The Secret To Seduction

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The Secret To Seduction ❴Read❵ ➬ The Secret To Seduction Author Julie Anne Long – Polishdarling.co.uk Wanton A vicar s daughter unafraid to control her fate, Sabrina Fairleigh arrives at an exclusive country soiree with marriage in mind How shocking and intriguing to discover her host is an infamous l Wanton A vicar s daughter unafraid to control her fate, Sabrina Fairleigh arrives at an exclusive country soiree with marriage in mind How shocking and intriguing to discover her host is an infamous ladies man known for his indecent and, ah, The Secret Kindle - inspiring poetry Wicked They call him The Libertine, and his poetry is just as scandalous and irresistible as he is But after one duel too many forces Rhys Gillray, Earl of Rawden, from lively London to his country estate, he s in desperate need of a cure for boredom And the proper but beautiful vicar s daughter seems like the perfect test of his sensual skillsWondrous With wit and wiliness, Rhys strips away Sabrina s defenses But as he teaches her pleasure, the emotional stakes of their sensual duel go beyond anything Rhys has ever known For deep in his past lies the missing clue to the crime that destroyed Sabrina s family And all The Libertine s seductive secrets may not be enough to save their future and their hearts.


10 thoughts on “The Secret To Seduction

  1. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    Ooh I really like the beginning of this book The way Lord Rawden is described, dark hair with light blue eyes and wearing a great coat great combo I am personally a huge fan of great coats but that aside Long has done a great job of giving her leading male character a powerful presence I don t even know his first name yet but boy howdy do I want to get to know him.Hot damn this is the kind of story I expected from Long after reading the first in this series I absolutely love how it s being Ooh I really like the beginning of this book The way Lord Rawden is described, dark hair with light blue eyes and wearing a great coat great combo I am personally a huge fan of great coats but that aside Long has done a great job of giving her leading male character a powerful presence I don t even know his first name yet but boy howdy do I want to get to know him.Hot damn this is the kind of story I expected from Long after reading the first in this series I absolutely love how it s being set up with Rhys the hunk in the overcoat I mentioned earlier and Sabrina to be in competition the competitive game seduction Bring on all the witty comebacks, startling discoveries, lingering looks, and loving I can handle Ms Long I know the storyline seems like one we ve all heard before, rake seduces virgin, but kudos to Long for putting a fresh spin on it This story felt very new and the main characters relationship felt like nothing I have read before.There are definitely some toe curling moments One of my favorites involved these two lines It wasn t I who lost control, Lord Rawden I believe it was I, in fact, who had it the entire time She watched him as the truth of this sank in Rhys froze, realizing it This is what you call saying the right thing at the right moment.I was little troubled , disappointed At how easily Sabrina accepted Rhys going to London and leaving her constantly without even a goodbye to her Thank god for Mrs Bailey though, great character This story really turned around for me from being a fun romp to being a serious heartfelt story after Rhys and Sabrina come together in the library the sex scene not the kissing one I felt Rhys struggle to not love his wife and Sabrina s yearning forthan she is getting from him Long did a wonderful job with taking their relationship slow and infusing it with beautiful emotional writing.The scene where Rhys is with Wyndham at The Velvet Glove playing cards and he thinks back to the last conversation he had with Sabrina where she said You just take was superb The atmosphere Long describes in contrast to Rhys inner thinking had my eyes watering for some reason Maybe I got so emotional when I read this part because I was utterly connected to Rhys and his floundering discovery of his love for his wife but didn t know exactly what to do with his personal emotions or hers.The connection of Rhys and the continuing story of how Sabrina and her sisters were divided up was ok but the last half almost felt like another book I appreciate the creativeness of Long to connect and wrap everything up, but I honestly could have done without it.The last two lines of this story had me grinning like a fool and I refuse to put them here because you just positively have to read them yourselves.As far as commenting on the series as a whole, the first and third books are frickinfantastic and the second one should never have existed I loved the original storyline in the first and where I thought it could go, however, the big mystery is solved in the first book The second book maybe has a chapter discussing the original storyline, nothing really needed there The third book deals with the problem of trying to locate the girl s mother Anna Holt and like I said before this part made it feel like a whole other book, like the author just tagged it on to make it fit into the series Anyway read the first and third book and you will understand all you need to for this series This book was a keeper for me and I just might go back and make the first book a keeper also.Ok so final rant, what the hell happened to John Carr from the first book I hate when authors introduce awesome characters and then never explain what happened to them There had better be a book coming out with John being the center of attention.A


