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Seduction Becomes Her

by Shirlee Busbee

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I enjoyed this book I like the paranormal and suspense aspects of the story the characters were well fleshed out and the romance was solid ( )
  Fairydragonstar | Mar 30, 2013 |
I actually enjoyed "Seduction Becomes Her" by Shirlee Busbee. I'm not sure why I'm so surprised as I read "Scandal Becomes Her" and enjoyed that one too. Ms Busbee's books are historicals that contain a bit of the supernatural. In this book, it was ghosts, both evil and good, and the return of a past villain. I didn't have a hard time figuring out the villain (since he was also in her last book), but there was another mystery that wasn't too hard to figure out once the clues were all presented. The paranormal elements take a more active role in her books and I don't mind that at all. I'm not sure I can explain it, but her books have a different 'feel' than most historicals. I've tried to pinpoint why and maybe someone else can enlighten me, but I do enjoy them so I'm not gonna let it worry me!!

The hero in this book is Charles who we met in her last book. Charles isn't a bad guy...but he's no angel either. He's mostly recovered from the events of the last book where his evil stepmother (sorry all you good stepmothers out there) and psychotic murderer of a half-brother were killed...maybe. His evil half-brother fell down into a cavern under a dungeon after being shot twice, but his body was never found, even after a rigorous search. Charles has done all he can to come to grips and go on with his life but he feels unsettled. He decides to check in on some of his half-brother's old pals and is disturbed when one of them writes him with news of two women's mutilated bodies. Charles decides to go investigate himself. While visiting this erstwhile 'friend', he's called upon to rescue a woman trapped by a rockslide in an oceanside cave. In the course of the rescue, they become trapped for two nights. Of course this results in an engagement to save her name. Charles quickly realizes that this woman, Daphne, is exactly what he would have chosen...he's not at all disturbed by the thought of marrying her. In fact, he wishes his wedding night would hurry up and get here!!

Daphne has given up all hope of marrying. She has taken care of her younger brother and sister since the death of their parents and truly feels more like a mother than a sister to the two of them. When her brother comes into a surprising inheritance, the three of them gleefully flee their meager existence in London for Cornwall. When his inheritance turns out to be more than just 'comfortable', Daphne is thrilled for her siblings and begins to dream of ways to have them 'accepted' into London society. While exploring the inheritance, she becomes trapped by a landslide in a cave. Her rescuer is very handsome, but also very commanding. It's been quite a while since anyone has commanded Daphne and she's not at all happy about it. Then again, the strange feelings he engenders in her have her very confused.

I probably gave away alot of the plot, but really that's just the first bit. There's plenty more. Mysterious ghost sightings, secret passageways, villainous relatives, really hot sex, a local witch, and a displaced inheritor spice up the plot of this interesting novel. I'll be looking for her next release (no word as yet on title or date) which will hopefully continue with the third heroes story! ( )
  jjmachshev | Aug 17, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0821780263, Paperback)

Set against the breathtaking cliffs of England's Cornwall Coast during the Regency era, New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee delivers a sumptuous novel of an unexpected fortune, secrets, and the magic of love...

Love Hides In The Most Surprising Places

As guardian to her two young siblings after her parents' death, Daphne Beaumont struggles to make ends meet. But when Daphne's brother suddenly inherits a sizable estate from a distant relative, they are able to leave their hardscrabble existence in London behind and start a prosperous new life in Cornwall. Devoted to her charges, Daphne believes marriage is not in her future despite her newfound wealth and striking beauty--until she meets the intriguing Charles Weston...

A long-buried secret brings Charles to Cornwall, where he encounters the alluring Daphne while walking on the beach. When a sudden rockslide strands the two in a cave, their shared captivity is sure to invite scandal. Charles knows he must act honorably and propose to Daphne--an easy prospect for him considering he has fallen for her. The real challenge now lies in Charles winning Daphne's heart--and showing her how wonderful love's spell can be...

Praise for Shirlee Busbee and Scandal Becomes Her...

"A delightful romance--altogether a wonderful book."--Roberta Gellis

"A scandalously delicious read that left me wanting more!"--Bertrice Small

"One of the best romantic writers of our time."--Affaire de Coeur

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Daphne believes marriage is not in her future... until she is stranded with the intriguing Charles, and he honorably propses to her. Can he win her love... or must he be satisfied with her attentions in bed?

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