Blog Tour – ‘The Trouble with Seduction’ by Victoria Hanlen
‘The Trouble with Seduction’ was published on the 25th April 2016 by Carina UK. Today it is my turn on this blog tour. Read on for my review.
This story is set in London, England, 1855. Sarah, Lady Strathford, twice widowed and still fairly young is ready for a little bit of harmless fun, preferably with a man of her own age with and someone who she can have an adventure with. That’s not too much to ask for is it!
Her hopes are raised when the very dashing, roguish and rather baffling Mr Cornelius Ravenhill appears. As Sarah soon discovers though he is not the gentleman he seems and she finds herself battling against the corrupt and harsh world around her which threatens to destroy everything precious to her. Will her seduction at the hands of Mr Ravenhill prove to be her saviour or was she better off on her own?
As most of you probably know by now I really enjoy historical fiction. I liked the sound of ‘The Trouble with Seduction’ so was more than happy to give it a go. The blurb is at the front of the eBook, something I think is ever so useful. It’s very handy especially if like me you have loads of books on your e-reader and can’t remember what it’s about.
I thought this to be a very enjoyable read with an extremely complicated plot which keeps you guessing as to what really happened. The author has an eye for detail and I loved reading about Strathford Hall and all its grandeur. It made me wish I was there exploring it and searching out secret rooms and hidden passages. Sarah Strathford’s late husband, Edward, the Earl of Strathford was an inventor. He had created many wonderful things including some rather saucy sex toys.
There were a number of characters some of whom were very unsavoury indeed. I took an instant dislike to Lumsley. Sarah was one of my favourites though. She had been through so much and her real problems were only just beginning. I thought Sarah to be a very kind person. She had set up a charity where children and adults came with their problems for help and to be educated. I also really liked Damen. I don’t want to give too much away but he was good for her even though he wasn’t who she thought he was. He went about things in a bit of an underhand way but had his reasons.
Whilst reading this novel I came across a lovemaking scene that had been split between two chapters which was slightly off putting. I personally felt that it should have all taken place in the same chapter. There was also a fair bit of violence in this book but don’t let that put you off. If you’re a fan of historical fiction then I would say that ‘The Trouble with Seduction’ is worth reading.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
About Victoria Hanlen
Award winning, historical romance author, VICTORIA HANLEN, has worked at a wide range of jobs, from fashion, to corporate business, to treading the boards of stage and professional opera. A lifelong writer, she once put her skills to use in PR and advertising. But her favorite form of writing is stories with happily-ever-afters.
Additionally, she likes to bake (especially pies), paint (especially barns with cows), and take photographs (especially of sunsets and critters) Victoria and her husband live in rural New England surrounded by a host of wildlife.
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