  2. PoligirlReads PoligirlReads says:

    Julie Anne Long is fast becoming a favorite author of mine This was a great book, from start to finish I ve only read this final book in the series, so I ll need to go back and read the other two to find outabout the other sisters and Anna Holt.Both the hero and heroine are flawed, but completely likeable characters That s a hard thing to do, and to do well, and Long succeeds These characters show growth it is especially sweet to watch them slowly fall in love and development in ways Julie Anne Long is fast becoming a favorite author of mine This was a great book, from start to finish I ve only read this final book in the series, so I ll need to go back and read the other two to find outabout the other sisters and Anna Holt.Both the hero and heroine are flawed, but completely likeable characters That s a hard thing to do, and to do well, and Long succeeds These characters show growth it is especially sweet to watch them slowly fall in love and development in ways that don t seem utterly contrived When they fight, it makes sense, and when the reconcile, well, that makes sense too The secondary characters are really interesting as well, and I even found myself wanting to knowabout Morely.The poetry stuff was really an afterthought, which I wasthan fine with I don t have a lot of patience for reading about writers who are writing about writers who have writer s block Blech I m glad that the greater emphasis was placed on his reputation as a writer instead.A suggestion for Ms Long You like to use the word ironic A lot And frequently in an incorrect manner For your sake, and your readers, please back away slowly from the word ironic Every time you think you want to type the word, stop Just stop It s better this way Trust me


  3. Lorka Lorka says:

    What a great love story I don t know why I left it on my to be read shelf for so long This is book 3 in the series, and I actually did not read the first two books and I did not feel like it hindered me at all for not having read them.The best part about this book is the hero and heroine So very well developed So much was shown to us, instead of being told to us The chemistry was perfect, in my opinion There was quite a bit of bantering, bickering that led up to their first kiss but it What a great love story I don t know why I left it on my to be read shelf for so long This is book 3 in the series, and I actually did not read the first two books and I did not feel like it hindered me at all for not having read them.The best part about this book is the hero and heroine So very well developed So much was shown to us, instead of being told to us The chemistry was perfect, in my opinion There was quite a bit of bantering, bickering that led up to their first kiss but it was not done in a hateful, petty way They were both serious, mature, had a general dislike for each other The heroine was a very sheltered country girl but she did not come across as ignorant or backwards She was very reserved and quick to learn, but very genuine and honest with her feelings The hero had a lot of emotional baggage, and liked to provoke the heroine and was the one that fell hard for her, which was a great thing to watch happen There was a little murder mystery going on in the background, that I could have done without, but it was ok, not too crazy i m just not big into suspense, makes me nervous


