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Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown

Seduction by Design

by Sandra Brown, Erin St. Claire

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I was really bored by this. Abandoning it. ( )
  lydiasbooks | Jan 17, 2018 |
Hailey Ashton (Serendipity Amusement Park 'Director of Guest Relations') meets hero Tyler Scott after his 11-year-old daughter (Faith) locks herself in the ladies room after she gets stung by a bee. Hailey eventually gets the girl to come out and befriends her. Then Hailey learns that Tyler is the owner of the amusement park and her long absent boss (whom she has never met before). Tyler makes it clear very soon that he is interested in Hailey and plans to seduce her. At first Hailey is mad and suggests if he tries anything she will claim sexual harassment. But Tyler is handsome and charming and he begins to grow on Hailey.

Hailey is twenty-eight and she doesn’t think very highly of herself. Her sister Ellen is the beauty of the family. Ellen is impulsive, fun, and sexy. Hailey is sensible, reliable, and unattractive (or so she thinks). When she was young she wore braces and glasses and was tall and gawky. She thinks Tyler is interested in her only as a free baby-sitter for his daughter. But she couldn’t be more wrong.

Tyler (in his late 30’s) was married years ago to Monica…they were married and had Faith but divorced soon afterwards. Faith was living with Monica until she died in a boating accident a few months ago. Now Faith is living with Tyler and he is adjusting to being a full-time parent.

I really enjoyed this book. It was dated (from the 80’s) but that was part of the book’s charm. With references to 80’s stars and fads, (Pac-Man, Stevie Nicks's permed hair-do, etc). I liked the hero Tyler. At first he seemed a bit domineering but he grew on me. I liked his sweet daughter Faith. Hailey was a good heroine. Hailey and Tyler had good chemistry. I also liked the setting of the amusement park.

A fun, romantic oldie by Sandra Brown. ( )
  SandraLynne | Mar 6, 2017 |
Previously published under the name Erin St. Claire in the early 1980s, SBD is a steamy but sweet love story. By today's standards, Tyler Scott would be considered a chauvinist who deserved a harassment suit; and Hailey Ashton would be a spineless, indecisive ice princess. However, the story works. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Mindless drivel; fluff. ( )
  Amazon_books | Jun 5, 2007 |
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To the world, executive Hailey Ashton is a woman on her way up. Few know that beneath this facade is a woman who leads a life of quiet emptiness in the shadow of her gorgeous sister. Then she meets Tyler Scott, her wealthy, self-assured new boss and the single father of a young girl. Tyler wants Hailey in his arms and in his daughter's life. Hailey tongs to be the chic and savvy woman she thinks Tyler needs. But they're both about to find out that relationships don't happen on demand-that trust must be earned...and that family members have agendas of their own that can challenge what a woman thinks, who she is, and whom she loves.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446603104, Mass Market Paperback)

Hailey Ashton is devoted to her challenging job at the Serendipity Amusement Park. But Hailey's tough exterior hides a fragile self-image that dashes any hopes of a love life. Until a minor emergency brings her into contact with Tyler Scott.

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Successful but deeply lacking in confidence, Hailey Ashton has had little luck with men, but when the irritating and handsome new owner of the amusement park where she works arrives on the scene, she begins to discover an inner strength and beauty she never knew she had.… (more)

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