Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Review: A hint of Seduction - Amelia Grey

His horse isn't the only thing she's going to steal... John Fines, the Fifth Earl of Chatwin, is racing his horse in Hyde Park when he almost runs down a beautiful and alluring young woman. Lady Catherine Reynolds doesn't have time to dally about with infatuations- she's on a quest to find her real father. And when John is mesmerized by her, she takes up the opportunity to steal his horse right from under him, leaving behind a trail of gossip. Everyone in the town believes that Catherine has come to London to find a husband, but what she really needs is an ally who can help her uncover the truth. The dashing Lord Chatwin would have been the perfect gentleman to help her, if only she hadn't stolen his horse... and his heart.

My thoughts:
I really do enjoy Amelia Grey's books, they are just sweeter somehow. And in this book the heroine did something shocking, she did not do the whole "let's not tell the truth just yet dance" when it came to that later in the book. Finally, a heroine with her head on her shoulder.

Catherine was a nice and innocent heroine. Perfectly likable. While John is of course a bit of a rake who belonged to the terrible threesome, the men who would not marry (and then they all did ;). It's not love at first sights, it's like, it's lust, it's realization.

While Catherine's sister tried to marry her off, she tried to find her real father. So there is that, and of course the mmm does not Earl Chatwin look mighty fine today ;)

Conclusion:
Sweet, adorable and just light light light. This is how I like HR. I can close the book with a smile on my lips.

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Mass Market, 320 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by "Sourcebooks Casablanca" (first published September 7th 2004)
Historical romance
For review

44 comments:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I do love a light historical romance that leaves a smile on your face. how have I not read this author? Adding her to my list!

Unknown said...

YEAH! I picked this one up and was hoping it was fun :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Sweet, adorable and light sounds great.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Awe this sounds like fun. I love when they leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy :)

Jenny said...

"And in this book the heroine did something shocking, she did not do the whole "let's not tell the truth just yet dance"

YES! You have no idea how happy that makes me! Nothing causes me more stress when reading than a character who keeps something they shouldn't to themselves. So glad that's not the case here:)

Blodeuedd said...

Haha. yes it always annoys me.
Oh no, she lies bleeding cos she was stabbed cos you did not tell her that secret.

Oh no, he fell down that hidden well cos no one told him the seeeecret.

And so forth

Blodeuedd said...

I like her books, so sweet and light :D She does have few out :)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay, I hope you think it's sweet too

Blodeuedd said...

it sure does

Blodeuedd said...

I do love the feeling :)

Yvonne said...

I love your description of the heroine. Those lies for no good reason drive me crazy too. LOL

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

An innocent heroine and a rake in a nice, light, angst-free book. Really? Yes, please!

Blodeuedd said...

I know they are there for the story but they make no sense

Blodeuedd said...

Haha yes I know they are all innocent and rakes but at least they were not stupid about it

Melliane said...

I should try this author, it sounds like a nice HR. Cute one.

Karen said...

Sounds fun. I like the lighter historical romances.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, you convinced me. Your last line did me in. I love closing a book with a smile on my face. :D

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am all about reading books and ending with a smile during the winter!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

These sound like lovely, relaxing reads. :)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I've not read her yet. I like the ones that leave you smiling :)

Carole Rae said...

After I'm done with the two books I'm reading I'm going to need something light and fluffy. haha

Unknown said...

I also like HR that leaves you with a smile on your lips. It doesn't always have to be intense or overly emotional, sometimes light is good. Glad you had fun with this one!

Chris said...

*waves, shivering*

Blodeuedd said...

I love cute

Blodeuedd said...

I too :)

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi me too :D But then who doesn't

Blodeuedd said...

That sure is needed in winter

Blodeuedd said...

Those are so needed sometimes

Blodeuedd said...

Yay for smiles

Blodeuedd said...

They are heavy, emotional and sad?

Blodeuedd said...

Yes sometimes just light is good, all that drama llama and everything else is good but not always needed :)

Blodeuedd said...

*sends warm winds from Finland*
....never thought I would say that

BookaholicCat said...

I wantz! I wantz! I wantz!!!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like I need to read it!

Chris said...

Seriously.

Blodeuedd said...

wantssssssssssss my preciousssss

Blodeuedd said...

Yup you do

Blodeuedd said...

And I am supposed to live close--ish to the arctic circle

Silvia said...

I love when when a book gives me that smile. And, since I particularly love historical romances, I'll be sure to check this one out!
Thanks for the lovely suggestion :)

Blodeuedd said...

They are always fun to read, just so relaxing

Lexi said...

Her books are sweet, good for a quick afternoon read.

Blodeuedd said...

That they are

Aurian said...

Lovely review, now I want to read it.

Blodeuedd said...

:)

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