  4. Elis Madison Elis Madison says:

    Premise Anna Holt was the much loved and deeply loving mistress of Richard Lockwood Together they had three daughters, Susannah, 3, Sylvie, 4, and Sabrina not much older One awful night Richard s good friend James Makepeace gave Anna the dreaded news Richard was dead and there s a witness who claims Anna was the killer James advises Anna to flee without her three tiny girls, since the authorities will be looking for a woman with three young girls James promises to see Anna s daughters ar Premise Anna Holt was the much loved and deeply loving mistress of Richard Lockwood Together they had three daughters, Susannah, 3, Sylvie, 4, and Sabrina not much older One awful night Richard s good friend James Makepeace gave Anna the dreaded news Richard was dead and there s a witness who claims Anna was the killer James advises Anna to flee without her three tiny girls, since the authorities will be looking for a woman with three young girls James promises to see Anna s daughters are cared for, and he ll let Anna know when it s safe to return Fast forward 20 years Poor Sabrina the eldest of the Holt girls She was sent off to be raised by a vicar, of all things The man was kind but always left Sabrina with a sense that he was waiting for her to screw up She grew up a pure and dutiful girl Her adoptive father s curate, one Geoffrey Gillray, says he hopes to become a missionary, with her as his helpmeet All they need is money from Geoffrey s cousin, Rhys Gillray, Earl of Rawden, also known as The Libertine Fortunately, Rawden s nose hasn t fallen off just yet sorry, Johnny So Sabrina is game to attend a house party at the Rawden estates with a good friend, gadfly Mary Capstraw, to help persuade Rawden to support Geoffrey s cause Do you see it coming Good Because that s pretty much the way it works Rhys Gillray is struggling with intense ennui, and the smug, self righteous little virgin under his roof presents a challenge He s way too smart and she s way too na ve to deal with the seduction when it comes and then they re busted Caught swapping tonsils and various other anatomical bits by Sabrina s vicar father, no less there s not much choice Despite being a virgin, Sabrina is a bitwoman than Rhys has ever experienced before But he s still a jerk, so he has to treat her like crap for a few chapters until he realizes that he really wants TRANSCENDANT SEX the kind of sex that ties into the heart strings and really, really blows his tiny, useless mind Who knew that LOVE might make SEX that much better Not this dumbass.And then he has an even bigger problem Yes, behind Rhys s wealth there s a really nasty, earth shaking secret that will make Sabrina hate him And seems the facts just won t lie low He makes some really dumb decisions before he faces the Inevitable And by then he s burned a buttload of bridges This is a fine tie off to the trilogy, and a fair complement to Beauty and the spy


  5. LuvGirl LuvGirl says:

    2.5 stars This was a book that I picked back up after putting it down a while ago Okay read, nothing spectacular The romance between the H H was nice to watch The banter and seduction was entertaining The book ran out of steam towards the end The mystery didn t really appeal to me I would have loved to seedone with the hero s mistress causing problems since he seemed so infatuated with her at first I would have preferred that over all the other conflict that took place It was actu 2.5 stars This was a book that I picked back up after putting it down a while ago Okay read, nothing spectacular The romance between the H H was nice to watch The banter and seduction was entertaining The book ran out of steam towards the end The mystery didn t really appeal to me I would have loved to seedone with the hero s mistress causing problems since he seemed so infatuated with her at first I would have preferred that over all the other conflict that took place It was actually a bummer to see thatwasn t done with her as it was his infatuation with the other woman and her voice in the beginning that made the book so interesting Also this one seem not to have as much dept as JAL other books


  6. Keri Keri says:

    I disliked Rhyes for most of this book and wish we could have had a bitof an ending.


  7. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This would VERY easily have gotten 5 stars if it were half the length and not part of a trilogy.


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    Julie Anne Long put together a satisfying conclusion to the Holt Sisters Trilogy And I still need MOAR JAL There was a lot about this book that I shouldn t have liked but totally did Why do you do this to me, JAL Why Both Sabrina and Rhys had their eyes on other people for various reasons , and so the their relationship was super slow to begin Slooooow.Sabrina was almost painfully green, though, which provided a counterpoint for Rhys The Libertine and his constant need to be enter Julie Anne Long put together a satisfying conclusion to the Holt Sisters Trilogy And I still need MOAR JAL There was a lot about this book that I shouldn t have liked but totally did Why do you do this to me, JAL Why Both Sabrina and Rhys had their eyes on other people for various reasons , and so the their relationship was super slow to begin Slooooow.Sabrina was almost painfully green, though, which provided a counterpoint for Rhys The Libertine and his constant need to be entertained or to seduce He s not all that likable at first, but I think his growing attraction and later, attachment to Sabrina really helped And in many ways, Rhys cracked open the cocoon Sabrina held herself in There was a lotto Sabrina than even Sabrina knew, but Rhys found a way to draw it out And not just through seduction and sex Even though both of those happen, obviously As you might suspect, the sisters find a way to be together, and many things come to light, including who was really behind the murder of the ladies father, the rest of the players that made it happen, and what actually happened to Anna Holt.And while I like the rift that happened between Rhys and Sabrina toward the end and also how hard Rhys fell , I don t feel like I got enough of their reconciliation I wantedat the end I also wanted to seeof Rhys s housekeeper It seemed like a small thread was opened with her and never quite closed.Still The Secret to Seduction was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, and now I needJulie Anne Long in my life again


