ARC Review: Ripe for Seduction by Isobel Carr

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ARC Review: Ripe for Seduction by Isobel Carr
Ripe for Seduction

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: December 18, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The League of Second Sons #3
Published by Forever
Pages: 328
Format: ARC
 

 

Ms. Carr excels at creating Heroes and heroines that are society outcasts, and gives them their much deserved HEA. ~Under The Covers

Set in the late 1700, Olivia is ahead of her time.  She knows exactly how society works and knows how cruel it can be to those who are outcasts.  After becoming a widow from a sham of a marriage, Olivia has become the talk of the town.  However, she is done with the drama and vows to get away somehow.  Luckily, she received a proposal she could not refuse and Livy had figured out a way. Drunken Roland Devere had made an offer of marriage that he could not even remember.  Now placed in a predicament where his honor is on the line, he must live up to the bargain Livy had propositioned him. However, he will certainly make the best of things and he is on a mission to get to know Olivia.

Ms. Carr excels at creating Heroes and heroines that are society outcasts, and gives them their much deserved HEA.  Olivia, a Lady shamed by her bigamist husband and Devere a second son betrothed is certainly not common.  I love that Devere and Olivia are in a forced situation but still managed to fall in love without being rushed.  I think that was possible because of Devere.  I love how he pursued Olivia, he definitely knows how to court a lady.  He knew what and when to say or do things. Oh, and he absolutely knows how to pleasure a woman.

The secondary story between Margo (Devere’s sister) and Philip (Olivia’s Father) was also a treat.  Similar to Olivia, their story is also getting a second chance at love. My only complain is that I had a hard time seeing Philip as a sexy man the way Margo saw him.  I had this “older father figure” image of him and it took me a bit to get use to seeing him as a vibrant man. But overall, it was a great addition to the story.

There were a few cameos of characters from the last two books.  It’s always good to see how they are doing after their HEA.  And, though I am one not to recommend reading out of order, these books can be read as stand alone. I can assure you, there are no big spoilers that can ruin your read if you decide to start with this book.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Timitra

I like the sound of this-thanks Angela!

erinf1

Thanks for the great review! I’m behind on this series 🙁 Gotta catch up!

erinf1

Thanks for the great review! I’m behind on this series 🙁 Gotta catch up!!!

Monica V.

On my wish list. Can’t wait for those Xmas Amazon gift cards!

Annette C.

Sounds like a series I would love to read, will have to check it out.

Lori Meehan

Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review. I’ve not read any of this series.

Maria D.

I love this series! I need to pick up this one – haven’t gotten it yet

Under the Covers Book Blog

I like this series a lot. Worth adding to your tbr pile. 🙂 thanks for passing by ladies. ~Angela