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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Book Three in Isobel Carr's League of Second Sons

The League of Second Sons #3
Isobel Carr
Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 978-0-446-57274-3
December 2012
Historical Romance: 1785

Lady Olivia Carlowe's reputation has been tainted after the fiasco of a bigamous marriage and the death of her philanderer of a husband. Through no effort of her own, she has become fair game to the rakes and rogues of Society, and scorned and given the cut direct by their wives, sisters, and daughters. When she receives a written proposal from a very drunk Roland Devere to beat his friend in being the first to bed her, her first reaction is outrage until she realizes that she can use it to her advantage to get through the long interminable Season. If Roland becomes her shield for the Season, court her then become engaged to her, in a few months she can cry off, retire to the country, her reputation totally destroyed and she will become 'the mistress of her own destiny.' To save face in front of his family, Roland agrees and quickly realizes that every moment in her delicious company will bring them closer and closer...he has no doubt that he can shield her from the undesirables...and seduce her into his bed at the same time...yet Roland does not count on love entering the picture...

RIPE FOR SEDUCTION is another sensuous and entertaining winner in the League of Second Sons from Isobel Carr. Readers will love the delectable hero and wonder how Olivia ever thought she could withstand his advances! Also sensual and enjoyable is the secondary romance between Olivia's father and Roland's older sister. 

Reviewed by Debora Hosey

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