  9. kris kris says:

    Over dramatic secret from the past comes back to destroy the burgeoning happiness of the scandalously married pair of near opposites Haven t I read this book before


  10. ARomanceLover ARomanceLover says:

    Superb


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10 thoughts on “The Secret To Seduction

  1. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    Ooh I really like the beginning of this book The way Lord Rawden is described, dark hair with light blue eyes and wearing a great coat great combo I am personally a huge fan of great coats but that aside Long has done a great job of giving her leading male character a powerful presence I don t even know his first name yet but boy howdy do I want to get to know him.Hot damn this is the kind of story I expected from Long after reading the first in this series I absolutely love how it s being Ooh I really like the beginning of this book The way Lord Rawden is described, dark hair with light blue eyes and wearing a great coat great combo I am personally a huge fan of great coats but that aside Long has done a great job of giving her leading male character a powerful presence I don t even know his first name yet but boy howdy do I want to get to know him.Hot damn this is the kind of story I expected from Long after reading the first in this series I absolutely love how it s being set up with Rhys the hunk in the overcoat I mentioned earlier and Sabrina to be in competition the competitive game seduction Bring on all the witty comebacks, startling discoveries, lingering looks, and loving I can handle Ms Long I know the storyline seems like one we ve all heard before, rake seduces virgin, but kudos to Long for putting a fresh spin on it This story felt very new and the main characters relationship felt like nothing I have read before.There are definitely some toe curling moments One of my favorites involved these two lines It wasn t I who lost control, Lord Rawden I believe it was I, in fact, who had it the entire time She watched him as the truth of this sank in Rhys froze, realizing it This is what you call saying the right thing at the right moment.I was little troubled , disappointed At how easily Sabrina accepted Rhys going to London and leaving her constantly without even a goodbye to her Thank god for Mrs Bailey though, great character This story really turned around for me from being a fun romp to being a serious heartfelt story after Rhys and Sabrina come together in the library the sex scene not the kissing one I felt Rhys struggle to not love his wife and Sabrina s yearning forthan she is getting from him Long did a wonderful job with taking their relationship slow and infusing it with beautiful emotional writing.The scene where Rhys is with Wyndham at The Velvet Glove playing cards and he thinks back to the last conversation he had with Sabrina where she said You just take was superb The atmosphere Long describes in contrast to Rhys inner thinking had my eyes watering for some reason Maybe I got so emotional when I read this part because I was utterly connected to Rhys and his floundering discovery of his love for his wife but didn t know exactly what to do with his personal emotions or hers.The connection of Rhys and the continuing story of how Sabrina and her sisters were divided up was ok but the last half almost felt like another book I appreciate the creativeness of Long to connect and wrap everything up, but I honestly could have done without it.The last two lines of this story had me grinning like a fool and I refuse to put them here because you just positively have to read them yourselves.As far as commenting on the series as a whole, the first and third books are frickinfantastic and the second one should never have existed I loved the original storyline in the first and where I thought it could go, however, the big mystery is solved in the first book The second book maybe has a chapter discussing the original storyline, nothing really needed there The third book deals with the problem of trying to locate the girl s mother Anna Holt and like I said before this part made it feel like a whole other book, like the author just tagged it on to make it fit into the series Anyway read the first and third book and you will understand all you need to for this series This book was a keeper for me and I just might go back and make the first book a keeper also.Ok so final rant, what the hell happened to John Carr from the first book I hate when authors introduce awesome characters and then never explain what happened to them There had better be a book coming out with John being the center of attention.A


