Giveaway and Review: "A Season of Seduction"

As part of the "A Season of Seduction" blog tour, I have my review and a giveaway of 5 copies of the book, sponsored by Hachette!

"A Season of Seduction"
by Jennifer Haymore

Publisher: Forever
Release Date: Oct 1, 2010

Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Becky is still scarred from her disastrous first marriage that ended four years ago. She definitely doesn't want to get married again, or give her heart to another man. So Becky chooses to have an affair with notorious rake, Jack Fulton, knowing he'll never want to settle down. Jack feels tremendous guilt, but his life literally depends on marrying an heiress. How far will he go to get Becky, the Duke's sister, to marry him?

This story was definitely out of the ordinary, and I like how Jennifer Haymore pushes boundaries and introduces new themes. There's one event that I've never seen done in historical romance, and I have read a lot of historical romance!! Unfortunately, even though I appreciate the author doing something different, this particular event really made the book lose its momentum for me.

It was hard to get past the fact that Jack set out to use Becky for her money. But the beginning scenes were pretty suspenseful because you knew Jack was plotting something, but weren't sure quite what.

I really liked that Jack was obvious and blatant about his affection for Becky and he didn't give up. It's too bad his motivation was a little blurred at the start.

I really liked Becky's character in the previous book, "A Touch of Scandal," and I was glad she remained true to herself here. Since I did already feel attached to these characters, I got a little irked with one scene with Sophie still with both of 'her men,' Garrett and Tristan. Meanwhile poor Kate is at home, still playing second fiddle to Sophie. But, hey, that just shows how invested I am in these characters!

The story isn't really very holiday-inspired, even though the events do take place close to Christmas. And I did like how Jack sometimes called Becky "the Winter Queen."

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5

Setting: 3/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line: This was a great way to revisit characters from the rest of the series, and the leads have a lot of chemistry!

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Hachette books has generously provided FIVE copies of this historical romance for readers of my blog!

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  1. I keep seeing thsi book all over the blogs that I follow and it's really got me anxious to get my hands on a copy :D
    I'm already a follower :)
    Thanks for hosting and thanks to Hachette for giving away some of their books! :D


  2. I haven't read this author yet, but she's on my must-read list. I've heard such great things about all of her novels.

  3. I am a follower and would love to be entered. Looks like a great winter read :)

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  4. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. GFC follower Nicole Ashley.

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  5. This book sounds great and I would love to win a copy.
    I'm a follower. :)

  6. This book sounds wonderful and now I have a new author to check out. Please enter me. :)

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    I'm a follower under kitt3n77

  7. Sounds like a good read, please enter me.
    I follow you on GFC.

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  8. I would love to win this book. I am a GFC follower.

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  9. please count me in
    I am a follower



  10. gfc follower
    i like books that involve Christmas

  11. What a great cover! Wouldn't it be nice to have a sumptuous robe like that green one? It is so enticing!
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  12. I am a follower of your blog!
    This reminds me that Christmas is around the corner and I need to start baking and cooking and gathering presents!!! Okay, going make my list for Santa!
    Please count me in, I am being a good girl, I promise!

  13. I love the cover, the colors are so rich. I'm looking forward to reading A Season of Seducton, it sounds like a great read.

    GFC follower

  14. Publicly following In the Hammock with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I enjoyed your review and would love to read A Season of Seduction :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  15. It would be interesting to read this book and see how I feel about it... seeing as how Jack began things! I follow on GFC under the name you_were_almost_right, and on good reads under littlebearries (and on twitter too, littlebearries)

  16. After reading book 2 I do want to read this one too. And I am sure I would think poor Kate too

  17. Thanks for the last note. Definitely good to know :)
    (not an entry)

  18. I am a gfc follower. I have read her other books and they are good, I would like to read this one.

  19. I am a new follower, and your review was really good. I hope to win!!

  20. great giveaway!

  21. Great review! This sounds like a book I would enjoy
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  22. Hi and Happy Weekend! :) And I definitely would love a try at the book, and you had a great review there; makes mine look like crap! LOL :)


  23. I am a follower and I would love to win this book.
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  24. Im a follower

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  25. Here's hoping Becky gave Jack a good run at her money.... and that he wakes up to discover that the money is not the ultimate gain.

    Love my HRs.

  26. The book looks lovely, and the blurb is so tempting. Wonderful review, Carrie. I like books that push the boundaries (even though I am addicted to classic ball & ton regencies).

    HRJ Rita
    email: historicalromancejunkie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  27. Thanks so much!

  28. Great review and it definitely makes me want to read it! Please count me in!

    GFC follower


  29. Jennifer Haymore fan, please count me in! Google follower!


  30. I like the cover, great (honest) review!
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  31. I started with reading Jennifer Haymore's A Touch of Scandal a few months back, and really liked it. Can't wait to read this one!!!

    GFC follower! Barb

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  32. tweeted the giveaway!!!!/winterbabe98/status/27552252983

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  33. Hi,
    I am a follower..
    I follow you on Twitter and Goodreads as well..
    Great Book..

  34. Hi,
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  35. THanks for a great contest!

  36. Google Friend Connect Follower! Great review!

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  37. I follow as Renee G on GFC and would love to read this.

  38. I'm a follower and a fan of both this blog and Jennifer Haymore!

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