.
The sex scene was VERY sensual and I wish this story was much, MUCH longer…I know Adele and Edward will be scorching HOT together once they are married.
Yes, this book ends on somewhat of a HFN ending. As I said before, I completely believe they love each other, so I’m not worried they won’t last…it’s just that I would like to have been able to read all about it. Boo!
My only real disappointment while reading this is that I never got Edwards POV. I felt like I needed that other side of the story…I wanted to see Adele from HIS eyes even though the author did a fairly good job portraying his feelings. At this point, I feel like I don’t know him as well as I know Adele.
Will they ever find the Duke? An Affair in Autumn is up next.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*