  2. PoligirlReads PoligirlReads says:

    Julie Anne Long is fast becoming a favorite author of mine This was a great book, from start to finish I ve only read this final book in the series, so I ll need to go back and read the other two to find outabout the other sisters and Anna Holt.Both the hero and heroine are flawed, but completely likeable characters That s a hard thing to do, and to do well, and Long succeeds These characters show growth it is especially sweet to watch them slowly fall in love and development in ways Julie Anne Long is fast becoming a favorite author of mine This was a great book, from start to finish I ve only read this final book in the series, so I ll need to go back and read the other two to find outabout the other sisters and Anna Holt.Both the hero and heroine are flawed, but completely likeable characters That s a hard thing to do, and to do well, and Long succeeds These characters show growth it is especially sweet to watch them slowly fall in love and development in ways that don t seem utterly contrived When they fight, it makes sense, and when the reconcile, well, that makes sense too The secondary characters are really interesting as well, and I even found myself wanting to knowabout Morely.The poetry stuff was really an afterthought, which I wasthan fine with I don t have a lot of patience for reading about writers who are writing about writers who have writer s block Blech I m glad that the greater emphasis was placed on his reputation as a writer instead.A suggestion for Ms Long You like to use the word ironic A lot And frequently in an incorrect manner For your sake, and your readers, please back away slowly from the word ironic Every time you think you want to type the word, stop Just stop It s better this way Trust me


  3. Lorka Lorka says:

    What a great love story I don t know why I left it on my to be read shelf for so long This is book 3 in the series, and I actually did not read the first two books and I did not feel like it hindered me at all for not having read them.The best part about this book is the hero and heroine So very well developed So much was shown to us, instead of being told to us The chemistry was perfect, in my opinion There was quite a bit of bantering, bickering that led up to their first kiss but it What a great love story I don t know why I left it on my to be read shelf for so long This is book 3 in the series, and I actually did not read the first two books and I did not feel like it hindered me at all for not having read them.The best part about this book is the hero and heroine So very well developed So much was shown to us, instead of being told to us The chemistry was perfect, in my opinion There was quite a bit of bantering, bickering that led up to their first kiss but it was not done in a hateful, petty way They were both serious, mature, had a general dislike for each other The heroine was a very sheltered country girl but she did not come across as ignorant or backwards She was very reserved and quick to learn, but very genuine and honest with her feelings The hero had a lot of emotional baggage, and liked to provoke the heroine and was the one that fell hard for her, which was a great thing to watch happen There was a little murder mystery going on in the background, that I could have done without, but it was ok, not too crazy i m just not big into suspense, makes me nervous


  4. Elis Madison Elis Madison says:

    Premise Anna Holt was the much loved and deeply loving mistress of Richard Lockwood Together they had three daughters, Susannah, 3, Sylvie, 4, and Sabrina not much older One awful night Richard s good friend James Makepeace gave Anna the dreaded news Richard was dead and there s a witness who claims Anna was the killer James advises Anna to flee without her three tiny girls, since the authorities will be looking for a woman with three young girls James promises to see Anna s daughters ar Premise Anna Holt was the much loved and deeply loving mistress of Richard Lockwood Together they had three daughters, Susannah, 3, Sylvie, 4, and Sabrina not much older One awful night Richard s good friend James Makepeace gave Anna the dreaded news Richard was dead and there s a witness who claims Anna was the killer James advises Anna to flee without her three tiny girls, since the authorities will be looking for a woman with three young girls James promises to see Anna s daughters are cared for, and he ll let Anna know when it s safe to return Fast forward 20 years Poor Sabrina the eldest of the Holt girls She was sent off to be raised by a vicar, of all things The man was kind but always left Sabrina with a sense that he was waiting for her to screw up She grew up a pure and dutiful girl Her adoptive father s curate, one Geoffrey Gillray, says he hopes to become a missionary, with her as his helpmeet All they need is money from Geoffrey s cousin, Rhys Gillray, Earl of Rawden, also known as The Libertine Fortunately, Rawden s nose hasn t fallen off just yet sorry, Johnny So Sabrina is game to attend a house party at the Rawden estates with a good friend, gadfly Mary Capstraw, to help persuade Rawden to support Geoffrey s cause Do you see it coming Good Because that s pretty much the way it works Rhys Gillray is struggling with intense ennui, and the smug, self righteous little virgin under his roof presents a challenge He s way too smart and she s way too na ve to deal with the seduction when it comes and then they re busted Caught swapping tonsils and various other anatomical bits by Sabrina s vicar father, no less there s not much choice Despite being a virgin, Sabrina is a bitwoman than Rhys has ever experienced before But he s still a jerk, so he has to treat her like crap for a few chapters until he realizes that he really wants TRANSCENDANT SEX the kind of sex that ties into the heart strings and really, really blows his tiny, useless mind Who knew that LOVE might make SEX that much better Not this dumbass.And then he has an even bigger problem Yes, behind Rhys s wealth there s a really nasty, earth shaking secret that will make Sabrina hate him And seems the facts just won t lie low He makes some really dumb decisions before he faces the Inevitable And by then he s burned a buttload of bridges This is a fine tie off to the trilogy, and a fair complement to Beauty and the spy


