Review: Strictly Seduction by Shelley Bradley

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Review: Strictly Seduction by Shelley Bradley
Strictly Seduction
Book Info

Released: April 1, 2002
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 344

Who knew historical romance could be this hot?  Lack of communication got them apart to begin with.  Madeline, who had grown up in London society, fell deepy in love for Brock five years ago.  She even gave him her virginity.  But Brock was nothing more than her father’s stable hand then and her father paid him off so he would leave town.  Or so she thought.

When she realized she had gotten pregnant, she married Lord Sedgewick to cover it up and claim the child as his.  Now, with her husband’s death almost a year ago and all he left behind were debts, she is left in a precarious situation.  This is when Brock comes back into her life.

He’s made something of himself, has money, but doesn’t have the acceptance in society.  He pays off her debts and proposes the deal that she’d marry him to repay him.  A deal she refuses to accept.  He has a lot of ulterior motives, of course: vengeance, a business venture, acceptance.  But most of all he is still deeply in love with her.  Even though he can’t bring himself to say this to her.

Madeline doesn’t want to admit she still has feelings for him, even though he makes his best attempts to seduce her.  She doesn’t tell him they have a daughter together either.  But oh how good he is at the seduction.

While there was an incredible lack of communication between these two characters, I enjoyed every single one of their interactions and how their story slowly unfolded.  They were put in a position where they had to be more intimate than they would’ve otherwise and face the feelings that were still there.
A story of a second chance at love.  Of falling in love all over again and forgiving past and present mistakes.  It kept me glued to the pages as I usually expect by this wonderful author.

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  1. Thanks for the great review!

    Oh… I had picked this up at the bookstore and when faced with the choice between books, I put it back 🙁 But after reading the excerpt, I’m kicking myself now!

    I love the cover and the premise is so original! The conflict sounds pretty heavy… and I love second chance romances 🙂

  2. This does sound like a great story. I love second chance at love stories, especially when someone else interfered and split them to begin with. I would love to read this and read more about their story and how he reacts when finding out they have a child. And how she reacts when finding out her father interfered.
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  3. WOW! This book sounds smokin’ hot! I have not had a chance to read Shayla’s books yet but I’m adding her to my list now! I love historicals and this sounds exactally what I look for in a good book. Thanks for sharing with us.


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