Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Review of Seduced by His Touch by Tracy Anne Warren

The second book in The Byrons of Braebourne series. I mainly picked up this series because of Jack's book. I read the blurb and I immediately wanted to read the novel. Since I never read a series out of order I started with Cade's book.
What I got was definitely wasn't expected. Click below to read more of the Review.



The Blurb:


He Had to Marry Her

Everyone in London agrees the Byrons are just as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" as their poetic non-relation. But Lord Jack Byron is facing a predicament that is scandalous...even for him!

Marry a young woman because he lost a bet? Unreformed rake Lord Jack Byron would do anything to get out of it. But the rich merchant who holds his debt insists Jack lead his on-the-shelf daughter to the altar...and make her believe it's a love match. With no options, Jack agrees, thinking he'll be shackled to a closed-in spinster.

But Grace Danvers is no milk-and-water miss. When he first encounters her in a London bookstore, Jack is struck by her tempting sensuality and soon becomes determined to bed—and wed—her (in that order!). Yet though he plans to seduce her with his touch, he never dreams he'll also want to win her with his love.
 


My Review:


Lord John Byron or Jack for his closed ones is a master at cards. He is never the one to bet too much or be swayed by luck. But one game changes his life forever. Now he is left with two option. Either seduce and marry the Cit's daughter or prison.

 Miss Grace Denvers is firmly on the shelf. She doesn't mind it as long has she has her passion. But a chance meeting with Jack leaves her wanting more. It's highly unlikely that a duke's brother might want anything from her. But every touch and glance by Jack leaves her breathless and wanting to throw caution into wind.

 When Jack suddenly realizes that the seducer has become the seduced, he must make sure to convince Grace of his love above his deceit. I was really excited about this book.

The blurb indicated a marriage of convenience plot. But it was the first time I'd seen a groom being blackmailed by the bride's father. It was new. That is until the novelty wore off.

The entire story was disappointing. I do agree that there were moments when I liked the book. But the majority of times I was either caught in disbelief or exaggerated. It is the first time ever that I disliked both the protagonists. I wish the author had taken time to develop the characters.

Jack was a rake with a good hand at cards. Also he could memorize things fast. That was the only trait his character had. His passion, hobbies, aversions weren't mentioned. Why would a girl like Grace fall in love with this aimless character? Lust, I can understand. But how love. She doesn't know anything about him.

 Grace was equally weird. She expressed her love within one third of the book. God knows how. The author just alludes to the supposed deep and connected conversations between Grace and Jack. I would have been really thrilled if she had penned a few. Also Grace is fickle. She decides she hates Jack, but marries him. She sees him kissing a lady, believes him when he implores he was innocent but still pushes him away. I couldn't for the life of me understand her decisions. They were fickle at best and diabolical at worst.

 Maybe it was the fact that I expected more, or the first 30 pages of the novel were promising. Whatever the reason I was soundly disappointed. I am intrigued by Edward. And probably I will take another chance on Warren and read his book. But I really can't say more.


My Rating:


I give this book 2 stars.



Chao,
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