  5. LuvGirl LuvGirl says:

    2.5 stars This was a book that I picked back up after putting it down a while ago Okay read, nothing spectacular The romance between the H H was nice to watch The banter and seduction was entertaining The book ran out of steam towards the end The mystery didn t really appeal to me I would have loved to seedone with the hero s mistress causing problems since he seemed so infatuated with her at first I would have preferred that over all the other conflict that took place It was actu 2.5 stars This was a book that I picked back up after putting it down a while ago Okay read, nothing spectacular The romance between the H H was nice to watch The banter and seduction was entertaining The book ran out of steam towards the end The mystery didn t really appeal to me I would have loved to seedone with the hero s mistress causing problems since he seemed so infatuated with her at first I would have preferred that over all the other conflict that took place It was actually a bummer to see thatwasn t done with her as it was his infatuation with the other woman and her voice in the beginning that made the book so interesting Also this one seem not to have as much dept as JAL other books


  6. Keri Keri says:

    I disliked Rhyes for most of this book and wish we could have had a bitof an ending.


  7. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This would VERY easily have gotten 5 stars if it were half the length and not part of a trilogy.


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    Julie Anne Long put together a satisfying conclusion to the Holt Sisters Trilogy And I still need MOAR JAL There was a lot about this book that I shouldn t have liked but totally did Why do you do this to me, JAL Why Both Sabrina and Rhys had their eyes on other people for various reasons , and so the their relationship was super slow to begin Slooooow.Sabrina was almost painfully green, though, which provided a counterpoint for Rhys The Libertine and his constant need to be enter Julie Anne Long put together a satisfying conclusion to the Holt Sisters Trilogy And I still need MOAR JAL There was a lot about this book that I shouldn t have liked but totally did Why do you do this to me, JAL Why Both Sabrina and Rhys had their eyes on other people for various reasons , and so the their relationship was super slow to begin Slooooow.Sabrina was almost painfully green, though, which provided a counterpoint for Rhys The Libertine and his constant need to be entertained or to seduce He s not all that likable at first, but I think his growing attraction and later, attachment to Sabrina really helped And in many ways, Rhys cracked open the cocoon Sabrina held herself in There was a lotto Sabrina than even Sabrina knew, but Rhys found a way to draw it out And not just through seduction and sex Even though both of those happen, obviously As you might suspect, the sisters find a way to be together, and many things come to light, including who was really behind the murder of the ladies father, the rest of the players that made it happen, and what actually happened to Anna Holt.And while I like the rift that happened between Rhys and Sabrina toward the end and also how hard Rhys fell , I don t feel like I got enough of their reconciliation I wantedat the end I also wanted to seeof Rhys s housekeeper It seemed like a small thread was opened with her and never quite closed.Still The Secret to Seduction was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, and now I needJulie Anne Long in my life again


  9. kris kris says:

    Over dramatic secret from the past comes back to destroy the burgeoning happiness of the scandalously married pair of near opposites Haven t I read this book before


  10. ARomanceLover ARomanceLover says:

    Superb


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