Review: Proof of Seduction by Courtney Milan

Posted April 20, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Proof of Seduction by Courtney Milan
Proof of Seduction
by Courtney Milan

4 Stars


Released: January 1, 2010
Series: Carhart #1
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 345
Format: Audiobook


“At times when historical romances seem to blend together, PROOF OF SEDUCTION stands out from the crowd.” ~Under the Covers

At times when historical romances seem to blend together, PROOF OF SEDUCTION stands out from the crowd.  Why, you may ask?  The heroine of this story is a fortune teller.

Jenny has had no other choice but to “pretend” to be a fortune teller to survive.  She does a good job at it for a while until Gareth, the Marquess of Blakely, comes to “Madame Esmeralda” to, according to him, save his cousin from her evil clutches.  See, his younger cousin is somewhat gullible and easily influenced.  Gareth of course thinks he’s doing the right thing.

Gareth is a scientist, he likes to know how things work and why.  He doesn’t believe in much and is a bit of a realist.  And the real thing is he falls in lust with Madame Esmeralda and wants her for himself.

To keep his cousin somewhat happy, Gareth goes along with Madame Esmeralda’s prediction of when he will meet his one true love.  In the meantime, Gareth and Jenny have a torrid affair.

PROOF OF SEDUCTION was well…seductive.  Jenny is no virgin wilting flower.  She’s a real woman.  With cares about her honor, but also with a lot of heart.  And she follows her heart for most of this book.

Gareth on the other side may not be my favorite hero for as stern and unmoving he was at times, but he has a big soft spot for Jenny and in the end he shows that and does the right thing by her.

I’m really looking forward to Ned’s story next.  He was young in this one and had some trouble.   I can’t wait to see what Ms. Milan has in store for him next.

One thing you have to expect for sure when reading Courtney Milan is a deep and emotional ride, and this was no different.

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About Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat. Courtney wishes she could say she has lived in numerous fabulous places. But aside from her husband, there is a distinct lack of fabulousness in her life. Instead, she is happy when standards in the Milan household hover above mediocrity. Her husband attempts not to kill people for a living.[1] In exchange, Courtney attempts not to do the dishes.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.


1. The astute reader will notice that this sentence can be read as either "Courtney's husband attempts to make his living by means other than offing unsuspecting passersby," or as "Courtney's husband, while making a living, tries not to leave dead bodies in his wake." Luckily, both are true. Although it must be admitted that Mr. Milan has had greater success with the former.

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