Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Lady of Seduction is book three of the “Daughters of Erin” series.
The action begins right at the start of the book. Caroline Blacknall is on a ship during a very bad storm. She meets up with Grant Dunmore whom she hasn’t seen in quite a while. There seems to be an instant connection between the two. You think that Grant is a former lover but Laurel puts a twist in the story, he’s not. The way Laurel describes Grant, we don’t think of him as handsome. But not all our romance heroes can be gorgeous. Plus they say, “love is blind”.
It seems that Laurel has made Caroline a writer of sorts and Grant has something she wants. But Grant is a man of many secrets and Caroline, being a typical woman, wants to know what those secrets are. They also seem to have one adventure after another. Our couple seems destined to be together no matter what Grant wants.
Within the first quarter of the book, our author gives the couple their first intimate moment. It happens so naturally – very sensual and fits into the scene perfectly. There is also a scene where they take a walk together. Laurel does such a great job of describing the scenery that you can almost believe that you are right there with them.
One good thing about historical romances is that the author gives their readers a history lesson of sorts. We get to learn a little bit about the country we are “visiting”. The history plays an important part in this historical romance.
Laurel also adds in some suspense into her story. The reader has to ask themselves, “Whose side is Grant on?” He has some people come to visit. “What are his visitors up to?” She also gives us some mystery. With adding the suspense and mystery into her story she keeps her readers enthralled. This also is what makes the story a page-turner. This story builds on the suspense right up until the end.
Besides being a writer, Caroline is a woman who has spirit and is also very curious. She will go to any lengths to protect the people that she loves. We also get to see Caroline as a storyteller.
Grant gives us the impression that he wants to be left alone. But Laurel has also made him a man that has a sensitive side – especially where Caroline is concerned. He is also an honorable, yet stubborn, man. He doesn’t feel that he is worthy of Caroline’s love.
If you love historical romances you will want to add this to your must read list. This is definitely a story that can be read on its own even though it’s part of a series. But if you loved this book as much as I did, you will want to go back and read the other two books in the series.