The Secret To Seduction – Julie Anne Long
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
But let me tell you why. I think it’s because this is the third book in the series and I had not read the first two. It isn’t that the love story doesn’t stand alone, it does, in fact the back story that threads through the books also stands alone in this book. I understood everything that was happening I just didn’t care because I wasn’t invested in it, I think. Because the love story is beautiful. It is exactly what I expect from Julie Anne Long and I loved every minute of it.
I did skim over quite a bit of the back story story only because, again, I just wasn’t invested in it, and I didn’t really care about the sisters and their husbands and whatnot. My guess is, that when I read the other two books, I will go back and read this one again and it will get five stars from me. Because quite honestly the only reason it didn’t is because I was skimming sections.
The hero was fantastic, she uses so few words to describe this man and yet, and yet they are precisely the right few words for you to be able to call him to life in your head. To see the errant swagger, the carefree lean to his shoulder. The heroine was wonderful, completely unaware of her true self, who she is, something most of us discover much younger even if we don’t act upon our inherent instincts. The way he awakens her and brings her to know herself is so incredibly magical, just powerfully done.
The cover is beautiful.
I never once wanted to throw my iPad across the room, i never rolled my eyes, there was no WTFckry, it was lovely, passionate, wonderful. Ryhs is exactly the man every woman wants to fall in love with, at least once.