A Study in Seduction-Nina Rowan

A Study in Seduction

Nina Rowan

Forever, Aug 28 2012, $5.99

ISBN: 9781455509546

 

In 1854 London, Lydia Kellaway arrives at the home of Alexander Hall as Lady Talia storms out of his residence.  Not in the mood for anyone as his engagement ended when his Russian mom deserted her family for a Russian, he rudely demands she identify herself; while she orders him to give her back her property.  The Viscount says he legally purchased the unusually designed locket from a pawn broker when the owner failed to claim it in a timely manner.  She insists timely passed because the owner her grandma died.

 

Negotiations fail as he refuses to part with the locket.  A desperate Lydia bets Alexander could not solve one of her puzzles.  He accepts her wager of the locket for a kiss.  Attracted to each other from the moment they bet, Alexander knows Lydia hides something from him.  Knowing he needs to avoid a scandal to insure the Ton do not punish his siblings (Sebastian and Talia), he vows to solve the puzzle of Lydia while she will give up on love to protect her sister Jane.

 

A Study In Seduction is a fabulous Victorian romance in which the mathematical puzzles provide freshness as readers will want to solve them.  The lead couple is a nice pairing of intelligent individuals and the siblings are fully developed.  Although Alexander is in trade and Sebastian as a professional musician seem scandalous for an 1850s aristocrat making the lead male’s honorable intention re his family seem more like hypocritical pretension, sub-genre fans will enjoy the theorem of love.

 

Harriet Klausner

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